As a fast rising power, China is growing more assertive and jostling with many countries.
‘Test, test, test’ has been the message from healthcare experts as the world battles on Covid-19. But when it comes to cricket, are Test matches really a good idea?
239 experts in 32 countries have evidence showing that smaller airborne particles can infect people.
Dharavi, believed to be Asia's largest slum, has been hailed as a success story in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, bringing cases from a daily average of 100 in April to about 10 in July, say city officials, thanks to a strict lockdown.
Facility management company SIS said that they have been receiving requests for cleaners from hospitals, restaurants, hotels and corporates with business resuming. The company is offering disinfection assurance through anti-microbial treatment.
'Fukrey 3' might touch on Covid-19 pandemic, director Mrigdeep Lamba toying with the idea of portraying the outbreak
‘Fukery Returns’, the second installment in the film franchise, released on 8 December 2017.
A greater investment in clean energy will contribute to Asia-Pacific's recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and make economies more resilient against future shocks, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday.
Thousands of organisations across a range of sectors including the performing arts and theatres, heritage, historic palaces, museums, galleries, live music and independent cinema will be able to access the funding boost put in place on Sunday night.
Governments have cast aside dogmas to protect firms and jobs in the deepest peacetime recession in a century.
The virus can stay aloft for hours in tiny droplets in air, infecting people as they inhale.
A United Nations University study estimates that 104 mn Indians could fall below the World Bank-determined poverty line of $3.2 a day for lower-middle-income countries but the picture of where the Indian economy is headed should be a bit clearer tomorrow when the GDP data comes out.
The year 2020 is teaching us one significant lesson. That is, be more responsible and caring human beings as we are all stakeholders of planet earth and the universe.
"Country at this juncture needs liquidity. Without liquidity our economy's wheel will not accelerate... Rs 50-60 lakh crore foreign investment is needed in the country under present circumstances to boost the economy," the Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister said.
The policymakers "generally indicated support" for tying rate-setting policy to specific economic outcomes, minutes from the U.S. central bank's June 9-10 policy meeting showed on Wednesday.
The BRI is seen as an attempt by China to further its influence abroad with infrastructure projects funded by Chinese investments all over the world. The initiative also led to allegations of smaller countries reeling under mounting Chinese debt after Sri Lanka gave its Hambantota port in a debt swap to China in 2017 on a 99-year lease.
Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab have extended working hours from eight to 12 without amending the Factories Act. Uttar Pradesh has exempted factories, businesses, establishments and industries from the purview of all, but three labour laws and one provision of another Act for three years. The Madhya Pradesh government too announced exemption of all establishments from obligations under all labour laws for a period of thousand days.Coronavirus pandemic: After UP, Gujarat eases labour laws to attract investments
You will rarely find advisors chasing you when the markets are in turbulent times. Here, despite what our panicky brains tell us, we should pay heed to the market aphorism about “buying when there is blood in the streets”.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States is hitting levels not seen since the early part of the pandemic in April.
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund lost 17.7 trn yen in three months ended March.
India's industries department under the commerce ministry, which drafted the new policy, did not respond to a request for comment.
The economy had already been weakened by years of mismanagement before this crisis struck.
The USFDA had issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Gilead Sciences Inc for emergency use of remdesivir for the treatment of coronavirus patients.
Trump said at his daily media briefing on Thursday that scientists should explore whether inserting light or disinfectant into the bodies of people infected with the new coronavirus might help them clear the disease.
Pandemic lockdowns have affected consumer behavior in ways that will spur AI’s growth and development. As consumers buy more online to avoid the new risks of shopping in stores, they are giving sellers more data on preferences and shopping habits.
Djokovic has been criticized for organizing the tournament and bringing in players from other countries.
Known informally as HAM radio operators, these hobbyists use wireless radio sets and antennas - both static as well as mobile -- to interact with fellow HAM users across the world, a technique developed over a century ago.
The company is bullish on the demand for flexible office space post COVID-19 pandemic as corporates will look to cut capital expenditure on setting up their own offices, TEC Managing Director-South Asia Nidhi Marwah said in an interview.
