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Panic Buying Could Impact Global Food Supply Chain: United Nations Arm

United Nations agency World Food Programme (WFP) said global markets for basic cereals are well-supplied and prices generally low.

4 Apr 2020 11:05 am
Fitch Sees India GDP Growth In FY21 At 2%, Slowest Since Economic Reforms

India may post GDP growth of 2 per cent in financial year 2021, the slowest pace since the economy was liberalised 30 years ago.

3 Apr 2020 8:28 pm
India Sees a Huge Drop in Visits to Public Places, Google Data Reveals

There was a 77 percent decrease in visits to retails and recreational places, which includes restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, theme parks, museums, libraries, and movie theatres in India at the end of March. Similarly, visits to grocery markets and pharmacies also declined by 65 percent. Parks across the country witnessed a 57 percent decrease...

3 Apr 2020 7:22 pm
US Economy Sheds 7 Lakh Jobs In March Amid Coronavirus Crisis

March recorded worst job loss since March 2009 during the depths of the global financial crisis.

3 Apr 2020 7:00 pm
Swiggy Promises Financial Support to Coronavirus-Infected Delivery Partners

Swiggy will provide financial aid to its delivery partners with the newly established Swiggy Hunger Savior Covid Relief Fund. Swiggy Hunger Savior Covid Relief Fund money will also be extended to the delivery partners' families.

3 Apr 2020 6:58 pm
Swiggy Promises Financial Support to Coronavirus Infected-Delivery Partners

Swiggy will provide financial aid to its delivery partners with the newly established Swiggy Hunger Savior Covid Relief Fund. Swiggy Hunger Savior Covid Relief Fund money will also be extended to the delivery partners' families.

3 Apr 2020 6:58 pm
No Change In Basic Selling Price Of Petrol, Diesel: Indian Oil

Indian Oil has announced that oil marketing companies (OMCs) have made no change in the basic selling price of petrol and diesel.

3 Apr 2020 6:10 pm
Gold Futures Cool Off After Surge To Rs 45,800 Ahead Of Expiry

Gold Price Today: The gold futures contract for (delivery on April 3) cooled off to settle with a gain of Rs 293 per 10 grams (0.68 per cent) at Rs 43,650 per 10 grams.

3 Apr 2020 5:39 pm
Gold Prices Subdued On Firm Dollar Ahead Of US Data Amid Virus Crisis

Safe-haven gains for the US dollar limited gold's advance, with the dollar index edging towards a 2 per cent weekly rise as global recession fears intensify.

3 Apr 2020 5:10 pm
Uber, BigBasket Partner on Last-Mile Delivery Service to Get Essentials to Consumers During COVID-19 Lockdown

Uber announced that it is starting a last mile delivery service in partnership with BigBasket in order to make access to everyday essentials easier for people during the coronavirus crisis and the nationwide lockdown.

3 Apr 2020 4:51 pm
Sensex, Nifty Extend Losses To Second Day Amid Rising Coronavirus Cases

Analysts say investors are still on the back foot amid the rising cases of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

3 Apr 2020 3:32 pm
Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 2.3, Nokia 7.2, More Phones Price in India Increased Due to GST Rise

Nokia 105, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 4.2, and Nokia 3.2 phones are now retailing at Rs. 1,053, Rs. 6,320, Rs. 10,008, and Rs. 8,428, respectively.

3 Apr 2020 2:49 pm
Amazon Pantry Service Resumes Operations in Select Cities, Other Essential Orders Also Being Shipped

Amazon is now getting back on track and has started accepting orders for grocery essentials through the Amazon Pantry service. The new move comes more than a week after the e-commerce company suspended its operations in India due to the coronavirus lockdown.

3 Apr 2020 2:15 pm
Vodafone Launches Rs. 47, Rs. 67, Rs. 78 Packs With Up to 90 Days Validity, Caller Tune Benefits

Vodafone has added three new plans in its Value Added Services segment. Priced at Rs. 47, Rs. 67, and Rs. 78, these plans offer caller tune and service validity benefits.

3 Apr 2020 2:06 pm
Sensex, Nifty Stage Mild Recovery; FMCG, Pharma Shares Gain, Banks Fall

Eight of 11 sector gauges compiled by the National Stock Exchange were trading lower led by the Nifty Private Bank index's 3.5 per cent drop.

3 Apr 2020 2:05 pm
Rupee Drops Below 76 Mark Against Dollar Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Resuming trade after two holidays, the rupee slid below the 76 mark against the dollar on Friday as the country entered the tenth day of a 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus...

3 Apr 2020 11:16 am
Rupee Depreciates To 76.08 Against Dollar Amid Coronavirus Scare

Forex markets in India remained closed on April 1 and April 2 for the annual closing of banks and Ram Navami respectively.

3 Apr 2020 10:07 am
Coronavirus-Induced Weakness In Rupee To Linger In Near Term: Poll

The rupee's path will largely depend on how successful the government's steps are in containing the spread of COVID-19 in a country of more than 1.3 billion people.

