Month: March 2020

Month: March 2020

Coronavirus: RBI allows 3-month moratorium on loan EMIs, deferment of interest payment
March 27, 2020 Business admin

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the two steps would not be classified as default, will not impact credit history of the borrower and will not result in asset classification downgrade. The Reserve Bank of India has decided to allow all lending institutions to permit a three-month moratorium on payment of installments of all loans. It

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Explained: What is hantavirus?
March 25, 2020 EXPLAINED admin

Hantavirus Symptoms: Cases of the hantavirus in humans occur mostly in rural areas where forests, fields and farms offer suitable habitat for infected rodents. China’s English daily Global Times has reported the death of a person from Yunnan Province who tested positive for the hantavirus. The hantavirus is not novel and its first case dates back to

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From Kerala, a robot to take care of coronavirus patients
March 24, 2020 INDIA, Technology admin

The advantage of deploying a robot in this scenario is to cut down on human to human contact. This will help both health workers and visitors. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in India and across the world, Kochi-based startup Asimov Robotics has developed a robot that can be deployed in hospitals to ease pressure on the

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LIVE UPDATES: December 16 gangrape convicts hanged to death
March 19, 2020 INDIA, Live admin

2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case convicts hanged latest news & LIVE UPDATES: Delhi Mukesh (31), Pawan Gupta (24), Vinay Sharma (25) and Akshay Kumar Singh (33) were executed in Tihar jail at 5.30 am. The four convicts Mukesh (31), Pawan Gupta (24), Vinay Sharma (25) and Akshay Kumar Singh (33) were hanged at 5.30

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Explained: Reading the criticism from Iran
March 9, 2020 EXPLAINED admin

Iran has criticised India on the Delhi riots. It had also reacted to the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition and the 2002 riots, but its strong words now have caught notice. A look at the bilateral history and global context LAST WEEK, Iran criticised India twice on the Delhi riots. On March 2, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, highly

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‘Growth is important for jobs… If we reach 8-9%, automatically there’ll be employment creation’: Prachi Mishra
March 6, 2020 EXPLAINED admin

Speaking about RBI’s stance on inflation, Dr Prachi Mishra said, “Core inflation is about 30-40 per cent of the basket, which is low compared to other countries. But that’s a standard macroeconomic indicator of what stage of the cycle you are at”. What is the nature of India’s current economic slowdown? How did it start,

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Women’s World T20: ICC’s no-reserve day policy sends India to finals, but raises questions
March 5, 2020 Cricket, SPORTS admin

Despite the obvious drawbacks of the rule, the ICC had declined Cricket Australia’s request to have a reserve day for the semifinals. India entered its first-ever Women’s T20 World Cup final without a ball being bowled in the semi-final, after it was rained out. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led squad qualified ahead of England because the team won all

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Vehicle frauds: 70 cases in Chennai point to Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district
March 4, 2020 INDIA admin

According to the complaints, the modus operandi in these cases was that accounts created on the online portal in the name of Army officers posted advertisements for sale of vehicles. About 70 complaints by OLX users in Chennai, alleging that they were cheated by sellers posing as Army officers, have led Chennai police to Bharatpur in Rajasthan.

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What Is The Future Of India In The Olympic Games?
March 2, 2020 Culturescape admin

Tokyo 2020 will be a crucial reality check for Indian sports. A lot will be riding on the outcome of these Games beyond the individual fortunes of these athletes Wrestler Vinesh Phogat’s father was shot dead by a relative when she was eight. When her mother was asked to marry her late husband’s brother as

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