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Indian Premier League Cricket Retains Chinese Sponsor as Tournament Shifts to Middle East

The lucrative and hugely popular Indian Premier League cricket tournament, a programming mainstay for streamer Disney Plus Hotstar, has confirmed that the 2020 edition will take place in the United Arab Emirates, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis in India. Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Vivo will remain as the tournament’s title sponsor, despite simmering tensions […]
Tags: Asia, News, India, Global, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Sponsorship, Vivo, Indian Premier League, Disney Plus Hotstar


Digitised credits to AI: Tech-related provisions in National Education Policy 2020

The National Education Policy 2020, which was released on July 29, had a number of tech-related proposals, including promoting artificial intelligence, starting from including it in the education curriculum, to making funds available for research in the area. The policy also proposed to create an Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) to digitally store academic credits earned by students from various recognised institutes of higher education, so that these institutes can award degrees to students after ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Digital, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Education Ministry, HEI, National Research Foundation, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, National Education Policy 2020, Academic Bank of Credit ABC, National Educational Alliance for Technology, SWAYAM, General Education Council GEC


India: Coal Mining And MDO Model In India - Singh & Associates

Mine Developer and Operator (MDO) is a model of operation of mines adopted in India.
Tags: News, India, Associates, India Singh, Operator MDO


India: Electronic Contracts – The Likely ‘New Normal' - Singh & Associates

At a time like this, companies as well as individuals have considered opting for electronic contracts (E-Contracts).
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Birx Warns That U.S. Epidemic Is in a ‘New Phase’

Colleges are preparing to welcome students back to a complicated campus setting. India’s home minister tests positive.
Tags: News, India, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Global report: July's terrible toll revealed as coronavirus cases double every six weeks

US cases hit 1.87 million last month, or double the previous record; WHO says pandemic continues to accelerate; Melbourne wakes to strict lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJuly was the worst month of the coronavirus pandemic so far for many countries, with more than 8 million cases recorded – nearly as many as the first six months of the outbreak put together, figures have shown.With global infections passing 18 million on Monday, the World Health Organization (...
Tags: India, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Melbourne, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus outbreak


Microsoft-TikTok: On Global ambitions, Geopolitics, IPO plans, Big Tech and the splinternet

It’s official: Microsoft is in talks to buy the TikTok business from ByteDance in four countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This comes a day after US President Donald Trump told reporters on-board Air Force One that “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States”. President Trump was not in favor of a US company buying Tiktok, but and was considering an executive order to ban it. However, as per Microsoft’s statement (reproduced in full belo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Supreme Court, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Eu, Bloomberg, United States, United Kingdom


How family, fight and fortune fashioned India's very own sporting 'Wonder Woman'

Catapulted to stardom by her landmark silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, badminton star P. V. Sindhu has become a sporting, social and cultural female figurehead in India. At 25 she's already the country's most marketable female athlete and her upward trajectory continues both on and off the court.
Tags: India, Cnn, Sindhu


Coronavirus: The hidden heroes of India’s Covid-19 wards

Meet the ward boys, or hospital assistants, who are the unsung heroes in the fight against Covid-19.
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Amitabh Bachchan leaves hospital after catching coronavirus

Bollywood star idolised in India discharged three weeks after contracting ‘mild’ symptomsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted with coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease.Bachchan’s actor-son, Abishek, who was admitted at the same time, remains in hospital. His daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai, and granddaughter Aaradhya were discharged last week. Conti...
Tags: Science, Film, India, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, Bachchan, Aaradhya, Aishwarya Rai, Coronavirus outbreak, Abishek


Coronavirus live news: Melbourne under curfew; worldwide cases near 18m

Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state of Victoria; India records nearly 55,000 new cases; UK planning to avoid a second national lockdown;Coronavirus global report: ‘response fatigue’ fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily casesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown in MelbourneSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.13pm BST A further five people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed repor...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Wales, Mexico, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, MelbourneSee


