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LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner resigns from CEO post; passes the buck to Ryan Roslansky

LinkedIn's  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeff Weiner has resigned from his post after 11 years at the helm of the company. He will become executive chairman while Ryan Roslansky who is currently the senior vice-president of product will become CEO as of June 1, Microsoft said in a statement on Wednesday.

Over 5 crore farmers yet to get third installment of money under PM-Kisan scheme

Over fifty million farmers were yet to get the third installment of money under the Centre's ambitious PM-Kisan scheme, aimed at providing direct support of Rs 6,000 annually to them, according to the latest Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare data. The total amount of the scheme, which came into effect on December 1, 2018, is to be paid in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 every four months. The data showed about 25.1 million farmers have not got even the second installment and 51.6 million of them were yet to get the third installment.

Coronavirus is 'new layer of uncertainty' for economy: ECB's Lagarde

The spread of the novel coronavirus in China and beyond presents "a new layer of uncertainty" for the European economy, European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday. Her remarks placed the disease on the same level of menace to growth as "global risks" such as trade tensions and geopolitical flashpoints.

Three dead, scores hurt, in Turkey plane accident

Three people have died and 179 were injured when a plane skidded off the runway at an Istanbul airport, caught fire and split into three after landing in rough weather. Several people were seen climbing through a large crack in the severed aircraft and escaping onto one of the wings at the rear. The plane was apparently buffeted by strong winds and heavy rain lashing Istanbul, Turkey's largest city.

Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges

The United States Senate Wednesday acquitted President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment -- abuse of power and obstruction to Congress -- giving him a major political and moral victory in an election year.

WHO issues appeal for USD 675m to fight novel coronavirus

The World Health Organization on Wednesday called for USD 675 million in donations for a plan to fight the novel coronavirus, mainly through investment in countries considered particularly "at risk". WHO is sending 500,000 masks and 40,000 respirators to 24 countries from its warehouses in Dubai and Accra.

Modi committed 'fatal mistake' by revoking special status of J-K: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi has committed a "fatal mistake" by revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing the Legislative Assembly of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in Muzaffarabad, Khan also alleged that Modi did it because he got mandate after using Pakistan as a scapegoat in election.