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  • Even the most dominant species can go extinct when the environment quickly changes: Paleontologist Steve Brusatte Feb 28, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    Even the most dominant species can go extinct when the environment quickly changes: Paleontologist Steve Brusatte

    Paleontologist Steve Brusatte speaks with Moneycontrol on the context of dinosaurs in the pandemic-hit world.

  • Exclusive | Bounce lays off 80% employees, including senior leaders Feb 26, 2021 08:54 PM IST

    Exclusive | Bounce lays off 80% employees, including senior leaders

    Bounce now has 70 employees remaining to run a business that was last valued at $450 million. At its peak, the company had 600 people on its rolls.

  • COVID-19 impact: Budget 2021 to see considerable increase in health sector allocation Jan 22, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Budget 2021 to see considerable increase in health sector allocation

    The 15th Finance Commission has reportedly recommended that India’s combined public health expenditure be increased to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product by 2023-24, which is nearly double of 1.26 percent health outlay by central and state governments in 2019-20, as per an assessment by Niti Aayog.

  • Improving the economy's software will be more important than the Budget itself: Arvind Subramanian Jan 18, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    Improving the economy's software will be more important than the Budget itself: Arvind Subramanian

    In a paper titled The Economy and Budget: Diagnosis and Suggestions, co-authored with Josh Felman, Subramanian argued that the government can build on its strengths, by extending new welfarism to additional goods and services, while continuing to expand coverage of the goods and services it has already targeted.

  • Overall shortfall in GST collection Rs 1.44 lakh crore for Centre this fiscal: SBI report Jan 08, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Overall shortfall in GST collection Rs 1.44 lakh crore for Centre this fiscal: SBI report

    On January 7, the central government projected the country's economy to contract by 7.7 percent in the current fiscal year 2020-21, as per the first advance estimates of gross domestic product released by the National Statistical Office

  • Improvement in high frequency indicators gives hope of economic recovery in second half of year: Centre Jan 05, 2021 01:26 PM IST

    Improvement in high frequency indicators gives hope of economic recovery in second half of year: Centre

    According to the report, the management of the COVID-19 spread has been effective despite the festive season and onset of winter season. The downside risk, however, remains the spread of the UK variant and fatigue from social distancing guidelines.

  • Disease X deadlier than COVID-19, could hit the world soon, warns scientist who discovered Ebola Jan 04, 2021 03:58 PM IST

    Disease X deadlier than COVID-19, could hit the world soon, warns scientist who discovered Ebola

    The fear of a second pandemic started after a woman hailing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo was found suffering from symptoms of a hemorrhagic fever, which could have been caused by an unidentified deadly pathogen.

  • Crystal ball gazing into 2021 - what can real estate sector look forward to? Is the worst behind us? Jan 01, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    Crystal ball gazing into 2021 - what can real estate sector look forward to? Is the worst behind us?

    If the economy starts moving towards a positive growth trajectory and the employment scenario improves substantially, residential demand will have sustainable growth from mid-2021. Mid and affordable housing, which is the major proportion of the demand, is likely to revive first

  • Explained: Is CoWIN, India's digital vaccine management solution, ready for a massive rollout? Dec 30, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    Explained: Is CoWIN, India's digital vaccine management solution, ready for a massive rollout?

    CoWIN (COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network) is a repurposed version of eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network), an indigenously developed platform in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Its success will be crucial to the implementation of the country's vaccination drive.

  • COVID-19 and India's obsession with the H-1B visa Dec 29, 2020 02:37 PM IST

    COVID-19 and India's obsession with the H-1B visa

    While chances to travel overseas will come down there will still be opportunities for techies eyeing the US

  • Can IT firms expect the large deal momentum to continue in coming months? Dec 28, 2020 05:48 PM IST

    Can IT firms expect the large deal momentum to continue in coming months?

    Top IT majors recorded one of their largest pipelines, most of them in digital, amid the pandemic than in the previous year.

  • FY21 GDP: India Ratings expects economic contraction to narrow to 7.8% from 11.8% forecast earlier Dec 24, 2020 01:46 PM IST

    FY21 GDP: India Ratings expects economic contraction to narrow to 7.8% from 11.8% forecast earlier

    Although the headwinds emanating from challenges related to Covid-19 are unlikely to go away till mass vaccination becomes a reality, perhaps the economic agents and economic activities not only have learnt to live with it but are also adjusting swiftly to the post-Covid-19 world, Ind-Ra said in a statement

  • 3 Point Analysis | Which Were The Best Performing Asset Classes In 2020? Dec 21, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    3 Point Analysis | Which Were The Best Performing Asset Classes In 2020?

