Monday, August 8, 2022Fatigue, headache among top lingering symptoms months after COVID-19: Study

London, Aug 8: Fatigue and headache were the most common symptoms reported by people an average of over four months after recovering from COVID-19, according to a study.

The research, recently published in the journal Brain, Behavior, & Immunity - Health, found that muscle aches, cough, changes in smell and taste, fever, chills and nasal congestion were next in the long line of lingering sympt


Monday, August 8, 2022Gold gains Rs 97; silver jumps Rs 527

New Delhi, Aug 8: Gold in the national capital on Monday rose by Rs 97 to Rs 52,490 per 10 gram amid rise in international precious metal prices along with depreciation in rupee, according to HDFC Securities.

The yellow metal had closed at Rs 52,393 per 10 gram in the previous trade.

Silver also jumped by Rs 527 to Rs 58,465 per kg from Rs 57,938 per kg in the previous trade.

The rupee d


Monday, August 8, 2022PM hails Naidu's witty one-lines as RS bids farewell to vice president

New Delhi, Aug 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said M Venkaiah Naidu's witty one-liners were "revered, and never countered", and hailed his highly productive five-year term as vice president of India and Rajya Sabha chairman.

Two days before Naidu demits office, the Rajya Sabha bade him farewell with Modi leading the House in lauding his tenure during which, the PM said, the productivit


Monday, August 8, 2022US’ Boston to mark 75th anniversary of India’s Independence with two-day extravaganza

In one-of-its-kind celebrations, the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence will be observed in Boston with participation from 32 countries and will feature an airplane carrying a 220-feet US-India flag over the major American city.

The celebrations this year have several firsts in the history of India’s Independence celebrations in Boston, said eminent community leader Abhishek Singh, presi


Monday, August 8, 2022SBI shares fall over 3% after Q1 earnings

Shares of State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday fell over 3 per cent in the morning trade after it posted a 7 per cent decline in standalone net profit for the first quarter of the current financial year.

The stock declined 3.13 per cent to Rs 514 on the BSE.

At the NSE, it went lower by 3.23 per cent to Rs 513.85.

The country’s biggest lender State Bank of India on Saturday posted a 7 per


Monday, August 8, 2022Sensex rises around 100 points in early deals, Nifty above 17,400-mark

The benchmark indices on the BSE and national Stock Exchange (NSE) opened on a choppy note with marginal gains on Monday amid weak global cues.

At 9:29 am, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 96.09 points (0.16 per cent) at 58,484.02, while the Nifty 50 was trading at 17, 424.00, up 26.50 points (0.15 per cent).

On the Sensex pack, M&M< IndusInd Bank, Maruti Suzuki, RIL, Power Grid and Titan were the


Monday, August 8, 202235-yr-old woman found dead in Kulgam, 2nd incident in two days

Kulgam, Aug 8: A 35-year-old woman was found hanging near her native village in Yarikhan area of Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday morning, officials said here.

The spot is some 100 meters from her home in Yarikhan, news agency KNO reported. A case has been registered and further investigations has been taken up in this regard.

Notably, this is the second inciden


Monday, August 8, 2022Active Covid cases in country rise to 1,35,510

New Delhi, Aug 8: With 16,167 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,41,61,899, while the active cases have increased to 1,35,510, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,730 with 41 deaths including 15 mortalities reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.



Sunday, August 7, 2022SSLV satellites placed in wrong orbit; no longer usable

Update: SSLV D1 placed satellites into elliptical orbit instead of circular orbit, satellites no longer usable, says ISRO. Failure of a logic to identify a sensor failure and go for salvage action caused the deviation: ISRO.

ISRO Chairman S Somanath on Sunday informed the space agency’s maiden Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) suffered “data loss” at the terminal stage, although three stag


Sunday, August 7, 2022SpiceJet flyers walk on Delhi airport’s tarmac after waiting for bus for 45 min; DGCA probe begins

A significant number of passengers who disembarked from SpiceJet’s Hyderabad-Delhi flight on Saturday night walked on the airport’s tarmac as the airline could not provide a bus for around 45 minutes to take them to the terminal, sources said.

Aviation regulator DGCA is investigating the incident, sources told on Sunday.

