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    India 'partly free', moving towards authoritarianism: Freedom House

    The US-based think tank Freedom House has downrated India from free to partially free. The think tank also expressed apprehensions that the world’s largest democracy is moving towards authoritarianism under the NDA government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Under Modi, India appears to have abandoned its potential to serve as a global democratic leader, elevating...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    French firm plans equity investments in India's airport privatisation projects

    Egis India – the India arm of French construction, engineering, and mobility consultancy provider – is planning to make equity investment in the airport redevelopment and privatisation plans of the Indian government. The company plans to invest 75 million euros in India in the next five years across various sectors. “We are looking at the airport sector in...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Bharat Biotech to begin clinical trial of COVID-19 intranasal vaccine next week

    Bharat Biotech is likely to conduct clinical trials for an intranasal Covid-19 vaccine candidate, called BBV154, next week. The COVID-19 vaccine-making firm will conduct trials in Patna, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Nagpur. According to the Central Trail Registry of India (CTRI), these trials will be conducted on 175 participants. The Hyderabad-based firm has started the...

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    Sensex gives up 51,000, tumbles 700 points, Nifty falls below 15,050 amid weak global cues

    Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were likely to open in red on Thursday, after a three-day rally. the total market capitalisation of the BSE-listed companies increased by Rs 3.7 lakh crore to Rs 210.22 lakh crore. In the previous session, the 30-share Sensex posted the biggest single-day rise since February 2. It jumped 1,148...

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    Ad-Tech Start-up Globale Media is revolutionising the advertisers connect with new technology

    New Delhi, March 3, 2021: Globale Media is a leading mobile advertising platform driven by artificial intelligence expertise that provides the very best ROIs. With offices in Singapore, Dubai and New Delhi, Ahmedabad in India, the ad-tech start-up has been changing the conventional means of advertising with its unique innovative campaigns for...

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    More private hospitals to become vaccine sites, Centre allows states to decide

    The health ministry has now decided to allow state and UT governments to identify more and more private hospitals which can be included in the vaccination drive in the ongoing second phase where senior citizens and people above 45 with co-morbidities are being inoculated. Initially, only hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana,...

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    Govt to procure over 427L ton wheat in 2021-22

    The Union Food Ministry on Tuesday said that a total quantity of 427.363 lakh ton wheat has been estimated for procurement during the forthcoming RMS 2021-22 which is 9.56 per cent more than the 389.93 LMT procured during RMS 2020-21 which will be a fresh record. Madhya Pradesh, where the arrival of the fresh crop has already begun and procurement is to start in the second fortnight of this month,...

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    BS6 CFMoto 300NK launched in India

    CFMoto has launched the new BS6 compliant 300NK streetfighter in India at a price of Rs 2.29 lakh (ex-showroom). That said, the KTM 390 Duke, BMW G 310 R rivalling bike has been launched at the same price at which it was launched in the country for the very first time in the year 2019. In these two years, the industry has moved to the BS6 emission norms and also, the prices of vehicles have gone up...

    • yesterday
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    Nifty reclaims 15,000 after 3-day gap, Sensex tops 50,700; RIL, HDFC top contributors

    Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty were trading over half a per cent higher on Wednesday. BSE Sensex was trading around 50,650, while the broader Nifty 50 index was ruling above 15,000. Index heavyweights such as State Bank of India (SBI), Power Grid Corporation of India, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Axis Bank and ONGC...

    • yesterday
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    Railways' freight loading up 10% in February

    Improvement in the speed of freight trains and a number of concessions/discounts given by IR to make freight movement attractive have given a boost to IR's freight performance. The average speed of freight trains in February 2021 was 46.09 kmph against 23.01 kmph a year ago. Railway freight operations have continued to maintain pace, with 112.25 MT of loading in February, up 10% from the year...

    • 2 days ago

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