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Top news of the day: Google to pick 7.7% stake in Jio for ₹33,737 crore; Sachin Pilot says he is not joining BJP, and more

A motorist rides past a Jio signboard on a street in Mumbai on July 15, 2020.

A motorist rides past a Jio signboard on a street in Mumbai on July 15, 2020.   | Photo Credit: AFP

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RIL AGM | Google to pick 7.7% stake in Jio for ₹33,737 crore

California-based Alphabet joins Facebook, which opened the investment cycle in Jio Platforms by picking 9.99% stake for ₹43,573.62 crore, as well as chipmaker Intel and Qualcomm.

RIL AGM | Jio developing homegrown 5G telecom solution: Mukesh Ambani

“Jio has designed and developed a complete 5G solution from scratch. It will be ready for trials as soon as 5G spectrum is available and can be ready for field deployment next year,” Mr. Ambani told the Reliance Industries’ annual general meeting.

Rajasthan political crisis | I am not joining BJP, says Sachin Pilot

Rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot, in an exclusive interview with The Hindu, categorically denied that he was joining the Bharatiya Janata Party and maintained that he continued to be a legislator from Rajasthan’s Tonk constituency.

Rajasthan political crisis | Assembly Speaker issues notices to Sachin Pilot, 18 others

The ruling Congress sought their disqualification from the Assembly for ‘anti-party activities’.

Rajasthan political crisis | Some MLAs with Sachin Pilot reluctant to join BJP: senior leaders

A Rajasthan State core committee meeting that was scheduled to be held in Jaipur has been put off till former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who has been maintaining a stoic silence on the events in the State.

India-China Corps Commanders hold talks for 15 hours

The meeting which began at 11 a.m. on July 14 ended at 2 a.m. on July 15 that is 4.30 a.m. Beijing Standard Time, a defence source said.

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa named ADB vice-president

Mr. Lavasa, a retired 1980 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, was appointed Election Commissioner in January 2018.

CBSE Class 10 pass percentage up marginally; fewer high scorers

In a break with practice, no merit list of toppers was announced.

Two men held for rape and murder of 9-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu

The body of the girl was found stuffed in a plastic drum lying in a dry irrigation channel at Kalvilai under Sattankulam Police Station.

Coronavirus | Bihar BJP chief tests positive for COVID-19

Sanjay Jaiswal’s wife and mother too are said to be infected and all have been advised to be in home quarantine. Besides, over three dozen staff of Patna Raj Bhavan too have been found infected with the disease.

Coronavirus | First COVID-19 vaccine tested in U.S. shows promising results

Volunteers who got two doses of the vaccine had high levels of virus-killing antibodies that exceeded the average levels seen in people who had recovered from COVID-19, the team reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Over 1 million marooned in Bangladesh as floods worsen

Water levels at major rivers were rising at around two dozen points in 20 of the country’s 64 districts. Many new areas in northern, northeastern and central Bangladesh have been affected over last 24 hours.

Sanitisers are disinfectants like soaps, dettol; will attract 18% GST: Finance Ministry

Reducing the GST rate on sanitisers and other similar items would lead to an inverted duty structure and put domestic manufacturers at a disadvantage vis-a-vis importers of hand sanitisers, the Ministry said.

Today's top business news: Updates from the world of economy, markets, and finance

Stocks pare gains on RIL sell-off, Wipro shares rally over 19%, and more.

India’s white-ball home series against England set to be postponed

According to reports in the British media, the white-ball tour may now happen in September 2021.

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