News Wrap: May 5, 2020 - Rahul talks to Abhijit Banerjee, Centre readies plan to bring back stranded Indians and more

These news items made a splash on Tuesday and hogged the headlines across various media publications and platforms.

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'India needs bigger stimulus package': Abhijit Banerjee to Rahul Gandhi

The Nobel Laureate also said that in situations like the one created by coronavirus pandemic, a nationalised Aadhaar card would have given people free access to ration. Read More

Centre readies plan to bring back stranded Indians from abroad

The special flights operated by Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express will ferry residents from May 7 to 13, said senior government officials on Tuesday, adding that the focus is on 12 countries for the repatriation process. Read More

WhatsApp users can now fact-check COVID-19 messages using the new chatbot

WhatsApp is actively working on minimising the spread of misinformation related to COVID-19. Read More

How govt may balance fiscal concerns with growing hunger & poverty

The country is slowly easing the lockdown, stranded migrants are being transported to their home states and economic activities are now allowed in many parts of India. Read More

India’s 10 richest states by GDP

Do you know which Indian cities are among the major contributors to the Indian economy? Here are the top 10 richest cities in India in terms of their estimated gross domestic product (as of 2020). Full List

Dear Ram Gopal Varma, women drink and domestic violence is real. They are not connected

The filmmaker who has over the years revealed himself to be a rampant misogynist and women hater, did it once again after governments across states opened liquor shops on Monday after over a month of closure. Read More

After Delhi, Andhra to charge 75% tax on alcohol: Will other states follow?

The decision came soon after the Delhi government announced a 70% additional tax on liquor purchases on Monday evening. Read More

Harbhajan Singh hails R Ashwin as the 'best off-spinner in the world'

“A lot of people would say that there is a lot of jealousy between us. But I would want to call out to those detractors and say there is nothing like that. Ashwin is the best offie in the world right now. I also rate Nathan Lyon highly”, said the 39-year-old bowler. Read More

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