BSE’s top stocks barometer Sensex has eroded 23 per cent value year to date.
The current crisis should be leveraged to undertake reforms for strengthening the banking sector. This can be achieved by bringing in more competition and redesigning the incentive structure to improve risk assessment and credit management capacities in SCBs. Developing bond markets should be prioritised to enable long-term financing.
Five months after it began relentlessly chasing the virus, Kerala’s healthcare has reached a delicate pass.
Not looking for conflict but waging battle of ideas with China: Former US diplomat Nicholas Burns to Rahul Gandhi
Former US diplomat and Harvard professor Nicholas Burns in a conversation with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that India and the United States could work together not to fight an "authoritarian" China but to make it observe the rule of law. He said that the US was not looking for any conflict with China but waging a battle of ideas. Watch excerpts of the interaction. Not looking for conflict but waging battle of ideas with China: Former US diplomat Nicholas Burns to Rahul Gandhi
The 'Bullets Over Broadway' actor died after more than 90 days in the hospital.
As lockdowns have shut banks and money-transfer offices, marooned migrants couldn't send money home.
The drug is one of 17 being tested on humans in a frantic global race to find a vaccine the world is counting on to end a pandemic that has infected 10.5 million people and killed more than half a million so far. No COVID-19 vaccine has yet been approved for commercial use.
To be sure, India’s growth was already at a six-year-low during the pre-lockdown period.
Money earned by Buckwheat goes to the sanctuary to feed the cows.
In a circular issued on Friday, the corporate affairs ministry said it was extending the deadline for the two requirements from June 30 to September 30 "keeping in view the requests received from various stakeholders seeking extension of time for compliance of the subject requirements on account of COVID-19".
India is facing an unprecedented economic crisis, where some of the safe and traditional jobs are under the threat of being axed even as India breached the 2 lakh mark, with the highest spike of nearly 9000 cases in a day. Tough times ahead.
The world outside is nothing like we have experienced before. As we continue with secluded lives from our homes and the coronavirus play havoc with world economies and global markets, many investors are feeling anxious.
Under all circumstances, pandemic or no pandemic, it’s better for investors to focus on what they can control. Ensure that you have an asset allocation plan in which money that you might need for the next 3-4 years is in less volatile types of mutual funds.
Covid-19 has accelerated insurance awareness in India. The findings of this Policybazaar survey show that unlike in the past, insurance has now become a product that consumers are likely to buy without the need for a big sales push.
"Our manufacturing facility is ready and we plan to start production in two months. We are spending more than USD 100 million for this facility. Till the trials are completed successfully for safety and efficacy, vaccines will not be distributed either in India or anywhere else in the world," Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer, SII, said.
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In much of the world coal power is currently more expensive than gas and renewables, which explains why its share in the electricity mix has fallen in Europe, India, China, and parts of the U.S. The power markets in these four regions are large and varied. That makes the uniformity of coal’s decline even more surprising.
If we compare YES Bank's FD interest rates with those offered by other large private-sector banks such as ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, YES Bank is offering a higher interest rate of up to 7.25 per cent on one-year FDs.
We believe that the markets may continue to be volatile till the infection is under control globally. Valuations in Indian equity markets have become attractive on the back of recent market corrections.
Post lockdown, the govt must focus on healthcare, municipal services including drinking water & sanitation.
The present and emerging scenario of the Covid 19 disease in the capital was discussed and the projections for next 2 months was deliberated.
There are many investing and trading tricks that give the illusion of working well when the markets are going up or at worst, dropping in a routine manner. When the stresses become very large, then the underlying flaws show up.
Avendus Capital has ranked the top 100 listed stocks in India on their ESG parameters.
The economy stands upon a mountain of debt in a time when growth is nowhere in sight to service them.
The trajectory of Wuhan’s economy shows post-virus recovery will be rapid on a two-track path, expert says.
To the boys, it was just a sugary treat. To their parents, prominent medical researchers, what happened in their Moscow apartment that day in 1959 was a vital experiment with countless lives at stake - and their own children as guinea pigs.
