No middlemen or commission, it went straight to farmers: PM Modi
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. (ANI)
People wearing face masks walk in front of a bank (AP)
People wearing face masks walk in front of a bank (AP)

'Bull everything' rally leaves investors wondering what to own

  • Meanwhile, a 9% decline in the Dollar Index from its high this year has given another tailwind to gold while the S&P 500 is up 50% from its late March lows
  • Plenty of investors believe the rallies are likely to continue as long as interest rates remain low

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The hotel was being used as a COVID-19 facility by a hospital
The hotel was being used as a COVID-19 facility by a hospital

Vijaywada hotel fire updates: 10 die at covid facility

  • As per the preliminary report, the reason of fire appears to be a short circuit said Krishna District Collector
  • The hotel was taken on lease and run by Ramesh Hospitals, a pvt hospital where covid-19 patients were being treated

Defence minister Rajnath SIngh during his visit to Ladakh.
National Pension System (NPS), a government-sponsored pension scheme, was launched in January 2004 for government employees. (Photo: iStock)
National Pension System (NPS), a government-sponsored pension scheme, was launched in January 2004 for government employees. (Photo: iStock)

Best performing NPS Schemes for central, state government employees

  • Here are the best performing pension fund managers under the Central Government Plan, State Government Plan, Tier I Equity Plan and Tier II Equity Plan
  • NPS allows subscribers to change the pension fund manager

Under the infrastructure scheme, banks and financial institutions will provide  ₹1 trillion in loans to cooperative societies, farmer producer companies, self help groups, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and infrastructure providers.
Under the infrastructure scheme, banks and financial institutions will provide 1 trillion in loans to cooperative societies, farmer producer companies, self help groups, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and infrastructure providers.

PM Modi launches 1 trillion agri infrastructure fund

  • The fund was launched with 1,128 crore of new loans disbursed to over 2,200 cooperative societies. The prime minister also transferred 17,100 crore to farmers under the PM-Kisan direct income assistance scheme

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The World Health Organization said all vaccine candidates should go through full stages of testing before being rolled out.
ICICI Bank latest FD interest rates. (Bloomberg)
A health worker wearing PPE kit plays with a newborn kid inside a COVID care centre at CWG village in New Delhi on Saturday.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inspects the crash site of an Air India Express flight (PTI)
The study has highlighted that as the pandemic progressed, a continued paucity of evidence on routes of SARS-CoV-2 transmission has resulted in shifting infection prevention and control guidelines between classically-defined airborne and droplet precautions (PTI)
The study has highlighted that as the pandemic progressed, a continued paucity of evidence on routes of SARS-CoV-2 transmission has resulted in shifting infection prevention and control guidelines between classically-defined airborne and droplet precautions (PTI)

Study finds high virus contamination of surfaces, air around covid patients

  • The study published in nature supports the use of airborne isolation precautions while caring for covid-19 patients
  • The study suggests that patients with higher acuity of illness or levels of care may be associated with increased levels of environmental contamination

Thane: Customers interact with a salesperson at a jewellery store, as gold prices continue to surge during the lockdown, in Thane district, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI08-08-2020_000158B) (PTI)
Thane: Customers interact with a salesperson at a jewellery store, as gold prices continue to surge during the lockdown, in Thane district, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI08-08-2020_000158B) (PTI)

Gold prices crash 1,000 per 10 gram in a day

  • Despite the one-day slump, gold prices in India are up over 40% this year
  • Silver also saw a big drop in prices

Mukesh Ambani (Photo: Mint)
Aishwarya Sheoran.
Gold prices in India were at  ₹54,876 per 10 gram
There are enough proven funds in the space, so you don’t need to take on more risk by adding unproven funds to your portfolio.  (Photo: iStock)
There are enough proven funds in the space, so you don’t need to take on more risk by adding unproven funds to your portfolio. (Photo: iStock)

Parag Parikh Long Term Equity Fund adds Indian Energy Exchange to portfolio

  • As on July 31, Parag Parikh Long Term Equity Fund has 27.19% of its portfolio in overseas stocks.
  • Top five holdings of the scheme are- Amazon (8.71%), Alphabet (7.52%), Persistent Systems (6.77%), ITC (6.03%) and HDFC Bank (5.88%).

