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Explained | E-pharmacies are signing bulk deals to acquire COVID-19 vaccines – but are they allowed to do so?

BUSINESS

Explained | E-pharmacies are signing bulk deals to acquire COVID-19 vaccines – but are they allowed to do so?

Prashant Tandon, founder and CEO of 1mg, said they have roped in 600 corporates as partners and are now in talks with apartment complexes, societies and local clinics to provide vaccinations.

COVID-19 Second Wave: Centre extends timelines of certain I-T compliances due to pandemic

BUSINESS

COVID-19 Second Wave: Centre extends timelines of certain I-T compliances due to pandemic

The government has extended timelines of certain compliances, to mitigate the difficulties faced by taxpayers due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a circular from the CBDT said.

COVID-19 Crisis | Supreme Court comes down hard on Centre: Key highlights

INDIA

COVID-19 Crisis | Supreme Court comes down hard on Centre: Key highlights

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud and comprising Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice S Ravindra Bhat took up suo moto cognizance of the harsh second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India.

India’s rich paid at least 100,000 pounds to book private jets in race to meet UK flight curbs deadline

BUSINESS

India’s rich paid at least 100,000 pounds to book private jets in race to meet UK flight curbs deadline

The rush of private jets seemed like a desperate step by people in India as the London's largest commercial airport, Heathrow declined airlines to allow eight extra flights from India

COVID-19 Updates | Countries that have restricted travel from India: All you need to know

WORLD

COVID-19 Updates | Countries that have restricted travel from India: All you need to know

The list of countries that have suspended or banned flights from India is getting longer and industry insiders expect more governments to restrict travel as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

Oxygen shortage in India: All you need to know as COVID-19 2nd wave hits the country hard

INDIA

Oxygen shortage in India: All you need to know as COVID-19 2nd wave hits the country hard

The ban on sale of oxygen to most industries was notified on April 18, it will come into effect from April 22.

Lalu Prasad gets bail in multi-crore rupees fodder scam case: A timeline of the RJD president’s stints in jail

INDIA

Lalu Prasad gets bail in multi-crore rupees fodder scam case: A timeline of the RJD president’s stints in jail

Here is a list of all cases for which the septuagenarian RJD supremo had trysts with the law

India has ‘bright future’ in global supply chain: Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi

BUSINESS

India has ‘bright future’ in global supply chain: Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that if you don’t control the critical components you could be left holding the negative end of the supply chain… with PPE, vaccines and critical drugs unavailable, Indra Nooyi noted.

Crypto to redefine money and information, says Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam

BUSINESS

Crypto to redefine money and information, says Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam

Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam admitted that the beginnings were “not glamorous”, but shared how over time, crypto grew, and so did the company.

COVID-19 News | Mumbai to have vaccination only at government centres on April 10-12, says BMC

INDIA

COVID-19 News | Mumbai to have vaccination only at government centres on April 10-12, says BMC

Meanwhile vaccinations will continue at government centres on April 10 between 12 pm to 6 pm and on April 11 between 9 am and 5 pm

Stand Up India scheme: Rs 25,586 crore sanctioned to ST, SC, women entrepreneurs

BUSINESS

Stand Up India scheme: Rs 25,586 crore sanctioned to ST, SC, women entrepreneurs

The Stand Up India scheme was launched on April 5, 2016 to promote entrepreneurship at the grassroots level focusing on economic empowerment and job creation.

In Pics: These are the companies reopening offices

BUSINESS

In Pics: These are the companies reopening offices

A look at corporates who are going back to work at the office in the post-COVID era

Ashoka University resignations: All the developments so far

BUSINESS

Ashoka University resignations: All the developments so far

Faculty wrote to the vice chancellor and board members to state their “deep anguish” over Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s resignation, and noted that his exit sets a "chilling precedent for future removals of faculty.”

Facebook launches corporate policy, fund to support human rights

BUSINESS

Facebook launches corporate policy, fund to support human rights

Acknowledging that human rights are being increasingly violated online, Miranda Sissons, Director of Human Rights at Facebook said the company's human rights policy will “strive to respect” standards defined in international laws

Explained | Why public sector employees across India are protesting against privatisation and what is Centre’s response

BUSINESS

Explained | Why public sector employees across India are protesting against privatisation and what is Centre’s response

Public sector banks' employees held 2-day strike on March 15-16, general insurance companies employees are striking on March 17, and LIC employees on March 18. Here are the details:

Scientists detect 1,000 km space hurricane in Earth’s lower atmosphere over North Pole

WORLD

Scientists detect 1,000 km space hurricane in Earth’s lower atmosphere over North Pole

This is significant because even though space hurricanes are known to occur, they have never before been detected.

Explained: All you need to know about the Government Instant Messaging System

BUSINESS

Explained: All you need to know about the Government Instant Messaging System

Any individual with a valid mobile number or email ID can make use of the system.

Explained| Questions the Economic Survey 2021 will answer

INDIA

Explained| Questions the Economic Survey 2021 will answer

The Economic Survey usually provides detailed account of the state of the economy, prospects and the policy challenges. Here is what we can look forward to this year

KV Subramanian: All you need to know about India's CEA, the architect of Economic Survey 2021

ECONOMY

KV Subramanian: All you need to know about India's CEA, the architect of Economic Survey 2021

The Economic Survey is prepared by the economic division of the Department of Economic Affairs, consisting of CEA KV Subramanian and his team

COVID-19 pandemic reshaped consumer spending behaviour, Budget 2021 must reflect changes: SBI Ecowrap report

ECONOMY

COVID-19 pandemic reshaped consumer spending behaviour, Budget 2021 must reflect changes: SBI Ecowrap report

The SBI Ecowrap report says that Budget 2021 must make announcements to continue incentivising digital transactions, as data shows even the elderly have been using the digital platform more frequently and long after the lockdown ended.

Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana: Key points you should know and how it will benefit salaried professionals

INDIA

Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana: Key points you should know and how it will benefit salaried professionals

The Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sanctioned expenditure of Rs 1,584 crore for the current financial year (FY20-21), and Rs 22,810 crore for the entire scheme duration of 2020-2023.

Explainer | Why is Akshata Murthy's wealth controversial?

BUSINESS

Explainer | Why is Akshata Murthy's wealth controversial?

Akshata Murty, the wife of British Chancellor Rishi Sunak and daughter of Infosys Co-Founder NR Narayana Murthy, has come under scrutiny as Sunak failed to declare his family wealth in the ministerial register despite being a public official.

Explainer | COVID passport: Is airline travel going to be more difficult?

BUSINESS

Explainer | COVID passport: Is airline travel going to be more difficult?

In ideal conditions aircraft and facilities are equipped to deal with respiratory infections, but not all is dependent on the plane’s tech. Human behaviour is likely the more determinant factor.

Google Photos to discontinue unlimited storage from June 2021; here’s all you need to know

BUSINESS

Google Photos to discontinue unlimited storage from June 2021; here’s all you need to know

Starting June 1, 2021, any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15 GB of storage that comes with every Google Account

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