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  • Coronavirus pandemic | Maharashtra imposes state-wide curfew, CM Thackeray says crucial days ahead Mar 23, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Maharashtra imposes state-wide curfew, CM Thackeray says crucial days ahead

    All district borders will be sealed and no inter-district transportation will be allowed.

  • Karnataka shutdown: Free food for the poor via state-sponsored canteens Mar 23, 2020 05:38 PM IST

    Karnataka shutdown: Free food for the poor via state-sponsored canteens

    "In the interest of the poor, it has been decided to serve free food for poor. Through Indira Canteen, free food will be served for the entire day for the poor," Yediyurappa told reporters.

  • Reliance Industries to use multi-pronged strategy to combat coronavirus outbreak Mar 23, 2020 05:23 PM IST

    Reliance Industries to use multi-pronged strategy to combat coronavirus outbreak

    "RIL has deployed the combined strengths of Reliance Foundation, Reliance Retail, Jio, Reliance Life Sciences, Reliance Industries, and all the 6,00,000 members of the Reliance Family on this action plan against COVID-19," the company said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: FMCG companies reduce sanitiser prices by almost 65% Mar 23, 2020 05:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: FMCG companies reduce sanitiser prices by almost 65%

    ITC has cut the price of a 55ml bottle of hand sanitiser from Rs 77 to Rs 27

  • Coronavirus impact: Indian government asks banks to provide liquidity support to corporates Mar 23, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Indian government asks banks to provide liquidity support to corporates

    India's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), has already rolled out this emergency credit line and the other state-owned lenders are also expected to follow suit shortly, industry officials said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Nearly 50,000 engineering, MBA graduates struggling to find jobs Mar 23, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Nearly 50,000 engineering, MBA graduates struggling to find jobs

    Since campus placements have been postponed due to COVID-19 threat, students careers are at risk.

  • Business in the time of Corona: Technologies that organisations can leverage to enable a remote working environment Mar 23, 2020 05:03 PM IST

    Business in the time of Corona: Technologies that organisations can leverage to enable a remote working environment

    Remote working, social distancing, and work from home have emerged as the new buzzwords that everyone is talking of and relying on for seamless operations in these distressing times.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Air Canada lays off 5,000 employees, France tries to save food supply Mar 23, 2020 04:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Air Canada lays off 5,000 employees, France tries to save food supply

    The Montreal-based carrier is laying off about 3,600 employees, plus 1,549 flight attendants at its low-cost subsidiary Rouge, according to Wesley Lesosky, head of the Air Canada component of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Sebi, commodity exchanges in talks to continue trading without spot market Mar 23, 2020 04:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Sebi, commodity exchanges in talks to continue trading without spot market

    As key states such as Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab have been placed under lockdown until March 31, many commodity traders have raised concerns over the derivatives market operations.

  • India's sugar exports seen a fifth lower than earlier estimate: Trade body Mar 23, 2020 04:42 PM IST

    India's sugar exports seen a fifth lower than earlier estimate: Trade body

    Lower exports from the world's biggest sugar producer could support global prices that have fallen nearly a third from a February 12 peak and help rivals such as Brazil to increase exports.

  • Nestle tells staff to get ready for coronavirus storm Mar 23, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    Nestle tells staff to get ready for coronavirus storm

    Known for packaged products like Maggi soups, KitKat chocolate bars and Nescafe instant coffee, Nestle has over 290,000 employees around the world.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Axis Bank to waive charges on online IMPS, ATM transactions from March 23-31 Mar 23, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Axis Bank to waive charges on online IMPS, ATM transactions from March 23-31

    The bank, which has an outreach of over 2.6 crore customers across the country, has set aside Rs 100 crore to support customers, employees, vendors, government agencies and the community at large towards curbing the spread of coronavirus.

  • Young adults come to grips with coronavirus health risks Mar 23, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    Young adults come to grips with coronavirus health risks

    It can be a serious disease for younger people, and many millennials have chronic physical and mental health conditions.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Most of India under lock-down, as cases rise to 415 Mar 23, 2020 04:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Most of India under lock-down, as cases rise to 415

    The country registered 55 fresh cases from different parts, taking the tally to 415 which includes 41 foreign nationals and seven deaths. Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra reported a death each on March 22.

  • Coronavirus impact: Making sense of the global market crash Mar 23, 2020 04:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Making sense of the global market crash

    Even for those who witnessed the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, these are unusual and turbulent times in the capital markets

  • Business Insight | Decoding the 'Helicopter money' concept and its probable impact on economy Mar 23, 2020 04:14 PM IST

    Business Insight | Decoding the 'Helicopter money' concept and its probable impact on economy

    A popular textbook theory is fast gaining traction to deal with the economic fallout of COVID-19 - 'Helicopter Drop' of money.

  • Japan to spend over $137 billion as virus hits economy, Bank of Japan eyes more stimulus Mar 23, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Japan to spend over $137 billion as virus hits economy, Bank of Japan eyes more stimulus

    "We need to come up with big, powerful economic and fiscal measures that meets the enormous magnitude of the hit from the coronavirus outbreak," Shinzo Abe told parliament on March 23.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | UBS cuts India's FY21 real GDP growth forecast to 4% Mar 23, 2020 03:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | UBS cuts India's FY21 real GDP growth forecast to 4%

    "For the full year, we now expect India's real GDP growth to slow further to 4 percent year-on-year in FY21 (previously 5.1 percent)," UBS said in a research note.

  • Should I exercise during the coronavirus pandemic? Experts explain the just right exercise curve Mar 23, 2020 03:41 PM IST

    Should I exercise during the coronavirus pandemic? Experts explain the just right exercise curve

    Because the virus settles primarily with the respiratory tract — the nose, mouth and lungs — it is highly contagious when people sneeze, cough or exchange respiratory droplets with others.

  • Rahul Gandhi targets Modi govt over 'delay' in banning export of ventilators, masks Mar 23, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi targets Modi govt over 'delay' in banning export of ventilators, masks

    The government had on March 19 banned export of all ventilators, surgical/disposable masks and textile raw material used for making masks with immediate effect in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Home work triggers demand jump for chips, laptops and network goods Mar 23, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Home work triggers demand jump for chips, laptops and network goods

    Many firms have withdrawn earnings forecasts, anticipating a drop in consumer demand and economic slump, but performance at electronics retailers and chipmakers is hinting at benefits from the shift in work culture.

  • COVID-19, a lifetime challenge, needs to be tackled through new, innovative solutions: PM Modi to media Mar 23, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    COVID-19, a lifetime challenge, needs to be tackled through new, innovative solutions: PM Modi to media

    "The tireless efforts of the reporters, camerapersons and technicians are a great service to the nation. The media should counter pessimism and panic through positive communication. COVID-19 is a lifetime challenge and it needs to be tackled through new and innovative solutions," Modi told the mediapersons, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

  • Coronavirus effect | Smartphone shipments at record low, fall 38% YoY in February Mar 23, 2020 03:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus effect | Smartphone shipments at record low, fall 38% YoY in February

    The sharp decline (38 percent year-on-year) is said to be the biggest ever and has been attributed to disruption in supply chains due to the coronavirus outbreak

  • Mangaluru CII requests Centre to allow import of RBD palmolein oil: Report Mar 23, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    Mangaluru CII requests Centre to allow import of RBD palmolein oil: Report

    In Karnataka, 27 cases of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, have been recorded so far.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned sine die amid coronavirus outbreak Mar 23, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned sine die amid coronavirus outbreak

    Minutes before Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House sine die, it passed the Finance Bill 2020 without any discussion.

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