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  • Gurugram administration permits Maruti Suzuki to operate Manesar plant on a single shift basis Apr 22, 2020 04:15 PM IST

    Gurugram administration permits Maruti Suzuki to operate Manesar plant on a single shift basis

    The Gurugram district administration allowed the auto major to run the facility on a single shift basis, while fixing the total number of employees at plant at 4,696.

  • India battles supply snags in race to build affordable ventilators Apr 22, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    India battles supply snags in race to build affordable ventilators

    Ventilators help patients breathe and are seen as critical given severe COVID-19 can lead to pneumonia and lung damage.

  • China allows Samsung Electronic staff to enter country for chip factory expansion Apr 22, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    China allows Samsung Electronic staff to enter country for chip factory expansion

    The move came after China said on Tuesday that it was in talks with some countries to establish fast-track procedures to allow travel by business and technical personnel to ensure the smooth operation of global supply chains.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Should you invest in a property now? Apr 22, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Should you invest in a property now?

    While there may be several deals available in the market and the scope for negotiations is high, homebuyers should do their due diligence well as now may not be a good time to take risks

  • UP govt exempts interest on amount payable by industrial, commercial institutions for 3 months Apr 22, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    UP govt exempts interest on amount payable by industrial, commercial institutions for 3 months

    The lockdown implemented for the prevention of coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the temporary closure of industrial, commercial and institutional units located all over the world, India and the state.

  • Coronavirus | Why Apple’s iPad is the gadget of the pandemic Apr 22, 2020 03:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus | Why Apple’s iPad is the gadget of the pandemic

    Shelter-in-place orders have transformed the tablet computer from a superfluous device into a must-have

  • Germany approves first trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate Apr 22, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    Germany approves first trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate

    The trial, only the fourth worldwide of a preventive agent targeting the virus behind the global pandemic, will be conducted on 200 healthy people aged between 18 and 55 in the first stage, and on further people, including those at higher risk from the disease, in a second stage.

  • For Earth Day, UN chief urges "green recovery" in response to coronavirus Apr 22, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    For Earth Day, UN chief urges "green recovery" in response to coronavirus

    With global battle lines emerging between investors backing "green stimulus" measures and industry lobbyists aiming to weaken climate regulations, Guterres cautioned governments against bailing out heavily polluting industries.

  • Welspun India resumes partial operations at manufacturing facilities in Gujarat Apr 22, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Welspun India resumes partial operations at manufacturing facilities in Gujarat

    Under new guidelines for the extended lockdown till May 3, the home ministry had allowed industrial units in rural areas or outside municipal limits to resume partial operations after April 20 under strict hygiene and safety conditions.

  • On Earth Day, calls grow to treat shock of coronavirus with 'green recovery' Apr 22, 2020 03:05 PM IST

    On Earth Day, calls grow to treat shock of coronavirus with 'green recovery'

    Although many countries remain on a pandemic emergency footing, some investors, politicians and companies see the longer-term economic response as a chance to address the more profound risks posed by climate change.

  • India suspends coronavirus antibody tests after questions over reliability Apr 22, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    India suspends coronavirus antibody tests after questions over reliability

    India trails many countries in conducting the standard swab tests to determine the presence of the novel coronavirus because of limited testing equipment and protective gear for medical workers.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | How tribal quarantine rituals helped Arunachal Pradesh become ‘COVID-19 free’ Apr 22, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | How tribal quarantine rituals helped Arunachal Pradesh become ‘COVID-19 free’

    Tribal groups in Arunachal Pradesh had implemented their own customary rituals which are equivalent to a lockdown, much before the lone COVID-19 case was reported in the state

  • Coronavirus pandemic | ‘Green zone’ Goa now set to test 5,000 people showing influenza-like symptoms Apr 22, 2020 02:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | ‘Green zone’ Goa now set to test 5,000 people showing influenza-like symptoms

    Many have questioned Goa’s relatively low testing rate and have suggested that potentially active COVID-19 cases could have gone unnoticed.

