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  • Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Japan sees a rise in suicides: Report Nov 29, 2020 03:47 PM IST

    Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Japan sees a rise in suicides: Report

    Mass unemployment, social isolation, and anxiety have had a significant adverse impact on people across the globe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • India’s economy shrinks as COVID-19 slams small businesses Nov 28, 2020 07:32 PM IST

    India’s economy shrinks as COVID-19 slams small businesses

    The Indian government has committed $50 billion, roughly 2% of India’s annual economic output, to help small businesses, as well as cash transfers to low-income workers as part of a $266 billion economic package.

  • For the world economy, a grim slog tempered by new hopes Nov 28, 2020 06:56 PM IST

    For the world economy, a grim slog tempered by new hopes

    With the United States suffering its most rampant transmission yet and with major nations in Europe again under lockdown, prospects remain grim for a meaningful worldwide recovery before the middle of next year and far longer in some economies.

  • Job interviews without interviewers, products of the pandemic Nov 27, 2020 10:48 PM IST

    Job interviews without interviewers, products of the pandemic

    So-called case questions that pose a business problem and would typically lead into a 30-minute conversation with a hiring manager may now require solely written responses.

  • Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks Nov 27, 2020 10:16 PM IST

    Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

    The announcement by the company was made in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier this week, saying 32,000 employees will be terminated in the first half of fiscal year 2021, which began last month.

  • India enters recession as GDP contracts 7.5% in July-September Nov 27, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    India enters recession as GDP contracts 7.5% in July-September

    The Indian economy had contracted by 23.9 percent in the April-June quarter.

  • WHO issues physical activity guidelines, says exercising could save up to 5 million lives every year Nov 26, 2020 04:44 PM IST

    WHO issues physical activity guidelines, says exercising could save up to 5 million lives every year

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said regular physical activity, restrained due to the COVID-19 pandemic, helps in managing heart diseases, diabetes, and cancer

  • Accenture rolls out bonuses, plans significant promotions: Report Nov 26, 2020 02:38 PM IST

    Accenture rolls out bonuses, plans significant promotions: Report

    Accenture has also reportedly raised salaries of junior and mid-level employees by 6-11 percent

  • Delhiites shift wedding venues to Noida, Gurugram after Delhi restricts number of guests to 50 Nov 23, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    Delhiites shift wedding venues to Noida, Gurugram after Delhi restricts number of guests to 50

    Uncertainty over COVID-19 related guidelines is making people choose neighbouring areas over Delhi, say wedding planners

  • India likely to report current account surplus during current fiscal: CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian Nov 23, 2020 02:48 PM IST

    India likely to report current account surplus during current fiscal: CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian

    In the June quarter (Q1), India's current account surplus rsoe to $19.8 billion because of fall in imports. Even if, let's say subsequent quarters do not see that kind of performance, India will still have a current account surplus in FY21, said CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian

  • A bright spot in the COVID-19 pandemic gloom: Jazz is everywhere in New York Nov 22, 2020 10:57 PM IST

    A bright spot in the COVID-19 pandemic gloom: Jazz is everywhere in New York

    For many New Yorkers in late spring, hearing musicians performing outside again was a welcome sign of hope and resilience.

  • As COVID-19 cases surge, states reimpose curbs; check the new rules and restrictions in Delhi, Ahmedabad, other cities Nov 21, 2020 11:26 PM IST

    As COVID-19 cases surge, states reimpose curbs; check the new rules and restrictions in Delhi, Ahmedabad, other cities

    With Haryana imposing night curfew, the Rajasthan government has decided to impose restrictions in Jaipur under Section 144 of CrPC, which will remain effective till December 20

  • G20 Summit: PM Modi calls for coordinated global efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic Nov 21, 2020 11:06 PM IST

    G20 Summit: PM Modi calls for coordinated global efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge the world is facing since World War-II and is an important turning point in the history of humanity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the G20 summit

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | Bharat Biotech's Covaxin reported adverse event during Phase 1 trials, trials not halted Nov 21, 2020 06:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | Bharat Biotech's Covaxin reported adverse event during Phase 1 trials, trials not halted

