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Amazon asks employees to delete TikTok from their phones

Amazon.com Inc has requested employees to remove the TikTok video-sharing app from their mobile devices by July 10 over "security risks," according to a memo to employees seen by Reuters.

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12:11 AM

Wrap Up: All you need to know

  • Irdai gives go-ahead to 29 insurers to market Corona Kavach policy
  • Amazon asks employees to delete TikTok from their phones
  • PMC bank: Wadhawans bail rejected, offence grave says court
  • Mumbai's COVID-19 tally breaches 90,000-mark
  • NIA books 4 under UAPA in gold smuggling case
  • Chinese JV among six bidders for 44 Vande Bharat trains
  • Mercedes-Benz India H1 sales down 55 per cent at 2,948 units
  • Mukesh Ambani surpasses Warren Buffet to become 8th richest in the world
  • Trump says he is not thinking about a 'Phase 2' U.S.-China trade deal
12:01 AM

Record one-day spike of 132 COVID-19 cases in Manipur

11:36 PM

India will lose nearly Rs 50,000 crore in foreign exchange if solar developers are given exemption from basic customs duty on Chinese imports

- All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA)

11:28 PM

Irdai gives go ahead to 29 insurers to market Corona Kavach policy

  • Amid rapid increase in coronavirus cases in the country, the regulator IRDAI has given green signal to 29 general and health insurers to launch short-term ‘Corona Kavach' health insurance policies to cover medical expenses of coronavirus disease.
  • Several insurers have announced the launch of the ‘Corona Kavach' policies for three -and-a-half months; six-and-a-half months; and nine-and-a-half months with sum insured ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh (in multiples of Rs 50,000).
11:27 PM

2 more deaths take Bihar COVID toll to 111; tally rises to 14,330

11:25 PM

Shops to stay closed till July 13, home delivery of essentials allowed: Noida DM

11:11 PM

Amazon makes employees delete TikTok from their phones, citing security concerns, reports New York Times.

11:01 PM

PMC bank: Wadhawans bail rejected, offence grave says court

  • Economic offence is committed with "cool calculations" for personal profit regardless of consequences to community and need to be viewed seriously, observed a court while refusing bail to HDIL promoters Rakesh and Sarang Wadhawan.
  • The Wadhawan duo are accused in the multi-crore rupee Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank scam case.
10:46 PM

20,000 rapid antigen tests will be conducted in Bengaluru from Saturday amid spike in COVID19 cases

- Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar

10:33 PM

Telangana crosses 32K mark in Covid cases

  • Telangana on Friday reported 1,278 new Covid positive cases.
  • This takes the total to 32,224. The state on Friday saw 8 Covid deaths, taking the total deaths to 339 till date.
  • Telangana saw 1,013 persons getting discharged on Friday, which takes the persons discharged so far to 19,205.
  • The state has 12,680 active cases by Friday.
10:25 PM

Narendra Singh Tomar releases new guidelines for setting up 10,000 FPOs

A Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO), formed by a group of farm producers, is a registered body with producers as shareholders of the organisation. It deals with business activities related to farm produce and works for the benefit of member producers.
10:23 PM

Saddened by loss of lives due to heavy rains as well as landslides in Arunachal Pradesh. All possible assistance being provided to those affected

- PM Narendra Modi

10:12 PM

Etihad Airways to operate special flights from six Indian cities to Abu Dhabi between July 12-26

10:05 PM

Mumbai's COVID-19 tally breaches 90,000-mark

  • 1,354 new cases
  • Death toll 5,203
  • 73 new fatalities: civic body
10:04 PM

Irdai permits modification of group insurance policies

  • Regulator Irdai on Friday permitted life insurers to modify the terms of 'Group Credit Life Master Policies' of entities who have availed moratorium on repayment of loans announced by the Reserve Bank in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The life insurers, according to the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai), are allowed to "suitably modify the term and sum assured under the schemes, against the additional premium as may be required, so that they may continue to be covered as per the revised loan repayment schedule."
09:56 PM

