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Bird flu erupts in Rajasthan, government alert

Suspected cases of bird flu have been reported from Rajasthan’s Jaipur. Notably, eight crows have reportedly died of bird flu and were found on the banks of the Man Sagar Lake near Jal Mahal on Sunday. The dead crows were picked up by the officials of the animal husbandry department for investigations. After an order...

Matter of pride for Indians as vaccines ‘Made in India’: PM Modi

Moments after the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved two COVID-19 vaccines for restricted emergency use, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it will accelerate the journey to a healthier and COVID-free nation. He also said that the vaccines are a matter of pride for Indians as they are ‘Made in India’. PM Modi tweets...

India approves two COVID-19 vaccines for “restricted emergency use”

In a major development, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Sunday granted “restricted emergency use” authorisation to the vaccines being manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech. The move comes at a time when COVID-19 cases in the country have already crossed 1.03 crore and the death toll is nearing...

Daily surge in COVID-19 cases dips to 18,177, recoveries nearing 1 cr

The health ministry on Sunday informed that 18,177 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.03 crore. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

Ex-cricketer & BCCI president Sourav Ganguly suffers heart attack, undergoes angioplasty

Former India cricket captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly underwent an angioplasty on Saturday. Ganguly, who was admitted to Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata after he complained of chest pain, is currently stable, Dr. Aftab Khan told the media. “Sourav Ganguly has undergone angioplasty and is stable now. He will be monitored for 24 hours and...

Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee’s executive panel formation delayed again

The formation of the new executive committee of the Pradesh Congress which was to be done by December 31 last year could not be completed. The Pradesh Congress president Govind Singh Dotasara and the AICC General Secretary, Ajey Maken had a meeting in Delhi to finalise the list of persons to be inducted in the...

2 Rajasthan IAS officers among top 50 bureaucrats of the country in new survey

Two senior IAS officers of the Rajasthan cadre are among the top 50 IAS officers rated for their efficiency. A survey conducted by the magazine Fame India enlisted 5,200 IAS officers across the country and used different parameters under which the evaluation was done. Some of the parameters were excellence in governance, vision, excellence in...

COVID vaccine will be free for healthcare workers: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said the COVID-19 vaccine will be provided free of cost to healthcare workers across the country. “In the first phase, free #vaccine shall be provided across the nation to most prioritized beneficiaries that include 1 crore healthcare & 2 crore frontline workers. Details of how further 27 cr...

SEBI fines Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani Rs40 crore fine

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday imposed a fine of Rs40 crore on Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and its Chairman & Managing Director Mukesh Ambani. Two other companies were also fined. The fine was imposed for the alleged manipulation of shares of Reliance Petroleum Ltd (RPL) in November 2007. SEBI imposed...

4 more people found infected with UK coronavirus strain

The tally of people infected with the new strain of coronavirus first detected in the UK is on the rise in India. Four fresh cases of the new strain of coronavirus have been detected in India. Following the surge, the total tally of people who returned from the UK and were found infected with the...

Panel clears AstraZeneeca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, DCGI to take final call

An expert panel of the Indian regulator has given its nod for the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. The recommendation will be sent to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) that will take a final call on the subject. Notably, Pune-based Serum Institute of India is manufacturing the...

GST collection hits all-time high of 1.15 lakh crore

In what is an indication of the strong festive demand and recovery in the economy, the Union government on Friday announced that Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections touched a record high of over Rs 1.15 lakh crore in December. It is the highest since the new tax regime was imposed by the Modi government...