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  • HDFC Bank’s earnings growth moderates in Q1 — Is the golden era over? Jul 19, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    HDFC Bank’s earnings growth moderates in Q1 — Is the golden era over?

    A marginal blip, but bank well poised to leap forward

  • Second COVID-19 wave not over yet: MHA cautions states against ‘blatant violation’ of coronavirus norms Jul 14, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    Second COVID-19 wave not over yet: MHA cautions states against ‘blatant violation’ of coronavirus norms

    The increase in 'R factor' in some of the states is a "matter of concern", the Home Ministry stated in its advisory on coronavirus restrictions.

  • Maharashtra govt passes resolution to reopen schools for Classes 8-12 in 'COVID-19-free gram panchayats' Jul 05, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt passes resolution to reopen schools for Classes 8-12 in 'COVID-19-free gram panchayats'

    The permission to reopen the schools passedin COVID-19-free gram panchayats comes amid the dwindling caseload in most parts of the state.

  • Delhi Unlock | Gyms to reopen with 50% capacity from June 28, wedding ceremonies permitted with 50 guests Jun 26, 2021 11:02 PM IST

    Delhi Unlock | Gyms to reopen with 50% capacity from June 28, wedding ceremonies permitted with 50 guests

    Gyms and banquet halls in Delhi have remained shut since April 19, when the national capital came under the grip of a raging second wave of the pandemic.

  • Tamil Nadu extends lockdown until June 28, widens relaxations: Check details Jun 20, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu extends lockdown until June 28, widens relaxations: Check details

    In Chennai and three other districts placed under tier-3, private and government offices can resume operation.

  • In the wake of India’s COVID crisis, a ‘Black Fungus’ epidemic follows Jun 20, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    In the wake of India’s COVID crisis, a ‘Black Fungus’ epidemic follows

    Even before the pandemic, India recorded about 50 mucormycosis cases a year, compared with, on average, a single case every two years in the United States and Western Europe.

  • Telangana lifts lockdown, decision taken after reviewing COVID situation, says CMO Jun 19, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    Telangana lifts lockdown, decision taken after reviewing COVID situation, says CMO

    The number of coronavirus cases in Telangana, along with positivity rate, has dropped significantly and the "situation has come under control", the Chief Minister's Office said. All restrictions, including night curfews, have been completely lifted, it added.

  • Haryana relaxes COVID-19 curbs, extends timings of restaurants and shops, ends odd-even system Jun 13, 2021 10:23 PM IST

    Haryana relaxes COVID-19 curbs, extends timings of restaurants and shops, ends odd-even system

    Shops, with effect from June 14, would be allowed to operate daily from 9 am to 8 pm, the order stated. Malls would also be allowed to remain open till 8 pm.

  • Supreme Court rejects plea seeking loan moratorium, interest waiver from Centre Jun 11, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    Supreme Court rejects plea seeking loan moratorium, interest waiver from Centre

    The apex court struck down the plea stating the reliefs sought by the petitioners are in the realm of policymaking and "we are not experts on matters of finance".

  • COVID-19 second wave | Most children requiring hospitalisation had co-morbidities, low immunity: AIIMS  Director Randeep Guleria Jun 08, 2021 08:19 PM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | Most children requiring hospitalisation had co-morbidities, low immunity: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria

    The AIIMS Director said: “According to the second wave data, out of all the children admitted to hospitals with COVID-19, 60-70 percent had co-morbidities or low immunity; some were even on chemotherapy."

  • PM Modi announces free vaccination for all aged above 18 Jun 07, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    PM Modi announces free vaccination for all aged above 18

    Announcing a major departure from the current vaccination policy, the prime minister said that the state-level procurement of vaccines would now be taken over by the Centre.

  • GST collection for May at Rs 1.02 lakh crore, 27.6% lower month-on-month Jun 05, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    GST collection for May at Rs 1.02 lakh crore, 27.6% lower month-on-month

    The May GST collections saw a 27.6 per cent drop from record sum of Rs 1.41 lakh crore in April, which was the highest monthly collection since the introduction of the nationwide tax.

  • IMA says 646 doctors die in COVID-19 second wave, highest in Delhi Jun 05, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    IMA says 646 doctors die in COVID-19 second wave, highest in Delhi

    Maharashtra, the worst-affected state due to the second wave in terms of official caseload, recorded the death of 23 doctors, the medical body said.

