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Tata Motors delivers 712 EVs to individual customers in single day

Tata Motors along with its dealer partners delivered 712 electric vehicles on Saturday to individual customers in Maharashtra and Goa. The Mumbai-based auto major delivered 564 Nexon EVs and 148 Tigor EVs to customers.

Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray slams centre on Bullet Train

He said land worth crores of rupees has been given for the Bullet Train at Bandra Kurla complex. It’s all right that the bullet train is happening but what’s the use ( of it). It will be from Ahmedabad to Mumbai, how would it benefit Mumbaikars.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan ahead of trust vote

  • Even our Parliament Committee has seen this official document, which says that if you remove Imran you will have good terms with America: PM Imran Khan
  • If (Leader of Opposition & PML (N) leader) Shahbaz Sharif takes over, they will do slavery of America: Khan

40,000 MT diesel from India reaches crisis-hit Lanka as it struggles to mitigate power outage

A consignment of 40,000 metric tonnes of diesel from India reached Sri Lanka on Saturday, the fourth such assistance from New Delhi, to mitigate the spike in power cuts in the island nation, which is facing an unprecedented economic and energy crisis caused due to shortage of foreign exchange. Power cuts lasting over 13 hours were imposed on Thursday, the longest cut since 1996 when a strike by the state power entity employees caused a 72-hour black out.

Kerala reports 331 new COVID19 cases, 1 death & 472 recoveries in the last 24 hours

8 deaths that were not added to COVID death list due to a lack of documents & 65 deaths as per new guidelines of central govt, added. Death toll 68,066, active cases 2,836: State Government

Sri Lanka imposes curfew ahead of Sunday protest

Sri Lanka imposed a countrywide curfew starting Saturday evening until Monday morning, in addition to a state of emergency declared by the president, in an attempt to prevent more unrest after protesters took to the streets blaming the government for the worsening economic crisis.

Northwest India records highest temperature in 122 years

Northwest India has recorded the highest temperature in 122 years, however, people can get some respite from April 2 to April 4 before the temperature rises again. RK Jenamani, senior scientist, India Meteorological Department (IMD), while speaking with ANI, said, “Northwest India has contributed to the highest temperature of 30.73 degrees Celsius which is the highest in 122 years. The temperature was continuously higher and the western Himalayan region recorded heatwave conditions.”

India Women’s Hockey team beat Wales 5-1 in FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup

Kyrgyz police arrest activists at rally against Putin

Police in Kyrgyzstan detained around 20 activists who defied court bans on rallies related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by protesting against Russian leader Vladimir Putin, an AFP correspondent saw Saturday. The arrests in the capital Bishkek come as the gruelling conflict fuels pro- and anti-Moscow sentiment in ex-Soviet Central Asia, a five-country region tightly-tied to Russia.

COVID vaccines open for 5-11-year olds in England

Parents and carers of children aged between five and 11 years will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccine for them in England from Saturday. The country’s National Health Service (NHS) opened bookings as part of its next phase of COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with appointments available at hundreds of sites starting on Monday.

Turkey offers to evacuate civilians from Ukraine’s Mariupol city

Turkey has offered to help evacuate civilians from the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol by ship. The Turkish defence minister said Saturday that “we can provide ship support for the evacuation of civilians and injured Turkish and other countries’ citizens in Mariupol from the sea”. State-run Anadolu Agency reported that Hulusi Akar said Turkey was coordinating possible evacuations with the authorities of the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

Kejriwal’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Ahmedabad

Russia, Kazakhstan urge deal for neutral, nuclear-free Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakh leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev agreed during a phone call on Saturday that it was vital for an agreement to be reached for a neutral, non-aligned and nuclear-free Ukraine, Kazakhstan’s presidential office said.

Iraq oil exports $11.07 bn in March, highest for 50 years

Iraq exported $11.07 billion of oil last month, the highest level for half a century, as crude prices soared amid shortfall fears following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the oil ministry said. The second largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Iraq exported “100,563,999 barrels for revenues of $11.07 billion, the highest revenue since 1972”, the ministry said.

Russian forces in ‘rapid retreat’ from northern areas: Ukraine

Russian forces are making a “rapid retreat” from areas around the capital Kyiv and the city of Chernigiv in northern Ukraine, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhaylo Podolyak said.

