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  • PM Modi's address at India Global Week 2020 in UK: Here is all you need to know Jul 08, 2020 06:57 PM IST

    PM Modi's address at India Global Week 2020 in UK: Here is all you need to know

    Indian-origin Hollywood actor Kunal Nayyar, Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru, journalist Barkha Dutt and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will also speak at the event

  • International Flights: This is what most flyers want to do once COVID-19 subsidies Jul 08, 2020 06:52 PM IST

    International Flights: This is what most flyers want to do once COVID-19 subsidies

    When asked to rank the top three measures that would make them feel safer, 37 percent cited COVID-19 screening at departure airports, 34 percent agreed with mandatory wearing of facemasks and 33 percent noted social distancing measures on aircraft.

  • HRAWI welcomes Maharashtra govt's decision to re-open hotels, expects 25-40% hotels to open in 1st week Jul 08, 2020 06:52 PM IST

    HRAWI welcomes Maharashtra govt's decision to re-open hotels, expects 25-40% hotels to open in 1st week

    HRAWI are unsure of how many will actually check-in as many hotels have shortage of staff.

  • COVID-19 impact: Net leasing of office space plummets 73% in April-June Jul 08, 2020 06:49 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Net leasing of office space plummets 73% in April-June

    Cities like Delhi NCR and Bengaluru saw negative absorption which also pushed the overall net absorption downwards,

  • How to buy or renew car insurance policies during COVID times? These start-ups are showing the way Jul 08, 2020 06:31 PM IST

    How to buy or renew car insurance policies during COVID times? These start-ups are showing the way

    By using computer-vision platforms, these firms also help insurance firms to assess damage and measure the extent of the problem by looking at the images

  • IOC resumes work on Rs 1.04 lakh crore worth of projects Jul 08, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    IOC resumes work on Rs 1.04 lakh crore worth of projects

    IOC said it is on track to achieve its planned capital spending of Rs 26,143 crore in the fiscal to March 2021, but future capex depends on long-term demand potential in the country.

  • COVID-19 pause facility pulls down SIP inflows in June: AMFI CEO Venkatesh Jul 08, 2020 06:18 PM IST

    COVID-19 pause facility pulls down SIP inflows in June: AMFI CEO Venkatesh

    The assets under management from SIPs rose to Rs 3 lakh crore from Rs 2.76 lakh crore

  • Nizamuddin Markaz: Delhi court grants bail to foreigners from 21 countries Jul 08, 2020 06:18 PM IST

    Nizamuddin Markaz: Delhi court grants bail to foreigners from 21 countries

    Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur granted the relief to the foreigners on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each.

  • Cabinet approves extension of EPF contributions by the government until August Jul 08, 2020 06:06 PM IST

    Cabinet approves extension of EPF contributions by the government until August

    For the salary months of June, July and August, the scheme will cover all the establishments having up to 100 employees, with 90 percent of such employees earning a monthly wage less than Rs 15,000

  • Never trust builder agreement, says homebuyer who won Rs 1.19-crore order from real estate developer Jul 08, 2020 05:57 PM IST

    Never trust builder agreement, says homebuyer who won Rs 1.19-crore order from real estate developer

    Oman-based Sanjay Rastogi won a hard-fought legal victory at the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission against BPTP. Such triumphs by homebuyers are rare against builders. He explains the case and how he managed a legal victory.

  • COVID-19 impact | Media, entertainment sector seeks infrastructure status, say 20% workforce may lose jobs Jul 08, 2020 05:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Media, entertainment sector seeks infrastructure status, say 20% workforce may lose jobs

    AT FICCI Frames, panellists talked about how the M&E industry is hit hard due to coronavirus and needs immediate steps for recovery

  • CBSE's syllabus rationalisation move receives mixed reactions from academicians, school representatives Jul 08, 2020 05:07 PM IST

    CBSE's syllabus rationalisation move receives mixed reactions from academicians, school representatives

    The academicians also claimed that it appears more importance was given to "political considerations" than academics in reducing the syllabus.

