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IT professionals assisting municipal authorities inside a "war room" focused on tracking the spread of Covid-19 in Bengaluru, India.(Reuters)

'World's happiest country' seeks IT professionals from India

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 10:51 PM IST
  • Finland has warned that the nation of 5.5 million needs to practically double immigration levels to 20,000-30,000 a year to maintain public services.
Mumbai remains India’s most expensive city at 78th rank but has dropped 18 places in this year’s ranking.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai remains India’s most expensive city at 78th rank but has dropped 18 places in this year’s ranking.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Ashgabat world’s most expensive city for expats, Mumbai drops 18 places: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 08:45 PM IST
  • The survey used New York City, ranked 14 on the list, as the base city and currency movements were measured against the US dollar.
Archery generic image(Getty Images)
Archery generic image(Getty Images)

Archery WC: Indian women's recurve team finishes second in qualification

PTI | , Paris
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 07:27 PM IST
The Indian women's recurve team bounced back strongly after the disappointment of missing out on an Olympic quota to finish second behind Mexico in the qualification round of the Archery World Cup Stage 3, here on Tuesday.
A general view of a crowded market is pictured after the authorities eased a lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against Covid-19, in New Delhi.(AFP)
A general view of a crowded market is pictured after the authorities eased a lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against Covid-19, in New Delhi.(AFP)

India’s daily Covid cases further fall to 53,256; new deaths at 1,422

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 10:06 AM IST
As many as 1,422 succumbed to the viral disease and 78,190 recovered, taking the death toll and total recoveries to 388,135 and 28,844,199 respectively. The daily recoveries continued to outnumber the new cases for the 39th consecutive day
Health workers in PPE coveralls working at a temporary Covid testing facility set up at Sarai Kale Khan in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
Health workers in PPE coveralls working at a temporary Covid testing facility set up at Sarai Kale Khan in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Covid-19 cases in India drop to 58,419, lowest since March 30

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 09:20 AM IST
As many as 1,576 succumbed to the viral disease in the 24-hour-span and 87,619 recovered, taking the death toll and total recoveries to 386,713 and 28,766,009, respectively. The daily recoveries continued to outnumber the new cases for the 38th consecutive day.
The Union health ministry said on Friday that there has been a continuous decline in the daily infections since the country reported a peak of over 414,000 cases on May 7.(AFP Photo)
The Union health ministry said on Friday that there has been a continuous decline in the daily infections since the country reported a peak of over 414,000 cases on May 7.(AFP Photo)

India's daily Covid cases fall to 60,753, slight increase in new deaths at 1,647

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:16 AM IST
Saturday’s cases are 1,727 less than that of Friday’s when 62,480 people were detected Covid-19 positive. On the other hand, the death toll on Saturday is 60 more than that of Friday’s when 1,587 fatalities were reported, the lowest in over two months.
Even though India has managed to gain slight control over the second wave of the pandemic after it had witnessed its worst health crisis in April this year, the possibility of a third and more deadly wave is still lurking.(Reuters file photo)
Even though India has managed to gain slight control over the second wave of the pandemic after it had witnessed its worst health crisis in April this year, the possibility of a third and more deadly wave is still lurking.(Reuters file photo)

India reports 62,480 new Covid-19 cases, active cases go below 800,000

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Friday’s case count is 4,728 less than that of Thursday’s when 67,208 people tested positive for the viral disease. Since Wednesday, the country had been witnessing a marginal increase in its daily tally when 62,224 cases were reported. While on Tuesday, 60,471 people were detected Covid-19 positive, the lowest single-day rise in more than 70 days.
Experts stressed the need for more studies on the 'Delta plus’ variant of coronavirus before reaching any conclusion.(AFP)
Experts stressed the need for more studies on the 'Delta plus’ variant of coronavirus before reaching any conclusion.(AFP)

Expert weighs in on immune escape potential of Delta plus Covid variant

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 06:04 PM IST
  • Earlier this week, scientists said that the highly transmissible Delta Covid variant, first identified in India, has further mutated to form the Delta plus.
India, which follows the April-March financial year, saw Bangladesh at the fifth position in its list of top export destinations for FY-21. (PTI)
India, which follows the April-March financial year, saw Bangladesh at the fifth position in its list of top export destinations for FY-21. (PTI)

