One big puzzle piece has been the source of the infection. Somebody brought the virus to the conference. Who?
One big puzzle piece has been the source of the infection. Somebody brought the virus to the conference. Who?
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How one Singapore sales conference spread coronavirus around the world

One meeting, attended by 109 people, sent virus hunters scurrying to a French Alpine ski town, a British pub and locations in Malaysia and South Korea

Donald Trump is scheduled to visit India on February 24 and 25.  (AP)
Pro-crony policies on the other hand just help incumbents, said CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian
Pro-crony policies on the other hand just help incumbents, said CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian

India needs pro-business, not pro-crony policies, says CEA Krishnamurthy

  • Pro-business policies are those that enable fair competition in the country, said CEA Krishnamurthy
  • Subramanian said we need to make a distinction between duties that are imposed on finished products against those on raw materials or intermediate goods which hurt exports

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Chief Executive Officer of OnePlus Pete Lau during the launch of 'OnePlus 7T' smartphone at an event in New Delhi (PTI)
Chief Executive Officer of OnePlus Pete Lau during the launch of 'OnePlus 7T' smartphone at an event in New Delhi (PTI)

OnePlus 8 launch event may be online-only amid coronavirus concerns

  • The lineup is expected to include OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro as well as OnePlus 8 Lite smartphones
  • A OnePlus 8 Pro prototype has been spotted in the wild hinting at dual punch-hole display and a curved display like the OnePlus 7 Pro

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Air India special flight carrying the first batch of Indian passengers from Wuhan (China), the site of the outbreak of Coronavirus, reached New Delhi airport. (ANI)

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, (Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, (Reuters)

Trump may nudge India, Pakistan for successful bilateral dialogue

  • Pakistan must crack down on terrorists for successful dialogue with India, the US official said
  • Trump arrives in Ahmedabad on Monday and will be speaking at the “Namaste Trump” event

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According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India is set to become the third largest aviation market by 2025, after the US and China. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India is set to become the third largest aviation market by 2025, after the US and China. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Indian airports now turn hot destinations for foreign investors

  • ADP’s acquisition of a GMR stake makes it the second global airport operator to enter India in last three months
  • Groupe ADP will buy 24.99% of GMR in the coming days, and will acquire an additional 24.01% stake later

The IPO, the first of 2020, will remain open for four days in anticipation of higher investor appetite. Mint
Pharmaceutical companies have had many disputes with the Income Tax department in the past. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Gold rates today: On MCX, gold hit a new high of  ₹42,509 per 10 gram
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The petition is expected to be heard shortly.. Photo: Mint
The petition is expected to be heard shortly.. Photo: Mint

Flipkart files separate plea challenging CCI probe, jurisdiction

  • Flipkart’s petition, reviewed by Mint, comes just two weeks after Amazon's petition against a January order by the Competition Commission of India
  • Flipkart, which has been a respondent in the Amazon-CCI case, has now filed a petition in Karnataka high court questioning CCI's investigation probe

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Netflix's latest originals include What the Love, Jamtara- Sabka Number Aayega among others. Photo: Bloomberg
Netflix's latest originals include What the Love, Jamtara- Sabka Number Aayega among others. Photo: Bloomberg

Netflix scraps first month free trial for India

  • The company is not looking at this as a new price plan but a marketing initiative
  • Netflix’s existing plans remain the same- Mobile, Basic, Standard and Premium

A few new other elements added in these notes are numerals in devnagari and the logo of Swachh Bharat. (Mint)
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The value of this amount of gold could be around  ₹12 lakh crore
CCI may also see changes in its structure to ensure fair scrutiny of business processes. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint )
CCI may also see changes in its structure to ensure fair scrutiny of business processes. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint )

Competition Commission of India to get more teeth to regulate tech M&As

  • The Competition Amendment Bill, 2020, aims to give faster clearance to M&As and fill certain gaps in the statute
  • The regulator may also see changes in its structure and functioning to ensure fair practices when it comes to scrutinising business processes

The multi-specialty hospital is under construction at Raj Nagar Extension in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
The multi-specialty hospital is under construction at Raj Nagar Extension in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

Migsun to invest 55 crore to build hospital in Ghaziabad

  • The multi-specialty hospital is under construction at Raj Nagar Extension in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Ghaziabad has a dearth of quality hospitals that offer quality treatment at a reasonable cost, said Migsun Group MD Yash Miglani

The outdoor campaign features brand mascot Amul girl dressed in a traditional attire along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is shown offering a buttered toast to the US president Donald Trump.
Trump, accompanied by First Lady Melania, is due to land in India on Monday (AP)
EPFO pensioners can get a digital life certificate easily online. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Trai's suggestions range from marketshare math to approval timelines, and other terms.. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Trai's suggestions range from marketshare math to approval timelines, and other terms.. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Trai moots reforms in merger norms for telecom licences

  • Trai recommended that the guidelines on transfer/merger of licences should not 'hard-code' (that is, explicitly specify) the spectrum caps
  • Trai's suggestions range from marketshare math to approval timelines, and other terms

The WhatsApp trick is simple and carries some specific ways of sending a message (Bloomberg)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, (Photo:Reuters) (REUTERS)
Being received by the Chögyal of Sikkim while the Panchen Lama, seen here to the left of the Dalai Lama, looks on. Gangtok, 1956. Photo courtesy: Office of his holiness The Dalai Lama
Being received by the Chögyal of Sikkim while the Panchen Lama, seen here to the left of the Dalai Lama, looks on. Gangtok, 1956. Photo courtesy: Office of his holiness The Dalai Lama

