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Shailendra Shukla | November 17, 2020

Digital media outlets must bring down FDI to 26% by Oct 2021: I&B Ministry

The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has issued a notice regarding Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to all entities which are involved in uploading or streaming news and current affairs through digital media. In the notification, the ministry has asked the news aggregators and news agencies, which supply information to digital media firms and companies uploading news and current affairs on websites to comply with the decision of Union Government's on September 18, 2019, permitting 26 per cent FDI under the government approval route.

No further lockdown; COVID-19 has peaked in Delhi: Satyendra Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has stated the National Capital will not be put under another lockdown in the wake of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jain said that COVID-19 cases in Delhi have already peaked out and there is no need for further lockdowns.He also believes that COVID-19 cases will now gradually decline in the National Capital.

Elon Musk's SpaceX launches four astronauts into space

Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA's first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft. SpaceX's newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the crew has dubbed Resilience, lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7:27 p.m. eastern time (0027 GMT on Monday) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 94.5% effective; can be stored in homes, clinics for 30 days

US pharmaceutical major Moderna has revealed that its experimental coronavirus vaccine is 94.5 per cent effective against preventing the vaccine. The vaccine efficacy data was ascertained by an independent, NIH-appointed Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the Phase 3 study of mRNA-1273, Moderna's vaccine candidate against COVID-19.

HDFC Asset Management Company appoints Navneet Munot as MD & CEO

HDFC Asset Management Company has appointed Navneet Munot as its Managing Director & CEO. Manot will succeed the present Managing Director Milind Barve. Currently, Manot is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at the SBI Mutual Fund, where he has worked for 12 years.

India's diesel sales dip 5% in first half of November

India's diesel sales dipped 5% in the first half of November after briefly recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in October, raising concerns about industrial growth in Asia's third largest economy. India's diesel consumption, which accounts for about 40% of overall refined fuel sales in the country and is a key parameter linked to its economic growth, had risen for the first time in eight months in October.

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