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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 2:10AM IST At a time when most business giants are stuck in firing dilemmas, India's fintech bellwether player ClearTax is getting busier on its hiring spree.

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GLOBAL NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:55AM IST German automaker Volkswagen said on Monday it had satisfied federal requirements to resume production in Mexico but would not make announcements about renewing operations as long as a decree in the state of Puebla remains in effect.

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GLOBAL NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:53AM IST The company, founded by Richard Branson, had hoped to show that it can send small satellites to orbit from virtually anywhere.

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INDIA MARKET | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:51AM IST The markets regulator in February came out with framework on margin obligation to be given by way of pledged or repledged shares in the depository system

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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:50AM IST Currently, 80% of the customers the company acquires are coming to the capital market for the first time and they have never traded or invested in their life.

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INDIA BUSINESS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:45AM IST The new Fujifilm X-T4 mirriorless camera features in-body image stabilisation (IBIS), new PDAF Algorithm, fastest ever autofocus performance in the series, and more

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GLOBAL NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:41AM IST Japanese automakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda said they are gradually restarting in Mexico as the nation's automotive industry reboots in line with a broader economic reopening, despite still-high numbers of new coronavirus cases.

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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:40AM IST Faced with the challenge of providing relief to migrant labourers stuck in other states during April before transportation became available on May 1 Bihar has developed a mobile application (app) which could perform basic checks through Aadhaar authentication to identify genuine beneficiaries.

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GLOBAL NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:38AM IST UBS said on Monday it has created a new global financing team, a group that will span across divisions under one group in order to serve clients in a faster and simpler fashion.

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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:30AM IST Ikea India has restarted its online services in Hyderabad store in conformity with the latest government guidelines. The company on Monday launched click and collect a safe and contactless shopping experience.

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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:20AM IST Till February, the company witnessed an industry-leading 5% year-to-date volume growth. However, the spread of the virus and the eventual lockdown in many geographies of our operations resulted in zero sales in the last 10 days of March.

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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:12AM IST Collections may come under pressure once the base effect wears off

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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 1:10AM IST The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has expressed deep concern over the way some state governments are trying to modify relevant laws to ease labour regulations, and has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and ask states to uphold the countrys international commitments on the labour front.

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INDIA MARKET | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:55AM IST Compared to the March quarter last year, the ownership is higher by 140 bps

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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:50AM IST This is the lenders second cut to the savings rate in as many months and brings its interest rate on savings accounts at par with that of the much larger Punjab National Bank (PNB).

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INDIA BUSINESS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:46AM IST The last one week has seen a heightened row between multiplex owners and film producers in India, when the latter decided to release their upcoming releases on VOD platforms

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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:40AM IST A senior functionary with the Union labour ministry told FE that suspension of labour laws by the states under the Factories Act cant last for more than three months at a time.

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INDIA BUSINESS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:38AM IST Allowing the plea filed by the MCA, a two-member bench of the appellate tribunal said the NCLT's direction was "beyond the power" and amounted to "imposition of a new rule in a compelling fashion".

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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:30AM IST Only employer can decide to cut TDS later in the year

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GLOBAL NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:22AM IST

Navajo Nation imposes 57-hour lockdown as virus death toll risesEven essential businesses must remain closed as the entire tribe enters a strict lockdown for Memorial Day weekend.

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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:20AM IST Gold as an asset usually shares negative correlation with other assets (such as equity, debt and real estate), and tends to perform better during risk-off periods. It protects the investors capital against tail risks and other events that have an adverse impact on capital or wealth.

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INDIA MARKET | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:10AM IST If you are still working and saving for the future, a downturn should not be a reason to panic. Rather, rebalance your portfolio, boost your savings and invest according to current market conditions

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INDIA BUSINESS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:06AM IST There will not be any additional impact due to liquidated damages for delay in running projects as it has already invoked Force Majeure clause available in all the contracts

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GLOBAL NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:01AM IST

Ilhan Omar says she believes woman who claims Joe Biden sexually assaulted herDemocrat "squad" member Ilhan Omar says she believes sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden but would vote for him anyway to defeat Donald Trump.In a Tweet defending her support of accuser Tara Reade, the Minnesota congresswoman said that "believing survivors is consistent with my values".

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INDIA BUSINESS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:01AM IST V Vaidyanathan, managing director and chief executive, will take 30 per cent cut in his compensation, including fixed compensation as well as all allowances.

