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MEA News Updates: India closely monitoring developments relating to expat quota bill in Kuwait

According to reports, some 8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait if the proposed legislation is given legal status.

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11:55 PM

Top developments of the day

  • Piyush Goyal likely to hold meeting with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on July 14 via video conferencing.
  • New WHO guidance calls for more evidence on airborne transmission.
  • 1,410 new COVID-19 cases take Telangana tally past 30,000 mark
  • ICMR plans new survey to estimate COVID-19 spread.
  • PNB declares Rs 3,688 crore exposure to DHFL as fraud.
  • Lockdown in UP from 10 pm on July 10 till 5 am on July 13.
  • China completes withdrawal of troops from 3 areas; another round of talks expected Friday.
11:38 PM

Number of people infected with COVID-19 through contact increasing in Kerala: CM Vijayan

11:19 PM

1,410 new COVID-19 cases take Telangana tally past 30,000 mark

11:04 PM

New WHO guidance calls for more evidence on airborne transmission

10:42 PM

US imposes sanctions on 3 Chinese officials for human rights violations in Xinjiang

10:13 PM

J-K LG chairs meet to review security, other arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

09:50 PM

Piyush Goyal likely to hold meeting with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on July 14 via video conferencing

  • Last month, Goyal had stated that he and Ross will be meeting businessmen of both the countries sometime in the middle of July.
  • In the meetings, the US firms may flag issues related to India's decision to impose 2 per cent equalisation levy on foreign e-commerce entities.
  • They had earlier also raised issues with regard to India's draft e-commerce policy.
  • The meeting also assumes significance as both the countries are negotiating a bilateral trade deal to boost two-way commerce.
  • The US is India's largest trading partner.
09:36 PM

Tomato prices rise to Rs 60-70/kg in most cities; Ram Vilas Paswan says due to lean period

09:26 PM

India exploring legal options in Kulbhushan Jadhav case: MEA

  • "At this stage, we are assessing our legal options. We will do our utmost to protect the life of the Indian national," Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava said at an online media briefing.
  • In July last year, the Hague-based court ruled that Pakistan must undertake an "effective review and reconsideration" of the conviction and sentence of Jadhav and also to grant consular access to India without further delay.
09:23 PM

Average global temperature could rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius in next 5 years: WMO

  • This year, large land areas in the northern hemisphere are likely to be over 0.8 degrees Celsius warmer than the average temperature in the 29-year period between 1981 and 2010.
  • The smallest temperature change is expected in the tropics and in the mid-latitudes of the southern hemisphere.
09:21 PM

Bengal registered highest single-day spike with over 1,000 fresh Covid-19 cases

09:07 PM

Digital payments grew 46% in FY20, beats state-set target: MeitY to banks

09:03 PM

Digvijaya Singh alleges political patronage to Vikas Dubey, seeks judicial inquiry

08:51 PM

WHO says airborne transmission of coronavirus can occur during medical procedures

  • The agency said some outbreak reports related to indoor crowded spaces have suggested the possibility of aerosol transmission, combined with droplet transmission, such as during choir practice, in restaurants or in fitness classes.
  • The WHO on Tuesday acknowledged "emerging evidence" of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease spread.
08:49 PM

Vikas Dubey Case

UP STF has started from Ujjain by road for Kanpur with Vikas Dubey
08:46 PM

Nepal's ruling communist party seems headed for split; Chinese envoy steps up mediation

  • The political future of 68-year-old Oil is expected to be decided on Friday during a crucial Standing Committee meeting of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), amidst the growing involvement of Hou Yanqui, the Chinese ambassador to Nepal, to save the prime minister, known for his pro-China-leanings.
  • An aide to the former prime minister confirmed the Chinese envoy's meeting with Prachanda at his residence in Khumaltar but stopped short of providing details, the report said.
08:34 PM

Centre justifies in Supreme Court creation of PM Cares Fund, opposes transfer of contributions to NDRF

08:11 PM

PNB declares Rs 3,688 crore exposure to DHFL as fraud

07:55 PM

Gangster Vikas Dubey handed over to UP police by MP cops

  • Hours after gangster Vikas Dubey was arrested outside a temple in Ujjain on Thursday, the Madhya Pradesh police handed him over to their Uttar Pradesh counterparts in the evening, a senior official said.
  • Dubey was arrested outside the Mahakal temple in Ujjain on Thursday morning after a six-day manhunt following the Kanpur ambush in which eight policemen were gunned down.
07:35 PM