India's home affairs minister tests positive for coronavirus

One of India's most senior officials has tested positive for the coronavirus Sunday.
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India bootleg alcohol death toll rises to 98 as families mourn

The death toll from a toxic bootleg alcohol scandal in the north Indian state of Punjab rose to 98 Sunday, officials and reports said. Police have arrested 25 people so far over the worsening tragedy, which starting coming to light late last week, the Press Trust of India news agency said. Hundreds of people die every year in India from illegal alcohol made in backstreet distilleries which sells for as little as 10 rupees (13 US cents) a litre, affordable for even the poorest.
Tags: News, India, US, Punjab, Press Trust of India


South Africa hits 500,000 infections but president hopeful

South Africa has surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, but President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday he sees “promising signs” that the rapid growth of cases has stabilized and that the country's strained health system is managing to cope. Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize announced 10,107 new cases Saturday night, bringing the country’s cumulative total to 503,290, including 8,153 deaths. With a population of about 58 million, South Africa has the fifth-highest number of cases in the world,...
Tags: News, India, South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, Brazil Russia, Zwelini Mkhize


Coronavirus global report: 'response fatigue' fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily cases

Many countries that believed they were past the worst are grappling with new outbreaks, says WHOCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time, as the country overtook the UK with the world’s third-highest number of deaths from the pandemic after the US and Brazil.The surging numbers were reported as the World Health Organization warned of “response fatigue” and a resurgence of cases in several countries ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Mexico, France, China, India, Africa, Israel, Americas, Narendra Modi, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news


South Africa's coronavirus case toll soars while Lagos continues phased reopening

South Africa has become the fifth nation to pass the grim milestone of half a million confirmed coronavirus cases, which account for more than 50 per cent of all Covid-19 infections on the continent of Africa. Zwelini Mkhezi, the health minister, announced a further 10,107 new cases on Saturday, meaning that the Rainbow Nation now only tails the USA, Brazil, Russia and India by number of infections, despite having a significantly smaller population. Despite the dizzying numbers, Cyril Ramaphosa,...
Tags: News, India, South Africa, Lagos, Pretoria, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Rainbow Nation, Johannesburg Gauteng, Africa Zwelini Mkhezi, USA Brazil Russia, Western Cape the Eastern Cape, Gauteng Gauteng


India toxic alcohol: Dozens die in Punjab poisoning

Police make arrests and confiscate supplies of bootleg alcohol which killed at least 86 people.
Tags: News, India, Punjab


Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race

The world’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks.
Tags: News, Horses, India, Family Business, Gates, Foundation, Clinical Trials, Serum Institute, Serum Institute of India, Third World and Developing Countries, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Government Contracts and Procurement, Vaccination and Immunization, Bill and Melinda, Pune (India, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus live news: England rocked by easing u-turn as Australia cases mount

Almost 300,000 new infections on Friday, led by US, Brazil and India; Boris Johnson warns of second lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 7.20am BST A week is a long time in a coronavirus pandemic – a fact the UK government has learned all too painfully. Avoiding a one-week delay to lockdown in March would potentially have halved the death toll, it has previously emerged....
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Australia, India, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Victoria, US Brazil, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global daily cases as Victoria announces 397 new cases and three deaths

Almost 300,000 new infections on Friday, led by US, Brazil and India; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearThe week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 3.11am BST The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has faced a grilling over reports that the families of people in aged care homes stricken by the coronavirus are unable to find out which hospitals their loves ones have been moved to. Andrews said the federal go...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, India, World news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Andrews, US Brazil, Coronavirus outbreak


India coronavirus: Gold rush as pandemic roils country's economy

As Covid-19 worsens the economic slump, Indians are returning to a trusted asset: gold.
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Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global daily cases as easing on hold in England

