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Noida Twin Towers Demolition On August 28, Supreme Court Extends Deadline

The two twin towers of the bankrupt builder Supertech in Noida will be demolished on August 28. The Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to the Noida Authority to raze the two towers by September 4. Here’s your 10-point cheatsheet to this big story: A day after the Supreme Court-appointed technical expert gave approval for […]

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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
Current affairs

Assam’s flood crisis becomes worse and there are now 88 people dead.

With the addition of seven additional fatalities on Tuesday, the death toll from the flooding in Assam rose to 88, with an estimated 55.42 lakh people impacted across 32 of the state’s 34 districts. The Army works around the clock to help the hurting people, alongside federal, state, and local disaster response organizations like the […]

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Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre
India

Floods in Bangladesh kill 42 people and leave millions trapped

Over the weekend, at least 25 people were killed in Bangladesh by lightning or landslides, leaving millions stranded or homeless in the country’s low-lying northeast, where the country is experiencing the worst monsoon floods in recent memory, officials said. According to police authorities in the neighboring Indian state of Assam, at least 17 people have died […]

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active coronavirus cases
Covid-19

India has recorded 12,847 new cases, totaling over 65,000 infections in 7 days

India reported a 4,848 rise in active coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 63,063. The country ranks twenty-eighth among the countries with the most active cases worldwide. It added 12,847 cases on June 17th, bringing its total caseload to 43,270,577. With 14 more deaths, the overall number of Covid-19 deaths has risen to 524,817, or […]

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top three Indian medical research institutes
Current affairs

The US  has announced a $122 million fund for India to prevent epidemics that could have been avoided

The US has announced a USD 122 million grant to the top three Indian medical research institutes to prevent preventable epidemics, detect disease risks early, and respond quickly and effectively. The entire funding of USD 122,475,000 will be allocated over five years to the three leading Indian health research institutes: the Indian Council of Medical […]

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Indian fintech sector
Business

MoS Finance estimates that the Indian fintech business would be worth $150 billion by 2025

According to Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary, the rise of Indian fintech firms has been exponential, and the sector is predicted to reach a valuation of USD 150 billion by 2025. Chaudhary said fintech has emerged as one of India’s fastest-growing areas, attracting increased attention from all stakeholders, both within and beyond the […]

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Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO)
Economy News

After India’s export ban and the conflict in Ukraine, global wheat prices have risen

Wheat prices have risen on international markets following India’s announcement of a restriction on exports of the basic commodity, as well as lower production prospects in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, according to the UN food agency. In May 2022, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Price Index averaged 157.4 points, down 0.6% from April. However, […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi
International

Sri Lanka receives 3.3 tonnes of critical medical supplies from India

In keeping with its “neighborhood first” policy, India’s High Commissioner to Colombo, Gopal Baglay, handed out 3.3 tonnes of crucial medical supplies to the 1990 Suwaseriya Ambulance Service on Friday. During his March 2022 visit to the Suwaseriya Headquarters in Colombo, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was informed about the Foundation’s impending medical supply shortfall, […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi
India

India and Japan will contribute to an Indo-Pacific that is open, free, and inclusive, with respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity: Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an op-ed published in a leading Japanese newspaper on Monday that India and Japan will contribute to the creation of an open, free, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, connected by secure seas, integrated by trade and investment, defined by respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, and anchored in international law. […]

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flood situation in Assam
India

Assam floods: Amit Shah promises full assistance, and the army joins rescue efforts

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke with Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma over the phone on Tuesday about the overall flood situation in Assam and promised him that the Centre will provide all feasible assistance. In separate English and Assamese tweets, the Home Minister stated: “Concerned about the situation in the wake of heavy rainfall […]

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