The company, which manufactures both diesel and petrol three-wheelers along with electric two and three-wheelers, is also gearing up to resume operations partially although its supply chain is not functional, as two of its suppliers are based out of Maharashtra, which is badly hit by COVID-19.
Travel, tourism, airlines and hotels stocks are likely to see recovery in the next 6 months to 1 year, says CIO Prateek Agarwal. Very sharp U-shaped recovery is a strong possibility: ASK Investment Manager
Mubadala, the second-biggest state investor in Abu Dhabi behind Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), has 9% of its portfolio invested in Asia. "From a relative perspective we are under-invested in Asia. You'll see us grow our portfolio in Asia," Group CEO Khaldoon Khalifa al-Mubarak said at a Bloomberg event.
Google is reportedly considering to buy a stake of about 5 per cent in Vodafone Idea.
The govt has begun consultations at the highest level to decide on a possible ban on Chinese 5G equipment.
India Ratings projects lowest growth in India's history at -5.3% for the current fiscal.
Sanitisers on tables, thermoscanners at the door: Restaurateurs mulling unexplored ideas to survive Covid crisis
A spontaneously driven meal for most is likely to be out of the question for now or till the time a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus is found. One foodie blogger admits he is no longer willing to shell out that kind of money going out since it is risky and the experience is likely to be diluted because of all the sanitary standards.
The company, which on Tuesday introduced three new products -- fresh versions of sedans Rapid and Superb along with SUV Karoq at starting prices of Rs 7.49 lakh, Rs 29.99 lakh and Rs 24.99 lakh, respectively, also said it is not holding back investments in India, although this year it may not be able to meet its target due to the health crisis.
The company had earlier earmarked a capex of around Rs 1,400-1,500 crore for the domestic operations for the current financial year. Now due to the uncertain scenario due to rising COVID-19 cases, the company has taken various steps to control cost as much as possible.
The scope and speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdowns have devastated the poor around the world are unprecedented in modern times, World Bank Group President David Malpass said.
While some autonomous cars have started testing, others were shifted toward delivery.
China, where the novel coronavirus emerged late last year, shared the viral genetic sequence data (GSD) with the World Health Organization (WHO) in early January.
If social distancing remains protracted, large parts of the economy would shut down. There would be a huge cost. To avoid this cost, should India as a nation try another strategy? Take the risk of allowing the epidemic to spread and treating those who fall ill? After all, only about a fifth of those who fall ill require hospitalisation.
Estimates suggest much deeper global downturn due to coronavirus pandemic than Great Recession: World Bank
World Bank President David Malpass said while the tragic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt globally, this crisis will likely hit the poorest and most vulnerable countries and people the hardest. IDA countries, which are home to two-thirds of the world's extreme poor, will be severely affected, Malpass said.
As part of the contract, Nokia has also deployed more than 5,500 TD-LTE massive Mimo (an advance 4G technology) cells in the 2500 Mhz spectrum band in eight circles (service areas) in Mumbai, Kolkata, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Rest of Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.
In India, which partly relaxed its lockdown this week, health authorities scrambled Wednesday to contain an outbreak at a huge market. Hard-hit New York City shut down its subway system overnight for disinfection. Experts in Italy, which just began easing some restrictions, warned lawmakers that a new surge of virus infections and deaths is coming.
The former Union minister appealed to the states information department to spread social awareness among the masses about the preventive measures for novel coronavirus.
FY20 (April 2019 to March 2020) fiscal EBITDA growth for the telecom industry is estimated at 25 per cent.
Launching the 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan', Modi said there are some people who might not appreciate efforts of villagers in the fight against coronavirus but he applauds them for their efforts. The way villages have fought coronavirus has taught a big lesson to the cities, he added.
The biggest benefit they provide investors is that they are based on a framework of discipline.
The pandemic forced officials to cancel the tournament for the first time since 1945.
The contrast between Europe and the United States has been particularly stark. Much of Europe resorted to strict lockdowns that mostly beat back the virus but capsized economies. In the United States, President Donald Trump has prioritized getting the economy moving even as infections multiply.
