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Daily Archives: 17th May 2020

WhatsApp for Android gets Messenger Rooms integration in latest beta

According to a report by WABetaInfo, Facebook has integrated Messenger Rooms into WhatsApp for Android with the 2.20.163 beta update.

No fresh bankruptcy for 1 year, special insolvency framework for MSMEs

The government had earlier suspended any fresh admission for six months.

Maharashtra extends lockdown till May 31

The order, issued by Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta said that since the state is threatened with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was expedient to extend the lockdown across Maharashtra till midnight May 31.

Thailand extends ban on international flights until June end

"No passenger flights originating outside the country may land at Thai airports until June 30," Xinhua news agency quoted the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand as saying on Saturday night.

Cyclone alert for West Bengal, Bangladesh coasts

A deep depression in the ocean had intensified into the cyclonic storm last night and is likely to make landfall on the West Bengal coast on May 20. Its trajectory, however, is still being studied by scientists.

Odisha government hikes VAT on petrol, diesel

A government statement said petrol and diesel across the state will cost more by Rs 3.11 per litre and Rs 1.03 per litre respectively.

Guterres welcomes arrest of Rwandan genocide suspect

Guterres' spokesperson said the UN chief welcomed the arrest of Felicien Kabuga on Saturday in Paris, adding his capture "sends a powerful message that those who are alleged to have committed such crimes cannot evade justice and will eventually be held accountable, even more than a quarter of a century later", reports Efe news.

India’s Covid tally crosses 90000, nearly 5000 cases in a day

According to the Health Ministry, the total cases reported in India are 90,927 out of which 53,946 are active cases while at least 34,108 people have been cured from the disease.

Trump says US reopening, ‘vaccine or no vaccine’

He likened the vaccine project, dubbed "Operation Warp Speed", to the World War Two effort to produce the world's first nuclear weapons.

Global COVID-19 cases top 4.6 million

As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 4,634,068, while the death toll increased to 311,781, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.