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Cyclone Tauktae likely to intensify into 'very severe cyclonic' storm: IMD

  New Delhi: The depression in the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" on May 17 and cross the Gujarat coast a day later, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. The weather condition has intensified into a deep...

MoF wants staffs of banks and insurance companies to be vaccinated on priority

  New Delhi: The ministry of finance(MoF) has asked the state governments and union territories to provide Covid-19 vaccination to the employees of banks and insurance companies on a priority basis.  In a recent letter to the chief secretaries of state government Madnesh Mishra, joint secretary,...

Cyclone Tauktae: NDRF teams deployed in five states

Disaster & Management, Eco/Invest/Demography       May 14, 2021

  New Delhi: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is well prepared ahead of Cyclone Tauktae striking the coasts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra, NDRF officials said on Friday. "#CycloneTauktae UPDATE- 53 #NDRF teams committed, 24 teams pre-deployment, 29 teams standby-ready for 5 states...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Govt working in war-footing mode to fight second wave of COVID-19: PM Modi

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 14, 2021

  New Delhi: Stating that the country is fighting an invisible enemy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government is working in war-footing mode to fight the second wave of COVID-19 and expressed confidence in winning the battle. Addressing a video conference on the...

India's stock market isn't pricing in full covid lockdown

  India’s Covid-19 crisis has so far failed to spark a deep stock selloff like that seen last year, and some asset managers point to less stringent curbs on activity as one factor at least for now. Even as the nation reports more than 300,000 confirmed...

States gear up to tackle Covid-19 in villages with online consultations, surveillance committees

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 13, 2021

  New Delhi: As the Covid wave gradually shifts to rural areas, several states are gearing up to check its spread through self-proclaimed lockdowns by Panchayati Raj institutions, creating a database of migrants and providing free online medical consultation to the sick. The initiatives have been...

COVID-19 kills more than 4,000 Indians amid clamour for vaccines

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 13, 2021

  New Delhi: India recorded more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day on Thursday as infections stayed below 400,000, and extended the interval between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to up to 16 weeks amid a dire shortage of shots in the country....

Government pro-actively looking for action on WhatsApp privacy rules issue: MeitY official

  New Delhi: The government is "pro-actively" looking at best possible options around WhatsApp new privacy rules, a senior Ministry of Electronics and IT official said on Thursday. WhatsApp had set May 15 for its users to accept a change in privacy policy but later scrapped...

RBI tells lenders to re-consider ties with crypto exchanges, traders

  Mumbai: India's central bank is informally urging lenders to cut ties with cryptocurrency exchanges and traders as the highly speculative market booms, despite a Supreme Court ruling that banks can work with the industry, three sources told Reuters The guidance comes as India is crafting...

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