Veteran war crimes prosecutor urges ICC to issue Putin arrest warrant

Former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte has called for the International Criminal Court to quickly issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin over actions in Ukraine. “Putin is a war criminal,” Del Ponte, who came to prominence investigating war crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, said in an interview with the Le Temps daily, published Saturday.

UP CM says encephalitis has been eradicated in the state

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath says his government has been successful in “eradicating” encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh, alleges that previous dispensations in the state did not do anything for prevention of the disease

Excise Policy of Chandigarh for the year 2021-22

AIR’s Abhyaas

All India Radio launches weekly interactive programme ‘Abhyaas’ for job seekers and students preparing for various competitive examinations

Russia says cooperation in space only possible once sanctions are lifted

Russia’s space director said on Saturday that the restoration of normal ties between partners at the International Space Station (ISS) and other joint space projects would be possible only once Western sanctions against Moscow are lifted.

Ukraine’s economy could contract 40% in 2022, ministry says

Ukraine’s economy shrank 16% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year and could contract 40% in 2022 as a result of Russia’s invasion, the economy ministry said in a statement on Saturday, citing preliminary estimates. “Areas in which remote work is impossible have suffered the most,” it said.

PM prioritises cross border connectivity with Nepal

PM Deuba and I agreed to give priority to trade and cross-border connectivity initiatives between two countries: PM Modi

Ukraine economy shrinks by 16 percent

Ukraine economy shrinks 16% YoY in the first quarter: Economy Ministry preliminary estimate

Cross-border rail network

PM Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba inaugurate cross-border rail network between Jaynagar in Bihar and Nepal’s Kurtha.

Solu power transmission line in Nepal

PM Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Deuba inaugurate Solu power transmission line in Nepal.

Ukraine says seven humanitarian corridors planned for evacuations on Saturday

Seven humanitarian corridors to evacuate people from Ukraine’s besieged regions are planned for Saturday, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said. The planned corridors include one for people evacuating by private transport from the city of Mariupol and by buses for Mariupol residents out of the city of Berdyansk, Vereshchuk.said.

RuPay launched in Nepal

PM Narendra Modi & Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba jointly launch RuPay in Nepal.

FRI urges for a suitability analysis before taking up plantation exercises

Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute (FRI) tells Delhi govt to conduct site suitability analysis before taking up plantation exercises to improve survival rate of saplings: Officials

Multifaceted partnership of India and Nepal

Working together to take India-Nepal relations to newer heights.The meeting between PM Narendra Modi & Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba gets underway.Wide-ranging talks on our multifaceted partnership are on the agenda: MEA Spox Arindam Bagchi

PM Modi meets Nepal PM in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba meet at Hyderabad House in Delhi.

1 million jobs expected to be created in India in 4-5 years

We expect 1 mn jobs creation in India in next 4-5 yrs. A number of new opportunities will open for Indian chefs & Yoga instructors in the time to come. We’ve also discussed the cooperation of education institutions b/w India & Australia: Union minister Piyush Goyal on IndAus ECTA

Vaccination at BMC centers will resume on Monday

No Covid-19 vaccination at BMC centers today and tomorrow on the occasion of Gudi Padwa. The vaccination will resume on Monday, 4th April.

The two economies can fulfill each other’s needs: PM Modi

Great potential b/w our two economies to fulfill each other’s needs. With this Agreement, we’ll be able to benefit from opportunities. On the basis of this Agreement,together we’ll be able to contribute to increasing supply chains resilience & stability of Indo-Pacific region: PM

India-Australia trade pact

India, Australia ink interim trade pact to boost economic ties

‘India & Australia are natural partners’

India-Australia are natural partners, connected by shared values of democracy, rule of law & transparency. Like 2 brothers, the 2 nations supported each other during pandemic: Union Min Piyush Goyal at India-Australia Economic Cooperation & Trade Agreement virtual signing ceremony

Thousands flee Mariupol as Red Cross prepares fresh rescue effort

More than 3,000 people have escaped the besieged region of Mariupol in a convoy of buses and private cars, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday as the Red Cross prepared a fresh evacuation effort for the devastated southern port.

Buses carrying Mariupol residents arrive in Zaporizhzhia

Dozens of buses tightly packed with exhausted evacuees from Mariupol and other Russian-occupied cities in southeast Ukraine arrived in Zaporizhzhia Friday to the relief of waiting relatives, according to an AFP reporter on the scene.

