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Coronavirus vaccination: India begins second phase of drive; Everything to know

The walk-in vaccinations have begun since Monday, but it is expected to take another week or so before the system settles for the around 26 crore beneficiaries who are included in this phase.

2 Mar 2021 7:04 pm
Reliance Jio to shell out Rs 57,000 cr, acquires telecom spectrum in all 22 circles to boost capacity

RJIL said it has the highest amount of sub-GHz spectrum with 2X10 MHz contiguous spectrum in most circles. It also has at least 2X10 MHz in 1800 MHz band and 40 MHz in 2300 MHz band in each of the 22 circles.

2 Mar 2021 6:55 pm
Google revamps Workspace to enhance remote work experience; Check its new line of productivity tools

Google is updating its productivity software to include applications that can better meet the needs of the frontline and remote workers away from the office environment

2 Mar 2021 6:42 pm
India extends a helping hand to Madagascar yet again; Sends food and medical supplies

Malaria medicine and 1000 tonnes of rice are heading to the Indian Ocean island country. In a report released last November, the World Food Organisation Southern Madagascar has been impacted by devastating famine. This has forced the families who dont have food to eat are eating insects.

2 Mar 2021 6:29 pm
2 Mar 2021 5:56 pm
Assam assembly elections: Rs 2000 per month for housewives, promises Priyanka Gandhi

CAA, which was passed by the Parliament and signed by the President in 2019, sparked widespread protests in the country for over two months.

2 Mar 2021 5:40 pm
Old Tax Regime Vs New Tax Regime: Which should you opt for?

The latest regime came as a mixed blessing, which reduces the tax rates on the income slabs but with a condition to sacrifice most of the deductions available under the old regime.

2 Mar 2021 4:51 pm
London keen to drive EdTech collaboration with India forward: Janet Coyle, MD at London & Partners

In an exclusive interaction with Financial Express Onlines Bulbul Dhawan, London & Partners Managing Director for Business Janet Coyle spoke about the partnership between London and India in the EdTech sector.

2 Mar 2021 4:46 pm
How motor insurance claims processing is evolving for customers on the go

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses across sectors were pushed to change the way they operate, including the insurance sector. For the insurance industry, companies had to depend heavily on their digital architecture starting from the selling of new policies to settling claims.

2 Mar 2021 4:37 pm
MEMU train maintenance to be easier! Indian Railways sets up state-of-the-art, eco-friendly car shed in Kanpur

From now on, the maintenance of MEMU trains can be done in Kanpur only as earlier MEMU trains had to be taken to another place for their maintenance.

2 Mar 2021 4:36 pm
Rejuvenation of Dahisar, Walbhat & Poisar rivers! BMC receives bids from four interested companies; details

Three companies have shown interest in Dahisar and Walbhat rivers each, and four firms have expressed interest in executing the Poisar river rejuvenation project.

2 Mar 2021 4:26 pm
WhatsApp now lets you mute videos before sharing, adding to Status on Android phones; how to use

WhatsApps new feature that allows users to mute videos before sharing or adding them to Status is out of beta and now available for all the app users on Android devices.

2 Mar 2021 3:48 pm
COVID-19 vaccine: Should the gap between monitoring two doses be increased?

The vaccination programme in India is currently monitoring the two doses of Coronavirus vaccines between a prescribed gap of 28 days. The findings based on the phase 3 regulatory studies have indicated that the gap interval between the first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine should at least be four to six weeks.

2 Mar 2021 3:43 pm
Bank credit to micro, small businesses up over 6% in December from year-ago amid Covid, shows RBI data

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: MSME sector accounted for a share of around 18 per cent in the total credit to the industry and around 5 per cent in the total non-food credit extended by the scheduled commercial banks.

2 Mar 2021 3:39 pm
Towards a new Indo-Colombian perspective in the shipbuilding sector

Colombia, the South American country classified as a medium income economy, achieved its entry into the OCDE group after complex adjustments and negotiations, in 2020.

2 Mar 2021 3:39 pm
COVID-19 vaccination drive: Delhi-NCR sees a high turnout; here is how Day 1, Phase 2 fared

With the second phase of Coronavirus vaccination drive kicking off for the general population, Delhi-NCR regions- Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad have seen a high turnout of people opting for vaccines.

