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  • Take 2: As curtains lift, a shaky entertainment industry foresees a new way of life Jun 13, 2020 08:18 AM IST

    Take 2: As curtains lift, a shaky entertainment industry foresees a new way of life

    After a three-month hiatus, shooting for films, TV soaps and web series is set to resume with the Maharashtra government issuing guidelines to the effect. As producers, crew and actors take nervous steps to the studios, what practical issues are likely to plague them? What are the financial implications? Above all, will the pandemic give birth to a new era of storytelling?

  • Electronics makers seek relaxation in production volume rules to avail Rs 41,000 crore in incentives Jun 12, 2020 03:03 PM IST

    Electronics makers seek relaxation in production volume rules to avail Rs 41,000 crore in incentives

    The projected production volume of the industry is 70-80 percent this fiscal. This means no company will be eligible for incentives

  • Future Wise podcast | Is the job market the biggest casualty of COVID-19? Jun 11, 2020 09:22 PM IST

    Future Wise podcast | Is the job market the biggest casualty of COVID-19?

    Moneycontrol's Keerthana Tiwari and M Saraswathy talk about the tools for job searching, and where to look for employment during Unlock 1.0.

  • A new worry for India’s airlines — planes ready to be delivered Jun 10, 2020 01:49 PM IST

    A new worry for India’s airlines — planes ready to be delivered

    The move by some airlines from India to place record orders with Airbus and Boeing will now haunt them because the coronovirus pandemic has severely impacted passenger demand.

  • On World Bicycle Day, Atlas Cycles hands pink slips to employees, shuts Ghaziabad plant Jun 04, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    On World Bicycle Day, Atlas Cycles hands pink slips to employees, shuts Ghaziabad plant

    Atlas Cycles released an official letter stating "the workforce of Sahibabad Unit of the company will be laid off with effect from June 3, 2020, till adequate arrangement of funds is made".

  • Many implementation blind spots in India’s COVID-19 relief package May 30, 2020 08:01 AM IST

    Many implementation blind spots in India’s COVID-19 relief package

    Some of the agri interventions announced by the government are reformative and deep. We need similar re-engineering in the dairy policy.

  • In Pics | A look at how the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged global travel and tourism industry May 28, 2020 05:41 PM IST

    In Pics | A look at how the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged global travel and tourism industry

    Tourist-centric countries remain the hardest hit from global travel bans and it is highly unlikely that they will recover from this setback anytime soon.

  • All work, no pay: Cable TV industry struggles to keep head above water May 28, 2020 04:09 PM IST

    All work, no pay: Cable TV industry struggles to keep head above water

    The sector has been working against the tide to keep locked down citizens well-informed and well-entertained during the pandemic. With payment collections down 84 percent and consumers turning more value-conscious, the industry is fighting a tough battle.

  • What does it take to resume flights in about 4 days? May 22, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    What does it take to resume flights in about 4 days?

    While many airlines across the world have started with empty middle seats as the norm, India is not going ahead with the same, enabling airlines to sell all available seats, albeit with a price cap.

  • COVID-19 impact: The beginning of a new bad loan cycle is here May 21, 2020 08:29 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: The beginning of a new bad loan cycle is here

    The COVID-19 effect on the Indian economy, coupled with some of the schemes launched by the government to contain the problem may actually cause another wave of bad loans in the Indian banking system. Warning signals are already visible.

  • Digital payments come alive but broadcasting industry’s coffers still run dry May 21, 2020 03:03 PM IST

    Digital payments come alive but broadcasting industry’s coffers still run dry

    With advertising revenues plummeting 70 percent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, broadcasters are frantically scrambling for subscription revenues. They are demanding that digital payments be made mandatory for last-mile cable service providers. A seemingly simple request to heed to, here’s why subscription revenues remain elusive.

  • COVID-19 impact: Many migrant returnees may never leave their homes for work again May 20, 2020 12:47 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Many migrant returnees may never leave their homes for work again

    The helpless and hungry migrant workers have been treated worse than animals. Many states have treated them as if they were intruders from some foreign country.

