Top headlines: Covid-19 cases in Delhi may hit 550K by Jul 31, says Sisodia

Number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi may rise to 550,000 by Jul 31: Manish Sisodia
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that by the July end, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital will rise to over 550,000 and 80,000 beds would be required for those infected. Read more here

SC gives Centre, states 15 days to take migrant workers to their homes

Migrant workers stranded because of the nationwide lockdown must be transported to their homes within 15 days, the Supreme Court told the central and state governments on Tuesday. The court also asked the authorities to consider withdrawing legal complaints against migrant workers charged with violating lockdown rules, according to news agency PTI. Read more here

Fuel prices hiked for third straight day; petrol costlier by 54 paise 

Petrol price on Tuesday was hiked by 54 paise per litre and diesel by 58 paise a litre: the third straight daily increase in rates after oil state-owned oil companies ended an 82-day hiatus in rate revision. Petrol price in Delhi was hiked to Rs 73.00 per litre from Rs 72.46, while diesel rates were increased to Rs 71.17 a litre from Rs 70.59, according to a price notification of state oil marketing companies. Read more here

Life insurers note 25% drop in new business premiums in May due to Covid-19

For the second consecutive month in FY21, new business premium of life insurance companies have recorded negative growth due to the coronavirus outbreak. In May, new business premium of life insurers contracted 25.39 per cent to Rs 13,739 crore from Rs 18,414 crore in the same period a year ago. In the first two months of FY21, life insurers saw their new business premium fall almost 30 per cent to Rs 20,466.76 crore compared to Rs 28,395.90 crore in FY20. Read more here

Adani Green now India's largest renewable energy firm, aims 25 GW capacity

Adani Green Energy Ltd, the renewable energy company of the Adani Group announced it has received approval from the Central government to construct 2 gigawatt (GW) of solar cell and module manufacturing and 8 GW of solar power plant over the course of five years. The project was won by Adani Green in November last year when the Centre had awarded a tender for power-project linked solar manufacturing. Read more here

WhatsApp may have exposed users' phone numbers on Google search: Report

Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp may have exposed its users’ phone number on Google search owing to a vulnerability in its ‘click to share’ feature. The mobile numbers of users are available on Google search in plain text format, according to an independent cybersecurity researcher Athul Jayaram. Read more here


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