News Wrap: May 20, 2020 - Domestic flights to resume from May 25, Cyclone Amphan batters India and more

These news items dominated the media landscape on Wednesday and were widely covered, consumed and discussed. Do scroll through...

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Govt announces to restart of domestic flights from May 25 in a calibrated manner

Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri also said that SOPs for passenger movement are also being separately issued by Ministry of Civil Aviation. Read More

Caught on camera: What was that mysterious 'boom' heard in Bengaluru?

It was the boom sound heard on Wednesday afternoon and social media lit up after many people reported a loud noise that didn't sound like it came from earth. Read More

FM explains why cash was not given directly to migrants

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday rebutted criticism that the Centre should have opted for more cash support in its Covid-19 relief package and said giving cash was not the only solution. Read More

In Photos: Cyclone Amphan batters India and Bangladesh

Millions have been evacuated in India and Bangladesh as one of strongest storms in decades barrelled towards their coasts. Officials are racing to ready extra shelters amid fears of coronavirus contagion in already cramped refugee camps. See Pics

Ola & Uber resume service in some cities under strict guidelines

Ride-hailing service Ola said it has resumed normal ride operations in more than 160 cities with enhanced safety protocols applicable to every trip as per the state government guidelines. Read More

Academy considers postponing Oscars 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering postponing Oscars 2021, as the entertainment industry has come to a standstill following a shuffle of release dates of major movies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Your view: Should India ban TikTok over spread of coronavirus?

With the rising displeasure against China for introducing coronavirus into the world, netizens are demanding boycott of Chinese made products including the app TIkTok. Hashtags like #MakeChinaPay and #ChinaLiedPeopleDied are also doing the rounds on Twitter. Have Your Say

Sachin Tendulkar turns barber for son Arjun, shares video on Instagram

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar donned the barber's hat for his son Arjun Tendulkar amid the coronavirus lockdown. Click To Watch

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