  • RSS-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh calls for nationwide protest against new labour laws, may approach court May 14, 2020 09:18 PM IST

    RSS-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh calls for nationwide protest against new labour laws, may approach court

    BMS said they will take out a protest on May 20 to also oppose the decision of states like Rajasthan, Odisha, Goa, Punjab, Assam, and Maharashtra to increase work hours to 72 hours per week, which translates to 12 hours per day.

  • Coronavirus impact | With routine health services disrupted, 6,000 more children could die daily: UNICEF May 14, 2020 01:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | With routine health services disrupted, 6,000 more children could die daily: UNICEF

    The countries that could see the highest death toll among children aged below 5 years are India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Brazil, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Congo and Uganda

  • Why PM Modi has not joined global chorus of countries baying for China’s blood for coronavirus spread May 11, 2020 11:47 AM IST

    Why PM Modi has not joined global chorus of countries baying for China’s blood for coronavirus spread

    There are compelling reasons why India needs to shed its conventional stand, inviting greater Chinese investment in the country – never mind the naysayers.

  • Coronavirus impact: New York humanitarian Meera Gandhi on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic May 09, 2020 08:06 AM IST

    Coronavirus impact: New York humanitarian Meera Gandhi on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The founder of the Giving Back Foundation and mother of three recently launched her limited-series TV show to spread the message of resilience and optimism.

  • Coronavirus effect: Food aggregators push ‘contactless dining’, restaurateurs call it a wasted effort May 08, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus effect: Food aggregators push ‘contactless dining’, restaurateurs call it a wasted effort

    Is it possible to create a warm, intimate and hospitable dining experience by removing all touchpoints between the server, the chefs and the guests? How would social distancing work in smaller restaurants? The restaurant industry looks for answers and finds none.

  • Subvention scheme a ticking time bomb: Mumbai real estate set to get taste of crisis like Noida May 07, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    Subvention scheme a ticking time bomb: Mumbai real estate set to get taste of crisis like Noida

    A clash between a betrayed home buyer, an abandoned lender and a cash-strapped developer is imminent.

  • Business Insight | COVID-19 Lockdown 3.0: All questions answered in 6 minutes May 04, 2020 08:27 PM IST

    Business Insight | COVID-19 Lockdown 3.0: All questions answered in 6 minutes

    The Union health ministry has split 733 districts across India into red, orange, and green zones.

  • Coronavirus impact | To cut costs, corporates now opting for pre-litigation mediation over force majeure May 01, 2020 03:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | To cut costs, corporates now opting for pre-litigation mediation over force majeure

    Even though corporates can settle disputes in courts, it is likely to take a long time due to pending cases. This, in turn, would escalate costs at a time all companies are looking at cost-cutting measures.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 40% restaurants may not recover from the impact of COVID-19 lockdown: Report Apr 30, 2020 01:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 40% restaurants may not recover from the impact of COVID-19 lockdown: Report

    Analysts say dining out and ordering in will take very long to recover after the lockdown ends as consumer spending will be low due to salary cuts and job losses

  • Hello, this is... podcast | Demystifying Herd Immunity and what it means for #IndiaFightsCovid Apr 29, 2020 08:53 PM IST

    Hello, this is... podcast | Demystifying Herd Immunity and what it means for #IndiaFightsCovid

    Listen in to renowned epidemiologist Doctor Jayaprakash Muliyil’s most incisive and direct conversation about the science

  • Hello, this is... podcast | Nivruti Rai on leveraging technology to battle COVID-19 Apr 29, 2020 05:27 PM IST

    Hello, this is... podcast | Nivruti Rai on leveraging technology to battle COVID-19

    How healthcare and technology companies are joining hands to innovate for the war on Covid-19.

  • How Kirana stores can stand shoulder to shoulder with the big daddies of retail in post-COVID world Apr 29, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    How Kirana stores can stand shoulder to shoulder with the big daddies of retail in post-COVID world

    The coronavirus crisis has showcased these stores’ critical last-mile role and bared our inability to perceive and own them as businesses that can truly transform the economic landscape, if offered the opportunity to grow.

  • COVID-19 impact: Can you piggyback on force majeure clause and avoid contractual obligations? Apr 29, 2020 11:48 AM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Can you piggyback on force majeure clause and avoid contractual obligations?

    The law is a living organic thing and there are at least two reasons why those who have no money to honour their bills can remain optimistic.

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