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  • COVID-19 Maharashtra Update: CM Uddhav Thackeray doesn't wish to impose lockdown but feels helpless Mar 01, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    COVID-19 Maharashtra Update: CM Uddhav Thackeray doesn't wish to impose lockdown but feels helpless

    A week ago on February 21, when the CM addressed the state, he expressed his disinterest towards imposing any sudden lockdown and had said that any decision on the same will be taken 8-10 days later, depending on the situation.

  • COVID-19 update | Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till March 31 Feb 28, 2021 10:23 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till March 31

    In containment zones, the restrictions as recommended by the Ministry of Home Affairs would be strictly enforced, the Tamil Nadu government's order said.

  • COVID-19 Maharashtra Update: Lockdown extended in Amravati till March 8 Feb 27, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    COVID-19 Maharashtra Update: Lockdown extended in Amravati till March 8

    The lockdown was imposed on February 22, after the district emerged as one of the hotspots in Maharashtra in the fresh coronavirus wave.

  • How Chennai made music during the pandemic Feb 27, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    How Chennai made music during the pandemic

    COVID-19 restrictions hit many among us, musicians in particular — especially the small, indie, and live performers who suddenly lost a stage to perform and a live audience to applaud. That’s when musicians innovate 

  • Q3 GDP to register marginal growth after record falls in first half of FY21, economists say Feb 25, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    Q3 GDP to register marginal growth after record falls in first half of FY21, economists say

    While the economy has shrunk by as much as 15.7 per cent in the first half (April-September) period, it needs to register atleast a slight growth to cushion the ongoing contraction and stick to the government's first advance estimate of an overall 7.7 per cent GDP fall for 2020-21, economist and analysts stressed.

  • COVID-19 | Maharashtra's positivity rate nearly doubled in last 14 days, only state to see steep rise Feb 23, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Maharashtra's positivity rate nearly doubled in last 14 days, only state to see steep rise

    In few pockets of Maharashtra, lockdowns have been reinforced to check the rapid transmission of virus.

  • COVID-19 Maharashtra update | Uddhav Thackeray announces 'I'm responsible' campaign, curbs; here's all you need to know Feb 21, 2021 08:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 Maharashtra update | Uddhav Thackeray announces 'I'm responsible' campaign, curbs; here's all you need to know

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requested all citizens to follow safety protocols issued by the state, to avoid any lockdown being announced on a short notice.

  • Maharashtra witnessing COVID-19 resurgence, will take call on lockdown after 8 days: Uddhav Thackeray Feb 21, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    Maharashtra witnessing COVID-19 resurgence, will take call on lockdown after 8 days: Uddhav Thackeray

    The state has begun rigorously imposing fines on those not wearing face masks in public, Thackeray said. All large-scale social, political and religious events would be restricted in the state from February 22, he added.

  • COVID-19 Maharashtra update: One-week lockdown in Amravati from February 22, only essential services allowed Feb 21, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    COVID-19 Maharashtra update: One-week lockdown in Amravati from February 22, only essential services allowed

    A day earlier, Amravati recorded 894 new coronavirus cases, making the district the second highest contributor of single-day COVID-19 count in Maharashtra.

  • Unemployment rate dropped to 6.5% in January 2021: CMIE data Feb 18, 2021 07:26 PM IST

    Unemployment rate dropped to 6.5% in January 2021: CMIE data

    Most employed persons in India do not have regular jobs. Their employment on any given day depends upon the state of the economy, the local environment, business conditions at large and a fair degree of luck.

  • 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

  • Another lockdown in Mumbai likely if people continue to flout COVID-19 rules, says BMC Mayor Kishori Pednekar Feb 16, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    Another lockdown in Mumbai likely if people continue to flout COVID-19 rules, says BMC Mayor Kishori Pednekar

    "People must take precautions else we'd head towards another lockdown. Whether lockdown will be implemented again, is in the hands of people," the mayor said.

  • ITC's cigarettes business has hit a bump that’s not going away Feb 15, 2021 12:09 PM IST

    ITC's cigarettes business has hit a bump that’s not going away

    ITC’s cigarette division’s sales in the metro markets remain affected compared to pre-COVID levels even after lockdowns were lifted

  • 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.

  • Unlock guidelines | Over 9 months since the lockdown, what's allowed and what's not; check here Jan 27, 2021 09:56 PM IST

    Unlock guidelines | Over 9 months since the lockdown, what's allowed and what's not; check here

    As part of the unlock strategy, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on January 27 announced a fresh set of guidelines that will allow all activities outside the containment zones.

  • Govt permits all activities outside containment zones from Feb 1; curbs on cinema halls, swimming pools eased Jan 27, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    Govt permits all activities outside containment zones from Feb 1; curbs on cinema halls, swimming pools eased

    On international air travel, the Home Ministry said a decision would be taken by the Ministry of Civil Aviation after assessing the current coronavirus situation across the globe.

  • Students love online exams but can scores be taken seriously? Jan 24, 2021 02:22 PM IST

    Students love online exams but can scores be taken seriously?

    Several students have perfect scores, which were unheard of. With some help from Google, online examinations have been a breeze for many but not anymore. Mumbai University has tweaked the exam format to include descriptive answers that will be hard to Google.

  • A look at the most compelling photographs from Europe and Africa in the week gone by Jan 09, 2021 02:29 PM IST

    A look at the most compelling photographs from Europe and Africa in the week gone by

    This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Europe and Africa regions this week.

  • Here's how Indians moved around after lockdown restrictions were eased Jan 07, 2021 03:52 PM IST

    Here's how Indians moved around after lockdown restrictions were eased

    Mobility to places such as grocery stores, supermarkets and pharmacis has returned to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels following the easing of lockdown restrictions. However, visits to restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, theme parks, museums, libraries and cinemas, among others, are still down.

  • The quality of economic growth matters more than the rate Dec 28, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    The quality of economic growth matters more than the rate

    The mantra of 'Simplify, Rationalise and Digitise' works not just for Ease of Doing Business, but also to protect the right of workers – this is the key reform that must be implemented across the board by governments at every level

  • Flexibility is the mantra business leaders will take away from 2020 Dec 24, 2020 08:28 AM IST

    Flexibility is the mantra business leaders will take away from 2020

    As COVID 19 ravaged the world, the best companies learnt to cope and even advance. Many posted significant gains in terms of productivity and even profitability

  • MC ExpertEye | Is there a bubble in the making in India’s online learning space?  Dec 18, 2020 06:31 PM IST

    MC ExpertEye | Is there a bubble in the making in India’s online learning space? 

    Edtech startups have scaled new heights in 2020, with the coronavirus outbreak accelerating the adoption of technology. Will it be a boom or a bust in the new year? Read on

  • The Virus Trains: How lockdown chaos spread COVID-19 across India Dec 16, 2020 02:42 PM IST

    The Virus Trains: How lockdown chaos spread COVID-19 across India

    Tens of millions poured out of the cities, and India’s airwaves were dominated by horrific scenes of migrants and their families dying along the roads, from thirst, heat, hunger and exhaustion.

  • How COVID-19 disrupted the disruptors of corporate India Dec 14, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    How COVID-19 disrupted the disruptors of corporate India

    The coronavirus outbreak is a black swan event for Indian startups. Some have seen their original businesses disrupted, while others have moved swiftly to change their business models. Here is a look at how several sectors have fared and what lies ahead for them in 2021.

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