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  • PM Modi to hold virtual summit with Swedish counterpart on March 4 Mar 04, 2021 10:53 PM IST

    PM Modi to hold virtual summit with Swedish counterpart on March 4

    India and Sweden have warm and friendly relations based on shared values of democracy, freedom, pluralism and rules-based international order, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

  • Kerala added 2,616 fresh COVID-19 cases, test positivity rate continues to fall Mar 04, 2021 10:08 PM IST

    Kerala added 2,616 fresh COVID-19 cases, test positivity rate continues to fall

    While 4,156 people recovered from the disease, as the total of the cured rose to 10,20,671, the active cases edged down to 44,441, Health Minister K K Shailaja said.

  • Union minister confirms 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan as BJP's Kerala CM face, backtracks later Mar 04, 2021 10:06 PM IST

    Union minister confirms 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan as BJP's Kerala CM face, backtracks later

    Muraleedharan had confirmed earlier in the day that Sreedharan, 88, would be the party's CM candidate in Kerala.

  • Sebi puts in place procedure for change incontrol of AMCs Mar 04, 2021 09:47 PM IST

    Sebi puts in place procedure for change incontrol of AMCs

    Sebi said the new sponsor will have to give an undertaking to the regulator as well as unitholders taking full responsibility of the management and the administration of the schemes, including matters relating to the reconciliation of accounts.

  • Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rises by 8,998, recoveries by 6,135 Mar 04, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rises by 8,998, recoveries by 6,135

    A total of 6,135 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, which took the overall recovery count to 20,49,484.

  • SC reads down provision of Maharashtra Act on 27% reservation to OBCs in local bodies Mar 04, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    SC reads down provision of Maharashtra Act on 27% reservation to OBCs in local bodies

    The top court delivered its verdict on pleas seeking a declaration that section 12(2)(c) of 1961 Act is ultra vires the provisions of the Constitution.

  • Nitin Gadkari expects Dwarka Expressway to be completed before Independence Day next year Mar 04, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari expects Dwarka Expressway to be completed before Independence Day next year

    Nitin Gadkari said it will be the first-ever elevated Urban Expressway in India. Its construction will also immensely help to reduce air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.

  • More women borrowed personal loans in pandemic: CRIF High Mark Mar 04, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    More women borrowed personal loans in pandemic: CRIF High Mark

    The active loans to women borrowers stood at 6,482 in the personal loan segment, as against 4,354 home loans, while auto loans witnessed a 4 percent de-growth to 1,818 women borrowers, the report released in the run-up to the women's day said.

  • What is Code on Wages, how will it impact Indian workforce and other questions answered Mar 04, 2021 07:33 PM IST

    What is Code on Wages, how will it impact Indian workforce and other questions answered

    As per an International Labour Organisation report published in March 2020, there are 400 million unorganised workers in India.

  • Gold slides for 4th day, slips to Rs 44,843/10 gm on firm dollar; silver crashes by Rs 1,793 a kg Mar 04, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    Gold slides for 4th day, slips to Rs 44,843/10 gm on firm dollar; silver crashes by Rs 1,793 a kg

    The vaccine rollouts have boosted risk-on sentiments, lowering safe haven demand for precious metals, says Tapan Patel, Senior Analyst (Commodities), HDFC Securities.

  • Indian merchants almost halt exports to Iran as its rupee reserves fall: Report Mar 04, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    Indian merchants almost halt exports to Iran as its rupee reserves fall: Report

    Iran's rupee reserves in India's UCO and IDBI Bank, the two lenders authorised to facilitate rupee trade, have depleted significantly and exporters are not sure whether they would be paid on time for new shipments, the dealer said.

  • FDI rises 40% to $51.47 billion in April-December 2020-21: Govt data Mar 04, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    FDI rises 40% to $51.47 billion in April-December 2020-21: Govt data

    India has attracted 22 percent higher FDI inflow (including re-invested earnings) of $67.54 billion during the first nine months of the current fiscal as against $55.14 billion in the same period of 2019-20.