  • Panacea Biotec aims to make 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine candidate in 2022 Jul 08, 2020 04:55 PM IST

    Panacea Biotec aims to make 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine candidate in 2022

    The company said last month it would partner with US-based Refana Inc to make a potential COVID-19 vaccine, in a collaboration that expects to have over 40 million doses available early next year.

  • Bank of Maharashtra sanctions Rs 2,779 crore to MSME since March Jul 08, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Bank of Maharashtra sanctions Rs 2,779 crore to MSME since March

    The loans to MSMEs were offered majorly under the government's Rs 3-lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) and the lender's emergency credit line for COVID-19.

  • PM Modi to interact with NGOs of his Lok Sabha constituency on July 9 Jul 08, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    PM Modi to interact with NGOs of his Lok Sabha constituency on July 9

    The prime minister will interact with representatives of such organisations on Thursday via video conference to discuss their experience and showcase their efforts.

  • Hundreds of drones light up Seoul night sky with coronavirus advice Jul 08, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Hundreds of drones light up Seoul night sky with coronavirus advice

    A horde of pin-point lights lifted into the air in military-like formation on Saturday before rearranging themselves to form the image of a white face mask, with red circles symbolising the new virus which has led to almost 300 deaths in the country.

  • Noida's DLF Mall of India faces reopening delay after roof collapses Jul 08, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    Noida's DLF Mall of India faces reopening delay after roof collapses

    A video and photos of DLF Mall of India's roof collapse leading to a rising cloud of dust, went viral on social media earlier on Wednesday.

  • AirAsia shares plunge 11% after auditor flags 'going concern' doubts Jul 08, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    AirAsia shares plunge 11% after auditor flags 'going concern' doubts

    Ernst & Young issued an audit opinion stating that the airline's 2019 earnings were prepared on a going concern basis, which is dependent upon a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the success of fundraising efforts.

  • Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren goes into home quarantine after coming in contact with minister who tested positive for COVID-19 Jul 08, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren goes into home quarantine after coming in contact with minister who tested positive for COVID-19

    The chief minister had recently come in contact with Drinking and Sanitation Minister Mithilesh Thakur who has tested positive for COVID-19. Soren has also urged staff members of the Chief Minister's Office to go into home quarantine, official said.

  • COVID-19 treatment | Drug regulator warns of black marketing as Remdesivir sells for Rs 60,000 Jul 08, 2020 12:52 PM IST

    COVID-19 treatment | Drug regulator warns of black marketing as Remdesivir sells for Rs 60,000

    Remdesivir with MRP of Rs 5,400 is reportedly being sold for even Rs 60,000 with medical shops telling customers the drug is in short supply and can be made available at an inflated price.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Around 25,000 Indians register to repatriate from Bahrain: Report Jul 08, 2020 12:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Around 25,000 Indians register to repatriate from Bahrain: Report

    Under the Vande Bharat Mission, over 8,000 Indians have already left Bahrain

  • COVID-19 India update: Cases inch closer to 7.5 lakh; Maharashtra tops in death rate Jul 08, 2020 11:48 AM IST

    COVID-19 India update: Cases inch closer to 7.5 lakh; Maharashtra tops in death rate

    COVID-19 India recovery rate improves to 61.5%. Maharashtra tops death rate at 9,250 out of the total 20,642 deaths so far

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal seeks report from health secretary on COVID-19 deaths Jul 08, 2020 11:39 AM IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal seeks report from health secretary on COVID-19 deaths

    Delhi reported 736 deaths in the last two weeks, with 397 people succumbing to the disease in the first week of July.

  • BJD MLA Prasant Behera becomes second legislator in Odisha to test positive for COVID-19 Jul 08, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    BJD MLA Prasant Behera becomes second legislator in Odisha to test positive for COVID-19

    Behera had come in contact with BJP's Nilgiri MLA Sukanta Kumar Nayak, who tested positive for the infection on Monday, and has been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Balasore, the official said.

  • WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19 Jul 08, 2020 11:04 AM IST

    WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19

    The WHO has previously said the virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person that quickly sink to the ground.

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