Newest Information Reside: 22.7 million folks misplaced their jobs in April & Could, says Mahesh Vyas, Chief of CMIE

Mahesh Vyas, Chief of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, said, “We lost 22.7 million jobs in April & May during second wave. Total number of jobs in the country is of the order of 400 million. Of these 400 million people who were employed, 22.7 million lost their jobs in past 2 months.”

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India redefined Ease Of Doing Business under astute leadership of PM Modi as it has taken a leap of 79 positions to reach the 63rd rank on the Ease of Doing Business rankings in recent years. India continues to steadily move towards positive growth.

– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweets

MoU between India and Maldives approved

Union Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Maldives on cooperation in the field of sustainable urban development

Gujarat Board cancels class 12 exams

Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board cancels class 12th board examination, says State Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan completes his tenure as Chairman, WHO Executive Board

Veteran Indian-origin journalist Tejinder Singh passes away; Pentagon condoles

  • Tejinder Singh, a veteran White House correspondent and founder and editor of the India America Today newswire, has passed away in the US, the publication has announced.
  • Singh founded India America Today, an independent media organisation and news provider based in Washington, DC.
  • Pentagon Press Secretary John F Kirby condoled his death at a press briefing on Tuesday. “We here at the Pentagon would like to take a moment to — express our condolences and sympathies for the passing of Mr Tejinder Singh, who many of you know was the founder and editor of India America Today,” he said.

Iran’s largest navy ship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman

  • The largest ship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semiofficial news agencies reported.
  • The Fars and Tasnim news agencies said efforts failed to save the support ship Kharg, named after the island that serves as the main oil terminal for Iran.
  • The blaze began around 2:25 a.m. and firefighters tried to contain it, Fars said. The vessel sank near the Iranian port of Jask, some 1,270 kilometers (790 miles) southeast of Tehran on the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz — the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf.

Delhi govt to start plantation drive from June 5

Delhi govt to start plantation drive from June 5; 33 lakh saplings will be planted: Environment Minister Gopal Rai

Adani Green Energy unit commissions wind power project in Kutchh 9 months ahead of schedule


Bar Council of India constitutes High-Level Expert Committee to decide the method of evaluation/examination for LLB students

Will conduct the JNU entrance exam whenever it is safe: VC

We will conduct the JNU entrance examination whenever it is safe for students to write. If entrance is delayed due to COVID and if admission happens at later date, we’ll surely adjust our academic calendar to take care of lost time without compromising academic rigor: JNU VC

Don’t use phones while on duty: Bihar DGP to officials

Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) issues notice, directing all officials not to use mobile phones, other electronic devices and be on social media while on duty except during exceptional cases.

Gujarat announces Rs 105 crore relief for fishermen

  • The Gujarat government has announced a relief package of Rs 105 crore for fishermen affected by cyclone Tauktae which caused severe damage in the state’s coastal belt last month, officials said on Wednesday.
  • Chief Minister Vijay Rupani took the decision about the relief package after reviewing the situation during a meeting on Tuesday evening, an official release said.

‘22.7 million people lost their jobs in April & May’

We lost 22.7 million jobs in April & May during second wave. Total number of jobs in the country is of the order of 400 million. Of these 400 million people who were employed, 22.7 million lost their jobs in past 2 months: Mahesh Vyas, Chief of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy

India’s merchandise imports in May 2021 was USD 38.53 billion, an increase of 68.54% over May 2020 and a decline of 17.47% over May 2019: Ministry of Commerce & Industry

India’s merchandise exports in May 2021 was USD 32.21 billion: Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Singapore labour shortage deepens amid entry ban on India

  • After Singapore banned arrivals from India and other South Asian countries due to fears of an explosive Covid-19 outbreak, the country is now facing an increasing coronavirus-induced labour shortage – spraining its economic model.
  • Foreign nationals comprise about a third of the total workforce in Singapore, where construction and shipbuilding sectors rely heavily on low-cost labour especially from India and Bangladesh, says Kentaro Iwamoto in the Nikkei Asia.

Justice Arun Kumar Mishra (Retd) takes over as the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission

We support Osaka and recognise her courage in sharing own mental health experience: Nike

  • Tennis star Naomi Osaka has found support from Nike (NKE) and other major sponsors after deciding to withdraw from the ongoing French Open.
  • The sports apparel giant — who signed a sponsorship deal with Osaka in 2019 — applauded the athlete in a statement on Monday for opening up about her struggle with depression. “Our thoughts are with Naomi. We support her and recognise her courage in sharing her own mental health experience,” Nike said as reported by CNN.

