The government has now simplified the process of issuing Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards. According to the new rule, an individual registered as an OCI cardholder after turning 20 does not need a new card on the issue of a fresh passport. Notably, the old rule required the re-issuing of passports after an individual turns 50 citing facial changes due to old age.
E-Commerce giant 'Amazon' launched a $250 million Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund, on April 15, along with other initiative aimed at upscaling SME's. Aimed at upgrading healthcare and agricultural sectors, the package will assist budding entrepreneurs and startups in digitising SMEs. While vowing to bring 1 million retailers under their umbrella by 2025, the company also launched an initiative to bring 50,000 artisans under the flagship 'Spotlight… read-more
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Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijay Singh have tested positive for Covid-19 on April 16. Taking to Twitter, Surjewala informed about his health and requested everyone who came in contact to isolate and take necessary precautions. Meanwhile, Congress MP and former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijay Singh also tweeted that he is under self-isolation at his home in Delhi after testing positive.
The much-awaited ninth instalment of the Fast and Furious series — "Fast and Furious-9" will release on June 25. It will release in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The series is loved in India and the seventh movie of this franchise was the first Hollywood movie to cross the Rs 100 crore collection mark in 2015. It will also feature John Cena.
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BJP MP Manoj Tiwari was seen flouting the Covid-19 protocols during his Barrackpore rally, on April 15, as he placed himself atop a truck mask-less between the heavy crowd. When asked about the protocol breach, Tiwari said that "as someone comes close to me I will wear it (mask)". However, in his tweet featuring the rally's video, he urged people to follow the Covid-19 guidelines.
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Ramanand Sagar's epic mythological show Ramayan, first telecasted in 1987-1988, is all set for its re-telecast on Television. Reportedly, the show will be aired on Star Bharat at 7 pm every day. Taking to Instagram, Dipika Chikhlia who played the role of Sita stated "so excited to share that Ramayan will be airing on the small screens again this year."
Indian capital Delhi, with a single-day spike of 17,282 cases, on April 14 has surpassed Mumbai to become the worst affected city in India. Delhi also recorded over 100 COVID-19 deaths in the same period. Reportedly, the city has witnessed a 234% increment in new cases from April 4-13. Delhi will currently undergo a weekend lockdown from 10 pm on April 16 to 5 am on April 19.
The Election Commission of India on April 15 gave notice to BJP leader Sayantan Basu following inflammatory remarks over the Cooch Behar CRPF firing incident at a poll rally in Baranagar. The remarks were in violation of the model code of conduct and provisions of the Representation of the People Act. In addition, the body gave a deadline of 24 hours to explain his stand.
Harvard Nutritional psychiatrist Dr Uma Naidu suggests consuming antioxidant-rich vegetables like spinach, kale and broccoli besides having soup or stews to boost the immunity before or after taking the COVID -19 vaccine jab to reduce the chances of incurring side effects. Moreover, Dr Naidu also insists on adding onion, garlic and turmeric to the diet for a healthy gut and to combat inflammation.
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With rising Covid-19 cases in Delhi, the Ministry of Home Affairs has put forth a work-from-home option for 50% of its undersecretary level officers on April 16. But deputy secretary and employees above that rank will have to report to the office anytime between 9 am to 10 am to avoid rush during the commute. Employees from containment zones have been exempted from coming to the office.