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INDIA NEWS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:01AM IST All of them provided aggressively in view of the Covid-19 outbreak and the repayment moratorium, which also requires pre-emptive provisioning. Some red-flagged risks that could arise out of the retail unsecured segment.

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INDIA BUSINESS | Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:00AM IST Power can now be bought an hour before its requirement in real time market, unlike the popular day-ahead market by discoms on spot exchanges where trade happens a day in advance.

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INDIA BUSINESS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:54PM IST Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri's plea for 'cooperative federalism' shows that Centre anticipated some resistance to reopening domestic flights; they why were flights restarted without consulting the states?

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INDIA BUSINESS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:50PM IST Rana Kapoor's wife also charged with abetting crime

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INDIA NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:48PM IST By N VenkatramCovid-19 has changed our collective calculus of uncertainty. It is more global in scope, more profoundly impactful, and much more complex than any crisis that countries and companies have ever experienced. The next normal requires confronting uncertainty head-on and building it into decision-making.To my mind, Respond, Recover, Thrive captures the spirit of the Indian governments reactions to the pandemic, the economy and building for the future. That was evident in the announcements last week to revive and restructure Indias economy, with multiple policies that will find common cause with another fallout of the contagion possible reconfiguring of the global supply chain by multinationals.The two are linked and is likely to become more so. Plainly, it makes sense for Indias domestic market of 1.32 billion consumers to be viewed as an opportunity. Equally, this is a market that global manufacturers need to target for their long-term viability in a riskier world. That is the real measure of the moment and the government is right to pursue a restructuring of India anchored by the following strategic objectives: *Unifying India with economic development that is plural and rural. *Balancing the approach to regional development. *Strengthening and leveraging Indias domestic market to attract FDI. *Modernising agriculture, to create value-addition and advance rural aspirations.The outcome is long-term employment and opportunities that will, in turn, strengthen the economy qualitatively and commercially. The clear differentiator for India, as it was for China two decades ago, is its large domestic market. It is a pathway to local scale, climbing the competitive value chain, as well as building an export base. This is the India that is on global companies radar as they consider de-risking their manufacturing in an evolving new world order. There appear to be three strategies, and India is central in each.Make it Here, Make it NowFirst, multinationals are looking at China Plus One, effectively hedging against a primary location. Second, and less likely, is an alternative to China. Finally, companies want locationswith big local markets and low cost so they can scale up and produce for both, the domestic market and exports.Consider this. I see exports from China in several sectors, including pharmaceuticals, mechanical equipment, textiles and auto parts, totalling $1 trillion, which present an opportunity for India. These cover activities where China has no advantage (less than 30% of China exports), is sizeable (more than $5 billion), and where India can substitute (where India exports at least 1% of global trade). Part of Indias pull is its engineering, computing and science workplace talent, from a higher educational network that graduates millions each year. That has been a competitive advantage for years, a global franchise.Foreign investor orthodoxy is that such systemic transition is fanciful, without a heroic unwinding of regulations, for instance, to buy land, let go surplus workers, or bid for contracts where procurement processes remain baroque.However, Indias aspirations have been whetted by its improving ease of doing business, though more needs to be done. There is also an accelerating network of clusters, boosting infrastructure in farming economies with large populations. Second, sectors such as auto manufacturing (India is the worlds fifth largest market) and a components ecosystem, are typical of industries incubated in an earlier phase of reform that have grown to world-class scale and quality, and today are a plug-and-play for incoming foreign manufacturers.In a world where supply chain security, and not just costs, could determine location, India feels like a good long position. Our information technology (IT) industry has demonstrated this during the pandemic. On this reasoning, five sectors, all big employers, as well as a force for rebalancing regional development disparities, were singled out in last weeks announcements by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. They are food processing, pharma, defence, textiles and electronics. Take food processing. At $500 billion in annual economic activity, this is the fifth-biggest industry in India by production, exports and consumption. We are among the leaders in producing milk, coffee, wheat, rice, sugar, fruit and vegetables. Yet, only one-tenth of produce is processed, yielding little value creation in either incomes or productivity. Food processing is potentially a big employer, from small units at the farm gate to industrial size in tertiary processing. Announcements on pricing deregulation and financing processing infrastructure at the farm gate should help producer organisations and micro enterprises.Handholding, Each OthersThat is brave, but there is scope for more. The answer, I believe, is a strategy of food diplomacy, consumer awareness and import substitution, and anchor investments that generate growth, scale and value. One quick accelerator would be to incentivise partnerships between food companies, machinery manufacturers, research and academic institutions and startups to develop processing and packaging technology. Food processing can become for this government what car and auto-components were to its predecessors two decades ago.In this past weeks announcements, the thread for me was empathy and prudence: the first in its attention to employment; the second in fiscal responsibility and a recognition of the value proposition at Indias core. Equally commendable has been the honest admission that we are in uncharted waters, and are willing to experiment and invest in what the future may hold.The writer is CEO, Deloitte India

