Samsung Extends Warranty on All Products in India Till June 15

Samsung is offering extended warranty to all customers in India whose warranty expired between March 20 and May 31. The warranty across all Samsung products in the country has been extended till June 15. The decision is particularly beneficial for customers residing outside containment zones, however, customers residing in the latter might face problems as […]

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Services Activity Contracted Sharply In May Due To Covid-19: Survey

The IHS Markit India Services Business Activity Index stood at 12.6 in May. New Delhi: Business activity across India’s service sector fell drastically during May as the unfavourable economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic impaired business operations, restricted consumer footfall and led demand to collapse, a monthly survey said on Wednesday. The IHS Markit India […]

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J&K COVID-19 Victim’s Family Attacked Amid Funeral, Escapes With Half-Burnt Body

Coronavirus: The family that the security officials present at the scene didn’t help (Representational) New Delhi: A mob on Tuesday disrupted the funeral of a COVID-19 victim and forced his family members to flee with the half-burnt body, prompting intervention by the administration which later ensured the cremation at another place as per protocol. A […]

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Government Launches Rs 50,000 Crore Plan To Boost Electronics Manufacturing

Government launched Rs 50,000 crore plan on Tuesday to boost electronics manufacturing in the country, saying it would start by offering five global smartphone makers incentives to establish or expand domestic production. The government is offering a production-linked incentive (PLI) involving cash worth 4 per cent to 6 per cent of additional sales of goods made […]

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Coronavirus-Tracking App Angers Thousands in Moscow With Fines

When nurse Maria Alexeyeva caught coronavirus at work, she isolated herself at home and followed the rules set down by Moscow authorities: She checked in with doctors regularly, didn’t leave her apartment and downloaded a smartphone app required by the city to keep tabs on quarantined patients. The Social Monitoring app tracks users via GPS […]

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Banking Sector Needs Recapitalisation Of Rs 4 Lakh Crore: Uday Kotak

Industry leaders said on Tuesday that the banking and financial sectors need structural reforms to propel economic growth as the country aspires to become self-reliant in the face of coronavirus crisis and enters the ”Unlock Phase 1.” The banking sector has loans of Rs 100 lakh crore and a capital of Rs 11 lakh crore […]

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South Korea Mandates QR Codes to Log Customers After Nightclub Outbreak

South Korea is testing a new quick response (QR) code system this week to log visitors at high-risk entertainment facilities, restaurants and churches in a bid to track coronavirus cases and prevent further spread of the disease. The decision to mandate QR codes to register visitors’ identities came after authorities struggled to trace people who […]

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Mission: Impossible 7 to Resume Filming in September

Mission: Impossible 7 is preparing for a September production restart, star Simon Pegg and first assistant director Tommy Gormley have revealed. That’s great news for the global film industry, which has been completely shut down owing to the lockdown in place amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A big-budgeted fixture in Mission: Impossible planning to resume […]

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Government May Issue Draft Defence Production, Export Promotion Policy Soon

A draft defence production and export promotion policy is likely to be issued within a month, the Centre said on Tuesday, noting that this will give a major push to the ”Make in India” programme. “We are currently in the process of drafting the defence production and export promotion policy and hopefully, within a month […]

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China’s Wuhan tests nearly 10 million people for Covid-19, finds only 300 infections

China tested almost 10 million people for coronavirus in just over two weeks in Wuhan, the city where the pandemic began, officials said Tuesday, reporting only a few hundred positive cases. Chinese authorities claim to have largely brought the virus under control but Wuhan officials — wary of a second wave — launched the programme […]

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