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  • Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts Feb 24, 2021 11:04 AM IST

    Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts

    India reported over 13,000 COVID-19 new cases on February 24. Active cases further slide below 1.50 lakh mark. More than 1.21 crore beneficiaries vaccinated till date.

  • Mobile number portability requests rise as customers relocate, work from home Feb 23, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Mobile number portability requests rise as customers relocate, work from home

    As per the monthly subscription report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the requests for changing the network provider shot up since the time the lockdown was lifted in the country.

  • Parliamentary panel on labour backs expansion of MGNREGS to migrant workers Feb 17, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel on labour backs expansion of MGNREGS to migrant workers

    The committee urged the Centre to put in place a credible database of unorganised workers, especially migrant labourers, to ensure seamless delivery of relief packages to them at the time of distress.

  • Niti Aayog constitutes a sub-group to prepare a National Action Plan for Migrant Workers Feb 17, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    Niti Aayog constitutes a sub-group to prepare a National Action Plan for Migrant Workers

    "The sub-group comprises the members from various Ministries of Government of India, subject experts, NGOs and civil society organisations, to prepare a tangible action plan to address issues related to migrant workers," Labour and Employment minister Santosh Gangwar said in a written response

  • Exclusive | India pushes post-Brexit UK for easier visa norms, lower trade barriers Feb 16, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    Exclusive | India pushes post-Brexit UK for easier visa norms, lower trade barriers

    Ahead of Boris Johnson's visit later in 2021, India and the UK are sitting at the negotiation table.

  • Experts bat for separate debt resolution framework, more borrowing avenues for MSMEs Feb 12, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    Experts bat for separate debt resolution framework, more borrowing avenues for MSMEs

    The MSME sector is facing a massive liquidity and supply crunch, shortage of labour and non-payment of dues.

  • No official data on MSMEs shut due to COVID-19 pandemic: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Feb 11, 2021 07:47 PM IST

    No official data on MSMEs shut due to COVID-19 pandemic: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

    As there are MSMEs both in the formal and informal sector, data on temporary or permanent closure of MSMEs is not maintained by the government, the minister said in a written response to a parliamentary question.

  • Standing orders on work from home | Formalisation of WFH to spur second-career women to re-enter workforce Feb 09, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    Standing orders on work from home | Formalisation of WFH to spur second-career women to re-enter workforce

    The work-from-home model whose popularity peaked last year opened up a host of opportunities for women to flourish in the job market, without having to compromise on personal commitments.

  • Budget 2021: MSME sector expectations from FM Nirmala Sitharaman Jan 27, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    Budget 2021: MSME sector expectations from FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    A quick look at what COVID-struck MSME sector hopes from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget 2021 and what respite she is likely to offer

  • Centre must increase fiscal deficit to stop people being pushed into poverty: Kaushik Basu Jan 25, 2021 03:56 PM IST

    Centre must increase fiscal deficit to stop people being pushed into poverty: Kaushik Basu

    In India, 85 million people will be pushed into poverty as a result of the Covid19 pandemic

  • EPFO should have a cautious approach towards equity Jan 22, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    EPFO should have a cautious approach towards equity

    Given the long-term outlook, investing only in debt instruments may not help to beat cost inflation. The added exposure to equity through ETFs may provide the additional boost to generate higher rate of returns subject to market risk

  • Demand for Gig workers to increase in 2021: Experts Jan 21, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    Demand for Gig workers to increase in 2021: Experts

    Gig workers are freelance/ contractual workers who work on a flexible and temporary arrangement with companies and platforms for a specific period of time.

  • Centre, states should avoid sharp fiscal tightening in FY2022, says ICRA Jan 21, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    Centre, states should avoid sharp fiscal tightening in FY2022, says ICRA

    A revenue deficit of 3.5 percent of GDP and a fiscal deficit of around 5 percent of GDP for the Government of India may allow enough space for prioritising health expenditure, vaccine rollout as well as capital spending.

  • MSME Samadhaan: Delayed payment applications disposed of by facilitation councils rise 149% Jan 21, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    MSME Samadhaan: Delayed payment applications disposed of by facilitation councils rise 149%

    In case of delay in payment beyond 45 days, the MSEs can approach the MSEFCs to fast-track the settlement of dues by the buyer.

  • EPFO adds 10.11 lakh net subscribers in November 2020 Jan 20, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    EPFO adds 10.11 lakh net subscribers in November 2020

    The pension fund body stated that 6.41 lakh new members have joined EPFO and roughly 3.70 lakh net members exited and then rejoined.

  • Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts Jan 19, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts

    India reported just over 10,000 new cases (lowest since June 11, 2020), on January 19, 2021. New deaths reported lowest since June 11.

  • Covid-19 vaccination | On Day 1, hospitals rush to inoculate their own staff Jan 16, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Covid-19 vaccination | On Day 1, hospitals rush to inoculate their own staff

    The national capital has been at the forefront as it is one of the worst affected by COVID-19 among Indian cities with 6.31 lakh infections and 10,732 deaths as a result of the pandemic, since April.

  • UK registers daily record of 1,564 Covid-19 deaths Jan 13, 2021 10:02 PM IST

    UK registers daily record of 1,564 Covid-19 deaths

    The latest figures take the total mortality count to 84,767, among the highest rates in Europe alongside Italy.

  • COVID-19 impact | Broadband subscribers reach 735 million as India works and studies from home Jan 11, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Broadband subscribers reach 735 million as India works and studies from home

    As per the latest data furbished by TRAI, the broadband subscriber base has risen to 735 million at the end of October 2020 indicating a 7 percent increase in the subscriber base in 6 months since the onset of the pandemic.

  • Trade, hotels, transport and communication to recover to pre-COVID-19 level in 2022 Jan 08, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Trade, hotels, transport and communication to recover to pre-COVID-19 level in 2022

    Within transportation, railway and road continue to post a healthy recovery as validated by high-frequency rail freight and GST e-way bills data.

  • Chaos at Delhi's IGI airport as CM Kejriwal announces 7-day compulsory institutional quarantine for all UK returnees Jan 08, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    Chaos at Delhi's IGI airport as CM Kejriwal announces 7-day compulsory institutional quarantine for all UK returnees

    All UK returnees including those who test negative will be admitted to a quarantine facility for seven days, followed by another days of home quarantine, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government directive said.

  • 50% drop in EPFO exits, shows October data Jan 07, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    50% drop in EPFO exits, shows October data

    As many as 44,69,771 individuals have exited the EPFO in this fiscal so far.

  • Mobile subscriber base to recover: Telecom analysts Jan 06, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    Mobile subscriber base to recover: Telecom analysts

    As per the latest data furbished by TRAI, the mobile subscriber base has risen to 115.2 crore at the end of October 2020.

  • COVID Impact | MGNREGS generates record 282.07 crore person-days' work Jan 04, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    COVID Impact | MGNREGS generates record 282.07 crore person-days' work

    The number of persons who worked under MGNREGA stood at 11.92 crore in April, 50.84 crore in May, 61.34 crore in June, 38.32 crore in July, 25.56 crore in August, 25.98 crore in September and 25.89 crore in October.

  • Vaccine politics: Congress, BJP in war of words as opposition questions efficacy of homegrown Covaxin Jan 04, 2021 12:07 PM IST

    Vaccine politics: Congress, BJP in war of words as opposition questions efficacy of homegrown Covaxin

    Congress and other Opposition leaders have questioned approval of the vaccine before Phase-III trials had been completed, saying that it could be dangerous

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