Indian Oil Corporation had informed dealers that new rates will be effective from March 22, 6:00 AM. On Monday, March 21, 2022, petrol and diesel prices were stable across the country. Meanwhile, diesel prices for bulk consumers have been raised by around Rs 25 per litre following a 40% increase in worldwide oil price.
In order to protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all the participants, the IOC EB recommended that the International Sports Federations and sports event organisers not invite or allow the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials in international competitions.
A fire incident was reported in the Haldia Refinery of the Indian Oil Corporation in West Bengal on December 21, 2021. At least three people were killed and 44 were injured in the fire incident. The IOC said that the incident occurred at the unit of the refinery during shutdown-related works. As per the IOC statement, the primary cause seems to be a flash fire leading to burn injuries to 44 persons. Out of the 44 injured, 37 have been shifted to Kolkata for further treatment. The condition of seven of them is reportedly critical.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach reaffirmed his commitment to holding the Games this year in an interview with Kyodo News on Thursday. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga this week said the showpiece event would "bring hope and courage to the world." About 80% of people in Japan do not want the Games to be held this summer, recent opinion polls show, over fears the influx of athletes will spread the virus further.