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  • Moody's puts JSW Steel under review for downgrade Apr 14, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Moody's puts JSW Steel under review for downgrade

    The agency further said the rapid and widening spread of the coronavirus outbreak, deteriorating global economic outlook, falling oil prices, and asset price declines are creating a severe and extensive credit shock across many sectors, regions and markets.

  • Nitin Gadkari asks India Inc to clear outstanding payments to MSMEs Apr 14, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari asks India Inc to clear outstanding payments to MSMEs

    The government's endeavour was to protect MSMEs, which contribute 29 per cent to the country's GDP (gross domestic product), from coronavirus-induced crisis.

  • To pay or not to pay? COVID-19 forces a relook at contracts, agreements and deals Apr 14, 2020 05:59 PM IST

    To pay or not to pay? COVID-19 forces a relook at contracts, agreements and deals

    Legal firms have been flooded with calls from clients enquiring if they can re-evaluate a deal.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | India's lockdown is world's biggest in terms of population size, here's a look at some other countries Apr 14, 2020 05:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | India's lockdown is world's biggest in terms of population size, here's a look at some other countries

    Perhaps for the first time in over a century, more than a third of the human population is under some form of restriction

  • Coronavirus lockdown: ESIC further extends period for filing ESI contributions for Feb till May 15 Apr 14, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: ESIC further extends period for filing ESI contributions for Feb till May 15

    Explaining the reasons for extending the period for filing ESI contributions, the Labour Ministry in a statement said many establishments are temporarily closed and workers are unable to work due to the COVID-19 crisis.

  • BIG STORY | RBI MPC minutes: Rising probability of global economy slipping into recession Apr 14, 2020 05:27 PM IST

    BIG STORY | RBI MPC minutes: Rising probability of global economy slipping into recession

    In this edition of Big Story, Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra discusses the key takeaways from the minutes of RBI's MPC meet

  • Coronavirus lockdown | Confined, but not broken; here are some quotes from people who spent the longest time in confinement Apr 14, 2020 05:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | Confined, but not broken; here are some quotes from people who spent the longest time in confinement

    On April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown until May 3.

  • As virus tears through reservation, Navajos give lifeline to elders and families Apr 14, 2020 05:25 PM IST

    As virus tears through reservation, Navajos give lifeline to elders and families

    The tribe, who refer to themselves as the Diné, has high rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity - underlying conditions that increase risk of severe complications from COVID-19, according to the US Centers for Disease Control.

  • Lockdown extension | Fate of exams up in the air, possibility of a shift to online tests Apr 14, 2020 05:21 PM IST

    Lockdown extension | Fate of exams up in the air, possibility of a shift to online tests

    Engineering (JEE Main) and medical entrance exams (NEET) have also been delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | How to use the Aarogya Setu app and what are its features? Apr 14, 2020 05:16 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | How to use the Aarogya Setu app and what are its features?

    The government suggests that you take the Aarogya Setu test on a regular basis

  • The global coronavirus crisis is poised to get much, much worse Apr 14, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    The global coronavirus crisis is poised to get much, much worse

    What happens when the pandemic strikes nations of millions of people that have only a half-dozen ventilators?

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in India, here's how Kerala managed to flatten the curve Apr 14, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in India, here's how Kerala managed to flatten the curve

    The total number of coronavirus-affected people in the state is now 379. There have been three fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry

  • Could old vaccines for other germs protect against COVID-19? Apr 14, 2020 04:56 PM IST

    Could old vaccines for other germs protect against COVID-19?

    The World Health Organization issued a stern warning Monday not to use the TB vaccine against COVD-19, unless and until studies prove it works.

  • Coronavirus | How a premier US drug company became a virus ‘super spreader’ Apr 14, 2020 04:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus | How a premier US drug company became a virus ‘super spreader’

    Biogen employees unwittingly spread the coronavirus from Massachusetts to Indiana, Tennessee and North Carolina.

  • Mumbai's Dharavi reports six new coronavirus cases taking total to 55, death toll at seven Apr 14, 2020 04:53 PM IST

    Mumbai's Dharavi reports six new coronavirus cases taking total to 55, death toll at seven

    New cases were found in Muslim Nagar, Kalyanwadi, Janata Society and Rajiv Nagar localities of Dharavi, the BMC said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Work from home, concerns regarding job safety making Indians lose sleep: Report Apr 14, 2020 04:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Work from home, concerns regarding job safety making Indians lose sleep: Report

    According to a study, over 81 percent of the people believe that their sleep schedule will improve after the lockdown ends.

  • Coronavirus impact | MFIs request government, RBI for moratorium, liquidity support: Report Apr 14, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | MFIs request government, RBI for moratorium, liquidity support: Report

    Till now banks and NBFCs are offering the moratorium only to individual customers

  • Coronavirus forces Russian florists to destroy millions of roses as demand wilts Apr 14, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus forces Russian florists to destroy millions of roses as demand wilts

    In a country where flowers are so popular that some florists operate 24 hours a day, 1.2 million roses are being destroyed daily, the Russian Greenhouse Union said.

  • Coronavirus | How bad will the economy get? Companies will provide clues Apr 14, 2020 04:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus | How bad will the economy get? Companies will provide clues

    The quarterly parade of corporate earnings and management comments could reveal how much damage the pandemic will do and how long the pain will last.

  • Trump has little power to restart US economy Apr 14, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Trump has little power to restart US economy

    But legal experts say a US president has quite limited power to order citizens back to their places of employment, or cities to reopen government buildings, transportation, or local businesses.

  • NGT cancels its 2020 summer vacations to make up for Corona-led lockdown losses Apr 14, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    NGT cancels its 2020 summer vacations to make up for Corona-led lockdown losses

    The tribunal said during the lockdown announced by the government, as part of the measures to contain the COVID-19 spread, the NGT restricted its work only to hearing of urgent matters, allowing its staff to work from home.

  • China's 2020 GDP growth set to sink to 44-year low as coronavirus cripples economy: Reuters poll Apr 14, 2020 04:20 PM IST

    China's 2020 GDP growth set to sink to 44-year low as coronavirus cripples economy: Reuters poll

    Growth in the world's second-biggest economy for 2020 was forecast at 2.5 percent, according to the median of 62 analysts surveyed by Reuters, which would mark the weakest clip since 1976, the final year of the decade-long Cultural Revolution that wrecked the economy.

  • Akhilesh Yadav questions PM Modi's claim on screening of travellers at airports coming in from abroad Apr 14, 2020 04:15 PM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav questions PM Modi's claim on screening of travellers at airports coming in from abroad

    "The country would be truly benefitted, if and only if the meaningful work is done," added Yadav.

  • Reasons for hope: the drugs, tests and tactics that may conquer coronavirus Apr 14, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Reasons for hope: the drugs, tests and tactics that may conquer coronavirus

    More than 70 vaccine candidates are also in development around the world, with at least five in preliminary testing in people.

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