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Indian Army concerns over quality control, weekly ammunition-related accidents: Why Centre is pushing to corporatize OFB
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Indian Army concerns over quality control, weekly ammunition-related accidents: Why Centre is pushing to corporatize OFB

The apprehension was not just about fatalities, injuries and damage to equipment due to defects but also on the overall preparedness for the Indian Army.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 366 new COVID-19 infections reported in Gujarat today, total number of cases rises to 11,746 in state
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 366 new COVID-19 infections reported in Gujarat today, total number of cases rises to 11,746 in state

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Reports said that 366 new coronavirus cases were reported in Gujarat on Monday, taking the state's tally to 11,746.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Rajasthan reports highest single-day spike in cases as 242 more test positive; case count climbs to 5,202, toll touches 131
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Rajasthan reports highest single-day spike in cases as 242 more test positive; case count climbs to 5,202, toll touches 131

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Rajasthan on Sunday recorded the highest single day spike of 242 new cases and five more fatalities, officials said. The number of cases in the state stands at 5,202 and fatalities at 131.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Uttar Pradesh reports nine deaths, taking toll to 104; 203 more test positive, total rises to 4,258
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Uttar Pradesh reports nine deaths, taking toll to 104; 203 more test positive, total rises to 4,258

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: As many as 203 fresh cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours taking the total tally to 4,258, reports News18.The new cases have been reported in Merrut, Rampur and Saharanpur districts.

Military experts welcome reform measures in defence sector, say proper implementation will help cut India's ballooning import bill on weapons
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Military experts welcome reform measures in defence sector, say proper implementation will help cut India's ballooning import bill on weapons

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a series of initiatives to promote indigenous defence production which included making separate budgetary outlay to procure Indian-made military hardware, increasing FDI limit to 74% under the automatic route and generating a year-wise negative list of weapons whose import won't be allowed

Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Centre hikes FDI in defence, allows commercial mining of coal, opens space sector for private players in 4th tranche; key takeaways
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Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Centre hikes FDI in defence, allows commercial mining of coal, opens space sector for private players in 4th tranche; key takeaways

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday announced a slew of reforms in eight sectors such as allowing commercial mining of coal, raising FDI limit in defence prodcution, privatisation of power discoms in the UTs to opening up more air space of civil aviation, and the space sector among others as part of Centre's Rs 20-lakh-crore stimulus package to kick-start the economy

In easing agri markets and movement of produce, Nirmala Sitharaman has reiterated earlier promises; here are seven more urgently needed reforms
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In easing agri markets and movement of produce, Nirmala Sitharaman has reiterated earlier promises; here are seven more urgently needed reforms

In terms of outlay, the agricultural reform announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman on 14 May is not as ambitious as other schemes.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Mumbai, Ahmedabad among India's worst hit cities as COVID-19 count crosses 81,000
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Mumbai, Ahmedabad among India's worst hit cities as COVID-19 count crosses 81,000

Coronavirus Outbeak LIVE Updates: The number of coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad district rose to 7,171 after 261 new cases were reported since Thursday night, officials said. Of the 20 COVID-19 patients who died across Gujarat during this period, 14 died at hospitals in Ahmedabad city, said Principal Secretary, Health, Jayanti Ravi. Death toll in the district thus reached 479.

Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Reforms for agriculture, farmers, fishermen will provide employment opportunities
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Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Reforms for agriculture, farmers, fishermen will provide employment opportunities

The agricultural sector has been subjected to a host of restrictions which are no longer relevant.

Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: FM announces Rs 1-lakh-crore agri infra fund, new scheme for MFEs in third tranche; key takeaways
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Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: FM announces Rs 1-lakh-crore agri infra fund, new scheme for MFEs in third tranche; key takeaways

In a move to strenghten infrastructure in agriculture, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced financing facility of Rs. 1 lakh crore for funding Agriculture Infrastructure Projects at farm-gate and aggregation points

Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Govt to amend Essential Commodities Act to deregulate cereals, edible oil, pulses
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Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Govt to amend Essential Commodities Act to deregulate cereals, edible oil, pulses

The government will amend the six-and-a-half-decade old Essential Commodities Act to deregulate food items, including cereals, edible oil, oilseeds, pulses, onion and potato, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday

Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: FM announces setting up of Rs 1 lakh cr agri fund for farm-gate infrastructure
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Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: FM announces setting up of Rs 1 lakh cr agri fund for farm-gate infrastructure

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced setting up of a Rs 1 lakh crore agri infrastructure fund for farm-gate infrastructure

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Piyush Goyal accuses Bengal govt of not giving permission for enough special trains to bring stranded people home
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Piyush Goyal accuses Bengal govt of not giving permission for enough special trains to bring stranded people home

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Kerala reported 26 fresh infections and three recoveries on Thursday, as the pandemic appears to strengthen more in the state after significantly slowing down.

Sitharaman announces 'one nation, one ration card' for migrants, loans for street vendors and farmers in 2nd tranche; key takeaways
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Sitharaman announces 'one nation, one ration card' for migrants, loans for street vendors and farmers in 2nd tranche; key takeaways

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman listed out details of the second tranche of the Centre's Rs 20-lakh-crore special economic package on Thursday, which included nine measures for migrant workers, street vendors and small farmers, among others.

FM says three meals a day being provided to urban homeless people, but plight of migrant workers under lockdown shows food security is a far cry
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FM says three meals a day being provided to urban homeless people, but plight of migrant workers under lockdown shows food security is a far cry

Several recent reports have shown that with work drying up, inadequate food has been a major concern for most of the urban poor.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Cases reach 3,232 in Maharashtra's Pune district, toll touches 175; cop tests positive in Delhi's Dwarka
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Cases reach 3,232 in Maharashtra's Pune district, toll touches 175; cop tests positive in Delhi's Dwarka

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: With 98 new coronavirus positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 patients in Pune district of Maharashtra grew to 3,232.

Opposition terms Centre's economic package 'big disappointment' with nothing for migrants; BJP hails first set of measures
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Opposition terms Centre's economic package 'big disappointment' with nothing for migrants; BJP hails first set of measures

The first set of the Centre's economic relief package unveiled on Wednesday received criticism from Opposition parties, including the Left and TMC, who called the measures a "disappointment" and a "big zero" that has "nothing" for migrant workers.

Nirmala Sitharaman on Rs 20 lakh crore package: MSMEs to be given Rs 3 lakh crore collateral-free automatic loans, TDS, TCS rates slashed by 25%
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Nirmala Sitharaman on Rs 20 lakh crore package: MSMEs to be given Rs 3 lakh crore collateral-free automatic loans, TDS, TCS rates slashed by 25%

On Wednesday, Sitharaman started by saying that she and her team will hold daily press conferences to inform people about a number of responses the Centre has prepared with the aim of bringing the economy back on track.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Bihar govt says six of nine COVID-19 cases in state have no travel history
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Bihar govt says six of nine COVID-19 cases in state have no travel history

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Six out of the nine total coronavirus confirmed cases in Bihar have no travel history, the Bihar Health Department said on Friday.

Coronavirus Outbreak: RBI firefights COVID-19 impact on economy, seeks to improve flow of credit but threat of rising NPAs real
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Coronavirus Outbreak: RBI firefights COVID-19 impact on economy, seeks to improve flow of credit but threat of rising NPAs real

While the broader goal of inflation management will run the background, the attempt here is to ensure that the slowdown in growth process which is a certainty now is contained.