Monsoon to arrive in Kerala four days late: IMD

Monsoon to arrive in Kerala four days late: IMD

🕔20:57, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday that the onset of monsoon over Kerala will be delayed by four days and the expected date now is June 5 as against June 1. The weather department

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We could cut off whole relationship: Trump on China

We could cut off whole relationship: Trump on China

🕔20:47, 15.May 2020

Washington, May 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he “could cut off the whole relationship” with China, in one of his strongest comments against Beijing in the wake of the Asian giant’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the

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SME marketplace providing financial access to 75,000 farmers

SME marketplace providing financial access to 75,000 farmers

🕔19:52, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15 Marketplace for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), ‘SafalFasal’, has said in a statement that it has supported the farming sector, including over 75,000 farmers in the country, who have got on board the platform, by offering

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‘Wuhan Diary’ releases in India

‘Wuhan Diary’ releases in India

🕔19:48, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  The much-talked about ‘Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City’ by well-known Chinese literary writer Fang Fang, has released in India in the ebook format. Published by HarperNonFiction, the audio will follow on May 26. The

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From bees to cold-chains, FM attempts to revive farm sector

From bees to cold-chains, FM attempts to revive farm sector

🕔19:47, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15 Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday came out with a slew of fiscal measures along with regulatory reforms to revive the agriculture and allied sectors under the mega Rs 20 lakh crore economic package for

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Russia reports over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs

Russia reports over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs

🕔19:44, 15.May 2020

Moscow, May 15  Russia has confirmed 10,598 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total tally to 262,843, the second highest in the world, according to the country’s coronavirus response centre on Friday. The death toll grew

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COVID-19 could cost global economy $8.8tn, says ADB

COVID-19 could cost global economy $8.8tn, says ADB

🕔19:43, 15.May 2020

Manila, May 15  The global economy could suffer between $5.8 trillion and $8.8 trillion in losses — equivalent to 6.4 per cent to 9.7 per cent of the global GDP — due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Development Bank

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SC cancels summer vacation, will continue work till June 19

SC cancels summer vacation, will continue work till June 19

🕔19:41, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  The Supreme Court has cancelled its summer vacation and decided to continue working till June 19, it was announced on Friday. Chief Justice S.A. Bobde held a full court meeting, where a consensus was reached to

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Recovery rate 34.06%, doubling rate improved: Health Minister

Recovery rate 34.06%, doubling rate improved: Health Minister

🕔19:40, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15 Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that the total recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in the country has been recorded at 34.06% and the Doubling Rate improved from 3.4 days in the pre-lockdown week

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FM unveils Rs 10K cr scheme to formalise micro food enterprises

FM unveils Rs 10K cr scheme to formalise micro food enterprises

🕔19:34, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the Centre will launch a Rs 10,000 crore scheme for formalisation of micro food enterprises (MFEs). Addressing the media here, Sitharaman said that the scheme is in line

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Centre to set up Rs 15k cr animal husbandry infra development fund

Centre to set up Rs 15k cr animal husbandry infra development fund

🕔19:32, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced that the Centre will set up an animal husbandry infrastructure development fund of Rs 15,000 crore. Speaking to the media here, Sitharaman said that many areas in the

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From bees to cold-chains, FM attempts to revive farm sector

From bees to cold-chains, FM attempts to revive farm sector

🕔19:30, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday came out with a slew of fiscal measures along with regulatory reforms to revive the agriculture and allied sectors under the mega Rs 20 lakh crore economic package for

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Slight tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

Slight tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

🕔14:02, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  An earthquake measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of the National Capital Region on Friday, the fourth in one month. There were no immediate reports of any casualty or loss of property.

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Activists want no extension of clearance to Himachal hydro project

Activists want no extension of clearance to Himachal hydro project

🕔13:16, 15.May 2020

Shimla, May 15  Close to 1,000 representatives of environmental action groups, locals and academics have asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change not to grant extension of clearance to the state-run Kashang hydropower project in geologically fragile Kinnaur

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Over 11 lakh migrants ferried since May 1 in Shramik trains

Over 11 lakh migrants ferried since May 1 in Shramik trains

🕔12:59, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15 Amid the nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Indian Railways on Friday said that it has ferried more than 11.5 lakh stranded people since May 1 in over 999 Shramik Special

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Tally crosses 80k mark in India, fresh cases in corona free states

Tally crosses 80k mark in India, fresh cases in corona free states

🕔11:23, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  With 3,967 new cases and 100 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 tally in India reached 81970, the Union Health Ministry stated on Friday. And two states, Goa and Manipur, which were

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FM’s announcements will benefit farmers, migrant workers: PM

FM’s announcements will benefit farmers, migrant workers: PM

🕔07:35, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded the announcements of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the welfare of farmers and migrant workers, saying it will benefit them. “Today’s announcement by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will especially

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ESIC to be extended pan-India, apply to all firms with over 10 workers: FM

ESIC to be extended pan-India, apply to all firms with over 10 workers: FM

🕔07:34, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while announcing the second tranche of the economic stimulus on Thursday, said steps are being taken to extend Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) coverage pan-India to all districts and all establishments employing

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Stimulus push: Agri, housing, rural sectors get big Central fiscal booster

Stimulus push: Agri, housing, rural sectors get big Central fiscal booster

🕔07:33, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tried to assuage the economic concerns of farmers, workers and street vendors on Thursday with a mega package offering everything — loans, interest subventions and cheap housing. On the second day of

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Discoms to get loans at cheaper rate to pay dues to Gencos: Minister

Discoms to get loans at cheaper rate to pay dues to Gencos: Minister

🕔07:31, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  Financially stressed discoms will be offered loans at cheaper rates of 8.5 to 9 per cent for a 10-year period by state-owned power sector financing companies PFC and REC for clearing their dues towards power generation

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