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Russia's coronavirus cases near 400,000

New Delhi, May 30 -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Russia rose by 8,952 to the 396,575, the third highest in the world, in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Sat... Read More


Merkel won't attend G7 summit in Washington

New Delhi, May 30 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend the G7 summit in Washington due to the coronavirus pandemic, state media reported Saturday, citing government spokesperson Steffen ... Read More


NHAI plans to develop Model Stretches in every state

New Delhi, May 30 -- In order to exhibit the model stretches of National Highways as per norms, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is planning to develop 57 stretches of NH (1,735 km) acr... Read More


Cane arrears in 2019-20 reach over Rs 21,000 crore: Food Ministry

New Delhi, May 30 -- The prices of sugarcane to be paid by sugar factories in the crushing season of 2019-20 (October-September) rose to over Rs 21,000 crore as on May 28, said the Union Ministry of C... Read More


54 districts account for 50% migration, 44 in UP, Bihar

New Delhi, May 30 -- Just 54 districts account for half the male migration in the country and 44 of these districts are in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Of the 54 districts, 24 are in Uttar Pradesh and 20... Read More


Freefall: Slowdown, pandemic pulls India's FY20 GDP growth rate to 11 yr low

New Delhi, May 30 -- The general economic slowdown, along with the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic, pulled India's GDP growth rate down to 3.1 per cent in the last quarter of 2019-20. The Q4 g... Read More


83.2% Rajasthan businesses find central stimulus ineffective

New Delhi, May 30 -- As the fourth phase of lockdown is nearing its end, 83.2 per cent respondents to an online poll said the central stimulus package was "not so effective". While 15 per cent respond... Read More


RBI slaps Rs 4 cr penalty on Citibank for non-compliance of regulations

New Delhi, May 30 -- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of Rs 4 crore on Citibank for non-compliance of regulations. In a statement issued on Friday, the RBI said the penalty has been... Read More


Air India announces more flights to evacuate Indians

New Delhi, May 30 -- Air India on Friday announced additional flights between June 4 and 6 to bring back Indians stranded abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic. The flights will evacuate Indians from ... Read More


Union Bank of India cuts EBLR by 40 bps

New Delhi, May 30 -- Union Bank of India on Saturday announced reduction in External Benchmark Lending Rate (EBLR) by 40 bps to 6.80 per cent taking into consideration the recent change in Repo Rate b... Read More