Day: April 19, 2020

Biggest spike in Covid-19 numbers yet as Maharashtra, Gujarat report huge spurt | India News

NEW DELHI: In the biggest surge in the Covid-19 pandemic in India so far, 1,612 new cases were reported from across the country on Sunday, with Maharashtra (552), Gujarat (367) and Uttar Pradesh (179) registering their highest single-day count of fresh infections. The huge surge in these states resulted in the total number of coronavirus …

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Green court bans vehicles older than 15 years in Delhi | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: On the day TOI highlighted the worsening state of Delhi’s air, the National Green Tribunal cited the report and issued a slew of directions to immediately address the problem. Among the 14 measures ordered by the green court on Wednesday was a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles older than 15 years — …

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The $99 Mendel Air Sensor uses data to help you grow better veggies (or weed) – TechCrunch

The Mendel Air Sensor app is the first app I open every morning. Before Reddit, before Gmail, before NYT. I roll over, grab my phone and check my plants. I don’t know if there’s a higher honor I can bestow on an app. The Mendel Air Sensor is a game-changer for indoor growers. It offers …

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Centre invites suggestions for proposed amendment to PDPP Act | India News

PUNE: The ministry of Home Affairs has invited suggestions for proposed amendments in the Prevention of Damage to Public Property (PDPP) Act, 1984. The proposed amendments seek to deter the prospective violators from vandalizing and destroying public/private property during agitations and other forms of protests. The proposed amendments will also deter the office-bearers of these …

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How IDBI Bank let itself be duped by Siva firms

NEW DELHI: C Sivasankaran’s Siva Group of Companies, in connivance with IDBI Bank’s former CMD M S Raghavan, its former MD-CEO Kishor Kharat, then deputy MD Melwyn Rego and others availed two loans for the group’s offshore companies even though performance of one of the borrower companies showed “stress” and was eventually granted voluntary bankruptcy …

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Antigua and Barbuda government promises to help India extradite Mehul Choksi

Additional Secretary, External Affairs Ministry, Manpreet Vora met Antigua and Barbuda External Affairs Minister E Paul Chet Greene late Friday night The Caribbean island government confirmed the continued presence of Mehul Choksi on their soil and promised India all possible help in his extradition. This could be the beginning of the end of fugitive businessman …

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jet airways: Riyadh taxiway take off: DGCA suspends licence of two Jet pilots

NEW DELHI: DGCA has suspended the licences of the two pilots of the Jet Airways plane that attempted a take-off from a taxiway at Riyadh airport. The action comes after Saudi aviation authorities made this damning finding public following a probe into the incident which had happened at 00:03 hours local time Riyadh. The Jet …

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India keeping tab on JMB leaders contesting Bangladesh polls | India News

KOLKATA: India is keeping a close watch on the political developments during the Bangladesh polls as around 25 Jamaat leaders are contesting the polls on Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) ticket and 20 from constituencies close to the Bengal border. Most of these constituencies are within 100km from the Bengal border, while two others are fighting …

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Weak spots for Nasa’s manned Mars mission revealed

WASHINGTON: Scientists are developing a predictive model to help Nasa anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off problems that could make or break the US space agency’s future manned mission to Mars. Nasa has formalised plans to send a crewed spacecraft to Mars, a journey that could involve 250 million miles …

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