Govt extends Unlock 5.0 guidelines till November 30
The Unlock 5 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on September 30 will remain in force up to November 30, the government said on Tuesday. The lockdown, however, will continue to be implemented strictly in the containment zones till November 30, 2020, it said.
Hero MotoCorp to sell, develop Harley-Davidson bikes in India; deal signed
Harley-Davidson and Hero MotoCorp on Tuesday announced that the two are entering into a partnership in India. Hero MotoCorp, the world's largest maker of motorcycles and scooters in terms of unit volumes, will sell and service Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories through a network of brand-exclusive Harley-Davidson dealers and the Indian bikemaker's existing dealership network across the country.
Growth not a concern; India fits well in our long-term plan: Temasek India head
Temasek India head Ravi Lambah says India fits well in the long-term structural trends of sustainable living, longer life spans, rising consumer spending power, higher connectivity, smarter system, a sharing economy and a more connected world. He said these trends drive Temasek's investment thesis and will guide its decisions in India.
Facebook India public policy chief Ankhi Das steps down
Facebook India disclosed on Tuesday that its public policy director Ankhi Das has stepped down. Last week, Das was questioned by a parliamentary panel over Facebook's approach towards data security. Earlier this year, her name appeared in a controversy over Facebook overlooking hate speech posts by BJP politicians.
Coronavirus vaccine: Oxford COVID-19 shot produces strong immune response in elderly people
The coronavirus vaccine candidate being jointly developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, has induced a strong immune response in older age groups. The inoculation produced protective antibodies and T-cells in elderly people. The finding assumes importance as people in older age groups are seen at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19.
India, US sign landmark defence pact amid border standoff with China
India and the US on Tuesday inked a landmark defence agreement that will allow sharing of high-end military technology, classified satellite data and critical information between the two countries. The signing of the long-negotiated Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) during the third edition of the 2+2 dialogue between the two strategic partners also signals further boosting of bilateral defence and military ties.
Anyone can now buy land in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh; Centre notifies law
The Centre has notified fresh land laws for the Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh under which Indian citizen can buy land in these regions. The new law, which comes into force with immediate effect, omitted any precondition on purchase of land in Jammu and Kashmir, as mentioned under Article 370 for the outsiders.
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