Recent media reports have revealed that Pakistan may allow cotton imports from India this week as a measure to restore bilateral trade. Reportedly, Pakistan is facing a shortage of cotton, which was taken to the cognisance of PM Imran Khan. Once approved, a formal order would be presented before the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet. Recently, India and Pakistan had agreed to a ceasefire agreement on February 25.
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The Centre on March 1 stated CoWIN app has been developed only for administrators to manage the inoculation drive and is not a registration platform for COVID-19 vaccination. It clarified that individuals, who want to get vaccinated, can register themselves through official website. The statement followed the beginning of India's second-phase of mass vaccination which is expected to cover around 27 crore people who are either aged above 60 or… read-more
Aiming to make road safety stricter, the Centre has prepared a draft to provide body wearable and dashboard fitted cameras to the police. Along with the violators, the wearable cameras also aim at checking "malpractices" by police as the camera will keep a record of whether the offenders were duly tackled. While the draft was issued as an amendment the US and UK have already been using similar cameras.
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Indian economist Ligia Noronha has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General of the UN. She has also been given charge of the United Nations Environment Programme New York Office. Ligia will replace outgoing Satya Tripathi. Noronha, currently serving as the UNEP Director, has worked on climate mitigation and energy transitions with 30-year experience in sustainable development. Alumna of the London School of Economics, she had also… read-more
Recovering from COVID-19 led recession, the Indian economy posted a 0.4% growth in the Q3 FY2020-21. Reportedly, India became one of the few economies that posted a post-COVID growth in the final quarter of 2020. While India's growth slid to -23% in the June quarter, it regained gradually to -7.5% in the September quarter. Amidst the major eight core sectors showing a slight recovery in 2021, the RBI estimated a 10.5% growth for FY2021-22.… read-more
SpaceX's Starlink has confirmed that its satellite broadband service will possibly be launched in India by 2022. Reportedly, the service will reach most regions in India. However, the official roadmap and timing are yet to be revealed. As per sources, Starlink is even accepting preorders for nearly Rs 7,200 to reserve the service at the earliest ahead of local installation. The Starlink broadband constellation currently provides data… read-more
Even after tensed border relations, China stood as India's biggest trade partner in 2020. Reportedly, India did a bilateral trade of $77.7 billion. However, it was less than 2019's $85.5 billion. Besides, total imports stood at $58.7 billion, which was way more than combined purchases from the US and UAE. Moreover, the bilateral trade gap was recorded at $40 billion. Interestingly, India's export to the neighbour increased to $19 billion.
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Chinese smartphone maker 'Realme' is likely to launch its much-awaited Narzo 30 series on February 24 in India. In addition, the tech giant will be unveiling gaming accessories like Cooling Back Clip, Game Controller and Finger Sleeve to enhance user experience. Reportedly, Narzo 30 series boasts of steadfast gaming capabilities. Last year, Realme had launched Narzo 20 series targetting amateur gamers. Besides, launch of Realme Buds Air 2 is… read-more
The Delhi Police data has revealed that 407 out of 755 cases registered in connection with the February 2020 northeast Delhi riots are still awaiting investigation. Reportedly, of the 755 cases, 62 are being investigated by SITs, one by the Special Cell, and the remaining 692 are with the northeast district police. Moreover, in 348 cases for which charge sheets have been filed, the police have named 1,569 people - 802 Hindus and 767 Muslims… read-more
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India on February 22 allowed Pakistani PM Imran Khan to use the Indian air-space for his two-day visit to Sri Lanka. Pakistan had requested for the permission 10 days earlier under a protocol wherein government heads passing through alien air-space alert the countries concerned in advance. Notably, Pakistan had previously denied permission for air-space usage to President Ram Nath Kovind once, and to PM Narendra Modi twice in 2019.