News Wrap: May 1, 2020 - India's lockdown extended for two more weeks

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India’s lockdown extended by two weeks beyond May 3

A limited number of activities will remain prohibited across India, irrespective of the zone, including travel by air, rail, metro and inter-state movement by road, running of schools and colleges and other educational and training and coaching institutions. Read More

Maruti reports zero sales in April for the first time ever

The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Friday said it did not sell a single unit in the domestic market last month due to coronavirus-led nationwide lockdown. The company had zero sales in the domestic market in April 2020, MSI said in a statement. Read More

India could halt coronavirus growth by May 21: Study

India could halt the growth of coronavirus cases by May 21, suggests a paper by the Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy. According to the paper -- The End is Near: Corona Stabilizing in Most Indian States -- anti-coronavirus restrictions are an important factor to help stabilise cases in most Indian states by as soon as May 7. Read More

Irrfan Khan’s wife shares emotions farewell post

Irrfan Khan's wife Sutupa Sikdar recently took to her Facebook page to pen an emotional post for her late husband. Changing her Facebook profile picture to one with him, she captioned it as, "I have not lost, I have gained in every which way." Read More

Amid lockdown, leopard spotted in Lucknow

After flamingos in Mumbai, 'nilgai' in Noida, dolphins in Meerut, it is now a leopard that has been spotted in Noorpur village in Gosainganj, on the outskirts of Lucknow. The leopard was spotted by villagers, late on Thursday night after which the police was informed. The villagers blocked the opening of a tunnel pipe in which the big cat had taken refuge. Read More

World’s top military spenders

As per data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), with a total expenditure of USD 71 billion in 2019, India is now the third biggest military spender in the world. With China at the second spot, this is also the first time that two Asian countries have figured in the top 3. Fill List

Will salary cuts become a common thing? Tell us

Businesses the world over have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdown that has led to economic activity coming to a grinding halt. In the wake of declining revenues, one of India’s largest conglomerates, the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, too has decided to cut employee pay by 10% to 50%. Do you think other companies follow suit and ask employees to take a pay-cut? Tell Us

Indian cricketers chilling with their kids

The lockdown has given them the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the family. Here’s a look at some of the adorable snaps of Indian cricketers with their kids. See Photos

Just how wealthy is birthday girl Anushka Sharma!

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma turns a year older today. While she’s now recognised more often as Mrs Virat Kohli on account of her prominent appearances at cricket matches supporting Team India and her husband, let’s not forget that Anushka Sharma is a highly successful professional in her own right. Find out more


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