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Why MBBS students on COVID-19 duty don't get minimum wages

The Prime Minister's Office had announced a slew of measures, such as postponing NEET-PG exams by at least four months to make a large number of qualified doctors available for pandemic duty, pressing medical interns into service

Budget tax provisions haunt COVID-19 donations, relief as pandemic surges

Several tax provisions contained in Budget 2020 are impacting donations and relief measures. For instance, welfare trusts and other organisations involved in arranging relief materials are facing difficulty in raising funds from donors as they lack power to issue tax exemption certificates

Single-dose COVID vaccine Spuntik Light approved in Russia; shows 80% efficacy

"The cost of the Sputnik Light vaccine globally will be less than $10 [around Rs 730], while it has simple storage requirements, at 2-8 degrees Celsius, which provide for easy logistics"

Centre allocates Rs 9,871 crore revenue deficit grant to 17 states

The Centre has allocated Rs 19,742 crore in the first two months of the current fiscal as Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant to the states, informed Finance Ministry on Thursday

Northern Railway cancels 28 trains due to low occupancy, COVID-19 surge; check out details

India is currently facing an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases. Earlier, Central Railways had extended the cancellation of 24 trains that were cancelled up to May 10. The cancellation has now been extended till June 30

 
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Economic Whirlwinds

With India firmly in the grip of the second Covid wave, the much-expected catapult from a buoyant Q1 is unlikely. How should the Centre steer a slowing economy?

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