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Volvo to make only electric vehicles by 2030

The Swedish automaker said Tuesday that it is phasing out the production of all cars with internal combustion engines — including hybrids.

IndiGo flight 6E 1412 from Sharjah to Lucknow was diverted to Karachi due to a medical emergency

Unfortunately, the passenger could not be revived and was declared dead on arrival by the airport medical team: IndiGo

Delhi Court says that it will hear Nikita Jacob’s plea, seeking anticipatory bail in the toolkit case, on March 9th.

The Court grants time to Delhi Police to file a reply on her anticipatory bail plea.

Mumbai: BJP MLAs protest at the State Assembly against Maharashtra Government, over the issue of power connections of farmers being disconnected due to pending bills

Bill introduced in US Congress to scrap ‘one-China’ policy

Two top Republican lawmakers have introduced a legislation in the House of Representatives calling for the US to resume formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan and end the outdated and counter-productive “one- China” policy.

PM ‘saddened’ by BJP MP Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan’s death

Hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian students released: Governor

Reports AFP

Uday Kotak takes the 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Rupee surges 23 paise to 73.32 against US dollar in early trade

Kerala: Various trade unions and Owners’ associations in the transport sector have called a 12-hour long statewide motor strike, in protest against the rise in fuel prices

Lamborghini’s SUV Urus crosses 100 units sales milestone in India

Italian super luxury car maker Lamborghini on Tuesday said its SUV Urus has crossed the 100 units sales milestone in India since its launch in India in September 2018.

Minimum temperature in Delhi settles above normal

The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 15.3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday morning, two notches above the season’s average, the India Meteorological Department said.

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 3,943

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 3,943 to 2,451,011, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Tuesday.

India reports 12,286 new COVID-19 cases, 12,464 discharges and 91 deaths in the last 24 hours

  • Total cases: 1,11,24,527
  • Total discharges: 1,07,98,921
  • Death toll: 1,57,248
  • Active cases: 1,68,358
  • Total Vaccination: 1,48,54,136

Rajya Sabha TV and Lok Sabha TV merged into Sansad TV

Retired IAS officer Ravi Capoor appointed as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a period of one year or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Sensex gains 191.45 points to trade at 50,041.29 in opening session

Nifty up 65.10 points at 14,826.65

BJP MP from Khandwa, Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan passed away in Medanta Hospital, Delhi-NCR last night

He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment.

Venezuela approves use of China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

Venezuela has approved the use of China’s Sinopharm vaccine against the novel coronavirus, the South American country’s health ministry said on Monday, after it began administering Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine last month.

Third woman accuses NY governor of sexual harassment

A third woman on Monday accused Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behavior, just hours after the New York governor formally referred himself for investigation over similar allegations from two former aides.

A total of 21,76,18,057 samples tested for COVID-19, up to 1st March 2021

Of these, 7,59,283 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

US presses Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing amid calls to punish prince

President Joe Biden on Friday released an intelligence report that found that Prince Mohammed approved the 2018 killing of Khashoggi, a US-based contributor to The Washington Post who was lured into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where he was strangled to death and dismembered.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 114.4 mn

The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 114.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.53 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Biden admin ‘undecided’ on ending Trump-era H-1B visa ban

The Biden administration on Monday indicated it is still undecided on ending the Trump-era ban on issuing of new H-1B visas, with the Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asserting that its top priority is the acute needs of individuals fleeing persecution.

Texas utility regulator chair resigns after electrical grid failure amid winter storm

Public Utility Commission of Texas Chairwoman DeAnn Walker has resigned after millions of residents were left without power for days amid a deadly winter storm last month.

Amazon accused of race-gender bias in workplace

  • A lawsuit filed in US federal court on Monday accused Amazon of keeping women and Black employees down while publicly talking up the need for diversity and social justice.
  • Charlotte Newman, who is Black and heads Underrepresented Founder Startup Business Development at Amazon Web Services, said in the suit she has been harassed, sexually assaulted, and kept from advancing to positions she deserved in the corporation.

Telangana: MoS MHA G Kishan Reddy takes his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Hyderabad

The second phase of nationwide vaccination to inoculate people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years with comorbidities, began yesterday.

Philippines reports first 6 cases of covid-19 south African variant – Health Ministry

Large Mumbai hospitals seek nod to give jabs

  • Large private hospitals of Mumbai such as Hinduja, Nanavati, Hiranandani, Breach Candy, Lilavati, as well as others in Maharashtra, have requested the state government to add them as vaccination sites in the second phase of the vaccination drive.
  • Currently, only those hospitals empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat scheme are allowed to become vaccination sites.

Bitcoin rises 8% to $48,861.48

  • Bitcoin rose 8 % to $48,861.48 on Monday, adding $3,620.52 to its previous close.
  • Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, has risen 76.2% from the year’s low of $27,734 on Jan. 4.

ASEAN to tell Myanmar military it is ‘appalled’ by violence: Singapore FM

Southeast Asian nations will be frank in telling Myanmar’s ruling junta they are appalled by violence in the country, and the region needs to bring together ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military to find a way out, Singapore’s foreign minister said.

PM to inaugurate the second edition of Maritime India Summit-2021 via video conferencing

St Vincent and the Grenadines receives 40,000 doses of Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonzalez personally reached the airport to receive the consignment. This Caribbean nation has reported over 1,550 COVID-19 cases and eight deaths.

Gautam Buddh Nagar, UP: Primary schools resumed offline classes after a gap of over 10 months yesterday

“I was not able to attend classes as I don’t have smartphone at home. I’m happy that now I will be able to study,” said a student

Pak may witness third wave of COVID-19 amid dull vaccination drive: Experts

Pakistan may witness a resurgence in the number of COVID-19 cases that might lead to a third wave of coronavirus in the country as restrictions related to the virus have been relaxed, Dawn reported citing health experts.

Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee joins BJP ahead of assembly polls

West Bengal Assembly elections will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. Counting of votes will take place on May 2.

India to deliver 1,000 metric tonnes rice, 1 lakh HCQ tablets to drought-hit Madagascar

  • India on Monday announced it will send a consignment of 1,000 metric tonnes of rice and 100,000 tablets of Hydroxychloroquine to drought-hit Madagascar.
  • The humanitarian assistance will be delivered onboard the Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa.
  • The ship will leave with food and medical assistance on March 3 and is expected to reach the Port of Ehoala in Madagascar between March 21 and 24.

Israel registers 5,479 new COVID-19 cases, 779,958 in total

Lebanon registers 1,888 new COVID-19 cases, 51 more deaths

France reports 4,703 new cases of coronavirus, 375 deaths

Cuba registers over 50,000 COVID-19 cases

Cuba’s Public Health Ministry on Monday reported 811 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 50,590, as well as two more deaths for an accumulation of 324.

SBI commits Rs 11 crore to support government’s COVID-19 vaccination drive

In order to support the next phase of the government’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, the State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to contribute Rs 11 crore to the PM CARES Fund, said an official statement on Monday.