RBI takes stock of preparedness for card tokenisation

More than a month after extending the deadline to meet the card-on-file (tokenisation) rules, Reserve Bank of India last week held a meeting with top merchants and payment aggregators to gauge their preparedness, two people aware of the development told ET. The central bank, which took industry feedback on the readiness of banks and card … Read more

Over 171 crore COVID-19 doses administered in India

More than 44 lakh (44,08,918) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Wednesday. The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 171 crore on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said. More than 44 lakh (44,08,918) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Wednesday. More than 1.60 crore (1,60,95,273) precaution doses have … Read more

Taste a tukda of democracy: Evolution of voter turnout trends in India

As another election marathon starts off today – spread over a month, seven phases, and five states – political parties and their candidates will be anxious to see how many citizens queue up in their favour. But a far more essential question for India’s democracy will be answered when we know how many citizens will … Read more

More Evidence That Pandemic Delayed Cancer Diagnoses

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — New research offers fresh proof that the COVID-19 pandemic delayed cancer diagnoses in the United States, increasing patients’ risk for poor outcomes. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 9 million patients at over 1,200 Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. Procedures to … Read more

India signs 3-year import deal with Omifco for 1MT/year of urea: Reports

India has signed a three-year urea import deal with Oman India Fertiliser Company (Omifco) to ship in 1 million tonnes of the crop nutrient a year, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Omifco is owned 50% by Oman Oil Co (OQ) and 25% each by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (Iffco) and Krishak … Read more

Protesters angry over Covid-19 mandates blocked roads in Canada. Now a judge has temporarily banned some from honking their horns

For nearly two weeks, Canadian truckers have been protesting a new rule that requires them to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or face a two-week quarantine in their homes after they return across the US-Canadian border. Others have joined to rally against mask mandates, lockdowns, restrictions on gatherings and other Covid-19 preventative efforts in the … Read more

Participation of women in govt jobs in Uttar Pradesh will be increased: Anurag Thakur

The participation of women in government jobs in Uttar Pradesh will be increased and, if needed, the BJP government in the state will bring a law in this regard, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur said on Wednesday. The BJP leader, who is campaigning for the UP assembly polls, hailed the Yogi Adityanath … Read more

‘Substantial’ Heart Risks Up to a Year After COVID-19

Feb. 9, 2022 — People who have had COVID-19 have an increased risk of heart disease 12 months after infection, a danger that is substantial and spans an array of heart and vasculars disorders, a deep dive into federal data suggests. “I went into this thinking that this is most likely happening in people to … Read more

How to lead the society and create noteworthy social change? Here’s what youth can do

There are various ways in which the youth can achieve so, by creating signs and posters using art which are deemed effective in educating as can videos and speeches. By Shrikant Tyagi India’s population is among the youngest in the fast-growing world, and this valuable asset needs to be carefully empowered with adequate skill sets … Read more

Insights on being good social media influencer by Dheeraj Jorwal

One of the keys to becoming social media influencers is having passion and love for the work and the content one creates. We all wanted to be praised and admired by the people. A good influencer needs to be seen by the right set of people with the right choices. A decent social media influencer … Read more