NEW YORK: US online sales surged on the traditional Black Friday to set the country's second-highest one-day mark ever as virus-wary Americans shunned in-person shopping, the Adobe software company reported Saturday.American consumers, staying home amid the coronavirus pandemic, spent $9 billion online on Friday, a 21.6 percent increase over the same day in 2019, Adobe said.It said Friday's sales were surpassed only by those of last year's Cyber Monday, the Monday after Black Friday, when the fo
The standard operating procedures (SOP) prescribed for various activities, including movement by passenger trains, air travel, metro trains, schools, educational institutions, hotels and restaurants, shopping malls, multiplexes and entertainment parks, yoga centres etc, will have to be strictly followed, the circular stated.
Free trade agreements are good for the nation and India must look to leverage these pacts with countries having transparent trading mechanisms and business systems, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.
Wales has a bronze sculpture of Gandhi at Cardiff Bay, unveiled in 2017 to mark the 148th birth anniversary of the leader of the Indian national movement. In the audit, he has been classified under Category E of persons of interest who require examination as having been highlighted by campaigners.
This is a very sad photo. Our slogan was 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan', but today a soldier is standing against the farmer due to PM Modi's arrogance. This is very dangerous, he said in a tweet in Hindi along with the picture of a soldier showing a baton to an old farmer.
The State Election Commission (SEC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday imposed restrictions on conduct of exit polls till the last of the eight-phase District Development Council (DDC) election is completed.
At a time when the governments focus has been on providing relief to those who eke out a living, in normal times, in the neighbourhood of the poverty line, and have lost their incomes, thanks to the lockdown, how can net taxes rise? Shouldnt this item have shrunk, thanks to a big upsurge in subsidies, direct benefit transfers, free food, rural employment schemes?
Several voters in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Saturday said that the District Development Council (DDC) polls are to elect people who can solve basic problems and igger issues like restoration of special status should be left for assembly and parliamentary elections.
Despite COVID, FDI doubles year-on-year upwards arrow. Indicating global investors' preference for India's enabling environment under PM @NarendraModi ji, FDI increased from USD 14.06 billion to USD 28.1 billion in the July-September quarter, Piyush Goyal said in a tweet.
The defence ministry said that Fakhrizadeh, who headed its reasearch and innovation organisation, died after medics failed to revive him. Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday said that there were serious indications of an Israeli role in the assassination.
With the abrogation of Article 370, several communities like West Pakistan refugees, Valmikis and Gurkhas are now eligible to vote in local elections, purchase land and apply for jobs in Jammu and Kashmir, and besides these, they can also contest elections.
Kolkata: Nearly 8000 jobs have been secured by IT professionals in West Bengal who have returned from other places due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official of the state Information Technology department said. The statae IT department had developed the 'Karma Bhumi' app for professionals who had returned from other places to enlist themselves for getting employment in the state for a limited period of time. With the advent of COVID, there has been a huge influx of IT professionals here from outs
After Ahmedabad, the PM is scheduled to visit vaccine maker Bharat Biotech's facility in Hyderabad, after which he will proceed to Pune, where he will visit the SII, which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Oxford University for the vaccine.
The US has sanctioned four entities in China and Russia for their support of Iran's missile programme, which remains a significant proliferation concern. We will continue to use all our sanctions tools to prevent Iran from advancing its missile capabilities, Pompeo said.
Sebi noted that Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy together made a gain of Rs 16.97 crore while indulging in insider trading in the shares of New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) while in possession of UPSI relating to the proposed reorganization of the company.
Farmers protesting against the Centre's three farm laws have expressed apprehension that the laws would pave a way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.
The Nudge Foundation, a non-profit backed by Infosys cofounder Nandan Nilekani, has invited technologists to work with various state governments to address societal problems.Under the programme called Indian Administrative Fellowship (IAF) technologists would be trained by bureaucrats and mentored by people such as Nilekani, and RedBus founder and former CIO of the Telangana government, Phaninder Sharma.The 18-month programme targets to provide a platform for professionals to partner with the
While India has managed to capture the services outsourcing wave to become quite the back office of the world, the ability to expand the manufacturing sector with its trickle-down effect will be critical to job creation and balanced growth.
