Google has pledged $37 million to fight racism in the wake of a nationwide protest in the U.S. against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd.
The company would be giving $12 million in funding to organisations working to address racial inequities and $25 million in AdGrants to help organisations fighting racial injustice provide critical information.
The U.S. is in the midst of the biggest civic unrest in the country’s history following the death of 46-year-old Floyd when a white police officer pinned him down and kneeled on his neck as he gasped for breath.
The COVID-19 lockdown has had a positive impact on the coastal ecosystems of the Gulf of Mannar along Thoothukudi district.
Limited industrial activities and human interference has reduced the levels of pollution, increased the number of fish species and density and has improved the overall quality of marine water.
Generally, fish tend to migrate in the summer due to high temperatures. But, despite the high water temperature due to climate changes and subsequent coral bleaching this summer, the fish population has increased, thanks to less human disturbance during the lockdown period.
Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor Mubadala Investment Company will buy 1.85 per cent stake in Jio Platforms for ? 9,093.6 crore.
With this investment, Jio Platforms has raised ? 87,655.35 crore from leading global technology and growth investors, including Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista Equity Partners, General Atlantic, KKR and Mubadala, in less than six weeks.
RIL subsidiary Jio Platforms is a next-generation technology platform focused on providing high-quality and affordable digital services across India.
Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, known for his middle-of-the-road cinema and films such as "Chhoti Si Baat" and "Rajnigandha", passed away. He was 93.
During the early Doordarshan days, Basu Chatterjee also helmed two hit TV serials – Byomkesh Bakshi and Rajani. In 1992, he was awarded National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare for his film Durga.
Basu Chatterjee, along with filmmakers like Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Bhattacharya, were pioneers of middle-of-the-road cinema.