Klips for 27th Aug

World 🌎 | G7 agrees to provide aid for Amazon fires, Bolsonaro terms it colonisation
– The G7 countries agreed to provide $20mn in aid with Macron leading the effort
– Celebrities have also joined the call to take urgent steps, with DiCaprio personally contributing $5mn
Reuters: https://reut.rs/30CkEKL

National 🇮🇳 | 🗣 Delhi govt approves ₹290cr grants for free bus & metro rides for women
– While the free bus rides will commence from Oct 29, the metro rides plan needs DMRC approval
Print: http://bit.ly/2ZwYBb0

Economy & Business 💰 | Govt to get ₹1.76 trillion as dividend from RBI
– The decision was made by an ‘independent’ committee appointed specifically for this, and approved by the RBI Board
– This was the bone of contention that led to former RBI Governor Urjit Patel’s exit
Reuters: https://reut.rs/2ZnamRm

Sensex jumps 793pts or 2% after booster and expectation of RBI dividend
– The largest jump was seen in PSU banks which rose 3.57% as a large part of the dividend is likely to be used to recapitalise them (₹70000cr)
– The FM announced a slew of rollbacks and measures but markets opened down almost 1%
– RBI’s announcement came after market hours
Livemint: http://bit.ly/30EZFXQ

Tech 📱 | Amazon’s free streaming service, IMDB TV, comes to mobile
– The ad supported service is presently available in the US
Techcrunch: https://tcrn.ch/30HXnqY

Opinion: Four reasons why Sitharaman’s stimulus measures are short on vision
– ‘When you’re always fighting fires, it’s difficult to turn off the water hose and start tending the garden.’
BS: http://bit.ly/2Zm5RGP

Opinion: Time to strike the gavel
– An excellent critique of the SC and the CJI’s lack of will to take the right action (or any action). The article also highlights a similar failing of the SC in 1976 as Emergency was imposed
Hindu: http://bit.ly/30Db8qy

🗣Interesting: In 21 days, 21 reasons to believe ‘Kashmir is normal’
Scroll: http://bit.ly/2ZC3Jec

⭐️ 🗣A social venture is putting more e-rickshaws on UP and Bihar roads, cutting emissions drastically
Scroll: http://bit.ly/30CiwCN

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