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Akash Kumar

Post-graduate diploma holder in Business Administration with specialization in Finance, a professional writer & logophile along with extensive teaching experience in the field of IELTS. Presently, contributing short news for

EVMs are robust and tamper-proof, says EC

After Congress party’s national spokesperson Udit Raj raised concerns over the reliability of EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines), the Election Commission (EC) said that the machines are “absolutely robust and tamper-free.” Even the Supreme Court has upheld the integrity of EVMs more than once, said Deputy Election Commissioner in-charge of EVMs Sudip Jain. Notably, the Election […]

Sensex hits 43,000-mark for first time ever on COVID-19 vaccine cheer

As global investors cheered progress in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, the BSE Sensex touched the 43,000-mark for the first time, zooming 680.22 points or 1.60 per cent to close at 43,277.65. However, the NSE Nifty settled 1.36 per cent higher at 12,631. It must be noted here that the US-based drug maker Pfizer’s COVID-19 […]

Wipro’s Azim Premji most generous Indian in FY20

With a donation of about ₹7,904 crore to charity, IT giant Wipro’s founder-chairman Azim Premji topped the list of philanthropists in India for 2020, according to EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020. The business tycoon’s foundation works directly in education and supports more than 150 other non-profit organizations serving under-privileged people through multi-year financial grants. Meanwhile, Mumbai topped […]

Q2 Result: Tata Power’s net profit rises 10% to Rs 371 crore

Thanks to stable performance across businesses, Tata Power reported a 10% rise in consolidated net profit at ₹371 crore for the quarter ended September 2020. On a consolidated basis, the company’s Q2 FY21 revenue was up by 15% at Rs 8,413 crore. The increase in revenue was primarily owing to acquisition of TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd […]

Captain Virat Kohli to return to India after first Test against Australia

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has granted ‘paternity leave’ to Virat Kohli, which means Indian skipper will return to India after the first Test against Australia in Adelaide though Kohli will be available for both limited-overs series. Last month, the right-handed top-order batsman had informed BCCI about his plans to return to […]

Apple puts Taiwanese supplier Pegatron on probation for labor violations

Apple is putting one of its longtime suppliers – Pegatron – on probation for violating the iPhone maker’s Supplier Code of Conduct until corrective action is completed. The Cupertino-based tech giant found that the Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer misclassified student workers and permitted some to work nights and overtime in violation of the company’s labour code. […]

TCS to acquire 100 per cent shares of Postbank Systems AG

India’s largest IT services provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will acquire 100 per cent shares of Postbank Systems AG (PBS) from Deutsche Bank AG by the end of 2020. PBS and its nearly 1,500 employees would become part of TCS, thereby strengthening the relationship between the two organizations. This deal expand the IT services, consulting and business solutions firm’s scale […]

China declines to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory

Refusing to congratulate Joe Biden for winning the Presidential election, China said the outcome of the election still needs to be decided in accordance with US laws and procedure, adding it would follow international practices in extending its sentiments. “We hope the new US government can meet China halfway,” said foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin. Meanwhile, Donald […]

Congress, Gupkar Alliance to contest DDC elections together: Farooq Abdullah

Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) will fight the forthcoming District Development Council (DDC) polls together with the Congress, said the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah. Last week, the Congress announced to take part in the DDC elections, which are being held for the first time since J&K was declared a Union […]

New Lok Sabha chamber to have seating capacity for 888 members

In the new Parliament building, the proposed Lok Sabha hall expects an increase in the number of MPs in future as it plans to have spacious seating arrangements for 888 members, while Rajya Sabha will have 384 seats in place of the current capacity of 245, The Hindu reported. The new Parliament building is expected […]