Spicejet, however, said there was a brief delay in the arrival of coac


Sunday, August 7, 2022Honoured to be onboard India's 1st Indigenous Aircraft Carrier: Mohanlal after IAC Vikrant visit

Kochi, Aug 7: Superstar Mohanlal has expressed his gratitude after he visited Vikrant, the country's first indigenously built aircraft carrier.

The 62-year-old actor visited the soon-to-be-commissioned aircraft carrier with filmmaker Major Ravi on Thursday.

Mohanlal shared photos from his visit to the aircraft on Twitter Saturday and called it a "true engineering marvel".

"Honoured to be


Sunday, August 7, 2022A change in attitude and approach was required after last year's T20 World Cup: Rohit

Lauderhill (Florida), Aug 7: A disastrous campaign in the last T20 World Cup has forced the Indian team to bring about a radical change in its attitude and approach, skipper Rohit Sharma has said.

Rohit is now gearing up to lead the Indian side in the upcoming edition of the T20 showpiece in Australia, but before that, they have the Asia Cup to deal with.

Speaking on Star Sports show 'Follo


Sunday, August 7, 2022Next Vice President: EC issues certificate of election to Dhankhar

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Election Commission on Sunday issued a certificate announcing the election of NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar as the 14th vice president of India.

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey signed the "Certification of the Election" of Dhankar.

A signed copy of the certificate was handed over to the Union Home Secretary by seni


Sunday, August 7, 2022PM Modi congratulates CWG medal winners

New Delhi, Aug 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the medal-winning efforts of several athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after a string of podium finishes for Indians.

Tagging a video of Indian wrestler Pooja Gehlot who got emotional after winning a bronze medal in the women's 50kg freestyle wrestling and apologised to the people, Modi said, "Pooja, your medal call


Sunday, August 7, 2022India records 40 new Covid fatalities

New Delhi, Aug 7: With 18,738 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,41,45,732 while the active cases have increased to 1,34,933, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,689 with 40 fatalities which includes eight deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.


Sunday, August 7, 2022ISRO’s maiden SSLV blasts off; suffers ‘data loss’ at terminal stage

ISRO Chairman S Somanath on Sunday informed the space agency’s maiden Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) suffered “data loss” at the terminal stage, although three stages “performed and separated,” and said the space agency was analysing the data to ascertain the status of the vehicle and the satellites.

SSLV-D1/EOS 02 was carrying an earth observation satellite and a student satellite.


Sunday, August 7, 2022Musk says Twitter deal could move ahead with ‘bot’ info

Elon Musk said Saturday his planned $44 billion takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are ‘spam bots’ or real people. The billionaire and Tesla CEO has been trying to back out of his April agreement to buy the social media company, leading Twitter to sue him last month to complete the acquisition.

Musk counte


Sunday, August 7, 2022Akasa Air commences operations in India, first flight takes off from Mumbai

Akasa Air commenced operations in India on Sunday with its first flight taking off from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. The flight operations were inaugurated from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai via videoconferencing in the presence of Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia and MoS General Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd).

Akasa Air, backed by investor Rakesh Jhun


Saturday, August 6, 2022Google Meet may soon offer integrations with YouTube, Spotify and UNO!

Few days ago, Google started rolling out the Meet-Duo merger to Android and iOS users. While the tech giant is working on renaming Duo to Meet sometime later this year, it looks like the Meet team is working on a new feature that lets users share third-party apps like YouTube, UNO!, Kahoot, Heads Up! and Spotify.

The list also includes a productivity tool called GQueues – a task manager for te


Saturday, August 6, 2022Black income of ‘over Rs 200-cr’ detected in I-T raids on TN film producers, financiers: CBDT

The income-tax department has detected “undisclosed” income of more than Rs 200 crore after it recently raided some film producers, distributors and financiers in Tamil Nadu, the CBDT said on Saturday.

The searches were launched on August 2 and about 40 premises of the entities, which have not been identified, were covered in Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Vellore.

The department claimed


Saturday, August 6, 2022Playing in different conditions will help during T20 World Cup preparation, feels Karthik

Wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik feels playing in different conditions on the Caribbean tour will stand India in good stead while preparing for the various challenges Australian grounds will pose during the T20 World Cup later this year.