2 Mar 2021 3:29 pm
Wake-up call at 5: Punjab teachers act as morning alarm for students as board exams approaches

No official order has been sent in this regard, yet the state Education Department has been motivating school teachers to inculcate this good practice in their task list.

2 Mar 2021 2:45 pm
MoEngage, Merkle Sokrati ink strategic partnership for APAC

The partnership will enable consumer brands to devise and execute a hyper-personalised experience for their users

2 Mar 2021 2:09 pm
Attention passengers! Indian Railways raises platform ticket price to Rs 50 at key Mumbai stations

The Central Railway zone of Indian Railways has increased the price of platform tickets for passengers at some key stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

2 Mar 2021 2:00 pm
Attention India! IMD forecasts hotter than usual summer, scorching heatwave to sweep these states

The department on Monday released a statement on the seasonal outlook for temperatures between March and May this year.

2 Mar 2021 1:48 pm
ESIC to recruit Upper Divison Clerks and Stenographers at 6552 vacant posts

According to the notification 6306 vacancies are for the Upper Divison Clerk post while 246 positions are for the Stenographer post.

2 Mar 2021 1:47 pm
UPI volume, value contract for first time in 10 months even as YoY growth nearly doubles

UPI transactions in April last year had declined to 999.57 million involving Rs 1,51,140.66 crore from 1,246.84 million transactions worth Rs 2,06,462.31 crore in the preceding month, NPCI data showed.

2 Mar 2021 1:43 pm
Important things to consider before investing in commercial real estate

Commercial real estate continues to be a lucrative investment category, owing to its performance in terms of capital gains.

2 Mar 2021 1:42 pm
RILs Mukesh Ambani only Indian in Hurun Global Rich List top 10; India adds a billionaire every week

Reliance Industries Ltd's (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani is the richest Indian and the eighth richest person in the world, according to the Hurun Global Rich List 2021.

2 Mar 2021 1:39 pm
Unseen reasons for the fall in womens labour force participation in India

India is a country where less than a quarter of women have joined the labour force and only a fifth are employed.

2 Mar 2021 1:32 pm
Are Corona virus health insurance plans a substitute for Mediclaim?

The need to buy health insurance coverage for self and family is to avoid dipping into one's savings to meet the cost of hospitalization.

2 Mar 2021 1:30 pm
Funds for Indian Railways projects in Himachal Pradesh almost tripled during Modi govt term, says Piyush Goyal

The survey for the new Jagadhari-Paonta Sahib railway line would be conducted shortly, in view of the expected rise in freight from the industrial area of Paonta Sahib.

2 Mar 2021 1:27 pm
Anupam Rasayan IPO gets SEBI nod; co plans to raise Rs 760 via fresh issue of shares

The issue will have 50% quota reserved for QIBs, 15% for Non-institutional investors, and 35% for retail investors.

2 Mar 2021 1:14 pm
COVID-19 vaccination: Around 1.46 lakh people from priority groups took vaccine jabs on Phase 2, day 1

With the second phase of Coronavirus vaccination drive kicking off across India on Monday, as many as 1.46 lakh people belonging to the age group above 60 years and the ones above 45 years with comorbidities received their first COVID-19 vaccine jab.

2 Mar 2021 12:26 pm
SBI Cards share price up 32% in 2 months; Motilal Oswal initiates at Neutral, sees limited upside

The credit card industry in India remains extremely low at merely 3.8% of the total population, against 320% in the United States, 214% in Japan and 42% in China.

2 Mar 2021 11:44 am
Atmanirbhar Bharat: How healthtech startups can help Modi govt scale Covid vaccination drive across India

Startups can, and most likely will, help engender a lot of social and information sharing activity as the vaccination drive begins in full gusto.

2 Mar 2021 11:39 am
Gold prices fall over Rs 11,000 from all-time high, slip below Rs 45,500; where is MCX gold headed?

Gold prices were trading lower on economic growth optimism due to rise in US bond yields and positive economic data.

2 Mar 2021 11:28 am
Why REITs are a good investment option vis-a-vis direct real estate purchase

REITs /InvITs function like mutual funds by pooling the capital of a large number of investors to purchase and hold stakes in income-generating real estate assets.

