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Amazon to deliver essential goods in Mumbai’s containment zones

"Following successful pilots over the last few weeks, the company has scaled up the initiative to deliver essentials in many containment zones in the city. This initiative will support residents in these zones who face restrictions in movement," the company said in a statement.

OPPO, Vivo to resume smartphone production at Greater Noida units

OPPO said it will restart manufacturing operations with 30 per cent workforce, with around 3,000 employees working in rotation out of more than 10,000-strong staff at the facility, adding that it has also commenced sales of its devices for consumers in the permitted zones through Amazon and Flipkart.

No new case in Kerala, 25 under treatment

The state currently has 474 positive cases and at present, there are 25 under treatment.

Over 9000 pregnant women on list of Keralites ready to return

The court has posted a bunch of petitions for Friday, asking about the steps that the state government has taken to receive the diaspora.

Bank of England warns of deepest recession on record

In a statement, the bank said the economy was on course to shrink 14 per cent this year, the biggest annual decline on record, based on the lockdown being relaxed in June, reports the BBC.

Delhi High Court to hear plea seeking online sale of liquor

The plea filed by Sajag Nijhawan also sought court's direction to the Delhi Government and its Excise Department to undertake immediate and urgent steps in the wake of COVID-19 to control the crowding/huge gathering of people outside the liquor shops and to ensure strict adherence to social distancing and to emanate its legal duty to ensure proper and adequate measures to combat COVID-19.

Kejriwal announces Rs 1cr ex-gratia for cop who died of COVID-19

"Deeply saddened by the news of the death of Delhi Police Ct. Amit. His sacrifice in the fight against COVID-19 will always be remembered. He was a great warrior who brought glory to the frontline police personnel fighting against the pandemic. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family," the LG tweeted.

Government bans export of alcohol-based hand sanitisers

In a notification, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said: "Alcohol based hand sanitisers are prohibited from exports."

TN government increases retirement age to 59 years

In a statement issued here, the government said the retirement age of government employees, teachers working in government and government-aided schools, and state government undertakings has been increased.

Nepal extends nationwide lockdown till May 18

Addressing the media on Wednesday, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yubaraj Khatiwada said that the government also decided to keep all border entry points shut till May 31 to stem the threat of COVID-19 pandemic, reports The Himalayan Times.

Equity indices open on negative note

The fall in the domestic market was in line with the decline in major Asian markets

Iraqi Parliament approves new PM after 5 months of caretaker government

Lawmakers approved Al-Kadhimi and 15 of his candidates for ministerial posts, including the key defence and interior portfolios, while rejecting four others and postponing a vote on nominees to head the oil and foreign ministries, reports Efe news.

Sudhir Krishnaswamy from India on Facebook content oversight board

Krishnaswamy is part of the team that will review content enforcement decisions and determine whether they are consistent with Facebook and Instagram's content policies and values, as well as a commitment to upholding freedom of expression within the framework of international norms of human rights.

US private sector cuts 20.2mn jobs in April amid COVID19 pandemic

Payrolls in service-providing industries declined by 16,007,000 and goods producers cut 4,229,000 jobs, Xinhua news agency quoted the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) report as saying on Wednesday.

Juventus star Paulo Dybala recovers from COVID-19

"Paulo Dybala performed, as per protocol, a double check with diagnostic tests (swabs) for coronavirus-COVID 19, which came back with negative results. The player has, therefore, recovered and will no longer be subjected to the home isolation regime," Juventus said in a statement.

Microsoft offers $100,000 if someone can hack its custom Linux OS

The challenge is focused on the Azure Sphere OS for which, Microsoft built a compact and custom version of Linux last year.

3 dead, 1000 fall ill after gas leak in Vizag chemical unit

Around 200 persons have been rushed for treatment to various hospitals after complaining of breathing difficulties, and burning sensation in the eyes.

Merkel announces easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Germany

"I think we can say that we have passed the first phase of the pandemic," Merkel said on Wednesday after a telephone conference with minister-presidents of federal states.

Uber to cut 3,700 employees amid coronavirus pandemic

The company plans to reduce its operating expenses in response to the economic challenges and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the company's business, according to Uber's regulatory filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Trump vetoes resolution to limit war power against Iran

"This was a very insulting resolution, introduced by Democrats as part of a strategy to win an election on Nov. 3 by dividing the Republican Party," Trump said in a statement regarding the veto on Wednesday, adding that "the few Republicans who voted for it played right into their hands," Xinhua news agency reported.

COVID-19 cases reach 52,952 in India, death toll 1,783

Of the total cases, 35902 are the active cases, 15266 people have recovered, and 1,783 people have succumbed to the disease.