Wednesday, June 7, 2023



94 lakh Unique Disability ID cards issued in India, just 9 in Bengal: Official data

New Delhi, June 6: Out of total 94 lakh unique disability identification cards issued throughout the country, just nine have been generated from West Bengal till now, according to official data. Unique Disability Identity Card (UDID) is a card to help persons with disabilities avail the benefits extended to them through various schemes. According to the data shared by the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry, 94.30 lakh e-UDID cards have been generated in 716 districts in all states/Union Territories till now. Out of which, just nine have been generated from...

India played key role in drugs manufacturing, vaccine development during Covid pandemic: WHO chief scientist

HYDERABAD, June 6: India played a key role globally in the development of vaccines and manufacturing of drugs, diagnostics and therapeutics in the three years of the Covid-19 pandemic, WHO chief scientist Jeremy Farrar said on Tuesday. Dr Farrar, who is attending the third G20 Health Working Group meeting here, praised India for the way it has hosted the G20 presidency despite complications and tensions around the world. "The world's a very complicated place at the moment. It's tense. We all lived through the last three years of a terrific...

LSD worth Rs 10.5 crore found in largest ever seizure, 6 arrested

New Delhi, June 6: The Narcotics Control Bureau on Tuesday claimed to have busted a pan-India drugs trafficking network operating on the dark web with the "largest ever" seizure of 15,000 LSD blots in one operation and arrest of six people who are students and youngsters. LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide is a synthetic chemical based-drug and is categorised as a hallucinogen. The network, which operated in the darknet and used cryptocurrencies for payments, was spread across Poland, the Netherlands, the US and various states in India, an official said....

Govt asks airlines to devise mechanism for reasonable pricing of air tickets

New Delhi, June 5: The government on Monday asked airlines to devise a mechanism to ensure reasonable airfares amid a surge in air ticket prices, particularly on certain routes that were earlier served by Go First. During an hour-long meeting of the airlines advisory group, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia shared his concerns about the steep rise in airfares on certain routes. Airlines have been asked to self-monitor airfares on routes that have seen considerable rise in ticket prices, particularly those that were served by Go First earlier. Go First...

G20: India proposes medical countermeasure coordination platform to set standards for public good

HYDERABAD, June 4: India, under its G20 presidency, has proposed a medical countermeasure coordination platform that will help set norms and standards for the common public good, equity and a voice for the global south to effectively deal with challenges of any Covid-like pandemic. The mechanism will focus on strengthening the global application of digital health, Dr Lakshmi Narasimhan Balaji, Senior Adviser Health, UNICEF, said on Sunday. He is attending the third G20 Health Working Group meeting being held here from June 4 to 6. "It took close to one...
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