‘Indian foreign policy well-placed to handle prevailing and future challenges’

India's foreign policy is today well-placed to handle all prevailing challenges as well as forthcoming ones in the post-covid world order, according to senior practioners of the craft and leading industry honchos. This was the common refrain at a webinar titled, “Is it time to Revaluate India's Foreign Policy?” organised…

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Half of COVID-19 cases may experience altered sense of taste: Study

Nearly 50 per cent of people who contract COVID-19 may experience altered or lost sense of taste, according to a review of studies. The review, published in the journal Gastroenterology, could provide diagnostic hint for clinicians who suspect their patients might have the deadly disease. "Earlier studies didn't note this…

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ISRO facilities to open for startups, private firms; new geospatial policy soon

The government will allow private firms and startups to use the infrastructure and facilities of India's space agency to build satellites and rockets, besides formalising a national geospatial policy to allow local entreprenuers to use remote sensing data of the country's satellites and build applications for areas such as agriculture.…

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ISRO to tap startups to build local tech for Gaganyaan, future missions

India's space agency will tap startups to develop food and medicines for astronauts, better tools to access machines in a spacecraft and green engines for its maiden humanspace flight Gaganyaan-1. It will also potentially help them build products and solutions that they can exploit commercially. "We have already made the…

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China rejects Trump’s offer to mediate in Sino-India border standoff

BEIJING: China on Friday rejected US President Donald Trump's offer to mediate between India and China to end their current border standoff, saying the two countries does not need the intervention of a "third party" to settle their differences. In a surprise move, Trump on Wednesday offered to "mediate or…

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Top JMB terrorist arrested in Bengal’s Murshidabad district

KOLKATA: A top Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist, allegedly involved in the 2018 Bodh Gaya blast case, was arrested from a hideout in Murshidabad district of West Bengal early on Friday, a senior police officer said. The special task force (STF) unit of the Kolkata Police along with Murshidabad district police…

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