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  • Pakistan PM Imran Khan to seek vote of confidence after election setback Mar 04, 2021 09:21 PM IST

    Pakistan PM Imran Khan to seek vote of confidence after election setback

    Imran Khan’s ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and its political allies were bidding to wrest control of Pakistan's Senate from opposition parties in indirect elections to 37 seats in the 104-member upper house of parliament.

  • After over 17,000 earthquakes in 7 days, Iceland braces for volcanic eruption Mar 04, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    After over 17,000 earthquakes in 7 days, Iceland braces for volcanic eruption

    The Meteorology department of Iceland has warned that the current spurt of tremors could trigger an eruption from Mount Keilir, which has been inactive for as many as 800 years. Authorities have already shut roads around the mountain as a precautionary measure.

  • Square unveils deal for Jay-Z's Tidal music platform Mar 04, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    Square unveils deal for Jay-Z's Tidal music platform

    Jay-Z bought Tidal from Europe-based Aspiro in 2015 in a deal valued at slightly more than $56 million, and sought to use the platform to give artists more control over their work.

  • S&P 500, Dow subdued ahead of Jerome Powell speech Mar 04, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    S&P 500, Dow subdued ahead of Jerome Powell speech

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 18.9 points, or 0.06 percent, at the open to 31289.01.

  • 2020 Global Food Security Index | Top 10 countries for food security Mar 04, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    2020 Global Food Security Index | Top 10 countries for food security

    The ninth edition of GFSI, compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, shows the deteriorating condition of global food security across the world due to the changing climate and declining natural resources. Future prosperity is based on 59 unique factors, including food affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural resources.

  • UK police rule out criminal inquiry into 1995 Princess Diana interview Mar 04, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    UK police rule out criminal inquiry into 1995 Princess Diana interview

    Princess Diana's interview with journalist Martin Bashir, watched by more than 20 million viewers in Britain, shocked the nation when she admitted to an affair and gave other intimate details of her failed marriage to heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles.

  • US weekly jobless claims increase less than expected Mar 04, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    US weekly jobless claims increase less than expected

    The labour market has lagged the acceleration in overall economic activity, which has been driven by nearly $900 billion in additional pandemic relief provided by the government in late December.

  • US, UK suspend tariffs and seek aircraft row resolution Mar 04, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    US, UK suspend tariffs and seek aircraft row resolution

    "The United Kingdom and the United States are undertaking a four-month tariff suspension to ease the burden on industry and take a bold, joint step towards resolving the longest running disputes at the World Trade Organization," a joint statement said.

  • New York City's convention centre transformed into field hospital and vaccination site Mar 04, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    New York City's convention centre transformed into field hospital and vaccination site

    The Javits Centre in Manhattan has been used in pandemic times as a temporary hospital and vaccination site.

  • COVID cases rising again in Europe: WHO Mar 04, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    COVID cases rising again in Europe: WHO

    "Last week, new cases of COVID-19 in Europe rose 9 percent to just above one million. This brought a promising six-week decline in new cases to an end, with more than half of our region seeing increasing numbers of new infections," WHO Europe's regional director Hans Kluge told a news conference.

  • H-1B: Three Republicans bring legislation in Congress to end allure of cheap foreign labour' Mar 04, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    H-1B: Three Republicans bring legislation in Congress to end allure of cheap foreign labour'

    The H-1B visa, most-sought after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

  • World food price index rises in February for ninth month running: FAO Mar 04, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    World food price index rises in February for ninth month running: FAO

    The Food and Agriculture Organization's food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products, meat and sugar, averaged 116.0 points last month versus a slightly revised 113.2 in January.

  • Brazil's COVID-19 crisis is a warning to the whole world, scientists say Mar 04, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    Brazil's COVID-19 crisis is a warning to the whole world, scientists say

    Just over 5.8 million Brazilians — roughly 2.6% of the population — had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday, according to the health ministry.

  • Texas power grid CEO fired after deadly February blackouts Mar 04, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    Texas power grid CEO fired after deadly February blackouts

    Bill Magness, CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, becomes the second senior official to depart in the wake of the one of the worst blackouts in US history.

  • Will deepen partnership with India for shared goals: Joe Biden administration Mar 04, 2021 09:09 AM IST

    Will deepen partnership with India for shared goals: Joe Biden administration

    This interim guidance was issued to convey President Joe Biden’s vision for how the United States will engage with other nations as his administration is yet to formulate a National Security Strategy.

  • BrahMos missiles' supply: India signs key pact with Philippines for sale of 'defence equipment' Mar 03, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    BrahMos missiles' supply: India signs key pact with Philippines for sale of 'defence equipment'

    The BrahMos missile is produced by an Indo-Russian joint venture and it can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or from land platforms.

  • S&P 500, Nasdaq fall as high-flying tech stocks slide Mar 03, 2021 10:05 PM IST

    S&P 500, Nasdaq fall as high-flying tech stocks slide

    Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc dropped 0.9 percent and 1.3 percent, weighing the most on the S&P 500.

  • US private payrolls miss expectations in February Mar 03, 2021 08:24 PM IST

    US private payrolls miss expectations in February

    Private payrolls rose by 117,000 jobs last month, the ADP National Employment Report showed on Wednesday. Data for January was revised up to show 195,000 jobs added instead of the initially reported 174,000.

  • Wall Street opens lower as private jobs data disappoints Mar 03, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    Wall Street opens lower as private jobs data disappoints

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 38.6 points, or 0.12 percent, at the open to 31352.96.

  • Hungary's PM Viktor Orban-led party quits European centre-right group Mar 03, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    Hungary's PM Viktor Orban-led party quits European centre-right group

    The decision to quit came immediately after the conservative bloc voted for a rules change that opened the way for it to suspend Fidesz from their ranks over its alleged repeated democratic backsliding.

  • Renewable diesel boom highlights challenges in clean-energy transition Mar 03, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    Renewable diesel boom highlights challenges in clean-energy transition

    Unlike other green fuels such as biodiesel, renewable diesel can power conventional auto engines without being blended with diesel derived from crude oil, making it attractive for refiners aiming to produce low-pollution options.

  • A look at how Neera Tanden lost her chance to head the Office of Management and Budget Mar 03, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    A look at how Neera Tanden lost her chance to head the Office of Management and Budget

    United Stated President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators for her controversial tweets. Nearly all Republicans and at least one Democrat, refused to vote for Tanden because of her previous tweets in which she disparaged lawmakers, take a look at the full picture here

  • World Bank readies COVID-19 vaccine funds for around 30 African countries Mar 03, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    World Bank readies COVID-19 vaccine funds for around 30 African countries

    The World Bank said financing projects were being prepared in African countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, Mozambique, Tunisia, eSwatini, Rwanda and Senegal, without disclosing the amount of support under discussion.

  • Livestock-guarding dogs breed Turkish pride Mar 03, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Livestock-guarding dogs breed Turkish pride

    For 30 years, Huseyin Yildiz has bred powerful shepherd dogs in Turkey’s central Anatolian province of Sivas, home of the livestock-guarding Kangal canines that are a source of pride for the country.

  • Joe Biden calls on states to prioritise vaccinations for teachers Mar 03, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    Joe Biden calls on states to prioritise vaccinations for teachers

    Joe Biden also announced that Merck & Co Inc would help make rival Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, a partnership similar to those seen during World War Two.

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