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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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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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COVID-19 cases in Delhi
Delhi

424 new Covid cases reported in Delhi, with 4 deaths; the positive rate 1.89 percent

According to data released by the municipal health department on Wednesday, 425 new COVID-19 cases were registered, with a positive rate of 1.89 percent, and four more people died from the virus. With this, the total number of people killed in COVID-19 in Delhi has risen to 19,04,664 and the death toll has risen to […]

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Sri Lanka's inflation
International

Sri Lanka’s inflation has reached a new high

According to government figures released Monday, Sri Lanka’s inflation hit a seven-year high in April as a petrol shortage intensified and food prices soared. In April, the National Consumer Price Index increased by 33.8 percent over the previous year, more than six times the 5.5 percent inflation rate. The Department of Census and Statistics recently […]

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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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Covid vaccination
Business

For foreign flyers, the government allows a precautionary dose before the waiting period

On May 12, the Union government eased the requirements for the Covid vaccination precaution dose, allowing persons travelling abroad to acquire the vaccine before the nine-month waiting period mandated by the destination country. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya made an official declaration on Twitter. “Indian citizens & students travelling overseas can now take the precaution dose […]

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