3 Apr 2020 9:52 am
India's Economic Growth To Slow Down To 4% In FY21:Asian Development Bank

Growth in India will remain subdued after the country suffered a sharp slowdown last year, from 6.1 per cent in fiscal 2019 to 5 per cent

3 Apr 2020 8:52 am
US Stock Markets End Over 2% Higher After Jump In Crude Oil Prices

The S&P energy index, down more than 50 per cent this year due to the Russia-Saudi price war and coronavirus-driven demand worries that has caused oil prices to plunge, climbed 9.08 per cent.

3 Apr 2020 8:35 am
Gold Price Spikes As US Joblessness Data Lifts Safe-Haven Demand

The pandemic has infected nearly 1 million people across the world and killed over 50,000 and forced countries to ensure restrictions and lockdowns to combat the outbreak.

3 Apr 2020 8:27 am
Markets Set To Open Weak

The Nifty futures were trading at 8227, lower by 46 points, on the Singaporean Exchange around 07:30 hours.

3 Apr 2020 8:24 am
Saudi Arabia Seeks Urgent OPEC+ Meeting To Stabilise Oil Market

Saudi's announcement drove oil prices as much as 25 per cent higher on Thursday, adding to growing signs that Riyadh and Moscow may be ready to end their battle for market share and cooperate again,...

2 Apr 2020 9:07 pm
British Airways In Talks With Union To Suspend Around 32,000 Staff: Report

The British flag carrier is nearing agreement on a deal to suspend around 80 per cent of its cabin and ground crew, engineers and office staff.

2 Apr 2020 7:18 pm
The Best TV Series on Disney+ Hotstar in India [April 2020]

Our list of best series and TV shows to watch on Disney+ Hotstar in India in 2020 is mostly made up of English titles, and two Hindi titles, featuring Game of Thrones, Succession, The Mandalorian, The Americans, and Sarabhai vs Sarabhai.

2 Apr 2020 6:29 pm
Coronavirus Helpline Launched on WhatsApp by Delhi Government to Provide Information Around COVID-19

Delhi citizens have got their own helpline on WhatsApp to receive the latest information around COVID-19. The new move has been taken by the Health and Family Welfare Department of the Government of NCT of Delhi.

2 Apr 2020 6:29 pm
Unions Seek Government's Intervention To Prevent Job Losses, Pay Cuts

Trade unions on Thursday sought Labour Minister Santosh Gangawar's intervention at the ground level to stop retrenchment of employees and salary cuts and also demanded an income support scheme for...

2 Apr 2020 6:08 pm
Airtel Xstream Fibre Home Broadband Service Expanding to 25 More Cities, Plans Listed

The Airtel Xstream Fibre page on its website shows 25 cities with a launching soon tag in front of their names in the list of places. Apart from that, Airtel has also listed out Xstream Fibre plans for all these cities on the website.

2 Apr 2020 6:06 pm
Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) No Longer Pays 8.6% Interest Rate

From April 1, the government has lowered the interest rates applicable to most small savings schemes by up to 140 basis points (1.4 percentage point).

2 Apr 2020 3:53 pm
Here's How Much Interest You Earn On Your Fixed Deposit In Post Office

Time Deposit Small Savings Scheme Interest Rate: From April 1, the interest rates on most small savings schemes have been cut up by to 140 basis points.

2 Apr 2020 3:31 pm
Kisan Vikas Patra Interest Rate Cut To 6.9%, Maturity Period Extended

Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP Interest Rate: From April 1, the government will pay interest at a rate of 6.9 per cent, instead of the existing 7.9 per cent.

2 Apr 2020 3:12 pm
Air India Suspends Contracts Of Around 200 Pilots Amid COVID-19: Report

The national carrier has already cut the allowances of all employees, except cabin crew, by 10 per cent for the next three months.

2 Apr 2020 2:24 pm
Indian Government Launches Aarogya Setu COVID-19 Tracker App on Android, iOS

Indian government has officially launched its COVID-19 tracking app, Aarogya Setu, for Android and iOS users. The app has been developed by the National Informatics Centre that comes under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

2 Apr 2020 1:21 pm
World Economy Could Shrink By 1% in 2020 On Covid-19: United Nations

The world economy may contract even further if restrictions on the economic activities are extended without adequate fiscal responses, UN warned.

2 Apr 2020 11:37 am
Petrol Sales Drop 17% In March, Diesel Down 26% Amid Lockdown: Report

State companies - Indian Oil Corp, Hindustan Petroleum Corp and Bharat Petroleum - own about 90 per cent of the country's retail fuel outlets.

2 Apr 2020 11:04 am
Coronavirus Crisis: Factory Activity Growth Hits 4-Month Low, Says Survey

A 21-day nationwide lockdown, which started on March 25 in the world's second most populous country, is expected to deliver a heavy shock to the economy despite massive fiscal and monetary support...

2 Apr 2020 10:56 am
Coronavirus Impact: Hoteliers Stare At Worst Phase Since 2008 Crisis

Sources suggest that no job losses have been announced thus far, but most hotels are likely to do an impact analysis once the situation normalises.

2 Apr 2020 9:24 am
Financial Markets To Remain Shut On Thursday For Ram Navami

Ram Navami (April 2) Market Holiday: The equity, currency and commodity markets will also remain shut on three more days this month, on account of Mahavir Jayanti on April 6, Good Friday on April 10...

2 Apr 2020 8:34 am