‘Need to build resilient public health system to prevent diseases’

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now officially a pandemic according to the World Health Organisation. Indian government has been quick to adopt a multipronged strategy, including issuance of clear guidelines to Ministries for coordinated action. Continue Reading

Will blockchain e-voting system help or disrupt election integrity?

The Election Commission (EC) made heads turn when it announced its collaboration with IIT-Madras ‘to work on a new technology which will allow electors to vote from far away cities without going to designated polling station of their respective constituencies’. Continue Reading

Startup eBikeGo aims to deploy 30,000 EVs in 2020

The Amritsar-based startup is an electric two-wheeler rental platform. It recently raised $3,00,000 as part of its recent funding round led by ‘Startup Buddy’. eBikeGo is directly connected with delivery services like Zomato, Delhivery, Big Basket and provides last mile delivery eco-system. Continue Reading

Year-ender 2019: Round-up of events in TN health sector

2019 has been a rollercoaster ride in Tamilnadu health sector. The year saw many ups and downs. Here are the list of events that took place.

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Niti Aayog tells Chinese businesses to invest more in India

Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Monday urged Chinese businesses to look at India as an export destination from where they can sell their products to various countries. Continue Reading

Auto stocks fall after NITI Aayog’s directive on electric vehicle

Shares of two and three wheeler auto-makers like TVS Motors and Bajaj Auto came under heavy selling pressure during the morning deals on Monday after the government think-tank NITI Aayog gave the industry a deadline of two weeks to come up with a plan to switch to electric vehicles (EVs). Continue Reading

Two-wheeler makers given 2 weeks to draw up EV plans

The government’s push towards electrification of vehicles began when the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid and) Electric vehicles (FAME) scheme was rolled out mid way through the decade. Continue Reading