Day: October 12, 2020

2 Stanford economists win Nobel prize for improving auctions

STOCKHOLM — Two American economists won the Nobel Prize for improving how auctions work, research that underlies much of today’s economy — from the way Google sells advertising to the way telecoms companies acquire airwaves from the government. The discoveries of Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson, […]

2020 Watch: Is it too late for Trump to turn things around?

NEW YORK — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 22 Days to next scheduled presidential debate: 10 ___ THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail this week after an 11-day absence […]

Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing opens

WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing began Monday as the Republican-led Senate charged ahead to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with President Donald Trump’s pick and cement the conservative court majority before Election Day. Barring a dramatic development, Republicans appear to have the votes to confirm the 48-year-old […]

Coronavirus can last 28 days on glass, currency, study finds

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY – The virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on banknotes, glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, much longer than the flu virus, Australian researchers said on Monday, highlighting the need for frequent cleaning and handwashing. Findings from the study done by Australia’s national science […]

India announces economic stimulus to boost demand by $10 billion

NEW DELHI – India on Monday announced steps to stimulate consumer demand, including advance payment of a part of the wages of federal government employees during the festival season and more capital spending as it tries to bolster the pandemic-hit economy. The government will allow its employees to […]

More than 52,000 eligible voters opt for postal ballots

Election officials reach out to voters eligible for Postal Ballots in Bihar to ensureACCESSIBLE, INCLUSIVE AND SAFE elections during COVID-19 DELHI, OCTOBER 12: More than fifty two thousand electors belonging to Senior Citizen (above 80 years of age) and PwD categories, have opted to exercise the facility to […]

Vice President tests negative for COVID-19, expected to resume normal activities soon

DELHI, OCTOBER 12: The Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has tested negative for COVID-19 today. He has been under home-quarantine after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 on 29th September, 2020. As per today’s RT-PCR test conducted by a medical team from AIIMS, both the Vice President and his […]

PM releases commemorative coin of Rs. 100 denomination

DELHI, OCTOBER 12: Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi released commemorative coin of Rs. 100 denomination to celebrate the Birth Centenary of Rajmata Vijaya RajeScindia today through video conference. He also paid tributes to Rajmata on her birth anniversary. The Prime Minister said he is fortunate to have got […]

COVID-19 active caseload below 9 lakh for fourth consecutive day

New Delhi, Oct 12: India’s COVID-19 recoveries have surged to over 61 lakh, while active cases of coronavirus infection remained below nine lakh for the fourth consecutive day, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday. The total recoveries have increased to 61,49,535 and exceed the active infections by 52,87,682 […]

BJP an evil force, biggest pandemic: Mamata

Kolkata, Oct 12:  Calling the BJP an “evil force” and the “biggest pandemic” that has struck the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed that the saffron party was “trying to flare up tensions” in the state for its own political gains. Banerjee, who is […]

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