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President Donald Trump meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the World Economic Forum. (AP)
President Donald Trump meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the World Economic Forum. (AP)

Following 'closely' the developments in Kashmir: Donald Trump

  • Donald Trump’s reported remarks came as he and Khan say down for talks in Davos in Switzerland on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum meetings
  • New Delhi has always opposed any third party intervention in its bilateral dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir

As MD of MMRC, she was at the forefront of implementing the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Mumbai Metro 3 project
Him Darshan Express starts its journey from Kalka station at 7 am and reaches Shimla at 12.55 pm (PTI)
Him Darshan Express starts its journey from Kalka station at 7 am and reaches Shimla at 12.55 pm (PTI)

Indian Railways' gift to tourists: Vistadome train on Kalka-Shimla route

  • Glass enclosed Vistadome coaches will let the travellers enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the heritage Kalka-Shimla route
  • Indian Railways has issued a new video in which the Him Darshan Express train can be seen chugging along the snow clad hills

Several online retailers were sold out of masks, which were being sold for more than 10 times their original price (Photo: AP)
Several online retailers were sold out of masks, which were being sold for more than 10 times their original price (Photo: AP)

Anxiety rises everywhere as coronavirus spreads

  • Six people have died and 291 have been infected in China, the National Health Commission said Tuesday
  • The stock prices of some companies that sell masks rose Tuesday, but markets fell in much of Asia as investors worried about the potential impact on tourism and the economy

Photo: Jayachandran/Mint
Photo: Jayachandran/Mint

Why India faces a public funding crisis

  • The Centre has no money for a stimulus package. Only the states can find a way to get India out of the slowdown
  • States, taken collectively, are the only hope. Despite loan waivers, they are in a better position to boost public spending. But that would require coordinated work between  the  Centre and  the  states

India’s officially recorded growth figure of 4.5 percent in the September-ended quarter. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg
A thermal screeening device for passengers arriving in India from China including Hong Kong in view of outbreak of Novel coronavirus (CoV) in China, at T3 of IGi airport in New Delhi.  (PTI)
A thermal screeening device for passengers arriving in India from China including Hong Kong in view of outbreak of Novel coronavirus (CoV) in China, at T3 of IGi airport in New Delhi. (PTI)

Why are new viruses, diseases reporting outbreaks in China?

  • Many coronaviruses occur naturally in bats, which were also believed to have transmission agent in case of SARS too
  • The new incidence comes barely six years after the East Asian country had reported the first-ever case of an Avian influenza virus infecting humans

The GDP growth has already slowed down to six year low level of 4.5% in July-September quarter of FY20 (Photo: Reuters)
The GDP growth has already slowed down to six year low level of 4.5% in July-September quarter of FY20 (Photo: Reuters)

More trouble for economy, direct tax collection in negative zone: Report

  • The direct tax collection in the current fiscal up to 15 Jan has fallen by 6.1% compared with the corresponding period of previous year, the report said
  • The direct tax collections stood at 7.26 tn in the Apr-15 Jan period of FY20 as compared to 7.73 tn in the same period of the previous year, said the report

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US President Donald Trump at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.  (Reuters)
US President Donald Trump at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos. (Reuters)

US in midst of never-seen-before economic boom, time for optimism: Trump

  • US President Donald Trump touted the success of the US economy in Davos
  • Trump also thanked overseas companies for investing in the United States and said the US was on far better economic standing than he had imagined when he took office three years ago

This undated file photo shows the doomed liner. (AP)
This undated file photo shows the doomed liner. (AP)

The Titanic will now be protected by a treaty between US and UK

  • The international agreement gives the governments power to grant or deny licences allowing entry of the wreck or removal of artefacts
  • Built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, the Titanic sank on 15 April, 1912 on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York

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Former MoS for civil aviation Jayant Sinha (Courtesy: @jayantsinha)
The Council, which will be chaired by the commerce minister, will consist of non-official members to be nominated by the Centre, founders of successful start-ups (Photo: iStock)
The Council, which will be chaired by the commerce minister, will consist of non-official members to be nominated by the Centre, founders of successful start-ups (Photo: iStock)

Govt sets up National Startup Advisory Council

  • The National Startup Advisory Council will suggest measures to foster a culture of innovation among students, others
  • The Council will suggest ways to promote ease of access to capital for start-ups, incentivise domestic capital for investments, mobilise global capital for investments

MoS Home G Kishan Reddy (Photo: Hindustan Times)
MoS Home G Kishan Reddy (Photo: Hindustan Times)

Disclosure of information in NPR voluntary, says MoS Home G Kishan Reddy

  • MoS Home G Kishan Reddy said the NPR was first initiated by the Congress-led UPA government in 2010 and it was a constitutional obligation
  • He said the states were constitutionally bound to undertake NPR exercise, which had already been notified by the Centre and re-notified by all the states

A Kolkata airport staff uses a thermal screening device to check passengers arriving in India from China on Tuesday.  (Photo: PTI)
A Kolkata airport staff uses a thermal screening device to check passengers arriving in India from China on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

Four more airports begin screening travellers from China for Coronavirus

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation has called for immediate implementation of the action plan and strict adherence by identified airports and all concerned airlines
  • Operational procedures recommended by IATA with regard to managing suspected communicable disease on board an aircraft

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Union home minister Rajnath Singh. Photo: Mint
Delhi airport to scan passengers coming from China (ANI)
A file photo of US President Donald Trump (Photo: AP)
A file photo of US President Donald Trump (Photo: AP)

Donald Trump legacy at risk as Senate impeachment trial opens today

While the president faces little risk of removal from office by the Republican-led Senate, the trial may bring to life new details of Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal and help sway undecided voters in the 2020 elections