Tag: India

India, Saudi Moving From Buyer-Seller Relationship Towards Closer Strategic Ties: PM Modi

Riyadh: India and Saudi Arabia are moving from a purely buyer-seller relationship towards a closer strategic partnership that will include the resource-rich Kingdom’s investments in downstream oil and gas projects in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. Saudi Arabia is its second-biggest supplier after Iraq. It sold 40.33 million tonnes of crude oil […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
India, Saudi Ink Several Pacts As PM Modi Meets Top Leaders; Set Up Strategic Partnership Council

Riyadh: India and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday inked over a dozen agreements in several key sectors including oil and gas, defence and civil aviation to bolster their ties as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive talks with the Kingdom’s top leadership during which a Strategic Partnership Council was established to coordinate on important issues. Modi, […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
India 2nd Most Sleep-Deprived Nation After Japan: Fitbit

New Delhi: India is the second most sleep-deprived country with an average night sleep of 7 hours and 1 minute, while Japan is the most sleep-deprived nation globally as an average Japanese gets only 6 hours and 47 minutes’ sleep, according to a survey by activity trackers and wearables maker Fitbit, released on Wednesday. Based […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
India's Life Expectancy Rises; Diabetes, Hypertension Rate High

New Delhi: Life expectancy in India has increased from 49.7 years in 1970-75 to 68.7 years in 2012-16, as per the National Health Profile 2019 released on Wednesday. For the same period, life expectancy for females is 70.2 years and 67.4 years for males. For comparison, in last year’s survey, the life expectancy had increased […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
India loses export incentive case filed by US at WTO

New Delhi: India has lost a case filed by the US at the WTO against domestic export incentives as the dispute settlement panel on Thursday concluded that these schemes are inconsistent with the international trade norms. With this ruling, India will have to re-work these incentive schemes to comply with the WTO ruling. However, it […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
UN Chief Appeals To India, Pak To Deal With Kashmir Issue Through Dialogue

United Nations: As Jammu and Kashmir transitioned from a state into two union territories, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his appeal that India and Pakistan deal with the Kashmir issue through dialogue and ensure full respect for human rights. Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday transitioned from a state into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
India Thrash USA 5-1 To Put One Foot In Olympics

Bhubaneswar: The India women’s hockey team put one foot in the Tokyo Olympics next year by registering a 5-1 victory over the United States in a qualifier first leg clash at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday. India scored four goals in 11 minutes after halftime to kill the tie as Gurjeet Kaur scored a […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
India, France Begin Counterterrorism Exercise Shakti 2019

Jaipur: Shakti 2019, a 14-day joint military exercise involving India and France, started on Friday at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Bikaner. Soldiers of the Sikh Regiment, part of Sapt Shakti Command, and the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment, part of 6th Armoured Brigade of the French Army, commenced the exercise with an opening ceremony […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
India, Russia To Talk Defence Co-Production

New Delhi: India will discuss modalities with Russia pertaining to defence co-production during Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s three-day visit to the transcontinental nation, officials said here on Monday. Singh will embark on his visit to Russia on Monday. During the visit, he will co-chair the 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military Technical Cooperation […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
India Added 1,300 Start-Ups In 2019, Including 7 Unicorns

New Delhi: India added over 1,300 start-ups, including 7 unicorns in 2019, making the country the third biggest start-up ecosystem in the world behind China and the US, according to a new report from industry body National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom). The total funding received by start-ups in 2019 stood at $4.4 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
'India To Invest $100 Billion By 2024 In Oil, Gas Sector'

New Delhi: Even as the investment in world energy market is fast switching towards electric and renewables, India is set to further strengthen its carbon footprint with an investment of over $100 billion over the next five years till 2024. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, however, said that 60 per cent of this investment or $60 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Passports Needed For Kartarpur, Will Go By MoU: India

New Delhi: Amid conflicting messages emanating from Pakistan ahead of the Kartarpur inauguration, India on Thursday said that pilgrims going from India would have to carry their passports to use the cross-border corridor to reach the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, addressing a briefing here, said that despite the corridor […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
US Defends Restrictions On Export Of COVID-19 Vaccine Raw Materials Amid India's Request To Lift Ban
US Defends Restrictions On Export Of COVID-19 Vaccine Raw Materials Amid India's Request To Lift Ban

Washington: Defending US’ restrictions on the export of key raw materials for the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccine that threatens to slow India’s vaccination drive, a senior State Department official has…

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
US Welcomes Opening Of Kartarpur Corridor

Washington: The US on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, saying that it sees the initiative as a positive example of neighbours working together for mutual benefit. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formally inaugurated the historic corridor to facilitate visa-free entry of Indian Sikh pilgrims to one of Sikhism’s holiest shrines […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
India gets USD 43 mn to boost climate resilience in 3 coastal states, including Odisha

New Delhi: In a move that may positively impact over 10 million people living on the coastline, India on Wednesday kicked-off a USD 43 million project to boost climate resilience in three coastal states, including Odisha, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project is funded by the Green Climate Fund, established […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021