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Economic Times | 13 Aug, 2020 | 11.58PM IST

Rajasthan Political Row: CM Ashok Gehlot to move a vote of confidence

"We could have proved our majority even without these 19 MLAs (Sachin Pilot and 18 MLAs who were supporting him) but it would not have given us happiness. We will bring a vote of confidence," Gehlot said.

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11:58 PM

Wrap Up: All you need to know

  • Consumer behaviour undergoing paradigm shift due to pandemic: EY Report
  • NHAI forms SPV to fast-track Rs 1 lakh cr Delhi-Mumbai Expressway
  • Bengaluru Violence: Four teams formed for investigation
  • Kozhikode plane crash: AAIB forms five-member inquiry panel, report expected in 5 months
  • Haryana Assembly monsoon session from Aug 26
  • Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi takes charge as Director General Naval Operations
  • NEET 2020 cannot be conducted in online mode: Testing Agency
  • Rajnath Singh launches Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation
  • Retail inflation rises to 6.93 pc in July from 6.23 pc in June
  • SIP inflows hit 22-month low in July at Rs 7,831-cr
  • Cancelling final term exams will directly impact the standards of higher education: UGC to SC
  • Rajasthan Congress revokes the suspension of 2 rebel MLAs
  • Honda Amaze crosses 4-lakh cumulative sales milestone
  • BJP to move no-confidence motion against Gehlot govt in Rajasthan Assembly
11:34 PM

Rajasthan: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) issues whip to six party MLAs, directing them to vote against Congress in 'any No Confidence-Motion'

11:17 PM

US designates Confucius Institute as Chinese outlet

  • The US on Thursday designated Confucius Institute US Center as a Chinese foreign mission, alleging that it is advancing Beijing's global propaganda and malign influence campaign on US campuses schools.
  • The designation, which is normally applied to foreign diplomatic outposts, requires the Confucius Institute US Center in Washington to declare its personnel and property in the US.
10:51 PM

IFS Vikram Kumar Doraiswami appointed as High Commissioner of India to the People's Republic of Bangladesh

IFS Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the People's Republic of Bangladesh. He is presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)
10:30 PM

Telangana: Hyderabad Police busted an online gaming racket and arrested four persons including a Chinese national

10:22 PM

Haryana govt approves DPR for metro rail connection from HUDA City Centre to key areas in Gurugram

  • To provide metro rail connectivity to the residents of old Gurugram, the Haryana government on Thursday accorded approval for a final detailed project report (DPR) of metro rail connection from HUDA City Centre to various important locations in the industrial city.
  • The total length of the corridor shall be about 28.80 km, consisting of 27 elevated stations with six interchange stations involving a cost of Rs 6,821.13 crore, an official statement said after a cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh.
10:11 PM

Consumer behaviour undergoing paradigm shift due to pandemic: EY Report

  • Indian consumers are undergoing a fundamental change in behaviour driven by health, privacy and hyper-localisation, says a report by consultancy firm EY.
  • Around 70 per cent of the population continues to grapple with "fear and anxiety" and the consumer mindset is largely "negative and cautious", according to a study 'Life in a pandemic' by EY.
  • "Due to the pandemic, people are becoming health conscious -- 80 per cent of the respondents are improving their eating habits, 56 per cent are engaging in housework and 33 per cent are doing workouts," it said.
10:09 PM

1 crore tap connections provided under Jal Jeevan Mission in current year

- Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

09:58 PM

India imposes provisional anti-dumping duty on black toner from China, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei

  • India has imposed anti-dumping duty on black toner in powder form, used in printers and photocopiers, imported from China, Malaysia and Chinese Taipei for six months to guard domestic players.
  • The duty was imposed following recommendation by Commerce Ministry's investigation arm Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR).
  • DGTR had in June recommended the duty after conducting a probe in alleged dumping of the product by certain companies from these countries, following a complaint by domestic manufacturers.
09:56 PM

Ongoing infra projects in Amaravati will be completed: AP govt

  • The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday said it would complete the ongoing infrastructure projects in Amaravati, which it is seeking to make only the Legislative Capital of the state.
  • The announcement came on the eve of a crucial hearing in the High Court on the controversial three capitals issue.
09:54 PM

NEP will ensure quality and affordable education

- Prakash Javadekar

09:45 PM

NHAI forms SPV to fast-track Rs 1 lakh cr Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

  • The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Thursday said it has formed a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to fast-track the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway project.
  • The NHAI is currently implementing about 28,000-km projects under 'Bharatmala Pariyojna' Phase-1. Under this, Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is one of the flagship highways corridors.
09:42 PM

Bengaluru Violence:

Four teams formed to investigate the 11th August Bengaluru violence: Bengaluru City Police
09:34 PM

US Dept of Justice announces dismantling of 3 terror financing cyber-enabled campaigns

