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Lifting lockdowns, innovating against COVID and staycation trends

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Lifting lockdowns, innovating against COVID and staycation trends

Lifting lockdowns, innovating against COVID and staycation trends

Business Line looks at why ending lockdown in the UK may not save some businesses; a Dubai-based initiative to help innovators get their COVID-fighting technologies to market; and, how an unexpected eco-staycation trend in Italy could provide a welcome boost to local business.View on euronews

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India's Covid-19 recovery rate climbs to 67.62 per cent, CFR at 2.07 per cent

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PM Modi, Gujarat CM announce ex-gratia for Ahmedabad hospital fire victims [Video]

PM Modi, Gujarat CM announce ex-gratia for Ahmedabad hospital fire victims

A massive fire broke out at a COVID care hospital in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on August 06. Around eight people lost their lives, including five men and three women in the fire incident at Shrey Hospital. One paramedic also received burn injuries. Reportedly, the fire occurred due to a short circuit in ICU of the fourth floor of hospital. An inquiry into the matter is underway. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakhs each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the kin of the deceased. Rs 50,000 to be given to those injured due to the fire. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced an ex gratia amount of Rs 4 lakhs each to the families of the eight victims who died in the fire at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad. The CMO added that Rs 50,000 would be given to those injured in the incident. Earlier today as per Gujarat Chief Minister's Office, Gujarat Chief Minister has ordered a probe in the incident. "CM Vijay Rupani has ordered a probe in the incident of fire at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad. Sangeeta Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Home Department) will be leading the probe. The CM has ordered for a report within 3 days."

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RBI monetary policy: Repo rate unchanged, relief for MSMEs l Key details [Video]

RBI monetary policy: Repo rate unchanged, relief for MSMEs l Key details

The Reserve Bank of India left the repo rate unchanged at 4% and reverse repo rate at 3.35%. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das also said that they would maintain an accommodative stance in view of the Covid pandemic. Repo rate is the rate at which the RBI lends to commercial banks, and reverse repo is the rate at which it borrows from them. The Central bank also decided to allow lenders to provide a restructuring facility on some loans that were standard as on March 1, 2020. 'Real GDP growth in the first half of the year is estimated to remain in the contraction zone. For the year 2020-21 as a whole, real GDP growth is also estimated to be negative,' the RBI Governor said. Stressed MSME borrowers would be eligible for restructuring of debt, if their accounts were classified standard, Das added. The governor also raised the loan-to-value ratio against gold to 90% from current 75%, to mitigate COVID-19 impact on households. Watch the full video for all the takeaways from the RBI monetary policy announcements.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 06:03Published

Dubai Dubai Metropolis in United Arab Emirates

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Coffee-rubbed Wagyu steak: Dubai chef offers top-grade meals at home [Video]

Coffee-rubbed Wagyu steak: Dubai chef offers top-grade meals at home

Discover Chef Cima's recipe for top-grade, marbled Wagyu meat.View on euronews

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Watch: Wishes pour in as Hardik Pandya, Natasha Stankovic welcome baby boy [Video]

Watch: Wishes pour in as Hardik Pandya, Natasha Stankovic welcome baby boy

Cricketer Hardik Pandya and his partner, former Bigg Boss contestant and actor-dancer Natasa Stankovic, welcomed their first child on July 30. The Indian cricketer has been blessed with a baby boy. Pandya announced the news on Instagram. "We are blessed with our baby boy," he wrote. Hardik posted a picture of himself holding his son’s hand. The baby’s face, however, was not visible in the photo. Wishes and congratulatory messages poured in from everyone. Cricket fraternity also congratulated the couple on various social media platforms. Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane among others wished Pandya and Natasa on becoming parents. On May 31, the couple revealed they were expecting their first child. "Hardik and I have shared a memorable journey together so far and now, it’s only going to get better. Together, we are excited to welcome a new life into our lives very soon. We’re super excited for this new step of our life together and humbly ask your blessings and well wishes," Natasa had written on Instagram. The same pictures were also re-posted by Pandya on his instagram handle. Pandya got engaged to the Serbian actor on January 1 in Dubai.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 01:30Published

Italy Italy Country in southern Europe

Ferrari's new Roma coupe aims to take on Aston Martin and Mercedes [Video]

Ferrari's new Roma coupe aims to take on Aston Martin and Mercedes

A look at the Ferrari Roma, the Italian supercar maker's new four-seat GT car.

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Tourist damages 200-year-old Italian sculpture while posing for a photo

An Austrian tourist broke several toes off of the original plaster of the 200-year-old sculpture, “Paolina Borghese as Venus Victrix,” at the Museo Antonio..
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For Liam Neeson and son, 'Made in Italy' was a family affair

Liam Neeson and son Micheal Richardson remember late wife and mother, Natasha Richardson. The two act opposite each other in new comedy drama, "Made in Italy."..
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Tourist posing for photo breaks 19th Century Antonio Canova sculpture

A tourist has accidentally broken the toes of a historic artwork while visiting a museum in Italy.
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Italy inaugurates new bridge after deadly collapse [Video]

Italy inaugurates new bridge after deadly collapse

Italy inaugurated a new bridge in Genoa in place of one that collapsed and killed 43 people two years ago.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 00:50Published

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