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India's biggest challenge: Good health for all
“If India truly wants to be a superpower,” Dr Abhijit Vaidya tells Kangana Pandiya, “48 per cent of our people cannot be malnourished. We need to ensure health for all.”......
Govt plans to remove 'dil ki doori' first, restoring J-K statehood is last
‘For the government, statehood is one of the end-points of the journey. A vast distance has to be traversed to reach there. There are many turns on the road, some resting points, and......
PM announces free education, sops for children orphaned by Covid
On the eve of his government's second anniversary in its second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a number of welfare measures for children who lost their parents to......
On-site vaccination booking for 18-44 age group enabled on CoWin
On-site registration and appointment has now been enabled for the 18-44 years age group on the CoWin platform for COVID-19 vaccination, the Union health ministry said on Monday. IMAGE: A......
War on Covid can only be won through vaccines
The vaccination rate needs to go up by three to four times, assert Ajay Shah and Amrita Agarwal. /p> IMAGE: A member of Tripura's Reang community takes the COVID-19 vaccine at Gobindabari......
Ban on Chinese mobile apps is bonanza for India's own
But the ban has not meant that Indian publishers replaced the Chinese in terms of ranking in the top ten. Eighteen months after the government started banning Chinese mobile apps, two distinct......
'We'll have to live with branches for some time'
'67 per cent of our transactions happen digitally and about 93 per cent of transactions happen outside the branch.''Despite that, there is ample scope for promoting banking-related activities in......
Dear Nirmalaji: Don't tax online transactions
Photograph: Kind courtesy Mediamodifier/Pixabay On Monday, February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Budget for Financial Year 2021-2022. Nirmalaji has asked us to send the......
Saral Jeevan Bima, a standard life product launched
The Saral Jeevan Bima product to be offered by all life insurance companies will be a non-linked non-participating individual pure-risk premium life insurance plan. Illustration: Uttam......
Private insurers want standard rates for treatment
Cost of the diagnostic test for Covid-19 has been fixed at Rs 4,500 per test by the government. Hospitals, however, do not think this is feasible. IMAGE: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik gives a......
Will IPL consider broadcasters' demand?
Photograph: Kind courtesy BCCI The eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are eagerly waiting for the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) from the Board of Control for Cricket in......
No sparring, no baton exchange: SAI lays down rules for resumption of training
'Human sparring, use of boxing ring, etc. is prohibited' 'Everything should be done in consultation with local authorities' IMAGE: SOP prohibits sparring for contact disciplines. Photograph:......
Federations gear up for resumption amid lockdown relaxation
IMAGE: NRAI president Raninder Singh sounded optimistic a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines permitted reopening of sports complexes and stadia. Photograph: SAI Media/Twitter The......
Lockdown 4: Sports complexes, stadiums can open but no spectators
IMAGE: The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, also known as Motera stadium (Image used for representational purposes). Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters Sports complexes and stadia were on......
Dos and don'ts for athletes amid coronavirus
SAI formulates SOP for centres but training to resume only after MHA clearance Photograph: Kiren Rijiju Office/Twitter Elimination of low-ventilation change rooms, disinfection of training......
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