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Rashi Bisaria | April 19, 2021

India to become No 1 electric vehicle manufacturer in world: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday expressed confidence that lithium-ion batteries would be manufactured fully in the country in the next six months and India will become number one electric vehicle maker in the world in due course of time. Addressing Amazon's Smbhav Summit virtually, Gadkari further said that the government wants to encourage automakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in India and he is in the final discussion with manufacturers.

Railway Ministry to transport liquid oxygen to help states combat COVID surge

Railway ministry on Sunday said that it is getting ready to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and oxygen cylinders across the key corridors amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. To begin with, ten empty cryogenic road tankers are likely to be dispatched tomorrow to fetch oxygen from the industrial belt of Jharkhand for the state of Maharashtra

AstraZeneca likely to have COVID-19 vaccine against South African variant by 2021-end

A modified version of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine tailored to combat a coronavirus variant first documented in South Africa could be ready by the end of 2021, an AstraZeneca official in Austria said in an interview published on Sunday. The EU has put a warning label on the vaccine over its possible linkage to extremely rare blood clots, Denmark has completely halted use of the vaccine and Britain has advised people under 30 to get another brand of vaccine.

Domino's India database likely hacked, 1 million credit card details leaked along with mail IDs, cell numbers

Popular pizza outlet Domino's India seems to have fallen victim to a cyber attack. According to Alon Gal co-founder of an Israeli cybercrime intelligence, the hackers have access to Domino's India 13TB of internal data which includes employee details of over 250 employees. The hackers claim to have got all customer details and 18 crore order details which include customer's names, phone numbers, email IDs, delivery address, payment details including more than 10 lakh credit card details used to purchase on Domino's India app. The hackers are aiming to sell the entire data to a single buyer.

 

Manmohan Singh writes to PM Modi on COVID-19 crisis, stresses on ramping up vaccinations

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the COVID-19 crisis, stressing that ramping up vaccination was the key to battling the pandemic. In a letter to the prime minister, the veteran Congress leader said one must not look at absolute numbers but the total percentage of population vaccinated.

China to expand digital yuan experiments to more cities

China will expand digital yuan experiments to more cities, but there is no specific timetable for its official rollout. China is one of the frontrunners in the global race to launch central bank digital currencies to modernise financial systems, ward off the threat from cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and speed up domestic and international payments.

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