  • Ease of Living Index 2020 | Here's the list of top 10 cities Mar 04, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    Ease of Living Index 2020 | Here's the list of top 10 cities

    The Ease of Living Index enables cities to build practices that improve the quality of urban living in India while offering economic growth and sustainability in the long run.The EOL Index 2020 is an evaluation tool that reflects the ease of living in Indian cities, examining the impact of urban development programs and the quality of life and economic and social opportunities available to citizens.

  • Delhi HC asks Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech to disclose capacity to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines Mar 04, 2021 03:09 PM IST

    Delhi HC asks Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech to disclose capacity to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines

    The high court also asked the Centre to explain in affidavit the rationale behind keeping strict control over class of persons who can be vaccinated against COVID-19 currently as under the present system those above the age of 60 years or between 45 to 60 years with comorbidities can receive vaccination.

  • SOPs for Maharashtra COVID-19 care centres by March 31, says Ajit Pawar Mar 04, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    SOPs for Maharashtra COVID-19 care centres by March 31, says Ajit Pawar

    Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said he had written four letters to chief minister on the rise in incidents of crime against women in COVID-19 care centres and sought standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb them.

  • ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan, 88, is BJP’s CM candidate in Kerala Mar 04, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan, 88, is BJP’s CM candidate in Kerala

    The BJP has so far been a minor player in the state but making gains recently and prepping to challenge the ruling Left-led coalition.

  • After enhancing ties with Brazil, Australia, ISRO eyes new opportunities with Italy Mar 04, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    After enhancing ties with Brazil, Australia, ISRO eyes new opportunities with Italy

    According to ISRO, India has always recognised that space has dimension beyond national considerations, which can only be addressed along with international partners.

  • Ease of Living Index 2020: Bengaluru tops the list, Pune comes second Mar 04, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Ease of Living Index 2020: Bengaluru tops the list, Pune comes second

    According to the index, Shimla topped the category of cities with 'population less than million'.

  • IATA Travel Pass: How it will help international flyers amid COVID-19 pandemic Mar 04, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    IATA Travel Pass: How it will help international flyers amid COVID-19 pandemic

    The IATA Travel Pass will be a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccines.

  • Efficacy data for India's own COVID-19 vaccine could boost public acceptance Mar 04, 2021 02:22 PM IST

    Efficacy data for India's own COVID-19 vaccine could boost public acceptance

    Government data shows dashboard.cowin.gov.in that only 10 percent of about 12.6 million people immunised in India have taken the COVAXIN shot, which was found to be 81 percent effective in an interim analysis of the late-stage trial, its developer Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday.

  • Some OTT platforms show pornographic content, says Supreme Court; bats for striking balance Mar 04, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Some OTT platforms show pornographic content, says Supreme Court; bats for striking balance

    A balance has to be struck as some OTT platforms are also showing pornographic materials on their platforms, the Supreme Court bench said

  • EPFO keeps interest rate untouched at 8.5% for 2020-21 Mar 04, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    EPFO keeps interest rate untouched at 8.5% for 2020-21

    The Employee Provident Fund Organisation board recommended that the interest rate on PF deposits remain the same as that of the last financial year.

  • NXP Semiconductors launches Tech Startup Challenge 2021: Check eligibility, theme, incentives and more Mar 04, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    NXP Semiconductors launches Tech Startup Challenge 2021: Check eligibility, theme, incentives and more

    The last day to apply for the NXP India Tech Startup Challenge 2021 is March 18.

  • Former PM Manmohan Singh, wife take COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS Mar 04, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    Former PM Manmohan Singh, wife take COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS

    Manmohan Singh and wife Gursharan Kaur were administered Covaxin, India's first indigenously developed vaccine by Bharat Biotech.

  • 155 Internet shutdowns in 2020; 109 reported in India, says NGO Mar 04, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    155 Internet shutdowns in 2020; 109 reported in India, says NGO

    Access Now says political instability was among the top causes for shutdowns in India, followed by elections and protests. The number of countries reporting shutdowns has come down from 33 in 2019 to 29 in 2020.

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