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INDIA NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:48PM IST By N VenkatramCovid-19 has changed our collective calculus of uncertainty. It is more global in scope, more profoundly impactful, and much more complex than any crisis that countries and companies have ever experienced. The next normal requires confronting uncertainty head-on and building it into decision-making.To my mind, Respond, Recover, Thrive captures the spirit of the Indian governments reactions to the pandemic, the economy and building for the future. That was evident in the announcements last week to revive and restructure Indias economy, with multiple policies that will find common cause with another fallout of the contagion possible reconfiguring of the global supply chain by multinationals.The two are linked and is likely to become more so. Plainly, it makes sense for Indias domestic market of 1.32 billion consumers to be viewed as an opportunity. Equally, this is a market that global manufacturers need to target for their long-term viability in a riskier world. That is the real measure of the moment and the government is right to pursue a restructuring of India anchored by the following strategic objectives: *Unifying India with economic development that is plural and rural. *Balancing the approach to regional development. *Strengthening and leveraging Indias domestic market to attract FDI. *Modernising agriculture, to create value-addition and advance rural aspirations.The outcome is long-term employment and opportunities that will, in turn, strengthen the economy qualitatively and commercially. The clear differentiator for India, as it was for China two decades ago, is its large domestic market. It is a pathway to local scale, climbing the competitive value chain, as well as building an export base. This is the India that is on global companies radar as they consider de-risking their manufacturing in an evolving new world order. There appear to be three strategies, and India is central in each.Make it Here, Make it NowFirst, multinationals are looking at China Plus One, effectively hedging against a primary location. Second, and less likely, is an alternative to China. Finally, companies want locationswith big local markets and low cost so they can scale up and produce for both, the domestic market and exports.Consider this. I see exports from China in several sectors, including pharmaceuticals, mechanical equipment, textiles and auto parts, totalling $1 trillion, which present an opportunity for India. These cover activities where China has no advantage (less than 30% of China exports), is sizeable (more than $5 billion), and where India can substitute (where India exports at least 1% of global trade). Part of Indias pull is its engineering, computing and science workplace talent, from a higher educational network that graduates millions each year. That has been a competitive advantage for years, a global franchise.Foreign investor orthodoxy is that such systemic transition is fanciful, without a heroic unwinding of regulations, for instance, to buy land, let go surplus workers, or bid for contracts where procurement processes remain baroque.However, Indias aspirations have been whetted by its improving ease of doing business, though more needs to be done. There is also an accelerating network of clusters, boosting infrastructure in farming economies with large populations. Second, sectors such as auto manufacturing (India is the worlds fifth largest market) and a components ecosystem, are typical of industries incubated in an earlier phase of reform that have grown to world-class scale and quality, and today are a plug-and-play for incoming foreign manufacturers.In a world where supply chain security, and not just costs, could determine location, India feels like a good long position. Our information technology (IT) industry has demonstrated this during the pandemic. On this reasoning, five sectors, all big employers, as well as a force for rebalancing regional development disparities, were singled out in last weeks announcements by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. They are food processing, pharma, defence, textiles and electronics. Take food processing. At $500 billion in annual economic activity, this is the fifth-biggest industry in India by production, exports and consumption. We are among the leaders in producing milk, coffee, wheat, rice, sugar, fruit and vegetables. Yet, only one-tenth of produce is processed, yielding little value creation in either incomes or productivity. Food processing is potentially a big employer, from small units at the farm gate to industrial size in tertiary processing. Announcements on pricing deregulation and financing processing infrastructure at the farm gate should help producer organisations and micro enterprises.Handholding, Each OthersThat is brave, but there is scope for more. The answer, I believe, is a strategy of food diplomacy, consumer awareness and import substitution, and anchor investments that generate growth, scale and value. One quick accelerator would be to incentivise partnerships between food companies, machinery manufacturers, research and academic institutions and startups to develop processing and packaging technology. Food processing can become for this government what car and auto-components were to its predecessors two decades ago.In this past weeks announcements, the thread for me was empathy and prudence: the first in its attention to employment; the second in fiscal responsibility and a recognition of the value proposition at Indias core. Equally commendable has been the honest admission that we are in uncharted waters, and are willing to experiment and invest in what the future may hold.The writer is CEO, Deloitte India

