HDFC was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 2 percent, followed by Kotak Bank, IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries, and Axis Bank.
The World Health Organization has also urged the nations to scale up public health infrastructure and to rigorously implement social measures.
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.
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.
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.
Millets, a group of small but incredibly nutritious and environment friendly cereals consumed for centuries in India, are making a comeback in our diets.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
An invasive pest which was recently detected in India may threaten food security and risk the livelihood of millions of farmers according to FAO
Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik won a bronze in the 62kg freestyle category
Asian markets followed Wall Street down after the Dow entered "correction" territory for the first time in two years.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.