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  • 'Bottom not formed yet, accumulate quality names in FMCG, consumer goods, cement' Apr 12, 2020 10:13 AM IST

    'Bottom not formed yet, accumulate quality names in FMCG, consumer goods, cement'

    Kishan Gupta, Head of Research at CD Equisearch told Moneycontrol that Indian investors would be far better off investing in companies with established track record in FMCG, consumer goods and cement, at this juncture.

  • COVID-19 causes severe disruption to Indian economy, says World Bank Apr 12, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    COVID-19 causes severe disruption to Indian economy, says World Bank

    The COVID-19 outbreak came at a time when India's economy was already slowing, due to persistent financial sector weaknesses, the report said.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally April 12: Confirmed cases in Maharashtra jump to 1,761 Apr 12, 2020 09:11 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally April 12: Confirmed cases in Maharashtra jump to 1,761

    With 1,761 cases of COVID-19, Maharashtra has the highest number of infections, followed by Delhi (1,069) and Tamil Nadu (969).

  • How passive investing could be an evergreen option Apr 12, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    How passive investing could be an evergreen option

    Passive investing involves buying and holding of a basket of securities in a particular index in proportion to the securities’ weight in the index, thereby offering protection from concentration risk.

  • Market Week Ahead: 10 key factors that will keep traders busy Apr 12, 2020 08:26 AM IST

    Market Week Ahead: 10 key factors that will keep traders busy

    The market will remain shut on April 14 on account of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Jayanti.

  • Hydroxychloroquine consignment from India arrives in US Apr 12, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    Hydroxychloroquine consignment from India arrives in US

    Earlier this week, India at the request of President Donald Trump cleared the export of 35.82 lakh tablets of hydroxychloroquine to the US along with nine metric tons of active pharmaceutical ingredient or API required in the manufacturing of the drug.

  • Pope to livestream Easter mass to locked down world Apr 12, 2020 08:01 AM IST

    Pope to livestream Easter mass to locked down world

    His only audience is the camera and the 83-year-old Argentine has admitted that the entire experience makes him feel "caged".

  • 65 prisoners in J&K released due to coronavirus outbreak Apr 12, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    65 prisoners in J&K released due to coronavirus outbreak

    The report pertaining to release of prisoners in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak was also pursued by the court.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | France reports fall in daily deaths, toll tops 13,800 Apr 12, 2020 07:59 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | France reports fall in daily deaths, toll tops 13,800

    The French health authorities said in a statement that 345 more people had died in hospitals and 290 in nursing homes -- 635 over the last 24 hours -- to bring the total death toll to 13,832.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | US death toll crosses 20,000 mark, overtakes Italy's as Midwest braces Apr 12, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | US death toll crosses 20,000 mark, overtakes Italy's as Midwest braces

    With the New York area still deep in crisis, fear mounted over the spread of the scourge into the nation's heartland.

  • NYC mayor orders public schools shut for rest of school year; Cuomo says it's his call Apr 12, 2020 07:51 AM IST

    NYC mayor orders public schools shut for rest of school year; Cuomo says it's his call

    "Having to tell you that we cannot bring our schools back for the remainder of this school year is painful, but I can also tell you it is the right thing to do," he told a news conference.

  • Bengal extends lockdown till Apr 30, educational institutes to remain closed till June 10 Apr 12, 2020 07:48 AM IST

    Bengal extends lockdown till Apr 30, educational institutes to remain closed till June 10

    Apart from West Bengal, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana and Punjab have announced the extension of the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | UK death toll nears 10,000 as minister says PM Johnson must rest Apr 12, 2020 07:41 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | UK death toll nears 10,000 as minister says PM Johnson must rest

    Britain has now reported 9,875 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, the fifth highest national number globally.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Brazil deficit jumps to 7% of GDP as deaths mount Apr 12, 2020 07:41 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Brazil deficit jumps to 7% of GDP as deaths mount

    In 2019, the deficit was 61 billion reais, or 0.9 percent of GDP, the ministry said.

  • Pak to take decision on lockdown on Monday as coronavirus cases cross 5,000 mark Apr 12, 2020 07:40 AM IST

    Pak to take decision on lockdown on Monday as coronavirus cases cross 5,000 mark

    Speaking at a press conference here, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will take a decision after his meeting with the National Coordination Committee on COVID-19, comprising senior officials of all provinces and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

  • India could've seen 8.2L COVID-19 cases by Apr 15 sans lockdown, containment steps: Health ministry Apr 12, 2020 07:35 AM IST

    India could've seen 8.2L COVID-19 cases by Apr 15 sans lockdown, containment steps: Health ministry

    Addressing a daily briefing on the coronavirus situation of the country, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said early preemptive action has been taken to identify COVID-19 hotspots, along with implementation of other containment measures.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | No fresh cases in Noida, 5.62 lakh people screened so far Apr 12, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | No fresh cases in Noida, 5.62 lakh people screened so far

    Adjoining Delhi, Gautam Buddh Nagar in western Uttar Pradesh is among the 15 districts of the state where hotspots (areas that have recorded multiple COVID-19 cases) have been completely sealed.

  • Six Taj hotel employees test positive for coronavirus Apr 12, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Six Taj hotel employees test positive for coronavirus

    Indian Hotels Company, which runs the Taj Hotel chain, confirmed that some of its employees have been found positive for virus, but did not specify the number.

  • Moneycontrol daily home isolation planner: April 12 Apr 12, 2020 07:28 AM IST

    Moneycontrol daily home isolation planner: April 12

    Below is a daily planner to help you with the quarantine period.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | New cases doubles to 99 in mainland China as imported infections hit a record high Apr 12, 2020 07:26 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | New cases doubles to 99 in mainland China as imported infections hit a record high

    In addition, highlighting another major source of risk, newly reported asymptomatic coronavirus cases nearly doubled to 63 on April 11, from 34 the previous day, according to China's National Health Commission (NHC).

  • Coronavirus News India highlights: Mumbai reports 217 new cases, 16 deaths Apr 12, 2020 07:17 AM IST

    Coronavirus News India highlights: Mumbai reports 217 new cases, 16 deaths

    Highlights of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 8,356

  • Coronavirus wrap April 11: Here are the top developments of the day Apr 11, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus wrap April 11: Here are the top developments of the day

    Globally, the number of confirmed cases has crossed 17 lakh and the death toll stands at 1,03,874, as per Johns Hopkins University data.

  • Govt considers request to extend lockdown by 2 weeks: PM says focus now 'jaan bhi, jahaan bhi' Apr 11, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    Govt considers request to extend lockdown by 2 weeks: PM says focus now 'jaan bhi, jahaan bhi'

    An official statement about the interaction later said that talking about the exit plan from the lockdown, Modi said there seems to be a consensus amongst the states on extending the lockdown by two weeks.

  • WHO says looking into reports of some COVID-19 patients testing positive again Apr 11, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    WHO says looking into reports of some COVID-19 patients testing positive again

    South Korean officials on Friday reported 91 patients thought cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a briefing that the virus may have been "reactivated" rather than the patients being re-infected.

  • Shipment of hydroxychloroquine to US likely to start next week: IPA Apr 11, 2020 08:25 PM IST

    Shipment of hydroxychloroquine to US likely to start next week: IPA

    Hydroxychloroquine is being touted as a game changer in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

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