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Scheme to promote ‘Blue Revolution’ gets Cabinet nod

The scheme will be implemented in the next 5 years from FY 2020-21 to FY 2024-25.

TN Corona count cross 13,000, toll rises to 87

In a statement issued here, the Department also said three Covid-19 patients lost their lives taking the total death toll to 87, while 987 patients were cured and discharged on Wednesday and the total so far is 5,882.

Visa allows most employees to work from home through 2020

"The safety and well-being of Visa employees continue to be my top priority. As a result, I expect a majority of our workforce will continue to work from home through the 2020 calendar year," Kelly said in a LinkedIn post on Tuesday.

Jharkhand liquor shops open, prices up by 25 per cent

Tipplers were seen queuing outside liquor shops, despite an additional 25 per cent Value Added Tax imposed on liquor by the state government.

Main aim is to win an Olympic medal of different colour in Tokyo, says...

She qualified for the Tokyo Olympics at the Asian qualifiers in Amman, Jordan earlier in the year. Eventually, however, the Olympics itself was postponed to July 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Domestic flights operations to resume from May 25

"Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday, 25th May 2020. All airports & air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations," he tweeted.

J&J stops selling baby talcum powder in US, Canada

The announcement comes after years of litigation where J& J has been asked to pay billions of dollars in damages. It faces over 16,000 consumer lawsuits alleging talc products were contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen.

Accept corona as part of life, return to normalcy, says Pawar

"Coronavirus will not be completely eradicated shortly. It is necessary to accept it as part of life, beware of it, and create awareness among the masses about healthcare. In Japan, people wear masks and look after personal hygiene as part of their routine social life," Pawar said here.

With 24 new patients in Kerala, active cases rise to 161

Till Wednesday, 666 people have become positive in the state.

Lucknow to open partially from Thursday

The activities in the containment zones will remain under lockdown and only those in essential services will move into these areas.

Strong winds, heavy rain in south Bengal districts

Amphan (pronounced UM-PUN) lay 155-km south-southeast of Paradip in Odisha, 177-km south of Digha and 260 km from West Bengal capital Kolkata. It has moved towards north-northeast with a speed of 22 km/hour during the past 6 hours.

Microsoft unveils enormous supercomputer to train large AI models

Microsoft announced a multi-year supercomputer partnership with OpenAI in 2019, including a $1 billion investment by the tech giant.

Bike taxi booking app Rapido resumes operations in 39 cities

"For now, our bike taxi services will be operational in the green and orange zones as the services cannot be extended to the containment zones as per the lockdown guidelines," the company said in a statement.

Bus service begins in Kerala with restricted time schedule

At all the depots police keep a strong vigil and ensure all maintain social distancing and use masks.

Equity indices in green, Sensex gains over 200 points

Buying activity in FMCG and oil & gas stocks among others supported the indices, analysts said.

Facebook Shops now open for small businesses, coming on Instagram soon

While Facebook Shops is being rolled out from Wednesday, the company will introduce Instagram Shop, a new way to discover and buy products in Instagram Explore, this summer, starting in the US.

Chinese mainland reports 5 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

The other four cases were domestically transmitted in Jilin Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report, Xinhua reported.

COVID19: UN calls for international help in Africa

"These are still early days for the pandemic in Africa, and disruption could escalate quickly. Global solidarity with Africa is an imperative -- now and for recovering better," said Guterres in a video message for the launch of a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa, according to Xinhua news agency.

Super cyclone Amphan to hit coastal areas from afternoon, says IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the Super cyclone Amphan was about 120 km east-southeast of Paradip in Odisha at 8.30 a.m. "It is to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digh (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sunderbans. The Landfall process to commence from the afternoon," the IMD stated.

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 323,000

As of Wednesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 4,897,492, while the death toll increased to 323,285, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

COVID-19: Total tally in India mounts to 1,06,750, death toll 3,303

The total includes 61,149 active cases, 3,303 fatalities, and 42,298 patients cured of the disease, the Ministry said.