Trump says he is not thinking about a 'Phase 2' U.S.-China trade deal

09:50 PM

AIIMS-Patna has been designated as dedicated COVID-19 hospital

ANI
09:44 PM

There is no prohibition on the opening of religious places during the lockdown in the State from 10 pm today till 5 am on 13th July

- Awanish Awasthi, Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary

09:37 PM

100 new COVID-19 cases in Goa

  • Tally 2,151
  • Active cases 895
09:30 PM

NIA books 4 under UAPA in gold smuggling case

  • The NIA on Friday booked four people, including a key woman suspect, in the sensational case of gold smuggling through a diplomatic baggage in Kerala and opposed her anticipatory bail plea in the high court while the Customs said involvement of higher government officials cannot be ruled out at this stage.
  • Opposition parties hit the streets in Kerala demanding Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's resignation over the issue even as the Congress sought to know the whereabouts of the woman, a former employee of the UAE consulate in the state capital, alleging she has contacts with "all higher officials".
09:29 PM

Onus on industry to make cleaner mobility solutions which make people feel safe

- Ola CEO

09:26 PM

Mukesh Ambani surpasses Warren Buffet to become 8th richest in the world

09:25 PM

Govt must listen to defence veterans and allow independent fact-finding mission to 'identify incursion, intrusion and encroachment' by China

- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

09:25 PM

Adani Power appoints Anil Sardana as Managing Director, Additional Director

09:15 PM

Madhya Pradesh reports 316 new COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths today

  • The total number of cases 16,657
  • Deaths to 638
  • Active cases 3,538
09:08 PM

Punjab govt cancels pending class 12, open school exams

09:06 PM

3 including CRPF jawan test COVID-19 positive in Himachal Pradesh, tally stands at 1,144

08:58 PM

13 more test COVID-19 positive in Chandigarh, tally reaches 536

08:57 PM

Three more COVID-19 deaths in Haryana, infection count nears 20K

08:47 PM

Chinese JV among six bidders for 44 Vande Bharat trains

  • Chinese state-owned CRRC Corporation has emerged as the only foreign player for the Railways' global tender for its ambitious semi-high speed indigenous Train 18 project, officials revealed on Friday.
  • CRRC Pioneer Electric (India) Private Limited, whose bid for the project is a joint venture of the Chinese firm CRRC Corporation Ltd with a Gurugram-based company according to its website, is one of the six contenders for the tender for procuring propulsion systems or electric traction kits for 44 trains to function as the Vande Bharat Express or Train 18.
08:46 PM

Biggest single-day spike of 2,313 COVID-19 cases in Karnataka

Toll crosses 500 mark
08:45 PM

Delhi records 2,089 fresh coronavirus cases

  • Taking tally to 1,09,140
  • Death toll mounts to 3,300
08:38 PM

217 new COVID19 cases in Punjab

  • Tally 7,357
  • Active cases 2,153
  • Toll rises to 187 with 4 more deaths
08:37 PM

7,862 new COVID19 positive cases, 226 deaths and 5,366 people discharged today in Maharashtra

  • The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 2,38,461
  • 9,893 deaths
  • 1,32,625 people recovered
08:31 PM

Tamil Nadu reports marginal drop in Covid-19 numbers

  • Tamil Nadu reported another day of Covid-19 cases being below the 4,000 mark with 3,680 people testing positive for the infection on Friday.
  • This comes after a small spike of over 4,000 cases occurred on Thursday.
08:24 PM

Assam registered as many as eight COVID-19 related deaths

one among them is the personnel of Assam police
08:21 PM

Assam flood situation deteriorates as vast areas of 2 more districts inundated

3.4 lakh people are now affected across 14 districts: Disaster management authority
08:18 PM

India moves up a rank to become second-largest source of FDI for UK

  • India invested in 120 projects and created 5,429 new jobs in the UK to become the second-largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) after the US in 2019, according to new UK government figures released on Friday.
  • The Department for International Trade (DIT) inward investment statistics for 2019-2020 found India moving up from its previous third-largest spot, representing an overall 4 per cent FDI increase for the UK on 2018-2019 with 1,852 new inward investment projects in the 2019/2020 financial year.
08:17 PM