  • Kotak Mahindra Bank's board approves fundraising proposal; to raise about Rs 7,500 crore Apr 22, 2020 02:35 PM IST

    Kotak Mahindra Bank's board approves fundraising proposal; to raise about Rs 7,500 crore

    The capital raising may help the bank's promoter group led by its chief executive Uday Kotak reduce its holding in the bank to comply with a plan mandated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). As part of the bank's plan approved by the RBI, the lender is required to get down the promoters' stake to 26 percent from the over 30 percent held as of December 2019.

  • Coronavirus lockdown boosts support for IT equipment sector Apr 22, 2020 02:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown boosts support for IT equipment sector

    Unfortunately, supply is severely limited

  • Coronavirus lockdown effect | Unhealthy airborne particle levels plummet to 20-year-lows in northern India Apr 22, 2020 02:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown effect | Unhealthy airborne particle levels plummet to 20-year-lows in northern India

    Every year, aerosol contribute to unhealthy levels of air pollution in many Indian cities.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Centre recommends increasing bed capacity in Mumbai Apr 22, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Centre recommends increasing bed capacity in Mumbai

    An inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday for a two-day visit to assess the state's preparedness to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Government working with IITs to develop affordable, reusable cotton face masks Apr 22, 2020 01:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Government working with IITs to develop affordable, reusable cotton face masks

    The textile ministry has roped in IITs to develop cotton masks in a way they are affordable without compromising on quality

  • Coronavirus impact | Amazon seller Cloudtail delays payments to vendors: Report Apr 22, 2020 01:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Amazon seller Cloudtail delays payments to vendors: Report

    Cloudtail is owned by Prione Business Services, which is a joint venture between Amazon and Catamaran Ventures.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | India readying rapid response teams for Bangladesh, Bhutan, SL and Afghanistan Apr 22, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | India readying rapid response teams for Bangladesh, Bhutan, SL and Afghanistan

    A 14-member rapid response team was sent to the Maldives last month to help the island nation set up coronavirus testing laboratories and train local medical professionals to fight the pandemic.

  • Sweat, stress and hope: a 24-hour shift with Spain's first responders Apr 22, 2020 01:38 PM IST

    Sweat, stress and hope: a 24-hour shift with Spain's first responders

    "The exterior could be contaminated," explains Juan Carlos Lopez, an ambulance technician with Summa 112, the only first-responders' unit to cover the whole Madrid region, where the coronavirus outbreak has raged.

  • Small business credit worth Rs 2.32 lakh crore at highest risk of default: Cibil Apr 22, 2020 01:33 PM IST

    Small business credit worth Rs 2.32 lakh crore at highest risk of default: Cibil

    Small business credit of Rs 2.32 lakh crore is at the highest risk of default, and micro-enterprises having loan outstanding of less than Rs 10 lakh are the most vulnerable because of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • OYO asks some India employees to go on leave with limited benefits, cuts fixed pay of all by 25% Apr 22, 2020 01:17 PM IST

    OYO asks some India employees to go on leave with limited benefits, cuts fixed pay of all by 25%

    The move comes soon after OYO furloughed thousands of its international employees earlier in April after the coronavirus outbreak brought global travel to a halt, wreaking havoc in the hospitality sector.

  • Bigger threat of climate change: Mamata Banerjee's message on Earth Day amid coronavirus pandemic Apr 22, 2020 01:16 PM IST

    Bigger threat of climate change: Mamata Banerjee's message on Earth Day amid coronavirus pandemic

    On Earth Day, Banerjee urged the people to come together and fight the challenges of climate change to protect the planet.

  • Gold smuggling rises as COVID-19 crisis pushes up prices to all-time high Apr 22, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    Gold smuggling rises as COVID-19 crisis pushes up prices to all-time high

    Gold prices continue to soar, touching as high as Rs 47,000 per 10 gram last week

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