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Business

 A healthy management commentary by ICICI Bank, post its March quarter results announcement, fuelled rally across the financial sector at the bourses on Monday. Add to it, a positive investment sentiment in the global markets helped the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex and the Nifty50 indices vault over 1 per cent.

HCL Technologies has claimed that it is shifting workload from India to other geographies in order to sustain business continuity amid the second wave of record-high Covid cases. The company has claimed that it is engaging closely with clients to prioritise work.

The action plan, reviewed by PTI, calls on ONGC to consider sale of stake in maturing fields such as Panna-Mukta and Ratna and R-Series in western offshore and onshore fields like Gandhar in Gujarat to private firms while divesting/privatising ‘non-performing’ marginal fields.

MUMBAI: HSBC has retained its growth forecasts for India despite the second waveof Covid and has said that it intends to grow its business in India. The bank, which has around 39,000 employees here, gets a big chunk of revenue from the country and sees it as biggest economy by 2030.

All-time high deal pipeline, robust margin and strong growth in key areas reaffirm our conviction in HCL, Edelweiss said.

Private equity firm Blackstone on Monday made a ₹8,262 crore offer to acquire an additional 26 per cent stake in Mphasis Ltd as it looked to consolidate its holding in the IT outsourcing service provider amid a surge in demand for cloud computing

“It was decided in an all party meeting that Vedanta be allowed to operate the oxygen plant for a temporary period of four months,” the Tamil Nadu government said in a statement, adding that production of copper would not be permitted.

Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to aid relief efforts, and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices,” said the company’s CEO Satya Nadella, amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

Gold prices inched higher on Monday, helped by a soft dollar ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting this week, while palladium held below a record peak scaled last week.

Politics

Illegal immigration, high crime rates are the biggest hurdle in development of Bengal says PM Modi in his virtual rally.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted and said ,” enough of discussions. Covid-19 vaccine should be given free to all the citizens of the country.

Kolkata : Polling began at 7 am for 34 seats in the seventh phase of Bengal for assembly election.

 Having lost most of its vote share to BJP in, Left parties now have a new, long-term, narrative in West Bengal, even while the ongoing assembly elections have turned into a (Narendra) Modi versus Mamata (Banerjee) battle.

Tamil Nadu’s political parties have recommended operating the Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi for oxygen manufacturing to meet the demand for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi asked the Rae Bareli district magistrate (DM) on Saturday to utilise the remaining amount of her MPLADS funds for the welfare of the COVID-hit people of her parliamentary constituency. She said as informed by officials, an amount of more than Rs 1.17 crore is pending in her MPLADS (Member of Parliaments Local Area Development Scheme) fund.

Calling the Centre’s claim of Delhi government delaying the site readiness for installing eightPressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation plants in the national capital with the support of the PM CARES Fund as “outrightly false”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led government on Sunday said only one plant has been made operational till date.

As the fourth election candidate died in West Bengal due to Covid-19 on Sunday and questions hang heavy about the role of election campaigns in the spread of the pandemic in West Bengal, the Election Commission of India has finally cranked up pressure on political parties.
The EC poll machinery slapped 111 show cause notices on political parties, cancelled 158 meetings/rallies and rallies and lodged 75 police cases by April 24 for violation of Covid-19 norms, with maximum action taken over the last 2-3 days.

The decision comes after many state governments have objected to different prices of the vaccines, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying this is not time for ‘profiteering’

Massive forest fires have broken out in several parts of Mizoram damaging vast tracts of land and vegetation, forcing Chief Minister Zoramthanga to seek central help, an official of the state disaster management and rehabilitation department said.

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Actress Pooja Hegde is a recent addition to the list of film celebrities who have tested positive for Covid-19. The Ala Vaikunthapurramulo star on Sunday took to social media to inform people of her diagnosis and that she is home quarantined

Actor Warina Hussain has announced her ‘departure’ from social media. However, she assured her fans that her team will continue to share updates about her career.

Netflix always manages to be an awards champion without winning the top award. The streaming giant took home seven Oscars on Sunday, the most of any studio. But since it broke through the best-picture race with 2018’s “Roma,” it hasn’t been able to actually win Hollywood’s most coveted prize.

This edition of Streaming Guide features Bollywood actor Manav Kaul who has films like Kai Po Che!,Tumhari Sulu, Saina and AjeebDaastaans among more to his credit.

John Wick franchise starring Keanu Reeves in the titular role has garnered much appreciation over the years. After the success of the three films, the fourth and fifth installments are in the works. Along with them a spin-off show, The Continental is also in development since 2017. Now the makers have shared details about the upcoming television series.

Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao also became just the second woman to win best director, and the first woman of colour.

