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News18 Evening Digest: Modi Says CoWin Helped India Fight Covid Pandemic and Other Top Stories

File photo of PM Narendra Modi.

File photo of PM Narendra Modi.

These are the top stories we are covering this evening: PM Modi Says CoWin Helped India Fight Covid Pandemic, Urges Tech Firms to Invest in India; PNB Scam: CBI Accuses Mehul Choksi of Destroying Evidence in Fresh Chargesheet; 'Newborn Calf Serum Used to Make Covaxin': Bharat Biotech, Centre Explain After Cong's 'Slaughter' Charge; France to Lift Covid Curfew on June 20, Masks No longer Compulsory Outdoors from Thursday; Filipino Web Developer Names Newborn Son HTML as Mark of Tribute to His Profession; Petition to Ban Jeff Bezos’ Reentry to Earth After Trip to Edge of Space Gets Close to 8K Signatures

PM Modi Says CoWin Helped India Fight Covid Pandemic, Urges Tech Firms to Invest in India

Modi, who delivered the keynote address at the fifth edition of ‘VivaTech’, said technology and digital are emerging areas of cooperation between India and France. READ MORE

PNB Scam: CBI Accuses Mehul Choksi of Destroying Evidence in Fresh Chargesheet

The supplementary chargesheet coincides with the legal proceedings against Mehul Choksi in Dominica, where he was arrested for “illegal entry" on May 24. READ MORE

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France to Lift Covid Curfew on June 20, Masks No longer Compulsory Outdoors from Thursday

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Filipino Web Developer Names Newborn Son HTML as Mark of Tribute to His Profession

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Petition to Ban Jeff Bezos’ Reentry to Earth After Trip to Edge of Space Gets Close to 8K Signatures

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first published:June 16, 2021, 18:57 IST