India played the opening three T20s in West Indies before moving to Florida for the remaining two games. In the three games, the Indians had to navigate thr


Saturday, August 6, 2022Vice Presidential Election 2022 Polling: Home Minister Amit Shah, others cast vote

Srinagar, Aug 6: With the term of incumbent M Venkaiah Nauru ending on August 10, members of both Houses of Parliament are voting to elect the next Vice-President of India on Saturday.

Besides Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other leaders of the ruling and opposition parties were seen casting their votes at the Parliament House.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has an


Saturday, August 6, 2022SBI net profit dips 7 pc to Rs 6,068 cr in Q1

New Delhi, Aug 6: The country's biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Saturday posted a 7 per cent decline in standalone net profit at Rs 6,068 crore for the first quarter of the current financial year due to fall in income.

The bank had reported a net profit of Rs 6,504 crore in the April-June quarter of 2021-22.

Its standalone total income declined to Rs 74,998.57 crore in the first


Saturday, August 6, 2022With surge in July, US recovers the jobs lost in the pandemic

US job growth accelerated in July across nearly all industries, restoring nationwide employment to its pre-pandemic level, despite widespread expectations of a slowdown as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to fight inflation.

Employers added 528,000 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Labor Department said on Friday, more than doubling what forecasters had projected. The unemploym


Saturday, August 6, 2022WhatsApp might soon get a ‘login approval’ feature similar to Instagram and Facebook

Over the years, WhatsApp is something we have all grown accustomed to. In many ways, it has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, with WhatsApp now being widely used in things like office communication, group video calls and even payments, the security of the popular app is more important than ever. To better this, it seems the developers are working on a new feature called ‘login


Saturday, August 6, 2022Taiwan official leading missile production died of heart attack, says report

The deputy head of Taiwan defence ministry’s research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, succumbing to a heart attack, according to the officials.

Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, had died in a hotel room in southern Taiwan, CNA reported.

Authorities said 57-year-old Ou Yang die


Saturday, August 6, 2022Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann appears before court in Chandigarh over rioting case

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema appeared before a district court in Chandigarh Saturday over his alleged involvement in a case of rioting registered in 2020. The Chandigarh Police had named 10 Aam Aadmi Party leaders, including the CM, in its chargesheet.

Mann and Cheema appeared before the Court of CJM (Chief Judicial Magistrate) Dr Aman Inder Sing


Saturday, August 6, 2022PM Modi, Manmohan Singh cast vote to elect India’s next V-P

As the term of incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu ends on August 10, members of both Houses of Parliament are voting to elect the next Vice-President of India on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress MP Manmohan Singh were seen casting their vote at the Parliament House on Saturday. While the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has announced West Bengal Governor Jagdeep


Saturday, August 6, 2022South Africa beat Ireland in 2nd T20I to win series

A quickfire 39 from Heinrich Klaasen and five wickets for Wayne Parnell ensured South Africa won the second Twenty20 against Ireland by 44 runs.

After losing the toss and being put into bat, South Africa made 182-6 and opener Reeza Hendricks top-scored with 42 from 40 balls. Ireland was all out for 138 with seven deliveries remaining.

Hendricks was bowled by Gareth Delany with the first bal


Saturday, August 6, 2022Google launches ‘India Ki Udaan’ to mark 75 years of country’s independence

Capturing the milestones the country has achieved in its 75-year journey since independence, software major Google has unveiled an online project, drawing from rich archives and featuring artistic illustrations to tell the story of India.

The project — “India ki Udaan” — executed by Google Arts and Culture celebrates the achievements of the country and is “themed on the unwavering and undying


Saturday, August 6, 2022COVID-19: India records 19,400 new cases, 49 deaths

New Delhi, Aug 6: With 19,406 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,41,26,994, while active cases declined to 1,34,793, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,649 with 49 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.31 per cent of the total inf


Friday, August 5, 2022UP farmer’s daughter Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win twin medals at World U-20 Athletics

Rupal Chaudhary created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win two medals at the World U20 Athletics Championship as she followed up her 4x400m relay silver with a bronze medal in the women’s 400m here.

