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Sensex Surges Over 250 Pts In Early Trade, Nifty Tops 16,300

Aug 10, 2021 PTI

HDFC was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 2 percent, followed by Kotak Bank, IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries, and Axis Bank.

Speed Up Vaccination To Prevent Another Covid-19 Surge: WHO To South-East Asian Countries

Jun 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The World Health Organization has also urged the nations to scale up public health infrastructure and to rigorously implement social measures.


Asian Stocks Fall Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases

The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo gave up just over 2.0% to 28,508.55 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng declined 1.7% to 28,655.76.

Construction Of Zojila Tunnel Begins With Ceremonial Blast

Oct 15, 2020 Naseer Ganai

The inaugural blast for the 14.83 km tunnel was initiated virtually by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. When launched, it will be the longest bi-directional tunnel in Asia, connecting the Kashmir Valley to Ladakh.


Staff Crunch Halts Airing Of Modi's Mann Ki Baat In 10 Countries

The External Service Division (ESD) of AIR, which broadcasts radio programmes in 15 countries, doesn’t have translator-cum-announcers to interpret and air it.

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04 September, 2020

The Magic Of Millets

Raadhika Gupta

Millets, a group of small but incredibly nutritious and environment friendly cereals consumed for centuries in India, are making a comeback in our diets.


03 December, 2019

2019 Set To Be Among Top 3 Hottest Years Ever, 2010s Hottest Decade In History: UN

AFP

The world's seas are now a quarter more acidic than 150 years ago, threatening vital marine ecosystems upon which billions of people rely for food and jobs.


23 July, 2019

Over 820 Million People In The World Go Hungry Every Day. Can The Zero Hunger Target Be Reached By 2030?

Outlook Web Bureau

In the second of a three-part series, we bring you ten key take-outs from the latest report by the FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and the WHO from the just-published “State of Food Security And Nutrition In The World.”


22 July, 2019

The Verdict Is Out From The Gods Of Nutrition: State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2019

Outlook Web Bureau

Technology is on a dizzy high, but the economy is not. Conflicts are displacing people, while climate change is upsetting the way we eat, what and how. All these have led to new nutrition and health challenges. The FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and the WHO have once again joined hands to bring out a seminal report. In a three-part series, we bring you their vision, the key take-outs and a comparison between India and China.


03 July, 2019

Nutrition Tips For You: Millets For Weight Loss – Sorghum

Bipasha Das

Wheat and rice may be amongst the most popular grains, but millets such as sorghum (jowar), pearl millet (bajra), foxtail millet (kangni), finger millet (ragi), Barnyard millet, Kodo millet, Little Millet, Proso Millet are amongst the healthiest millet grains available.


15 August, 2018

Fall Armyworm May Threaten Food Security And Livelihood Of Millions Of Farmers

Outlook Web Bureau

An invasive pest which was recently detected in India may threaten food security and risk the livelihood of millions of farmers according to FAO


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03 March, 2018

Navjot Kaur Scripts History, Becomes First Indian Woman Wrestler To Win Gold In Senior Asian Championships

Outlook Web Bureau

Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik won a bronze in the 62kg freestyle category


09 February, 2018

Sensex Suffers Big Fall After Wall Street Plunge

Outlook Web Bureau

Asian markets followed Wall Street down after the Dow entered "correction" territory for the first time in two years.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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