Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicGovernment of India

Topic: Government of India

Foxconn to restart factory in southern India after protests by workers

Foxconn, the main assembler of Apple Inc.’s iPhones, has agreed to all demands made by the employees and will resume production soon, the Tamil Nadu government said in a statement.

Modi govt cuts import duty on refined palm oil to 12.5% from 17.5%

The govt has cut import duties on refined and crude edible oils several times this year to rein in the prices of edible oil. The last reduction on import duty was done on 14 October.

25 Omicron cases detected in India with mostly mild symptoms, health ministry says

At a joint press briefing Friday, the Centre said Omicron has not proven to be burden on the healthcare system & the symptoms have mostly been mild but the guard mustn't be lowered.

Undisclosed credits amounting Rs 20,353 cr detected in Panama, Paradise paper leaks: Govt

Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, MoS for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary said the amount has been detected with respect to 930 India-linked entities associated with the two leaks.

Terrorist incidents decreased in JK after Article 370 was revoked, govt tells Rajya Sabha

MoS for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai also informed that 14 terrorists have been apprehended and 165 terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir between December 2020-November 2021.

Centre writes to 13 states, UTs expressing concerns over declining Covid testing rates

In the letter, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stressed on maintaining high testing rates given the recent increase in travelling due to events like festivals and vacations.

Modi govt releases balance of Rs 44,000 crore to states to compensate for GST shortfall

With the release of Rs 44,000 cr, the total amount released in the current fiscal year as back-to-back loan in-lieu of GST compensation is Rs 1.59 lakh cr, the finance ministry said.

Plan to privatise Bharat Petroleum delayed as bidders struggle to find partners

The sale of state-run refiner-cum-fuel retailer BPCL would have fetched about $13 billion for the exchequer and other shareholders.

Modi govt asks states to utilise unallocated power from central stations amid coal crisis

The power ministry also said that the distribution companies should not sell electricity in the power exchange and starve their own consumers.

Centre dissolves Ordnance Factory Board, transfers employees, assets & management to 7 PSUs

OFB is currently a defence ministry entity and supplies critical arms, ammunition to the three armed forces and the paramilitary.

On Camera

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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