Customs register two cases against Kerala govt for accepting consignments by UAE for personal teach

Customs register two cases against Kerala govt for accepting consignments by UAE for personal teach

KOCHI (Kerala): The Customs department has registered two cases against the Kerala government for allegedly accepting consignments of Quran and 18,000 kg of dates imported by the UAE consulate officials for their personal use through diplomatic channels, officials informed on Friday. The Customs said that “some powerful persons” in the state government had accepted those…

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Quiz to catch ample COVID-19 vaccines for every American by April 2021: Trump

Quiz to catch ample COVID-19 vaccines for every American by April 2021: Trump

SynopsisHe said “brilliant” doctors and scientists of the US have been working around the clock to produce a COVID-19 vaccine and informed that three vaccines are in the final stage of clinical trials.APWashington: US President Donald Trump on Friday (local time) said that his administration expects to have enough doses of coronavirus vaccines for every…

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India fingers over 13 indispensable medicines to Mozambique in COVID-19 fight

India fingers over 13 indispensable medicines to Mozambique in COVID-19 fight

MAPUTO [Mozambique]: India on Friday handed over 13 essential medicines including hydroxychloroquine and paracetamol worth approximately 22 million metric tonnes to Mozambique, as support to the African country’s fight against COVID-19. Rajeev Kumar, High Commissioner of India to Mozambique, handed over the consignment to Mozambique’s Foreign Minister Veronica Nataniel Macamo Dlhovo. “High Commissioner Rajeev Kumar…

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Haryana points fresh pointers for house isolation care of coronavirus patients

Haryana points fresh pointers for house isolation care of coronavirus patients

SynopsisDuring a virtual meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department, Rajeev Arora, said that around 60 to 70 per cent of coronavirus infected persons are in home isolation. Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Friday issued new guidelines to strengthen the home isolation care of COVID-19 patients across the state, wherein emphasis is on in-person visits by…

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Indian among six indicted in Amazon bribery case in United States

Indian among six indicted in Amazon bribery case in United States

WASHINGTON: Six people, including an Indian national and an Indian-American, were indicted by a US grand jury on Friday with conspiring to pay over USD 100,000 in commercial bribes to employees and contractors of Amazon for unfair competitive advantage on its merchant platform. According to the indictment, all the six accused used bribery and fraud…

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Easy lady finance minister announcing ‘Act of God’ taken ironically: Sitharaman

Easy lady finance minister announcing ‘Act of God’ taken ironically: Sitharaman

Taking on critics, Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said a “simple woman finance minister saying Act of God is taken sarcastically” while Latin word ‘force majeure’ is well accepted. Speaking in Lok Sabha, Sitharaman — who is also the country’s first woman finance minister — said her remark is being also criticised because she “looks like…

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Centre giving 107 per cent of go tax revenue to states: Finance Minister

Centre giving 107 per cent of go tax revenue to states: Finance Minister

The Centre is giving the states Rs 107 against its earning of Rs 100 during the current fiscal, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday. She said the GST Council will take a final decision on bridging the compensation shortfall. On her remarks about the pandemic being an Act of God, she said, it was…

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IPL an opportunity to capitalise on pleasure among Indian sports activities community: Dream11 Co-Founder

IPL an opportunity to capitalise on pleasure among Indian sports activities community: Dream11 Co-Founder

Dream11, the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League 2020, sees the IPL as an opportunity to capitalise on the “fever-pitch of excitement among the Indian sports community”, expand brand awareness and reach out to new audiences during this period, said Bhavit Sheth, COO and Co-Founder of Dream Sports and Dream11. Starting on September 19,…

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IPL 2020: Fresh pitch, reasonably about a rules nevertheless it’s game on for brands

IPL 2020: Fresh pitch, reasonably about a rules nevertheless it’s game on for brands

After roller-coaster rounds of uncertainty and promise, broadcasters, brands, businesses and even punters are all padded up for IPL 2020, which kicks off in Abu Dhabi at 7.-30 pm IST on Saturday.Despite a new pitch and a different ball game due to Covid-19 protocols, expectations are that the 13th edition will beat all viewership records.…

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Now in lab, a DIY Covid test-kit

Now in lab, a DIY Covid test-kit

Finally, a do-it-yourself (DIY) test for Covid-19 may be in the making. Researchers from many institutions in the US, including the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have come together to develop a diagnostic kit that, at least in principle, makes it possible for people test themselves for Covid-19 infection possibly every day.Participating in a…

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