Day: February 18, 2021

EXPLAINER: What’s up between Google, Facebook and Australia?

BEIJING — For two decades, global news outlets have complained internet companies are getting rich at their expense, selling advertising linked to their reports without sharing revenue. Now, Australia is joining France and other governments in pushing Google, Facebook and other internet giants to pay. That might channel […]

Diplomats check India’s easing of Kashmir clampdown

India is hosting international diplomats in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir to showcase efforts to restore normalcy over a year after it stripped the region’s special status, officials said. A group of 24 envoys were in Kashmir on Wednesday and in Jammu on Thursday. It was the third […]

Russia’s Kalashnikov eyes production in India, woos gadget lovers with hi-tech shotgun

Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov plans to start making its AK-203 assault rifle in India this year and wants to attract a wider audience with a hi-tech shotgun, chief executive Dmitry Tarasov said. Named after the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle that has been used for decades in […]

India’s Modi calls for vaccine data sharing as exports increase

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged neighbouring countries to consider sharing data on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and explore special visas for medics to move around the region during health emergencies. As the dominant power in and around South Asia, and with the capacity to […]

India’s Enforcement Directorate to examine findings in Reuters report on Amazon-agency source

India’s federal financial crime-fighting agency will examine findings in a Reuters report, which revealed that Amazon.com Inc has for years given preferential treatment to a small group of sellers on its India platform and used them to circumvent the country’s foreign investment rules, a senior agency source told […]

Facebook ‘unfriends’ Australia: news pages go dark in test for global publishing

Australians woke to empty Facebook news feeds on Thursday, after the social media giant (FB.O) blocked all media content in a surprise escalation of a dispute with the government, which could be a test for the future of online publishing worldwide. The move was swiftly criticised by news producers, politicians […]

PM addresses a workshop on “Covid-19 Management

Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward” with 10 Neighbouring Countries Suggests special visa scheme for doctors and nurses, a regional Air Ambulance agreement DELHI, FEBRUARY 18: The Prime Minister addressed a workshop on “Covid-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward” with health leaders, experts and officials of […]

PM to chair 6th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog on 20th February

DELHI, FEBRUARY 18: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will chair the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog on 20th February 2021 at 10:30 AM via video conferencing. The agenda of the meeting includes deliberations on agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing, human resource development, service delivery at grassroots […]

Update on COVID-19 Vaccination- Day 34

Nearly 98.5 lakh COVID19 vaccine doses administered More than 3.17L vaccine doses given till 6 pm today; 95,765 HCWs received second dose of vaccine today DELHI, FEBRUARY 18: The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has reached nearly 98.5 lakhs today. 98,46,523 vaccine doses […]

Morris becomes most expensive IPL buy; Gowtham goes for Rs 9.25 cr as ‘SRK’ makes presence felt

Chennai, Feb 18:  Chris Morris on Friday became the most expensive buy in the IPL auction history with Rajasthan Royals shelling out Rs 16.25 crore for the South Africa all-rounder even as uncapped players such as Karnataka’s K Gowtham also hogged the limelight with hefty deals here. Spin […]

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