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  • RBI raises WMA limit for states to help their fight against Covid-19

    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Along with its raft of measures to cut the Gordion knot tied up by the Covid-19 pandemic and to help improve the overall liquidity and credit flows in the system, the Reserve Bank of India on Friday also took another important measure of increasing the[Read More…]

  • Sensex off highs, 450 points up post RBI’s fresh measures

    Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The Indian stock market lost most of its initial gains despite the announcement of fresh liquidity measures by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The BSE Sensex, although trading in the green, is currently down over 650 points from the intra-day high of 31,711.70 points. At[Read More…]

  • PGA Tour plans to resume season from June

    Washington, April 17 (IANS) The PGA Tour is planning to resume the season in June with the first four events being closed to fans. The Tour has been suspended since March 12 because of the global coronavirus pandemic which has brought the entire sporting calendar to a grinding halt. “The[Read More…]

  • NBFC loans to delayed commercial realty projects can be extended by 1 year

    Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) can extend the date for commencement for commercial operations (DCCO) by a year, in the case of loans provided to commercial real estate projects which have been delayed for reason beyond the control of promoters. Announcing a slew of liquidity and regulatory[Read More…]

  • COVID-19: Chelsea to provide meals for medical, charity workers

    London, April 17 (IANS) Premier League club Chelsea will provide 78,000 meals to the National Health Service (NHS) and charities that support the elderly and vulnerable groups amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the club said on Thursday that the initiative is aimed at helping NHS staff who[Read More…]

  • UP woman goes to get ration, gets raped

    Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), April 17 (IANS) A 23-year-old married woman was allegedly raped by a ration dealer who promised her free ration as per government orders. According to reports, the woman had approached the local shopkeeper for her quota of government ration when her savings dried up but he refused[Read More…]

  • Pakistan reports 23 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hrs

    Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Just days after the Pakistan governments announcement to relaxing the lockdown, a record number of 23 cornvirus deaths and 627 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of confirmed infections to 7,027, with 134 fatalities as of Friday. Experts fear that the[Read More…]

  • Village mob lynches 3 in Maharashtra

    Paghar (Maharashtra), April 17 (IANS) Three unidentified persons were brutally beaten to death late on Thursday night by some villagers here who suspected them to be thieves, Palghar police said on Friday. According to Inspector Anandrao Kale of Kasa Police Station, the incident took place around 10 p.m., but the[Read More…]

  • Berlin Formula E Grand Prix postponed due to COVID-19

    Berlin, April 17 (IANS) The Berlin Formula E Grand Prix, originally planned to be held on June 21, has been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak. “With strict containment measures continuing to be put in place globally by governments to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Formula E together with[Read More…]

  • RBI to commence TLTRO 2.0 worth Rs 50k cr

    Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) In a bid to ease the liquidity strain caused due to COVID-19 outbreak and its subsequent economic fallout, the Reserve Bank of In dia on Friday decided to conduct the second round of targeted long-term repo operation (TLTRO) worth Rs 50,000 crore. In financial parlance, a[Read More…]

  • SIDBI, NABARD, NHB get Rs 50,000 cr refinancing support from RBI

    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has turned its attention to meeting the funding requirements of NBFCs, MFIs and housing finance by providing special refinance facilities of Rs 50,000 crore to All India Financial Institutions (AIFIs) such as the NABARD and the SIDBI. Announcing a series[Read More…]

  • Dalai Lama lauds Moon’s poll victory as ‘efforts to secure lasting peace’

    Dharamsala, April 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama called the victory of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s party in the recently held parliamentary elections as “persistent efforts to secure lasting peace”. “I am deeply appreciative of your persistent efforts to secure lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and[Read More…]

  • A glimpse of Azerbaijan’s heritage

    New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) For as long as humanity has existed, man has built monuments to commemorate deities, people and events. These structures and spaces act as physical archives of the past, representing a version of history. Woven with memories and experiences, their presence reveals visible footprints of the[Read More…]

  • Housing and finance companies gearing up for branch ‘re-entry’

    By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Housing and non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) companies are now chalking out ‘re-entry’ strategies for their staff into their branches with the central government allowing them to operate, said industry players. The industry had earlier asked the government to allow them to operate so[Read More…]

  • Telangana woman constable on mission to stitch masks

    Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) A woman police constable, serving as the security guard of Telangana Governor, is stitching and distributing face masks, doing her bit in the fight against coronavirus. As B. Amareswari gets off every alternate day, she is using the time to stitch cloth masks at her house[Read More…]

  • Constitute economic task force in UP: Priyanka

    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and demanded constituting an Economic Task Force in the state to give relief to the poor and the downtrodden. The government should constitute an “Economic rejuvenation task force” of[Read More…]

  • Kabul lockdown extended for 3 more weeks

    Kabul, April 17 (IANS) The Afghan government has extended the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in capital Kabul for three more weeks until May 9, vowing more restrictions on movement in the city, which has an estimated population of six million. The lockdown also applies to provincial districts, TOLO News reported citing[Read More…]

  • Resolution period for large stressed assets extended by 90 days: RBI

    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday announced a 90-day extension for the resolution period for large stressed assets which have not been resolved within the 210 day deadline as per the central banks June 7, 2019 order. Announcing a slew of[Read More…]

  • Samsung India researchers develop hand wash app for Galaxy Watch

    Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) A team of designers and developers from Samsung Research Institute-Bangalore (SRI-B) has developed a unique ‘hand wash app for Galaxy Watch that prompts users to clean their hands, a key preventive measure in the fight against COVID-19. The UX and wearable team worked round-the-clock over the[Read More…]

  • 6 Afghan military base workers killed in attack

    Kabul, April 17 (IANS) Six Afghan contractors who worked at the Bagram Airfield, the largest US military base in the country, were killed after they were attacked on their way home, a local official confirmed. Wahida Shahkar, a spokesperson for the Parwan governor, said that at least 10 workers at[Read More…]

  • UK extends coronavirus lockdown by 3 weeks (Ld)

    London, April 17 (IANS) The UK government has announced that the nationwide lockdown measures which were implemented on March 23 to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, would be extended by three weeks due to a surge in the number of deaths and infections. Another 861 coronavirus-related hospital deaths[Read More…]

  • Google tweaks Play Store to tackle Android app subscription scams

    San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) Search engine giant Google has announced a series of new policies to force developers disclose exactly how much and what they are charging for. Starting on June 16, apps will have to be clear about the terms of their paid subscriptions, and free trials and[Read More…]

  • J Balvin has been ‘working more than ever’ during lockdown

    By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Latin Grammy-winning singer J Balvin was bold enough to unveil new music in times of global lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is happy that people are connecting with his new effort, and he isn’t stopping. The Colombian reggaeton star says[Read More…]

  • Implement proposed law for docs safety, AIIMS RDA urges Shah

    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and urged for the implement a proposed law that prohibits violence against healthcare professionals and clinics. In the letter dated April 16, the[Read More…]

  • Social distancing measures could last up to a yr: Aus PM

    Canberra, April 17 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday said that social distancing measures will need to remain until a vaccine against COVID-19 is developed, which he said could take a year. “Social distancing is something we should get very used to for the foreseeable future,” Morrison said[Read More…]

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