With 165 new COVID-19 cases, Ahmedabad district's tally goes up to 22,845

Death of five patients takes toll to 1,511: Health department
08:07 PM

Highest spike of 416 new COVID19 cases in Kerala

  • Tally 6,950
  • Active cases 3,099
08:05 PM

India's COVID vaccine candidates will go through rigorous evaluation process that will not be compromised

- Scientific Advisor VijayRaghavan

08:04 PM

Mercedes-Benz India H1 sales down 55 per cent at 2,948 units

07:58 PM

Kerala's COVID-19 tally nears 7000-mark

07:52 PM

Record one-day jump of 1,198 cases pushes West Bengal's COVID-19 tally to 27,109; toll now at 880 after 26 deaths

PTI
07:44 PM

Lockdown extended till 19th July in Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation

- Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) Commissioner Vijay Suryvanshi

07:41 PM

3,680 new COVID19 cases in Tamil Nadu

  • Tally 1,30,261
  • Active cases 46,105
  • Toll rises to 1,829
  • 64 more deaths
07:35 PM

Shoppers Stop MD Rajiv Suri quits

07:34 PM

J&K: Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing along LoC in Nowshera Sector, district Rajouri at about 6:45 pm

Indian Army is retaliating.
07:33 PM

875 positive cases of COVID19 and 14 deaths reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours

  • Tally rises to 40,155
  • 28,183 cured/discharged
  • 2,024 deaths
07:25 PM

Chinese claim on origin of pneumonia deadlier than Covid false: Kazakhstan

  • Central Asia’s biggest nation Kazakhstan has taken umbrage to false reporting in Chinese state-run media about origin of pneumonia dangerous than covid in that country.
  • Some Chinese media outlets are claiming that Kazakhstan has reported cases of unknown pneumonia, more deadly than coronavirus.
07:18 PM

Lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram extended for a week

Triple lockdown will be imposed in containment zones: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
07:17 PM

Wimbledon to allocate prize money despite cancellation

Wimbledon will pay out $12.5 million in prize money to 620 players despite the tournament's cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic.
07:16 PM

Eight people killed due to landslide in Arunachal Pradesh

  • State government stated that incessant rain for the last couple of days that triggered landslides and floods have left trails of large scale devastation in the entire state.
  • Reports have been pouring in about landslides in various locations from in and around the capital region.
  • Road communication has been badly affected by nature's fury and there is an increase in water flow in streams and rivers.
07:10 PM

Gangster Vikas Dubey's body being taken for cremation at Bhairo Ghat in Kanpur

His brother-in-law will conduct the last rites. (TIMES NOW)
07:05 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 3,680 new COVID19 positive cases and 64 deaths today

  • The total number of positive cases to 1,30,261
  • 46,105 active
  • 82,324 discharges
  • 1,829 deaths
06:58 PM

Covid for CM's staff: BS Yediyurappa to work from home

  • Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday shifted to work-from-home after some of the staff members at chief minister's home office Krishna were tested positive for Covid-19.
  • The chief minister, in a tweet said, he was healthy, and there was no cause for concern. He will hold meetings and interact with officials using video-conferencing, and attend to his official work from home.
  • The chief minister lives in his private residence at Sanjaynagar, off airport road, in Bengaluru.
06:54 PM

Curfew will be imposed in Maharashtra's Nanded district from July 12 to 20 to contain COVID-19 spread: Authorities

06:52 PM

IRCTC Q4 results: Net profit jumps 79% to Rs 150.6 crore; announces dividend of Rs 2.50 per share

06:47 PM

MEA on talks with China

  • Both sides agreed it was essential to maintain enduring peace in border areas for overall development of ties.
  • The two sides will ensure complete disengagement of troops along LAC: MEA on diplomatic talks with China on border issue.
  • Both sides agreed to maintain communication at diplomatic, military level to ensure early resolution of situation.
06:40 PM

NIA takes up probe in Kerala gold smuggling case; lodges FIR

  • The NIA on Friday registered a case against four people, including a key woman suspect, for their alleged involvement in smuggling 30 kg gold worth Rs 14.82 crore in a diplomatic baggage in Kerala, an official said.
  • The Centre on Thursday allowed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to investigate the case in view of the "serious implications for national security".
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