Urban Company raises USD 255 mn, valuation crosses USD 2.1 bn

  • Home services marketplace Urban Company on Wednesday said it has raised USD 255 million (about Rs 1,857 crore) in funding led by Prosus Ventures, Dragoneer and Wellington Management.
  • The series F round – which also saw participation from Vy Capital, Tiger Global and Steadview – takes Urban Company’s valuation to USD 2.1 billion.
  • The latest round includes a primary capital infusion of USD 188 million and a secondary sale of approximately USD 67 million by select angels and early investors, Urban Company CEO and co-founder Abhiraj Singh Bhal told PTI.

Earth-mover machine fired at by Pak along IB in Jammu

  • Pakistani Rangers fired at an earth-mover machine engaged in cleaning bushes along the International Border (IB) here on Wednesday in what could be the second ceasefire violation in nearly four months, official sources said.
  • The Border Security Force (BSF), which is guarding the IB, neither confirmed nor denied the incident.
  • Sources said Pakistani Rangers fired a few rounds upon noticing the bullet-proof JCB machine clearing the bushes in Arnia sector’s Vikram post area in the outskirts of Jammu around 8.15 am.
  • There was no report of any casualty. The BSF also fired a few rounds in retaliation, they said, adding the situation has returned to normal and there is calm along the IB.

Outdated lentils being sold at govt cheap shops in Dehradun

Instructions were given to stop the distribution of outdated pulses, but if it is being distributed then it will be investigated, says Regional Food Commissioner Garhwal

Delhi HC seeks stand of Centre, Delhi govt on Google’s plea claiming new IT rules not applicable to its search engine.

HC issues notice to CBSE, Govt on a plea seeking modification in tabulation of marks

Delhi High Court issues notice to CBSE, Centre and Delhi Govt on a plea seeking modification in policy for the tabulation of marks for class 10th board exams 2021 based on the internal assessment conducted by the school.

Woman killed husband with paramour’s help, buried him in kitchen, arrested.

We received a complaint after the 6-year-old daughter of the deceased told her uncle about the incident. The woman has been arrested while her lover is still on run: Mumbai Police

One arrested in SSR drug case

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested one Harish Khan, a drug peddler in Bandra in the drugs case linked to late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput: NCB

India’s April-May merchandise export grew 12.4% over same period in 2019: Piyush Goyal

Double Digit Exports Growth: Ensuring #EaseOfDoingBusiness and in line with PM @NarendraModi ji’s vision of Make in…

— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) 1622608749000

State boards should cancel exams: Akhilesh Yadav

  • Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav’s remarks come a day after the government decided to cancel the CBSE class 12 board exams amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In a tweet in Hindi, Yadav said, “Finally, the insensitive BJP government had to bow down to the pressure of the examinees-parents and they had to take the decision to cancel the CBSE class 12 exams. Now on this basis the examinations of other boards and state boards should also be cancelled”.

Delhi records minimum temperature of 22.2 deg C, light rains likely

  • Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 22.2 degrees Celsius, five notches below the normal, on Wednesday morning while light rain is likely during the day, the India Meteorological Department said.
  • The national capital on Tuesday recorded a minimum temperature of 17.6 degrees Celsius. It was 10 degrees below the normal and the lowest ever for the month of June, primarily due to rainfall, thunderstorm and gusty winds under the influence of a western disturbance.
  • The maximum temperature in the city is likely to settle around 36 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. It was 33.6 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, seven notches below the normal.

Rupee falls 26 paise to 73.16 against US dollar in early trade

No Government servant, who has worked in any Intelligence or Security-related organisation shall make any publication after retirement without prior clearance from the head of organisation.

– Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Lufthansa to resume nonstop flights from Germany to Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore

We‘ll have normal operations from Germany with no second crew, all crew layover in India (Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore) effective today. We’ll resume nonstop flights from Germany to Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore & will continue to operate 10 weekly flights throughout June: Lufthansa Spox

Delhi: One stabbed to death over personal enmity at Bhumia chowk, Madangir; 2 arrested.

The deceased was stabbed by some people. He was rushed to Max Hospital and declared brought dead. Two persons have been apprehended and a murder case has been registered: Delhi Police

Lennox Linton, Leader of the Opposition, Dominica House of Assembly speaks on Mehul Choksi’s case

“Some officials from India arrived in Dominica via business jet on Friday of last week & yesterday some more officials arrived. They’ll be helping with the case in the court tomorrow. I think it was the Antigua PM who said these Indian officials who’ve come in recent days will be presenting or providing evidence to govt team here, that Choksi is fugitive from justice…overall team of 8 officials from India.”

Grand Slam leaders pledge to address Naomi Osaka’s concerns

  • The leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments reacted to tennis star Naomi Osaka’s stunning withdrawal from the French Open by promising to address players’ concerns about mental health.
  • The pledge came in a statement signed by the same four tennis administrators who threatened the possibility of disqualification or suspension for Osaka on Sunday if she continued to skip news conferences.

