News Wrap: May 15, 2020 - FM announces Rs 1 lakh crore package for agriculture infrastructure and more

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These news items made waves on Friday and dominated the headlines across various media publications and platforms. Do scroll through:

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New law to let farmers sell produce outside APMCs, Rs 1 lakh crore for agriculture infra: FM

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said that Rs 1 lakh crore fund will be created for agriculture infrastructure projects. Read More

Hospitals overflow as COVID-19 infections explode in Mumbai

As the coronavirus gnaws its way across India, Mumbai has suffered the worst. This city of 20 million is now responsible for 20% of India’s coronavirus infections and nearly 25% of the deaths. Read More

World Bank approves $1 billion social protection package for India

This takes the total commitment from the World Bank towards emergency Covid-19 response in India to $2 billion. Read More

Bengaluru’s mafia don Muthappa Rai dies of cancer

The man who had presided over Bengaluru’s underworld for over 30 years was sophisticated, educated and charming. Read More

Your view: Like Prez Trump, should PM Modi hold press conferences on COVID-19?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too has made appearances on national television to update citizens about India’s plans to fight the pandemic and its impact on the economy. Have Your Say

Madhuri Dixit birthday: Rare photos of the ‘Dhak Dhak’ girl

The diva, who has remained active for the past three decades, turns 52 today. See Pics

Education in times of COVID-19: Podcast interview with Varun Agarwal

Meet the founder and CEO of 'Mento', an online alternate education app where you get to take lessons directly from the experts in their field. Click To Listen

QUIZ: the World’s most famous families

On May 15, the International Day of Families, here’s a quiz on the most famous of them all! Take the Quiz

Not enough time for five Test-match series against Australia: Sourav Ganguly

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly feels the five-Test series, proposed by Cricket Australia against the traditional four-match rubber, will not be feasible later this year. Read More

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