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Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 4.4 mn: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa, April 17 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,408,245 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease...

Edward Snowden’s NFT artwork sells for over $5.4 mn

San Francisco, April 17 | An NFT (non-fungible token) artwork by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been sold for more than $5.4 million.The...

Residential realty attracts $234 mn PE investments in Jan-Mar

Mumbai, April 16 | Amid revival in housing demand, the residential segment witnessed private equity (PE) investments worth $234 million in Q1 2021 which...

Africa’s confirmed Covid cases pass 4.38 mn

Addis Ababa, April 16 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,383,168 as of Thursday, the Africa Centres for Disease...

Amazon launches $250 mn fund to support Indian startups

New Delhi, April 15 | E-commerce major Amazon on Thursday announced a $250 million fund -- Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund -- to invest in...

IFC plans to invest about $20 mn in PE Faering Capital’s...

Chennai, April 14 | International Finance Corporation (IFC) has proposed an equity investment up to $20 million into Faering Capital International Growth Fund III...

Covaxin production to ramped up to 12 mn using B’luru plant

Bengaluru/Hyderabad, April 13 | Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Tuesday welcomed Bharat Biotech's move to start manufacturing Covaxin coronavirus vaccine at its Bengaluru...

Despite short supply, COVAX distributed nearly 40 mn vaccine doses: WHO

Geneva, April 13 | Close to 40 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have already been distributed through the COVAX Facility, half of them in Africa,...

Africa’s Covid-19 cases pass 4.35 mn: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa, April 13 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,350,512, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

BYJU’S raises $455 mn led by Baron Funds as part of...

New Delhi, April 12 | Leading ed-tech company BYJU'S has raised $455 million from investors that include Baron Funds and Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin's...

Africa’s Covid-19 cases pass 4.34 mn: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa, April 12 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,340,817, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Argentina surpasses 2.5 mn cases of Covid-19

Buenos Aires, April 12 | The Argentinean Ministry of Health reported that the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the country has...

AI Startup Shubu.ai led by IITian raises USD 1 mn to...

- Shubu.ai, Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence (AI) enterprise, has raised $1 million from a prominent health-tech investor BENGALURU, India, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --...

Europe stumbles through Covid-19 with 1 mn deaths

Brussels, April 10 | For Danica Angela Marcos, the weirdest yet saddest scenario was to watch her grandfather's funeral live on Zoom, seeing her...

African countries receive over 33.8 mn Covid-19 vaccine doses

Addis Ababa, April 10 | African countries have received over 33.8 million Covid-19 vaccine doses from the COVAX facility and through bilateral agreements outside...

After FB, LinkedIn now faces massive 500 mn users’ data leak

New Delhi, April 9 | While people are yet to digest the huge Facebook data leak of 533 million users (including 6.1 million Indians),...

Africa’s Covid-19 cases pass 4.3 mn

Addis Ababa, April 9 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,301,375, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Srei Equipment Finance receives EoI for up to $250 mn capital...

Kolkata, April 8 | Srei Equipment Finance Ltd on Thursday said that it has received expression of interest for up to $250 million capital...

Gupshup enters Unicorn club with $100 mn funding

New Delhi, April 8 | Adding another unicorn to the Indian growth story, enterprise messaging platform GupShup on Thursday said it has raised $100...

Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases surpass 4.29 mn

Addis Ababa, April 8 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,291,017, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Glenmark Pharma to use IFC’s $40 mn loan for debt refinance...

Chennai, April 6 | Pharma major Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd will be utilising the $40 million loan from International Finance Corporation (IFC) to refinance existing...

2.1 mn people in Ethiopia in need of humanitarian assistance: UN

Addis Ababa, April 5 | The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) disclosed on Sunday that around 2.1 million people...

Google to invest over $44 mn in taxi-hailing firm Kakao Mobility

Seoul, April 2 | Tech giant Google will invest more than 50 billion won ($44.15 million) in Kakao Mobility Corp., the top taxi-hailing company...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 129.4 mn

Washington, April 2 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 129.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.82...

More than 1.4 mn people at risk of hunger in Kenya:...

Nairobi, April 2 | More than 1.4 million Kenyans are at risk of hunger, starvation and potentially face acute food insecurity, a government official...

Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases surpass 4.22 mn

Addis Ababa, April 2 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,222,260 as of Thursday afternoon, the Africa Centers for...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 128.7 mn

Washington, April 1 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 128.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.81...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 128.1 mn

Washington, March 31 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 128.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.80...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 127 mn

Washington, March 29 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 127 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.78...

Lockdown 2.0 looms in Maha as Covid cases cross 2.7 mn...

Mumbai, March 28 | Registering a new high of a staggering 40,000 plus Covid cases on Sunday, Maharashtra stared at another lockdown as its...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 126.6 mn

Washington, March 28 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 126.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.77...

Africa’s confirmed Covid cases pass 4.16 mn

Addis Ababa, March 28 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,166,555 as of Saturday noon, the Africa Centers for...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 126 mn

Washington, March 27 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 126 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.76...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 125.3 mn

Washington, March 26 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 125.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.75...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 124.6 mn

Washington, March 25 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 124.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.74...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 123.6 mn

Washington, March 23 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 123.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.72...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 123.1 mn

Washington, March 22 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 123.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.71...

Covid-19 cases in Iran surpass 1.8 mn

Tehran, March 22 | Iran reported 7,260 new Covid-19 cases, raising its caseload to 1,801,065.The pandemic has so far claimed 61,797 lives in Iran,...

‘Vande Bharat’ mission brings back over 6.7 mn Indians (Lead)

New Delhi, March 21 | India's massive evacuation programme triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic has brought back over 6.7 million from abroad.In a tweet,...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 122.7 mn

Washington, March 21 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 122.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.70...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 121.7 mn

Washington, March 19 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 121.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.68...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 121 mn

Washington, March 18 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 121 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.67...

Over 4.2 mn Turks receive second dose of vaccine

Istanbul, March 18 | More than 4.2 million Turkish people have received their second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech,...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 120.6 mn

Washington, March 17 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed the grim milestone of 120.6 million as the pandemic is still...

1.6 mn people in Kerala receive Covid jabs

Thiruvananthapuram, March 16 | Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said the state is leading the rest of the country in the pace...

India supplied over 58 mn doses of Covid vax to 70...

New Delhi, March 16 | The Indian government has supplied as many as 70 nations with over 58 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines so...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 120 mn

Washington, March 16 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed the grim milestone of 120 million as the pandemic is still...

Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 4.03 mn

Addis Ababa, March 15 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,036,415 as of Monday, the Africa Centers for Disease...

Brazil’s Covid tally tops 11 mn

Brasilia, March 15 | Brazil's overall coronavirus caseload has increased to 11,483,370 after an additional 43,812 people tested positive for the virus in the...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 119.8 mn

Washington, March 15 | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 119.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.65...

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Global cues, value buy lift equities, metal stocks trade higher (Ld)

Mumbai, April 22 | Global cues along with value buying opportunities pushed India's benchmark indices higher during Thursday's late-afternoon trade session.Accordingly, market opened with...