Friday, April 10, 2020

India

Vodafone Thought shares tumble 23% soon after India orders it to pay out billions in dues

Shares of Vodafone Idea fell by more than 23% on Friday after India’s apex court ordered the country’s second-largest telecom operator and Airtel, the third-largest telecom network, to arrange and pay billions of dollars in dues in a month. In a strongly worded judgement, the Supreme Court rejected telecom networks’ application to defer paying historic…

India conquer Bangladesh in Women’s T20 World Cup

Media playback is not supported on this device Sixteen-year-old Verma smashes four sixes in India T20 winICC Women's T20 World Cup, Group A, Perth (Waca):India 142-6 (20 overs): Verma 39, Rodrigues 34, Ghosh 2-25, Salma Khatun 2-25Bangladesh 124-8 (20 overs): N Sultana 35, Poonam 3-18, Pandey 2-14India won by 18 runsScorecard and tablesIndia claimed a…

7-month-old Simsim secures $16M for its social commerce in India

Simsim, a social commerce startup in India, said on Friday it has raised $16 million in seven months of its existence as it attempts to replicate the offline retail experience in the digital world with help from influencers. The Gurgaon-based startup said it raised $16 million across seed, Series A and Series B financing rounds…

India Supreme Court docket would make landmark ruling on gals in army

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India's armed forces began inducting women officers in 1992 India's top court has ruled that all women army officers are now eligible for permanent commissions, allowing them to be in commanding roles. The ruling means that all women officers will now be on par with men when it comes…

Trump’s optics-weighty official pay a visit to commences at the elaborate ‘Namaste Trump’ rally

New Delhi (CNN)President Donald Trump touched down in India on Monday ready to feel the love.He was promised crowds -- big ones -- by his charismatic but increasingly nationalistic counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who greeted Trump upon arrival with a hug. And while a major trade agreement seems unlikely on this trip, Trump was…

Disney blocks John Oliver’s new episode critical of India’s PM Modi

Disney-owned Hotstar, India’s largest on-demand video streaming service with more than 300 million users, has blocked the newest episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” that was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The move has angered many of its customers ahead of Disney+’s launch in one of the world’s largest entertainment markets next…

John Oliver clarifies how Narendra Modi is ‘Marie Kondo-ing India’ of Muslims, and why he may well are unsuccessful

his first state visit, "and at the center of it will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a man for whom Trump seems to have a great deal of affection," John Oliver said on Sunday's Last Week Tonight. While Modi may have charmed Trump, however, "within India he's an increasingly controversial figure, because his government has…

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on Maps, AI, Ads, and Ambient Navigation

The future of Google Maps is one in which algorithms are drawing buildings, AR is helping you decide what to eat, and Google Maps technology exists more broadly outside of the actual Google Maps app. That's all according to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company. In an interview with WIRED on Wednesday,…

Trump Retains Mangling Names In India And Late Exhibit Hosts Are Getting A Blast

President Donald Trump has been giving the late shows plenty of fodder this week as he struggles to pronounce names while on a state visit to India.  “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah noted that Trump was very popular in the country, just not always for the reason the president would hope. “Some like him because…

Partitions, mud packs and monkey removing for Trump in India

US President Donald Trump makes his first official visit to India on Monday and work has been going on around the clock to spruce things up -- to the annoyance of some locals as well as monkeys.The photo opportunity highlights of the 36-hour trip include a rally of 100,000 people at the world's largest cricket…

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Food Kashmir: China ignores Pak’s UNSC contact

NEW DELHI: As president of the UN Security Council in March, and in a sharp departure from its position earlier, China ignored a plea by Pakistan for "urgent and appropriate" consideration of what the latter described as grave developments in Jammu and KashmirUNSC presidency has not been lost on India as the two countries look…

Food US starts troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: US formal

US troops have started to leave Afghanistan for the initial troop withdrawal required in the US-Taliban agreement, a spokesman for US Forces in Afghanistan announced on Monday, amid political chaos in Kabul that threatens the deal. The US will cut the number of forces in the country to 8,600, according to a statement by US Forces Afghanistan…

Almost everything You Can Enjoy on Quibi When It Launches Following Week

Image: QuibiQuibi, a new entertainment platform designed specifically for your phone, is set to officially launch on April 6th. When it does, it will launch with a decent-sized lineup of programming.Programming includes travel series Cup of Joe starring Joe Jonas; Anna Kendrick’s comedy Dummy; Fight Like a Girl from WWE’s Superstars; Agua Donkeys from Funny…

A next prospective COVID-19 vaccine, backed by Monthly bill and Melinda Gates, is coming into human screening

A new COVID-19 vaccine candidate is entering Phase 1 clinical human testing today, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted an application from Inovio Pharmaceuticals under the regulator’s Investigational New Drug program. Inovio plans to inject its first volunteer test subject with the INO-4800 DNA vaccine candidate it has developed, following promising results…

U.S. imposes fresh new sanctions on Iranian folks, companies – Treasury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday blacklisted 20 Iran- and Iraq-based companies, officials and individuals, accusing them of supporting terrorist groups and ramping up pressure on Tehran even as the Islamic Republic battles the coronavirus outbreak.The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement that the individuals and entities supported Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards…