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Over 30 lakh Indians students went abroad during 2017-22 for higher education: Govt

Over 30 lakh Indians students went abroad during 2017-22 for higher education: Govt

New Delhi: More than 30 lakh Indians went abroad for higher education during 2017-2022, the Ministry of Education told Lok Sabha on Monday. The information was shared by Subhas Sarkar, the Union Education Minister of State, in a written response to a question by JD(U) MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh and others. “Ministry […]

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ED questions Rahul Gandhi’s aide in money laundering case against TMC functionary

ED questions Rahul Gandhi’s aide in money laundering case against TMC functionary

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has questioned and recorded the statement of Alankar Sawai, a close aide of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in a money laundering case in which TMC spokesperson Saket Gokhale was recently arrested by the agency in Gujarat, officials said. Sawai was questioned and also confronted with Gokhale in Ahmedabad over three […]

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Google, Apple, Amazon give investors reason to fret

Washington: Wall Street had its eyes on Friday on big tech after some of the biggest companies in the world posted lackluster quarterly financial performances. That included Apple Inc. The company posted its first quarterly revenue drop in nearly four years after pandemic-driven restrictions on its China factories curtailed sales of the latest iPhone during […]

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Nearly 6.72L cases pending in district, subordinate courts for over 20 years: Minister

Nearly 6.72L cases pending in district, subordinate courts for over 20 years: Minister

New Delhi: Nearly 6.72 lakh cases are pending in various district and subordinate courts for more than 20 years, government told Lok Sabha on Friday. In case of High Courts, there are 2,94,547 such cases. In a written reply, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said, “The number of cases pending for more than 20 years in […]

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Railways gave Rs 59,837 Cr subsidy on passenger tickets in 2019-20: Minister

New Delhi: The Indian Railways gave subsidies worth Rs 59,837 crore on passenger tickets in 2019-20, which comes to an average concession of around 53 per cent for every person travelling, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw told Rajya Sabha on Friday. The minister said concessions on top of this subsidy are still being provided to many […]

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Contesting elections on multiple seats: SC rejects plea seeking to bar candidates

Contesting elections on multiple seats: SC rejects plea seeking to bar candidates

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea that had sought to restrict a candidate from contesting the election for the same office from more than one constituency simultaneously, saying it is a matter of “legislative policy”. A bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud observed that candidates may contest elections from different […]

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Armed forces can take action against their officers for adulterous acts: SC

Armed forces can take action against their officers for adulterous acts: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that armed forces can take action against their officers for adulterous acts, as it clarified the landmark 2018 judgement that decriminalised adultery. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice K M Joseph said its 2018 judgement was not concerned with the provisions of the armed forces acts. […]

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Immune response against Covid strengthens with more time between jab and infection: Study

Immune response against Covid strengthens with more time between jab and infection: Study

Washington: Immunity from COVID-19 appears to gather strength with more time between vaccination and infection, according to a new study. Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University, US, measured the antibody response in blood samples for a group of people who gained so-called “hybrid immunity” through two means: either vaccination followed by a breakthrough infection, […]

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Antibodies against coronavirus ‘coldspots’ discovered

Antibodies against coronavirus ‘coldspots’ discovered

May help fight future coronaviruses: Study

London: Scientists have discovered regions on the coronavirus which do not change, or ‘coldspots’, and that antibodies specific for these coldspots may help fight future coronaviruses, according to a new study. The coronavirus keeps evolving, and in so doing it evades our immune defenses. But does the entire coronavirus evolve, or do some portions remain […]

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Air passengers to get reimbursement for ticket downgrades

Air passengers to get reimbursement for ticket downgrades

New norms to be effective from Feb 15

New Delhi: Airlines will reimburse 75 per cent of the ticket costs to passengers whose domestic flight tickets have been downgraded, with aviation regulator DGCA putting in place new norms. For downgrade of international tickets, the reimbursement amount will vary from 30 per cent to 75 per cent of the ticket costs, including taxes, depending […]

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