Covid freefall: India’s Q1FY21 GDP contracts by 23.9%

Covid freefall: India’s Q1FY21 GDP contracts by 23.9%

🕔20:32, 31.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 31 Pandemic Covid-19 induced economic turbulence along with measures to curb its outbreak, heavily dented India’s economy and plunged the country’s GDP to (-) 23.9 per cent during the first quarter (Q1) ended June 2020-21. Though not

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Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020): People’s president (OBITUARY)

Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020): People’s president (OBITUARY)

🕔19:27, 31.Aug 2020

About Pranab Mukherjee, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh once told me that he was like Dhrupad Sangeet. If you don’t understand Dhrupad or if your ears are not trained to listen to Dhrupad, then it will be difficult for you to

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Pranab left indelible mark on India’s development trajectory: PM

Pranab left indelible mark on India’s development trajectory: PM

🕔18:21, 31.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 31 Condoling the  said India is grieved at the demise of Mukherjee, adding that he left an “indelible mark on the development trajectory of our nation”. Calling Mukherjee a scholar par excellence, the Prime Minister said he

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away

🕔18:19, 31.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 31 Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who was admitted at the Army Research and Referral Hospital died on Monday evening, his son Abhijit Mukherjee said in a tweet. Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted: “With a Heavy Heart, this is to

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China threatens to escalate border tensions with India

China threatens to escalate border tensions with India

🕔17:18, 31.Aug 2020

New Delhi/Ladakh, Aug 31  The Xi Jinping regime on Monday evening threatened that China-India border tensions will “surely escalate this time,” since India had “crossed the LAC and purposely launched provocations.” The statement issued in Chinese state-run Global Times came

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SpiceJet enters medical device industry, launches ventilators

SpiceJet enters medical device industry, launches ventilators

🕔16:01, 31.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 31  Further diversifying its business interests, airline major SpiceJet on Monday launched ‘SpiceOxy’ — compact, portable, non-invasive ventilation device, which is an effective solution for patients with mild to moderate breathing issues. Unsurprisingly, the airline is known

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Soaring High: Green shoots visible in Aviation, says DGCA (Interview)

Soaring High: Green shoots visible in Aviation, says DGCA (Interview)

🕔15:59, 31.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 31 Despite Covid blues, India’s civil aviation sector has shown signs of revival in passenger traffic growth as well as registered aircraft in the country. Accordingly, the Chief of the country’s civil aviation regulator in an inter action

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DoT nod for Rs 25k cr RJio-Brookfield tower deal

DoT nod for Rs 25k cr RJio-Brookfield tower deal

🕔15:58, 31.Aug 2020

Mumbai, Aug 31 The Department of Telecommunications has approved the Rs 25,215 crore deal between Reliance Jio and Brookfield Infrastructure. A SEBI filing said: “The DoT through its letter dated August 11, 2020 has approved Rs 1,053.50 million downstream foreign investment

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Odisha’s Gopalpur port plans LNG terminal, petrochemical industries

Odisha’s Gopalpur port plans LNG terminal, petrochemical industries

🕔15:57, 31.Aug 2020

Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 The Gopalpur Port Limited (GPL) in Odisha has planned to set up a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and an investment of Rs 2,000 crore for setting up fertilizer and petrochemical industries, an official said on Monday.

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JioFiber announces ‘no-condition 30-day free trial’ for new customers

JioFiber announces ‘no-condition 30-day free trial’ for new customers

🕔15:55, 31.Aug 2020

Mumbai, Aug 31 JioFiber has revamped its tariff plans and has announced a ‘no condition 30-day free trial’ for all new customers. New JioFiber customers activating from September 1, will get the 30-day free trial. Under the unconditional free trial, customers

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75% companies availing moratorium are sub-investment grade: CRISIL

75% companies availing moratorium are sub-investment grade: CRISIL

🕔15:54, 31.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 31  The moratorium on loan repayments provided by banks at the behest of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has provided much-needed liquidity support to mid-sized sub-investment grade (rated CRISIL BB+ or lower) companies, an analysis by

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Fiji govt to launch Cash-for-Work program

Fiji govt to launch Cash-for-Work program

🕔15:53, 31.Aug 2020

Suva, Aug 31  The Fiji government will launch a Cash-for-Work program to assist those working in the informal sector and affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Reserve Bank of Fiji, 130,000 Fijians are employed in the island-nation’s informal

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e-commerce portal ends animal sales after PETA’s appeal

e-commerce portal ends animal sales after PETA’s appeal

🕔15:51, 31.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 31 Following years of pressure from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, e-commerce portal, OLX India, has removed all live animal listings from its website and updated its policy to prohibit all trading in

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MCI has no power to provide reservation for in-service candidates to PG medical courses: SC

MCI has no power to provide reservation for in-service candidates to PG medical courses: SC

🕔13:15, 31.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 31  A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Monday held that the Medical Council of India (MCI) does not have any power to make any reservation for in-service candidates to postgraduate medical courses in any

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NASA selects potential mission to study dynamics of the Sun

NASA selects potential mission to study dynamics of the Sun

🕔13:13, 31.Aug 2020

Washington, Aug 31  NASA has picked five proposals for concept studies of missions to help improve understanding of the dynamics of the Sun and the space environment with which it interacts around Earth. The information will improve understanding about the

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UP mulls two-child norm for panchayat polls

UP mulls two-child norm for panchayat polls

🕔13:08, 31.Aug 2020

Lucknow, Aug 31  The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is mulling a proposal to include a two-child norm and a minimum education clause for candidates contesting the panchayat polls in the state expected to be held early next year.

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Adani Group to acquire controlling interest in Mumbai airport

Adani Group to acquire controlling interest in Mumbai airport

🕔13:06, 31.Aug 2020

Mumbai, Aug 31  Adani Airport Holdings Ltd (AAHL) has entered into an agreement to acquire the debt of GVK Airport Developers and in turn will acquire controlling interest in the Mumbai airport. In a regulatory filing on Monday, Adani Enterprises

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Saudi Arabia announces discovery of new oil, gas fields

Saudi Arabia announces discovery of new oil, gas fields

🕔13:05, 31.Aug 2020

Riyadh, Aug 31  Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud announced the discovery of two oil and gas fields in the Kingdom. The two fields, Hadat Al-Hajrah gas field in the Al-Jawf region and Abraq Al-Talul oil field in

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Jio, Airtel rule Covid-time war for India’s smartphone, TV public square

Jio, Airtel rule Covid-time war for India’s smartphone, TV public square

🕔13:03, 31.Aug 2020

New York, Aug 31  Sushant Singh Rajput wasn’t a big star until June 14 when he died. Certainly no Amitabh Bachchan of India’s audiences that he seems today if we just returned from the moon. Credit SSR’s acting, propelled by

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Shah fully recovers, fit to resume routine works: AIIMS

Shah fully recovers, fit to resume routine works: AIIMS

🕔13:02, 31.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 31  Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was admitted in All India Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi for post-Covid care two weeks ago, was discharged on Monday morning. “Amit Shah, Hon’ble Home Minister was admitted

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