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July 18, 2020

US-India passenger flights to resume from July 23

The government of India has agreed to allow U.S. air carriers to resume passenger services in the U.S.-India market starting July 23, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday. The Indian government, citing the coronavirus, had banned all scheduled services, prompting the U.S. Transportation Department in June to accuse India of engaging in "unfair and discriminatory practices" on charter air carriers serving India.

Coronavirus pandemic: 1 million cases recorded in 100 hours globally

Global coronavirus infections passed 14 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking the first time there has been a surge of 1 million cases in under 100 hours. The first case was reported in China in early January and it took three months to reach 1 million cases. It has taken just four days to climb to 14 million cases from 13 million recorded on July 13. The United States, with more than 3.6 million confirmed cases, is still seeing huge daily jumps in its first wave of COVID-19 infections.

India's COVID recovery rate among best globally due to healthcare system: PM Modi at UN ECOSOC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday delivered a keynote address virtually at the high-level segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) session. In his address, PM lauded the country's healthcare system to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. He also credited India's "grass-root health system" in helping the country "attain one of the best recovery rates in the world in the fight against COVID".

FMCG consumption nears pre-COVID levels, rural India bounces back faster: Nielsen

FMCG consumption is almost back to pre-COVID levels, according to Nielsen's latest edition of 'COVID-19 Consumer Evolving Trends' report. The report says that the FMCG value sales index which was at 100 in March, prior to the lockdown, dipped to 75 during the months of April and May. However, June saw a revival with the index touching 98, just a few points lower than the value in March. The recovery has been faster in rural India

Google loses ownership of URL blogspot.in; over 4.4 million users affected

Google's blogspot.in is currently inaccessible to many users in India. It seems that Google has forgotten to renew its Blogspot.in domain name, which has caused millions of blogging websites to break. Google bought Blogspot.in domain in 2003. People who post on the blogging platform are facing issues and not able to gain access to their blogs. This is because Google has lost rights to the URL blogspot.in.

I-T dept refunds Rs 71,229 crore to over 21 lakh taxpayers amid coronavirus pandemic

The income tax department has issued refunds worth Rs 71,229 crore to more than 21.24 lakh taxpayers during the last 3 months in a bid to ease the COVID-19 stress from taxpayers. This includes personal income tax refunds amounting to Rs 24,603 crore crore issued to 19.79 lakh taxpayers and corporate tax refunds worth Rs 46,626 crore to 1.45 lakh taxpayers during this period.

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