  • Maharashtra lockdown extended till June 15, some relaxations in districts with low caseload: Uddhav Thackeray May 30, 2021 09:03 PM IST

    Maharashtra lockdown extended till June 15, some relaxations in districts with low caseload: Uddhav Thackeray

    On a potential third wave of the pandemic, Uddhav Thackeray said it cannot be predicted when it will come. "We need to ensure that even if there is a third wave, economy should keep moving," he added.

  • Market volatility to be more intense than normal for 1-2 years: Kalpen Parekh of DSP Investment Managers May 24, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    Market volatility to be more intense than normal for 1-2 years: Kalpen Parekh of DSP Investment Managers

    Last year, what helped corporate profitability was significant reduction in expenses. Travel-costs, office costs, rental costs came down significantly. So, profitability improved because margins improved. "If this trend continues, we should see more stability in stock prices," says the President at DSP Investment Managers.

  • India world's third country to cross three lakh COVID-19 deaths May 23, 2021 09:16 PM IST

    India world's third country to cross three lakh COVID-19 deaths

    The country's cumulative death count was below two lakh before the onset of the second wave of the pandemic.

  • PM Modi gets emotional, chokes up as he condoles loss of lives due to COVID-19 May 21, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    PM Modi gets emotional, chokes up as he condoles loss of lives due to COVID-19

    The effect of the pandemic has been so vast that despite all efforts, numerous lives were lost, the prime minister said in a voice choked with emotion.

  • Moody's assigns first-time B3 ratings to OYO, outlook stable May 20, 2021 08:48 PM IST

    Moody's assigns first-time B3 ratings to OYO, outlook stable

    The rating incorporates Moody's expectation that OYO will continue to incur losses over the next 2-3 years and that its path to profitability remains uncertain in light of travel restrictions due to the pandemic.

  • Centre extends deadline for submission of several tax compliances amid COVID-19 surge May 20, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    Centre extends deadline for submission of several tax compliances amid COVID-19 surge

    To help ease the hardship being faced by several stakeholders due to the current COVID-19 crisis in the country in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic, the Government of India on May 20 extended the timelines for certain compliances.

  • COVID-19 | Initiatives announced by state govts for children who lost both parents to pandemic May 18, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Initiatives announced by state govts for children who lost both parents to pandemic

    As hundreds of children across the country are faced with the twin crisis of loss of parents and lack of resources, many state governments stepped in to announce free aid for kids.

  • Biggest toll of COVID-19 second wave is in terms of 'demand shock': RBI May 17, 2021 05:56 PM IST

    Biggest toll of COVID-19 second wave is in terms of 'demand shock': RBI

    The resurgence of COVID-19 has "dented but not debilitated" economic activity in the first half of first quarter of financial year 2021-22, the Reserve Bank said.

  • Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury writes to PM Modi, seeks 'Rs 6,000 per month for poor' in states under lockdown May 16, 2021 09:05 PM IST

    Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury writes to PM Modi, seeks 'Rs 6,000 per month for poor' in states under lockdown

    Chowdhury further stated that Congress president Sonia Gandhi has suggested that the Centre should "provide free food grains to the needy" along with Rs 6,000 per month to all unemployed persons.

  • Punjab CM announces 'Corona Mukt Pind Abhiyaan' to tackle COVID-19 spread in villages May 16, 2021 08:26 PM IST

    Punjab CM announces 'Corona Mukt Pind Abhiyaan' to tackle COVID-19 spread in villages

    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, while announcing the scheme, said that there is a "need to avoid the kind of situation that was prevailing in the villages of Uttar Pradesh".

  • COVID-19 Crisis | PM Modi orders immediate audit of ventilators provided by Centre to states May 15, 2021 03:05 PM IST

    COVID-19 Crisis | PM Modi orders immediate audit of ventilators provided by Centre to states

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi also directed that a "refresher training for properly operating ventilators" should be provided to healthcare workers if necessary.

  • COVID-19 | Bengaluru nearing peak in a week, national lockdown not needed for now, says Dr Giridhara Babu May 10, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Bengaluru nearing peak in a week, national lockdown not needed for now, says Dr Giridhara Babu

    Epidemiologist Dr Giridhara Babu said he is really worried about what will happen in rural India now, as these districts lack testing capacity and healthcare systems, with many deaths going unnoticed.

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