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GLOBAL NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:47PM IST

Unease in Greece as restaurants, cafes reopen"We have to disinfect everything all the time... we'd have to hire someone to clean up and keep track of the customers... but are unable to do that," cafe owner Vangelis Daskalopoulos told AFP in Athens. In Madrid and Barcelona, the Spanish cities hardest hit by the virus, they finally opened, two weeks behind the rest of the country.

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INDIA BUSINESS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:43PM IST While there will be no salary cuts for workers, the company has temporarily reduced compensation of executives across levels by 5-20%.

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GLOBAL NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:39PM IST

Republicans sue to block California Gov. Newsom from mailing ballots to all votersRepublican organizations called theDemocratic governor's order anillegal"usurpation of the legislature's authority."

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INDIA BUSINESS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:38PM IST India's plan could be similar to a move by Australia, which last month said it would build up an emergency oil stockpile initially by buying crude to store in the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to take advantage of low oil prices.

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GLOBAL NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:32PM IST The Italian brand is reducing its runway schedule. Your Instagram is about to change.

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GLOBAL NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:16PM IST

Large crowds gather for Memorial Day as US braces to surpass 100,000 deathsPeople packed bars and restaurants in Missouri and beaches in Georgia and Florida, while other places remained closed or followed social distancing rules * Coronavirus latest US updates * Coronavirus latest global updatesBig crowds turned out for the Memorial Day weekend in the US amid warnings from authorities about people disregarding the coronavirus social distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge as the country braces to surpass more than 100,000 deaths.The US is on track to mark the grim milestone in the next few days, while Europe has seen over 169,000 dead, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University that almost certainly understates the toll. Worldwide, more than 5.4 million people have been infected and nearly 345,000 have died.Dr Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, said she was very concerned about scenes of people crowding together over the weekend.We really want to be clear all the time that social distancing is absolutely critical. And if you cant social distance and youre outside, you must wear a mask, Birx said on ABCs This Week.But across the US there was a patchy picture as many places remained closed or abiding by strict social distancing rules.Memorial Day in New York City is being marked with car convoys and small ceremonies instead of parades, as those looking to honor fallen military members have to contend with coronavirus restrictions.Its something were upset about, but we understand, said Raymond Aalbue, chairman of the United Military Veterans of Kings County, which usually puts on a parade in Brooklyn.Theres no reason to put anybody in harms way, he said. Still, its really cutting quick to the heart of all the veterans.His organization will have a convoy of 10 cars leaving from the Bay Ridge spot where the parade usually starts and then ending up at the Brooklyn veterans affairs hospital, where participants will line up next to their cars for a salute and a wreath-laying ceremony.In Missouri, people packed bars and restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks, a vacation spot popular with Chicagoans.Missouris health director, Randall Williams, issued a warning on Monday after photos and video showed weekend revelers partying close together. One video on social media showed a crammed pool at Lake of the Ozarks, with people lounging and playing without masks. Williams said in a statement that such behavior could have long-lasting and tragic results.On Georgias Tybee Island, the beach was filled with families, but at a nearby grocery store, staff members handed customers gloves and a number to keep track of how many people were inside.In California, beaches and parks were open for swimming, running and other activities.At New Yorks Orchard Beach in the Bronx, kids played with toys, and people sat in folding chairs. Some wore winter coats on a cool and breezy day, and many wore masks and sat apart from others.Good to be outside. Fresh air. Just good to enjoy the outdoors, said Danovan Clacken, whose face was covered.The issue of wearing masks in public and staying several feet apart has become fraught politically, with some Americans arguing that such rules violate their rights.Republican Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio, who has been targeted by such demonstrations, insisted the precautions should not be a partisan issue.This is not about whether you are liberal or conservative, left or right, Republican or Democrat, he said on NBCs Meet the Press.The Trump administration said Sunday that it would ban foreign nationals who have been in Brazil 14 days or less before planning to enter the United States. The ban does not apply to US citizens or legal permanent residents or some of their relatives. Brazil is second only to the US in reported coronavirus cases.

