Month: June 2020

Venezuela sanctions set off fight for ‘plundered’ oil cargo

MIAMI — For two months, the Malta-flagged oil tanker Alkimos has been quietly floating off the Gulf Coast of Texas, undisturbed by the high-stakes legal fight playing out in a federal courtroom as a result of American sanctions on Venezuela. The commercial dispute, which hasn’t been previously reported, […]

The Latest: FDA head offers guidelines for vaccine to Senate

WASHINGTON — The head of the Food and Drug Administration says vaccine developers will be expected to study COVID-19 shots in racial minorities, the elderly, pregnant women and those with other health conditions. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn outlined the guidelines for potential vaccines at a Senate hearing on […]

How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic?

How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic? Flying can increase your risk of exposure to infection, but airlines are taking some precautions and you can too. Air travel means spending time in security lines and airport terminals, which puts you into close contact with other people. As […]

India’s Modi warns of coronavirus ‘negligence’ as some cities extend lockdowns

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI – India’s prime minister on Tuesday warned citizens against flouting rules to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as he extended a vast social security scheme until November. Several Indian cities prepared to extend their lockdowns to combat the spread of the infection on Tuesday, […]

India’s Chinese app ban seen jolting ByteDance’s India plans, angers some TikTok users

NEW DELHI/HONG KONG – An Indian ban on dozens of Chinese apps following a border clash between the two nations has possibly derailed a $1 billion India expansion plan of China’s ByteDance, while also sparking an uproar from users of its popular TikTok video app. TikTok was blocked […]

Sensex, Nifty record strongest quarter in 11 years

BENGALURU – Indian shares ended lower on the last day of its best quarter since 2009, led by losses in energy stocks, and ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation. The Nifty settled down 0.1% at 10,302.1 on Tuesday, while the benchmark Sensex slipped 0.13% […]

Implementation of Amendments in the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 and Rules

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 30: The Amendments in the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 brought through Finance Act 2019 and Rules made thereunder will come into effect from tomorrow, i.e. 1st July, 2020 vide notifications dated 30th March, 2020. In order to facilitate ease of doing business and […]

PM addresses nation and announces extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Scheme extended till Deepawali & Chhath Puja, ie till the end of November: PM 5 kg free wheat/rice to be provided to more than 80 crore people – to each member of a family – along with 1 kg free whole chana per family, per month PM credits […]

PIB Regional Office, Chandigarh of M/o I&B organises webinar on Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 30: Regional office of Press Information Bureau, Chandigarh, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India  organised a webinar on Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat which beautifully showcased the rich culture & heritage of paired states Himachal Pradesh & Kerala under Ek […]

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah congratulated Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Shri Amit Shah said that “the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana expanded by Prime Minister, reflects his sensitivity and commitment towards the welfare of the poor Shri Amit Shah said “No one sleeps hungry because of this scheme and thanked PM Shri Narendra Modi for its successful […]

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