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India reports 9,121 new Covid-19 cases, 81 deaths in last 24 hours
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India reports 9,121 new Covid-19 cases, 81 deaths in last 24 hours

As many as 9,121 new COVID-19 cases and 81 deaths were reported by India in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Tuesday. With the new cases, the coronavirus tally in the country has reached 1,09,25,710 including 1,36,872 active cases and 1,06,33,025 discharges. The death toll has mounted to 1,55,813 with the loss of 81 lives due to the virus in the last 24 hours. The Health Ministry has said that 87,20,822 have been vaccinated in the country so far. The total number of samples tested up to Monday was 20,73,32,298, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research. The IMCR also said that 6,15,664 samples were tested on February 15. Thirty-five cases required hospitalisation after receiving the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine under the v...
PayPal says halting online payment services within India
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PayPal says halting online payment services within India

Online payments giant PayPal said yesterday it will halt domestic financial transactions within India, bowing out of a vast market buoyed by recent coronavirus restrictions. Multinational giants, including WhatsApp, Google, and Alibaba, have for months been locked in a tense battle over the fast-growing digital payments market in the nation of 1.3 billion, expected to be worth US$500 billion (RM2.03 trillion) by 2025. But PayPal yesterday said it would instead focus on developing more international sales for Indian businesses from April. “This means we will no longer offer domestic payment services within India from 1 April,” the California-based company added in a statement. The firm did not say why it was ending its online payments service, available on a number of popular In...
India’s farm crisis is of the middle peasant, not the chhota kisan
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India’s farm crisis is of the middle peasant, not the chhota kisan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defended his government’s agricultural reform laws by invoking Chaudhary Charan Singh and pointing to the “dayaniya sthiti (sorry plight)” of marginal farmers. These below-one-hectare cultivators accounted for 51 per cent of India’s total operational holdings in 1970-71, a share that crossed 68 per cent in the last 2015-16 Agriculture Census. PM Modi further quoted the legendary peasant leader as saying that marginal farmers could never eke out an honest existence, no matter how much they worked their small piece of land. The suggestion here was that the crisis of Indian agriculture is of the chhota kisan and the government’s reform measures are aimed at uplifting this stratum of smallholders. The above understanding of “crisis” isn’t the most helpful...
India’s Act East policy, Japan’s vision for Indo-Pacific converge at north east: Japanese envoy
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India’s Act East policy, Japan’s vision for Indo-Pacific converge at north east: Japanese envoy

The north eastern part of India is situated where India's Act East policy and Japan's vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific converge, said Satoshi Suzuki, the Japanese Ambassador to India. Speaking during an event here, Suzuki said: "I would start by stressing how much grateful the Japanese people are to India. Japan could not have risen from the ashes of the Second World War without the kind support of India." He added that India had offered reconciliation to Japan following the events of the Second World War, for which Japan was indebted. "Japan was the first country to have achieved economic development in Asia. I believe Japan, therefore, has a moral obligation to share our experience with fellow Asian countries and there still remain so many things, which must be shared with Indi...
India’s Covid-19 caseload stands at 1.39 lakh, only 1.28 per cent of total cases
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India’s Covid-19 caseload stands at 1.39 lakh, only 1.28 per cent of total cases

India's total COVID-19 active caseload currently stands at 1.39 lakh (1,39,637) on Monday and accounts for 1.28 percent of the country's total infections, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). According to the health ministry, 33 states and UTs have reported less than 5,000 active cases in the last 24 hours wherein Tripura, Daman and Diu; Dadra and Nagar Haveli currently have only two active cases each. The ministry said that the states Kerala, Maharashtra, and Karnataka cumulatively account for 77 percent (76.5 percent) of India's total active cases whereas Kerala and Maharashtra together compose 74.72 percent of the total active cases, "Eighteen states and UTs have not reported any deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Assam, Rajasthan, Odisha, Andhra ...
India reports 11,649 new Covid-19 cases, 90 deaths in last 24 hours
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India reports 11,649 new Covid-19 cases, 90 deaths in last 24 hours

As many as 11,649 new COVID-19 cases and 90 deaths were reported by India in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Monday. With the new cases, the coronavirus tally in the country has reached 1,09,16,589 including 1,39,637 active cases and 1,06,21,220 discharges. The death toll has mounted to 1,55,732 with the loss of 90 lives due to the virus in the last 24 hours. The Health Ministry on Monday said that 82,85,295 have been vaccinated in the country so far. The total number of samples tested up to Sunday was 20,67,16,634, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research. The IMCR also said that 4,86,122 samples were tested on February 14. The Health Ministry on Sunday had said that six States account for 78.3 percent of the new deaths r...
India reports 12,194 more Covid-19 cases, 92 deaths in last 24 hours
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India reports 12,194 more Covid-19 cases, 92 deaths in last 24 hours

A total of 12,194 more COVID-19 cases and 92 deaths was reported in India, in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. With this, the total number of cases in the country has reached 1,09,04,940 including 1,37,567 active cases and 1,06,11,731 discharges. The death toll has mounted to 1,55,642 with the loss of 92 lives due to the virus in the last 24 hours. The Health Ministry on Saturday informed that more than 84 lakh have been vaccinated in the country so far. The total number of samples tested up to Saturday was 20,63,30,512, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research. The IMCR also said that 6,97,114 samples were tested on February 13.
ISRO, MapmyIndia join hands to take on Google Maps, Google Earth in India
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ISRO, MapmyIndia join hands to take on Google Maps, Google Earth in India

