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Delhi govt replacing its old diesel and petrol vehicles with EVs

Oct 7, 2022

With an emphasis on fighting air pollution, the Delhi government has started scrapping its old petrol and diesel vehicles and procuring electric ones. The General Administration Department (GAD) has recently procured 12 electric vehicles to be used by ministers and top officers of the Delhi government. "We have also started the process to identify and send such vehicles that have completed their lifespan for scrapping," said a senior GAD officer. According to a National Green Tribunal (NGT) or ...read more

Punjab Election 2022 voting date, number of seats, candidates; All you need to know

Oct 7, 2022

All is set for the multi-cornered Punjab Assembly polls on Sunday with over 2.14 crore voters to decide the fate of 1,304 candidates, including 93 women, on 117 seats. Polling will be held from 8 am till 6 pm, said an official of the chief electoral office here. The counting of votes will take place on March 10. Punjab is witnessing a multi-cornered contest among the Congress, AAP, SAD-BSP alliance, BJP-PLC-SAD (Sanyukt) and the Sanyukt Samaj Morcha, a political front of various farmer bodies. ...read more

Olympics-Organisers scramble as weather disrupts penultimate day

Oct 7, 2022

Please try another search World 7 hours ago (Feb 19, 2022 07:25AM ET) © Reuters. 2022 Beijing Olympics - Alpine Skiing - Mixed Team Parallel 1/8 Finals - National Alpine Skiing Centre, Yanqing district, Beijing, China - February 19, 2022. An Olympic staff member on the course removes gate flags after the event was postponed due to wea By Simon Evans YANQING, China (Reuters) -Organisers scrambled to reorganise the Alpine mixed team parallel race for the final ...read more

Fed senior officials will soon not be allowed to trade crypto, stocks and bonds

Oct 7, 2022

Please try another search Cryptocurrency 12 minutes ago (Feb 19, 2022 04:00PM ET) The Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, has approved rules that would ban senior officials at the Federal Reserve from purchasing and holding cryptocurrencies and other investments. In a Friday announcement, the FOMC said that starting on May 1, senior Federal Reserve officials already working at the agency would have one year to “dispose of all impermissible holdings, ...read more

COVID-19 update: Covaxin to be evaluated as vaccine candidate in US

Oct 7, 2022

Bharat Biotech on Saturday said its Covaxin will be evaluated as a COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the US. In a statement, Ocugen Inc, Bharat Biotech's partner in the US and Canada for Covaxin, noted that the American health regulator -- the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -- has lifted its clinical hold to evaluate the COVID-19 vaccine candidate BBV152, known as Covaxin outside the US. Covaxin (BBVI52), which has been developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of ...read more

Helicopter crashes into waves off crowded Miami beach

Oct 7, 2022

Please try another search World 1 hour ago (Feb 19, 2022 07:15PM ET) © Reuters. A view of a helicopter crashing into the ocean in Miami Beach, Miami, Florida, U.S., February 19, 2022, in this still image obtained from social media video. Courtesy of Miami Beach Police Department/@MiamiBeachPD/via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal agencies are investigating the crash of a helicopter with three passengers into the Atlantic Ocean close to swimmers and sun ...read more

Weekly rundown: Uniphore turns unicorn, Jio backs InMobi's Glance, Mamaearth snaps up BBlunt

Oct 7, 2022

Conversational AI platform Uniphore is this week’s unicorn. The Chennai and California-based company entered the coveted club as its valuation zoomed past $2.5 billion on the back of a fresh $400 million funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round and March Capital, Sorenson Capital Partners, and Sanabil Investments participated. The Series E round brings Uniphore’s total funding to $610 million. Glance, the AI-driven lock-screen platform owned by ad-tech firm InMobi, announced a $200 ...read more

NFL-Fresh off Super Bowl win, Weddle takes high school coaching job

Oct 7, 2022

Please try another search World 3 hours ago (Feb 19, 2022 07:21PM ET) © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams safety Eric Weddle (20) against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) - Eric Weddle, who came out of retirement to win a Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams last week, has agreed to become head coach of a high school football team in Sa ...read more

Assembly Elections: PM Modi urges people to vote in large numbers

Oct 7, 2022

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Don't slip into 'lazy analogy' of referring Quad as Asian NATO: Jaishankar

Oct 7, 2022

Dismissing the notion that the Quad is an Asian NATO, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that there are "interested parties" who advance such analogies and one should not slip into it, underlining that the four-nation grouping is a kind of 21st century way of responding to a more diversified and dispersed world. Jaishankar was speaking during a panel discussion on 'A Sea Change? Regional Order and Security in the Indo-Pacific' at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2022 on Saturda ...read more

New policy to cut green hydrogen production cost by 40-50%: Indian Oil

Oct 7, 2022

India's largest oil firm IOC will set up 'green hydrogen' plants at its Mathura and Panipat refineries by 2024 to replace carbon-emitting units as it sees the just announced green hydrogen policy as a watershed moment in the country's energy transition that will help cut costs. SSV Ramakumar, Director for Research and Development at Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), says the new policy will help cut the cost of manufacturing green hydrogen by 40-50 per cent. "This (policy) is the single biggest ena ...read more

EPFO mulling new pension scheme for employees with basic wage over Rs 15,000

Oct 7, 2022

Retirement fund body EPFO is mulling a new pension product for organised sector workers who are getting basic wages of more than Rs 15,000 per month and are not mandatorily covered under its Employees' Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95). At present, all those employees in the organised sector whose basic wage (basic pay plus dearness allowance) is up to Rs 15,000 per month at the time of joining service are mandatorily covered under EPS-95. "There has been demand for higher pension on higher contribu ...read more

Services exports may reach $325 billion in 2022-23: SEPC Chairman

Oct 7, 2022

Services exports may reach $325 billion in 2022-23: SEPC Chairman The estimated value of services export for April-January 2021-22 is $209.83 billion, exhibiting a growth of 25.31 per cent. Despite the pandemic, the services sector has managed to retain 90-91 per cent of its last year's performance in terms of overall exports The country's services export is expected to reach $325 billion in 2022-23 on account of increasing demand for all kinds of services and gradual res ...read more

Leather, footwear exports to reach $6 billion in 2022-23: Council for Leather Exports

Oct 7, 2022

The country's leather and footwear exports are expected cross $6 billion (about Rs 44,800 crore) in 2022-23 on account of increasing demand in the US and new markets such as Middle East, Africa and Latin America, CLE Chairman Sanjay Leekha said. Chairman of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE) said implementation of recently signed free trade agreement between India and the UAE would also help in pushing the exports further besides creating employment in the sector. During April-January this f ...read more

New disclosure framework for CSR spendings to enhance transparency

Oct 7, 2022

The new disclosure framework for CSR spending by companies will help gather granular details for analytical purposes and also bring greater transparency with respect to expenditure, according to a senior government official. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) regime, applicable for certain class of profitable companies, came into force in April 2014 and official data available up to September 30, 2021, showed that an amount of Rs 8,828.11 crore was spent towards such works in the last fi ...read more