Maharashtra govt has allowed civic and govt bodies to open accounts with 15 District co operative banks

The state had earlier issued orders not to open account with private banks in the wake of the Axis bank controversy involving Amruta Fadnavis.
07:31 PM

ICMR plans new survey to estimate COVID-19 spread

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is to begin a new survey to estimate the true prevalence of coronavirus infection, said senior official of the health ministry.
07:24 PM

EU urges more G20 cooperation on monetary, fiscal policy against COVID-19 crisis

  • The group of the world's 20 most industrialised nations should also aim for a global deal on digital taxation this year and avoid rolling back planned and ongoing financial regulation reforms during the pandemic.
  • The document, which is expected to be approved on Friday after a videoconference of EU finance ministers, represents the EU position ahead of a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers on July 18, chaired by Saudi Arabia.
07:15 PM

Class 10 ICSE and Class 12 ISC results to be declared at 3 pm tomorrow

Affiliated schools will be able to access their students' results by logging into the CAREERS portal using Principal's login ID and password.
07:03 PM

'No compromise on safety, security concerns': Government on August 15 indigenous Covid-19 vaccine deadline

'No compromise on safety, security concerns': Government on August 15 indigenous Covid-19 vaccine deadline
06:59 PM

Nizamuddin Markaz: Delhi court allows 60 Malaysians to walk free on fine of Rs 7,000 each

  • Metropolitan Magistrate Siddharth Malik passed the order after the Malaysians sought lesser punishment under plea bargain and accepted mild charges, the lawyer said.
  • According to the charge sheets, all the foreign nationals have been booked for violating visa rules, violating government guidelines issued in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and regulations regarding Epidemic diseases Act, Disaster Management Act and prohibitory orders under section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure.
06:51 PM

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to vacate her Lodhi Estate bungalow by month-end and shift base to Lucknow: Sources

06:36 PM

MEA on F-1 Visa issue

06:31 PM

MEA on Eastern Ladakh situation

  • LAC must be strictly respected and observed as this is basis for peace and tranquillity in border areas: MEA on eastern Ladakh situation.
  • We remain convinced of need for peace, tranquillity in border areas and resolution of differences through dialogue: MEA on border situation.
06:23 PM

5,80,000 evacuated from abroad under Vande Bharat Mission: MEA

  • In a media briefing, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava announced that 637 international flights have already been scheduled in the ongoing fourth phase of the mission.
  • "Phase 4 of Vande Bharat Mission is underway. Under this phase, 637 international flights have already been scheduled & these flights would service 29 airports in India," Srivastava said.
06:13 PM

Military and diplomatic officials will continue their meetings to take forward disengagement process: MEA on situation in eastern Ladakh

06:11 PM

Cognizant India Chairman Ramkumar Ramamoorthy resigns

06:07 PM

TCS Q1 Results

Profit slips 13.81% YoY to Rs 7,008 crore; misses Street estimates
05:57 PM

WHO launches pandemic response review panel: Tedros

05:53 PM

Spinny registers 80% rise in used car sales to 2,700 units in Jan-Jun: Co

Online used car retailing platform Spinny on Thursday said it has registered a sales growth of 80 per cent to around 2,700 cars in the first half of this year, despite the coronavirus-induced lockdown that stalled all business and economic activities.
05:43 PM

Env ministry panel recommends clearance for Rs 56 crore DDA housing project

  • An environment ministry panel has recommended clearance for a Rs 56-crore housing project of the Delhi Development Authority. The project, which will construct two 33.7-metre-high towers each with a total of 102 flats in Sector B, Vasant Kunj in south Delhi, got the nod of the ministry-constituted Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) last month.
  • The EAC noted that the project came under the ‘Building and Construction Projects' category of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2006, and required appraisal at state level.
05:42 PM

Nizamuddin Markaz: Delhi court allows 60 Malaysians to walk free on payment of fine of Rs 7,000 each, says a lawyer

