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India to send consignment of medical supplies to China later this week to combat coronavirus
China has said that it needed medical masks, gloves and suits especially for the medical staff attending the virus affected patients. Masks also have become scarce in China in view of the nationwide demand in the last three weeks. Hubei and its capital Wuhan have become the epicentre of the virus and most of the fatalities in China have been reported from the province.
Centre committed to implement suburban rail for Bengaluru, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
The Cabinet has cleared the proposal befo...
RBI Guv: Govt must continue reforms; green shoots of recovery need to sustain
While Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget for 2020-21 ...
Finance Ministry to assess impact of coronavirus outbreak on trade
"On the impact of coronavirus outbreak and any disruptions to Make in India or to Indian export/import, Finanace Ministry is scheduled to hold a meeting on Tuesday 18 Feb. Stakeholders are welcome." Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted on Sunday.
Coronavirus: Letters of appreciation signed by PM given to AI crew members for Wuhan evacuation
Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri handed over the letters of appreciation to each crew member in a ceremony held in the national capital
Amid Coronavirus outbreak, India mulls export ban on 12 essential drugs
An eight-member expert committee constituted by the government to assess availability of medicines in the country has suggested imposing export restrictions on 12 drugs including antibiotics like chloramphenicol, neomycin, metronidazole, azythromicin, clindamycin; vitamin B1, B2 and B6; as well as hormones like progesterone used during pregnancy and in menstrual related problems.
Why India is also susceptible to coronavirus-like diseases
Human and wildlife interactions are increasing as Indian settlements press up against remaining wild spaces.
Coal India to increase e-auction offerings to 15%
In the three quarters till end-December 2019, the company had offered about 12% of its production for auctions. Spot auction offers accounted for almost 46% of the total quantity offered for auctions till December, while the rest was a mix of special forward e-auction for the power sector, exclusive e-auction for non-power and special e-auction.
Coronavirus scare hits MWC, event organiser cancels 2020 convention after LG & Sony pull out
The cancellation is a blow to the global tech industry.
Coal India arm achieves 95% exploration target till December
CMPDIL has also recently roped in IIT-KGP for carrying out analysis of coal samples from different exploration camps. An MoU for a period of t2-yrs was signed wherein CMPDI will entrust IIT-KGP with 3000 m of coal-cores annually to carry out different analytical tests to determine the quality of coal samples for incorporating in geological reports.
Google to wind down its free Wi-Fi project in India and globally
Google launched Station in India in 2015, as a partnership between Google, Indian Railways and Railtel to bring fast, free public WiFi to over 400 of the busiest railway stations in India and crossed that number by June 2018. While the Indian Railways provided the fibre connectivity for the Internet, Google was responsible for installing and maintaining the access points.
Coronavirus outbreak to impact steel industry for next 2-3 years: Pradhan
The minister also asked Indian steel companies to enhance output, particularly special steel, to grab larger global market share. A strategy paper was being prepared for producing 10 million tonnes of special steel at a cost of Rs 50,000 crore with 50,000 employment potential in the present scenario, the minister said.
India's GST collections are below potential: IMF team
Multiple rates, exemptions and implementation challenges are affecting goods and services tax (GST) collections in India, an analysis by an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team has said.
Rice exporters in India seek European pesticides norms
“In many cases, pesticide manufacturers are unwilling to register their products in high potential markets as they find the process costly as well as cumbersome and that it leads to rejection of export samples,” said a leading rice exporter from Punjab, who did not wish to be identified.
Moody's cuts India growth projection to 5.4% for 2020
Moody's Investors Service on Monday slashed India's growth forecast to 5.4 per cent for 2020 from 6.6 per cent projected earlier on slower t...
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