Herd immunity? India still has a long way to go, scientists say

Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons FoundationLast week, a panel of leading scientists appointed by the Indian government delivered a startlingly optimistic message: The world’s second largest COVID-19 epidemic has rounded a corner. India’s daily number of cases has declined by roughly half in the past month, and a…

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India Will Quickly Have Crypto ‘Banking’ at 22 Physical Places

India’s digital assets area continues to see quick advancement, with the current news from the subcontinent being cryptocurrency monetary services used at physical branches.According to a blog post from digital finance firm Cashaa on Tuesday, a new joint venture with the United Multi State Credit Cooperative Society will provide users with cryptocurrency services along with…

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The Current: India problems virus warning ahead of state polls

By The Associated Press NEW DELHI– Indian authorities are concerned elections in the third-largest state and a spiritual congregation could spread the coronavirus. India included fewer than 60,000 brand-new cases for a 3rd day. The Health Ministry reported 55,839 new cases, taking the total past 7.7 million. The 702 deaths taped in the previous 24…

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Visa Curbs Eased; OCI Card Holders Can Visit India, Not For Tourist

The government had limited flight given that March this year due to the pandemic.Highlights India relieved visa, travel constraints imposed amid pandemic Federal government brings back validity of some existing visas They can check out India for any function, except on traveler visaNew Delhi: Overseas Citizen of India(OCI) card holders and foreign nationals can visit…

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India, U.S. set for military pact on satellite information during Pompeo visit

By Sanjeev Miglani, Devjyot GhoshalNEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is closing in on an arrangement with the United States that will offer it access to satellite data for much better accuracy of missiles and drones, government and industry officials said, as it tries to narrow the gap with the powerful Chinese military.A man holds the…

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India extends high-speed web ban in Kashmir

Federal government in the disputed area says limitations ‘absolutely essential in the interest of Indian sovereignty’.The government in Indian-administered Kashmir has actually extended its ban on high-speed internet in 18 of 20 districts of the disputed area up until November 12. In an order provided on Wednesday evening, the administration in the federal territory stated…

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Government raps Twitter, asks it to appreciate India’s sovereignty

The federal government has composed a sharply-worded letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over location settings of the social media site that showed Leh as a part of China, saying it raises concerns about its trustworthiness and neutrality, officials knowledgeable about the matter stated on Thursday.”The [Union electronic devices and infotech ministry] secretary [Ajay Sawhney]…

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Double test ahead for Batam health measures

In the next two months, the city of Batam in the Riau Islands is expecting two significant events that will test its ability to handle COVID-19.   They are the reopening of travel to and from Singapore on Oct. 26 and the regional elections in December.   On Monday, acting Riau Islands governor Bahtiar instructed authorities…

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