IMF board approves policy reforms to support recovery of low-income nations

IMF board approves policy reforms to support recovery of low-income nations

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund has approved a set of policy reforms to the concessional lending facilities to better support the recovery of low-income countries from Covid-19

Just over half of Americans believe voting is a ‘fundamental right’ as states pass legislation tightening ballot access, Pew poll shows

Just over half of Americans believe voting is a ‘fundamental right’ as states pass legislation tightening ballot access, Pew poll shows

A new Brennan Center analysis found that 18 GOP-controlled states have passed 30 laws with provisions that tighten voting rules midway through 2021.

India in talks with Russia for $2-3 bn investment in upstream oil assets

India in talks with Russia for $2-3 bn investment in upstream oil assets

Tie-ups in Arctic projects also being evaluated

3 people on how ending the COVID-19 student-loan forbearance will impact their lives and finances

3 people on how ending the COVID-19 student-loan forbearance will impact their lives and finances

“The forbearance has given me room to breathe. I’ve always wanted an emergency fund, and thanks to the CARES Act I’ve been able to start one.”

HealthifyMe raises $75 mn funding from Khosla Ventures, LeapFrog

HealthifyMe raises $75 mn funding from Khosla Ventures, LeapFrog

HealthifyMe said its users have lost 20 million pounds of weight, tracked over 1 billion foods and burnt over 66 billion calories working out on HealthifyMe.

Sean Hannity, other Fox Hosts, recant disinformation campaigns on COVID-19 vaccine.

Sean Hannity, other Fox Hosts, recant disinformation campaigns on COVID-19 vaccine.

Fox implemented its own internal passport; many hosts who have been railing against the vaccine are hypocrites who have been fully vaccinated.

3.1 million domestic air passengers in June, 47% higher than in May: DGCA

3.1 million domestic air passengers in June, 47% higher than in May: DGCA

Indian airlines are allowed to operate a maximum of 65 per cent of their pre-pandemic domestic flights.

Democrats introduced a bill to rename more than 1,000 forests, lakes, and mountain peaks named with racist slurs or offensive language

Democrats introduced a bill to rename more than 1,000 forests, lakes, and mountain peaks named with racist slurs or offensive language

Places that have been flagged for offensive names include slurs for Black people, Native Americans, and Mexicans living in the US.

Govt ready for healthy discussion in Parliament: PM at all-party meet

Govt ready for healthy discussion in Parliament: PM at all-party meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told an all-party meeting ahead of the Monsoon session that the government was ready for a healthy and meaningful discussion in Parliament on various issues

3 Texas Democratic lawmakers who fled the state to block GOP bills tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, DC

3 Texas Democratic lawmakers who fled the state to block GOP bills tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, DC

Chris Turner, chairman of the state’s House Democratic Caucus, said it was a “sober reminder that COVID is still with us.”

India records 38,079 fresh Covid-19 cases, 560 deaths in last 24 hours

India records 38,079 fresh Covid-19 cases, 560 deaths in last 24 hours

India recorded 38,079 new coronavirus cases, which took the infection tally to 31,064,908, while the death toll reached 413,091 with 560 more fatalities, according to Union health ministry data

Caitlyn Jenner says she’s got a ‘work commitment’ amid reports she flew to Australia to film ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Caitlyn Jenner says she’s got a ‘work commitment’ amid reports she flew to Australia to film ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

“My campaign team is in full operation as am I,” Caitlyn Jenner said as multiple outlets reported she flew to Australia to film a reality TV series.

79% believe household earnings will dip in FY22 as against FY21: Survey

79% believe household earnings will dip in FY22 as against FY21: Survey

76% want Centre to cut excise duty on petrol and diesel as high fuel prices hit family budgets, says a Localcircles survey

I know firsthand that having kids while young is penalized at work. If we’re worried about declining birth rates, workplaces need to start supporting young motherhood.

I know firsthand that having kids while young is penalized at work. If we’re worried about declining birth rates, workplaces need to start supporting young motherhood.

We can’t talk about declining birth rates without addressing how companies discourage women from having children during their most fertile years.

The great leap to clean energy

The great leap to clean energy

Book review of The Next Stop: Natural Gas and India’s Journey to a Clean Energy Future

10 Things in Politics: Biden’s Big Tech-busting team

10 Things in Politics: Biden’s Big Tech-busting team

And the Delta variant is hitting red states hardest.

Attach bank, demat accounts to recover due amount in Avon Corp case: Sebi

Attach bank, demat accounts to recover due amount in Avon Corp case: Sebi

Markets regulator Sebi on Tuesday ordered attachment of bank accounts as well as shares and mutual fund holdings of an individual to recover dues totalling around Rs 1.13 crore.

A graphic health ad made by the Australian government depicting a woman with COVID-19 gasping for air has sparked backlash

A graphic health ad made by the Australian government depicting a woman with COVID-19 gasping for air has sparked backlash

The health advertisement drew fire over the weekend for its message and portrayal of someone who was infected with COVID-19.

Maharashtra govt to set up coronavirus task force for industrial sector

Maharashtra govt to set up coronavirus task force for industrial sector

The Maharashtra government will set up a Covid-19 task force for the industrial sector to ensure that the economic activity doesn’t stop due to the pandemic

John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, said he’d ‘pay to handle’ Trump’s deposition which he thinks could ‘sell tickets’

John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, said he’d ‘pay to handle’ Trump’s deposition which he thinks could ‘sell tickets’

“He’s always said I’m willing to give a deposition, just like he’s always said ‘I’m going to turn over my tax returns,'” Dean said.