Friday, March 13, 2020

Today's Quote and News:


"Dad is a son's first hero, a daughter's first love."


National News:

The number of coronavirus patients in the country has risen to 74 with 14 fresh cases, including nine from Maharashtra and one each from Delhi, Ladakh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh as well as one foreign national, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

AP News:

State Election Commissioner N. Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday said it was not necessary to drape the statues of late leaders in cloth and plastic sheets. The Election Commission of India (ECI) guidelines in this regard need to be followed. The enforcement relates to statues of living leaders of political parties who are still active in politics only but not leaders of the past, he said.

Business News:

India's current account deficit (CAD) narrowed sharply to $1.4 billion or 0.2% of gross domestic product (GDP) in the December quarter, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said.

International News:

Brexit trade talks scheduled to be held in London next week have been cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, a joint EU-UK statement said.

Sports News:

The Olympic flame for the 2020 Tokyo Games was lit in ancient Olympia on Thursday amid an unprecedented health lockdown as Greece registered its first death from coronavirus.