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2.5mn kids in Yemen facing hunger amid pandemic: Unicef


Around 2.4 million children below the age of 5 in Yemen were facing hunger and malnutrition due to a shortage of humanitarian aid funding amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Unicef.


Airtel buys 10% stake in conversational AI startup Voicezen


Bharti Airtel on Thursday said that it has acquired a 10 per cent stake in Voicezen, an early stage startup focused on conversational AI technologies.


Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai's 2019 compensation topped $280 million


Alphabet Inc in a regulatory filing has revealed that its CEO Sundar Pichai's total compensation for 2019 totalled more than $280 million, making the 47-year-old India-born business leader one of the highest paid executives in the world.


Amazon reportedly in talks to acquire struggling theatre chain AMC


Struggling movie theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings saw its stock zooming over 40 per cent on Monday after a media report claimed that Jeff Bezos-owned Amazon is in talks to acquire it.


Amidst lockdown, states told to care for distressed zoo animals

March 24th

Citing severe hardship faced by animals in zoos in the wake of restrictions imposed across the country, the Central government on Tuesday directed all the states and Union Territories to ensure supply of drinking water, food and requisite healthcare to them.


COVID-19 recovery a chance to eliminate inequalities: Pope Francis


(IANS) Pope Francis said the process of exiting the coronavirus pandemic was a chance to eliminate inequalities and the "virus" of selfishness.


COVID-19: Rihanna donates $5mn to combat pandemic

March 22nd

Pop star Rihanna’s non-profit organisation, The Clara Lionel Foundation, has announced an emergency donation of $5 million (around Rs 37.8 crore) towards efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.


Centre reshuffles 19 administrative officers in different ministries


The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Tuesday approved the appointment of 19 administrative officers to different ministries.


Daily wagers in Delhi seek help, post videos on social media

) Amid the nationwide lockdown, the condition of daily wagers seems to have turned pathetic with many posting their videos of distress on social media.


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Delhi allows home isolation for corona-positive cases


As the Central government allowed home isolation of COVID-19 patients, the city government on Thursday followed suit and issued an SOP for the positive coronavirus cases having very mild symptoms or those who are in a pre-symptomatic phase.


Delhi ranks highest on COVID-19 cases per million: DBS Group


An overview of the COVID-19 cases in states shows that Delhi ranks high on number of cases per million, followed by Maharashtra and Telangana, according to DBS Group Research.


Democrats, led by Ocasio-Cortez win New York primary elections


The most progressive wing of the United States Democratic Party, with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (widely known as AOC) at the helm, reaffirmed its support base in the primary elections held here on Tuesday. It could snatch a seat from the old guard in the 16th Congressional District, where candidate Jamaal Bowman is tipped to win against Eliot Engel, who has been a Congressman since 1988.


Dissent deliberately stifled as terrorism: Sonia


Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has attacked the Modi government for what she called "targeting political opponents and civil society members" and cautioned that the world's largest democracy was at the crossroads as "dissent was stifled as terrorism or branded anti-national activity".


Domestic violence turning into 'public emergency': Experts


Rise in the gender-based crimes during restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country has caused concern among experts and they have called for immediate intervention to protect the victims of domestic violence.


Ecosystem degradation can raise risk of pandemics


Environmental destruction may make pandemics more likely and less manageable, as disease risks are "ultimately interlinked" with biodiversity and natural processes such as the water cycle, say researchers.


FM gives account of India's efforts to fight Covid-19 to WB panel


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the Indian government's massive efforts to assist the health system respond effectively to Covid-19 outbreak has helped contain impact of the pandemic which given the size of country'ss population could have become a major hotspot.


GST Council's temporary relief measures for Covid-hit small businesses


In a bid to provide relief to small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic, the GST Council on Friday decided to halve the interest rate on late filing of GSTR-3B returns for the period of February, March and April 2020.


Greed for revenue keeps petrol, diesel prices high even in low oil price market


The economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic has once again shifted attention of both the Centre and the states towards the oil sector to generate additional revenue for meeting the spending needs for exigencies.


Hyundai Motor reorganises work stations to maintain social distancing


Indias second largest car maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has reorganised the work stations at its plant near here to maintain necessary social distancing, said a senior official.

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