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A $1 Billion Crypto Donation To India Covid Relief In Memecoins Explained

A $1 Billion Crypto Donation To India Covid Relief In Memecoins Explained

Sophie Alexander and Tom Maloney, Bloomberg | Friday May 14, 2021

A memecoin invaded the world of philanthropy this week, bringing with it extreme price volatility and bewildering questions about whether $1 billion worth of a joke cryptocurrency can hold its value.

"Those Who Work Make Mistakes": Anupam Kher On "Image-Building" Remark

"Those Who Work Make Mistakes": Anupam Kher On "Image-Building" Remark

Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Friday May 14, 2021, New Delhi

Actor Anupam Kher tweeted a six-line poem in Hindi on Friday morning - an apparent attempt at damage control after comments to NDTV earlier this week seemed to criticise the Narendra Modi government's handling of the Covid pandemic

Assam's Covid Death Rate Spikes In Past 10 Days, Higher Than First Wave

Assam's Covid Death Rate Spikes In Past 10 Days, Higher Than First Wave

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Friday May 14, 2021, Guwahati

The COVID-19 situation in Assam has worsened over the past 10 days, with higher fatality rates and lower recovery rates when compared to the August-September peak from the first wave

Parshuram Jayanti 2021: 5 Traditional Rituals Of Parshuram Jayanti

Parshuram Jayanti 2021: 5 Traditional Rituals Of Parshuram Jayanti

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Friday May 14, 2021

Parshuram Jayanti: Today is Parshuram Jayamti. Devotees of Lord Parshuram donate food and clothes to the poor on this day. Here are 5 traditional rituals of parshuram Jayanti

3.43 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 4,000 Deaths In 24 Hours

3.43 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 4,000 Deaths In 24 Hours

Reported by Parimal Kumar, Edited by Arun Nair | Friday May 14, 2021, New Delhi

India added 3.43 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases today amid growing concerns of patients contracting a deadly fungal infection. The death count has touched 2,62,317 lakh with 4,000 people dying of the infection.

Coronavirus Has "Right To Live" Like Rest Of Us: Ex-Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Coronavirus Has "Right To Live" Like Rest Of Us: Ex-Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Press Trust of India | Friday May 14, 2021, Dehradun

Former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday said that coronavirus is a living organism which has a right to live.

Australians Arriving Home From India Face Old Mining Camp Quarantine

Australians Arriving Home From India Face Old Mining Camp Quarantine

Reuters | Friday May 14, 2021, Sydney

The first repatriation flight for Australians from COVID-ravaged India will arrive in the Northern Territory on Saturday after the lifting of a two-week travel ban, officials said.

PM Modi Tweets Eid ul Fitr Wishes: "Praying For Everyone's Good Health"

PM Modi Tweets Eid ul Fitr Wishes: "Praying For Everyone's Good Health"

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Friday May 14, 2021

Eid ul Fitr 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished people on Eid ul Fitr today. PM Modi tweeted, Best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Praying for everyone's good health and well-being.

India Must Partner With Nations To Ramp Up Vaccine Production: Dr Fauci

India Must Partner With Nations To Ramp Up Vaccine Production: Dr Fauci

ANI | Friday May 14, 2021, Washington

Dr Anthony Fauci, the Biden administration's top medical adviser on Thursday said that it is imperative for India to collaborate with other countries, and companies to ramp up its vaccine production capability to vaccinate country's huge population.

Happy Eid ul Fitr 2021: Wishes, Quotes, Eid Mubarak Messages And Eid SMS

Happy Eid ul Fitr 2021: Wishes, Quotes, Eid Mubarak Messages And Eid SMS

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Friday May 14, 2021

Eid ul Fitr 2021: Today is Eid ul Fitr and Eid Mubarak wishes and messages are being shared on Twitter and social media platforms. People also posted images of the cresent Shawwal moon, which announces it's Eid!

"Wouldn't Refer To It As Cover-Up": Dr Fauci On Covishield Dose Gap

"Wouldn't Refer To It As Cover-Up": Dr Fauci On Covishield Dose Gap

ANI | Friday May 14, 2021, Washington

Dramatically ramping up COVID-19 vaccination drive is key to ending the crisis in India and extending the gap between two doses of Covishield is a "reasonable approach," White House chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci said.

Give Food, Transport To Stranded Migrant Workers In Delhi NCR: Supreme Court

Give Food, Transport To Stranded Migrant Workers In Delhi NCR: Supreme Court

ANI | Friday May 14, 2021, New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh governments to provide dry ration ration, open community kitchens and ensure proper transportation for those wanting to return to their home districts.

120 Prisoners Test Positive For Covid-19 In Odisha Jails

120 Prisoners Test Positive For Covid-19 In Odisha Jails

ANI | Friday May 14, 2021, Bhubaneswar (Odisha)

Two individuals lost their lives and at least 120 prisoners tested positive for Covid-19, as per an official on Thursday.

PM To Release 8th Installment Of Financial Benefit Under PM-KISAN Today

PM To Release 8th Installment Of Financial Benefit Under PM-KISAN Today

ANI | Friday May 14, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the 8th installment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) on Friday at 11 am via video conferencing.

Qatar Sends Consignment Of Medical Supplies To India

Qatar Sends Consignment Of Medical Supplies To India

ANI | Friday May 14, 2021, New Delhi

Qatar on Thursday sent a consignment of medical supplies including 200 oxygen concentrators, 40 ventilators and 4,300 Remdesivir vials to India as the latter reels from a devastating COVID-19 crisis.