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G20 targets raising $1.5 billion for global pandemic fund, says host Indonesia

Jun 27, 2022

Please try another search Economy 1 hour ago (Jun 19, 2022 08:50PM ET) © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Indonesia's Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin talks to a health official during a tuberculosis screening on the sidelines of the G20 "Health Working Group" event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Stanley Widianto By Stanley Widianto and Kate Lamb JAKARTA (Reuters) -The Group of 20 (G20) major economies aims to raise $1.5 billion this year for ...read more

COAI disappointed on captive network decision; seeks level playing field

Jun 27, 2022

Disappointed at the government's decision on captive private networks, industry body COAI has demanded a level-playing-field, arguing that solution providers should also pay license fee and GST at the rates applicable for telcos on the billed amount of revenue, and that such captive networks must remain "truly" private and isolated, and adhere to security norms. In a letter to the Telecom Department, COAI argued that since a decision to enable the captive networks through direct spectrum assign ...read more

Asia shares turn lower, no dodging recession risks

Jun 27, 2022

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People pass by an electronic screen showing Japan's Nikkei share price index inside a conference hall in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares were unable to sustain a rare rally on Monday as Wall Street futures shed early gains amid worries the U.S. Federal Reserve would this week underline its commitment to fighting inflation with whatever rate hikes were needed. The euro also softened slightly after French P ...read more

Crypto exchange BitOasis cuts jobs amid market turmoil

Jun 27, 2022

BitOasis, a Middle East-focused cryptocurrency exchange based in the United Arab Emirates, said on Sunday it laid off nine of its staff, the latest company in the sector to cut jobs in the face of a downturn and market turmoil. The cryptocurrency market has been rocked by extreme volatility with crypto lender Celsius Network freezing withdrawals early last week as investors dumped risky assets on fears about aggressive Federal Reserve rate hikes to cool red hot inflation. On Tuesday, cryptocur ...read more

If you don't like 'Agnipath' scheme, don't opt for armed forces, says Gen VK Singh

Jun 27, 2022

 Amid violence over the 'Agnipath' scheme, Union minister and former Army chief General V K Singh (retd) on Sunday slammed the protesters saying if they don't like the new policy for recruitment into the armed forces they shouldn't opt for it. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event in Maharashtra's Nagpur city, Singh said the Indian Army doesn't conscript soldiers and that aspirants can join of their own volition. "Joining the Army is voluntary and not a compulsion. If any aspirant ...read more

Parades, street festivals and speeches mark Juneteenth across U.S

Jun 27, 2022

Please try another search World 30 minutes ago (Jun 20, 2022 01:47AM ET) 2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Vehicles pass during the Juneteenth parade in Galveston, Texas, U.S., June 18, 2022. REUTERS/Evan Garcia 2/2 By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) -With street parties, the trumpets and drums of marching bands, speeches and a few political rallies, people across the United States marked Juneteenth this weekend, a jubilee commemorating the end of the ...read more

'Skills gained by Agniveers make them eminently employable’: Anand Mahindra 

Jun 27, 2022

Mahindra Group chairperson and Padma awardee Anand Mahindra has said that he is deeply “saddened” by the violence around the Agnipath scheme for armed forces. He added that he believes the discipline and skills gained by Agniveers will make these youngsters “eminently employable” and that the Mahindra Group will recruit these young people.   He wrote, “Saddened by the violence around the Agneepath program. When the scheme was mooted last year I stated-and I repeat- the disciple and s ...read more

Jupiter no more: Macron learns the art of compromising the hard way

Jun 27, 2022

2/2 © Reuters. French President Emmanuel Macron cheers supporters before voting during the final round of the country's parliamentary elections, in Le Touquet, France June 19, 2022 Michel Spingler/Pool via REUTERS 2/2 By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) -Jupiter has lost his thunder. Emmanuel Macron, whose first presidential mandate was marked by a top-down government style he compared to that of the almighty Roman god, will have to learn the art of consensus-building in the second. ...read more

Sequoia Capital urges court to dismiss defamation lawsuit filed by one of its former counsel

Jun 27, 2022

Sequoia Capital India has asked a local court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by one of its former general counsels, saying it was an attempt to curb its free speech rights and harm its interests, the venture capital firm's court filing shows. Sequoia has been locked in a legal battle with Sandeep Kapoor, after he included the company in a defamation lawsuit against media companies that reported on a leaked Sequoia email of June 2. Kapoor was Sequoia's in-house general counsel for nearly ...read more

Euro rises despite French election as dollar retreats

Jun 27, 2022

Please try another search Economy 10 minutes ago (Jun 20, 2022 04:52AM ET) 2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A banknote of Japanese yen is seen in this illustration picture taken June 15, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration 2/2 By Samuel Indyk LONDON (Reuters) - The euro rose on Monday despite French President Emmanuel Macron losing an absolute majority in the country's parliamentary election, as the dollar retreated against its major peers after ...read more

Head of airlines group IATA confident industry will return to profitability in 2023

Jun 27, 2022

© Reuters. Global airline industry body International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General Willie Walsh attends an interview with Reuters in Doha, Qatar, June 19, 2022. Picture taken June 19, 2022. REUTERS/Imad Creidi DOHA (Reuters) - The head of the world's biggest airline trade body said on Monday that he remains confident that the industry will return to profitability in 2023, even though there may still be a disconnect between capacity and demand until the first quarter. ...read more

Crude oil prices rise to Rs 8,467 per barrel

Jun 27, 2022

Crude oil prices rise to Rs 8,467 per barrel Analysts said the raising of bets by participants kept crude oil prices higher in futures trade. Analysts said the raising of bets by participants kept crude oil prices higher in futures trade. Representative image: PTI Crude oil prices on Monday rose by Rs 94 to Rs 8,467 per barrel as participants widened positions on a firm spot demand. On the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude oil for July delivery traded higher by Rs 94 or 1.12 ...read more

A Somali boy's mission to find food as climate change takes its toll

Jun 27, 2022

Please try another search World 11 minutes ago (Jun 20, 2022 07:32AM ET) 7/7 © Reuters. Bashir Nur Salat poses for a photograph with his classmates at the Kabasa Primary School in Dollow, Gedo Region, Somalia May 25, 2022. Picture taken May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Feisal Omar 2/7 By Katharine Houreld DOLLOW, Somalia (Reuters) -Each morning in this Somali b order town, 11-year-old Bashir Nur Salat plots his day's mission behind a crooked wire fence. ...read more

CBI nabs some persons in connection with Rs 3 lakh bribery case in DCGI office

Jun 27, 2022

CBI nabs some persons in connection with Rs 3 lakh bribery case in DCGI office The CBI team, after getting inputs about exchange of bribery, allegedly carried out trap operation in which some persons were apprehended, officials said. The searches were conducted as part of this operation, officials said. The CBI on Monday apprehended some persons at the office of the Drugs Controller General of India in connection with a Rs three lakh alleged bribery case in which the rol ...read more