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Live news updates: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) scaled down India’s economic growth projection to 9.5 per cent for the current fiscal year, from 12.5 per cent estimated earlier in April. IMF said the revision is owing to “lack of access to vaccines” and the possibility of new waves of Covid-19.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other Opposition leaders will submit a joint adjournment motion on Pegasus issue in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Amid the standoff in Parliament, Gandhi chaired a meeting on Tuesday of floor leaders of opposition parties in the Lok Sabha and decided that they would come together on the spyware controversy.
Walmart's Flipkart has appealed to India's Supreme Court against a high court decision that allowed an antitrust probe into the e-commerce firm and its rival Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) to continue.
Basavaraj Bommai, 61, replaced B S Yediyurappa as the chief minister of Karnataka. Bommai, a Lingayat like Yediyurappa, was minister for home affairs, law, parliamentary affairs and legislature in Yediyurappa’s council of ministers.
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