A man travels in a local train, after services resumed for people in essential services, amid the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown. (PTI)
A man travels in a local train, after services resumed for people in essential services, amid the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown. (PTI)

Mumbai local train update: Maintenance mega block on Central Railway lines today

  • Indian Railways'Central Railway zone would operate mega block on suburban rail network today on account of maintenance work
  • According to Indian Railways maintenance mega blocks are essential for infrastructure upkeep and safety

Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in India since March 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
FILE PHOTO: A Barclays sign outside one of the bank's branches in London, Britain. (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A Barclays sign outside one of the bank's branches in London, Britain. (REUTERS)

Barclays being probed by UK privacy watchdog on accusations of spying on staff

  • The ICO said on Sunday a formal probe was ongoing but it could not say when the investigation would conclude
  • In 2017, Barclays faced widespread criticism when it rolled out a system known as OccupEye, which tracked how long people spent at their desks

People wear protective masks as they walk in a shopping street following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) in a historic part of Beijing, China. (REUTERS)
People wear protective masks as they walk in a shopping street following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) in a historic part of Beijing, China. (REUTERS)

China uses tech as tool of repression to monitor citizens: US commission

  • The Chinese government monitored every corner of Beijing by state-of-the-art surveillance cameras
  • Beijing uses a system called the Integrated Joint Operations Platform (IJOP), which has the ability to audit entire populations

The airlines should apply for a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the state government. (Mint)
The airlines should apply for a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the state government. (Mint)

West Bengal allows international charter flights to land in Kolkata

  • The restrictions on Vande Bharat Mission flights will, however, continue
  • A clearance from the Indian missions in the originating countries or the Ministry of External Affairs will be required, Bengal said

A file photo of Anthony Fauci. (REUTERS)
A file photo of Anthony Fauci. (REUTERS)

Covid-19 vaccine may be only partially effective, warns Fauci

  • Public health measures will still be needed to keep coronavirus pandemic under control, Dr. Anthony Fauci said
  • The novel coronavirus has infected nearly 5 million people in the United States and killed more than 160,000

File photo: Parliamentary Affairs Ministers Pralhad Joshi and Arjun Ram Meghwal.  (PTI)
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. (Hindustan Times)
Arvind Panagariya. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Officials inspect the site where a passenger plane crashed (REUTERS)
Officials inspect the site where a passenger plane crashed (REUTERS)

'Plane shook violently, it all went dark', recall survivors of Kozhikode crash

  • Passengers of that ill-fated Air India Express flight expressed their horrific ordeal of the crash as the plane broke into two pieces and fell off
  • Low visibility, wet runway, low cloud base, all leading to very poor braking action is what looks like led to crash

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (ANI Photo)
Here is a do it yourself exercise to compute and decide which income tax regime lets you pay lower taxes on your income. (Photo: iStock)
The Air India Express plane coming from Dubai skidded off the tabletop runway at the Karipur airport, said NDRF chief (AP Photo/Shijith Sreedhar)
The Air India Express plane coming from Dubai skidded off the tabletop runway at the Karipur airport, said NDRF chief (AP Photo/Shijith Sreedhar)

Air India plane tragedy: How did flight crash while landing on table-top runway

  • The Air India flight veered off the runway and plunged into a valley while landing in heavy rains, the official said
  • At least 18 people died and many were severely injured in Kerala on Friday after Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight overshot the runway

So far, 18 people have been confirmed dead in the crash that happened at Calicut International Airport, in Malappuram district, Kerala, on Friday night.
So far, 18 people have been confirmed dead in the crash that happened at Calicut International Airport, in Malappuram district, Kerala, on Friday night.

Kerala fears another covid-19 cluster forming around Air India crash and rescue

  • A passenger killed in the crash tested positive for covid-19 raising fears of transmission
  • Kerala health minister KK Shailaja has asked those who helped in rescue operations to go into voluntary isolation before they are tested

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (ANI)
Army personnel stand guard at the site of the wreckage of Air India Express flight at Kozhikode International Airport in Karipur on Saturday (ANI)
Army personnel stand guard at the site of the wreckage of Air India Express flight at Kozhikode International Airport in Karipur on Saturday (ANI)

AIE flight crash: Two warnings on table top runway in past decade went unheeded

  • The runway at Kozhikode, where the latest crash took place, doesn’t have an adequate safety mechanism, especially in wet conditions with a tailwind, a DGCA member told top bureaucrats in 2011
  • A ground arrestor system should be installed at table top airports to bring any skidding aircraft to a halt

Vijay Chowk during heavy rains (PTI)
We have the ability to turn the worst of times into the best of times, said Anand Mahindra (Photo: Bloomberg)
Rhea Chakraborty (ANI)
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