Daily buzz @ 27 May, 2020 India, China move in more troops as border tensions rise


64th day of lockdown

India @ 158,086 and death toll touched 4,534


Kerala’s New Liquor App: Launch Expected Soon

BevQ, the virtual queue management app for liquor sale in Kerala has reportedly received Google’s nod to go live on Play Store. The app is provided by Kerala State Beverages Corporation (BEVCO) and is developed by Kochi-based startup called Faircode Technologies Private Limited, as per reports. It is also reported that the Kerala government through the app is aiming to manage overcrowding at liquor stores amid coronavirus pandemic. The ‘early access’ version of the BevQ app was live today morning, however, it is not available on Google Play Store anymore.

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India, China move in more troops as border tensions rise:

India has moved additional troops along its northern border as it prepares for an extended conflict with neighbor China, after several rounds of talks failed to ease tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

China has already placed about 5,000 soldiers and armored vehicles within its side of the disputed border in the Ladakh region, an Indian government official said, asking not to be identified citing rules. India is adding a similar number of troops as well as artillery guns along the border to fend off the continuing incursions by Chinese army, the official said.

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SBI to automatically extend moratorium by another three months:

The bank said in a statement on Wednesday that it has also reached out to all of its eligible loan customers to obtain their consent to stop their standing instructions for the EMIs. Rajnish Kumar, chairman, SBI said on 22 May that about 20% of its borrowers have availed of the moratorium.

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European commission recommends a fund worth €750bn (£670bn; $825bn) to tackle an “unprecedented crisis”:

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen lays out a plan on how to finance the EU’s economic recovery. The commission recommends a fund worth €750bn (£670bn; $825bn) to tackle an “unprecedented crisis”.

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Google deletes millions of negative TikTok reviews:

Google has deleted millions of negative TikTok reviews from its Play store after the app’s rating fell from 4.5 to 1.2 stars overnight.The video-sharing platform was inundated with one-star reviews after an Indian creator posted a spoof video of an acid attack.FaizalSiddiqui has apologised, and TikTok has deleted copies of his clip.

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Weatherman predicts rains over next five days in Hyderabad:

After reeling under the scorching sun for more than a week now, the city could get some relief with the Regional Meteorological Centre predicting light to moderate rains for the next five days.

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Mosques, Churches likely to open along with temples from June 1: K’taka CM

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday said mosques and churches too are likely to be opened for public from June 1 along with temples and that his government was awaiting permission from the Centre in this connection. The Chief Minister also said he has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on reopening of hotels in the State.

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Goa’s new rule for travellers:

The Goa government on Wednesday tweaked the guidelines for the people entering the state through rail, road or air routes. People either have to carry to a coronavirus negative certificate or take a COVID-19 test after entering the state, chief minister PramodSawant told today. No home-quarantine facility will be available in Goa, starting from today.

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