Singapore affects travelers from seven African countries with new coronavirus variant

The health ministry said on Friday that Singapore would restrict entry to seven African countries of people with recent travel history, following reports that a potentially more contagious COVID-19 variant may be circulating there. On Saturday at 11.59 pm (local time), all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with travel history within the past 14 … Read more

Eleven IFS officers at IGNFA test positive for COVID-19

Eleven of the 48 officers of the Indian Forest Service, who had gone to Lucknow for a mid-career training program from the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy here, have been tested positive for COVID-19 on their return. District Surveillance Officer, Rajiv Kumar Dixit said on Friday that eight of them tested positive on November 19 … Read more

India asks Pak to expedite trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case

India on Friday summoned a senior diplomat of the Pakistani High Commission on the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and pressed for a speedy trial in the case, saying the families of 166 victims from 15 countries were still awaiting closure. are doing. In a note handed over to the diplomat, the … Read more

Four industrial smart cities being developed under DMIC: Ministry of Commerce

Commerce and Industry on Friday said that four greenfield industrial cities or nodes are being developed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and major infrastructure works have been completed. In these cities, 138 plots (754 acres) have been allotted to companies with investments of more than Rs … Read more

Corruption charges against former HM Anil Deshmukh: Commission asks Param Bir Singh to appear on Monday

A one-member commission probing the corruption allegations leveled by senior IPS officer Param Bir Singh against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday directed Singh to appear on November 29. The allegations against NCP leader Deshmukh directed the former Mumbai Police Commissioner. The commission had on Thursday warned that if Singh did not appear … Read more

Japan to meet military spending to boost air and maritime security

Japan plans to add $6.75 billion to its already record annual military spending to boost air and maritime security as it worries more about threats posed by China and North Korea. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government on Friday approved the outlay as part of a supplementary budget. While such additions to defense spending are common, … Read more

Mughal Road in Agra now ‘Maharaja Agrasen Road’, renamed on demand of ‘local people’

Agra Mayor Naveen Jain said on Friday that the name of Mughal Road in Agra city has been changed to ‘Maharaja Agrasen Road’. Jain said the name of the road has been changed on the demand of the followers of Maharaja Agrasen who live near the road in Kamla Nagar area here. He said that … Read more

More than 50% of the population in Bihar is classified as multidimensionally poor: NITI Aayog

According to NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Meghalaya have emerged as the poorest states in India, with more than 50% of the population in Bihar classified as multidimensionally poor. The recently released index by the commission shows that Bihar has 51.9% of the population as poor, followed by … Read more

India’s Tata in talks to set up $300 million semiconductor assembly unit

India’s Tata Group is in talks with three states to invest up to $300 million to set up a semiconductor assembly and testing unit, two sources familiar with the matter said, as part of the group’s push into high-tech manufacturing. . Sources said Tata is in talks with the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka … Read more

B.1.1.529: What do we know about the new coronavirus variant hitting the markets around the world

A new version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 – called B.1.1.529 – has been identified in South Africa, which officials said is a matter of concern. Fears that a new strain could spark outbreaks in many countries, straining health systems, potentially complicating evolving vaccines and efforts to reopen economies and borders, risked global markets … Read more