  • US Dept of Justice announces dismantling of 3 terror financing cyber-enabled campaigns, involving al-Qassam Brigades, al-Qaeda & ISIS. These 3 campaigns relied on sophisticated cyber-tools, including solicitation of cryptocurrency donations from around world.
  • Each group used cryptocurrency & social media to garner attention & raise funds for their terror campaigns. US authorities seized millions of dollars, over 300 cryptocurrency accounts, four websites & four Facebook pages all related to the criminal enterprise.
09:26 PM

Mangaluru Police warns against offensive posts on social media

The warning by Commissioner of Police Vikash Kumar comes in the wake of Tuesdays riots in Bengaluru following a social media post.
09:15 PM

Gehlot to move for a vote of confidence

"We could have proved our majority even without these 19 MLAs (Sachin Pilot and 18 MLAs who were supporting him) but it would not have given us happiness. We will bring a vote of confidence," Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said.
08:51 PM

India's 'special friendship' with Maldives as deep as Indian Ocean waters

- PM Narendra Modi

08:51 PM

Pak fulfilling all its international obligations relating to Jadhav, claims its Army

08:50 PM

RBI remains net purchaser of US dollar in June, buys USD 9.814 bn

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) remained net purchaser of the US currency for the second consecutive month in June after it bought USD 9.814 billion of greenback on a net basis, according to RBI data.
  • During the reporting month, the RBI had bought USD 14.847 billion from the spot market while it sold USD 5.033 billion, RBI data showed.
08:40 PM

Compartment exams for Class 10 & 12

Compartment exams for class 10, 12 being planned in September, dates to be announced later: CBSE
08:35 PM

Aurobindo Handa appoints Captain SS Chahar as investigator-in-charge of the Kozhikode Plane Crash

08:24 PM

SDPI under scanner for Bengaluru violence

- Karnataka Home Minister

08:23 PM

Haryana Assembly monsoon session from Aug 26

08:20 PM

Nepal's Minister for Foreign Affairs speaks on clash with India

The territorial dispute between Nepal and India can only be solved through dialogue: Nepal's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali in an interview with state-owned Nepal Television.
08:06 PM

JSPL starts supplying head hardened rails for Kolkata metro project

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) on Thursday said it has started supplying head hardened (HH) rail to Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) for the Kolkata Metro's Joka-Esplanade corridor.
08:05 PM

Heavy rain likely in Odisha, warning of flood-like situation

A fresh low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal on Thursday is likely to trigger heavy downpour in many parts of Odisha over the next four days, prompting the government to ask the districts to remain prepared to deal with possible water-logging and flood-like situations.
07:39 PM

Rajiv Gandhi University ranks second among all central universities

  • Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), the lone central varsity in Arunachal Pradesh, has secured the second position among all central varsities in the country.
  • It has bagged the spot among 40 central universities in the rankings released by the Union Human Resource Development ministry, RGU vice-chancellor Saket Kushwaha said.
07:39 PM

Congress to move confidence motion in Rajathan Assembly: Party leader

07:35 PM

Maharashtra: One dead and four injured after part of a building collapsed in Chembur area of Mumbai today

07:34 PM

Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi assumes the charge as Director General Naval Operations at Delhi Headquarters

07:20 PM

KC Venugopal after CLP meeting:

Everything went on well. Now the Congress family is united, we will fight against BJP's bad politics. Tomorrow in Vidhan Sabha Congress party will stand unitedly: KC Venugopal, Congress after CLP meeting
07:18 PM

Rajput's father urges SC to confirm transfer of his son's suicide case to CBI

  • Sushant Singh Rajput's father Thursday urged the Supreme Court to “confirm” the transfer his son's suicide case to the CBI and direct the Mumbai police to “render all assistance” to the central probe agency.
  • Mumbai Police was "not investigating the matter properly", Krishna Kishore Singh alleged in his written submission to the apex court.
07:15 PM

Congress stands united: Congress MLA after CLP meeting

There's nothing much to say. Congress stands united. CM is CLP leader & respected by all. All is well that ends well. It has ended on a very good note. If BJP wants they can bring no-confidence motion tomorrow, it is their job: Vishvendra Singh, Congress MLA after CLP meeting
06:55 PM

Early warning system for floods launched for Guwahati

  • A tool to alert local authorities in Guwahati about flash floods and heavy rainfall was launched on Thursday.
  • Developed under The Energy and Resources Institute's (TERI) project supported by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) can be replicated to predict urban floods in any part of the country.
06:47 PM

NEET (UG)-2020 cannot be conducted in online mode. All the students across the world cannot be provided exam centres in each country : National Testing Agency in it's affidavit to Supreme Court

06:43 PM

Rajnath Singh launches Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) through an online webinar today. UP CM Yogi Adityanath and others were also present at the event.
  • NIIO puts in place dedicated structures for the end-users to interact with academia and industry towards fostering innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence in keeping with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
06:40 PM

Will educational institutions open for final term exams?

