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  • Too early to say second wave over, though there are encouraging signs, says PHFI’s K Srinath Reddy Jun 13, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    Too early to say second wave over, though there are encouraging signs, says PHFI’s K Srinath Reddy

    Reddy, also an adjunct professor of epidemiology at Harvard, says the heart can be affected directly or indirectly during Covid or after but in most cases people recover. He warns against lowering guard and calls for speeding up vaccination to avert another wave.

  • Why should investors consider City Union bank despite sharp fall in asset quality in FY21? May 31, 2021 10:13 AM IST

    Why should investors consider City Union bank despite sharp fall in asset quality in FY21?

    City Union Bank's management had cautioned about the asset quality stress much in advance

  • SBI Cards – A quintessential consumption play that stands to gain from peaking of second wave May 21, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    SBI Cards – A quintessential consumption play that stands to gain from peaking of second wave

    With around half of its revenue derived from consumer spending (fee income) and other half from credit business (interest income), SBI Cards is a consumption company in the financial services space

  • Delhi HC reserves judgement on plea seeking suspension of Central Vista project May 17, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    Delhi HC reserves judgement on plea seeking suspension of Central Vista project

    Appearing on behalf of a petitioner seeking suspension of construction activity related to the project, senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, told the Delhi High Court that the Central Vista Avenue Redevelopment Project should be called the “Central fortress of death”.

  • COVID-19 treatment: PM CARES Fund approves Rs 322.5 crores to procure DRDO’s Oxygen System May 12, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    COVID-19 treatment: PM CARES Fund approves Rs 322.5 crores to procure DRDO’s Oxygen System

    Under this sanction, 1,00,000 manual and 50,000 automatic Oxycare systems along with NRBM masks are being procured.

  • COVID-19 | Bengaluru nearing peak in a week, national lockdown not needed for now, says Dr Giridhara Babu May 10, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Bengaluru nearing peak in a week, national lockdown not needed for now, says Dr Giridhara Babu

    Epidemiologist Dr Giridhara Babu said he is really worried about what will happen in rural India now, as these districts lack testing capacity and healthcare systems, with many deaths going unnoticed.

  • Loans, children's education, mental health: India Inc hand holds employees through COVID-19 second wave May 06, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    Loans, children's education, mental health: India Inc hand holds employees through COVID-19 second wave

    How India Inc is stepping up efforts to support employees and their families as India battles the second wave of COVID-19

  • COVID-19: Indian health tech startups step in to take load off healthcare system Apr 30, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    COVID-19: Indian health tech startups step in to take load off healthcare system

    As the pandemic changes the narrative for telemedicine in the country, companies like MFine and iCliniq are seeing a huge demand. Bengaluru-based MFine, for example, which has over 4,000 doctors on its platform, does 12,000 consultations per day. Remote health-monitoring platforms like Dozee, too, are gaining traction.

  • TCS sets up COVID-19 care centres in 11 cities for employees, their families Apr 28, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    TCS sets up COVID-19 care centres in 11 cities for employees, their families

    As IT firms like Infosys, HCL Tech and Tech Mahindra also step up the care, the government has also allowed the IT/ITeS in SEZ units to increase the beds from 10 to 50.

  • Will ICICI Bank stock price mirror the stellar earnings of the lender in FY21? Apr 26, 2021 10:02 AM IST

    Will ICICI Bank stock price mirror the stellar earnings of the lender in FY21?

    FY21 earnings amid the crisis reflect start of a growth phase for ICICI Bank, shrugging off asset quality woes of the past

  • COVID-19 crisis | US agrees to send Covishield supplies to India, expands funding for Biological E Apr 25, 2021 10:59 PM IST

    COVID-19 crisis | US agrees to send Covishield supplies to India, expands funding for Biological E

    US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke to India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval over the phone and offered to send resources and supplies for the Serum Institute of India to increase Covishield production.

  • US to send aid to India government, healthcare workers to battle COVID-19 crisis Apr 25, 2021 09:32 AM IST

    US to send aid to India government, healthcare workers to battle COVID-19 crisis

    Officials from both countries are engaged at various levels to ensure "a small supply of inputs and components from U.S. companies for production of COVID-19 vaccines in India," a spokesman at the Indian Embassy in Washington told Reuters.