Navratri celebration in MP

Russia launches 3 missile strikes on Ukraine’s Odessa

Ukrainian authorities have said that Russia has launched three missile strikes on the strategic port city of Odessa, causing casualties.

Sri Lanka economic crisis

Ship with 40,000 tonnes of diesel under Indian credit line reaches island nation

India Covid cases

India reports 1,260 fresh COVID19 cases, 1,404 recoveries and 83 deaths in the last 24 hours

Gujarat: Prices of lemon soar as high as Rs 200/kg in Rajkot

PM Modi greets people on Navratri, Vikram Samvat

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of the beginning of Navratri and also the traditional Indian new year, which is celebrated as different festivals in different parts of India.

  • “Happy Navratri to all countrymen. May this festival of the worship of Shakti infuse new energy in everyone’s life,” he tweeted.

  • May Vikram Samvat bring new enthusiasm and zeal to your life, he said in another tweet. Modi also extended his greetings on the occasion of Ugadi, Cheti Chand, Sajibu Cheiraoba, Navreh and Gudi Padwa; various festivals celebrated in different parts of the country to mark the traditional new year.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou named chairwoman in rotating role

  • Telecoms giant Huawei Technologies has given its finance chief Meng Wanzhou, who returned to China in 2021 after nearly three years detention in Canada, the new rotating position of chairwoman, according to the company’s website.

  • Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, will act as the company’s top leader and head Huawei’s board of directors for six months when it is her turn. The announcement did not specify when her term would begin. The rotating chairmen are Eric Xu and Ken Hu. Meng is also deputy chairwoman and will remain CFO, according to the company’s website.

China says not deliberately circumventing sanctions on Russia

  • China is not deliberately circumventing sanctions on Russia, a senior Chinese diplomat said, a day after China and the European Union held a virtual summit during which the EU told Beijing not to allow Moscow to work around Western sanctions imposed over its invasion of Ukraine.

  • Wang Lutong, director-general of European affairs at China’s foreign ministry, told that China is contributing to the global economy by conducting normal trade with Russia.

Cordelia cruise drug case

NCB’s panch witness in Cordelia cruise drug case, Prabhakar Sail died yesterday. As per his lawyer Tushar Khandare, he died of a heart attack at his residence in Mahul area of Chembur yesterday

FIFA World Cup 2022 Final Draw

China reports 2,129 new COVID cases

Mainland China reported 2,129 new COVID-19 cases on April 1, up from 1,827 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Saturday. The National Health Commission said in a statement 2,086 of the new cases were local infections, compared with 1,787 a day earlier. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 7,869 from 5,559.

Pentagon commits extra $300 mn in security aid to Ukraine

US Department of Defense will provide up to $300 million in security assistance to bolster Ukraine’s capacity to defend itself: Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby

Sarah Palin announces run for US House seat from Alaska

Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008, will run for Alaska’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the New York Times reported on Friday. It would be Palin’s first run for public office since serving as John McCain’s running mate in a campaign that saw Democrat Barack Obama elected president in November 2008.

Petrol & diesel prices

  • Price of petrol & diesel in Delhi at Rs 102.61 per litre & Rs 93.87 per litre respectively today (increased by 80 paise)
  • In Mumbai, the petrol & diesel prices per litre at Rs 117.57 & Rs 101.79 (increased by 85 paise)
  • In Chennai, the petrol & diesel prices per litre at Rs 108.21 and Rs 108.21 (increased by 76 paise)
  • In Kolkata, the price of petrol is Rs 112.19 (increased by 84 paise) and diesel is Rs 97.02 (increased by 80 paise)

More than 3,000 people ‘rescued’ from Mariupol: Zelenskyy

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy has said that more than 3,000 people have been ‘rescued’ from besieged Mariupol in the war-hit nation. Meanwhile, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow will be ready to supply to India any goods which it wants to buy from us.

Will Smith resigns from the Academy for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars

US cancels its ballistic missile test

The United States has cancelled a planned test-launch of its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a bid to lower the nuclear tensions with Russia amid the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine, the US Air Force said on Friday (local time).The US Air Force’s press desk confirmed the cancellation to Xinhua, saying the reason for the decision was the same as when the Air Force announced the delay of the test on March 2, which was to avoid misinterpretation or miscommunication with Russia during Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine.

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