The Oscars 2021 were held on April 25, 2021, at Dolby Theatre and Los Angeles Union Station. The Academy Awards night saw a lot of memorable moments such as Nomadland filmmaker Chloé Zhao made history on Sunday winning the Best Director Award at Oscars 2021 or Ann Roth becoming the oldest person to win an Oscar for the Best Costume Design award for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. While the star-studded event was a success, some netizens were left disappointed after late Hollywood actors Naya Rivera and Jessica Walter were not included in the Oscars 2021 In Memoriam section.

While sharing pictures from a mags photoshoot, Janhvi Kapoor wrote, “In these trying times, I know its important to be sensitive to the troubles we are facing, but this had been committed to a while back, and was shot before lockdown, posted Kapoor to keep the trolls at bay.”

Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez posted a heartwarming shout out to kids on Saturday, applauding them for being disciplined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ‘Kick’ star took to her Instagram handle and posted a heartfelt note for the kids while acknowledging them for their patience and the discipline they have been maintaining in the testing times.

Akshay Kumar donated Rs 1 crore to Gautam Gambhir’s foundation to help the Coronavirus-hit with food, medicines and oxygen supplies. The cricketer-turned-politician shared the news on social media and wrote, “Every help in this gloom comes as a ray of hope. Thanks a lot.” In response, the superstar posted, “These are really tough times. I’m glad I could help. Wish we all get out of this crisis soon. Stay safe.” The Khiladi’s fans lauded his contribution and said that they were proud of him.

Sports

Seven members of the Indian women’s hockey team, including captain Rani Rampal, and two support staff members on Monday tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of a training camp at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Centre in Bengaluru.

The IPL has created the “safest” bio-hub for its participants but Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting says he is also well aware of the “grim” COVID-19 situation outside the bubble in India and often discusses it with his players.

India is among six teams which have qualified for the women’s T20 competition of the 2022 Commonwealth Games as cricket returns for the second time in the multi-sporting event.

The six qualifiers who join home team England in the eight-team T20 competition are Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and a country from the West Indies.

Indian archery’s star couple Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das led the show with two individual gold medals as the country capped its best ever performance in a World Cup, claiming three golds and a bronze in the tournament’s first stage.

Former world number one Deepika claimed her career’s third individual World Cup gold to add to the team’s triumph, while her husband Das grabbed his first ever World Cup individual medal in style winning the men’s recurve individual final.

Needing a win to stay in control of the Spanish league, Atletico Madrid stumbled again on Sunday with a 2-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao, giving Barcelona a chance to take over the lead.

Not even the return of Luis Suarez and Joao Felix was enough for Diego Simeone’s team, which could drop to second on Thursday when Barcelona plays eighth-place Granada at home.

The Denver Nuggets (DEN) will be facing the Memphis Grizzlies (MEM) for their upcoming regular season NBA game for the 2020-21 season. The game is scheduled for Monday, 9:00 PM EST (Tuesday, 6:30 AM IST) at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. Here is a look at the DEN vs MEM Dream11 prediction and DEN vs MEM Dream11 team.

The mysterious ’54’ number, displayed by KKR analyst Nathan Leamon left fans and commentators buzzing with what the odd combination of numbers could mean.

Pitted against Punjab Kings (PBKS), Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) stepped onto the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday hoping to change its luck after being knocked down by four consecutive defeats in the ongoing IPL 2021. While the team attempted to restrict Punjab Kings’ from reaching a respectable score, the dugout was seen delivering a coded message ’54’ to skipper Morgan. The mysterious number, displayed by KKR and England analyst Nathan Leamon left fans and commentators buzzing with what the odd combination of numbers could mean. 

The clash between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad proved to be an enthralling one for the fans as the contest went down till the Super Over. SRH’s Kane Williamson was instrumental in the team equalling DC’s score of 159 in the contest. The Kiwi international stepped up with an inspiring half-century but the side failed to cross the line after their middle-order failed to deliver on yet another occasion. Despite his brilliant outing with the bat, Williamson created an embarrassing record after the DC vs SRH Super Over thriller.

The Mumbai leg of the Chennai Super Kings ended on a high note when they defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 19 of the IPL 2021 by 69 runs. This victory put the Chennai Super Kings on the top spot of the IPL 2021 points table. The Chennai Super Kings are on a winning spree and the team is set to continue their matches in the Delhi leg of the tournament.

Delhi has been one of the worst-hit states due to the second wave of the coronavirus. The state is also facing an oxygen shortage for its patients. Due to the ongoing situation, many international players have begun to quit the league in the middle of the season. Players leaving the tournament mid-season has left the fans speculating whether the international players are ready to quit and if the IPL is going to be suspended.