India sends 841 cartons of medicines to quake-hit Turkey, Syria

    India sends 841 cartons of medicines to quake-hit Turkey, Syria

    Live updates: India had dispatched 841 cartons of medicine, protection safety tools, and diagnostics with a weight of 6.19 tonnes have been sent to Turkey and Syria, official sources told ANI. 

    The National Stock Exchange has removed Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone and Ambuja Cements from the additional surveillance framework. Earlier this month, the exchange had placed three stocks–Adani Enterprises, Adani Ports, and Ambuja Cements under additional surveillance measures (ASM) to curb excessive volatility.

    Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on Fridays suspended Congress MP Rajani Patil for the remainder of the Budget Session for filming House proceedings. Dhankhar, who had earlier in the day indicated that action would be taken against those who had filmed a ruckus during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on Thursday, asked leaders of political parties to express their views on the issue. Thereafter, a motion was adopted to suspend Patil for the remainder of the Budget Session, pending a report from the parliamentary privileges committee on the issue.

    India’s foreign exchange reserves dropped by $1.494 billion to reach $575.267 billion as of February 3, snapping a three-week rising trend, RBI data showed on Friday. In the previous reporting week, the overall reserves had jumped by $3.03 billion to $576.76 billion. In October 2021, the country’s forex kitty had reached an all-time high of $645 billion. The reserves have been declining as the central bank deploys the kitty to defend the rupee amid pressures caused majorly by global developments. For the week ended February 3, the foreign currency assets, a major component of the reserves, decreased by $1.323 billion to $507.695 billion, according to the Weekly Statistical Supplement released by the RBI.

    Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) on Friday said it has withdrawn the appeal to celebrate February 14 as ‘Cow Hug Day’ following directions from the government. February 14 is observed as Valentine’s Day across the world. “As directed by the competent authority and Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, the appeal issued by the Animal Welfare Board of India for celebration of Cow Hug Day on 14th February, 2023 stands withdrawn,” the board’s Secretary S K Dutta said in a notice. It was for the first time that the AWBI had appealed to cow lovers in the country to celebrate ‘Cow Hug Day’.

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made several key statements while speaking during Budget Session in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Addressing the Parliament, she stated that the new tax regime has been made very attractive to encourage economic growth and boost the confidence of investors.

    Prime Minister will throw open the three-day Global Investors’ Summit (GIS) 2023, here on Friday. He is also scheduled to address a select group of industry captains on the sidelines of the event. To prepare for the mega event, has been given a facelift. The venue, ‘Vrindavan Yojana’ — spread over nearly 70 acres — will become the ground zero for showcasing ‘Brand UP’ to a galaxy of global and domestic industrialists, investors, and economic think-tanks. has so far received investment proposals worth Rs 27 trillion from more than 18,000 companies across different sectors, while the government has already signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with a large number of corporations.

    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on Friday a plea seeking a direction to the Centre to constitute a committee monitored by a retired apex court judge to inquire and investigate into the Hindenburg Research report which has made a slew of allegations against the business conglomerate led by industrialist Advocate Vishal Tiwari, who has filed the petition, mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a Bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud on Thursday.
    Prime Minister will inaugurate the new campus of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Arabic Academy at Marol, Mumbai on Friday. Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah is the principal educational institute of the Dawoodi Bohra Community

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