India’s international actor Irrfan Khan no more

India’s international actor Irrfan Khan no more

🕔13:49, 29.Apr 2020

Mumbai, April 29  Irrfan Khan, who won over millions of fans with his roles in numerous international and Indian films, is no more. A statement by his official spokesperson has confirmed the demise of the 54-year-old actor on Wednesday. “‘I

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Amazon India launches fund to help logistics partners

Amazon India launches fund to help logistics partners

🕔11:43, 29.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 29  Amazon India on Wednesday said that it has introduced a ‘partner support fund’ for small and medium business partners in logistics who have been impacted due to the lockdown. In a statement, Amazon India said that

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Google adding 30 lakh new users on Meet app daily: Pichai

Google adding 30 lakh new users on Meet app daily: Pichai

🕔11:42, 29.Apr 2020

San Francisco, April 29  As video conferencing becomes the new normal, Google is adding roughly 3 million new users on its Meets app daily and have seen a 30-fold increase in usage since January. There are now over 100 million

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PM first to offer prayer as Kedarnath shrine opens

PM first to offer prayer as Kedarnath shrine opens

🕔11:40, 29.Apr 2020

Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand), April 29  The doors of the Himalayan shrine the Kedarnath Dham were opened on Wednesday at 6.10 a.m. and the ‘Rudrabhishek Pooja’ was offered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On the occasion, Uttarakhand Chief Minister also greeted all

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NLC India starts mining coal in Odisha

NLC India starts mining coal in Odisha

🕔09:54, 29.Apr 2020

Chennai, April 28 Integrated lignite/coal mining-cum-power generation company NLC India Ltd said on Tuesday that it has started coal production at its mines in Odisha. In a regulatory filing, NLC India said that it has started coal production for the

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India should ease lockdown from May 3, be fully operational by June end: Shaw

India should ease lockdown from May 3, be fully operational by June end: Shaw

🕔07:17, 29.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 29  Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson of Biocon, feels that India should start opening its lockdown from May 3 and become fully operational by end of June. In an exclusive interview with IANS, Shaw said that data

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Italy’s coronavirus cases top 200,000; death toll at 27,359

Italy’s coronavirus cases top 200,000; death toll at 27,359

🕔07:16, 29.Apr 2020

Rome, April 29  The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 27,359 lives in locked-down Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries to 201,505 as of Tuesday, according to the latest data released by the country’s Civil Protection Department. The

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Build highways at triple pace: Gadkari’s ‘re-start-economy’ mantra

Build highways at triple pace: Gadkari’s ‘re-start-economy’ mantra

🕔07:15, 29.Apr 2020

Nagpur/New Delhi, April 29  Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari may be stuck in Nagpur, but that’s not stopping him from taking review meetings through video conferences to start bringing India’s economy back on track. Gadkari said

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WhatsApp group video, voice calls now support 8 participants

WhatsApp group video, voice calls now support 8 participants

🕔07:14, 29.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 29 Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday doubled the number of participants in a video or voice call from four to eight people at a time on its platform. To access the new limit on WhatsApp calls, all participants in

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13 lakh PF account holders withdraw Rs 4,684.52 crore

13 lakh PF account holders withdraw Rs 4,684.52 crore

🕔07:13, 29.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 29  Account holders are increasingly withdrawing money from the PF accounts, taking advantage of the rebate due to the lockdown. According to the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) of the Ministry of Labour, about 13 lakh account

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Putin extends national paid leave to May 11

Putin extends national paid leave to May 11

🕔07:11, 29.Apr 2020

Moscow, April 29  Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday extended the national paid leave introduced to contain the spread of COVID-19 to May 11. “We are now facing a new, perhaps the most intense stage in the fight against the

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India calls for reform of global bodies at BRICS summit

India calls for reform of global bodies at BRICS summit

🕔07:09, 29.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 29 India on Tuesday, at the BRICS foreign ministers web summit amid the coronavirus pandemic, called for reform of multilateral systems and reiterated its support for multilateralism. Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar said the current challenge posed

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With 206 new cases, Delhi’s Covid-19 tally mounts to 3,314

With 206 new cases, Delhi’s Covid-19 tally mounts to 3,314

🕔07:02, 29.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 29  With 206 new cases getting reported in the last 24 hours, the total number coronavirus cases in the national capital reached 3,314 on Tuesday, with no death getting reported for the third consecutive day. A total

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Centre: India’s corona cases 1/84 compared to 20 countries

Centre: India’s corona cases 1/84 compared to 20 countries

🕔18:01, 28.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 28  As many as 20 countries together having the same population size as that of India have reported 84 times the number of cases detected in this country, according to the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday. Lav

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Coca-Cola India pledges over Rs 100 crore for COVID-19 fight

Coca-Cola India pledges over Rs 100 crore for COVID-19 fight

🕔18:00, 28.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 28  Coca-Cola India on Tuesday committed an initial support of over Rs 100 crore for helping the healthcare system and communities to combat the COVID-19 crisis and contain the spread of the pandemic. In a statement, the

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Centre to give all help to states to combat COVID-19: Ashwini Choubey

Centre to give all help to states to combat COVID-19: Ashwini Choubey

🕔17:57, 28.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 28  Union Health State Minister Ashwini Choubey said that the Central government will leave no stone unturned in fighting against the novel coronavirus pandemic. For this, the Centre is constantly providing the PPEs, testing kits, masks, medicines

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RBI employees donate Rs 7.3 cr to PM-CARES Fund

RBI employees donate Rs 7.3 cr to PM-CARES Fund

🕔17:56, 28.Apr 2020

Mumbai, April 28  Coming forward to help a noble cause, employees of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have donated a total of Rs 7.30 crore to the PM-CARES Fund, an official said here on Tuesday. The Covid-19 pandemic and

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ADB approves $1.5 bn loan to India for Covid response

ADB approves $1.5 bn loan to India for Covid response

🕔17:55, 28.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 28  The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday approved a $1.5 billion loan to the Government of India to help fund its response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The support would also be available for immediate

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Oil prices plunge again, WTI down 20% on supply glut

Oil prices plunge again, WTI down 20% on supply glut

🕔17:00, 28.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 28  US oil prices tumbled again on Tuesday with the June contract of WTI crude on the NYMEX falling nearly 20 per cent amidst a supply glut and storage concerns. The June Contract of WTI is currently

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Direct transfers via Aadhaar saving India from queues, panic during COVID19: Arvind Gupta

Direct transfers via Aadhaar saving India from queues, panic during COVID19: Arvind Gupta

🕔12:47, 28.Apr 2020

New York, April 28  Direct money transfers via Aadhaar and the interoperable software layers called India Stack to India’s financially vulnerable population have “saved” the country from long queues and panic during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic and “justified a 10x

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