Tag: India

Mirabai Chanu had a ‘painful’ night before winning the silver medal

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 27, 2021) It may have been a day to forget for Indian athletes in Tokyo on Monday, but...

Centre mulls incentives for Tesla, provided carmaker sets up manufacturing in India

India is open to considering lower import duty and other incentives for Tesla if the company decided to manufacture its cars in the country, a...

Indian women’s hockey team lose 1-5 against Netherlands in Olympic hockey opener

The Indian women’s hockey team fought valiantly in the first two quarters before losing steam to go down 1-5 against world no. 1 Netherlands in...

India’s economic rebound faces rising risk from Covid variants: Poll

India’s economic rebound, already weakened in recent months, could lose further momentum as coronavirus variants pose the greatest threat and inflation rises, a Reuters poll...

Taming the virus: Is a patent waiver on COVID vaccines the best option for the world?

Despite Joe Biden’s support for India’s and South Africa’s demand for a waiver of four different kinds of intellectual property (IP) related to Covid-19 treatments...

India, Vietnam could emerge as key pillars of global supply chain initiative

A major impact of the US-China trade war and the global pandemic has been disruption of traditional global supply chains originating from China. The disruption...

Setting the Stage for Honouring India’s Growth Champions 2022

The past year has been a test by fire for every institution, including business ventures. All annual plans, strategies, and norms went down the drain...

Maharashtra reconciles Covid data, India records 3,998 fresh fatalities

India recorded a single day rise of 3,998 coronavirus fatalities as Maharashtra carried out its 14th Covid data reconciliation exercise, pushing the country’s death toll...

India’s Deaths During COVID-19 Pandemic 10 Times Official Toll, Study Says

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s...

Terrorism compounds twin problems of violence against humanitarian personnel, lack of accountability: India at UN

Terrorism compounds the twin problems of violence against humanitarian personnel and lack of accountability and sanctioning those responsible for violating humanitarian law should have wider...

Spending cut: Indian consumers opting for lower-priced goods

Consumers are increasingly down-trading to lower priced or value products across FMCG electronics and apparel segments, signalling a possible squeeze on monthly household budgets as...

Third Covid wave in India set in on July 4, says eminent Hyderabad physicist

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 12, 2021) Has India ushered in the third wave of Covid-19? According to a top city researcher, who...

Honoured to accept nomination to serve as US ambassador to India: LA Mayor Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, nominated by US President Joe Biden as the country’s ambassador to India, has said that he is honoured to accept...

Bandla: Feel I’m taking a bit of India up there

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 10, 2021) The endless void had called out to Sirisha Bandla since the time she was a child...

Queries slow down TRIPS waiver for Covid drugs; EU pushes own proposal

Ahead of a key meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) later this month, progress has slowed on a crucial intellectual...

No. of districts reporting over 10% positivity rises

The number of districts reporting a test positivity rate of over 10%, a criteria used to determine the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, increased from 71...

Oil row flares as UAE rejects ‘unjust’ OPEC+ output deal

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday criticised the current oil output deal among OPEC+ alliance members as unjust, escalating a row that could derail the...

Solution for Hindu-Muslim conflict is dialogue, not discord: Mohan Bhagwat

In what can be seen as an unusual outreach of the RSS to the Muslims of India, its chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said that...

RBI should not print money to finance fiscal deficit: Pinaki Chakraborty

The RBI should not print money to finance the fiscal deficit as it will lead to fiscal profligacy, eminent economist Pinaki Chakraborty said on Sunday,...

How hotels are adapting to the unpredictable nature of post-pandemic demand

At the offices of French hospitality major Accor India, the numbers-focused cohort of revenue managers have been asked to reorient their analytical thinking to take...

Maharashtra announces evaluation criteria for Class 12 state board students

The Maharashtra government has announced the policy for allotment of marks to the state board students of Class 12, as its exams were cancelled this...

India joins G20-OECD tax framework deal

India joined the G20-OECD inclusive framework deal that seeks to reform international tax rules and ensure that multinational enterprises pay their fair share wherever they...

COVID-19 second wave has pushed vulnerable groups into debt traps, impacted livelihoods, says study

Supriya Kar, a leader of Bijoyini collective of human trafficking survivors in West Bengal, has been forced to raise Rs 55,000 from six different sources...

Punjab on path to become preferred investment destination: CM Amarinder Singh

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday expressed satisfaction at the state’s success in promoting a robust investment environment, and said he is confident that Punjab...

View: 100 years of Chinese communist party; lessons to be drawn

By CLAUDE ARPI Recently, the entire Chinese nation was given a homework — to learn about the ‘glorious’ history of the Communist Party, mostly through...