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Shailendra Shukla | November 14, 2020

WHO to set up traditional medicine centre in India, PM says matter of pride

The World Health Organisation announced on Friday that it will set up a Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing confidence that just like the country has emerged as the 'pharmacy of the world', the WHO institution will become the centre for global wellness. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement in a video message at an event in which Prime Minister Modi dedicated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Jaipur and Jamnagar to the nation via video conferencing on the occasion of the 5th Ayurveda Day.

COVID-19 situation should be under control in 7-10 days in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Amid a formidable rise in coronavirus cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that COVID-19 situation in the national capital will be under control in 7-10 days. He added that the "biggest" cause behind the surge in cases in Delhi is pollution and that the situation was under control till October 20. He said that the Delhi government will submit its assessment report to the Centre's air quality commission and urge them to implement the Pusa biodecomposer across the country.

FinMin invites public suggestions, ideas for Union Budget 2021-22

The finance ministry has kicked off the exercise to formulate Union Budget 2021-22 by seeking suggestions and ideas from people. The Union Budget 2021, which will be the third budget of Modi's 2.0 government and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, is likely to be presented on February 1. The government faces a daunting task to cope with coronavirus economic fallout and address critical issues pertaining to growth contraction and subdued revenue collection triggered by the pandemic.

Zomato raises $195 million from 6 investors, valued at $3.6 billion

Info Edge on Friday said its investee company Zomato has raised USD 195 million (about Rs 1,455.4 crore) in funding from six investors including Luxor, Kora and Steadview, valuing the online food ordering platform at USD 3.6 billion. Upon closing of the fund raise, Info Edge's shareholding in Zomato shall stand reduced to about 20.8 per cent on fully converted and diluted basis, it added.

Pakistan bans online payments for Indian electronic media content

Pakistan government has asked Pakistani banks to immediately ban online payments from this country for the subscription of electronic media content from India, according to a media report on Friday. The decision was taken by the Cabinet on November 9, Dawn newspaper reported, adding that the banking authorities have also been asked to submit a compliance report to the State Bank of Pakistan, the central bank of the country, by November 13.

Obama says Rahul Gandhi 'lacks aptitude and passion'; Twitterati react

Former United States President, Barack Obama's new book, "A Promised Land" has drawn eyes in the West as well in India, for Obama has mentioned Gandhi scion and Congress MP, Rahul Gandhi in his memoirs. The memoirs include Obama's impressions of several American and world leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Vladimir Putin. Obama described Gandhi as a person having a "nervous, unformed quality" about him, "like a student eager to impress the teacher but lacking aptitude and passion to master the subject." The remark has stirred many reactions on Twitter, with some taking digs at Gandhi and other condemning it.

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