India sorely needs long-term, patient investment from SWFs and PFs. Many such funds have heeded the govt's call and invested in India, but more is required. Because infra investment returns are slow and low, and also because of the tax impact on returns, such funds have appraised govt of the need for tax exemption on their investment-linked income.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, and ChemRar Group produced the first 100,000 courses of the Russian coronavirus drug Avifavir in June, significantly exceeding initially planned production levels of 60,000 courses.
Pass the coronavirus test? How banks and NBFCs can survive, and then thrive, in the post Covid-19 world
COVID-19 is upending the banking sector while simultaneously forcing it to transform radically.
The pandemic has changed the way we all function, affecting our physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being. Salaried individuals and professionals, in particular, are coping with the potential burden of job losses and pay-cuts.
Even after booking losses in their mutual funds and equity investments due to steep fall in stock prices in the last three months, many high net-worth individuals (HNIs) and companies are supposed to pay millions in advance tax based on their last year’s earnings, experts said.
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Chinese investors — strategic and financial — pumped in an estimated $4 billion into the Indian startup ecosystem in 2019, making them the largest backers of the country’s digital economy. Their investments in funds are estimated to be much more.
S&P said the stable outlook reflects its expectation that India's economy will recover after Covid.
The legislation was introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham and eight other senators on Tuesday. The COVID-19 Accountability Act mandates the president to make a certification to Congress within 60 days that China has provided a full and complete accounting to any COVID-19 investigation led by the US, its allies or UN affiliates such as the World Health Organization and has closed all operating wet markets.
Donut Robotics' engineers came up with the idea for the mask as they searched for a product to help the company survive the pandemic.
For investment to drive economic recovery, the government should focus on healthcare.
The company said in a statement it will spend the funds on semiconductor and operating system development as well as building out its data centre infrastructure.
In this revamped way of life, owing to the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent nationwide lockdown, most of us have more time on our hands and more things we can devote our attention to, which perhaps we weren't able to do earlier. In this backdrop, here are 5 money-related activities that Shambhavi Mehrotra of ET Online lists out for you to productively use the extra time.Have extra time in the covid lockdown? Here are 5 ways to spring clean money matters
In a state where the bear market has hit every investment portfolio, can gold, which is considered a safe asset class, come to your rescue and help you ride out volatility? Should you thus buy or invest in gold this Akshaya Tritiya? In this video, Shambhavi Mehrotra of ET Online takes you through the various forms of gold and how you should make your investment decision keeping in mind the coronavirus lockdown and economic uncertainty.Do you know your gold? Here are golden tips before you invest in the yellow metal
Saudi shoppers have rushed to buy big-ticket items such as gold, appliances and electronics ahead of the announced tripling of taxes on basic goods on Wednesday as the government tries to shore up revenue for its economy battered by the coronavirus and low oil prices.
New Zealand lifted all social and economic restrictions except border controls after declaring on Monday it was free of the coronavirus, one of the first countries in the world to return to pre-pandemic normality.
While the loss of smell is an indicator of COVID-19, it's not the only factor.
Lawyers are reporting a sudden surge in the demand for drawing up a will. Young professionals, entrepreneurs and even those in family businesses are leaving nothing to chance, painfully aware about the randomness in the way corona targets an individual and their vulnerability in the absence of a vaccine.
The falling numbers have prompted discussions among promoters on the future of the telco, even if it were allowed by the Supreme Court to pay its adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues over 20 years, said one of the officials.
Across seven countries in North America, Europe and Asia, healthcare providers are among the busiest recruiters given the ongoing battle against the novel coronavirus, which has killed over 200,000 people and infected over 3 million people worldwide, LinkedIn said.
Pollution and greenhouse gas emissions fell across continents earlier this year, as countries tried to contain the spread of Covid-19 with strict lockdowns.
When will travellers return? Decimated by Covid-19, travel and hospitality recovery will be a long stretch
The travel industry is bracing itself for the new changes that will have to be factored in post lockdown.
Six leading medical centers in Moscow, Smolensk and Nizhny Novgorod are currently participating in clinical trials, including I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Central Clinical Hospital.
"All our group companies are progressing well responding to these challenges and opportunities and we are confident that they will emerge stronger," Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran said.