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Cyclone Gulab makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh; Odisha experiences light rain
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Cyclone Gulab makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh; Odisha experiences light rain

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Odisha experienced light to moderate rainfall as cyclone Gulab made landfall at a place in Andhra Pradesh, about 95 kilometres from Gopalpur in the state where a large number of people have been evacuated as a precautionary measure, officials said. The wind speed of the cyclone is much less in Odisha compared to that in the neighbouring state during landfall. Special Relief Commissioner P K Jena said after 12 noon of Sunday, the cyclonic storm suddenly picked up speed and moved over the Bay of Bengal towards the landmass at 25 kilometres per hour (kmph) from the earlier 17 kmph and made the landfall three hours ahead of the expected time. “Though three hours have passed since the landfall process started at 6 pm, there is so far not much ...
Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Public celebration banned in these states
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Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Public celebration banned in these states

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Amid the fears of a possible COVID-19 third wave, some states have banned public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi to prevent large gatherings. Maharashtra The Maharashtra government has now prohibited any physical 'darshan' of Ganesh idols or entry into Ganpati Mandals (associations) during the festival, which is usually celebrated on a large scale in the state. Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said the third wave of COVID-19 is already here, and requested people to celebrate the festival at home. Only "online" darshan will be allowed in Mumbai. On August 22, the state government had issued guidelines regarding the celebrations, saying that processions should not be taken out before installing and immersing Ganesh idols. Delhi The...
Expo 2020 Dubai: India to feature its march to become $5 tn economy, fightback against COVID-19
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Expo 2020 Dubai: India to feature its march to become $5 tn economy, fightback against COVID-19

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The Indian pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai will feature the country’s fightback against COVID-19 and its emergence as a global business hub presenting huge opportunities for the world, according to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The Dubai Expo, which runs from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, will welcome millions of visitors from across the globe throughout a six-month celebration of creativity, innovation, humanity, and world cultures. In a statement released on September 2, the ministry said that the country will showcase a resurgent India’s march to becoming a $5 Trillion economy in the post-COVID world. “The India Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai starting October 1 is set to showcase a resurgent India’s march to becoming a $5 T...
Canada to extend ban on arriving passenger flights from India
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Canada to extend ban on arriving passenger flights from India

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Canada will extend its ban on arriving passenger flights from India to September 21 because of the risks posed by COVID-19, the federal transport ministry said in a statement. The ban was first imposed on April 22 and has already been rolled over several times. The measure does not apply to cargo flights or medical transfers.
Retail inflation eases slightly to 6.26%, remains above RBI’s comfort level
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Retail inflation eases slightly to 6.26%, remains above RBI’s comfort level

By Administrator_India Capital Sands India’s retail inflation eased marginally to 6.26 per cent in June from 6.30 per cent in the previous month owing to moderation in rural inflation, even as it remained above the upper range of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) 2-6 per cent target for the second straight month, the official data showed on Monday. Retail inflation, measured by the consumer price inflation (CPI) index, is the main price gauge that the RBI tracks. It remained elevated due to soaring fuel prices and costlier items in the food basket. Economists said the high retail inflation could be a cause for concern for the RBI, though it might not be in a hurry to tweak the policy rate or its accommodative stance. The minutes of the RBI’s June policy meeting had showed ...
Dilip Kumar, legendary actor, passes away at 98
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Dilip Kumar, legendary actor, passes away at 98

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Legendary actor Mohammed Yusuf Khan, known professionally as Dilip Kumar, passed away on July 7 due to prolonged illness. He was 98 years old. The news of Kumar’s demise was confirmed by Dr. Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital. Kumar is survived by his wife Saira Banu, who is also a renowned actor. "With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him we return," his family friend Faisal Farooqui posted on Kumar's Twitter account. The veteran actor was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a non-COVID-19 hospital in Mumbai's suburban Khar on June 29 following complaints of breathlessness as a "precauti...
Maharashtra To Unlock From Monday In Five Levels: 10 Points
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Maharashtra To Unlock From Monday In Five Levels: 10 Points

By Administrator_India Capital Sands New Delhi: Maharashtra announced a five-step unlock plan from Monday in a late-night order yesterday, a day after the state government's U-turn on ease of restrictions announced by a minister earlier. Here is your 10-point cheat sheet to this big story: The new guidelines come into effect from Monday with the districts of the state divided into five levels based on positivity rate and oxygen bed occupancies. The first level, for districts with less than five per cent positivity rate and below 25 per cent oxygen bed occupancy will be allowed to unlock fully with no restrictions. There are 18 districts that come under the first level of unlock. All restaurants, malls, salons, movie theatres, shops can open in districts under level 1. T...
Cyclone Tauktae: Navy Rescues 132 People Onboard Barge Adrift Off Mumbai
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Cyclone Tauktae: Navy Rescues 132 People Onboard Barge Adrift Off Mumbai

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Mumbai:  The Indian Navy has rescued 146 people on board a barge that went adrift in the Arabia Sea near Mumbai hours before a very severe cyclonic storm with winds gusting up to 185 km per hour made landfall on the Gujarat coast, an official said on Tuesday. The Navy had deployed three of its frontline warships after receiving messages to rescue 410 people on board two barges off the Mumbai coast on Monday. The ships deployed to extend assistance to the two barges were INS Kolkata, INS Kochi and INS Talwar. "A total of 132 persons from Barge P305 have been rescued in extremely challenging sea conditions," a Navy spokesperson said on Tuesday morning. The Search and Rescue (SAR) operations continued through the night for the remainin...
Oxygen shortage in India sparks demand for $1,000 concentrator machines
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Oxygen shortage in India sparks demand for $1,000 concentrator machines

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Raphael Koch, a retailer of medical devices in the small Swiss town of Wil, has been busy for the past two weeks fielding a flurry of phone calls. Most are from Indians or India-based companies looking for oxygen concentrators, with some even wanting as many as 500 at once. But Koch’s Oxymed store barely has any stock left of the little known machines that separate the critical gas from air and assist patients with low blood-oxygen levels. And he isn’t expecting fresh supplies from manufacturers at least until mid-June. “They’re desperate,” he said, referring to the callers he’s been speaking to lately. “They tell me about relatives dying on the streets, that there’s no space in the hospitals and that the few oxygen concentrators that are still av...
Lockdown must be the last resort, says Modi as India grapples with Covid-19
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Lockdown must be the last resort, says Modi as India grapples with Covid-19

By Administrator_India Capital Sands As the country grapples with a worrying second wave of coronavirus infections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to states that lockdowns should be the last option. In a hurriedly called address to the nation late Tuesday evening, the PM said economic activity and livelihood must remain least impacted. His call for patience during the crisis period came in the backdrop of several states rushing to announce curfews and severe restrictions in different ways. “We have to save the country from lockdown...States should focus on micro-containment zones,” Modi said. The PM asked state governments to urge migrant workers to stay where they are and give them confidence that they wouldn’t lose their income and livelihood. He also gave an assurance...