EU to participate in initiative for equal access to Covid-19 vaccine

EU to participate in initiative for equal access to Covid-19 vaccine

🕔12:24, 1.Sep 2020

Brussels, Sep 1  European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the European Union (EU) was ready to join the COVAX Facility, a pooled procurement mechanism for vaccines against Covid-19. On Monday, the Commission also announced a 400 million

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Brookfield completes Rs 25,215 cr tower deal with RJio

Brookfield completes Rs 25,215 cr tower deal with RJio

🕔12:22, 1.Sep 2020

Mumbai, Sep 1  Brookfield Infrastructure along with its partners have completed the acquisition of Reliance Jio’s telecom tower assets with an investment of Rs 25,215 crore as the transaction has received all the regulatory approvals. The development comes after the

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Zoom reports 355% rise in revenue, 458% gain in customers in Q2

Zoom reports 355% rise in revenue, 458% gain in customers in Q2

🕔12:21, 1.Sep 2020

San Francisco, Sep 1  Zoom Video Communications has posted solid results in the fiscal second quarter which ended on July 31 with total revenue hitting $663.5 million, a growth of 355 per cent year-over-year as new customers joined the platform

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New monetary policy framework critical, robust evolution: US Fed vice chair

New monetary policy framework critical, robust evolution: US Fed vice chair

🕔12:19, 1.Sep 2020

Washington, Sep 1  Richard Clarida, Vice Chair of the US Federal Reserve, said the unanimous approval and release of a new monetary policy framework marked “an important milestone”, calling it a critical and robust evolution of the central bank’s monetary

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Japanese Encephalitis on the verge of eradication: Yogi

Japanese Encephalitis on the verge of eradication: Yogi

🕔12:17, 1.Sep 2020

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 1 Japanese Encephalitis (JE) that claimed hundreds of lives, year after year, in eastern Uttar Pradesh, is now on the verge of eradication. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said Encephalitis that had wreaked havoc since the past 40

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India, China engage in 3rd military dialogue after fresh skirmishes at Pangong Tso

India, China engage in 3rd military dialogue after fresh skirmishes at Pangong Tso

🕔11:40, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 1 The Indian and Chinese militaries began the third round of talks at Chushul on Tuesday to resolve the fresh skirmishes at Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh. “A Brigade Commander-level talk started at 10 a.m. in Chushul on

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Daily Covid numbers dip a bit after 5 days to around 70K

Daily Covid numbers dip a bit after 5 days to around 70K

🕔11:00, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 1 Fresh coronavirus infections recorded in past 24 hours in India were 69,921. This was on an average a drop of several thousand cases after the numbers regularly inched closer to the 80,000-mark over the past five days.

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Monuments other than Taj to reopen from Tuesday in Agra

Monuments other than Taj to reopen from Tuesday in Agra

🕔09:25, 1.Sep 2020

Agra, Sep 1  The officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the district administration said all necessary preparations and precautions were in place to welcome visitors to the historical monuments in Agra, other than the Taj Mahal and

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Centre declares 7-day state mourning in memory of Pranab

Centre declares 7-day state mourning in memory of Pranab

🕔09:23, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sept 01  The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning in memory of former President Pranab Mukherjee who passed away here this evening. As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven

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Harsh Vardhan inaugurated trauma centre in Karnataka

Harsh Vardhan inaugurated trauma centre in Karnataka

🕔09:20, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sept 01  Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday remembered former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Health Minister Sushma Swaraj after inaugurating a super speciality trauma centre in Karnataka. Reminiscing late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s

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SC notice on Vedanta plea against Madras HC order on plant opening

SC notice on Vedanta plea against Madras HC order on plant opening

🕔09:17, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 1  The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a plea by mining company Vedanta challenging the Madras High Court order, declining permission to reopen its Sterlite copper unit in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin, closed since May 2018

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PhonePe to digitise 2.5 crore small merchants acros India

PhonePe to digitise 2.5 crore small merchants acros India

🕔09:16, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sept 01  Digital payments platform PhonePe on Monday announced that it will enable digital payments for over 2.5 crore small merchants across India in the next one year. In a statement, the company said that it will also

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International flights to remain suspended till Sep 30

International flights to remain suspended till Sep 30

🕔09:10, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sept 01  Centre has extended the suspension on scheduled commercial international flights to and from India till September-end. The government had last extended the suspension in July till August 31, Monday. A circular by the Directorate General of

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 732G, to debut with next POCO phone

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 732G, to debut with next POCO phone

🕔09:08, 1.Sep 2020

San Francisco, Sept 01  Qualcomm Technologies on Monday unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chipset which will debut with the next POCO smartphone. The new chipset is a “follow-on” to the Snapdragon 730G which launched with Pixel 4a earlier this month.

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‘Pranab’s demise passing of an era’: Prez Kovind leads nation in mourning

‘Pranab’s demise passing of an era’: Prez Kovind leads nation in mourning

🕔08:27, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sept 01  Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s death on Monday plunged his friends and opponents across party lines into mourning. President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday expressed grief over the death of former President Mukherjee, saying his death is

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India’s April-July fiscal deficit at 103.1% of budgetary target

India’s April-July fiscal deficit at 103.1% of budgetary target

🕔08:25, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sept 01  India’s budgetary fiscal deficit for the April-July 2020-21 period stood at Rs 8.21 lakh crore, or 103.1 per cent of the budget estimates (BE). The 2020-21 deficit — the difference between revenue and expenditure — has

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Central teams to be rushed to 4 states as Covid cases surge

Central teams to be rushed to 4 states as Covid cases surge

🕔08:24, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sept 01  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday decided to deploy high-level Central teams to four states — Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha, which are witnessing a sudden surge in the number of coronavirus cases

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Maharashtra now sees new Covid cases, deaths fall sharply

Maharashtra now sees new Covid cases, deaths fall sharply

🕔08:23, 1.Sep 2020

Mumbai, Sept 01  In a relief, Covid-19 deaths and new cases plummeted in Maharashtra after remaining in the higher ranges for the past week, officials said on Monday. At 11,852 new cases, the state recorded its lowest tally in a

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Pranab’s 4-volume autobiography encapsulates India from 1970s to present

Pranab’s 4-volume autobiography encapsulates India from 1970s to present

🕔08:21, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 1  Never known to spend an idle moment during his five-decade journey in politics, during which he witnessed first-hand the evolution of a new India, Pranab Mukherjee, the country’s 13th President who died on Monday, had penned

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Covid woes: India’s core industrial output down 10% in July

Covid woes: India’s core industrial output down 10% in July

🕔08:20, 1.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sept 01  The deceleration in the production rate of India’s eight major industries narrowed on a sequential basis in July, but remained deep in the red on a year-on-year count. As per the official data, the Index of

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