Day: June 18, 2021

Swedish PM faces no-confidence vote, what happens now?

STOCKHOLM, June 18 – Swedish centre-left Prime Minister Stefan Lofven looks headed for defeat in a no-confidence vote on Monday after the formerly communist Left Party withdrew its support over plans to ease rent controls on new-build housing. The motion of no-confidence was submitted to parliament on Thursday […]

Explainer: Mystery behind slump in India’s Adani Group company shares

CHENNAI, June 18 – Shares of companies controlled by Indian billionaire Gautam Adani are set to record their biggest weekly losses ever. The six stocks cumulatively lost nearly 2 trillion Indian rupees ($26.98 billion) of value in four days through Thursday. THE FUNDS Indian newspaper Economic Times reported […]

EXCLUSIVE Pacific undersea cable project sinks after U.S. warns against Chinese bid

Summary HMN Tech’s bid priced at more than 20% below rivals – sources World Bank said all bids deemed non-compliant U.S. warned Chinese firms posed a security threat Undersea cables emerged as sensitive area of Pacific diplomacy SYDNEY/BEIJING, June 18 – A World Bank-led project declined to award […]

Iran votes in presidential poll tipped in hard-liner’s favor

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran voted Friday in a presidential election tipped in the favor of a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, fueling public apathy and sparking calls for a boycott in the Islamic Republic. State-linked opinion polling and analysts put hard-line judiciary chief […]

Black Americans laud Juneteenth holiday, say more work ahead

WASHINGTON — Black Americans rejoiced Thursday after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in America, more is needed to change policies that disadvantage too many of their brethren. “It’s great, but it’s not […]

PM launches ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’

One lakh youth will be trained under the initiative in 2-3 months: PM 6 customized courses launched from 111 centres in 26 states Virus is present and possibility of mutation is there, we need to stay prepared: PM Corona period has proved importance of skill, re-skill and up-skill: […]

ECI releases an Atlas on General Elections 2019

DELHI, JUNE 18: Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Sushil Chandra along with Election Commissioner Shri Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Shri Anup Chandra Pandey released ‘General Elections 2019 – An Atlas’ on June 15, 2021. Shri Sushil Chandra commended the officers of the Commission for compiling this innovative document […]

CBSE will adopt 30:30:40 formula for evaluation of marks of class 12 students: Centre to SC

New Delhi, June 17: The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the CBSE will be adopting a 30:30:40 formula for evaluation of marks of class 12 students based on results of class 10, 11 and 12 respectively. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari […]

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