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  • Ukraine claims advances as Russia says offensive repelled
  • Paytm GMV rises 35 pc in Apr-May to Rs 2.65 lakh crore
  • Contaminated cider kills 16 in Russia
  • Ex-VP Mike Pence files papers to enter 2024 White House race
  • Election Commission officials to visit poll-bound Rajasthan on June 15
  • Saudi Arabia raises July Arab Light crude price for Asia
  • US issues new Russia-related sanctions
  • Adani Group repays loans worth USD 2.65 bn to complete prepayment programme
  • Spotify lays off 200 employees in podcast division
  • India S&P Global services PMI at 61.2 in May from 62.0 in April

11:35 PM

Biden says US and Denmark are working together to address Russian aggression

The United States and Denmark are working together to address Russian aggression in Ukraine, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday during an Oval Office meeting with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

11:06 PM

Ukraine claims advances as Russia says offensive repelled, reports AFP

  • Ukraine said Monday that its troops were advancing around Bakhmut while playing down the importance of its “offensive actions”, after Russia said it had repelled a large-scale attack. The contrasting claims came as Pope Francis’s peace envoy, Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, arrived in Kyiv for two days of talks.
  • “The Bakhmut sector remains the epicentre of the hostilities. We are advancing there on a rather wide front,” Ukrainian Deputy Defence Minister Ganna Malyar said, noting “some success”. “The defensive operation includes counteroffensive actions. Therefore, in some sectors, we are conducting offensive actions,” Malyar also said.

10:55 PM

Paytm GMV rises 35 pc in Apr-May to Rs 2.65 lakh crore

  • Fintech firm One97 Communications, which operates under the Paytm brand, has recorded a 35 per cent year-on-year rise in the gross merchandise value to Rs 2.65 lakh crore in April-May 2023, the company said on Monday.
  • It had posted a gross merchandise value (GMV) of Rs 1.96 lakh crore during April-May a year ago.
  • “The total merchant GMV processed through our platform for the quarter to date (for April and May) was Rs 2.65 lakh crore (USD 32.1 billion), marking a YoY growth of 35 per cent. Our focus over the past few quarters continues to be on payment volumes that generate profitability for us, either through net payments margin or from direct upsell potential,” Paytm said in its performance update.

10:17 PM

Contaminated cider kills 16 in Russia

  • At least 16 people died and dozens fell ill from drinking contaminated cider in the western Russian region of Ulyanovsk, its governor said on Monday.
  • “Sixteen people died” from drinking adulterated cider, governor Alexei Russkikh said. Another 35 became ill, he said, and 19 of them were hospitalised in clinics across the region.

09:53 PM

EU probes alleged fraudulent biofuel from China, reports AFP

  • The European Commission is investigating alleged fraudulent biofuel imports from China following a complaint from a member country’s government, a spokesman for the EU executive told AFP on Monday. “Indications of possible fraud have been received from market participants in connection with biofuels certified as sustainable,” he said.
  • The commission “is looking into the…



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