Retail inflation expected to stay close to targeted level by last quarter of FY21: RBI Governor

The RBI has kept the retail inflation target of 4 % with a bias of plus/minus 2 %. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said retail inflation is expected to remain close to the targeted level by the last quarter of the current fiscal year. However, it is likely to …

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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 197 live updates | Active cases in India fall below nine lakh after one month

After peaking with over 98,000 new COVID-19 cases on September 16, infections in India have gradually declined. Initially, this was attributed to a drastic drop in testing; however, cases have lately continued to decline despite increased testing. Daily deaths are on a downward trend too, and new recoveries have surpassed …

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Concerns about China’s ‘gross aggression’ shared across Quad: U.S. officials

This is about the free world versus Chinese authoritarianism, State Department officials say A senior State Department official cited ‘sudden’ and “gross aggression” by China as a concern of the Quad, in response to a question on whether Quad members other than the U.S. were less “forward-leaning” on countering the …

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Fight against COVID-19 clearest example of U.S.-India partnership, says U.S. official

Collaborative approach on therapeutics will have a positive global impact of the collaboration, the official said. India and the U.S. are equipped to address a range of challenges for the benefit of the world and the clearest example of this can be seen in the partnership between the two countries …

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Beijing using militarised outposts in South China Sea as platforms of coercion, says U.S.

The United States has demanded that President Xi Jinping honour his commitment that these maritime constructions “would not target or impact any country.” China is using its militarised outposts in the South China Sea as platforms of coercion to assert control over waters it has no lawful claim over, the …

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India-Sri Lanka Summit | Mahinda Rajapaksa statement on talks with Narendra Modi silent on 13th Amendment

While outlining the talking points, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s statement made no mention of justice and post-war reconciliation. Hours after India and Sri Lanka issued a joint statement referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to the Sri Lankan government to address the Tamil minority’s aspirations, with the implementation …

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India, Japan navies match skills in northern Arabian Sea

The 4th edition of the biennial India and Japan naval exercise JIMEX-20 is under way in the North Arabian Sea, the Navy said. This is the first exercise following the conclusion of the mutual logistics support agreement early this month. The maritime cooperation has significantly increased between the two sides …

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Three-day India-Japan naval exercise in North Arabian Sea begins

The 4th edition of the biennial India and Japan naval exercise JIMEX-20 is under way in the North Arabian Sea, the Navy said. This is the first exercise following the conclusion of the mutual logistics support agreement early this month. The maritime cooperation has significantly increased between the two sides …

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CAIT seeks early rollout of e-commerce policy

NEW DELHI: Traders’ body CAIT on Sunday sought early rollout of the e-commerce policy to put curbs on alleged malpractices of large e-commerce players in India. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) claimed that the country’s e-commerce ecosystem has been greatly vitiated by large e-commerce companies. It noted that …

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