NEW DELHI: From June 1, no non-BIS two-wheeler helmet can be manufactured or sold in the country and any violation of this would be treated as an offence. The road transport ministry on Thursday notified the quality control order for two-wheeler helmets to ensure that only safe headgears, which are also termed as helmet vaccine for head injuries, are made and sold in India.Non-wearing or wearing of a poor-quality helmet is the biggest reason for two-wheeler riders dying in road crashes. Welcomin
Despite the ongoing pandemic, agtech businesses are playing a crucial role by bringing innovation backed by technology, and solving critical challenges that are hampering the growth of the farming community.
Modi's election to the Upper House is all but certain as the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance has a majority in the state assembly. Election to the seat is due for December 14 if the rival alliance led by the RJD decides to contest.
If one were to consider the market in its entirety (FPI + DII), it is inching higher on account of liquidity. However, the momentum is likely to continue only till something unpleasant shakes up the world economy and triggers a correction.
To be certain that the world will be back to normal by mid-next year because a vaccine is available is an aggressive assumption, said David Albrycht, chief investment officer at Newfleet Asset Management.
Crypto believers tout a broadening investor base and the search for a hedge against dollar weakness as reasons for a durable boom. Critics point to a history of big swings, including a spectacular boom and bust three years ago.
Teslas market value soared past $540 billion this week equivalent to 250 times its expected earnings this year meaning its now the worlds 10th-most valuable listed business, according to Bloomberg data.
OPEC+ is debating whether to ease oil output cuts from Jan. 1, as it previously agreed, or to continue producing at the same rate amid sluggish oil demand and the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
The brokerage said it is seeing diverging performance for small finance bank shares leading to holding company discount for Equitas Holdings declining to below 30% from around 45-50% levels since listing of the small finance bank.
Fund managers and strategists expect flows into emerging markets to continue in December, although at a relatively moderate pace, with the dollar and other developed market currencies expected to remain under pressure.
Parties including the National Conference, People's Democratic Party (PDP), Peoples Conference and CPI(M), formed the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration and are fighting the maiden DDC elections together. National parties BJP and Congress are also in the fray.
The auto safety regulator said it was opening a preliminary evaluation into 2015-2017 Model S and 2016-2017 Model X vehicles after receiving 43 complaints alleging failure of the left or right front suspension fore links.
The commerce and industry ministry last month said that India, in April-August 2020, received the highest ever total FDI for the first five months of a financial year stating that these trends are an endorsement of Indias status as a preferred investment destination amongst global investors.
Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca (AZ) had an eventful week during which it announced 63% efficacy rate for the vaccine its developing against the Covid-19 virus in partnership with Oxford University. The company announced that in a small subgroup of the trial participants the vaccine showed better efficacy when administered a half dose first and a full dose after a month. This announcement triggered a series of questions on the companys trial protocol. However, on Thursday, the company starte
The niche wave of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investing seen in the past few years is morphing into something way bigger. Covid-19 disruption is hastening its mainstreaming, with investors and issuers realising that the much-bandied terms, socially responsible and profitable, are not mutually exclusive. India Inc would do well to heed the seismic shift.Globally, ESG investments are expected to triple, and cross $100 trillion in the coming decade. Thats a huge commitment
NEW DELHI: Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India grew by 15 per cent to USD 30 billion during the first half of the current fiscal, according to official data. Inflow of FDI during April-September 2019-20 stood at USD 26 billion, as per the data of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). In July, the country had attracted USD 17.5 billion worth of foreign investments. Sectors which attracted maximum foreign inflows during April-September 2020-21 included compute
In an address at a virtual conference on Indo-German ties, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla referred to Berlin's release of policy guidelines for the Indo-Pacific region, and said that India was happy to note the high degree of convergence between the two countries on the issue.
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said in a notification on Friday that the duty was earlier extended till November 30, now stands extended further by two months. The duty was first imposed in October 2015 after the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) had found that the imports were impairing local industry.