    To just say 2020 has been an eventful year would be an understatement. The COVID-19 Pandemic has hit the world hard, pushing it into a pause mode. The economy came under pressure and investors were perplexed. However several asset classes climbed the walls of worry making investors wealthier. In this edition of 3-Point analysis, we find out how various asset classes performed in 2020.

  • CMIE data: Urban female workforce participation rate down to its lowest in November since 2016 Dec 18, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    CMIE data: Urban female workforce participation rate down to its lowest in November since 2016

    CMIE also observed that the impact of economic shock on younger women is more than the older women. The participation rate in the workforce of younger women fell to 9.7 percent during the pandemic after reaching a high of 14.9 percent in end of 2019.

  • As economy picks up pace, GST collection, FDI trends show signs of revival Dec 02, 2020 05:53 PM IST

    As economy picks up pace, GST collection, FDI trends show signs of revival

    Total FDI inflows into India in second quarter of financial year 2020-21 have been $ 28,102 million. Of this, FDI equity inflows were $23,441 million

  • Leasing by co-working operators to rise by 42 percent in 2021: Savills India Dec 01, 2020 01:49 PM IST

    Leasing by co-working operators to rise by 42 percent in 2021: Savills India

    As per the report, over 3,000 co-working centers across the country are likely to offer approximately a million desks by 2022. Leasing activity by the co-working segment is expected to grow by 29 percent during 2015-2022.

  • 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.

  • Explained | All you need to know about PLI scheme Nov 12, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Explained | All you need to know about PLI scheme

    The government in March made 53 bulk drugs eligible for a PLI worth Rs 6,940 crore. The scheme is expected to benefit up to 136 manufacturing units, generating incremental sales of Rs 46,400 crore and significant additional employment generation over the next eight years.

  • Farm sector performed 'extraordinarily well' during lockdown; Rs 65,000-crore fertiliser subsidy to support farmers: FM Nov 12, 2020 05:08 PM IST

    Farm sector performed 'extraordinarily well' during lockdown; Rs 65,000-crore fertiliser subsidy to support farmers: FM

    The budgeted fertiliser subsidy for FY 2020-21 was Rs 71,000 crore. The additional amount takes total outlay to Rs 1.36 lakh crore for this year.

  • Budget 2021-22 | Government receives recommendation for uniform 5% GST on manmade fibre Nov 11, 2020 02:07 PM IST

    Budget 2021-22 | Government receives recommendation for uniform 5% GST on manmade fibre

    Centre has begun its Budget 2021-22 exercise and is holding consultations with various sectors and stakeholders. It has also been recommend that the threshold for the 5 percent slab should be increased from Rs 1,000 per piece to Rs 2,000 per piece for apparels and clothing

  • Lodha UK sells penthouse in London for Rs 1400 crore Nov 09, 2020 06:56 PM IST

    Lodha UK sells penthouse in London for Rs 1400 crore

    This is perhaps the most expensive home sold this year. On a per sq ft basis, it cost almost Rs 9 lakh per sq ft.

  • Should you invest in a plot rather than an apartment during the pandemic? Nov 04, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    Should you invest in a plot rather than an apartment during the pandemic?

    Four floors with 12 bedrooms and large-sized living rooms on a single plot for Rs 2 crore offers a better investment proposition than a similarly priced apartment in a high-rise for which a buyer may have to wait longer for the project to get completed

  • How much of an impact will the lack of a US fiscal stimulus have on the IT sector? Oct 28, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    How much of an impact will the lack of a US fiscal stimulus have on the IT sector?

    Most Indian IT firms are hopeful that the rebound seen in the second quarter will continue in the coming months, with or without the fiscal stimulus. Top executives say this is because long-term technology transformation investments will continue as clients gear up for the future

  • Lutyens Bungalow Zone: Four dozen properties up for sale; steep discounts on offer for non-performing assets held with lenders Oct 24, 2020 10:08 AM IST

    Lutyens Bungalow Zone: Four dozen properties up for sale; steep discounts on offer for non-performing assets held with lenders

    Buyers comprise people who have been in the market for several months and are waiting to drive a hard bargain during the pandemic

  • HCL Tech to hire 12,000 freshers this year, lifts suspension of salary hikes Oct 16, 2020 03:11 PM IST

    HCL Tech to hire 12,000 freshers this year, lifts suspension of salary hikes

    The company has already hired 3,000 freshers, and the rest would be on-boarded in the next two quarters. There is a robust hiring plan in place for laterals as well. The salary hike will be carried out in two cycles.

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