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India's Covid crisis hits work at ports as risk to global trade grows

The situation may echo global trade disruptions seen last year after virus restrictions slowed shipments into China

15 May 2021 8:47 am
Floating bodies, sinking states

Politics and economics are at the heart of the Covid tragedy in UP and Bihar. The misery is a result of voting in the name of religion, caste and nationalism

15 May 2021 8:30 am
Covid variant, first detected in India, likely to dominate in UK: Top Medic

The B.1.617.2 variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, is likely to take over and dominate in the United Kingdom, said England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty on Friday

15 May 2021 8:22 am
Covid-19: 260 oxygen concentrators airlifted from United Kingdom to India

The High Commission of India in the United Kingdom said that 260 more oxygen concentrators have been airlifted to New Delhi, as India fights a devastating second COVID-19 wave.Taking to Twitter, the High Commission thanked donors for their generous contribution, along with Qatar Airways, Air Vistara and DB Schenker for free logistics.260 more Concentrators airlifted today to @IndianRedCross NewDelhi contributed by @O2CforIndia-226, IndiansinLondon @IIL2004-20 & St.Albans-14. @HCI_London thanks d

15 May 2021 8:22 am
Failing peace: Here's why Gaza Strip is almost always mired in conflict

The latest eruption of violence has raised the specter of another devastating war and once again drawn international attention to the impoverished, densely populated strip

15 May 2021 8:22 am
Should my child get coronavirus vaccine? 7 questions answered by an expert

US FDA has expanded emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12 to 15 years of age

15 May 2021 7:58 am
UK Covid update: Britain records another 2,193 coronavirus cases, 17 deaths

Another 2,193 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,446,824, according to official figures released on Friday

15 May 2021 7:56 am
USTR, Piyush Goyal discuss Covid-19 vaccine production and TRIPS waiver

Union Commerce and Industry Minister discussed the proposed waiver to provisions of WTO Agreement on TRIPS for Covid-19-specific items and raising vaccine production with Katherine Tai

15 May 2021 7:56 am
Delhi cabinet approves Rs 5,000 assistance to Covid hit auto, taxi drivers

The Delhi Cabinet on Friday approved Rs 5,000 financial assistance to drivers and permit holders of autorickshaws, e-rickshaws, taxis, Phat Phat Sewa, eco-friendly Sewa, Gramin Sewa and maxi cabs

15 May 2021 7:42 am
Enact special law to uphold dignity, rights of dead: NHRC to Centre, states

The NHRC laid out a range of recommendations for protecting the dignity and the rights of the dead people in the wake of reports of alleged mishandling of bodies of Covid victims

15 May 2021 7:42 am
Covid-19: Germany is putting the Britain back on a list of risk areas

Germany is putting the Britain back on a list of risk areas because of the emergence there of cases of a coronavirus variant first detected in India

15 May 2021 7:42 am
Cyclone Tauktae: Deep depression to intensify into cyclonic storm today

The low pressure area over the Arabian Sea near Lakshwadeep has intensified into a deep depression, said the Indian Meteorological Department on Saturday

15 May 2021 7:27 am
DRDO to launch 2DG medicine for treating Covid-19 patients next week

The first batch of 10,000 doses of 2DG medicine for treating COVID-19 patients would be launched early next week, informed Defence Research and Development Organisation officials on Friday

15 May 2021 7:27 am
China's spacecraft lands on Mars in latest advance for its space programme

China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest advance for its space programme

15 May 2021 7:18 am
Coronavirus LIVE: India records 326123 new cases; total cases at 24,372,243

Coronavirus live updates: India recorded 326,123 fresh Covid-19 infections today, taking the caseload tally to 24,372,243. Stay tuned for corona-related news

15 May 2021 7:02 am
UN chief calls for unified Security Council over Israel-Palestine conflict

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for a unified Security Council over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and regretted the lack of multilateralism

15 May 2021 6:47 am
Biden revokes Trump's order barring immigrants who cannot afford healthcare

US President revoked a 2019 proclamation issued by former President Donald Trump preventing immigrants from obtaining visas unless they proved they could obtain health insurance or pay for health care

15 May 2021 6:31 am
Best of BS Opinion: Central Vista project, Covid-19 crisis, and more

Here are the best of Business Standard's opinion pieces for Saturday

15 May 2021 6:31 am
Neera Tanden lands White House job as senior adviser to Joe Biden

President Joe Biden's lone Cabinet choice who was rebuffed by Congress has landed a job as a White House senior adviser

15 May 2021 6:26 am
Mauritius rejigs special purpose fund regime to gain 'financial' edge

Will enable global investors to set up tax-exempt entities

15 May 2021 6:10 am
SBI eyes over Rs 10K-crore credit pipeline for health infrastructure

Ashwani Bhatia, managing director, SBI, said the bank had held discussions with firms that needed funds for building hospital infrastructure

15 May 2021 6:10 am
Insurers see huge spike in Covid-19 claims as second wave sweeps India

In absolute numbers, over 83 per cent of claims have been settled, while in value terms, just 51.38 per cent of claims have been closed

15 May 2021 6:10 am
GoAir may sue former managing director Jeh Wadia over brand rights

Dispute mentioned in airline's DRHP under 'risk factors'

15 May 2021 6:10 am
Returns from healthcare ETFs can be highly cyclical, say analysts

Avoid over 5% exposure and have 5-7 years of investment horizon

15 May 2021 6:10 am
Tata Power will be net zero-carbon by 2050, says CEO Praveer Sinha

We have now both urban and rural consumers. Our whole business philosophy is towards renewable, said Sinha

15 May 2021 6:10 am
WhatsApp policy change: No chat list in some time if you don't accept

The company had earlier set a deadline of February 8 for these changes but deferred it to May 15 after a backlash with wide fears over data being shared with Facebook

