IMF urges fiscal caution as global debt surges to record

The International Monetary Fund urged governments to exercise fiscal caution as they borrow more to support economies hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, saying debt levels could soar to a record this year. “The need for continued fiscal support is clear, but this begs the question of how countries can finance it without debt becoming unsustainable,” […]

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Masks, disinfectant, social distancing: Japan responds to floods amid Covid-19

Boxes of surgical masks, bottles of disinfectant and a sign saying “Please wear a mask” mark the entrance to a public gym in Yatsushiro city, a shelter for residents fleeing devastating floods in southwestern Japan this week. Elsewhere in the gym, cardboard partitions separate the 233 evacuees’ sleeping areas and another sign instructs them to […]

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Told You So: Jyotiraditya Scindia Tweet On Sachin Pilot

New Delhi: Jyotiraditya Scindia, whose defection to the BJP earlier this year contributed to the Congress collapse in Madhya Pradesh, taunted his former party as it faced a rerun in Rajasthan with Sachin Pilot seen to attempt a split. “Sad to see my erstwhile colleague Sachin Pilot too, being sidelined and persecuted by Rajasthan Chief […]

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UPSC Recruitment 2020: Application window for 94 vacancies in various departments reopened

UPSC Recruitment 2020: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has reopened the application window for recruitments against 85 vacancies under advt no. 05/20 and nine vacancies under advt. no. 06/20. Aspirants can apply for the posts before July 30. All other conditions, including the date of eligibility remains unchanged. Interested applicants can apply online at upsc.gov.in. […]

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Visually Impaired Couple Finds Rs 24,000 Savings In Demonetised Notes

The cash was in Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, which were demonetised in 2016. (Representational) Tamil Nadu: A blind couple from a village in Tamil Nadu had saved around Rs 24,000 in cash over 10 years only to realise this week that their savings were in demonetised currency. The 58-year-old man, Somu from a […]

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Over 200,000 vote in Hong Kong pro-democracy primaries

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned up over the weekend to vote in an unofficial two-day primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll. The primary was held two weeks after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on the semi-autonomous […]

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China ”Bigger Threat To India” Than Pakistan: Sharad Pawar

China had turned not just Pakistan, but even countries like Nepal, Bangladesh against India, he said Mumbai: Amid the border tension with China, NCP president Sharad Pawar has saidChina is a “bigger threat to India” than Pakistan. China’s military might is “ten times greater” than India, the former defence minister said, adding that Beijing has […]

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A Tweet On Aishwarya Rai Bachchan And Daughter’s COVID-19 Tests – Then Deleted

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan photographed at an event. Highlights Maharashtra Health Minister tweeted that Aishwarya had tested positive However, he deleted the tweet a few minutes later on Sunday Meantime, Mumbai mayor said Aishwarya had tested negative for COVID-19 New Delhi: There appears to be some confusion over the COVID-19 test results for actress Aishwarya Rai […]

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Teen Arrested For Attempt To Open Fake SBI Branch In Tamil Nadu

The man was arrested for forgery and possession of counterfeit seals. (Representational) Tamil Nadu: An alleged attempt by a 19-year-old man to “open a branch of the State Bank of India” at Panruti near Tamil Nadu was scuttled and he was arrested for forgery, police said on Saturday. The man, son of retired SBI employees, […]

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