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  • Africa faces wait for mass COVID-19 vaccination: Disease control group Nov 26, 2020 09:32 PM IST

    Africa faces wait for mass COVID-19 vaccination: Disease control group

    health campaigners are worried that Africa will find itself near the back of the queue for COVID-19 vaccines after wealthier nations signed a raft of bilateral vaccine supply deals with pharmaceutical companies.

  • Low interest rates to continue for the next 6-12 months: Keki Mistry Nov 26, 2020 05:56 PM IST

    Low interest rates to continue for the next 6-12 months: Keki Mistry

    Keki Mistry, Vice Chairman and CEO, HDFC Ltd, says benign interest rate regime will continue going forward and that rates will go up only after economic activity gathers more pace and inflation pressure rises

  • Can IT services firms gain from the massive Covid-19 vaccine rollout? Nov 26, 2020 03:37 PM IST

    Can IT services firms gain from the massive Covid-19 vaccine rollout?

    The world is staring at a vaccination drive for billions of people. Many countries, including India, are allocating budgets and drawing up plans to make this rollout as smooth as possible. There is a huge opportunity for IT services firms to capitalise on and embellish their healthcare tech credentials

  • When and which COVID-19 vaccines are likely to be available in Asia Nov 26, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    When and which COVID-19 vaccines are likely to be available in Asia

    Many Asian countries do not expect to receive big amounts initially, and below are estimated distribution timelines, supply deals announced so far and clinical trials under way in the region.

  • Model Tenancy Act to create rental housing stock that will help students, professionals and migrants Nov 26, 2020 01:43 PM IST

    Model Tenancy Act to create rental housing stock that will help students, professionals and migrants

    While draft proposals have been widely welcomed, their implementation will be so simple. The act will not be binding on the states, as land and urban development remain state subjects.

  • Six of Pakistan's squad positive for COVID-19: New Zealand Cricket Nov 26, 2020 10:53 AM IST

    Six of Pakistan's squad positive for COVID-19: New Zealand Cricket

    All six members who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been quarantined and the Pakistani cricket team's exemption to train while in isolation has been temporarily revoked, according to the New Zealand Cricket board.

  • COVID-19 vaccine | India to vaccinate 25-30 crore on priority by July 2021 Nov 26, 2020 09:29 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | India to vaccinate 25-30 crore on priority by July 2021

    Healthcare and frontline workers, senior citizens, people between 50 and 65 years of age, followed by those below 50 with chronic diseases are likely to be given the COVID-19 vaccine sequentially on priority.

  • GST compensation: Kerala, West Bengal opt for option 1 to meet shortfall Nov 25, 2020 06:16 PM IST

    GST compensation: Kerala, West Bengal opt for option 1 to meet shortfall

    Under the terms of option 1, besides getting the facility of a special window for borrowings to meet the shortfall arising out of GST implementation, states are also entitled to get unconditional permission to borrow the final instalment of 0.50 percent of gross state domestic product out of the 2 percent additional borrowings permitted by the Centre.

  • COVID-19 vaccination plan: From identifying at-risk population and essential workers by states to ramping up capacity Nov 25, 2020 05:19 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination plan: From identifying at-risk population and essential workers by states to ramping up capacity

    The distribution strategy for a potential COVID-19 vaccine is being chalked out by the Centre in coordination with the states. The task of vaccinating the country's 1-billion-plus population presents many challenges and involves a formidable exercise in logistics.

  • With hope high for vaccine, Britain prepares to roll it out Nov 25, 2020 05:04 PM IST

    With hope high for vaccine, Britain prepares to roll it out

    But Johnson, who credited NHS nurses with saving his life after he was hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier this year, warned restrictions will continue for months and Christmas celebrations will be curtailed this year.

  • Free COVID tests for Czechs to start Dec 18, minister says Nov 25, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Free COVID tests for Czechs to start Dec 18, minister says

    The Czech Republic has been one of the worst-hit countries in Europe in the second wave of the pandemic.

  • Surge in COVID-19 deaths: Delhi LG directs timely hospitalisation of patients under home isolation Nov 25, 2020 04:56 PM IST

    Surge in COVID-19 deaths: Delhi LG directs timely hospitalisation of patients under home isolation

    According to official data, there were 22,246 COVID-19 patients under home isolation in the national capital till Tuesday.

