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    India's Covid-19 caseload crosses 80 lakh

    Kalyan Ray, India's Covid-19 caseload crossed the 80 lakh mark on Wednesday 18 days after the 70 lakh mark was reached, reflecting the recent slowdown in the epidemic's progression since the third week of September. India crossed 50 lakh Covid-19 cases on September 16 as the epidemic reached its first peak. Subsequently, the 60 lakh mark was breached on September 27 after a gap of 11 days while the 70...

    • 27 min ago
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    The curious case of coronavirus numbers in Bihar

    Kalyan Ray, Is there a special immunity for people living in Bihar? How credible are the Covid-19 numbers of Bihar - a state with nearly 10 crore population? Why does every district in Bihar follow exactly the same pattern in its epidemic curve? These are some of the questions being asked by the public health researchers who describe the eastern state as a miracle province because of such low...

    • 32 min ago
  • National

    No information about creation of Aarogya Setu app: MeitY; CIC issues show cause notice

    Ashish Tripathi, The Union government's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has told the Central Information Commission that it has no clue who has created 'Aarogya Setu', being promoted during Covid-19 pandemic to fight the coronavirus. Following the news report, MeitY issued a statement that on April 2, 2020, Aarogya Setu App was launched by...

    • 33 min ago
  • National

    India committed Covid-19 aid to 150 countries, says PM Modi; RTI says 81

    Shemin Joy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a United Nations forum in mid-July that India has extended medical and other assistance to over 150 countries in the wake of Covid-19 but an RTI response has shown that New Delhi has committed aid only to 81 countries to the tune of Rs 97.73 crore as on the first week of August. Of this, aid worth Rs 69.72 crore were delivered...

    • 47 min ago
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    Coronavirus India update: State-wise total number of confirmed cases, deaths on October 29

    DH Web Desk, The spread of the novel coronavirus in India has quickened in the last few days with new cases of Covid-19 and deaths reported every day. The epidemic has expanded its footprint in the country and has affected over 80 lakh people since the first positive case was confirmed on January 30 in Kerala. For latest updates and live news on...

    • 53 min ago
  • National

    Now China doesn't have the courage to show us eyes: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    DH Web Desk, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's way of handling the neighbouring countries. He criticised the former prime ministers, saying they never reacted to the challenges posed by smaller nations while PM Modi has successfully handled the neighbours. "Earlier tiny nations use to challenge us...

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    Coronavirus news live updates: India's Covid-19 recoveries crosses 72.5 lakh

    India's Covid-19 death toll soared past 1.2 lakh as the country reports 508 deaths in the past 24 hours. With 43,893 fresh cases, the country's tally crossed 80 lakh. Active cases remain below 7 lakh, with less than eight per cent of the total positive cases. 08:08 No magic switch to end Covid-19: Joe Biden Democrat Joe Biden insisted Wednesday he will tackle...

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  • National

    Parliamentary panel on Data Protection Bill summons Jio, Airtel, Uber, Ola, Truecaller

    PTI, A Joint Committee of Parliament issued a notice on Wednesday calling representatives of telecom operators Reliance Jio and Airtel and cab aggregators Ola and Uber to depose before it on the issue of data security. The committee, chaired by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, is examining the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019. According to the notice, representatives...

    • 2 hrs ago
  • International

    US pitches cheaper solar tech to India amid high dependence on China

    Reuters, The United States wants India to explore manufacturing a cheaper alternative to silicon solar cells, U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said on Wednesday, amid high dependence on Chinese technology. Brouillette, who was addressing a virtual press conference at the conclusion of the India energy forum at the IHS CERA Week, said India was "perfectly positioned as...

    • 6 hrs ago
  • National

    India extends $1 billion for developmental projects in central Asia

    PTI, India on Wednesday announced extending USD 1 billion line of credit for "priority" developmental projects in central Asian countries while vowing to further expand cooperation with the resource-rich region including confronting the common challenges of terrorism and extremism. The announcement on the quantum of the financial assistance was made by India during the...

    • 6 hrs ago