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Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd.

Days after Facebook-Reliance deal, JioMart begins field testing in Mumbai

JioMart, an e-commerce venture of Reliance Retail, intends to deploy kirana stores as delivery points for groceries during lockdown.
WhatsApp application is displayed in the App Store. Photographer: Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg

Family WhatsApp groups in Covid times are more about maida, not Modi

Earlier, political views were shared on family WhatsApp groups, but during the Covid-19 crisis, people are sharing household tips.

Viral photo of mother ‘dying’ of Covid-19 and her baby is actually from 1985

The viral photo was clicked by American photographer Burt Glinn in 1985 at a Cancer Centre in US before the baby's bone marrow transplant.
Apps displayed on a phone | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

YouTube, FB should counter rumours, provide information on food and shelter in Covid times

Digital platforms have the potential to disseminate accurate information that is required to fight the stigma around Covid-19 disease.
The Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari, Biha

This Bihar university is conducting exams from tomorrow — on WhatsApp

The central university will conduct the exams on 17-18 April. Students not happy, but professor says it’s not final exams so 'nothing to worry'.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Photo: ANI

CM Adityanath’s 5-step plan for UP students under lockdown that other states can emulate

Due to coronavirus pandemic, govt and private schools in UP are expected to reopen only in July. But CM Adityanath is ensuring students don't miss out on learning.
File image of liquor bottles | Commons

Don’t celebrate Bengal, news of home delivery of booze is fake. Be happy with sweets

A viral WhatsApp forward suggested the Mamata Banerjee govt had allowed home delivery of liquor, and news channels caught on. 
WhatsApp application is displayed in the App Store. Photographer: Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg

WhatsApp puts new cap on forwarded messages to counter Covid-19 rumours

New WhatsApp feature will prevent users from sending a message to more than one chat if it has already been forwarded more than 5 times.
WhatsaApp | Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg

WhatsApp limits sharing of forwarded messages to one chat to curb spread of fake news

The latest move comes at a time when WhatsApp is being actively used by millions to stay connected amid lockdowns globally.
WhatsaApp | Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg

WhatsApp warriors during Covid-19 crisis — first line of defence for PM Modi

Messages on how coronavirus will be killed due to high temperature started circulating on WhatsApp, justifying PM Modi’s call to light candles and torches.

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.