Congress releases party manifesto for Lok Sabha elections: The Congress today released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections in which the party has promised to ensure minimum income guarantee to the poor and provide jobs. Addressing a gathering after releasing the manifesto in New Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, under the minimum guarantee scheme named as Nyay Yojana, the party has promised to give 72 thousand rupees annually to five crore poor families constituting 20 percent of total population in their bank accounts with the monthly instalment of 6000 rupees
20 tremors hit Andaman and Nicobar islands in a span of 11 hours: Twenty medium intensity earthquakes hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands in a span of 11 hours on Monday, according to the National Center for Seismology. All the tremors were of magnitude between 4.5 and 5.5, the National Center for Seismology said.
Himachal receives more snowfall this winter: Most parts of Himachal Pradesh received several times more snowfall this winter compared to the last year, the Meteorological Department said.
India and Chile exchange three MoUs for cooperation: India and Chile signed three MoUs in the fields of mining, culture, and empowerment of persons with disabilities; Chile announces it will allow visa-free entry to Indians holding valid US Visa. President Ram Nath Kovid participates in India-Chile Business Forum and interacts with young scientists at University of Chile.
Mike Pompeo to skip G7 foreign ministers talks in France: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will skip a meeting of Group of Seven ministers this week in France, the State Department said Tuesday, amid persistent tensions between Europe and President Donald Trump.
Ethiopian Airlines crash report expected this week: A preliminary report into the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 in which 157 people died will be likely issued this week, the Ethiopian government said on Monday.
Brexit: British Lawmakers vote against all Brexit alternative plans: British Lawmakers again fail to agree on proposals for the next steps in the Brexit process; reject four possible alternative plans for Brexit; Theresa May to meet her cabinet to discuss next step.
SFIO arrests former IL&FS vice chairman for fraudulent conduct: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has arrested former vice chairman of crisis-hit IL&FS for fraudulent conduct and causing wrongful loss to the company and its creditors.
Reserve Bank to inject USD 5 billion more liquidity into banking system: The Reserve Bank of India on Monday said it will inject long-term liquidity worth 5 billion US Dollars into the banking system through a dollar-rupee buy-sell swap for a tenure of three years on April 23.
RBI to unveil this fiscal’s first bi-monthly policy decision: The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will meet for the new fiscal’s first bi-monthly monetary policy on Tuesday.
GST collection records Rs 1.06 lakh cr in March: GST collections scaled record high of Rs 1.06 lakh crore in March, up from Rs 97,247 crore in the previous month, as compliance improved amid increased number of returns filed.
Asian Airgun Championships: Another golden sweep by India: India finish with 16 gold medals at Asian Airgun Championships.
India retains ICC Test Championship for third year: India win ICC Test Championship title for third successive year, also bag the million dollar prize.
Novel solution to recycle world’s batteries: Scientists have created a solvent that can extract valuable elements from discarded batteries, and could potentially help reduce the amount of electronic wastes ending up in landfills.
Killed by cholera, Yemeni doctor knew he was fighting ‘disastrous’ epidemic: Yemeni doctor Mohammed Abdul-Mughni described the surge in cholera cases he was treating as “disastrous” in a country battered by years of war and short of medical staff. Two weeks later cholera took his life too.
Five dead from suspected food poisoning at French retirement home: Five residents at a retirement home in southern France have died and more than a dozen others are in a serious condition after a suspected case of mass food poisoning, officials said Monday.
Tamil filmmaker J Mahendran dies at 79: Veteran filmmaker J Mahendra, known for infusing realism in Tamil cinema and for giving superstar Rajinikanth his career breakthrough with “Mullum Malarum”, died here on Tuesday at the age of 79.