SBI employees contribute additional Rs 7.95 cr to PM-CARES Fund

SBI employees contribute additional Rs 7.95 cr to PM-CARES Fund

🕔20:34, 19.May 2020

Mumbai, May 19  In battle against the COVID-19 crisis, employees of the country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) have decided to contribute an additional amount of Rs 7.95 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in

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Power Ministry puts in place adequate arrangements to face Cyclone Amphan

Power Ministry puts in place adequate arrangements to face Cyclone Amphan

🕔20:31, 19.May 2020

Union Ministry of  Power, Govt of India , has stated  that it has put in place adequate arrangements/preparedness to handle power supply situation in the wake of forecast that Super Cyclonic Storm AMPHAN is expected make landfall tomorrow, 20.5.2020 afternoon

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Russian PM resumes work after COVID-19 recovery

Russian PM resumes work after COVID-19 recovery

🕔17:35, 19.May 2020

Moscow, May 19  Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, who had been admitted to hospital with COVID-19, has resumed his duties after recovering, according to an official statement on Tuesday. Mishustin held several meetings via video-conference while he was in hospital,

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FM: Loan sanctions jump to Rs 6.45 lakh cr in over 2 months

FM: Loan sanctions jump to Rs 6.45 lakh cr in over 2 months

🕔17:33, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the public sector banks (PSB) sanctioned Rs 6.45 lakh crore in two and a half months, between March 1 and May 15, to over 54.96 lakh accounts. This is

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Railways ferried 20 lakh migrants in Shramik trains: Goyal

Railways ferried 20 lakh migrants in Shramik trains: Goyal

🕔17:30, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19 Union Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that the Indian Railways has transported over 20 lakh stranded migrant workers through the 1,565 Shramik Special trains since May 1. In a tweet, Goyal said,

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Some airlines start to accept bookings for June onwards travel: Sources

Some airlines start to accept bookings for June onwards travel: Sources

🕔17:27, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19  The COVID-19 battered airline industry has started accepting ticket bookings for the travel period starting June 1, sources said on Tuesday. According to industry insiders, many airlines barring Air India amongst others have loaded their ticket

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Govt may raise FDI cap in insurance companies to 74%

Govt may raise FDI cap in insurance companies to 74%

🕔17:25, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19  In yet another big reform initiative aimed at bringing more capital into the insurance business, the government may soon open the sector to 74 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under the approval route to bring

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Trump threatens to pull out of WHO over subservience to China

Trump threatens to pull out of WHO over subservience to China

🕔14:20, 19.May 2020

Washington, May 19 Accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of “alarming lack of independence from” China, US President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of the agency and end its funding if it did not institute reforms within a

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Flipkart joins Vishal Mega Mart to deliver essentials at home in 26 cities

Flipkart joins Vishal Mega Mart to deliver essentials at home in 26 cities

🕔14:17, 19.May 2020

Bengaluru, May 19  Homegrown etailer Flipkart on Tuesday announced a partnership with retail store chain Vishal Mega Mart for the home delivery of essential items through a safe supply chain in 26 cities. A Vishal Mega Mart Essentials store has

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Microsoft launches Surface Hub 2S in India

Microsoft launches Surface Hub 2S in India

🕔14:16, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19  Microsoft on Tuesday announced the availability of its collaboration device Surface Hub 2S in India. The all-in-one digital whiteboard, meeting platform, and teamwork collaborative computing device designed for the modern workplace is priced at Rs 11,89,999,

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Uber sacks 3,000 more employees, to shut 45 offices globally

Uber sacks 3,000 more employees, to shut 45 offices globally

🕔14:12, 19.May 2020

San Francisco, May 19 Ride-hailing app Uber has announced to lay off nearly 3,000 more employees in the second round, along with closing or consolidating some 45 offices globally. Last week, Uber fired nearly 3,700 employees via multiple Zoom calls. With

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Disney’s streaming chief appointed as TikTok CEO

Disney’s streaming chief appointed as TikTok CEO

🕔14:10, 19.May 2020

San Francisco, May 19 Long-time Disneys head of streaming Kevin Mayer is going to be the CEO of short-video making platform TikTok and chief operating officer of ByteDance which is the owner of TikTok. Alex Zhu, the current President of TikTok,

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Economic distress and social discontent will rise due to pandemic: WEF

Economic distress and social discontent will rise due to pandemic: WEF

🕔14:06, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19 Economic distress and social discontent will rise over the next 18 months unless there are efforts to manage the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, World Economic Forum (WEF) has said. These are the findings of Covid-19 outlook

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Low mortality, higher recovery rate in India: Niti Aayog CEO

Low mortality, higher recovery rate in India: Niti Aayog CEO

🕔10:47, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19 Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday emphasised that total number of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) positive cases is not much important as rate of mortality and recovery rate are critical. He also said that India has constantly

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5.3-magnitude quake strikes off Japan’s Fukushima

5.3-magnitude quake strikes off Japan’s Fukushima

🕔09:45, 19.May 2020

Tokyo, May 19  An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck off Japan’s Fukushima prefecture on Tuesday, the weather agency here said. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor was centred offshore, with its epicentre at a

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Yogi announces austerity measures in UP

Yogi announces austerity measures in UP

🕔09:44, 19.May 2020

Lucknow, May 19  The Yogi Adityanath government has announced major austerity measures for the government departments and officials, in view of the plummeting revenues in the lockdown. Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Sanjiv Mittal, who also heads a committee on augmenting

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Corona cases in India cross 1 lakh-mark with 134 deaths in 24 hours

Corona cases in India cross 1 lakh-mark with 134 deaths in 24 hours

🕔09:43, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19  The number of novel Coronavirus patients in India passed the significant one-lakh mark on Tuesday with total number of cases rising to 1.01 lakh, with a rise of 4,970 cases in past 24 hours, Union Health

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Cyclone alert for Bengal, Odisha as ‘Amphan’ intensifies

Cyclone alert for Bengal, Odisha as ‘Amphan’ intensifies

🕔09:42, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19 ) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a fresh cyclone alert for West Bengal and north Odisha coasts as an extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ was over the central parts of the South Bay of

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‘We did our best on COVID-19’: Harsh Vardhan tells WHO

‘We did our best on COVID-19’: Harsh Vardhan tells WHO

🕔06:52, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19 “I think we did our best and we did well,” were the words of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan who said India took the COVID-19 outbreak with “highest level of political commitment”. He was speaking at the

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Bharti Airtel reports net loss of Rs 5,237 cr in Q4

Bharti Airtel reports net loss of Rs 5,237 cr in Q4

🕔06:51, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19  Telecom major Bharti Airtel has reported a net loss of Rs 5,237 crore for the January-March quarter. During the corresponding period in the previous financial year, the company had reported a net profit of Rs 107

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