2 Mar 2021 11:26 am
Elon Musks Starlink satellite broadband service is coming to India: How to pre-order, price, availability and other details

Starlink is currently under beta and connections will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

2 Mar 2021 11:24 am
Top trends in 2021 that may decide winners and losers in global markets

Here are some top trends on how the fallout from the pandemic could radically reshape the roster of winners and losers in global markets.

2 Mar 2021 10:58 am
IRDAI directs insurers to periodically notify health insurance policyholders

In order to ensure flow of relevant information to policyholders, IRDAI has specified certain norms to be followed by insurers.

2 Mar 2021 10:57 am
UGC NET December 2020 Cycle (May 2021) exam registration ends today; Check important details

To register for UGC NET 2021, candidates need to use their Email ID and Phone No, note down the system generated application number, upload important information like scanned image, signature and make payment

2 Mar 2021 10:50 am
What causes a stock market bubble and how to navigate difficult market conditions

To understand why markets are moving up when the economy is still recovering, one has to understand the concept of discounting or pricing in of information.

2 Mar 2021 10:36 am
Gujarat Local Bodies Election Results 2021 Live: Counting of votes underway for 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayat, 231 taluka panchayat

Gujarat Local Bodies Election Results 2021 Live: Voting was held for 8,235 out of 8,474 seats as candidates were elected unopposed on 237 seats while no forms were submitted for two seats.

2 Mar 2021 10:08 am
Stocks in focus: RailTel Corporation, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, BPCL, IDBI Bank, IRCTC

Nifty futures were trading 72.50 points or 0.49 per cent higher at 14,865.50 on Singaporean Exchange, indicating a positive opening for BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 on Tuesday.

2 Mar 2021 8:46 am
News genre witnessed 27% rise in viewership in 2020: BARC

As per the report, the overall ad volumes registered a dip of 3%

2 Mar 2021 8:40 am
Are Sensex, Nifty out of the woods after yesterdays rally? 5 things to know before opening bell

S&P BSE Sensex now sits with 49,849 points while the stock NSE Nifty 50 is above 14,750.

2 Mar 2021 8:07 am
MARKET LIVE: Sensex, Nifty eye gap-up start on Tuesday; GST revenue above Rs 1 lakh cr for 5th straight month

Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 once again look set to open in the positive territory on Tuesday

2 Mar 2021 8:02 am
An aspirational journey for Indias underdeveloped pockets

The three-year-old Aspirational Districts Programmefollowing a triple-C framework of convergence, collaboration and competitionhas set an example for state governments to extend this template of development to the block or gram panchayat level. The ADP extends evidence-based policymaking to 112 aspirational districts, monitors these on 49 KPIs and 81 data points, and ranks these across multiple sectors every month

2 Mar 2021 6:30 am
Budget FY22: Getting health spending right

Spending health & wellbeing allocation dependent on third tier of govt; capacity of local bodies must be stepped up

2 Mar 2021 6:15 am
GDP numbers: Back to positive, but which number to trust?

The govts drive to repay past dues is distorting GDP numbers. GVA, which grew more strongly, should be a better indicator of growth over this period

2 Mar 2021 6:00 am
Spectrum auction: Govt gets bids worth Rs 77,000 crore on Day 1

Based on Monday's total bids worth Rs 77,146 crore, the government would receive an upfront amount of about Rs 13,000 crore. Operators need to pay 25% of the total bid amount for spectrum below 1Ghz like 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 50% for above 1 GHz like 2300 MHz, 1800 MHz. The balance can be paid in instalments spread over 16 years after a two-year moratorium.

2 Mar 2021 5:45 am
GST mop-up at Rs 1.13L crore in February

From a monthly low of just over Rs 32,000 crore in April 2020, the collections had gradually picked up; since September 2020, the mop-up has been higher than the year-ago levels and for the last five months, the revenues have been above the Rs 1-lakh-crore mark.

2 Mar 2021 5:30 am
Special offer: State Bank of India home loans now at 6.7%

SBI has a share of 34% in the home loan market and a portfolio of over Rs 5 lakh crore which it hopes to double in the next five years.

2 Mar 2021 5:15 am
Bank of Baroda document shows stress may be higher than foreseen

To be fair, the BoB management has signalled that the restructuring scheme may have been unable to address stress in the retail and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) segments, and there may be pain ahead.

2 Mar 2021 5:00 am