Transformation underway in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh: Jaishankar
New Delhi: A transformation is underway in J&K, and Ladakh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday on the first anniversary of the Centre's decision to revoke the special status of the region.
Mothers should continue to breastfeed infants even if they are COVID-19 positive: WCD
The Women and Child Development Ministry has instructed all field functionaries and healthcare providers to reassure mothers to initiate and continue to breastfeed their infants as per guidelines even if they have tested positive for COVID-19.
PM leaves for Ayodhya to lay foundation stone of Ram temple
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning left for Ayodhya where he will lay the foundation stone of Ram temple.
IPS officer helping police personnel fight COVID-19
An IPS officer posted in West Bengal''s Malda district is using his medical expertise to help his colleagues in the force to fight the COVID-19 battle.
UP minister Brajesh Pathak tests positive for COVID-19
Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Brajesh Pathak on Wednesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19, and asked people who came in contact with him recently to get themselves tested as per norms.
Trump says generals feel Beirut blast was likely an 'attack'
Washington: Prez Donald Trump said US military generals have told him that they seem to feel the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, was a terrible attack likely caused by a bomb.
Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets
San Ramon (US), Aug 5 (AP) A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber''s effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service.
Polls open in Sri Lanka's parliamentary election
Sri Lankans, wearing face masks, on Wednesday started voting in the twice-postponed parliamentary election which is expected to be won by the powerful Rajapaksa family-run party.
Trump's national security adviser recovers from COVID-19
President Donald Trump''s national security adviser, who tested positive for the coronavirus, returned to work Tuesday after recovering from a mild case of COVID-19, the White House said.
Rupee surges 17 paise to 74.87 against US dollar in early trade
The rupee gained 17 paise to 74.87 against the US dollar in opening trade on Wednesday tracking positive domestic equities and weak American currency.
Sensex rallies over 300 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 11,150
Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 300 points in opening session on Wednesday led by gains in Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Bank amid positive cues from global markets and sustained foreign fund inflow.
Tripura: 4 arrested for allegedly spitting on doctor, gets interim bail
Agartala: Four persons arrested for allegedly spitting on a doctor at a medical facility in Tripura were granted interim bail by a court here on Tuesday.
Defending champ Rafael Nadal to miss US Open amid pandemic
Madrid: Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic, putting on hold his bid to equal Roger Federer''s men''s record for Grand Slam titles.
Fulham beats Brentford to secure return to Premier League
Fulham secured an instant return to the Premier League after one season away by beating west London rival Brentford 2-1 in the Championship playoff final. Joe Bryan scored twice in extra time at Wembley to give Fulham the win in what is widely called the most lucrative game in football.
Juvan upsets Vondrou ov in 1st round of Palermo Open
Palermo (Italy), Aug 5 (AP) Slovenian qualifier Kaja Juvan upset second-seeded Mark ta Vondrou ov of the Czech Republic 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the Palermo Ladies Open, the first official tennis tournament since March.
GK snap shot on 5 August 2020
1 MoD releases draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020; aimed at $5 bn export by 2025
2 IIT Kanpur and DAR & PG sign agreement with MoD for using AI, ML to address grievances
3 Listed entities get 3 years to meet criteria of minimum 25% public shareholding
4 Four more States/UTs linked with One Nation One Ration Card scheme; taking total to 24
5 For the 1st time in India Railways uses NTC machine for track construction
6 Canara Bank Partnered with 3 insurers to Provide Individual Short-Term Corona Kavach Policy
7 National Bank of Bahrain Selects Infosys Finacle to Digitally Transform its Transaction Banking Business
8 Sunil ydv SS received the Karmaveer Chakra of United Nations and iCONGO at ReX ConcLIVE
9 RBI Approved Sashidhar Jagdishan as Next MD & CEO of HDFC Bank; will Succeed Aditya Puri
10 IIT Madras with Helyxon Developed First of Its Kind Remote Patient Monitoring Solution for COVID-19
11 A health assistant robot “Rakshak” designed by the Mumbai Division of Central Railway
12 A COVID prevention kiosk named “UV Baggage Bath” inaugurated at Bengaluru railway station
13 Nobel Peace Prize Winner John Hume Passed Away at 83
14 Padma Bhushan Awardee & Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor Ram D Pradhan passes away
15 Government of AP Signs MoU with Hindustan Unilever Ltd, P&G and ITC to Support Economic Empowerment of Women
16 DNHDD Launched E-Gyan Mitra Mobile Application for Online Education
17 Two-day international webinar on ‘Lokmanya Tilak – Swaraj to Self-Reliant India’: ICCR
18 Axis Bank unveils AXAA ,an AI powered conversational banking IVR
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