  • COVID-19 second wave | Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation offers to help after #IndiaNeedsOxygen trends on Twitter Apr 23, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation offers to help after #IndiaNeedsOxygen trends on Twitter

    Edhi Foundation Chairman Faisal Edhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 23, requesting permission for his volunteers and 50 ambulances to enter India and help manage the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Centre to provide free food grains for 2 months under PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana Apr 23, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    Centre to provide free food grains for 2 months under PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana

    Five kilos of free food grains will be provided to around 80 crore beneficiaries of the PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana. The Centre will be spending more than Rs 26,000 crore on this initiative.

  • ICICI Lombard posts good numbers in FY21 under COVID cloud. Can it repeat the show? Apr 20, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    ICICI Lombard posts good numbers in FY21 under COVID cloud. Can it repeat the show?

    The merger with Bharti AXA, which is due to be completed in 2021-22, is a key element to track for ICICI Lombard

  • Oxygen utilisation is higher in coronavirus second wave: ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava Apr 19, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Oxygen utilisation is higher in coronavirus second wave: ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava

    Dr Bhargava says oxygen utilisation is more now because there has been a sharp surge in the number of fresh coronavirus infections being added in the second wave.

  • West Bengal Election 2021 | Mahua Moitra accuses EC of ‘manslaughter’ for conducting 8-phase polls amid pandemic Apr 15, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021 | Mahua Moitra accuses EC of ‘manslaughter’ for conducting 8-phase polls amid pandemic

    Both the incumbent Trinamool Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party are engaged in a fierce battle to win the 2021 Bengal Assembly polls at a time India is grappling with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with over two lakh COVID-19 cases being added on April 15.

  • Coronavirus Second Wave | India’s daily cases increased from 1 lakh to 2 lakh in just over a week Apr 15, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus Second Wave | India’s daily cases increased from 1 lakh to 2 lakh in just over a week

    India has been registering a steady increase in COVID-19 cases for 36 days, taking the active case count to 14,71,877, which is 10.46 percent of the total infections reported so far

  • Coronavirus second wave | Himachal Pradesh declares 'special vacation' for educational institutes as cases rise Nov 11, 2020 12:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave | Himachal Pradesh declares 'special vacation' for educational institutes as cases rise

    Under the 'Unlock 5.0' guidelines, schools and coaching institutes were allowed to reopen in a phased manner from October 15.

  • Coronavirus second wave | England readies for another lockdown as COVID cases mount Nov 05, 2020 02:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave | England readies for another lockdown as COVID cases mount

    All non-essential venues — which in England includes pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, golf courses, gyms, swimming pools, entertainment places and stores selling items like books, clothing and sneakers — must close on November 5 until at least December 2.

  • Coronavirus second wave | Greek PM declares partial coronavirus lockdown Oct 31, 2020 05:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave | Greek PM declares partial coronavirus lockdown

    Greece has registered over 37,000 coronavirus cases since February, including nearly 1,700 on Friday. Accelerating from August onwards, the virus has caused 620 deaths to date.

  • Coronavirus second wave| England set for another virus lockdown: Reports Oct 31, 2020 05:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave| England set for another virus lockdown: Reports

    Johnson is expected to announce on Monday the stringent new rules closing all but "essential" stores, while keeping schools, colleges and universities open, The Times said.

  • Coronavirus second wave: Frankfurt cancels Christmas market over virus spike Oct 25, 2020 05:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave: Frankfurt cancels Christmas market over virus spike

    "Frankfurt is pulling the corona emergency brake," the bestselling Bild daily wrote after city officials made the decision in emergency talks late Saturday.

  • Coronavirus second wave: Italy tightens curbs after record new cases Oct 25, 2020 04:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave: Italy tightens curbs after record new cases

    Cinemas, theatres, gyms and swimming pools must all close under the new rules, which come into force on Monday and run until November 24, while restaurants and bars will stop serving at 6pm, the prime minister's office said.

  • Coronavirus second wave: Causes, preventive measures and other things you should know Oct 21, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave: Causes, preventive measures and other things you should know

    A coronavirus second wave has hit many countries the world over. While cases in India are currently on a downward trajectory, here’s a quick check on causes of a second wave, preventive measures and other things you need to be careful about

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