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Covid-19: India vaccination crosses 100 million doses

Covid-19: India vaccination crosses 100 million doses

Health
India says it has become the "fastest country in the world" to administer more than 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, amid a deadly second wave of infections.It achieved the feat in 85 days, whereas the US took 89 days and China 102 days, the health ministry said.But the country reported a record daily increase of over 150,000 cases - and more than 800 new deaths - on Sunday.And there are reports the vast vaccination drive itself is struggling.This week, half a dozen states reported a shortage of doses even as the federal government insisted that it had 40 million doses in stock and that the "allegations" of vaccine scarcity were "utterly baseless".The inoculation drive aims to cover 250 million people by July, but experts say the pace needs to pick up further to meet the target.E...
Banks sanctions Rs 25,586 cr to 1.14 lakh Stand-Up India accounts in 5 years

Banks sanctions Rs 25,586 cr to 1.14 lakh Stand-Up India accounts in 5 years

Finance
The Finance Ministry on Sunday said banks have sanctioned Rs 25,586 crore to about 1,14,322 beneficiaries under the Stand Up India Scheme in the last five years for promoting entrepreneurship among women and SC & STs. The objective of Stand-Up India is to promote entrepreneurship amongst women, Scheduled Castes (SC) & Scheduled Tribes (ST) categories, to help them in starting a greenfield enterprise in trading, manufacturing and services sector, by both ready and trainee borrowers, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. Under the scheme, bank loans between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 1 crore are provided to at least one Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe borrower and at least one woman borrower per bank branch of Scheduled Commercial Banks. Started in April 5, 2016, the scheme has benefit...
India v England: Hosts win astonishing third Test in two days

India v England: Hosts win astonishing third Test in two days

Sports
Third Test, Ahmedabad (day two)England 112 (Crawley 53; Axar 6-38) & 81 (Axar 5-32, Ashwin 4-48)India 145 (Rohit 66, Root 5-8, Leach 4-54) & 49-0India won by 10 wicketsScorecardEngland succumbed to a 10-wicket defeat against India inside two days of an astonishing third Test in Ahmedabad.On a scarcely believable day when both sides collapsed and 17 wickets fell in two sessions, India completed the quickest Test win since 1935 not long into the final session.England began the day with a thrilling fightback, turning India's overnight 99-3 into 145 all out.But, faced with a first-innings deficit of 33, England were bowled out for 81 as India's spinners ran riot once again.In a frenzied start to their second innings, England lost Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow within three balls - both...

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Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest sports news, gossip and expert opinion on all the biggest talking points. Plus, we’ll bring you live coverage of the third Test between India and England on talkSPORT 2.   Headlines: India vs England LIVE commentary: Follow talkSPORT’s exclusive coverage from Ahmedabad for day-night third Test Celtic […] talkSPORT
India v England: Virat Kohli refuses to walk after being bowled by Moeen Ali

India v England: Virat Kohli refuses to walk after being bowled by Moeen Ali

Sports
Batsmen rarely walk these days.Outside edges are one thing, but India captain Virat Kohli took it to another level when he refused to leave the crease despite being bowled by Moeen Ali in the second Test against England.Kohli, the country's sporting hero and batting superstar, was cheered to the crease by a 15,000-strong crowd on the opening morning in Chennai.He failed to score off his first four deliveries. The fifth, tossed up outside off stump, tempted Kohli into an ambitious cover drive.The ball turned sharply, went between bat and pad and clipped the top of middle and off stump.England celebrated. The crowd fell silent. And Kohli just stood there.A look of disbelief etched on his face as he glanced back at the bails on the ground, he looked pleadingly towards batting partner Rohit Sh...