Almost 300,000 new infections on Friday, led by US, Brazil and India; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown; Victoria braced for more restrictions in Australia. Follow all the developments liveThe week Covid-19 roared back in EuropeFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this year 1.10am BST In Australia, the state of Victoria is mulling further restrictions to curb the rise in case numbers. The state has recorded more than 1,300 new infections over the past two days, including a record ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, India, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Who, Boris Johnson, Victoria, GlaxoSmithKline, Trump, Sanofi, US Brazil


India: The Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 Compliance Checklist - Vaish Associates Advocates

These e-commerce rules have come into force. Below is a compliance checklist for such entities to give a head start.
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Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ Is an ‘Instant American Classic’ About Our Abiding Sin

Wilkerson’s new book makes unsettling comparisons between India’s treatment of its untouchables, Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews and America’s treatment of African-Americans.
Tags: News, Germany, India, America, Black People, Wilkerson, Isabel, Isabel Wilkerson, Books and Literature, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Book


In India, a Gay Prince’s Coming Out Earns Accolades, and Enemies

Prince Manvendra’s journey from an excruciatingly lonely child to a global L.G.B.T.Q. advocate included death threats and disinheritance.
Tags: News, India, Discrimination, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Gohil, Royal Families, Manvendra, Gujarat State (India, Manvendra Singh


India scraps English as mandatory language in primary schools amid nationalist surge

India will scrap the mandatory use of English in its primary schools, with subjects instead taught in Hindi or regional languages like Punjabi, for the first time since its independence in 1947. The controversial move is part of the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the largest educational shake-up in India in 34 years, which was spearheaded by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Hindu-nationalist youth wing, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). As part of the reforms, school syllabuses w...
Tags: News, India, BJP, Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh


Trump badly miscalculated in Portland – and even he knows it

Trump overestimated how much voters fear ‘antifa’ - and underestimated how terrible his ham-fisted authoritarianism would look Opponents of Donald Trump often describe him as a “political genius” who has a cunning understanding of the anxieties and fears of American society, and is able to create and use crises to his favor. The current standoff in Portland shows, yet again, that this is not the case. While his alleged fight against antifa will satisfy some of his far-right supporters, it increa...
Tags: News, Congress, India, US, America, Spain, Ukraine, Hungary, Portland, Portlandia, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Trump, University Of Georgia, Abraham Lincoln, Floyd


Jio data traffic grows 30.2% YoY in Q1 2021, ARPU at Rs 140

In the June quarter, when nationwide lockdowns were at their strictest, Jio’s data traffic grew to 14,200 petabytes, up 10.6% from the March quarter. This is in line with Airtel’s data increase, which grew by 8.6%. The company posted a net profit of Rs 2,520 crore, up 183% YoY and only 8.1% QoQ, on account of the pandemic. Revenue stood at Rs 19,513 crore, a 4.7% QoQ increase and a 33.7% YoY increase. Unlike Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Jio’s AGR dues are paid off, and this gives it a significant a...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Telecom, Earnings, Airtel, Arpu, EBITDA, Reliance Industries, Jio, Mukesh Ambani, AGR, Jio Platforms, Earnings Jun20, Vodafone Idea Jio, Rajan Mathews Google


Facebook signs deals with labels for music videos: Report

In a significant development for Facebook’s music business, the company has just signed music video deals with Warner, Sony and Universal, the three largest labels in the world, Bloomberg reports. Earlier this month, the company wrote to artists saying that their music videos would be automatically added to their pages, and if they chose not to do so, the company would set a page for those videos on its own. The deal with the big three labels seems to pave the way for the social media company to...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Spotify, Music, News, Instagram, India, Bloomberg, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Saregama, Facebook Watch, In India Facebook, Zee Music, Warner Sony


Coronavirus Forced Indian Workers on a Deadly Journey

Amrit and Saiyub were among the millions of Indian workers forced onto the road by the coronavirus lockdown. Nothing could shake their friendship in an unforgiving world.
Tags: News, India, Poverty, Remittances, Modi, Amrit, Narendra, Economic Conditions and Trends, Labor and Jobs, Caste Systems, Migrant Labor (Non-Agriculture, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Saiyub



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