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Virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut as Buenos Aires reopens

SAO PAULO (AP) - A swell of COVID-19 cases is halting samba steps in Brazil's biggest metropolis while Argentina's capital tiptoes its way back to the tango floor. The two biggest cities in each of the neighboring South American countries are headed in oppos

AirAsia India extends partnership with Airbus arm NAVBLUE

The NAVBLUE solutions portfolio provides a path for AirAsia India to grow and expand its operations domestically and internationally, the Bengaluru-based airline said in a release.

Webb returns to WEC with ARC Bratislava LMP2 team

Webb, 30, will join the Slovakian outfit from the second round of the championship at Portimao in June, with his commitments in the GT Cup in the UK preventing him from taking part in the season opener at Spa-Francorchamps next month. The 30-year-old will be

G7 countries call on Russia to ‘cease provocations’ as Western media fuels hysteria over troop movements near border with Ukraine

Foreign ministers of the G7 countries have issued a joint statement calling the movement of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine “threatening and destabilizing,” and asking Moscow to be transparent with military movements. Read Full Article at RT.c

South Korea calls in Japanese ambassador to protest decision to dump Fukushima water into ocean

South Korea’s foreign ministry summoned Tokyo’s ambassador on Tuesday to protest the Japanese government’s decision to release more than one million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. Read Full Article at RT.

Corporate America is backing away from Georgia's anti-voting bill — after funding its sponsors

Georgia's biggest companies are seeking shelter from the national outrage — for a law they helped make possible

Upper-class traitor Chuck Collins on how «wealth hoarding» will create more Trumps

Chuck Collins walked away from a family fortune — and he's here to tell us how the super-rich dominate society

Ducati wants to keep its six MotoGP bikes for 2022

The Italian manufacturer is the only one of the six present on the current MotoGP grid who supplies bikes to two satellite squads on top of its factory effort.Long-time partner Pramac receives full factory support from Ducati, with both current championship l

Two-time Le Mans winner Stuck to make racing comeback aged 70

The former March, Brabham, Shadow and ATS Formula 1 racer will make his first racing appearance since 2017 at the wheel of a KTM X-Bow GT2, specially developed for the am-focused series created for high powered machines not as reliant on downforce as GT3 car

Gold price fall not a worry for NBFCs, but banks need to be watchful

The correction in gold prices in recent months is not expected to materially impact the asset quality of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) lending against gold: Crisil

Amplus Solar acquires 17 on-site operational solar projects from Sterling and Wilson

Under these projects, solar power will be provided to 13 leading industrial, commercial, and institutional customers.

Verstappen: I can be «even better» with F1 title calibre car

For the first time in the turbo hybrid era, a team other than Mercedes has started a campaign with the fastest package – as Verstappen's Red Bull squad led the way in the Bahrain season opener last month.Verstappen took pole for the event, but lost victory

Fukushima wastewater will be released into the ocean, Japan says - CNET

The treated wastewater will slowly be dumped into the Pacific over the next decade.

Iran vows response to Israel’s ‘very bad gamble’ after sabotage act at Natanz nuclear site

Iran’s foreign minister has warned Israel that an attack on the Natanz atomic site will not stop the country’s nuclear program, and will provide them with further leverage in talks to revive the JCPOA. Read Full Article at

Bitcoin rallies to all-time high of $62,741 before landmark Coinbase IPO

Bitcoin is the world's biggest cryptocurrency

Gold retreats on firm dollar, yields; United States inflation data eyed

A stronger dollar pressures gold as the metal becomes expensive for buyers outside the United States

Covid-19 pushed steel exports to all-time high in FY21: SteelMint data

Finished steel exports in FY21 stood at 11.65 mn tonnes and semi-finished at 7.25 mn tonnes, up 31% and 153%, respectively, over previous year

Bitcoin hits record high of $62,575

The world#39;s biggest cryptocurrency has more than doubled in price this year amid growing mainstream acceptance as an investment and a means of payment, and as investors seek high-yielding assets amid low interest rates.

Medvedev out of Monte-Carlo Masters after world no. 2 tests positive for Covid-19

Russian world number two tennis player Daniil Medvedev has been withdrawn from the upcoming Monte-Carlo Masters after testing positive for Covid-19, the ATP said on Tuesday. Read Full Article at

Jack Ma becomes over $2 billion richer in 1 day after record Alibaba fine

A multibillion-dollar fine slapped on Alibaba by Chinese regulators has given a huge boost to the e-commerce giant’s shares, and to the fortune of founder Jack Ma. Read Full Article at

Here is how Sputnik V stacks up against Covishield and Covaxin

Over 850 million doses of Sputnik V are going to be produced in India annually, which is sufficient to vaccinate more than 425 million people around the world; 60 countries, including India, have cleared the Russian jab

Global PC shipments rise 32%, highest YOY growth since 2000: Gartner

Mikako Kitagawa, the research director at Gartner, said this growth should be viewed in the context of comparisons against a pandemic-constrained market and the global semiconductor shortage.

