Union budget 2021-22: Huge outlay for health post Covid

Posted on   2:45 pm

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a new Centre-sponsored scheme with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore to boost healthcare infrastructure across the country amid ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. With no change in individual IT slab, the Budget saw Rs 1,03 lakh cr being allocated for Highway projects in Tamilnadu.

WHO nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Posted on   1:12 pm

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organization and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg are among those nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, all backed by Norwegian lawmakers who have a track record of picking the winner.

Myanmar coup: Suu Kyi arrested

Posted on   1:02 pm

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party have been detained in an early morning raid, the spokesman for the governing National League for Democracy (NLD) said on Monday.

5G roll out ‘soon’ in India

Posted on   12:56 pm

With talks of timely 5G roll out in India resurfacing again after a Covid-hit year that delayed spectrum auction, there are hopes that the fifth-generation cellular technology could be a reality in the second half of the year, even though various reports suggest that its mass adoption could still be years away.