    The adverse event occurred in a 35-year-old participant with no co-morbidities, who was part of Phase 1 trials. The participant was hospitalised with viral pneumonitis, a couple of days after being administered the vaccine

  • Maharashtra weighs suspension of Delhi-Mumbai flights, trains amid rising COVID-19 cases in national capital: Report Nov 21, 2020 03:07 PM IST

    Maharashtra weighs suspension of Delhi-Mumbai flights, trains amid rising COVID-19 cases in national capital: Report

    Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government recently held a meeting on the measures needed to curb the spread of COVID-19 from people entering Maharashtra from other states

  • COVID-19 pandemic: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan says night curfew to be imposed in five districts, including Bhopal Nov 20, 2020 08:38 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan says night curfew to be imposed in five districts, including Bhopal

    Night curfew will be imposed between 10 pm to 6 am, starting from November 21 in Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Vidisha, and Ratlam districts of Madhya Pradesh

  • Capgemini plans to hire and train 500 rural women in India by December Nov 20, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    Capgemini plans to hire and train 500 rural women in India by December

    As part of the company's new initiative named "Sakhi Drishtikon", Capgemini will recruit 500 women from across rural India by the end of December.

  • Superman, Batman, Flash: Delhi govt ropes in superheroes to raise awareness about wearing masks Nov 20, 2020 06:43 PM IST

    Superman, Batman, Flash: Delhi govt ropes in superheroes to raise awareness about wearing masks

    Much like they do in comic books and film franchises, superheroes have come to the rescue in real life as well, with Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain using their example to urge Delhiites to wear a mask to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading

  • Coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns reduced NO2 levels by nearly 20%, says NASA Nov 19, 2020 05:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns reduced NO2 levels by nearly 20%, says NASA

    NASA researchers have found that nitrogen dioxide, or NO2, (produced by combustion of fossil fuels) levels in the air have gone down by nearly 20 percent since February 2020 due to imposition of lockdowns to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus

  • It took a century to open a Mosque in Athens, then came the COVID-19 pandemic Nov 15, 2020 10:41 PM IST

    It took a century to open a Mosque in Athens, then came the COVID-19 pandemic

    Athens, the Greek capital, had not had a dedicated, purpose-built Muslim place of worship since the expulsion of Ottoman forces in 1833, a gap that officials have long sought to fill.

  • Dubai Aerospace Enterprise plans to expand portfolio to 450 jets in 2021: Report Nov 15, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    Dubai Aerospace Enterprise plans to expand portfolio to 450 jets in 2021: Report

    CEO Firoz Tarapore said Dubai Aerospace Enterprise's liquidity is 'super strong', so it can fund the expansion

  • Finance ministry seeks ideas and suggestions for Annual Budget 2021-22 Nov 13, 2020 05:59 PM IST

    Finance ministry seeks ideas and suggestions for Annual Budget 2021-22

    The finance ministry has launched a micro-site (online portal) on MyGov platform which will go live on November 15, 2020, to receive ideas for the Annual Budget 21-22. The portal will remain open until November 30, 2020

  • Uddhav Thackeray says no to firecracker ban in Maharashtra, urges people to exercise disciple Nov 08, 2020 04:33 PM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray says no to firecracker ban in Maharashtra, urges people to exercise disciple

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhave Thackeray said 15 days after Diwali are crucial as COVID-19 cases may surge due to a rise in air pollution levels.

  • Asia Power Index 2020: China catching up as most powerful country influencing Asia-Pacific as US losing clout; India in 4th spot Oct 18, 2020 09:56 PM IST

    Asia Power Index 2020: China catching up as most powerful country influencing Asia-Pacific as US losing clout; India in 4th spot

    India will reach 40 percent of China’s economic output by 2030, compared with the 50 percent estimate last year, says LAPWP Director Herve Lemahieu.

  • White-collar job losses may rise with mega-mergers in US, warns Goldman Sachs Oct 17, 2020 10:31 PM IST

    White-collar job losses may rise with mega-mergers in US, warns Goldman Sachs

    The comments by Goldman Sachs Group President John Waldron arrived a few weeks ahead of the US Presidential Elections 2020, when stalled stimulus talks and economic fallout due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are threatening to undermine job recovery

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