Noting that India is fighting a ferocious rise in Coronavirus cases and that India needs to ramp up its resources, the RBI Governor made several stimulus announcements on Wednesday; The Supreme Court today cancelled the reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the Maratha community brought in by Maharashtra in 2018; Mamata Banerjee was sworn in today as Bengal Chief Minister for the third straight term, and said Covid and then law and order would be her priorities.
Around 10% of corona-positive people are affected by long Covid, according to initial studies. They belong to a new group of chronically ill people in our society. But how are they being treated? We met a young woman who suffers from long Covid.
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NCP leader Sharad Pawar has called a meeting of opposition parties tomorrow to explore a joint fight against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP in 2024, and in UP; The Health Ministry on Monday said a record 69 lakh doses of Covid vaccines were administered on Day one of implementation of ‘Revised Guidelines for Covid Vaccination’; Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the AAP's chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming assembly polls in the state will be a local from the Sikh community. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Up to 10,000 fans will be allowed at Tokyo Olympic events, organisers said Monday, warning competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge. Senior medical experts, including top advisors to the government, have said that holding the Games behind closed doors would be ideal from a health perspective.
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On Sunday, Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt and his partner Kasi Bennett announced the birth of their twin boys. The couple has come up with the most creative and dynamic names for the little duo. Their names are Thunder Bolt and Saint Leo Bolt.
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The Indian govt has confirmed the first death due to side effects caused by the Covid-19 vaccine. A 68-year-old man has reportedly died due to anaphylaxis after he was administered a coronavirus vaccine.
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Corona Mata temple comes up under a neem tree at a village in Uttarpradesh. Villagers collectively decided & set up the temple with belief that praying to the deity would definitely offer respite to people from Coronavirus. All Covid protocols have gone for a toss as people continue to crowd inside the temple to offer prayers and receive prasad from the priest.
Bharat Biotech has submitted Phase 3 clinical trial data for its Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). The development comes nearly five months after Covaxin was authorised for emergency usage in the country.
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Amazon will not offer monthly Prime membership in India anymore. They will, however, continue to offer three-month or annual Prime memberships. This starting pack has been removed to adhere to the new Reserve Bank of India mandate. Three months subscription for Amazon Prime is priced at Rs. 329 and the yearly membership is priced at Rs. 999 per year.
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Key equity indices traded in the green on Wednesday as RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das launched the second round of loan restructuring and other relief measures to counter the impact of Covid-19's second wave across the country. At the closing bell, the BSE SandP Sensex was up by 424 points or 0.88 per cent at 48,678 while the Nifty 50 advanced by 121 points or 0.84 per cent to 14,618. Except for Nifty realty which cracked by 1 per cent, all sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the positive zone with Nifty pharma gaining by 4.1 per cent, private bank by 1.5 per cent, IT by 1.2 per cent and metal by 1 per cent. Among stocks, Sun Pharma was up by 5.8 per cent to Rs 683 per share while Dr Reddy's moved higher by 2 per cent to Rs 5,169.
Twitter India chief says available for questioning via video by police on UP assault posts. The possibility of a patch-up between the Shiv Sena and the BJP in Maharashtra has gained strength over a series of events including Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's direct attack on ally Congress, just days after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The police in Uttar Pradesh have listed a staggering 18 charges against a journalist and two others who flagged an alleged land grab case. PM Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of the 7th International Yoga Day and others.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting in Delhi to review development projects in Jammu and Kashmir. Twitter India faced tough questions today including why it had not appointed a..