Untold stories from the Dalai Lama’s first India visit

This excerpt from the new authoritative biography of the Tibetan leader reveals little-known facets of his life—including a vivid account of his first visit to India on Jawaharlal Nehru’s invitation

Suryoday Small Finance Bank FD rate ranges from 4% to 9% for general customers. Photo: Mint
Xi complimented the foundation’s early efforts in the global cause of fighting against the virus. File Photo: Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times
Xi complimented the foundation’s early efforts in the global cause of fighting against the virus. File Photo: Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times

Xi Jinping thanks Bill Gates for 'generous support' during coronavirus outbreak

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping thanked Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its 'generous support' provided at a critical juncture
  • The foundation earlier this month raised its commitment to provide up to $100 million for the global response to the outbreak

As the term suggests, the Android 11 developer preview generally means a sample for developers to test (Google)
As the term suggests, the Android 11 developer preview generally means a sample for developers to test (Google)

Android 11 is here: Top new features to look out for

  • In this developer preview, Google has announced a lot of exciting features before its official event
  • With the release of the preview, Google is laying the ground for better features ahead

PUBG Update 6.2 is available on the Public Test Server
Indian Air Force's largest plane C-17 Globemaster was sent to evacuate remaining Indians from Wuhan
Applications received under the green channel are deemed approved. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint )
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An artists paints a portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump on a wall in Agra, India. (AP)
An artists paints a portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump on a wall in Agra, India. (AP)

Three-tier security in place at hotel for Donald Trump's visit

  • Donald Trump will stay at the 'Chanakya' suite of the ITC Maurya hotel, which has hosted the likes of former US presidents George Bush and Barack Obama
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host a lunch for Trump, while President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in honour of the visiting dignitary

The central issue of this romcom is not homosexuality, but homophobia.
Two people evacuated to Australia from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus (Reuters)
The anti-drone system will work along with the local police, teams of the Rapid Action Force, the State Reserve Police Force, Chetak Commando and the Anti-Terrorist Squad.. Photo: ANI
The anti-drone system will work along with the local police, teams of the Rapid Action Force, the State Reserve Police Force, Chetak Commando and the Anti-Terrorist Squad.. Photo: ANI

How this DRDO-made weapon will safeguard skies during Trump-Modi's roadshow

  • To keep an eye on the skies, a domestically manufactured anti-drone system has deployed in Ahmedabad
  • The DRDO system can detect and identify drone threats at a moment’s instance and terminate them

The combined offerings from Wipro Digital and Rational Interaction are expected to help in driving long-term revenue growth
The combined offerings from Wipro Digital and Rational Interaction are expected to help in driving long-term revenue growth

Wipro Digital acquires customer experience firm Rational Interaction

  • The combined offerings from Wipro Digital and Rational Interaction are expected to help in driving long-term revenue growth and help CMOs scale for the future
  • As it integrates with Wipro Digital, Rational Interaction will continue to grow and service its clients, with no plans to reduce its current staff

The cost of the project will be in excess of  ₹700 crore, a senior official said
The cost of the project will be in excess of 700 crore, a senior official said

Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone for Thal Sena Bhavan

  • The Army headquarters is currently housed in the iconic South Block at Raisina Hill in Lutyens' Delhi
  • Christened 'Thal Sena Bhawan', the multi-storeyed complex is designed 'like a rising sun' and it will be spread over nearly 39 acres

The presidential limousine known as 'The Beast,' with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump aboard. (AP)
The presidential limousine known as 'The Beast,' with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump aboard. (AP)

Donald Trump's '2018 Beast' to be on Delhi roads

  • Motorcades escorting the US presidential state car constitute around 50 vehicles maintained by White House Military Office and helicopters of Marine One
  • The Presidential Cadillac is actually a giant Chevrolet SUV platform underneath a body designed to look like a cadillac

A man wearing a mask is seen on a street in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (REUTERS)
A man wearing a mask is seen on a street in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (REUTERS)

India's IT industry braces for coronavirus impact

  • India's top IT firms have a large presence in China, the epicenter of the epidemic
  • China has placed stringent curbs on travel and movement, disrupting global supply chains

Security personnel with his snipper dog during the inaugural run of Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express. (ANI )
Security personnel with his snipper dog during the inaugural run of Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express. (ANI )

Indian Railways to launch Delhi-Dehradun Tejas Express via Haridwar

  • Piyush Goyal said work on the project will begin as soon as a pathway is available
  • An agreement in principle to start a Tejas Express train between Delhi-Haridwar-Dehradun has been given on a request by the Uttarakhand chief minister

(top) Zeenat Aman in ’Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba’ with Arif Zakaria; and in ‘Haré Rama Haré Krishna’.
(top) Zeenat Aman in ’Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba’ with Arif Zakaria; and in ‘Haré Rama Haré Krishna’.

The return of Zeenat Aman

  • The actor is headlining her first stage production in 16 years.
  • Zeenat Aman plays Kasturba Gandhi in ‘Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba’

The Kashi-Mahakal Express was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.
The Kashi-Mahakal Express was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

Kashi Mahakal Express begins commercial run from Indore

  • The Kashi-Mahakal Express was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi
  • The train connects the three Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva - Omkareshwar (located near Indore), Mahakaleshwar (Ujjain) and Kashi Vishwanath (Varanasi) in the country

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