Ministry of Home Affairs files affidavit in SC , saying that based on a request from the HRD Ministry, it decided to allow the opening of educational institutions for final term exams
06:36 PM

Large parts of country likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall during next 2-3 days: IMD

06:36 PM

Intel says new transistor technology could boost chip performance 20%

  • Intel Corp on Thursday disclosed a new method for making transistors on semiconductors that its chief architect said could boost the performance Intel's next round of processors by as much as 20%.
  • The Santa Clara, California-based company is one of the few remaining in the world that both designs and manufactures its own chips. But its manufacturing operations have become a concern among investors after Intel last month said that its next-generation chip-making process, called its 7-nanonmeter process node, would be delayed.
06:35 PM

Playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam who is admitted for mild symptoms of COVID continues to be stable

06:23 PM

Maharashtra: Water released from Khadakwasla dam as rains pound Pune

  • With the catchment areas receiving a good spell of rains, water is being released from the Khadakwasla reservoir, which is filled to its capacity, an official from the irrigation department said on Thursday.
  • Rains have been pummelling Pune and adjoining areas since Thursday morning.
06:12 PM

Bengaluru violence: Only those really guilty should be punished, says Deve Gowda

05:55 PM

Lot has been done, but best of HDFC Bank yet to come

- Aditya Puri

05:37 PM

Retail inflation rises to 6.93 pc in July from 6.23 pc in June: Govt data

Food inflation rises to 9.62% in July as against 8.72% in June 2020
05:28 PM

Russia not world's first to develop coronavirus vaccine: Kiran Mzzumdar-Shaw

  • Biotechnology industry veteran Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has questioned Russian claims of developing the world's first safe coronavirus vaccine, citing absence of data on clinical trials and "more advanced" programmes elsewhere.
  • The world has not seen any data on Phase 1 or 2 clinical trials conducted by Moscow-based Gamaleya Research Institute, the Executive Chairperson of Bengaluru-headquartered Biocon Ltd said.
05:21 PM

Congress leader Sachin Pilot meets CM Ashok Gehlot at his residence

05:18 PM

AirAsia implementing robotic process automation to raise productivity, reduce errors

  • Malaysian airlines group AirAsia on Thursday said it is implementing robotic process automation (RPA), which will help it increase productivity, reduce errors and redeploy resources to higher-value functions as it aims for higher cost savings and a better revenue.
  • The new technology platform, which is part of the airline's digital acceleration programme, is being deployed in collaboration with Silicon Valley and India-based enterprise automation platform JIFFY.ai, AirAsia said in a release.
05:17 PM

SIP inflows hit 22-month low in July at Rs 7,831-cr

  • Investments in mutual funds through Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) hit a 22-month low of Rs 7,831 crore in July amid market volatility.
  • Inflows through SIP have slowed down in the past four months but experts believe the route still continues to be the preferred one for retail investors to invest in mutual funds as it helps them reduce market timing risk.
04:57 PM

Cancelling final term exams will directly impact the standards of higher education: UGC to SC

The University Grant Commission tells the Supreme Court that the decision of Delhi & Maharashtra government to cancel the final term examination will "directly impact the standards of higher education in the country".
04:56 PM

Jaipur: Congress leader Sachin Pilot reaches CM Ashok Gehlot's residence, to attend Congress Legislature Party meeting, ahead of the special session of the Rajasthan Assembly tomorrow

04:55 PM

Over 1,300 kg hashish seized off Gujarat coast in 4 months, BSF steps up vigil

04:35 PM

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah discharged after testing negative for COVID-19

04:34 PM

This platform is another step toward PM Narendra Modi ji's resolve of 'Minimum Government, Maximum Governance'

- Amit Shah on Transparent Taxation

04:32 PM

Launch of ‘Transparent Taxation - Honoring the Honest’ is a gift to our taxpayers by PM Modi & Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. With reforms like faceless assessment, faceless appeal & taxpayers charter, this platform will further strengthen our taxation system

- Amit Shah

04:26 PM

Indian Commercial Pilots Association writes to Hardeep Singh Puri

Indian Commercial Pilots Association writes to Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on behalf of pilots of Air India, Air India Express & Alliance Air pilots requesting to call an urgent meeting over flight safety & working conditions of pilots.
04:15 PM

CRPF to launch organ donation drive on Aug 14

  • The country's largest paramilitary force, CRPF, will launch a mega campaign to raise awarness about organ donation amongst its about 3.25 lakh personnel on Friday, officials said.
  • The voluntary mission will culminate on the national organ donation day on November 27 and has been planned keeping in mind the spirit of "serving the nation even after death."
04:05 PM

Congress party revokes the suspension of MLAs Bhanwar Lal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh

04:02 PM

Closing Bell:

Sensex erases early gains, ends 59 pts lower; Nifty holds above 10,300; HAL soars 18%, Bharat Forge 16%
03:42 PM

Mi India pledges 2,500 smartphones to support online education

Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi on Thursday said its arm MI India will distribute 2,500 handsets worth Rs 2 crore to support online education of children who are worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
03:40 PM

Honda Amaze crosses 4-lakh cumulative sales milestone

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