Thursday, December 26, 2019

Today's News:

National News:

To promote uptake of the Internet in rural areas, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday promised free Wi-Fi to about 48,000 villages, which are connected through the government's flagship Bharatnet project, for the next three months.

AP News:

Chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy vowed to develop Pulivendula constituency on all fronts. Addressing a public meeting after laying foundation stones for Rs 1,330 crore worth of 26 development works on Wednesday, he said Pulivendula is a backward area and the people are migrating from the region in search of livelihood.

Business News:

The Reserve Bank has introduced a new type of prepaid payment instrument (PPI) which could be used only for purchase of goods and services up to a limit of Rs 10,000 per month.

International News:

Pope Francis appealed for peace in many of the world's hotspots, singling out the crises in the Middle East, Venezuela and Lebanon as well as armed conflicts ravaging many African countries. "May Christ bring his light to the many children suffering from war and conflicts in the Middle East and in various countries of the world," the 83-year-old pontiff said in his traditional Christmas message at the Vatican.

Sports News: 

Indian tennis icon Leander Paes on Wednesday announced that he will bring the curtains down on his illustrious career in 2020, which will be his farewell season on the Pro-circuit.