News18 Afternoon Digest: PM Modi to Chair Meet on Covid and Vaccination; India’s Covid Situation Hugely Concerning: WHO Chief

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PM Modi to Chair Meet on Covid and Vaccination; India Sees 3.26L New Cases, 3,890 Deaths PM Narendra Modi will chair a high-level meeting on the Covid-19 related situation and vaccination at at 11 am on Saturday. India on Saturday saw a slight dip in the number of daily Covid-19 cases with 3,26,098 infections. 3,890 … Read more

Meet India’s first female designer to showcase at Paris Haute Couture Week 2021 – Times of India

Meet India's first female designer to showcase at Paris Haute Couture Week 2021 - Times of India

Amid all the negative news surrounding us, here’s something to celebrate for all fashion aficionados in India as designer Vaishali Shadhangule, who owns the label Vaishali S, has been invited as a guest member to showcase her collection at Paris Haute Couture Week 2021. She was finally shortlisted after several rounds of interviews which took … Read more

Meet China’s fashion grandmas – Times of India

Meet China's fashion grandmas - Times of India

Exquisitely garbed in a traditional cheongsam dress, 76-year-old Sang Xiuzhu is one of an unlikely vanguard of elderly influencers storming Chinese social media with videos of glamour in the golden years. She’s part of the group that’s popularly known as “Fashion Grandmas”, whose one-minute clips and livestreams are turning Beijing’s streets into a catwalk are … Read more

Prime Minister to Meet District Magistrates Next Week to Get Covid Ground Report

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding several important Covid-related meetings next week to get the ground situation. He will be holding a virtual meeting with district magistrates and other senior officers who are on the ground on May 18 and May 20. Chief Ministers of the States whose officers are present are also likely … Read more

Covid-19 Task Force to Meet Tomorrow for Plasma Therapy Review, New Guidelines Likely

Recovered From COVID-19? Here's How You Can Help Save Lives by Donating Plasma

India’s national task force on Covid-19 management will meet on Friday (May 14) to review the convalescent plasma therapy for patients infected by the Sars-Cov-2 virus, sources have told CNN-News18, a development that comes in the backdrop of concerns over the use of the treatment and doubts over its efficacy. Revised guidelines and protocols on … Read more

GST Council meeting: Amit Mitra urges Sitharaman to call GST Council meet | India Business News – Times of India

GST Council meeting: Amit Mitra urges Sitharaman to call GST Council meet | India Business News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra has written to Union FM Nirmala Sitharaman to urgently convene a meeting of the GST Council and discuss the issue of compensation shortfall to states and other pending items. “You are kindly aware that the GST Council was mandated to meet once in every quarter. Unfortunately, this … Read more

Meet the Man Who Has Assam’s New Chief Minister ‘Close to His Heart’

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Tattoos are often stories that you carry over your heart, written on your skin. Ashish Ghose, however, says he had no idea that the man whose face was inked on his chest would one day become the chief minister of Assam. In January, when the 28-year-old man got himself the tattoo, Himanta Biswa Sarma was … Read more

Meet Individuals Who Stretched Limits to Help Out Those in Distress in MP

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Humanity amid the Covid-19 pandemic is facing an unprecedented crisis and some spirited souls have risen to the occasion to help out others even compromising their safety at times. Besides the overworked government machinery, NGOs, volunteers and socio groups are extending help but some individuals have stood up to the occasion, going beyond limits to … Read more

NASA slams China after rocket debris lands near Maldives for ‘failing to meet responsible standards’

NASA slams China after rocket debris lands near Maldives for 'failing to meet responsible standards'

NASA rebuked China for failing to meet responsible spacefaring standards after remnants of the nation’s rogue Long March 5B rocket landed in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives early Sunday. Sightings of the Chinese rocket debris reentering Earth’s atmosphere and scorching across the pre-dawn skies were reported in Jordan, Oman and Saudi Arabia. CHINA’S ROGUE LONG MARCH … Read more

Meet the man who has carried out 2,000 cremations of strangers during corona | India News – Times of India

Meet the man who has carried out 2,000 cremations of strangers during corona | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Jitender Singh ‘Shunty’ has cremated more than 2,000 people – all strangers who needed a dignified farewell as their own feared contracting the dreaded coronavirus or the bodies were unidentified — since the outbreak of the deadly pandemic around one year back. Starting the day as early as 7AM, Singh – who runs … Read more

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