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INDIA MARKET | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:16PM IST Hydroxycholoroquine has been touted by Donald Trump and others as a possible treatment for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus

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GLOBAL NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:12PM IST

Coronavirus live updates: U.S. marks Memorial Day as deaths near 100,000Here are the latest coronavirus updates from around the world.

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INDIA NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:07PM IST Stocks gained modestly on Monday with many countries on holiday as German business morale rebounded strongly in May, offering a glimpse of optimism to battered investors of what lay beyond weeks of economic lockdowns.

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INDIA NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:03PM IST Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are in favour of bringing forward tax relief measures worth at least 5 billion euros to help companies and consumers recover more quickly from the coronavirus pandemic, a document showed on Monday.

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INDIA NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:00PM IST Lockdown 4.0: Manoj Tiwari goes to Haryana to play cricket, AAP blasts him Tiwari, however, asserted he did not break any law. He hit back at the AAP for raising the issue to "divert attention" of media from allegations of corruption against its MLA Prakash Jarwal who is currently behind the bars.

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GLOBAL NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 10:51PM IST

WHO announces it will temporarily suspend hydroxychloroquine trials for COVID-19 treatmentThe study's steering committee met over the weekend, agreeing to suspend enrollment while gathering data about the safety and efficacy of the drug.

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INDIA NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 10:51PM IST Germany threw Lufthansa a 9 billion euro ($9.8 billion) lifeline on Monday, agreeing a bailout which gives Berlin a veto in the event of a hostile bid for the airline.

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INDIA NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 10:50PM IST U.S. company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said it had agreed to repurchase approximately $5 billion of its shares directly from French drugmaker Sanofi.

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GLOBAL NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 10:50PM IST

UN virus therapy trial pauses hydroxychloroquine testingThe World Health Organization said Monday that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine the anti-malarial drug U.S. President Trump says he is taking from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments, saying that its experts need to review all available evidence to date. In a press briefing, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that in light of a paper published last week in the Lancet that showed people taking hydroxychloroquine were at higher risk of death and heart problems, there would be a temporary pause on the hydroxychloroquine arm of its global clinical trial. This concern relates to the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in COVID-19, Tedros said, adding that the drugs are approved treatments for people with malaria or autoimmune diseases.

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INDIA NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 10:44PM IST India is the tenth most affected nation by the pandemic after US, Russia, UK, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Turkey and France.

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INDIA BUSINESS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 10:43PM IST Shares in depository account can be used as margin till August 31: SEBI The markets regulator in February came out with framework on margin obligation to be given by way of pledged or repledged shares in the depository system.

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INDIA NEWS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 10:39PM IST New Delhi: The BJP will hold "virtual rallies" across the country and organise over 1,000 conferences online as it readies to celebrate the first anniversary of the Modi government's second term whose "historic achievements", the party said, will be written in golden letters.In a communication to state units and other senior office-bearers, BJP general secretary Arun Singh said all big state units will hold at least two virtual rallies and smaller units will hold one, adding that more than 750 people should attend each of these programmes.There will also be 1,000 conferences using internet, he said.The spread of coronavirus, which has resulted in lockdown and ban on political meetings, has prompted the BJP to resort to using technology to mark the first anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's second term.It had taken office on May 30 last year.The party described Modi as the world's "most popular leader" and said his government in the first year has fulfilled people's decades-long aspirations and dreams.The events organised by the party to mark the day will begin on May 30 and may continue for a month, sources said.The year has been full of "historic achievements", the party said in the communication, listing nullification of Article 370, which had given the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir special powers, and the law against triple talaq among its successes.The path to the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya has also been cleared, it said."All these achievements will be written in golden letters in history," it said.The party has asked its members to inform the masses about Modi government's work to combat COVID-19 and told them to carry a letter penned by the prime minister about his resolve to make 'Atmnirbhar Bharat' to 10 crore families.The letter also carries the prime minister's suggestions about combating the coronavirus infection and what India has done so far.Party members have been asked to share the highlights of the Rs 20-lakh-crore package announced by the government and also told to distribute sanitisers and masks among the masses on the occasion

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INDIA BUSINESS | Mon, 25 May 2020, 10:38PM IST Indian Hotels Company Ltd. (IHCL) of the Tata Group has announced extension of its free-of-cost TajSats meal distribution programme for COVID-19 front

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