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WHO Makes Harsh Vardhan Chairman Of Its Executive Board

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is now the chairman of the 34-member World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board. He will take charge today from Dr. Hiroki Nakatani of Japan. Harsh Vardhan has been at the forefront of India’s battle against COVID-19.

Harsh Vardhan said on his appointment

He said that he was aware that he was entering that office at a time of global crisis on account of that pandemic. At a time, when the world was aware that there would be many health challenges for in the next two decades. All those challenges demand a shared response.

Functions of WHO Executive Board

The board executes the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly. Also, it advises WHO and facilities its work. 194-nation World Health Assembly signed the proposal to appoint India’s nominee to Executive Board on Tuesday.

The 34 members of the Executive Board are designated by the elected member states of the World Health Assembly. They were elected for a three-year term. The board meets twice a year – first in January and the second time in May. The meetings are scheduled just after the Health Assembly.

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RBI Made 5 Important Announcements Today

In a surprise move, the RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das reduced the repo rate from 4.4% to 4%. Also, the moratorium on banks was extended by another three months due to the extended lockdown. It was his address to media after the government announced 20.97 lakh crore stimulus to the economy.

Highlights of RBI’s announcements

• Monetary Policy Committee of RBI decided the repo rate to 4% from the existing 4.4%. It is the lowest repo rate since 2000. The central bank also sliced the reversed repo rate to 3.35% from the existing 3.75%.

RBI extended the loan moratorium for another three months period starting from June 1 to August 1. This move is expected to bring relief to the working class whose income is badly hit by the pandemic.

• Governor Shaktikanta Das projected the gross domestic product (GDP) to shrink in the current financial year. The disruption of economic activities is the reason behind low GDP. But the governor expressed confidence that the economy would be revived by the second half of the financial year ending March 31, 2021.

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CBSE Will Take Class 12 Exams In July

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced dates for pending board exams for Class 12 that were postponed to an indefinite period due to nationwide lockdown in March 25. The board said that those were the 29 main subjects crucial for admissions to further courses.

CBSE declared exam dates

The board will conduct exams in two parts – all India and northeast Delhi. The national capital witnessed rioting in the northeast part in February leading to closure of schools for an indefinite time. After the riots, the central government imposed a nationwide lockdown to break the chain of COVID-19. The board also released dates for Class 10 exams for students of North East Delhi online.

Rules for the exams

Each exam will be three hours long and the students are asked to bring their sanitizers in transparent bottles to maintain hygiene. Also, they must wear masks. Parents are also advised to take precautions while allowing their children to go for exams. Students should follow social distancing while commuting and in the examination halls.

Challenges in the board exams

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Fresh Funds For Ambani Led Jio

Jio Platforms Ltd. received another financial stimulus of $873 million from General Atlantic that invested in Airbnb Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. It has taken a 1.3% stake in the digital services business of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries Ltd.

More dollars for billionaire Ambani

The latest stimulus from the US based private equity fund General Atlantic increased the enterprise value of Reliance Industries Ltd. The company now values Rs. 5.16 trillion ($68 billion). And the total transaction raised by Jio is increased to almost $9 billion. It includes stakes bought by Facebook Inc., Silver Lake and Vista Equity Partners.

Jio plans to broaden its e-commerce drive using its 400 million mobile phone subscribers that is a vast customer market from retail to education and payments. Akash Ambani, director of Reliance Jio, and Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s son said that he was delighted that a renowned global investor like General Atlantic was partnering with Jio in their journey to digitally empower India and Indians.

Ambani will make payments

Mukesh Ambani will pay more than $20 billion of net debt at Reliance with this fund. He … Read the rest

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Attractive Features Of $400 Samsung Galaxy A51 Android Phone

The battle for capturing sub-$500 phone market between Samsung and Apple has just begun. Samsung has just launched the all new Samsung Galaxy A51 at a cost of $400 and this phone looks irresistible.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy A51 isn’t like other budget phones as it sports a massive 6.5” bright and clear screen. Also, the screen has a built-in fingerprint sensor in the display.

Camera

The phone carries a quad-camera setup on the rear. The main camera is a 48-megapixel shooter; there is a ultra-wide-angle camera; a micro camera and a depth sensing camera. Also, it has excellent photo stabilization. The main sensor is capable of digitalize stabilizing pictures and videos.

Processor

The Samsung Galaxy A51 is powered by a quad-core Samsung processor. Here some people could argue that the processor isn’t one from the powerful Snapdragon processors but they should know that it is a budget phone. But the Samsung processor isn’t a cheap piece.

Sacrifices

The phone lacks wireless charging that is available on many phones of this segment. But the excellent thing is that it supports charging via USB-C port. The … Read the rest

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How to make most of news?

If you read newspaper, you won’t need looking at anywhere for help, advice and guidance in anything from buying automobile, choosing colleges, building career and finding investment opportunities. And you can get your news even on your mobile.

Trending news

Know what English news headlines others are reading about. It could be related to entertainment, technology or finance. It could be anything but a piece of news starts trending only when it is searched by a large number of readers. Or you can choose to dive into a digital newspaper to get full dose of latest information.

Make most of the news

News is power to you and when you have the power, you can make right decisions regarding choosing a movie to watch, supporting the right candidate in elections and come to know about incidents that can affect your life. When you have the news, you have an edge over others. You know what products are launched and what their costs are; which movies are released and their preview and weather conditions.

For example, if you are going out for vacations, you should know about the weather of the … Read the rest