Bangladesh is now among India’s top 5 export destinations

By Rajeev Jayaswal, Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 04:30 AM IST
  • India’s exports to Bangladesh rose 46% on an annualised basis at $3.16 billion in January-March, securing it the fourth position after the US ($15.41 billion), China ($5.92 billion) and UAE ($5.34 billion)
India's official kit for Olympics unveiled.(IOA)
India's official kit for Olympics unveiled.(IOA)

India chief laments lack of contest but confident of 'double digit' goal

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 08:01 PM IST
  • Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Narinder Batra rues the lack of competition for the country's athletes in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympics due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is confident that the team can achieve its "double digit" medal target in Tokyo.
The ministry said India and China should not make the differences on the boundary dictate overall bilateral ties.(ANI file photo for representation)
The ministry said India and China should not make the differences on the boundary dictate overall bilateral ties.(ANI file photo for representation)

Don’t be suspicious, China tells India on Galwan anniversary

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 12:18 AM IST
New Delhi has repeatedly dismissed Beijing’s attempts to blame India for the ongoing border tension in eastern Ladakh, saying China’s People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) troops illegally trespassed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) last year in May.
The walking test can be repeated every six to eight hours.(Unsplash. Representative image)
The walking test can be repeated every six to eight hours.(Unsplash. Representative image)

Centre recommends ‘6 minute walking test’ to check hypoxia in Covid patients

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 12:22 PM IST
Taking to Twitter, the ministry of information and broadcasting said on Monday the walking test to check Hypoxia is recommended for asymptomatic, mild and moderate patients of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) who are being treated at home.
A total of 253,195,048 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease in India till now of which 3,484,239 were inoculated in the last 24 hours.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
A total of 253,195,048 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease in India till now of which 3,484,239 were inoculated in the last 24 hours.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

India sees another dip in daily Covid-19 tally with 70,421 new cases

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2021 09:13 AM IST
Covid-19 cases: From Monday, several states and Union territories (UTs) are implementing more relaxations under their unlock plans in order to restart their economies.
A total of 253,195,048 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease in India till now. (AFP)
A total of 253,195,048 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease in India till now. (AFP)

Covid-19 updates: West Bengal logs 3,519 new cases, 78 deaths in last 24hrs

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2021 11:51 PM IST
The active cases in India have further declined to 973,158 and constitute nearly 3.49% of the caseload while the overall recoveries have climbed to 28,162,947. On Monday, daily recoveries continued to outnumber the daily infections for the 32nd consecutive day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit virtually.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit virtually.(PTI)

India’s engagement with G7 stands on its own, govt looking forward to COP26: MEA

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 07:38 PM IST
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was understanding and supportive of PM Modi’s decision to attend the G7 summit virtually, the ministry of external affairs said on Sunday.
Chris Evans once opened up about his Indian connection.
Chris Evans once opened up about his Indian connection.

When Chris Evans spoke about his spiritual connection with India

PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 01:43 PM IST
  • On Chris Evans' 40th birthday, here's a look at the time when the Captain America actor spoke about his visit to India.
On Friday, 91,702 Covid-19 cases were recorded across the country.(AFP file photo)
On Friday, 91,702 Covid-19 cases were recorded across the country.(AFP file photo)

India's daily Covid tally falls below 90,000-mark with 84,332 new cases

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 09:20 AM IST
As many as 4,002 people succumbed to the viral disease and 121,311 recovered on Saturday, taking the death toll and recoveries to 367,081 and 27,911,384 respectively. The active cases have come down to 1,080,690 and constitute 3.83 per cent of the caseload.
A solar eclipse, or Surya Grahan, is when the Earth gets engulfed in the shadow the moon casts when it covers the Sun.(Unsplash)
A solar eclipse, or Surya Grahan, is when the Earth gets engulfed in the shadow the moon casts when it covers the Sun.(Unsplash)

Solar eclipse 2021: When and how to watch from India, US, and other countries

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 05:48 PM IST
  • Solar eclipses last only a few minutes and eclipse enthusiasts are advised to never look directly at the Sun, even if the Sun is partly or mostly obscured.
India has been inoculating its people with AstraZeneca shots produced at the Serum Institute of India, and Covaxin made by Bharat Biotech.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
India has been inoculating its people with AstraZeneca shots produced at the Serum Institute of India, and Covaxin made by Bharat Biotech.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Indian experts urge faster inoculations ahead of free Covid-19 shots

