2020 will be known as year of internal discovery for India: PM Modi

The year just ending may be called by some as one of external disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic but for India, it will be known as a year of internal discovery, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, affirming that "reforms and resolve, resilience and responsibility will power our journey in the coming year"

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Alliance Air delays flight to save four lives

In a humanitarian gesture, Air India's regional subsidiary Alliance Air delayed its Jaipur-Delhi flight to save the lives of four patients, awaiting organ transplants in the national capital

Scottish- and Indian researchers develop wastewater treatment, recycling system

A team of interdisciplinary researchers from Scotland in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed an efficient decentralised wastewater treatment and recycling system at Berambadi Primary School situated in a remote village in Karnataka's Chamarajnagar district

PM reviews vaccine progress at Serum Institute in Pune

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday evening visited the Serum Institute of India (SII) here, which is currently in the process of developing the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine

Serum Institute of India to seek emergency use authorisation for Covid vaccine in two weeks

The Serum Institute of India (SII), India's premier vaccine manufacturer, will seek emergency use authorisation for the AstraZeneca Covid 19 vaccine in about two weeks

Chennai volunteer for SII's Covid vaccine claims Rs 5 cr compensation for health complications

A city-based 40-year-old business consultant, who was a volunteer for the Covishield vaccine that is under development at the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), has sought Rs 5 crore compensation for the neurological complications he developed after being administered the test dose, said an advocate

After CAA, Modi government faces flak for its farm bills

For the second time this year, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Narendra Modi government and the saffron party is facing a barrage of criticism from opposition parties and certain sections of people on the formulation of contentious laws

Bharat Biotech working with ICMR to create indigenous vaccine for India: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Bharat Biotech, a city-based pharmaceutical company, is closely working with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to create an indigenous Covid vaccine for India

Farmers determined to fight for justice, against 'exploitative' farm laws

Hundreds of protesting farmers, both men and women, mainly from the agrarian state of Punjab, gathered along borders of the national capital for a planned protest against the government's new farm laws which they feel are detrimental to their interests

India officially enters recession for the first time

Even though India's economic recovery accelerated in Q2FY21 from the lows of the pandemic-induced lockdown, the country for the very first time since Independence entered ic o a technical recession

Covid cases down 50% in past eight weeks in India; Delhi has 61% of deaths

The government has informed the Supreme Court that the average cases per day have reduced by 50 per cent since the past eight weeks, and only two states have more than 50,000 cases, contributing almost 33 per cent of the overall active cases

Indian, Russian satellites barely miss collision in space

India's 700 kg cartography satellite Cartosat-2F and Russia's 450 kg Kanopus-V satellite had a near-miss in the outer space on Friday morning, said Roscosmos, Russia's state space corporation. Both the satellites were as close as 224 metres

Russia to produce Sputnik V Covid vaccine in India

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hetero, one of India's generic pharmaceutical companies, have agreed to produce in India over 100 million doses per year of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in India

Surge in cyberattacks on Indian vaccine makers: Report

There has been a massive surge in cyberattacks against Indian vaccine makers and hospitals in the month of October and December, a new report warned on Friday

Huge renewable energy plans for India for next decade: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced that there are huge renewable energy deployment plans for India for the next decade which are likely to generate business prospects of around $20 billion per year

India's Covid tally crosses 9.3 million mark

With 43,082 new cases of Covid infections, India's total caseload reached 93,09,787 on Friday


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