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    McDonald’s to bring back some menu items cut during the pandemic

    Customers use the digital screen to place an order at a McDonald’s restaurant. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has led McDonald’s to scale back its menu and shelve any menu additions. Now, as the fast-food chain slowly reopens U.S. dining rooms, it’s looking to bring back some menu items, according to CEO Chris Kempczinski. “We […] More

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    AAP’s Atishi Positive For Coronavirus, Third Delhi MLA To Get COVID-19

    AAP MLA Atishi was working with Delhi Health Department to fight the COVID-19 outbreak (File) New Delhi: AAP MLA Atishi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 39-year-old, who represents the Kalkaji constituency in south Delhi, had complained a mild fever and cough on Tuesday, after which she was screened for the COVID-19 virus. […] More

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    HPCL to invest ₹12000 crore in capital expansion this fiscal

    MUMBAI : State-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) will invest ₹12000 crore in capital expansion during the current fiscal. The refiner said it has not revised its capex downward despite the covid-19 impact on the company. “We are would be spending ₹12000 crore towards capital expenditure. For new projects, we will be prioritizing or phasing […] More

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    Russia accuses leading Arctic researcher of spying for China

    Investigators allege that Valery Mitko, President of Arctic Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, gave a document containing state secrets to Chinese intelligence in early 2018 at China’s Dalian Maritime University, where he was a visiting professor, his lawyer Ivan Pavlov told CNN. According to Pavlov, the document in question dealt with hydroacoustics,the study of […] More

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    How it has impacted India’s insurance industry

    A report by professional services firm PwC, titled Covid-19: Impact on the Indian Insurance Industry, says that the two productive months for the insurance industry—March for life insurance and April for non-life corporate renewals—have been hit by around 30% and 15%, respectively. It further emphasizes the changes insurers will have to bring about in terms […] More

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    PM Calls All-Party Meet On Friday To Discuss Ladakh

    India-China updates: China is reportedly upset with India’s construction of roads, air strips. New Delhi: The sacrifices of Indian soldiers killed in a clash with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Ladakh will not go in waste, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, as he chaired a scheduled meeting with state chief ministers on the […] More

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    Vladimir Putin’s home has a walk-through disinfectant tunnel to guard against coronavirus

    The walk-through facility has been built into Putin’s Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. The Russian leader has largely been working from the house via videoconference during the Covid-19 pandemic, with only a few in-person meetings. The tunnel is designed to disinfect everyone passing through it with a “fine water mist,” the RIA report said. The agency […] More

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    Supreme Court Says Centre Should Direct States To Pay Salaries To Doctors

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the centre to issue directions to states by tomorrow for payment of salaries and providing necessary quarantine facilities to doctors and healthcare workers engaged in treating COVID-19 patients. The Supreme Court bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah also asked the centre to […] More

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