Reuters | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the Union government would take over the inoculation programme from Indian states and offer free doses to everyone over the age of 18.
India, which has the fifth-largest economy with a GDP of $2.9 trillion, ranked “a surprisingly low” 18th in Bitcoin investment gains at $241 million.(Reuters)
India, which has the fifth-largest economy with a GDP of $2.9 trillion, ranked “a surprisingly low” 18th in Bitcoin investment gains at $241 million.(Reuters)

US investors gained most from 2020 Bitcoin boom, India ranked ‘surprisingly low’

Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 06:04 PM IST
  • The meteoric rise of Bitcoin has minted scores of crypto millionaires, and the report suggests that US investors have benefited the most from the 2020 boom, followed by Chinese traders who gained $1.1 billion.
People travelling abroad for education will have to present documents related to admission offers or associated formal communications.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
People travelling abroad for education will have to present documents related to admission offers or associated formal communications.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)

Covid-19: Need to travel abroad for education, employment? Centre issues SOPs

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 09:31 PM IST
People who are seeking to travel abroad for education, employment or as a part of the Indian contingent to the Tokyo Olympics will be allowed to take the second dose of Covishield before the mandated minimum interval of 84 days from the date of first dose.
Goa nightclubs, bars to remain shut 'till Covid- 19 comes under control'(Photo by Michael DeMarco on Unsplash)
Goa nightclubs, bars to remain shut 'till Covid- 19 comes under control'(Photo by Michael DeMarco on Unsplash)

Goa nightclubs, bars to remain shut 'till Covid-19 comes under control'

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Goa Ports Minister and BJP leader Michael Lobo says that the state's nightlife 'can resume after we see that Covid-19 cases across India are coming under control'. He suggested tourism be opened in a phased manner prioritising those activities which won't trigger transmission of coronavirus.
The Indian cricket team (FILE Photo)(Getty Images)
The Indian cricket team (FILE Photo)(Getty Images)

Former Pak cricketer on why 'Indian cricket system is much better than Pak'

UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 02:42 PM IST
  • Former Pakistan spinner stated that the Indian cricketing system is better than Pakistan's and how well they take care of their players.
The finance ministers and central bank governors of the G7 countries met in London for two days of talks.(AP)
The finance ministers and central bank governors of the G7 countries met in London for two days of talks.(AP)

Will India benefit from G7 deal on global minimum 15% corporate tax?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 03:55 PM IST
  • The G7 nations, comprising the US, UK, Germany, France, Canada, Italy and Japan, agreed to support a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15 per cent on large firms in each country they operate.
Ruskin Bond curates new poem to ‘lament’ environmental loss in Dehradun, Mussoorie(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial)
Ruskin Bond curates new poem to ‘lament’ environmental loss in Dehradun, Mussoorie(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial)

Ruskin Bond curates new poem to lament environmental loss in Dehradun, Mussoorie

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2021 11:50 AM IST
  • Ruskin Bond’s new poem ‘Dirge of Dehradun’ laments the current environmental degradation in ‘the twin cities of happiness’ that is Dehradun and Mussoorie which were once picturesque towns in the foothills of the Himalayas but are now decaying. Read the emotional lines inside
World Environment Day 2021: Alia Bhatt, Dia Mirza, Sidharth Malhotra and others pledge to support nature(Instagram/aliaabhatt/diamirzaofficial/sidmalhotra/shraddhakapoor/kritisanon/varundvn)
World Environment Day 2021: Alia Bhatt, Dia Mirza, Sidharth Malhotra and others pledge to support nature(Instagram/aliaabhatt/diamirzaofficial/sidmalhotra/shraddhakapoor/kritisanon/varundvn)

Environment Day: Alia Bhatt, Dia Mirza, Sidharth Malhotra, others pledge support

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 03:51 PM IST
  • World Environment Day 2021: From Shraddha Kapoor being ‘grateful’ to Kriti Sanon's pictures from the wild, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan becoming one with flora and fauna and campaigns run by Alia Bhatt, Dia Mirza and Madhuri Dixit, here's how Bollywood pledges to protect environment
USTR in January suspended 25 percent tariffs on $1.3 billion in French goods imposed in the digital tax dispute.(AFP)
USTR in January suspended 25 percent tariffs on $1.3 billion in French goods imposed in the digital tax dispute.(AFP)

US suspends punitive tariffs on India, UK, EU nations in digital tax dispute

AFP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in a statement that the United States remains committed to reaching a consensus on international tax issues through the OECD and G20 processes.
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