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Monsoon rains forecast to arrive on India’s southern coast around June 1

NEW DELHI – Monsoon rains are likely to enter India through the southern coast around June 1, the state-run weather office said on Thursday, marking the start of the four-month rainy season that is crucial for the country’s farm-dependent economy. Weather conditions are “very likely to become favourable […]

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Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 28: Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) here today. The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur, Shri […]

Science and Technology in finding solutions to combat COVID-19

‘Hackathon’ for computational drug discovery is being undertaken: Professor K. Vijay Raghavan open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 28: At a media briefing here today, Dr. Vinod Paul, Member NITI Aayog and Professor K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, summarised activities on […]

Paswan reviews FCI’s food grain distribution and procurement

FCI has become a lifeline for food distribution: Shri Paswan Shri Paswan directs FCI to expedite both distribution and procurement, expresses satisfaction with stocks replenishment open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 28: Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan today chaired […]

PM reviews power sector, says state-specific solutions needed

New Delhi, May 28: Instead of going for a one-size-fits-all formula, the Power Ministry should put in place state-specific solutions to help states improve their performance in the sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. Reviewing the work of Power, and New and Renewable Energy ministries on Wednesday evening, […]

Trump threatens to ‘close down’ social media after tweets tagged

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to close down social media platforms after Twitter labelled two of his tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims. Twitter targeted tweets in which the president said that mail-in voting would lead to fraud and a “Rigged Election” in […]

Rio Tinto admits damaging Australian Aboriginal heritage site

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has admitted damaging ancient Aboriginal rock shelters in the remote Pilbara region — blasting near the 46,000-year-old heritage site to expand an iron ore mine. Traditional owners said the culturally significant cave in Juukan Gorge, Western Australia — one of the earliest known […]

Stock markets mixed as China-US tensions return to fore

Equities were mixed Wednesday as profit-taking and worries about deteriorating China-US relations were weighed against optimism over the gradual reopening of economies around the world. Hong Kong extended losses as police fired pepper-ball rounds as anti-China protesters took to the city’s streets, with investors fearing the demonstrations could […]

Hong Kong police stamp out national anthem law protests

Hong Kong police cast a dragnet around the financial hub’s legislature on Wednesday, firing pepper-ball rounds and arresting hundreds as they stamped down on protests against a bill banning insults to China’s national anthem. The latest unrest comes days after China announced separate plans to impose a sweeping […]

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