05:29 PM

Seven-day lockdown imposed from 5 pm in all containment zones of West Bengal

05:28 PM

Rupee recovers to 74.99 against dollar amid gains in equity markets

05:20 PM

UK pharmacy Boots says to cut over 4,000 jobs

05:19 PM

9 new cases in Dharavi, Mumbai

  • Tally - 2347
  • Toll - 86
05:18 PM

Thoothukudi custodial death case

Madurai bench of Madras High court orders CB-CID DSP to file a detailed status report on action taken so far in the case, in a sealed cover.
05:16 PM

395 policemen have tested positive in Bengaluru since outbreak of COVID-19: Officer

05:05 PM

Mastercard to invest Rs 250 cr to help Indian SMEs amid COVID-19 crisis

05:05 PM

Automotive aftermarket spending to decline 11% in FY21: Crisil Research

  • The coronavirus pandemic-induced nationwide lockdown is expected to squeeze automotive aftermarket spending by 11 per cent this fiscal, a report has said.
  • Based on the analysis of 75 mega districts in the country, which account for 43 per cent of the segment's total revenue, Crisil Research expects the annual running of vehicles (in kilometres) to decline, with three-wheelers likely to see the highest decline of 22 per cent and passenger vehicles and tractors seeing the lowest decline of 4 per cent during the fiscal.
04:59 PM

HC stays Karnataka government's order banning online classes

  • The Karnataka High Court has stayed the Karnataka government's order banning conduct of online classes by schools stating that banning it encroaches upon the Fundamental Right to Life and Education.
  • The State government had passed orders on June 15 and 27 imposing a ban on conduct of online classes from LKG to Class X.
04:58 PM

HCC reports consolidated net profit at Rs 311 cr for Mar quarter

Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) on Thursday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 311.38 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.
04:44 PM

COVID-19 recovered cases are 1.75 times that of active cases: Health Ministry

04:33 PM

India's Yes Bank plans to raise up to $2 bn in share listing

  • India's embattled Yes Bank, which was on the brink of collapse earlier this year, announced plans Thursday to raise up to 150 billion rupees ($2 billion) in a Mumbai stock listing.
  • The country's fourth-largest lender was struggling with bad loans before the Reserve Bank of India took it over in March and drew up a rescue plan backed by eight other banks.
  • It will now look to bolster its balance sheet through the share offering from July 15 to 17, according to a stock exchange filing.
04:32 PM

10 per cent of India's population (60 years and above) accounts for 53% of country's COVID-19-linked deaths

- Health Ministry

04:32 PM

On an average India is testing more than 2.6 lakh samples per day for COVID-19


04:31 PM

Till 8th July, 6,79,831 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Delhi, that means 35,780 tests per 10 lakh people. Over 20,000 tests are being conducted daily

- Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secy, Home Ministry

04:17 PM

Today we have 538 cases per mn population, it's as per WHO situation report. Case per mn population in some countries are at least 16-17 times more than what it is in India. We have 15 deaths per mn population

- Rajesh Bhushan, OSD, Ministry of Health

04:08 PM

India's GDP to contract by 3 pc in FY21: BofA

  • India's GDP will contract by 3 per cent in FY21 because of the coronavirus pandemic, assuming the economy is opened up fully from next month, a foreign brokerage said on Thursday.
  • BofA Securities also said the RBI will monetise the fiscal deficit through purchase of government bonds of up to USD 95 billion through open market operations, and its revaluation reserves of USD 127 billion may also be used to recapitalise state-run banks.
04:00 PM

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 12.08 million, death toll at 548,429

04:00 PM

Centre files affidavit in SC defending PM CARES Fund

03:53 PM

Closing Bell

HDFC twins, RIL give Sensex 409-point lift; Nifty50 tops 10,800; Bajaj Finance, SBI gain 4% each
03:53 PM

Enforcement Directorate attaches assets worth over Rs 2,200 crore of Rana Kapoor and others in the Yes Bank money laundering case: Officials

03:39 PM

Whirlpool of India CFO Yatin Malhotra resigns

03:35 PM

Top losers in the FMCG stocks

Price as on 09 Jul, 2020 03:35 PM, Click on company names for their live prices.
03:29 PM

Samsung starts manufacturing smartwatches in India

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