  • Exclusive: Sales, construction back to pre-COVID levels; no further capital requirement in near future: Sobha Group Vice-Chairman JC Sharma Nov 25, 2020 04:54 PM IST

    Exclusive: Sales, construction back to pre-COVID levels; no further capital requirement in near future: Sobha Group Vice-Chairman JC Sharma

    The company is confident of 2 mn sq ft of new sales in the second half of the year. Huge savings by most Indian households during the pandemic will all go towards buying a house, Sharma says.

  • EU says first virus vaccinations possible by Christmas Nov 25, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    EU says first virus vaccinations possible by Christmas

    But von der Leyen said that while vaccines are important, what counts are vaccinations.

  • Chinese drug maker CNBG seeks approval to launch COVID-19 vaccine for public use: Report Nov 25, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Chinese drug maker CNBG seeks approval to launch COVID-19 vaccine for public use: Report

    This makes China National Biotec Group the first drug maker outside Russia to seek general use authorisation for its COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Arvind Kejriwal asks experts to audit COVID-19 death cases, suggest measures to reduce fatalities in Delhi Nov 25, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal asks experts to audit COVID-19 death cases, suggest measures to reduce fatalities in Delhi

    The chief minister made the request at a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), which is chaired by Lt Governor Anil Baijal.

  • Delhi COVID hospitals get 1,300 ICU beds, 2,000 normal ones in two weeks; CM Arvind Kejriwal monitoring situation Nov 25, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    Delhi COVID hospitals get 1,300 ICU beds, 2,000 normal ones in two weeks; CM Arvind Kejriwal monitoring situation

    The official said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been monitoring the situation, and added that all efforts are being made by the Delhi government to bring down the mortality rate. The death rate stood at 1.89 percent on Tuesday.

  • Coronavirus update: India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; number of active cases increases Nov 25, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    Coronavirus update: India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; number of active cases increases

    The number of total coronavirus cases rose to 92,22,216 in the country, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 1,34,699 with 481 new fatalities, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed.

  • Joe Biden transition, vaccine hopes keep gold near four-month low Nov 25, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    Joe Biden transition, vaccine hopes keep gold near four-month low

    Spot gold eased 0.2% to $1,803.51 per ounce by 0327 GMT. On Tuesday, it had hit its lowest level since July 17 at $1,800.01.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally November 25: Rajasthan's COVID-19 tally crosses 2.5 lakh Nov 25, 2020 10:02 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally November 25: Rajasthan's COVID-19 tally crosses 2.5 lakh

    With more than 17.9 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Karnataka (8.76 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (8.63 lakh).

  • India’s COVID-19 vaccine plan: What PM Modi said about vaccination process Nov 25, 2020 09:53 AM IST

    India’s COVID-19 vaccine plan: What PM Modi said about vaccination process

    It is still unclear whether there will be one, two or three doses of a vaccine and that the pricing has also not been decided, PM Narendra Modi said.

  • Nifty at 13,000: 5 reasons why it is risky to go underweight on markets right now Nov 25, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    Nifty at 13,000: 5 reasons why it is risky to go underweight on markets right now

    Experts are of the view that investors can take some profits off the table, but it would not be wise to go underweight on equities at the current juncture.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights| Niti Aayog releases compendium on COVID-19 practices by states/UTs Nov 25, 2020 07:33 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights| Niti Aayog releases compendium on COVID-19 practices by states/UTs

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 247th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • NoBrokerHood to invest Rs 150 crore for expansion, launch services in 50 new cities by June 2021 Nov 24, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    NoBrokerHood to invest Rs 150 crore for expansion, launch services in 50 new cities by June 2021

    The expansion is estimated to provide secure living services to about 1,00,000 housing societies spread across these regions

  • PM Modi says COVID-19 vaccine dosage, pricing not decided yet; will finalise distribution plan with states soon Nov 24, 2020 03:58 PM IST

    PM Modi says COVID-19 vaccine dosage, pricing not decided yet; will finalise distribution plan with states soon

    PM Narendra Modi said development of COVID-19 vaccines is being monitored closely and that the Centre is in touch with global regulators, companies and other governments.

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