India

WTC Loss: Virat Kohli says will bring in “right people with right mindset to perform”

India skipper Virat Kohli has expressed displeasure at some players for not showing the right intent to score runs that put pressure on the team resulting in the loss in the World Test Championship final. Notably, Cheteshwar Pujara scored 8 runs off 54 balls in the first innings and consumed 35 balls for his first...

Covid-19 Delta Plus variant raises concern; Centre tells states to ramp up testing, tracing, vaccination

The mutated strain of Covid-19, listed as variant of concern, can spread faster and may potentially reduce monoclonal antibody response New Delhi: India has been witnessing a steady decline in fresh cases of Covid-19, but the emergence of the Delta Plus variant is triggering concern among health experts. On Tuesday, there were 50,848 case of...

India received $64 billion in FDI last year; fifth-highest in the world

India received a foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow of $64 billion in 2020, making it the fifth-largest recipient in the world. It is a significant surge as compared to $51 billion received in 2019, according to the World Investment Report 2021 released on Monday by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). India was...

Covid-19 cases drop further: India reports 60,753 new cases and 1,647 deaths

Recovery rate at 96.2% New Delhi: The number of new cases of Covid-19 in the country continues to decline. A total of 60,753 fresh cases of infection and 1,647 deaths were reported in 24 hours ending Saturday morning, according to the Union Health Ministry. Alongside, as many as 97,743 patients were discharged from hospitals after...

Centre refutes report that says actual COVID-19 deaths in India 5 to 7 times higher

The Union government has refuted a media report that claimed that India’s actual COVID-19 death toll could be five to seven times higher than what the government says. The report published by The Economist comes at a time when several states including Bihar and Maharashtra are revising their death toll due to the deadly viral...
Fuel prices in India hit new peak: Petrol costs over Rs 102 in Mumbai

Fuel prices in India hit new peak: Petrol costs over Rs 102 in Mumbai

On the other hand, brent crude oil slipped to $72.28 per barrel on Friday morning Mumbai: Fuel prices in India rose once again on Friday. On Friday, the price of petrol in Mumbai crossed Rs 102. It now stands at Rs 102.04 per litre after an increase of 28 paise. The fuel is thus the...

Chinese national held by BSF in West Bengal’s Malda along Indo-Bangladesh border

The Border Security Force manning the Indo-Bangladesh border has intercepted a Chinese national. The 35-year-old man was held in the Malda district of West Bengal adjacent to the Bangladesh border following suspicious activities, according to BSF officials. The man, dressed in a black sweatshirt, pants and shoes, was intercepted by a BSF party around 7...

India’s unemployment rate rises, 1.5 crore jobs lost in May

Economy shrinks further amid second wave of Covid-19; unemployment rate goes from 7.7% in April to 11.9% in May 2021, as per CMIE data #New Delhi If the unemployment scenario in India was bad last year, it has become worse this time. According to a survey conducted by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE),...

Revised guidelines for Covid-19 treatment in India: Ivermectin, Doxycycline removed

All drugs, including zinc and multivitamin supplements, hydroxychloroquine dropped from Covid-19 treatment prescribed by health ministry; only the ones for fever and cold retained; HRCT only in cases of worsening symptoms New Delhi: Most of the medicines that were being prescribed by doctors across the country for management of mild and asymptomatic cases of coronavirus...

Highly infectious Delta strain behind second surge of COVID-19 in India, says study

Delta strain of coronavirus, which is highly infectious and fast-spreading, is the driving factor behind the second surge of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, a government study said. The study was conducted by the National Centre for Disease Control and the consortium of labs carrying out genome sequencing in India. The virus’ Delta variant, or...

Southwest monsoon hits Kerala after a delay of two days

Two days behind its regular schedule, southwest monsoon finally hit the Kerala coast marking the onset of monsoon in the country, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The northern limit of the monsoon currently passes through Kochi and Palayamkottai. The Met said, “Southwest monsoon has advanced into some parts of south Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep...

Centre to procure 30 cr doses of 2nd made-in-India vaccine that is still undergoing clinical trials

The Union government has booked 30 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Biological-E that is still undergoing clinical trials. It will be the second made-in-India vaccine after Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and the Centre will be making an advance payment of Rs 1,500 crore to the company for the vaccine procurement. The ministry...