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COVID-19: Zero positive cases recorded in NBA before restart


New York: Of the 342 players tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus since test results were last announced on August 5, zero have returned confirmed positive tests. The 2020 NBA Playoffs are slated to begin on August 17. In the event that a player on the NBA campus returns a confirmed positive test in...

Virgin to restart flights to India from September

Post Date: August 13, 2020

New Delhi: UK-based Virgin Atlantic plans to recommence flight services to India from September under the 'Air Bubble' scheme, the airline said on Thursday. The scheme is essentially a bilateral air travel arrangement agreed between the UK and India. Accordingly, the airline plans to recommence services between Delhi to London-Heathrow from September 2 and Mumbai...

FCC head Ajit Pai welcomes move to boost 5G adoption in US


Washington: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has applauded plans to auction off 100 megahertz (MHz) of mid-band spectrum in the country that will boost the 5G adoption in the US which is lagging behind China and South Korea. The White House and Department of Defense said that the 3.45-3.55 GHz band (which...

Reliance at record high of 96 in Fortune Global 500

Post Date: August 13, 2020

New Delhi: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) jumped 10 places to rank 96th in the Fortune Global 500 list. Its highest ranking so far was at 99 in 2012. In 2019, Reliance became India's top name in the Fortune Global 500 listing, drawn up on the basis of revenues. This year, too, Reliance maintained its pole...

NBA community not sad losing Trump as viewer: LeBron James


Los Angeles: Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James feels the NBA community is not at all sad with respect to losing US President Donald Trump as a viewer. Trump had earlier stated that watching basketball players take a knee during the national anthem in the NBA forces him to turn off the game. "I really don't...

US should get large share of TikTok sale proceeds: Trump


New York: US President Donald Trump has said that the country should get a large percentage of the proceeds if part of the short video-sharing platform TikTok's business is bought by an American firm. Trump said that he made the demand that a "substantial portion" of that price should come into the US Treasury during...

Headline inflation to remain at elevated level in Q2: RBI


Mumbai: Headline inflation is expected to remain at elevated level in Q2FY21, but is likely to ease during the second half of the current fiscal aided by a favorable base effect, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday. The Governor said the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was of the view that supply chain disruptions on...

IPL 13: Virtual gaming set to rule roost


New Delhi: With the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) set to be played in the UAE, the franchises are working overtime when it comes to planning for non-match days. The sole reason is that unlike other seasons, players cannot go out of the hotel when they are not playing due to...

‘Priyanka to shift to Lucknow after Covid 19 subsides’


New Delhi: After the government sent Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi a notice to vacate her 35 Lodi Estate official bungalow within a month, party sources said that being in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh she is likely to shift to Lucknow. Sources close to Priyanka Gandhi said she will shift after the Covid-19 pandemic subsides. But...