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Gujarat, Kerala & TN top FSSAI food safety index for 2020-21

Health, Policy       Sep 20, 2021

  New Delhi: Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have topped an index that ranks states on food safety parameters for the 2020-21 year, according to an FSSAI report unveiled by Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday. The index ranks states on five parameters of food safety:...

Expected Centre to transfer unutilised crowd sourced amount to rare diseases fund: HC

Health, Policy       Sep 20, 2021

  New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday said that it expected the Centre to take steps to transfer the unutilised amount of over Rs 63 crore, lying with the Kerala High Court after it was collected from the general public for the treatment of a...

NGT directs Maharashtra to deposit Rs 1 crore as interim compensation for restoration of water quality near Trimbakeshwar

  New Delhi, Sept 21: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed Maharashtra to deposit a sum of Rs 1 crore as interim compensation with the district collector for restoration of water quality of the river Trimbakeshwar in Maharashtra's Nasik district. The NGT asked the state Chief...

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Law on population control will be brought 'at right time': UP CM

Eco/Invest/Demography       Sep 20, 2021

  Lucnow, Sept 21: The state government will bring a law for population control ''at the right time'', Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday. In July, a draft bill on population control was put up on the website of the Uttar Pradesh Law...

Road length rises 17 pc to 6.39 mln km, registered vehicles 41pc in 2015-19

Eco/Invest/Demography, Risk Management       Sep 20, 2021

  New Delhi: The number of registered vehicles in India rose by 41 per cent to 296 million in 2019 from 210 million in 2015, according to the Road Transport and Highways ministry data. While total road length rose 17 per cent to 6.39 million km...

India govt won't buy Pfizer, Moderna vaccines amid local output -sources

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Sep 20, 2021

  New Delhi: India's government will not buy COVID-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, three government sources told Reuters, mainly because domestic output of more affordable and easier-to-store vaccines has jumped https://www.reuters.com/world/india/how-india-flipped-its-vaccine-fortunes-2021-09-21. That essentially means the globally popular vaccines, which their makers have pledged not to...

Billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani

Adani calls for global unity in managing climate crisis

Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy       Sep 20, 2021

 New Delhi,Sept 21: Billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani, whose coal mine project in Queensland, Australia has come under climate controversy,on Tuesday called for implications of Covid-19 in India, the relevance of country's democratic system for doing business and the need for global unity in managing climate...

EPFO adds 14.65 lakh members in July, up 31 pc over June

  New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO recorded net new enrolments of 14.65 lakh in July, 31.28 per cent higher than 11.16 lakh in June this year, giving a perspective of formal sector employment in the country. The provisional payroll data of EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund...

Market selloff: Investors lose Rs 5.31 lakh cr in two days

Mumbai: Investors' wealth has tumbled by Rs 5,31,261.2 crore in two days of equity market decline amid a bearish trend overseas. Sliding for the second consecutive session on Monday, the 30-share BSE benchmark Sensex plunged 524.96 points or 0.89 per cent to close at 58,490.93....

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