Nitish govt to use legislators’ development fund to ramp up health infra, RJD responds

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his decision to use the Rs 2 crore legislators’ development fund for the improvement of the state’s health structure. …

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SP slashes India’s GDP growth forecast to 9.8%

New Delhi, May 5 Samp;P Global Ratings on Wednesday slashed India’s GDP growth forecast for the current financial year to 9.8%, saying the second Covid wave may derail a budding recovery in the economy and credit conditions. The US-based rating agency in March had forecast 11% GDP growth for India…

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Updates: India Logged Highest Single-Day Covid Deaths Wednesday

India reported 3,780 Covid deaths in 24 hours on Wednesday – the highest in a day so far – pushing the total fatalities to 2,26,188. Read More | Source: NDTV News…

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US relents, says it will support patent waivers on Covid vaccines

United States on Tuesday announced it will support waiver of intellectual property protection on Covid-19 vaccines to help end the coronavirus pandemic. US Trade Representative Katherine Tai made the announcement after pressure from developing countries and liberal and progressive lawmakers in the US while disclosing that Washington will actively participate…

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Bengaluru Police arrest 3 for black marketing hospital beds amid COVID-19 spike

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya alleged that hospitals in the city ‘blocked’ at least 4,065 beds in fake names to make a killing at a time when COVID-19 cases were rising in the country and Karnataka. These beds are blocked in the name of asymptomatic patients who are in home isolation….

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Teams Deployed To Identify Delhi’s Covid Super-Spreader Spots Amid Spike

A day after Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal directed officials to conduct a survey of the COVID super-spreader spots in the national capital, teams were deployed in several districts to… Read More | Source: NDTV News…

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US Backs Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver Plan Proposed By India, South Africa

US President Joe Biden’s administration on Wednesday announced support for a global waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines, offering hope to poor nations that have struggled to access the… Read More | Source: NDTV News…

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S Jaishankar To Join G7 Summit Virtually After Possible Covid Exposure

Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, in Britain for G7 meetings, said on Wednesday he would hold his talks virtually after being exposed to possible coronavirus cases. Read More | Source: NDTV News…

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