A man rides his motorbike past a parked bus of biotechnology company Bharat Biotech outside its office in Hyderabad (Reuters)
The app innovation challenge was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in partnership with the Atal Innovation Mission and government think-tank Niti Aayog. Photo: Bloomberg
The app innovation challenge was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in partnership with the Atal Innovation Mission and government think-tank Niti Aayog. Photo: Bloomberg

Modi announces app innovation challenge to promote Indian platforms

  • In Track 1 of the challenge, the government will identify the best Indian apps that citizens are using already and have the potential to scale and become world class apps
  • Track 2 will identify companies and entrepreneurs who can build apps for the country

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State IT employee unions in Karnataka and Chennai have alleged that Cognizant is executing mass layoffs.

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Police action will be taken against people found roaming outside unnecessarily, said BBMP commissioner Anil Kumar
Police action will be taken against people found roaming outside unnecessarily, said BBMP commissioner Anil Kumar

Covid-19: Complete lockdown in Bengaluru from 8 pm today to Monday 5 am

  • BBMP commissioner Anil Kumar said the instruction for lockdown in BBMP limits was issued by chief minister BS Yediyurappa, according to reports
  • Kumar mentioned that only sale of essential items will be allowed during the lockdown, including meat shops

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Kolkata airport operates about 60-65 daily flights currently, down from over 220 flights a day before the lockdown. (ANI)
Kolkata airport operates about 60-65 daily flights currently, down from over 220 flights a day before the lockdown. (ANI)

Covid-19: Kolkata bans flights from Delhi, Mumbai, 4 other cities

  • West Bengal govt in a letter asked the civil aviation ministry not to schedule flights to Kolkata and Bagdogra airports
  • The state has also decided to curtail movement of incoming trains, as per the letter

A near deserted Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) road during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus, in Chennai (PTI)
FILE PHOTO: File photo of the TikTok logo on a mobile phone screen in this picture taken February 21, 2019 (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: File photo of the TikTok logo on a mobile phone screen in this picture taken February 21, 2019 (REUTERS)

TikTok distances from China in response to India app ban

  • TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer said the Chinese government has never requested user data, nor would the company turn it over if asked
  • The letter was sent ahead of a likely meeting next week between the company and the government

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The Union Health Ministry has revised the dosage of remdesivir, being administered to hospitalized COVID-19 patients from the earlier six-days to five-day treatment course. (AFP)
The Union Health Ministry has revised the dosage of remdesivir, being administered to hospitalized COVID-19 patients from the earlier six-days to five-day treatment course. (AFP)

Coronavirus treatment: Health ministry revises remdesivir dosage for patients

In the latest protocol, the Ministry has described the use of investigational therapies - Remdesivir, Convalescent plasma, Tocilizumab, and Hydroxychloroquine on coronavirus patients

From animated stickers to dark mode for web and desktop version to improved video calls, there are a host of features to look out for (WhatsApp)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits soldiers receiving treatment after being injured in clashes with Chinese soldiers, at a military hospital in Leh, Ladakh  (AP)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits soldiers receiving treatment after being injured in clashes with Chinese soldiers, at a military hospital in Leh, Ladakh (AP)

Unfortunate to cast aspersions on how injured soldiers are treated: Defence Min

  • The defence ministry clarified that the said facility is 'part of the Crisis Expansion capacity of 100 beds and is very much part of the General Hospital complex'
  • The Armed Forces give the best possible treatment to their personnel, the ministry said in a statement

Mumbai: Health workers conduct door-to-door screening in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, during Unlock 2.0, at Evershine Nagar in Malad, Mumbai, Friday, July 3, 2020 (PTI)
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Last minute changes were made to the tax filing form and the notification of Income-tax (16th Amendment) Rules, 2020 was published on Saturday. (Mint)
Shankar Kurade, a resident of Pimpri-Chinchwad of Pune district, has got himself a mask made of gold worth  ₹2.89 lakh. (ANI)
Shankar Kurade, a resident of Pimpri-Chinchwad of Pune district, has got himself a mask made of gold worth 2.89 lakh. (ANI)

Pune man wears gold mask worth almost 3 lakh

  • Pune man Shankar Kurade loves wearing gold ornaments and his hands and neck are loaded with jewellery
  • This unique idea of gold mask struck him soon after he saw a man wearing a silver mask on social media

