Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech Vaccines Not Cleared Yet For Emergency Use

The Pune-based Serum Institute, the world’s largest vaccine-maker, requested approval for the Oxford vaccine, Covishield, on December 6. New Delhi: Serum institute and Bharat Biotech’s proposals for emergency vaccine use were not cleared today over inadequate safety and efficacy data, sources said on Wednesday. The two have been asked by a panel of experts to … Read more

Congress Veteran Ahmed Patel Dies at 71 After Battling Covid

Congress veteran Ahmed Patel passes away: The politician had been in a Gurgaon hospital since his health worsened after a Covid infection. Gurgaon: Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, one of Sonia Gandhi’s closest political advisers, died at a Gurgaon hospital this morning. He was 71. The veteran politician had been at Medanta Hospital since his … Read more

Exports to improve in future: DGFT

Kolkata: While October knowledge seemed promising for exports, the scenario will improve additional in the coming months due to collaborative efforts of all the stakeholders, a high official of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) stated on Wednesday. Since April, when there was an enormous downfall in exports, it has made good progress and … Read more

India’s exports rose 6% to USD 27.58 billion in September

India’s imports contracted 19.6% to USD 30.31 billion in September. It was USD 37.69 billion last year in the same month. The trade deficit has narrowed to USD 2.72 billion, compared to a surplus of USD 11.67 billion a year earlier. Earlier this month, the Ministry published a “preliminary estimate” of trade results, according to … Read more

Non-basmati rice exports in H1 top FY20 shipments

– Vishwanath Kulkarni, The Hindu Business Line Buying by China, Bangladesh, African nations doubles exports to over 5 mt Exports of non-basmati rice have more than doubled to top 5 million tonnes (mt) in the first half of the current financial year on robust demand. Exporters see shipments touching a new high — even 10 … Read more

Good opportunity for India to export sugar; reconsidering extension of export subsidy: Govt

The government is reconsidering extension of sugar export subsidies as India has got good opportunity to sell the sweetener in the international market during November-April of the 2019-20 season that commenced this month, according to Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey. India, the world’s second-largest sugar-producing country, had to offer export subsidies during the last two years … Read more

Diwali 2020: Sensex, Nifty Soar To Record Highs In Special Muhurat Trading Session

Muhurat Trading 2020: In Samvat 2076, the S&P BSE Sensex index added 4,384.94 points (from 39,058.06 to 43,443.00), marking a return of 11.23 per cent. Muhurat Trading 2020: Domestic stock markets began the first session of the Samvat new year at record highs in a special Muhurat trading session on Saturday, November 14. The S&P … Read more