Italian researchers claim world’s first Covid-19 vaccine: Report

Italian researchers claim world’s first Covid-19 vaccine: Report

🕔15:54, 6.May 2020

Rome, May 6  Italian researchers have claimed that they have successfully developed a vaccine to contain coronavirus (Covid-19) which is likely to work on humans, a report said. Luigi Aurisicchio, CEO of Takis, the firm developing the medication, said that

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Delhi HC to Centre: Verify and pay Bharti Airtel’s Rs 923 cr GST refund claim

Delhi HC to Centre: Verify and pay Bharti Airtel’s Rs 923 cr GST refund claim

🕔15:53, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 6  In a relief to telecom major Bharti Airtel, the Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to verify the company’s claim of excess GST of Rs 923 crore within two weeks and refund the amount once

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Tax now forms 70% of petrol, diesel prices

Tax now forms 70% of petrol, diesel prices

🕔15:51, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 6  The Tuesday evening decision of the Government to raise excise duty levels on petrol and diesel by historic high levels has taken up tax component on retail price of auto fuels closer to 70 per cent

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Allow transport via Indo-Bangla border now: MHA to Bengal

Allow transport via Indo-Bangla border now: MHA to Bengal

🕔15:50, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 6  With the West Bengal government not adhering to the Centre’s guideline on goods transport through the India-Bangladesh border, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has issued strict direction to the state to implement it “without any

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Users’ data is safe, no security breach: Aarogya Setu app

Users’ data is safe, no security breach: Aarogya Setu app

🕔10:45, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 6  The team at Aarogya Setu app on Wednesday stressed that no personal information of any user has been proven to be at risk and no data or security breach has been identified in the COVID-19 contact

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Corona tally surges to 49,391 in India, death toll 1,694

Corona tally surges to 49,391 in India, death toll 1,694

🕔10:43, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 6  With 2,958 new cases and 126 new fatalities, India’s coronavirus count on Wednesday climbed to 49,391, said the Health Ministry. In a morning update, the Health Ministry said that of the total number 33,514 are active

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Yogi govt to set up new agency for investment, employment

Yogi govt to set up new agency for investment, employment

🕔09:55, 6.May 2020

Lucknow, May 6  The Yogi Adityanath government is planning to set up a new investment promotion and facilitation agency that will focus on bringing new investments and creating employment. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will head the new agency and the

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DEA secy Tarun Bajaj nominated to RBI Central Board

DEA secy Tarun Bajaj nominated to RBI Central Board

🕔09:53, 6.May 2020

Mumbai, May 6 Government has nominated Tarun Bajaj, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, as a Director on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India. He replaces Atanu Chakraborty to the position in the Reserve Bank of Indian

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor restarts ‘preparatory operations’ at plant

Toyota Kirloskar Motor restarts ‘preparatory operations’ at plant

🕔09:49, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 6  Automobile manufacturer Toyota Kirloskar Motor has initiated the restart of some “preparatory operations” at its Karnataka plant beginning on Tuesday. “These preparatory operations are conducted to provide our workforce with an adequately safe environment to work

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Central portal to approve govt agencies’ request to use private drones

Central portal to approve govt agencies’ request to use private drones

🕔09:46, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 6  The Centre on Tuesday launched the ‘Garud Portal’ for providing fast track conditional exemptions to government agencies for deploying their own or privately-operated drones to implement the lockdown. Essentially, the portal allows government agencies to seek

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India bars travel by OCI card holders

India bars travel by OCI card holders

🕔07:22, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 5  India has kept in abeyance multiple-entry, life-long visas given to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card holders till international travel remains suspended, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday. The order, however, said that card

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Centre raises excise duty on petrol, diesel by historic levels

Centre raises excise duty on petrol, diesel by historic levels

🕔07:21, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 6  The government has taken the opportunity provided by unusually low global oil prices to raise excise duty on petrol and diesel by a historically high margin to raise revenue that has been severely impacted by the

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SpiceJet transports over 5,600 tons of cargo since March 25

SpiceJet transports over 5,600 tons of cargo since March 25

🕔07:20, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 6  Ajay Singh-promoted SpiceJet is expanding its cargo operations at a rapid pace, both domestically and internationally, filing the huge vacuum resulting from the suspension of flight and railway operations during the lockdown. The airline major operated

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Adani Ports reports 74% fall in Q4 consolidated net profit

Adani Ports reports 74% fall in Q4 consolidated net profit

🕔07:19, 6.May 2020

Mumbai, May 6  Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) on Tuesday reported a 74.11 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit for the January-March quarter of the financial year 2019-20, compared to the same period in the

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Punjab National Bank’s appeal in $45m fraud claim brought in UK courts refused

Punjab National Bank’s appeal in $45m fraud claim brought in UK courts refused

🕔07:17, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 6 The Court of Appeal in London has refused permission for the British subsidiary of Punjab National Bank (PNB) to appeal against a judgment dismissing its $45 million claim for fraud and misrepresentation in loans given to Indian

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Govt extends on ‘gratis’ basis visas of foreigners for 30 days

Govt extends on ‘gratis’ basis visas of foreigners for 30 days

🕔07:16, 6.May 2020

New Delhi, May 6 The Union Ministry for Home Affairs on Tuesday extended the period of providing consular services by the Office of Foreigners Regional Registration Officers or Foreigners Registration Officers to foreign nationals who are currently stranded in India. Regular

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COULD IT NOT BE HANDLED BETTER?? A battle which could have been won

COULD IT NOT BE HANDLED BETTER?? A battle which could have been won

🕔07:08, 6.May 2020

4th May 2020 may go down as the biggest day of collective blunder on the part of the Government and the people of India. Opening of the liquor shops in the times of misery of COVID-19 may just be the

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