India News Live Updates March 17, 2021: Saffron Cultivation in Drought Hit Areas


17 March 2021

Farmers Cultivate Saffron in Drought Hit Areas

Farmers from Hamirpur were able to cultivate saffron in the water barren land. However, farmers say that they had to water the plants 5-6 times per day.


17 March 2021

Solapur Pomegranate is Gaining Attention in the International Market

The Indian variety is popular in both the domestic and international market because of its attractive colour, shape and size.


17 March 2021

India News: COVID-19 Sample Testing Update

As of 15 March, a total of 22,92,49,784 samples have been tested for Coronavirus. Out of which, 9,69,021 was tested on 16 March, says ICMR.


17 March 2021

Third wave of Coronavirus Pandemic in France

Reporting over 25,000 cases per day for the past seven days, France enters the third COVID wave.


17 March 2021

Abortions Upto 24 Weeks Permitted

Rajya Sabha passed the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill, 2021. The recent bill passed by the parliament permits abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.


17 March 2021

EIU reports that India and Bangladesh are set to Sign Economic Pact Over the Next 5 Years

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17 March 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman Says that the Interest of the Bank Employees Will be Protected

Following the two days bank employees strike against privitizati, Finance Minister says that the bank employees interests will be put first even after privitization.

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17 March 2021

PM Narendra Modi to Visit Bangladesh on March 25, 26, and 27

Ministry of External affairs confirms that PM Modi will be visiting Bangladesh accepting the invitation from Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina. The visit will commemorate 50 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

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17 March 2021

20 People Accused of Raping a 15-year-old Girl from Suket

Several men raped a 15-year-old girl from Suket for over 8 days in Jhalawar. Over 20 people are now arrested under the gangrape case.

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17 March 2021

India News: Budget 2021 Update

Finance Minister Nirmala Sithharaman recalls that the government had promised to set up a national bank to fund infrastructure and developmental activities.

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17 March 2021

India Witnessed 28,869 Cases as of 17 March, 1 PM

As of Wednesday, India’s COVID-19 tally surged to 1,14,38,464. Concomitantly, the number of recoveries reached 1,10,44,837, while the number of coronavirus deaths stands at 1,60,314. As of now, India houses 2,31,334active COVID-19 cases.

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17 March 2021

British PM Expected to Visit India on April 26

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17 March 2021

India News: COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Update

Ministry of Health reports that India has distributed more than 3.6 crore COVID-19 vaccinations across the country. While globally 8.34 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far.

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