Wynk Music to invest Rs 100 crore to promote music talent
Airtel Digital CEO Adarsh Nair on Thursday said the creator economy for music is at a nascent stage but poised to grow significantly. Wynk Studio has over 100 artists on the platform from India, Singapore and the United States. Some of the artists, including Nishad Patki from Pune, Gagan Baderiya from Bengaluru and Harsha Prawin from Hyderabad are doing over a million streams each.
Shashi Tharoor to receive France’s highest civilian award
Shashi Tharoor set to be conferred with France’s highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur. The French government is honouring him for his writings and speeches and French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain has written to Tharoor informing him about the award.
Moto G62 launched in India
The Moto G62 price in India is set at Rs 17,999 for the base 6GB/128GB model and Rs 19,999 for the top-end 8GB/128GB variant. The Moto G62 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 695 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that is expandable through a microSD card slot.
Delhi to enforce mask mandate again after spurt in COVID cases
New Delhi reported 2,146 new infections in the past 24 hours and 8 deaths, the worst figures among Indian states and federal territories. People caught without masks in public in the Indian capital will have to pay a fine of 500 rupees. Presently, mask-wearing is uncommon even in shopping malls and crowded markets.
100 million doses of Corbevax supplied to Centre: Biological E Ltd
Pan-India roll-out of Corbevax in children 12-14 years of age was initiated on March 16, 2022 and till now almost seven crore doses have been administered and 2.9 crore children have completed the two-dose vaccination regimen. Corbevax was also approved by the Union Health Ministry as a heterologous COVID-19 booster dose under emergency use authorization for individuals aged 18 years and above after 6 months of administration of primary vaccination (two doses) of Covaxin or Covishield.
Banda: At least 4 drown, several missing after boat capsizes in Yamuna ##Banda: At least 4 drown, several missing after boat capsizes in Yamuna
Superintendent of Police Abhinandan said the boat was carrying 30-35 people. Help of divers is being taken to trace the missing.
UPDATE | 11 rescued while 3 dead, including 2 women & a child in the Marka boat capsized tragedy, reported earlier today: Banda Police
A boat, full of passengers, going from Fatehpur to Marka village was capsized around 3pm. https://t.co/A8QtFsYsun
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) August 11, 2022
Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves Singapore for Thailand after short-term visit pass expires
Responding to media queries, Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority said that Rajapaksa left Singapore on Thursday, The Straits Times newspaper reported. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday confirmed a temporary visit to Thailand by the 73-year-old embattled Sri Lankan leader for humanitarian reasons, and said he promised not to conduct political activities in the kingdom during his search for permanent asylum in another country.
Something seems seriously wrong with Centre’s finances: Delhi CM Kejriwal ##Something seems seriously wrong with Centre’s finances: Delhi CM Kejriwal
Citing the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme, reduction in states share in central taxes from 42 per cent to 29 per cent, Goods and Services Tax (GST) imposed on food items and 25 per cent cut in MNREGA fund, Kejriwal asked where was all the money going.
Centre wrote off loans of ‘friends’, waived taxes worth Rs 5 lakh crore of super rich people: Delhi CM Kejriwal
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 11, 2022
Nykaa’s beauty private label CEO Reena Chhabra quits
Chhabra joined Nykaa in 2016 and earlier worked with cosmetic brand Colorbar as COO. She has also led Lakme Beauty Services at Unilever and worked with Kaya Skin care among other retail brands. According to Nykaa’s draft red herring prospectus (DRHP), Chhabra was paid compensation of Rs 3.06 crore in FY21, making her one of the top employees of the listed company.
PM Modi wrote a 3-page letter to former VP MV naidu
-PM Modi in a 3-page letter to former Vice President MV Naidu compared him to Acharya Vinoba Bhave in crisp articulation, lauded his convictions, infectious energy, extensive travel, encouraging first-timers in Rajya Sabha, for substantially improving productivity of Rajya Sabha.
District officials form teams to enforce mask mandate
-With COVID-19 cases and positivity rate rising in Delhi, district officials have started forming teams to strictly enforce mask mandate and issue fine of Rs 500 to violators, officials stated.
Indian flag unfurled outside Gurpatwant Pannun’s residence in Chandigarh
-With the ongoing ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign of the Indian Government in the run-up to the 75th Independence day, Indian flag unfurled outside the Khalistani leader Gurpatwant Pannun’s residence in Chandigarh.