Cipla doubles Remdesivir production to meet #39;unprecedented#39; demand

The company is working with authorities to restrict remdesivir supply just to hospitals and places with a high burden of severe COVID-19 cases, Cipla said.

IDBI Bank jumps 8% as Cabinet may soon consider disinvestment proposal

The government had planned to sell its balance stake in IDBI Bank to private, retail, and institutional investors through the stock exchange in the last financial year

Crackdown on cryptocurrencies may be coming, warns Kraken CEO

Governments around the world could start clamping down on the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to Jesse Powell, the chief executive of the Kraken exchange. Read Full Article at

Centre College $50 million project includes athletic center

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Centre College is planning a $50 million campus project that will add a new athletics building with an Olympic-length pool and indoor track. The small Kentucky college announced the project on Monday, saying it is the “largest, most com

Putting Gdańsk, Wroclaw, Krakow, Poznan on the TechCrunch map — TechCrunch’s Cities Survey

TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey European founders and investors in cities outside the larger European capitals. Over the next few weeks, we will ask entrepreneurs in these cities to talk about their ecosystems, in their own words. Thi

Pine Labs acquires Southeast Asian startup Fave for $45 million

Pine Labs said on Tuesday it has acquired Southeast Asian startup Fave in a deal valued at $45 million as the Indian firm looks to strengthen its consumer-focused offerings in the domestic and international markets. Fave helps an offline merchant connect an

Berlin Brands Group raises $240M to buy and scale up third-party Amazon Marketplace brands

The race is on for companies building e-commerce empires by rolling up smaller, promising businesses that sell via Amazon and other marketplaces and growing by using some economies of scale to operate them as one. In the latest development, Berlin Brands Grou

African crypto usage spurs Luno as customers reach 7M

The crypto industry as a whole has seen a momentous year of growth, heavily spurred on by the entrance of institutional investors adopting bitcoin due to its store of value properties. The 2020 spike bitcoin experienced was also accelerated by its global adop

Infosys Q4FY21 preview: PAT seen rising 14-23%; buyback details eyed

Infosys Q4FY21 preview: The company board will also consider a share buyback during a meeting on April 14. Following this development, the stock had hit a 52-week high of Rs 1,480 on the BSE on Monday

‘Burn the precincts to the ground!’ Vigil for Daunte Wright turns into riot & clashes outside police station in Portland (VIDEOS)

A riot was declared in Portland, Oregon on Monday night after protesters threw rocks and other objects at police officers. They demanded justice for Daunte Wright, a black man who was fatally shot by police over the weekend. Read Full Article at

Volkswagen, IG Metall strike wage deal

The agreement covers about 120,000 Volkswagen employees. IG Metall had asked for a wage increase of 4 percent and last month dismissed Volkswagen#39;s most recent offer of a 250 euros payment for the first half of 2021 and a wage increase of 1.2 percent for 2

Paytm Payments Bank processes 970 million digital transactions in March: Report

PPBL has said that this growth in digital transactions is owed to transactions in Paytm Wallet, Paytm FASTag, Paytm UPI, and internet banking over the last several quarters.

How Mercedes is trying to claw back its lost downforce

These changes to the aero rules appear to have hit the low rake runners the most, but you could also argue that those teams have also made the biggest effort to recover their losses too.So, let’s take a look at what Mercedes has done in response t

Supercars re-opens all eight Bathurst 1000 campsites

The Aussie series confirmed that the full suite of campsites will be open for the first time since 2019 for the October classic.The move follows a complete closure of the camping facilities for last year's Great Race due to strict coronavirus protocols, whil

Despite pandemic, 2021 would be good for Tier II airports, say industry experts

Aviation consulting firm Caladrius Aero’s Managing Director Rohit Tomar and Managing Partner Ram Shankar explain why this is a good time to develop airports in smaller cities and towns. The key, however, would be operations efficiency and debt management

Top 5 best-selling car models from Maruti Suzuki stable in 2020-21, says company

Swift with over 1.72 lakh units was at the number one position followed by Baleno with 1.63 lakh units, the company said in a statement.

Propelled by sports, inspired by Verne & Tolkien: Anna Kikina, only woman on Russian cosmonaut team, opens up on cosmic challenges

Anna Kikina is currently the only woman on Russia’s team of 30 cosmonauts. Speaking to RT, she talked about what helped her overcome the odds along the way and what inspired her. Read Full Article at

Polestar 2 EV gains new single-motor base model - Roadshow

The new variant should pack a longer 260-mile range, and Polestar is offering a new heat pump, too.
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