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Banks need to arrest repayment slippages, support credit growth: RBI

MUMBAI, May 27 (Reuters) Indias banks need to monitor the credit behaviour of restructured loans and the possibility of increased repayment slippages from sectors more exposed to the pandemic, the central bank said in a report on Friday. With the unwinding of support measures, some restructured accounts might face solvency concerns, with the impact []

27 May 2022 3:08 pm
RBI Governor says priority is inflation, but growth important ET

MUMBAI, May 27 (Reuters) The Reserve Bank of Indias primary focus is to bring inflation down closer to target but it cannot disregard the concerns around growth, governor Shaktikanta Das told newspaper Economic Times in an interview published on Friday. We are committed to containing inflation. At the same time, we have to keep []

27 May 2022 2:31 pm
India reports 2,710 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

New Delhi, May 27 (PTI) India logged 2,710 new coronavirus infections in a day taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,47,530, while the active cases rose to 15,814, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed to 5,24,539 with 14 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 []

27 May 2022 9:46 am
India has no plans to curb rice exports as local supplies surge

NEW DELHI, May 26 (Reuters) India does not plan to curb rice exports as the worlds biggest exporter of the staple has sufficient stocks and local rates are lower than state-set support prices, trade and government sources said. India banned wheat exports on May 14, just days after New Delhi forecast record shipments of []

26 May 2022 9:07 pm
COVID-19 cases mostly drop, except for the Americas: WHO

LONDON (AP) The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths are still falling globally after peaking in January, the World Health Organization said. In its latest weekly assessment of the pandemic, the U.N. health agency said there were more than 3.7 million new infections and 9,000 deaths in the last week, drops of 3% []

26 May 2022 8:55 pm
Health ministry hosts CGHS Panchayat to enable stakeholders to put forth grievances

New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) The Union health ministry on Wednesday hosted CGHS Panchayat, a first-of-its-kind initiative of the Centre to provide an open platform for all CGHS stakeholders, including pensioners, beneficiaries and healthcare organisations, to put forth their concerns. Such a platform will enable the government to understand the issues in the implementation of []

26 May 2022 8:36 pm
Mumbai logs 350 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily count since Feb 11; active tally at 1,658

Mumbai, May 26 (PTI) Mumbai on Thursday recorded 350 new coronavirus positive cases, its highest single-day count since February 11 this year, although nobody died due to the infection during the day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. This is for the 10th day in a row that the metropolis has witnessed more than 150 []

26 May 2022 7:57 pm
48% students commute to school on foot, 25% schools lack parental support in learning:MoE survey

New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) At least 48 percent students across the country commute to school on foot while nine percent of them use school transport, according to the National Achievement Survey (NAS)-2021 conducted by the Union Education Ministry. The survey also pointed out that at least 25 percent schools face lack of parental support []

26 May 2022 7:03 pm
ED raids multiple locations in money laundering probe against Maha minister Anil Parab, others

New Delhi/Mumbai, May 26 (PTI) The ED on Thursday raided multiple locations in Maharashtra as part of a money laundering probe against state transport minister Anil Parab and others linked to alleged irregularities in a land deal in coastal Dapoli area of Ratnagiri district and other charges, officials said. The federal probe agency has filed []

26 May 2022 11:15 am
Older adults at higher risk of long COVID-19; shots dont prevent it

New U.S. research on long COVID-19 provides fresh evidence that it can happen even after breakthrough infections in vaccinated people, and that older adults face higher risks for the long-term effects. In a study of veterans published Wednesday, about one-third who had breakthrough infections showed signs of long COVID. A separate report from the Centers []

26 May 2022 9:07 am
Delhi court orders life in jail for top Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR: A Delhi court on Wednesday ordered life in jail for Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik for funding terrorist activities and other charges, a judge said, prompting street protests outside the politicians residence. Malik, head of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), earlier told a special court designated for the National Investigation Agency []

25 May 2022 8:07 pm
Contact tracing intensified after Omicron subvariants BA.4, BA.5 detected, says expert

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): After the detection of Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 in India, the government has intensified contact tracing said a health expert on Wednesday. The first case of the subvariants was confirmed in India on Sunday. Speaking to ANI, Dr N K Arora, who is chairperson of the Covid working []

