Day: June 10, 2020

Stocks Advance, Dollar Drops Ahead of Fed Decision: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Stocks in Europe advanced along with U.S. equity-index futures after a mixed session in Asia Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s next move on monetary policy. The dollar headed for a three-month low against a basket of peers.

Banks and carmakers led a broad advance in the Stoxx Europe 600 index. S&P 500 futures rose after the index on Tuesday halted a surge that drove it into the black for 2020. Benchmarks dipped in China and Japan. Hong Kong stocks fluctuated, while South Korea and Australia eked out modest gains. Treasury yields edged lower, and crude oil

Modi govt to link 50 lakh artisans, weavers to GeM portal: Smriti Irani

The Minister of Textiles and Women and Child Development was addressing members from the Ficci Ladies Organisation through a virtual platform.

Union minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said that the government e-marketplace (GeM) portal will onboard 50 lakh artisans and weavers of the country, a move aimed at commercialisation of their potential. She said the Ministry of Textiles has data including Aadhaar of close to 50 lakh artisans and weavers.

“We are in the process of ensuring that these 50 lakh artisans and weavers now migrate to the GeM portal where governments across the country can procure directly from them,”

Twitter Fleets now in India: How to view someone’s Fleet “stories” and how to mute them

The feature will be available on iOS and Android platforms. (Image: Twitter)

Twitter Fleets now in India: On Tuesday evening, Twitter announced that the fleets are now being launched in India. The feature had earlier this year been launched in Italy and Brazil and has now been made live here. According to Twitter, this feature will be rolled out in a phased manner, and in the coming days, the feature will be available on iOS and Android platforms with version updates.

Twitter Fleets: What is it?

Similar to the stories feature of Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, Twitter’s Fleet