Day: July 29, 2020

4 Big Tech CEOs getting heat from Congress on competition

WASHINGTON — Four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are set to answer for their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance in the industry. The four command […]

Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during exercise

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched underground ballistic missiles Wednesday as part of an exercise involving a mock-up American aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, highlighting its network of subterranean bases. Although state television documentaries have focused on operations underground at the bases, all have […]

Very different, symbolic hajj in Saudi Arabia amid virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down hajj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. The hajj is […]

Exclusive: Former Kremlin insider recounts Putin’s moves to retain power

LONDON – When Russian President Vladimir Putin was preparing for last month’s nationwide vote on potentially extending his rule until 2036, he let the veil slip on part of the calculation behind the constitutional change. “If this doesn’t happen, then in about two years – and I know […]

In Mumbai’s slums, over half of population probably infected with coronavirus, survey says

MUMBAI – More than half the people living in Mumbai’s sprawling slums are probably infected with the novel coronavirus, which suggests the metropolis could be heading toward herd immunity, a government official and a health expert said on Wednesday, citing a recent survey. India has the world’s third-highest […]

India’s gloomy outlook darkens, recovery path in doubt: Reuters poll

BENGALURU – The outlook for India’s reeling economy has worsened again as business activity slows and COVID-19 infections soar, and will probably prompt the Reserve Bank of India to cut interest rates again soon, a Reuters poll of economists suggests. The latest findings echo recent criticism of New […]

Maruti Suzuki India posts first quarterly loss since listing

BENGALURU – Maruti Suzuki India Ltd reported a quarterly loss for the first time since its listing in 2003, as the coronavirus lockdown and supply chain disruptions sapped demand for the country’s biggest automaker. The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on automakers globally as people choose to […]

Women ranging from college going students to middle-aged housewives prepare for entrepreneurship journey

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 29: Ms. Priyanka Prabhakar has created STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math based) toys and board games managing to engage young minds during the COVID 19 lockdown and clocking a sale of Rs. 40 Lakh during the period. Ms. Meghna Gandhi worked […]

India’s cumulative testing crosses 1.77 crore

Tests Per Million increase to 12858 open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 29: The State/UT governments under the guidance of Centre are steadily ramping up testing to ensure prompt identification and isolation of COVID-19 positive cases. With 4,08,855 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the number […]

Dr. Harsh Vardhan releases book on Standard Treatment Guidelines for of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Behavioral Addictions

“Awareness and cooperation between society and medical fraternity to fight the menace of addiction imminent for realisation of the Prime Minister’s Vision of New India” “The Guidelines will help towards reducing the treatment gap for substance use disorders and help the country in its progress towards becoming healthier, […]

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