Author - Tejram Sharma

IOA chief quashes reports that India may be barred from Olympics


New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association Chief Narinder Batra has quashed reports that India along with several other countries may get barred from entering Japan for the Tokyo Olympics because of the rise in Covid-19 cases in these countries. Reacting to the reports Batra told the media that the claims have been refuted and there is...

No data to show third wave will affect children the most: AIIMS Director


There is no data that shows children will be affected in the third wave of Covid-19, either in India or internationally, says AIIMS Delhi Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Tuesday. During a media briefing, Guleria said, “It is a piece of misinformation that subsequent waves of the Covid-19 pandemic are going to cause severe illness in children." He...

3.6k kids left orphaned, 26k lost one parent to Covid, says NCPCR


As data from different states are being collated to track children who were orphaned or lost one of the parents after Covid-19 hit the country last year, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that there are over 30,000 children who need care and protection in the...

WHO: Vaccination only way to curb dangerous Delta variant spread


A top World Health Organization official estimated Monday that Covid-19 vaccination coverage of at least 80% is needed to significantly lower the risk that imported coronavirus cases like those linked to new variants could spawn a cluster or a wider outbreak. Dr. Michael Ryan, WHO's emergencies chief, told a news conference that ultimately, high levels of vaccination...

Modi announces revised Covid vaccine policy, 44 crore doses ordered


Forty-four crore doses of Covid vaccines have been ordered which will be available from August, the Indian government said amid a raging shortage that forced a closure of vaccine centers in many states. These doses will be delivered between August and December 2021, the Union Health Ministry said. The health ministry announcement -- that orders have been...

India’s forex reserves rise by over $5 billion

Post Date: June 9, 2021

Mumbai: India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $5.271 billion during the week ended May 28. According to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) weekly statistical supplement, the reserves increased to $598.165 billion from $592.894 billion reported for the week ended May 21. India's forex reserves comprise foreign currency assets (FCAs), gold reserves, special drawing rights (SDRs),...

Infosys regrets glitches on ITR portal: Nilekani to Nirmala


New Delhi: Responding to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamans call to attend to the complaints of the taxpayers regarding issues on the newly launched ITR e-filing portal and improve the service quality, Infosys Co-Founder and Chairman Nandan Nilekani said the company regrets the initial glitches and is working to resolve the issues. In a tweet, Nilekani...

El Salvador becomes first nation to make Bitcoin a legal tender


San Salvador: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced that the country has approved the bill to make Bitcoin cryptocurrency a legal tender in the Central American country. The Central American country is now the first country in the world to make Bitcoin legal tender. "The #BitcoinLaw has been approved by a supermajority in the Salvadoran...

Biden reinvigorates tariff war against India


New York: The US tariff war against India has been reinvigorated by President Joe Biden threatening to increase import duties on a range of imports, from prawns and Basmati rice to furniture and jewelry, in retaliation against New Delhi imposing Digital Services Tax (DS) on tech giants. The US Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced on...