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Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute, KSIDC join hands to set up ₹260-cr medical devices park

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Thiruvananthapuram-based Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology will join hands with the Kerala government to set up a ₹260-crore medical devices park, the institute has said in a release. To be called MedSpark, the medical devices park will come up in the Life Sciences Park of the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation…

Customs register two cases against Kerala govt for accepting consignments by UAE for personal use

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SynopsisThe Customs said that “some powerful persons” in the state government had accepted those items as “gifts for distribution at certain places” and will have to be questioned for clarification in the caseAgenciesKOCHI (Kerala): The Customs department has registered two cases against the Kerala government for allegedly accepting consignments of Quran and 18,000 kg of…

Congress ‘worst pest’ for agriculture sector: BJP

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The BJP on Thursday rejected the allegations of the Congress against the Union government over three agriculture sector bills as “complete lies” and alleged that the opposition party was the “worst pest“. The Congress had earlier said that the farm sector legislations brought in by the government defeat the purpose of the Green Revolution and…

Over 1,600 Indian cos received USD 1 billion FDI from China during Apr 2016-Mar 2020: Govt data

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NEW DELHI: More than 1,600 Indian companies have received foreign direct investments worth USD 1 billion from China during the April 2016 to March 2020 period, according to government data. The data was provided in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday to a question on whether it is a fact that large…

24 toppers score perfect 100 in JEE Main 2020

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The result for JEE-Mains was announced on Friday with 24 students scoring 100 percentile in the engineering entrance exam which was postponed twice in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.While Telangana has maximum 100 percentile scorers at 8, Delhi is at the second spot with 5 hundred percentile scorers followed by Rajasthan (4), Andhra Pradesh (3),…

States may have to cut FY21 capital spending by Rs 3.4 lakh crore: ICRA

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New Delhi: State governments may be forced to cut capital expenditure (capex) by as much as Rs 3.4 lakh crore in FY21 due to shortfalls in goods and service tax (GST) compensation and central tax devolution, despite the options for additional borrowings put forth by the Centre, ratings agency ICRA said. The additional borrowing options…

5,684 more Covid-19 cases in TN

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An additional 5,684 coronavirus cases were reported in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours to take the total number of infections to 4.74 lakh.In the last 24 hours, a record 83,266 samples were tested.After 6,599 Covid-19 patients were discharged, the number of active cases stood at 4.16 lakh. The number of deaths increased by…

Rise in number of Covid-19 cases due to increase in testing: Kejriwal

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the situation in the nationals capital is under control now.“There has been a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi but this because we have increased the number of testing from 20,000 to 40,000 per day,” said Kejriwal.Delhi’s recovery rateAccording to the data, the…

PM CARES: Initial corpus of Rs 2.25 lakh given by Narendra Modi

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had contributed Rs 2.25 lakh towards the initial corpus of PM CARES Fund when it was set up on March 27 following the Covid-19 outbreak, said senior officials. ET had reported on Wednesday that the annual audited statement of the PM CARES for 2019-20 mentioned an initial corpus of…

Notefynd wins TiE competition

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Notefynd, a learning platform in which students can share notes and video explanations in their areas of interest, has been adjudged the winner of 2020 TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) Virtual Competition.TiE Hyderabad launched TYE Virtual programme in June 2020, wherein 42 of the 207 applicants underwent a rigorous curriculum on entrepreneurship development with several classroom…

Unlock 4.0: Metros can resume operations from Sep 7 on graded manner, says Home Ministry

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Metro services across the country can resume operations in a graded manner from September 7, the Home Ministry said on Saturday, releasing the Unlock 4.0 guidelines, which come into effect from Tuesday next.In this regard, Standard Operating Procedure will be issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.Also, all social/ academic/ sports/ entertainment/cultural/religious/political functions…

For PESB, it’s a tough job filling top slots in Shipping Corp, BPCL

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The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) on Thursday picked BK Tyagi for the post of Director (Liner and Passenger Services) at Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.Tyagi, currently a general manager, was selected from a panel of six short-listed internal candidates interviewed by the government’s head-hunter, according to the PESB.The post of Director (Liner and Passenger…

DRDO offers free access to patents to start-ups, SMEs

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The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has opened up its huge pool of intellectual property by offering 1,500 patents to entrepreneurs free of cost. “To give a big boost for defence manufacturing in the country, the DRDO is offering 1,500 of its patents, including critical missile technology, life sciences, and naval technology for free…

Over 4 lakh admit cards downloaded for NEET within 3 hours

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Over four lakh admit cards for medical entrance exam NEET were downloaded within three hours on Wednesday, sources said. The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the admit cards for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) at 12 pm on Wednesday. “Admit cards of NEET were available for download at 12 today. Over 4 lakh candidates have…

Interest to be paid on net GST with effect from September 1

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Finance Ministry has fixed September 1 as appointed date for charging interest on delayed payment of net GST liability.Net liability refers to gross tax liability minus input tax credit. The GST Council had approved a retrospective amendment but the notification currently has only been issued for the go forward period. There are diverse opinions over…