India News Live Updates March 18, 2021: Lockdown in Karnataka?


18 March 2021

US White House Passes Legislation to Reauthorise Violence Against Women Act


18 March 2021

CM Mamata Banerjee Promises to Reduce Unemployment

Concerning the employment issue, CM Mamata Banerjee promises to create over 5 lakh job opportunities.


18 March 2021

India News: COVID-19 Sample Testing Update

As of 15 March, a total of 23,03,13,163 samples have been tested for Coronavirus. Out of which, 10,63,379 was tested on 17 March, says ICMR.


18 March 2021

APEDA Signs MoUs With NSIC to Increase Export Potential of MSMEs

APEDA registered MSMEs will benefit from the schemes, technologies, and training from NSIC.


18 March 2021

NDDB to Host APEDADOC’s Event on March 18

National Dairy Development Board is hosting the event discussing programmes of FPOs and exporters.


18 March 2021

India Exported Bicycle Worth USD 45 Million in 2019-20

Due to the increased demand from Nepal, Bangladesh, Germany, the UK, Netherlands, and other major countries, Bicycle export has increased tremendously.

11:15 (IST)

18 March 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Made in India Reaches Uzbekistan

10:40 (IST)

18 March 2021

Testing in Karnataka to Increase Upto 1 Lakh per Day

To avoid the second COVID-19 wave, the Karnataka government has decided to ramp up the COVID-19 testing. Department of Health and Family Welfare Services says that the state will increase the COVID-19 testing from 75000 per day to 1 lakh per day.

10:13 (IST)

18 March 2021

Minister Piyush Goyal Says that Railways in India will never be Privatised

09:47 (IST)

18 March 2021

India News: Container Shortage Slows Down Exports in February

Trade deficit widens $12.62 billion. Also, imports rose by 6.96% in February.

9:20 (IST)

18 March 2021

India Reported Over 30,000 COVID-19 cases on 17 March

As of Wednesday, India’s COVID-19 tally surged to 1,14,74,302. Concomitantly, the number of recoveries reached 1,10,62,630, while the number of coronavirus deaths stands at 1,60,485. As of now, India houses 2,49,196 active COVID-19 cases.

08:47 (IST)

18 March 2021

A Video of Karnataka CM Announcing Lockdown Resurfaced on the Internet

Yediyurappa’s news conference from last year announcing COVID-19 restrictions circulated on social platforms stirring confusion among the public. Concerning that, Karnataka’s Deputy CM urges people to rely on government sources and confirms that there will be no Karnataka lockdown.

7:47 (IST)

18 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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