, officially the Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west;China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism—originated here, whereas Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam arrived in the 1st millennium CE and also shaped the region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom after the Indian Rebellion of 1857, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi.

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Cloud design will be fastest growing skill need: AWS report

The Times of India 26 Feb 2021
The report showed that 76% of the in India today expect cloud computing to be a required competency for digital workers to perform their jobs proficiently by 2025 ... The research surveyed more than 500 digital workers in India and interviewed technology experts, business leaders, and policymakers.
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India ropes in private sector to speed up inoculation drive

Straits Times 26 Feb 2021
India's vaccination drive is expected to speed up substantially after the federal government roped in the private sector ... Unlike scores of other countries, India does not have a problem with access to vaccines ... India is using the app to contact beneficiaries and track the vaccines ... Number of people India targets to vaccinate by August.
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Singapore will require 1.2 million digitally skilled workers by 2025: Survey

Indian Express 26 Feb 2021
Although India has the smallest share of digitally skilled workers at 12 per cent of its workforce, it has the highest proportion of digitally skilled workers applying advanced digital skills at 71 per cent, the TODAY online newspaper reported, citing the survey.
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India brings in private sector to speed up Covid-19 vaccination drive

Straits Times 26 Feb 2021
NEW DELHI - India's vaccination drive is expected to speed up substantially after the federal government roped in the private sector ... Unlike scores of other countries, India does not have a problem with access to vaccines ... India's vaccination plan ... As at�Feb 26, India had vaccinated more than 13 million healthcare and frontline workers.
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Indian expats in UAE seek exemption from self-paid COVID tests on arrival in India

The Siasat Daily 26 Feb 2021
Various community groups and social workers have supported the plea, the Gulf News reported ... The on-arrival test cost would be an additional burden for several Indian families flying home, Ashraf Thamarassery, a prominent social worker and winner of India’s Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award for NRIs, said.
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Free on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test for passengers from UAE to Kerala

Gulf News 26 Feb 2021
As reported by Gulf News, Indian expats’ demand for exemptions in COVID-19 tests for travelling to India from UAE had gathered steam with social workers and community groups joining the campaign. Social workers had begun campaigning for government funding for the test while some expats had delayed travel expecting change in rule for kids.
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COVID-19 vaccination coverage in India crosses 1.34 crores

Sify 26 Feb 2021
The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination to healthcare workers and frontline workers crossed 1.34 crores coverage on Friday, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ... This includes the first dose for 66.21 lakh healthcare workers, second dose for 20.32 lakh healthcare workers and the first dose for 48.18 lakh frontline workers.
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Jab less than half done in district

The Times of India 26 Feb 2021
Those who have received the jab are healthcare and frontline workers, including police, security forces, Army, BSF, CRPF personnel, disaster management, revenue department and municipal corporation employees, among others ... Of the 36,195 healthcare workers, 19,504 (53.9%) have received the shot ... more from times of india cities.
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Anganwadi workers stage novel protest

The Times of India 26 Feb 2021
Hundreds of anganwadi workers conducted a ‘begging protest’ in front of the collectorate here on Thursday, demanding permanent posts ... more from times of india cities.
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More than 1.37 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered: GovtGovt said 10,405 sessions were held till ...

Deccan Herald 26 Feb 2021
The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has crossed 1.37 crore in the country, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday ... While the countrywide inoculation drive was rolled out on January 16, vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2 ... India.
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Workers block NH-16, call for bandh to protest privatisation of Vizag Steel

Hindustan Times 26 Feb 2021
Ignoring the continuous protests by the workers of the plant, the Centre has begun the exercise of disinvestment in the steel plant ... The outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Friday extended its wholehearted support to the agitating workers of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant against its privatisation.
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Kerala’s COVID-19 numbers reflect success, not failure: Experts

Gulf News 26 Feb 2021
... for the spurt in cases in Kerala in later months – the arrival of large numbers of domestic non-residents (from other states in India), and the local body elections which broke up the health and community workers’ teams that were efficiently working in containing the epidemic.
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More than a dozen slum residents in an Indian city say they thought they were ...

Elko Daily Free Press 26 Feb 2021
Madhya Pradesh, where Bhopal is located, has some of the lowest wages for casual workers in India, according to a 2018 India Wage Report by the International Labour Organization ... But some healthcare workers in India, who were first in line to receive a shot, have expressed reticence to take the vaccine until there is more data on Covaxin.
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