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Daily Archives: 13th May 2020

Nothing for migrants in FM’s announcement, says Chidambaram

"Except for the modest MSME (micro, small & medium enterprises) package, we are disappointed with the announcement," said former Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

Economic stimulus package announced by the Centre is a big zero, says Mamata Banerjee

She said that the economic activities and the lives of common people have virtually come to a standstill across India, but there was nothing in the stimulus package.

Judges, lawyers should not wear jacket and gown as it is easier to catch...

The Chief Justice observed that instructions may be issued soon for judges and lawyers not to wear gowns and jackets, as "it makes it easier to catch virus".

Uber lays off 3,700 workers over 3-minute long Zoom calls

Last week, Uber Technologies announced to lay off some 3,700 full-time employees, in a move to reduce operating expenses in response to the economic challenges and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the company's business.

10 test positive in Kerala, 41 under treatment

"Of the 10 new cases, four returned from the Middle East while two came from Chennai," Vijayan said in a Facebook post.

SC allows Karti to withdraw Rs 10 crore

In February, the apex court had allowed Karti, who is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI, to travel to the UK and France for attending a tennis tournament subject to the Rs 10-crore deposit.

Centre’s financial package is disappointing, says Kerala FM

"With the world trade going haywire, it appears the Centre is trying to create a 'self-reliant India'. I do not think that this package will help the country. Moreover, things are not clear on what the states can look forward to," said the economist Kerala Finance Minister.

Rs 3 lakh crore collateral free automatic loan for MSMEs

Under the measure, borrowers with up to Rs 25 crore outstanding and Rs 100 crore turnover would be eligible for the special collateral free loan.

Maharashtra seeks additional security forces for Eid

The Corona pandemic and resultant lockdown have seen the police forces stretched as they work in extremely challenging conditions for long hours of the day or night, the minister said.

Telegram shuts down cryptocurrency-focused project

Making the announcement in his channel on Tuesday, Telegram Founder and CEO Pavel Durov said that "a US court stopped TON from happening".

Private bus transport to begin in Goa soon, says Minister

Speaking to reporters outside the State Secretariat, Godinho also said that his ministry was in talks with private bus operators, urging them to restart operations.

Restrictions on all-cargo flights at Beijing airports lifted

All airlines can now operate all-cargo flights at both airports, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) told Xinhua on Wednesday.

Kerala toddy shops open and close in a flash

Many who waited in the queue had to return without being able to get their favourite local drink, which has been not happening since the lockdown came into effect.

Made-in-India OnePlus 8 series available by May end, confirms company

Launched last month, the new flagship OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 witnessed the delay in arrival owing to the COVID-19 lockdown.

South Korea registers largest drop in employment since 1999

The number of people in employment in April stood at 26.56 million, which is 476,000 fewer than in the same month the previous year and the biggest drop since February 1999, when the country was absorbing the effects of the so-called Asian financial crisis, Efe news reported.

7 trains ferry 10,000 migrant workers to other states

"The first shramik special train from Mysuru left Kabakaputtur station near Mysuru at 2.38 p.m. with 1,428 passengers to Bapudam Motihari in Bihar," said an SWR zone official.

Chess world is moving online, says FIDE President

As the Candidates Tournament in Russia was suspended in late March, FIDE began to consider hosting another global tournament, reports Xinhua news agency.

Nepal’s COVID-19 cases cross 200 mark with largest single day spike

The Himalayan country reported 57 cases in the afternoon and an additional 26 cases at night on Tuesday, increasing the total count of the COVID-19 to 217, Xinhua news agency reported.

Google Meet now free for all, coming in Gmail soon

People would soon see Meet directly in their Gmail account, according to Javier Soltero Vice President & GM, G Suite.

With 3,525 new cases, corona tally in India reaches 74,281

Of the total cases, 47480 are active and 2,415 are fatalities so far while at least 24,385 people have recovered from the disease.

Markets open on a positive note

The Sensex of the BSE opened at 31,841.87, touched a high of 32,845.58 and a low of 32,334.81.

Twitter grants employees option to work from home ‘forever’

Twitter has upped the ante after Facebook, Alphabet (Google) and others have asked their employees to work from home till year-end.

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 290,000

A total of 4,238,703 cases have been reported from over 180 countries and regions across the world, the CSSE said on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

Musk reopens Tesla factory in California, Trump supports him

On Monday, defying the stay-at-home order in place, Musk reopened Tesla factory in Fremont, California, challenging the authorities to arrest him if he has defied the rules.

Air India flight with over 230 Indians from Manila lands in Delhi

During the fifth day of the Vande Bharat Mission, both Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express brought back passengers from the UK, US, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and the Gulf states to several cities in the country.

China’s Hubei reports no increase in COVID-19 cases

As of Tuesday, the province had 598 asymptomatic cases under medical observation, after six such cases were added and 14 released from quarantine Tuesday, Xinhua reported.