No proposal to recognize bitcoin as currency: Finance Minister Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a reply in the Lok Sabha on Monday that the government has no proposal to recognize bitcoin as a currency in the country. He also told the House that the government does not collect data on bitcoin transactions. Does the government have any proposal to recognize bitcoin as currency … Read more

India calls for humanitarian aid to Afghan people without politicization

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that Russia, India and China (RIC) need to work together to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches the Afghan people without any hindrance and politicization. In a virtual address at the foreign ministerial meeting of the trilateral, he said it is necessary for the RIC countries to coordinate … Read more

India, Russia to inaugurate ‘2+2’ dialogue on December 6: Russian Embassy

The Russian Embassy has said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit India on December 6 to inaugurate the ‘2+2’ ministerial talks between the two countries. Lavrov and Shoigu will hold talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. Russian President Vladimir Putin is also … 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

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

India to tighten COVID-19 testing for tourists amid newfound concerns

After India eased some of its travel restrictions earlier this month, all states have been mandated to strictly test and screen international travelers from South Africa and other “at-risk” countries amid concerns over a new coronavirus variant. Advisory issued. The federal health ministry said the mutation reported in the new variant, identified as B.1.1.529, had … Read more

Active COVID-19 cases in the country lowest in 537 days

India added 9,283 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 3,45,35,763, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday, while active cases came down to 1. 11,481, the lowest in 537 days. The death toll rose to 4,66,584 with 437 fresh deaths, according to the data … Read more

India advocates for Chabahar and INSTC to connect Central Asia by sea

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday advocated a consultative, transparent and participatory form of connectivity, which is in line with “the most basic principle of international law – respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity”, which was called in a message on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. as can be seen. (BRI) which completely passes … Read more

India beats China to win Interpol body poll

India’s candidate Praveen Sinha, Special Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was on Thursday elected as the representative for Asia in the Executive Committee of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) after an intense election. Sinha is a 1988 batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre. The elections were held during the ongoing 89th Interpol General … Read more

Government may export unused stock of Kovid vaccines

People in the know told ET that the government is evaluating a proposal to export unused COVID-19 vaccines stocked by large, medium and small hospitals. Serum Institute of India (SII)’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin have an estimated 5 million doses of Covaxin with the private sector and a significant portion of this is nearing … Read more