Passengers spotted recently at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport,  in Kolkata  (ANI)
Software developer and model Seema Hari says she wanted to become invisible as a child. Credit: Mario Browne
A file photo of Donald Trump Jr and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle. (AFP)
A file photo of Donald Trump Jr and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle. (AFP)

Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for Covid-19

  • Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News television personality is dating Donald Trump Jr
  • Guilfoyle, 51, was immediately isolated after discovering she had the virus in a routine test conducted on anyone expected to come in close contact with the president

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Workers sanitizing a hotel (ANI)
The developments come at a time when companies from all sectors across the country are slashing jobs due to a steep decline in business caused by the economic uncertainty that accompanied the lockdown. Mint
The developments come at a time when companies from all sectors across the country are slashing jobs due to a steep decline in business caused by the economic uncertainty that accompanied the lockdown. Mint

IT firms slashing jobs despite Centre, Karnataka govt advisory: Employee union

  • The Karnataka State IT/ITeS Employees Union, a registered body that represents over 1000 members from the sector, claimed that at least 3,500 jobs may have been cut in the small and medium companies.

The new measures, which will come into force from July 10, mean that people arriving from selected green or amber zone destinations will be able to enter England without needing to self-isolate. (Reuters)
The new measures, which will come into force from July 10, mean that people arriving from selected green or amber zone destinations will be able to enter England without needing to self-isolate. (Reuters)

UK opens quarantine-free travel to nearly 60 countries; India, US excluded

  • India and the US are among the countries excluded from the list of nearly 60 low-risk countries
  • Under COVID-19 lockdown related rules brought in last month, most travellers from any part of the world coming into the UK currently have to self-isolate for two weeks

Banks may ask you to submit copies of your ITR acknowledgment form to calculate TDS on cash withdrawals.
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Image for representation purposes only. (Photo: PTI)

China says G4 swine flu virus not new; does not infect humans easily

That study, by a team of Chinese scientists and published by the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), warned that a new swine flu virus, named G4, has become more infectious to humans and could become a potential 'pandemic virus'

State Bank of India or SBI is offering an interest rate of 6.75% for fixed deposits of 2-3 year term and 6.85% for 5-10 year period. Photo:  (iStock)
Coronavirus update: The Centre said that the recovery rate has further improved. (Bloomberg)
WHO reported on January 9 that Chinese authorities have determined that the outbreak is caused by a novel coronavirus. (REUTERS)
The Uber logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration. (REUTERS)
A worker prepares quarantine facilities near Delhi airport which is readied by DRDO under Ministry of Defence to meet the need of more beds amid increasing cases of COVID-19, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
A worker prepares quarantine facilities near Delhi airport which is readied by DRDO under Ministry of Defence to meet the need of more beds amid increasing cases of COVID-19, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

DRDO to name its Covid hospital wards after soldiers killed in Galwan clash

DRDO has decided to name different wards of new Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital in Delhi after the Indian Army troops who lost their lives in the Galwan valley clash last month

FILE PHOTO: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi gestures while speaking during an interview (REUTERS)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
The  ₹450-crore MOM mission aims at studying the Martian surface and mineral composition as well as scan its atmosphere for methane. (ANI)
The 450-crore MOM mission aims at studying the Martian surface and mineral composition as well as scan its atmosphere for methane. (ANI)

ISRO's MOM captures image of Phobos, the biggest moon of Mars

  • The image was taken on July 1 when MOM was about 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos
  • Phobos is largely believed to be made up of carbonaceous chondrites

Wirecard is also under scrutiny by authorities in jurisdictions including Singapore, Germany and the UK.  (Photo: Reuters)
Wirecard is also under scrutiny by authorities in jurisdictions including Singapore, Germany and the UK. (Photo: Reuters)

Wirecard’s ex-COO Marsalek’s India deals in focus

In one of the civil cases, the previous owners of Indian payments company Hermes I-Tickets Private Ltc., are suing former COO Jan Marsalek alongside Wirecard over allegations it made false claims about how much it paid to them at the time

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Silhouette of boys play cricket as the dark monsoon clouds hover the sky, at Juhu beach in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo)
The fresh funds are expected to be used to meet the company’s payment obligations. (Photo: Mint)
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FILE PHOTO: TikTok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken Nov. 27, 2019. (REUTERS)
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