Monthly Archive: February 2021

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PSBs  eye   ₹70,000 cr corpus for farm fund

A clutch of state-run banks with significant exposure to the farm sector has initiated discussions with the government to set up a credit guarantee fund to cover defaults by farmers, making lending to the sector less...

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Covid-19: More than 20 million in UK get first vaccine shot

More than 20 million people across the United Kingdom have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, data showed on Sunday as the country made more progress with Europe’s fastest vaccination programme. Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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How new IT rules will change the internet in India

The Indian government has taken its first big step towards regulating big tech platforms. The government’s new Intermediary Guidelines for the Information Technology Act (IT Act) place certain restrictions on platforms and how they function in...

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Germany limits travel from French region over Covid variant

BERLIN: Germany announced Sunday that travelers from France’s northeastern Moselle region will face additional restrictions because of the high rate of variant coronavirus cases there. Germany’s disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute, said it would...