All existing employees of Air Deccan (permanent, temporary and contractual) are being put on sabbatical without pay with immediate effect.
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The PPF scheme has a maturity of 15 years.
The PPF scheme has a maturity of 15 years.

PPF account: 5 recent rule changes you should know

  • The government has relaxed a few rules on PPF and other small savings schemes due to the lockdown
  • Non-deposit of mandated minimum deposit in PPF account for the year 2019-20 will not attract any penalty if payment is made till June 30

US President Donald Trump said America was entering 'a time that's going to be very horrendous' (Reuters)
US President Donald Trump said America was entering 'a time that's going to be very horrendous' (Reuters)

‘There will be a lot of death’: Donald Trump warns Americans

  • New York state, the US epicenter, saw a record 630 deaths in a single day
  • Trump said he has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expedite shipments of hydroxychloroquine

Medics conduct final sampling of evacuees from Rome (Italy) after 14 days of quarantine at the ITBP facility at Chhawla in New Delhi. (PTI)
Medics conduct final sampling of evacuees from Rome (Italy) after 14 days of quarantine at the ITBP facility at Chhawla in New Delhi. (PTI)

Coronavirus update: India reports 472 new Covid-19 cases in one day

  • The number of cases in the country witnessed a surge in the last week as hundreds tested positive after attending a religious gathering held by the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi's Nizamuddin last month
  • In the last 12 hours, the country witnessed a spike of 302 coronavirus cases

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They said several such links have been traced and disabled (Reuters)
They said several such links have been traced and disabled (Reuters)

Cyber frauds trying to trick people with fake 'PM Cares' links

  • Several fake links have been traced and disabled. Officials have asked people to use the authentic link
  • Officials said Maharashtra Cyber has registered 78 cases during the lockdown for online misinformation

The sell-off in March is mostly driven by quant funds, hedge funds, and risk parity funds.
The sell-off in March is mostly driven by quant funds, hedge funds, and risk parity funds.

FPIs pull out record 1.1 lakh crore in March amidst Covid-19 mayhem

  • The outflow of funds in March comes after six consecutive months of investment by FPIs since September 2019
  • This is also the highest withdrawal ever since the FPI data has been made available by the National Securities Depository Ltd

While the gas price is way below the cost of production, high tax incidence is resulting in cash losses even on crude oil output. (Reuters)
While the gas price is way below the cost of production, high tax incidence is resulting in cash losses even on crude oil output. (Reuters)

ONGC's SOS to govt: Cut cess, royalty, free gas price to help company survive

  • ONGC has communicated to the government that the current rate of taxes is threatening to push the firm into cash losses and will impact its planned capex
  • ONGC wants the formula of pricing domestically produced natural gas at rates prevalent in gas-surplus nations such as US and Russia

Hyderabad: Migrants workers wait in a queue for their turn to receive 12-kg rice or wheat flour and  ₹500 cash per person at a Telangana government relief center, (PTI)
US Microsoft founder, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates
US Microsoft founder, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates

Bill Gates to spend billions to produce 7 potential coronavirus vaccines

  • Gates last month stepped down from Microsoft's board of directors to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities
  • In an interview with host Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, he said the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is moving forward with building manufacturing capacity

Business leaders live by the calendar, attaching forecasts, projects and goals to a specific date or period of time Photo: iStockphoto
Business leaders live by the calendar, attaching forecasts, projects and goals to a specific date or period of time Photo: iStockphoto
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CEOs grapple with the toughest calls of their careers

The global coronavirus pandemic is forcing corporate bosses to make critical decisions about their workers without knowing what might happen next

The China-originated bug, which crossed continents to make Italy its epicentre in Europe, wreaked havoc on its people (Reuters)
The China-originated bug, which crossed continents to make Italy its epicentre in Europe, wreaked havoc on its people (Reuters)

Italy donated equipment to China; now China wants Italy to buy it back

  • In an attempt to restore its humanitarian image following the crisis, China projected to the world that it would donate PPE to Italy
  • Later it was revealed, it was not a humanitarian gesture but a business- Beijing had actually sold, not donated, the PPE to Italy

Founder Radhakishan Damani holds 53.56% stake in D-Mart parent Avenue Supermarts.
Founder Radhakishan Damani holds 53.56% stake in D-Mart parent Avenue Supermarts.

Radhakishan Damani donates 100 crore to PM CARES Fund

  • Radhakishan Damani has made the contribution through his group company Bright Star Investments
  • Damani has also contributed 55 crore to various state relief funds

The retail giant has been working on a game called Crucible ever since 2014 (Bloomberg)
The retail giant has been working on a game called Crucible ever since 2014 (Bloomberg)

Amazon working on a new game streaming platform: Report

  • When it comes to cloud-based gaming, Amazon will have to compete with Microsoft and Google
  • Amazon may launch an early version of its cloud gaming platform sometime this year

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India has just 178 laboratories that have been approved by ICMR for covid-19 testing.ht (MINT_PRINT)
Noida: Workers spray disinfectants near a statue of Buddha during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. (PTI)
Noida: Workers spray disinfectants near a statue of Buddha during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. (PTI)

Corona in Noida: 8 new Covid-19 cases found, district count up to 58

  • The source of the coronavirus infection for at least four patients was traced back to private firm Cease Fire
  • Gautam Buddh Nagar has emerged as a coronavirus hotspot in the country and in Uttar Pradesh

Representative image. A CRPF jawan stands guard in Srinagar.  (Photo: PTI)
Representative image. A CRPF jawan stands guard in Srinagar. (Photo: PTI)

CRPF officer tests positive for COVID-19 in Delhi, 3 IAF personnel quarantined

  • All personnel in contact with the officer have been quarantined. The Director-General of CRPF had indirect contact with the officer
  • In another case, an Indian Air Force personnel who was in Nizamuddin area during the Tablighi Markaz congregation has been put under precautionary quarantine

A chicken crosses a road during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Chennai (PTI)
In this picture taken on April 4, 2020, a man wearing a face mask, amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus, walks through the arrivals hall at Hong Kong International Airport (AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to US President Donald Trump during a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi (Photo: Reuters)
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In Dubai, mobility will be restricted and legal action taken against violators (REUTERS)
In Dubai, mobility will be restricted and legal action taken against violators (REUTERS)

Dubai imposes 2-week lockdown, to suspend metro and tram service

  • People can only leave their homes for essential purposes and just one family member is permitted to go out at any one time
  • Free bus transportation and a 50% discount on taxi rides will be offered during the lockdown

An isolation ward for coronavirus inflected patients being prepared in the parking area of a hospital in Surat (PTI)
A student takes online classes at home, with his companions, using the Zoom APP during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak (Reuters)
SBI Doorstep banking service is available to only fully KYC-compliant customers. (Mint)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Apple fixed three of the security flaws the ones that allowed for camera hijacking (Reuters)
Apple fixed three of the security flaws the ones that allowed for camera hijacking (Reuters)

Apple pays hacker $75,000 for uncovering camera exploits in Safari

  • Former Amazon Web Services engineer Ryan Pickren discovered 7 zero-day vulnerabilities in Safari
  • Pickren reported his research fully via the Apple Bug Bounty Programme in mid-December 2019

EPFO special facility: Once your claim is processed, the amount will be credited directly to the bank account. (Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
EPFO special facility: Once your claim is processed, the amount will be credited directly to the bank account. (Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

EPFO special facility: How to withdraw EPF online

  • EPFO has introduced ' Pandemic advance facility' for employees'
  • You can use the online withdrawal claim facility only if your Aadhaar is linked with your UAN

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