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June 9, 2020

Flipkart to deliver in paper-based packaging instead of poly bags

Flipkart had earlier announced it would eliminate single use plastic in packaging. The idea was to move towards using 100% recycled plastic in its supply chain by March 2021. The firm has already reduced its new plastic consumption by 50% through different initiatives. One of its latest initiatives is to use eco-friendly recycled paper bags to replace the poly pouches for packaging of products.

Delhi govt to assess possibility of COVID-19 community transmission in national capital

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will hold a meeting today to assess whether there is community transmission of COVID-19 in the national capital. Sisodia said if community transmission of the virus was taking place in Delhi, the AAP government would have to change its strategy accordingly to deal with the situation.

'No time to play politics; use MGNREGA wisely,' Sonia Gandhi tells Modi govt

Sonia Gandhi has said the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) passed during the tenure of the Congress government has proved its worth during its existence despite "enduring six years of a hostile government". The Congress President said that MGNREGA is a shining example of a radical and rational systemic change. She also asked the Modi government to not play politics and use a "powerful mechanism" as MGNREGA wisely.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recalls how his father spent a year's salary on his flight ticket to US

Binny Bansal, Vijay Shekhar Sharma invest Rs 325 crore in new venture capital firm Arkam

Homegrown venture fund Arkam Ventures has received backing from top entrepreneurs such as ex-Flipart co-founder Binny Bansal, Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma, SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India), and US-based global fund of funds Capria. Arkam, formerly known as Unitary Helion, is looking to raise Rs 700 crore by March 2021.

LG Anil Baijal overrules CM Kejriwal's decision; orders Delhi hospitals to treat all COVID-19 patients

Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has reportedly overruled Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's order that prohibited coronavirus patients from other states to get treatment at private and government hospitals, except those run by the Centre, in Delhi. In his capacity as the Chairperson of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, Baijal has directed departments and authorities of NCT of Delhi to ensure that no coronavirus patient is denied treatment in hospitals on grounds of not being a resident of Delhi

Coronavirus vaccine update: AstraZeneca 'on track' to roll out vaccine in September

Drugmaker AstraZeneca has said that it is "on track" to roll out up to two billion doses of coronavirus vaccine in September. AstraZeneca is developing the AZD1222 vaccine in partnership with Oxford University. AstraZeneca recently approached rival drugmaker Gilead Sciences about a potential merger. According to a Bloomberg report, Gilead was contacted last month by AstraZeneca about the possibilities of merger.

Coronavirus effect: Parle-G clocks best sales in 8 decades; maker's market share increases by 5%



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