ET’s 40 under Forty: For these young leaders, philanthropy is part of life

As movers and shakers of India Inc, they have more than enough on their plates to keep them busy. Notwithstanding that, several high-profile professionals from The Economic Times 40 Under Forty Class of 2020 make it a point to take time out of their packed schedules to give back to society. Take Vikram Rai, country … Read more

India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 30 crore | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 30 crore mark, informed the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday. As per the provisional report issued at 7 pm today, 30,09,69,538 vaccine doses have been administered so far. On Wednesday, more than 58.34 lakh vaccine doses were given to the eligible beneficiaries. In the age group … Read more

Half of global cotton growing regions may face severe climate risks: Study – Times of India

MUMBAI: Climate change could expose half of all global cotton-growing regions, including India, to high risks from temperature increases, changes in rainfall patterns and extreme weather events by 2040, according to a global study. Under a worst-case climate scenario, all global cotton-growing regions will be exposed to increased risk from at least one climate hazard … Read more

Nurses in Maharashtra Govt hospitals go on strike, medical services likely to be hit for next two days

New Delhi: The medical services in the Maharashtra government hospitals are likely to be hit as nurses on Wednesday (June 23, 2021) have gone on a 48-hour long strike. The nurses are protesting over various pending demands including promotion and COVID-19 allowance. “Nurses from 24 districts including 1,300 nurses of Mumbai’s JJ Hospital are participating. … Read more

At 5.52 Lakh Doses, Maharashtra Clocks Record Daily Covid-19 Vaccination

Maharashtra on Tuesday administered a state record 5.52 lakh doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, bettering the 5.34 lakh figure achieved on April 26, a senior official said. The state, till 8pm on Tuesday, had given 5,52,909 doses, and the actual figure could increase further, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Pradeep Vyas said. The number of doses … Read more

Covid-19: India administers over 52 lakh vaccine doses today | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A day after India recorded a record single-day anti-Covid vaccination of over 88 lakh doses, the figure for Tuesday was 52,83,815 at 10 pm with the government saying the spike is not a sudden development but the result of coordinated planning with the states along with improved supplies of vaccines. The government expressed … Read more

Two-day Monsoon Session of Maharashtra Legislature from July 5; BJP Fumes

A two-day monsoon session of the Maharashtra legislature will begin from July 5 amid the coronavirus outbreak, the state government said on Tuesday. Slamming the government over the short duration of the session, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis alleged the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) dispensation is trying to “run away” from the … Read more

'Hinting at Change of Power in Maharashtra?' Shiv Sena Reacts to its MLA's 'Join Hands with BJP Again' Remark

Downplaying Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s “team up with BJP” letter, the party mouthpiece Saamana on Tuesday said that those who feel that this is an indication of change of power in Maharashtra are ‘kuchcha limbus’ (unripe lemons) in politics. Sarnaik, in a letter to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, had said that the former allies … Read more

21 cases of ‘Delta plus’ variant of COVID-19 found in Maharashtra: Minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said 21 cases of the ‘Delta plus’ variant of COVID-19, considered highly infectious, have been found in the state so far. Talking to reporters, Tope said the highest nine cases were reported in Ratnagiri followed by seven in Jalgaon, two in Mumbai and one case each in Palghar, … Read more

MVA govt. will complete 5 years; BJP can’t destabilise it: Congress

Days after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray criticised ally Congress for constantly stressing on increasing ‘self-strength’ and going solo in future polls, the Congress on Monday said that the Maharashtra government would work for the next five years, and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) attempts to destabilise the government would not succeed. “The Central government led … Read more