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    India on Thursday witnessed an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, with 3,303 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, the union health ministry reported. There were 39 fatalities over the same period. O...

    โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ IAS officer Arun Sekhri has been posted as labour commissioner while Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu has been appointed as secretary, home affairs and justice, according to the official order. "When the rules-based order was under challenge in Asia, the advice we got from Europe was 'do more trade'. At least we're not giving you that advice," Jaishankar said at a Town Hall event at the Raisina Dialogue, India's premier geo-political and geo-economic dialogue. "In terms of Afghanistan, please show me which part of the rules-based order justified what the world did there," he said while interacting with his counterparts from Europe. The number of Covid-19 infections in Delhi, Mumbai, Noida, Gurugram and other parts of the country is witnessing a slow and steady rise. spin casino india India has been raising with China the plight of approximately 22,000 Indian students enrolled in Chinese universities who are unable to go back for physical classes. However, the neighbouring country has till date refused to let them enter. Over 24,459 precaution doses of the Covid vaccines were administered to beneficiaries in the age group of 18-59 years till 7 pm on Wednesday, taking the total number of such doses given in this age group to 2,35,786, according to the health ministry's data. Are Indians grappling with vaccine fatigue? Is there a reluctance to take a booster shot? Some experts say yes, and attribute it to a combination of fear, confusion and misinformation. A senior police officer said there was a fight between the clients of two advocates. A Nagaland Police personnel, who was on security duty, was trying to control the situation when a bullet was fired from his service weapon. Maharashtra's coronavirus figures are as follows: Positive cases 78,75,845; death toll 1,47,827; recoveries 77,27,372; active cases 646; total tests 7,98,66,301. Delhi on Saturday recorded 461 fresh COVID-19 cases — 5.33 per cent of all who were tested — and two deaths, according to the data shared by city health department., During the phone call last Friday, the Prime Minister reiterated Vietnam’s importance as an important pillar of India’s Act East Policy and Indo-Pacific Vision and had in depth dialogue on the South China Sea situation where China is upping the ante. The Prime Minister also requested for greater facilitation of market access for India’s pharma and agri-products in Vietnam.
    Schools in Delhi have a four-day holiday in view of Ambedkar Jayanti, which was on Thursday, and Good Friday followed by Saturday and Sunday.
    The state government stated in the current digital era, there is a dire need for the IT - to not just innovate the digital services but also cater to the needs of the public and create inclusive societies.

    In view of this rising trend, the Haryana government recently made the wearing of face masks mandatory in four districts falling in the National Capital Region (NCR) -- Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar.

    The issue of delimitation cannot be examined without first deciding whether the decision to do away with the special status of the state was legal or not. The state's special status also allowed it to have a separate constitution and a flag. These issues will have to be decided by five-judge Constitution benches.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson today agreed on a new and expanded India-UK defence partnership. The British PM held wide-ranging talks with Modi on the second and final day of his India visit.
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-22 05:06:29 )