Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicHardeep Singh Puri

Topic: Hardeep Singh Puri

Pushed by ‘Covid growth drivers’, India on course to be $5 tn economy by 2024-25, says Puri

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri was addressing a session on reviving the economy at the 8th national forum hosted by Public Affairs Forum of India, a not-for-profit society.

What are saroops — holy Sikh scriptures flown in from Kabul, carried by Hardeep Puri on his head

Three saroops of Shri Guru Granth Sahib were flown in from Kabul last week. ThePrint explains what they are and the history of Sikhism in Afghanistan.

Women press corps told to vacate Delhi office, clear dues of Rs 30 lakh, but body says rent paid

In an eviction notice on 5 August, govt asked IWPC to vacate office after expiration of lease and concessional period. IWPC says there has been a communication gap.

Madhya Pradesh levies highest tax on petrol, Rajasthan on diesel, govt tells Lok Sabha

Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri also informed the Lok Sabha that the excise duty collected from petrol was Rs 1,01,598 crore and from diesel was Rs 2,33,296 crore during FY20-21.

Petroleum Minister Hardeep Puri dials UAE, other oil-producing nations over fuel prices

Petrol prices have breached the Rs 100-per-litre mark in over half a dozen states and union territories, while diesel is being sold at over Rs 100/litre in Odisha and Rajasthan.

Saket Gokhale should’ve done due diligence before ‘defamatory’ tweets on Lakshmi Puri, HC says

Activist Saket Gokhale had raised questions on the assets of former diplomat Lakshmi Puri and her husband Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in a series of tweets last month.

Delhi HC directs Saket Gokhale to remove ‘defamatory’ tweets against ex-diplomat Lakshmi Puri

The court also restrained Gokhale from posting 'scandalous' tweets against Lakshmi Puri and her husband Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri during the course of the defamation suit.

‘It’s humanity’: BJP defends minister for helping Mallika Dua after Right-wing slams party

Pro-BJP individuals & Right-wing supporters criticised Union Minister Hardeep Puri for responding to Mallika Dua's tweet and arranging tocilizumab for her mother. Dua & her father, journalist Vinod Dua, are BJP critics.

With less than 300 choppers, India’s helicopter market dwindles, industry wants better rules

India's helicopter potential in tourism, mining, corporate travel and medical services remains severely underused.

Airports Authority of India clears Rs 242 crore to develop airport in Ayodhya

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that around 270 acres of land has been made available by the Uttar Pradesh government for the first phase of airport development.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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