Indian Navy Into Indigenisation For Self-reliance

To boost self-reliance in the defence manufacturing sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) on Thursday. The naval organisation will put in place dedicated structures for the end-users to interact with the academia and the industry to foster innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence, in keeping with the

PM Launches Platform For Transparent Taxation

To further digitise the Income Tax Department’s functioning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the ‘transparent taxation’ platform among other reforms. Consequently, the move brings into effect faceless assessment of taxpayers, faceless appeals and the Rights’ Charter for the taxpayers. With the ‘Transparent Taxation Honouring the Honest’ that is aimed at carrying forward the

WHO Chief Calls For Youth Engagement In Covid Resistance

Although most young people are not at high risk of severe disease during the Covid-19 pandemic, they play an important role in the collective responsibility to help stop the virus transmission, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. In celebrating International Youth Day, with a theme of “Youth Engagement for Global Action” this

Pranab Mukherjee Health Condition Remains Critical

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s health condition remains critical on Thursday, following his emergency brain surgery three days back. He continues to remain on ventilator support at the Army Research and Referral Hospital. The hospital authorities said: “The condition of Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning. He is deeply comatose with stable vital parameters and continues

India’s Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 70%

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that the country’s recovery rate has soared past 70 per cent due to successful implementation of an effective containment strategy, and aggressive and comprehensive testing coupled with standardised clinical management. India has logged more than 23 lakh coronavirus cases and over 46,000 deaths. Even though the infections are

India Covid Tally Crosses 23-Lakh Mark

India’s novel Coronavirus tally crossed the 23-lakh mark on Wednesday with detection of 60,963 new cases in the last 24 hours, while 834 more fatalities took the death toll to 46,091, the Health Ministry said. Out of the total 2,329,638 cases, recoveries surged to 1,639,599 as a record 56,110 more patients recovered during the period.

Russia Gets Covid Vaccine Approval

In what could alter the course of the Covid-19 pandemic that is still creating mayhem across the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said the country has registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine that “forms stable cell and antibody immunity”. According to a report in the Tass news agency, Putin said that the vaccine

PM reviews flood situation in states

After inaugurating the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Andaman & Nicobar Islands to the mainland on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the flood situation across six states. He held a meeting over video conferencing with Chief Ministers of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Kerala and the Home Minister of Karnataka, to review