15 May 2021 6:10 am
At Delhi hospitals, shortage and a long wait for Covid-19 vaccine

Private, state govt hospitals struggle; central govt hospitals seem to be doing better

15 May 2021 6:10 am
Covid-19 crisis: India draws lessons from Bangladesh's mask study

A study in Bangladesh's semi-rural and rural areas shows people can be convinced to keep their masks up

15 May 2021 6:10 am
PM releases over Rs 20K cr under PM-KISAN; benefits reach Bengal farmers

Over 95 million farmers across the country received Rs 20,000 crore in the 8th instalment of PM-KISAN scheme

15 May 2021 1:18 am
Colonial Pipeline paid hackers $5 million in ransom, says official

The company paid the hefty ransom in difficult-to-trace cryptocurrency within hours after the attack

15 May 2021 1:08 am
Facebook loses bid to block European Union court's privacy decision

Irish court OKs inquiry that could lead to a ban on Facebook's data transfers from the European Union to the US

15 May 2021 12:50 am
Israel targets Gaza tunnels as violence flares up; death toll at 129

Palestine fires more rockets; clash fuels communal fighting on streets

15 May 2021 12:43 am
Centre to give 19 mn Covid-19 doses to states in 2 weeks for free

Vaccine doses acquired through PM-CARES Fund and the GAVI Covax facility were received in full and already utilised

15 May 2021 12:42 am
Covid-19 pandemic to be 'far more deadly' this year, says WHO chief

We're on track for the second year of this pandemic to be far more deadly than the first, he said

15 May 2021 12:38 am
Exports grew 93% to $51.79 billion in April on low base of last year

Services exports are estimated to have grown 28.68 per cent YoY to $21.17 billion in April

15 May 2021 12:36 am
2 billion Covid-19 doses a long haul, but most will be covered by December

SII aims to make 50 million doses of Covovax (the Novavax vaccine) per month at its Pune plant

15 May 2021 12:29 am
PowerGrid Infrastructure Investment Trust ends debut trade at 3% premium

The IPO, which concluded on May 3, was subscribed 4.8 times. The IPO was priced between Rs 99 and Rs 100 per unit. The InvIT had raised Rs 7,735 crore

15 May 2021 12:12 am
JP Morgan earmarks $3.8 mn in aid for India employees amid Covid-19

Global investment banking major JP Morgan Chase has increased its COVID-19 support to the country manifold, taking the total planned aid to close to USD 16 million, of which USD 3.8 million is for supporting its over 35,000 employees in India. The head of the Wall Street major Jamie Dimon had on April 30 had committed an upfront USD 2 million financial aid along with an appeal to its over 2.5 lakh employees globally to chip in which would be matched by an equal amount by the company. In an inter

15 May 2021 12:10 am
Four initial public offering to raise Rs 4,000 crore in a few weeks

Analysts say there's still appetite for firms with solid fundamentals

15 May 2021 12:06 am
Today, what really is essential?

We've cheered Essential Workers, as the light has been shone on the people in the shadows, who actually make the world go round

14 May 2021 11:50 pm
Children of the pandemic

Why is it important to tell stories in ways that outlive the news cycle? Read author-filmmaker Samina Mishra and illustrator Tarique Aziz's book Jamlo Walks (2021) to look for answers

14 May 2021 11:50 pm
A story of ambition

New Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma's political journey to the current position is an interesting story

14 May 2021 11:35 pm
UK's anti-fraud agency investigating Sanjeev Gupta-led GFG Alliance

The London-based lender supplied billions of dollars in loans to GFG, many of which were packaged and sold as funds

14 May 2021 11:29 pm
A Velumani explains how Covid-19 testing failed us when we needed it most

The second wave has been far more explosive than anticipated, affecting over 300,000 people a day. The sheer volume of the requirement hit the industry like a tonne of bricks

14 May 2021 11:20 pm
Top best astrologer near you, Dr Vinay Bajrangi

New Delhi [India], May 14 (PNN): A good astrologer near you or anywhere may prove to be beneficial. When we look for the best astrologer, we should have some idea about the basic methodology and essential criterion for any good astrologer to have.

14 May 2021 11:01 pm
Honourable Health Minister for TN M. Subramanian installs 100 oxygenated beds at TN Government Multi-Super Speciality Hospital (Omandurar GH)

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], May 14 (NewsVoir): The Chennai-based G Square Realtors, a real estate company, in association with the Tamil Nadu Chapter of Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (CREDAI) has sponsored 100 oxygenated beds for FREE interim care to COVID patients.

14 May 2021 11:01 pm
DonateKart and NEWJ come together and encourage citizens to join India's battle against COVID-19

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 14 (NewsVoir): DonateKart, India's trusted crowdfunding platform, has partnered with one of India's leading media-tech companies, NEWJ to further its campaign for COVID relief and contributions.

14 May 2021 11:01 pm
PIL filed by Divyanshu Mishra Anshu and Katni Blood Donors Welfare Society for installation of plasma apheresis machine in Katni, MP

Katni (Madhya Pradesh) [India], May 14 (PNN): After bringing relief to millions of people in nine districts including Katni by installing a CT Scan machine through a PIL in the High Court, Divyanshu Mishra Anshu has pledged to install a blood component separator plasma apheresis machine in Katni, Madhya Pradesh.

14 May 2021 11:01 pm
L&T Q4 consolidated net profit up 3% to Rs 3,293 crore on higher revenues

All verticals posted YoY increase in revenue, while most saw profits grow

14 May 2021 10:51 pm
Tuning into pain: How Begum Akhtar channeled her struggles into art

Book review of Akhtari: The Life and Music of Begum Akhtar

14 May 2021 10:46 pm