Hailing from a family with modest means, her father being a small time farmer in Shahpur Jainpur village in UP’s Meerut district, the 17-year-old has been in incredible form having


Friday, August 5, 2022Indices settle with marginal gains, Sensex rises 89 points on RBI rate hike

The topline equity indices on BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) trimmed their intraday gains and ended marginally higher on Friday after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked its repo rate by 50 basis points (bps).

The S&P BSE Sensex rose 89.13 points (0.15 per cent) to end at 58,387.93, while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,397.50, up 15.50 points (0.09 per cent). Both the indices had opened a


Friday, August 5, 2022Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann lays foundation of medical institute in Sangrur

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann Friday laid the foundation stone of the Sant Attar Singh State Institute of Medical Sciences in Sangrur’s Mastuana Sahib. The medical facility will come up on a 25-acre land at an estimated cost of Rs 345 crore.

Reiterating the commitment of his government to provide quality medical facilities to the people, Mann said the institute will be a step forward tow


Friday, August 5, 2022RBI MPC Meeting Live Updates: Inflation has peaked and will moderate, says Shaktikanta Das

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Friday hiked the repo rate by 50 basis points (bps) to 5.40 per cent with immediate effect, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced.

This is the third rate hike by the central bank in this financial year. Prior to this, the RBI had raised the repo rate – by 40 bps in an off-cycle meeting in May and 50 bps in June. The market e


Friday, August 5, 2022Every institution in India under BJP-RSS control, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Days after Opposition parties termed the Supreme Court’s judgment in the PMLA case a “dangerous verdict”, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Friday that “all the institutions of India are in the control of the BJP and the RSS.” Asked about the Supreme Court, he said “Saare ke saare. Ek nahin bacha hai. Saare ke saare (All of them, without exception. All of them).”

On why the Opposition i


Friday, August 5, 2022India records 70 new Covid fatalities

New Delhi, Aug 5: With 20,551 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,41,07,588, while the active cases have declined to 1,35,364, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,600 with 70 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.31 per cent of t


Thursday, August 4, 2022Ex-Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi joins BJP

NEW DELHI: Former Haryana Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi joins BJP.

"Kuldeep Bishnoi supported PM Modi's leadership, backed BJP candidate in Rajya Sabha poll. We welcome him," says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

Bishnoi, who was expelled by the Congress from all party positions for cross-voting in the June Rajya Sabha polls, resigned from the assembly Wednesday, a day before he joins the


Thursday, August 4, 2022700 MHz band is important for 5G

• Jio is the only operator to buy 700 MHz band spectrum
• It is considered to be the premium band for 5G in Europe and America
• Standalone 5G network is possible on 700 MHz band
• Excellent data handling with great indoor and outdoor coverage
• Tower coverage of about 10 kms
New Delhi: After the 5G spectrum auction, the way for 5G service in India has been cleared. Jio is the only operator


Thursday, August 4, 2022Veteran actor Mithilesh Chaturvedi passes away

#RIP: Veteran actor #MithileshChaturvedi is no more. On Thursday morning, filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Instagram and shared the unfortunate news.

He dropped a picture of Mithilesh and wrote, "RIP Mithileshji." Reportedly, #Mithilesh Chaturvedi died on August 3 after suffering a cardiac ailment. His son-in-law Ashish, too, mourned the death by sharing an emotional note on Facebook.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022Health ministry releases dos and don’ts to prevent contracting monkeypox

With rising cases of monkeypox in the country, the Union health ministry on Wednesday released a list of dos and don’ts to avoid contracting the disease.

It also underlined that anyone can catch the virus if they have had prolonged or repeated contact with an infected individual.

Among the dos, the ministry advised isolating the infected person from others so that the disease does not spr


Wednesday, August 3, 2022Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan will have ‘serious implications’ for regional peace: Pakistan

Lending its support to its all-weather ally China, Pakistan on Wednesday said US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan will have “serious implications” for regional peace and stability.

Pelosi landed in Taipei on Tuesday night disregarding China’s stern warnings. She is the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years. After Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan, China’s Ministry of For


Wednesday, August 3, 2022Biography of President Droupadi Murmu to release later this year

A biography of Droupadi Murmu, India’s youngest President and the first to be born after Independence, will hit the stands later this year, Penguin Random House India (PRHI) announced Tuesday.

