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March 14, 2019

Azim Premji commits Rs 1.45 lakh crore, 67 per cent stake in Wipro to philanthropy

Wipro chairman Azim Premji is set to give serious competition to two of the world's richest and most active philanthropists, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, by increasing his commitment towards philanthropy. He has earmarked 34 per cent of Wipro shares worth Rs 52,750 crore (USD 7.5 billion) held by certain entities controlled by him for philanthropic activities. This is in addition to his earlier donations. With this, the total value of the philanthropic endowment corpus contributed by Premji is Rs 1.45 lakh crore.

HDFC Bank hits 52-week high, crosses Rs 6 trillion market cap mark

The market capitalisation of HDFC Bank crossed Rs 6 trillion mark for the first time ever, after shares of the private sector lender spiked to an all-time high on Wednesday. Driven by heavy volume, shares of HDFC Bank rose as much as 2.87 percent in intra-day trade to hit 52-week high of Rs 2,233, surpassing its previous high
 
CBI seeks more details from Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over theft of Indian users' data

The Central Bureau of Investigation has approached Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for further details after receiving their response over alleged data theft. The probe agency had sought answers from the two companies over charges of illegally harvesting Indian users' data from social media platforms.

China blocks India's bid to declare JeM chief Masood Azhar global terrorist for fourth time

In yet another attempt to shield terrorists based in Pakistan, China has blocked India's bid to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist for the fourth time. This has happened despite India's huge diplomatic pressure to ban the JeM chief, who is the mastermind behind the ghastly suicide bomb attack in Jammu and Kashmir, which left 44 CRPF jawans dead. After the February-14 Pulwama terrorist attack, the US, the UK and France had moved the United Nations (UN) to declare Masood a global terrorist on February 27. However, China has again chosen to side with its "all-weather friend" Pakistan, citing it wanted a solution (of the conflict in J&K) "acceptable to all".

Boeing 737 Max won't be allowed in Indian airspace; airlines brace for flight cancellations

The Civil Aviation Ministry has closed the Indian airspace for Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The decision was taken during an emergency meeting of Indian airlines with the Civil Aviation Secretary yesterday. SpiceJet, which has 12 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes in its fleet, cancelled 14 flights yesterday.

Pakistan Air Force jets detected close to LoC, Indian air defence systems on high alert

Indian air defence systems reportedly detected Pakistan Air Force jets near Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. Radars on Indian side picked up two fighter jets going supersonic over Pakistan occupied Kashmir just 10 kilometers from the LoC in Poonch sector on Tuesday night. The three wings of Indian defence forces - Army, Air Force and Navy - have been in a heightened state of preparedness over the past few weeks