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and MapmyIndia have partnered to offer India's best, and fully indigenous, mapping portal and geospatial services. The platform brings together MapmyIndia's digital maps and ISRO's catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data, according to MapmyIndia's CEO and Excutive Director Rohan Verma. He termed the alliance a path-breaking milestone in India's journey towards 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', wherein Indian users would not be dependent on foreign organisations for maps, navigation and geospatial services, and leverage Made-in-India solutions instead. "You don't need Goo*le Maps/Earth any longer", Verma said in the headline in an article on LinkedIn. According to ISRO, the Department of Space has joined hands with MapmyIndia to c...
India records 12,143 new Covid cases in a day, recoveries cross 1.06 crore
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India records 12,143 new Covid cases in a day, recoveries cross 1.06 crore

India's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,08,92,746 with 12,143 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries crossed 1.06 crore, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. The death toll increased to 1,55,550 with 103 daily new fatalities, data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,00,625, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.32 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.43 percent. The total number of active COVID-19 cases remained below 1.5 lakh. There are 1,36,571 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, which comprises 1.25 percent of the total number of cases, data stated. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on Aug...
India registers over 9,000 new Covid-19 cases, 87 deaths in last 24 hours
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India registers over 9,000 new Covid-19 cases, 87 deaths in last 24 hours

India reported 9,309 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative count of people infected with the virus in the country to 1,08,80,603, informed the Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare on Friday. Besides the new cases, 15,858 recoveries were reported in the country in the same period, the Ministry said. The total count includes 1,35,926 active cases and 1,05,89,230 recoveries. The COVID-19 death toll has reached 1,55,447 with 87 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. As many as 75,05,010 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country so far. A total of 20,40,23,840 samples have been tested for the coronavirus as of February 10. Of these, 6,99,185 samples were tested on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) inform...
India, China have agreed to disengage on north, south bank of Pangong Lake, says Rajnath Singh
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India, China have agreed to disengage on north, south bank of Pangong Lake, says Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday informed the Rajya Sabha that through sustained talks, both Indian and China have reached an agreement for disengagement on the north and west bank of Pangong Lake. Speaking on the present situation in Eastern Ladakh, Defence Minister said, "I am happy to inform the House today that as a result of our well thought out approach and sustained talks with the Chinese side, we have now been able to reach an agreement on disengagement in the North and South Bank of the Pangong Lake." "It has also been agreed to convene the next meeting of the Senior Commanders within 48 hours after the complete disengagement in the Pangong Lake area so as to address and resolve all other remaining issues," he added. As per the agreement reached by the two sides, ...
Number theory: The Covid-19 story across the country’s districts
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Number theory: The Covid-19 story across the country’s districts

India has recorded at least 10.8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, the second highest in the world after the US. But the trajectory of the new cases in India has been showing a promising trend – one that actually started almost five months back. India recorded 11,492 daily new cases on average in the week ending February 7, only 12% of the peak – 93,617 cases were recorded at peak on September 16. India is so far the only country among the five countries with the highest number of confirmed cases to not have seen a second wave of the infection. New cases of the infection are now significantly lower than the peak in most parts of India except in the state of Kerala. 1. cases nil in 25% districts, below 20 in other 64% districts Of the 707 districts – this includes 11 revenue district...
Indian author turns a new leaf to Indo-Japanese friendship
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Indian author turns a new leaf to Indo-Japanese friendship

The year was 2018, when Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe vowed to be the friend of India for life. Ashutosh Rawal from Ahmedabad feels the same way for Japan. He is a strong advocate and supporter of all things Japanese. Be it Tourism or business or even creating a positive platform for Olympics 2020-21, he always takes the lead. His upcoming book on Japan is a unique testimony to it. 'Mera Joota hai Japani....Phir bhi Dil hai Hindustani', a very popular song from Raj Kapoor's film Awara in 1950s, resonates with the feelings of Ashutosh Rawal. The song conveys the ideology that one may travel across the world and adapt to different cultures and styles but at the core of the heart, one is an Indian. Traveler by heart and explorer by nature, Ashutosh Rawal feels a deep connection with Ja...
India Tunisia Business Council launched with collaboration of Ministry, Trade and Academia
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India Tunisia Business Council launched with collaboration of Ministry, Trade and Academia

The India Tunisia Economic Forum held recently gave impetus to the growing possibilities between India and Tunisia. Indian Economic Trade Organization organized this event which was attended by representation from the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, Ministry of Foreign Affairs based in Tunis, business owners, Academia, and industrialists. The Forum raised major concern over expanding trade and tourism between India and Tunisia. A diverse set of panellists from around the world joined together and shared their views on building up many robust Indo-Tunisian ties. An MOU was signed between Tunisia Africa Business Council and Indian Economic Trade Organization by Anis Jaziri, President, Tunisia Africa Business Council and Dr Asif Iqbal, President of the IETO. At the event, Dr ...
PM Modi says Both India, Afghanistan want to see region free of terrorism.
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PM Modi says Both India, Afghanistan want to see region free of terrorism.

Expressing concerns over the rising violence in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed targeting of the civilians, journalists, and workers by the terrorists a "cowardice act" and asserted that both India and Afghanistan want to see the region free of terrorism. In summit-level talks with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani via video conferencing, Prime Minister Modi said: "I am concerned about the rise of violence in Afghanistan. The targeting of the civilians, journalists, and workers by the terrorists is a cowardice action. We support an immediate stop to the war. Both India and Afghanistan want to see the region free of terrorism." Stressing on the friendship between the two countries, he said, "India has always supported Afghan-led, Afghan-owned, and Afghan-supported initia...