Rupee falls 5 paise to 74.28 against U.S. dollar in early trade

Jake Tapper Puts Donald Trump’s Mocking Of TV Ratings In Proper Perspective

Former president Donald Trump engaged in one of his favorite hobbies on Tuesday ― criticizing the media ― only to get eviscerated by CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Trump released a statement where he gleefully celebrated that cable news ratings are down because he’s no longer in office.

“They say the news is ‘boring’ since I left D.C. Morning Joe, Joy Reid (whoever that is?), Nicole Wallace, Jake Tapper, and even Chris Wallace, at Fox, in free fall,” he said.

Ratings are down compared to the same time last year, according to Deadline.

Although Fox News rules the ratings roost, all the news networks have showed steep declines since President Joe Biden took office, the website noted.

But while Trump was trying to take credit for the lower ratings, Tapper suggested the former president might want to rethink his comments.

“If I had incited and inspired a deadly insurrection and attempt to undo American democracy I might not be out there bragging about how many viewers it had. On any channel,” he tweeted. “But maybe that’s just me, I’m a different breed of cat.”

Tapper couldn’t help but point out that his own ratings weren’t as terrible as Trump claimed.

Still, some Twitter users did admit they weren’t watching the news as much ― and they considered that a good thing.

Delia Fiallo Dies: “Mother Of The Latin American Soap Opera” Was 96

Delia Fiallo, the beloved Cuban writer known as the “mother of the Latin American soap opera,” died on Tuesday, a source close to the scribe tells CNN. She was 96.

While Fiallo’s passing was reported earlier in the day by The Televisa network, the cause of her death was not made clear.

Born on July 4, 1924 in Havana, Cuba, Fiallo first entered into the radionovela space in 1949. She made the leap into telenovelas in 1957, with an adaptation of her radionovela, Soraya.

Some of Fiallo’s most well-known original works include Cristal, Esmeralda, La Zulianita, María del Mar, Lucecita, La señorita ElenaTu Mundo y el mío, Kassandra, Una muchaha llamada Milagros, Guadalupe, Marielena, Leonela and Monte calvario. She wrote more than 40 works for TV and the radio, in total, which were adapted numerous times, on multiple continents. While the writer experimented with numerous genres, she is commonly associated with that of contemporary romance.

Fiallo was married to radio director Bernardo Pascual for 67 years, prior to his passing in March of 2019. She was the mother to five children, who later gave her 13 grandchildren.

Plans for a memorial have not yet been revealed.

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Myanmar authorities to release 700 prisoners from Insein jail: Prison chief

YANGON (REUTERS) – Myanmar’s military authorities will release around 700 prisoners from Yangon’s Insein jail on Wednesday (June 30), prison chief Zaw Zaw told Reuters.

The prison chief declined to specify who would be released.

More than 5,000 people have been detained since the military seized power on Feb 1 from the government led by elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to an activist group.

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The History of a Palatial Hotel and Its Famous Guests, From Kings and Spies to Presidents and Poets

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If there were a moment that epitomized the English beau monde’s self-styled insouciance in the face of the London Blitz, it took place in April 1941, at the Savoy Hotel. Bombs had been raining destruction on the city for months, but Londoners were gamely carrying on as best they could.

Syngenta readies for China flotation with document filing expected Wednesday

SHANGHAI/ZURICH (Reuters) – Syngenta Group will likely post the prospectus for its upcoming initial public offering in Shanghai’s STAR Market later on Wednesday, sources have told Reuters, clearing the way for the $60 billion Swiss agrichemical giant’s flotation by the end of 2021.

Documents are being readied with the China Securities Regulatory Commission, with Syngenta’s owner ChemChina aiming to raise around 65 billion yuan ($10 billion) from the IPO.

Rupee falls 5 paise to 74.28 against U.S. dollar in early trade

On June 29, the rupee had settled at 74.23 against the U.S. dollar.

The Indian rupee depreciated 5 paise to 74.28 against the U.S. dollar in opening trade on June 30 as firm American currency and rising crude oil prices weighed on investor sentiment.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 74.23 against the dollar, then fell further to 74.28, registering a fall of 5 paise over its previous close.

On June 29, the rupee had settled at 74.23 against the U.S. dollar.

“The obvious risk for the rupee is increasing COVID-19 delta variant cases, which continues to lend support to the greenback and could weigh on sentiments back home,” Reliance Securities said in a research note.

Moreover, Asian currencies have started flat to marginally weaker against the greenback this Wednesday morning and could also weigh on the local unit, the note added.

Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.41% to $75.07 per barrel.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, was unchanged at 92.05.

On the domestic equity market front, BSE Sensex was trading 197.42 points or 0.38% higher at 52,747.08, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 54.50 points or 0.35% to 15,802.95.

Foreign institutional investors were net buyers in the capital market on June 29 as they purchased shares worth ₹116.63 crore, as per exchange data.