PM shares ‘interesting opportunity’ for youngsters to contribute to nation’s intellectual discourse | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A scheme aimed at creating a pool of under-30 authors to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge offers an “interesting opportunity” for youngsters to harness their writing skills and contribute to the nation’s intellectual discourse, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. In a tweet, Modi shared the link to the details of … Read more

Govt panel finds SII’s quoted price for inactivated polio vaccine too high, to request health minister to negotiate with firm | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Emerging as the lowest bidder, Serum Institute of India’s (SII) quoted price for each dose of inactivated polio vaccine to be procured under the routine immunization programme is more than double the last purchase rate following which a government purchase committee has decided to request the Union health minister to negotiate the price … Read more

Women falling behind in India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive | India News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Many more men in India have received Covid-19 vaccines than women, government data showed on Tuesday, highlighting gender disparity in the country’s immunisation drive that has also disadvantaged the rural population. India has partly or fully vaccinated about 101 million men, nearly 17% more than women. Men account for 54% of the total number … Read more

Rajnath Singh invites Swedish defence majors to set up manufacturing hubs in India | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday invited leading Swedish defence majors to set up manufacturing bases in India as he showcased the country as an attractive destination for investment to produce military equipment and platforms. In an address at a conference on India-Sweden defence industry cooperation, he said the government has rolled out … Read more

Over 1.19 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses still available with states, UTs: Centre | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: More than 1.19 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories (UTs), the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. Over 24 crore vaccine doses have been provided to the states and UTs so far through the government of India (free-of-cost channel) and through direct state procurement category. Of … Read more

Centre releases revised guidelines for national Covid vaccination programme, to be implemented from June 21 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government of India on Tuesday released revised guidelines for the national Covid vaccination programme that is to be implemented from June 21. This came in view of the difficulties faced by states in managing the funding, procurement and logistics of Covid-19 vaccines. Under the revised guidelines, Centre will procure 75 per cent … Read more

Twitter helps India block singer JazzyB, three other accounts | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Twitter Inc. has blocked access to four accounts in India, including popular Punjabi singer JazzyB, following requests by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. India’s government on June 6 requested restrictions on the accounts under the country’s controversial information technology laws, according to information disclosed by Twitter to Lumen, a Harvard University project that … Read more

Maharsahtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Dy CM Ajit Pawar meet PM Modi at his residence | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Maharsahtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray met with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday along with deputy cheif minsiter Ajit Pawar and Minister Ashok Chavan. On Monday, while addressing the reporters, Maharashtra home minister Dilip Walse Patil had said, “A delegation of Maharashtra government led by CM Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy CM Ajit … Read more