25 May 2022 7:03 pm
MP: Postmaster spends Rs 1.25 crore of depositors on IPL betting; arrested

Sagar, May 25 (PTI) A sub-postmaster in Madhya Pradeshs Sagar district allegedly spent depositors money to the tune of Rs 1.25 crore on IPL betting, an official said on Wednesday. The accused, Vishal Ahirwar (36), was arrested on May 20 after matter came to light earlier this month when some people contacted the sub-post office, []

25 May 2022 5:34 pm
Hypertension most common co-morbidity: Delhi hospital study on COVID-19 patients

New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) Doctors at a Delhi government-run hospital have conducted a study to examine the epidemiological characteristics of the pandemic by describing clinical profiles of COVID-19 patients, and found that hypertension was the most common co-morbidity among them. The outbreak of the pandemic in Delhi was first reported in March 2020. A []

25 May 2022 4:47 pm
Gunman kills 19 children, 2 teachers at Texas elementary school

UVALDE, Texas, May 24 (Reuters) A teenage gunman murdered at least 19 children and two teachers after storming into a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, the latest bout of gun-fueled mass killing in the United States and the nations worst school shooting in nearly a decade. The carnage began with the 18-year-old suspect, identified []

25 May 2022 12:37 pm
India allows duty-free imports of crude soyoil, crude sunflower oil

NEW DELHI, May 24 (Reuters) India has allowed duty-free imports of 2 million tonnes each of crude soyoil and crude sunflower oil for the current and the next fiscal year to March 2024, a government order said on Tuesday, as part of efforts to keep a lid on local prices. Trade and government officials []

25 May 2022 12:21 pm
Indias retirees tap savings, eat less as living costs soar

NEW DELHI, May 25 (Reuters) T.L. Wali, a 66-year-old lawyer in Delhis high court, had been looking forward to retirement. But with Indias living costs soaring, he is now forced to dip into his savings and will need to keep working longer just to pay for medicine, travel and household expenses. I cant even []

25 May 2022 12:02 pm
Tedros re-elected as head of World Health Organization

GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) The World Health Organizations (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on Tuesday. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen []

24 May 2022 8:54 pm
Sweden: 5th COVID-19 shot to , pregnant women

STOCKHOLM (AP) Sweden is recommending a fifth COVID-19 vaccine dose for people with an increased risk of becoming seriously ill, including pregnant women and anyone aged 65 and over, authorities said Tuesday, adding that the country must be prepared for an increased spread during the upcoming autumn and winter season. The vaccine is our []

24 May 2022 8:07 pm
Govt could restrict sugar exports to 10 million tonnes: Official sources

New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) The government is likely to restrict sugar exports to 10 million tonnes for the first time in six years in order to maintain enough domestic supply and prevent the rise in prices, according to official sources. Mills have contracted for export of 9 million tonnes of sugar so far in []

24 May 2022 7:17 pm
Indian oil minister says oil at $110 a barrel not sustainable

DAVOS, Switzerland, May 24 (Reuters) Indias Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday that a crude oil price of $110 a barrel was not sustainable, as the world faces an energy price crisis which is contributing to rising global inflation. Oil prices have surged this year, with []

24 May 2022 6:30 pm
Punjab Health Minister Vijay Singla sacked over corruption, arrested soon afterwards

Chandigarh, May 24 (PTI) Punjab Health Minister Vijay Singla was sacked from the state Cabinet Tuesday over graft charges, and was arrested shortly afterwards, with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann asserting his government has zero-tolerance to corruption. The chief minister himself announced Singlas removal from the Cabinet which was sworn-in just two months ago after the []

24 May 2022 6:06 pm
Whats the 4-nation Quad, where did it come from?

TOKYO (AP) Leaders of the U.S., Japan, Australia and India gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday for a summit of the Quad. What is the group, where did it come from and why do diplomats keep coming up with strange names for various partnerships? WHAT IS THE QUAD? Formally the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, the Quad []

24 May 2022 11:06 am