Day: July 11, 2020

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone’s prison sentence

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone, intervening in extraordinary fashion in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president’s own conduct. The move came Friday, just days before Stone was to […]

Biden forges brand of liberal populism to use against Trump

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden stood in a Pennsylvania metal works shop, just miles from his boyhood home, and pledged to define his presidency by a sweeping economic agenda beyond anything Americans have seen since the Great Depression and the industrial mobilization for World War II. The prospective Democratic […]

Bill Gates calls for COVID-19 meds to go to people who need them, not ‘highest bidder’

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the “highest bidder,” saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic. “If we just let drugs and vaccines go to […]

Indian economy’s medium-term outlook remains uncertain – RBI Governor

NEW DELHI – The Indian economy’s medium-term outlook remains uncertain even though the country has started re-opening after over two months of a nationwide lockdown, as demand and supply shocks due to the coronavirus still loom large, the central bank governor said on Saturday. Policy responses by the […]

After vigorous monsoon rains, crop planting gathers pace in India

NEW DELHI – Indian farmers have planted 12 million hectares with summer-sown rice, preliminary farm ministry data for this year showed, up 25% from last year as robust monsoon rains encouraged the expansion of acreage. Buoyed by the plentiful rains, rice farmers are likely to harvest a record […]

PM chaired review meeting on Covid-19 pandemic preparations

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 11: Hon’ble Prime Minister, today reviewed the Covid 19 situationin the country.  The review meeting was attended among others, by Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Member, NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary and other senior […]

Recovered cases cross 5 lakhs; outnumber active cases by more than 2.31 lakhs

RECOVERY RATE nearly 63% open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 11: A series of pro-active, pre-emptive and coordinated measures have been taken by the Centre and the State governments for containment and prevention of COVID-19. Coupled with effective implementation of containment zones, surveillance activities, timely diagnosis and […]

NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission launches ATL App Development Module for school students nationwide

Aims at transforming school students from App users to innovative App Developers open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 11: In a major step towards revving up the Indian Mobile App Development innovation ecosystem,in line with the clarion call for Aatmanirbhar initiatives of the Hon Prime Minister  Shri  […]

India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 8.2 lakh with 27,114 new cases, death toll climbs to 22,123

New Delhi, Jul 11:  With a record single-day increase of 27,114 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally zoomed past the eight-lakh mark on Saturday, just four days after crossing the seven-lakh post, according to health ministry data. This was the eighth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country increased […]

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