Sensex slips 298 points, currently at 51,635.89; Nifty at 15,506.30

Child dies of rare blood disease soon after mother applies for mercy killing

  • A nine-year-old boy died of a rare blood disease just within two hours after his mother had applied for his mercy killing in court on Tuesday, said police sources.
  • The couple’s nine-year-old son Harshavardhan was detected with a rare blood disease. The family lives in Birjepalli village in Chowdepalli Mandal of Chittoor district.
  • When Harshavardhan was four years old, the poor couple got to know that their son had a rare disease related to blood. Despite receiving treatment his health did not improve. The couple also had to seek loans of Rs 4 lakh for the treatment, police sources added.

Telangana CM greets people on State Formation Day

  • On the occasion of the eighth Telangana State Formation Day, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao greeted the people and said the state has excelled in all the sectors within a short span of time.
  • In an official press note, the Chief Minister said, “With many battles, sacrifices, martyrdom, we have achieved the Telangana state in a parliamentary democratic way. Telangana has excelled in all the sectors within a short span of seven years, and laid strong foundations and offered stability.”

As per Interpol Red Corner Notice, Dominica can deport Mehul Choksi at any time as he has no legal rights there. But, If the Dominican court found that Choksi was kidnapped & forcibly taken to Dominica, he’d be deported to Antigua as his country of origin.

– AP Singh, ex-CBI Director

Missing Indian man handed over by Pakistan

Telangana: A man, who went missing from Madhapur area in April 2017 and was detained in Pakistan after he crossed the border illegally, was handed over to Indian authorities by Pakistan on May 31, according to Cyberabad Police

Gonda: Two adjacent houses collapsed after a cylinder blast at Tikri village in Wazir Ganj area last night.

“14 people have been rescued. 7 of them have been declared dead and 7 others are undergoing treatment at a hospital,” said SP Santosh Kumar Mishra.

Indian economy witnessing robust recovery: Piyush Goyal

  • The Minister for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs while the review meeting with Industry Associations over the present and future challenges because of COVID-19 pandemic, said, “The second wave of COVID-19 has been difficult for all of us. It is the pro-active role of the industries, resilience and commitment that will ensure our comeback with greater strength. Our economy will bounce back soon post-COVID successfully.”
  • “Indian economy is witnessing a robust recovery and is on track to surpass pre-COVID-19 levels. The FDI during the COVID-19 period has been the highest ever, as we have FDI of USD 81.72 billion in Financial Year 2020-21, more than 10 per cent than FY 2019-20. There was a Record Freight loading as Railways loaded highest ever freight of 114.8 MT in May 2021 which is 9.7 per cent higher than previous best of 104.6 MT in May 2019. Since last 9 months, Railways is continuously loading highest ever freight in respective months,” Goyal who is Minister of Railway said.

State Govt spent Rs 130k crore for public welfare in 2 years: Andhra Minister

  • Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu on Tuesday said that the state government spent Rs 1,30,000 crore through various schemes for the public welfare in the last two years, unlike the previous government who left a debt of Rs 1,50,000 crore by using for personal needs under the name of public welfare.
  • “The YSRCP government gave priority to welfare over development and pumped money to revive the state economy and stand by the weaker sections during the pandemic crisis. The State government did not hold back any welfare schemes despite a decline in state revenue, as Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy clearly wanted the government to stand by the people in such tough times,” Kannababu told the media personnel.

NATO agrees on continued support in Afghan

  • At a NATO Foreign Minister’s virtual meeting at Brussels on Tuesday (local time), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the organisation will continue to support Afghanistan’s security forces even after the planned withdrawal this year of the alliance’s 9,600 troops.
  • “A civilian presence in the capital Kabul will be maintained to provide advice to security institutions,” said Jens Stoltenberg, reported UAE based news portal The National News. “We are ending our military mission in Afghanistan, but we will continue to provide support to the Afghans,” Stoltenberg said.

Odisha CM orders to provide pension to beneficiaries within 15 days

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday ordered the state officials to provide pension to the women, who lost their husbands and children, who lost their parents due to COVID-19 within 15 days under Madhu Babu Pension Scheme.
  • Patnaik, during a review meeting over the COVID-19 situation and its management with Senior Government officials and Collectors, also directed to provide three months advance pension for all Social Security beneficiaries.

US formally ends policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

  • The Biden administration on Tuesday formally ended a Trump-era immigration policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in US immigration court.
  • A seven-page memo by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas marked the end of the “Migrant Protection Protocols,” which returned about 70,000 asylum-seekers to Mexico from January 2019 until it was halted on President Joe Biden’s first day in office two years later.

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