LIVE: SC rejected plea seeking 100% VVPAT verification of votes, says EC

With the government opening the Covid-19 vaccination drive to everyone above 18 years of age, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting with vaccine manufacturers on Tuesday, ANI reported. During the meeting, scheduled to be held through video conference at 6 pm on Tuesday, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will make a presentation and also coordinate with all the participants, sources added.

The Election Commission of India has ordered repolling in four polling booths of Assam. Repolling will be held at the polling stations in Ratabari, Sonai and Haflong constituencies today. All the three constituencies went to polls in the second phase of Assam assembly elections on April 1.

Karnataka government would announce strict Covid-19 containment measures in the State today after Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's meeting with the Governor Vajubhai Vala and leaders of political parties.

The Kerala government imposed night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am from in view of the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in the state.

Meanwhile, Smartphone maker OPPO is all set to launch A74 5G in India today.

Stay tuned for the latest news of the day.


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Latest News: UK toughens its carbon target before Biden climate summit

The UK government on Tuesday set itself a more ambitious climate target, pledging to reduce carbon emissions by three-quarters of their 1990 levels by 2035.
 
The goal was announced ahead of a virtual climate summit that U.S. President Joe Biden plans to host on Thursday.
 
The new carbon-cutting goal includes for the first time Britain's share of emissions from international aviation and shipping, as well as the emissions produced in the country. The government says the plan will put the U.K. on course to meet its target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. (AP)

LIVE: Supreme Court rejected plea seeking 100% VVPAT verification of votes, says EC

Supreme Court rejects the plea seeking 100% VVPAT verification of votes, says Election Commission of India

India-EU Leaders’ Meeting on May 8 will be held in virtual format, says MEA Spokesperson

India-EU Leaders’ Meeting on May 8 will be held in virtual format, says MEA Spokesperson

Latest News: HC rejects plea of Ex-Kerala Minister against Lokayukta report

In a setback to former state Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel, the Kerala High court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by him seeking to stay the Lokayukta findings that he had 'abused' his position as a public servant to obtain a favour for a relative.
 
A division bench of Justices P B Suresh Kumar and K Babu dismissed in limine the plea, observing that there were no procedural lapses from the Lokayukta as alleged by the petitioner.
 
It said the Lokayukta report was furnished after examining all the files and documents in connection with the appointment of his kin as general manager in a state financial institution. (PTI)

LIVE: EPFO adds 1.23 million net subscribers in February

The provisional payroll data of EPFO has been published on 20th April, 2021 highlights a growing trend with the addition of 12.37 lakh net subscribers during the month of February, 2021. Despite Covid-19 pandemic, EPFO has added around 69.58 lakh net subscribers during the current financial year. Read full release here

Latest News: Former RBI Governor M Narasimham passes away

Latest News: Former RBI Governor M Narasimham passes away

Latest News: DGCA allows foreign registered Boeing 737 MAX to fly over Indian airspace

Latest News: Icra cuts its FY22 GDP estimate by 0.5%

Domestic rating agency Icra on Tuesday cut its 2021-22 growth estimate by 0.5 per cent on the upper end, as a newer spate of lockdowns and restrictions get imposed in pockets to arrest the rising Covid-19 cases.
 
The agency now expects the economy to grow 10-10.5 per cent in 2021-22, against the 10-11 per cent estimated earlier.
 
Starting with Maharashtra, a slew of other pockets in the country like Delhi have been taking to localised lockdowns to arrest the climbing Covid-19 cases, which derails economic activity.
 
"For Q1 FY2022 (April-June 2021), we had earlier expected a GDP expansion of 27.5 per cent, boosted by the low base. (PTI)

Latest News: Cabinet approves Amendments to the Finance Bill, 2021

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gives ex-post facto approval for the Government amendments to the Finance Bill, 2021 (enacted on 28th March, 2021 as the Finance Act, 2021).  Read full release here

Latest News: Union Cabinet approves Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase 2A and Phase 2B

Latest News: Union Cabinet approves Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase 2A and Phase 2B

LIVE: West Bengal CM writes to Modi regarding availability of vaccines

Cabinet approves subsidy policy for urea produced through coal gasification by Talcher Fertilizers, says Goyal

Cabinet approves exclusive subsidy policy for urea produced through coal gasification by Talcher Fertilizers; to cost Rs 13,277 cr: Union Minister Piyush Goyal

Watch: Cabinet briefing by Union Minister Piyush Goyal


LIVE: TMC submits memorandum to state election commission to curtail poll phases

TMC submits a memorandum to West Bengal state election commission requesting them to club together phases 6, 7 and 8 of the ongoing polls. 

Latest News: EU expands sanctions against Myanmar military, companies

The European Union expanded its sanctions against Myanmar's military leaders and army-controlled companies ahead of a regional meeting to discuss the worsening crisis after army leaders deposed the elected government.
 
The Council of the European Union's latest sanctions target 10 individuals and two military-controlled companies already subject to sanctions by the US, Britain and other governments.
 
It is unclear if such moves are having any impact as the military escalates its efforts to crush opposition to its seizure of power. Myanmar's economy is already in crisis, worsened by the coronavirus pandemic and by the mass civil disobedience movement that arose following the February 1 coup. (AP)

Latest News: World stocks edge back, bond yields, Covid cases rise

Global shares edged further back from record highs on Tuesday as lofty sovereign bond yields and rising global Covid-19 cases had investors questioning high equity valuations.
 
With bond yields at elevated levels, the US dollar remained under pressure, hitting its lowest in nearly seven weeks during the Asian session.
 
Europe's STOXX 600 was 0.6 per cent weaker, with major indexes in Frankfurt, Paris and London all negative.
 
That followed a mixed showing in Asian equity markets as MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.2 per cent, close to its highest level since March. But Japan's Nikkei dropped 2 per cent on worries that the possible reintroduction of Covid-19 emergency measures in the country's biggest cities would slow the economic recovery.

Madhya Pradesh: 3 people die after a bus carrying migrants to Chhatarpur and Tikamgarh from Delhi, overturns

Madhya Pradesh: Three people died after a bus carrying migrants to Chhatarpur and Tikamgarh from Delhi, overturned in Jorasi of Gwalior district

China's OPPO to launch in India a 5G smartphone in under Rs 20,000 today

Smartphone maker OPPO is all set to launch A74 5G in India today.
 
According to the company, the upcoming smartphone is going to be company's first 5G-ready phone under Rs 20,000.
 
The brand has been consistently working to bring in customer-centric meaningful innovations and advanced technologies across its portfolio, the company said in a statement.
 
This is OPPO's first phone with 5G compatibility in the pocket friendly segment, it added.

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