Touted to be the first authentic and definitive account of India’s 15th President, Madam President: A Biography of Draupadi Murmu claims to unpack the many trials and tribulations, and early years of str


Wednesday, August 3, 2022Financial inclusion index inches up, all sub-indices rise: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said that India’s financial inclusion index (FI-Index) for the year ended March 31, 2022 improved to 56.4 from 53.9 in the previous year, with growth seen across all its sub-indices, the central bank said in a press release. The index is published annually in July.

The central bank had in April 2021 announced that it will form the index for measuring


Wednesday, August 3, 2022Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid have given India players more freedom and security, says Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya, the India vice-captain for the ongoing West Indies T20I series, has credited skipper Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid for ensuring increased freedom, security and communication for the players, who are now “not looking over their shoulder.” Hardik Pandya added that Rohit Sharma wants the side to go away from what it had been doing for the past five-six years, under former c


Wednesday, August 3, 2022Co-founder & tech team head Bhavik Koladiya quits BharatPe

BharatPe co-founder Bhavik Koladiya, who was working with the payments company as a consultant overseeing its technology and product functions, has resigned.

“Bhavik Koladiya has been associated with BharatPe as an independent consultant, guiding our product and technology teams. His contract tenure ended on July 31, 2022, and he expressed his desire to spend time on other assignments outside


Wednesday, August 3, 2022World U20 Athletics Championships: Indian mixed 4×400 relay team sets Asian record by winning silver

The Indian mixed 4×400 relay team set an Asian record by winning a silver medal here at World U20 Athletics Championships. The mixed relay team of Barath Sridhar, Priya Mohan, Kapil, and Rupal Chaudhary upgraded the Asian U20 record with a time of 3 minutes and 17.76 seconds.

India concluded second behind the USA as they won the gold medal with a championships record time of 3 minutes and 17.6


Wednesday, August 3, 2022India records 17,135 fresh COVID-19 cases, 47 fatalities

New Delhi, Aug 3: With 17,135 new coronavirus infections reported in a day, India's infection tally rose to 4,40,67,144, while the active cases have declined to 1,37,057, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 5,26,477 with 47 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.31 per cent of the tota


Tuesday, August 2, 2022SC seeks response of Centre, CVC on pleas challenging extension of tenure of ED head

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response of the Centre and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on a batch of petitions challenging the extension of tenure of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) director and the amended law allowing such extensions up to five years.

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Krishna Murari issued notices to the respondents based on as many as e


Tuesday, August 2, 2022Verification of ITR timeline reduced to 30 days from 120: I-T dept order

The Income Tax department has reduced the time limit for e-verification or hard copy submission of the ITR-V, post filing of returns by taxpayers, from the current 120 days to 30 days, beginning August 1.

The department issued a notification on July 29 announcing the change in the timeline.

E-verification of an ITR completes the return filing process and if it is not done within the stipula


Tuesday, August 2, 2022Country battling ‘epidemic of unemployment’ but govt polishing image of ‘arrogant king’: Rahul

The country is battling an “epidemic of unemployment” with crores of families left with no means of a stable income but the government is spending billions just to polish the image of an “arrogant king”, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday.

In a Facebook post in Hindi a day after the debate on price rise in the Lok Sabha, Gandhi said the Congress had tried to get the government to ans


Tuesday, August 2, 2022Indian mixed 4x400m relay team sets Asian junior record in World U20 Athletics meet

The Indian mixed 4×400 relay team set an Asian junior record en route qualifying for the final at the World U-20 Athletics Championships here.

The Indian quartet of Barath Sridhar, Priya Mohan, Kapil and Rupal Chaudhary clocked 3 minutes and 19.62 seconds to win heat number 3 on Monday.

India finished second overall across the three heats behind the USA, who won heat number 2 with a champio


Tuesday, August 2, 2022Active Covid cases in country dip to 1,39,792

New Delhi, Aug 2: With 13,734 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,40,50,009, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,430 with 27 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases have declined to 1,39,792. They comprise 0.32 per cent of the total infectio