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  • 4 Indians on BBC's '100 Women' list of influential figures of 2022 Dec 06, 2022 09:18 PM IST

    4 Indians on BBC's '100 Women' list of influential figures of 2022

    For the first time this year, the BBC asked some of the previous 100 Women to nominate women they feel deserve a place on the 2022 list.

  • India to allow foreign funds to own over 51% in IDBI Bank Dec 06, 2022 04:05 PM IST

    India to allow foreign funds to own over 51% in IDBI Bank

    The clarifications come ahead of a Dec. 16 deadline to submit expressions of interest for a majority stake in IDBI Bank.

  • Sony says it has technology for humanoid robots, just looking for use Dec 06, 2022 03:59 PM IST

    Sony says it has technology for humanoid robots, just looking for use

    Sony launched a robot dog called Aibo more than two decades ago. It sold about 150,000 units of Aibo from 1999 until 2006 and launched an advanced version in 2018

  • Global airline industry to post $6.9 billion loss in 2022: IATA Dec 06, 2022 03:46 PM IST

    Global airline industry to post $6.9 billion loss in 2022: IATA

    The Asia Pacific region, IATA said, is critically held back by the impact of China's zero COVID policies on travel.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping hails late Jiang Zemin's leadership, contributions at memorial meeting Dec 06, 2022 03:31 PM IST

    Chinese President Xi Jinping hails late Jiang Zemin's leadership, contributions at memorial meeting

    Jiang gave up his last official title in 2004 but remained a force behind the scenes in the wrangling that led to the rise of current President Xi, who took power in 2012.

  • EU looks to win Hungary support for Ukraine aid in return for EU funds access Dec 06, 2022 03:23 PM IST

    EU looks to win Hungary support for Ukraine aid in return for EU funds access

    If Hungary does not agree, EU countries will still provide the money, but again in the form of bilateral loans, which is more cumbersome and tougher on the Kyiv administration.

  • Chinese rush to stock up antigen kits, medicines as COVID prevention curbs ease Dec 06, 2022 02:53 PM IST

    Chinese rush to stock up antigen kits, medicines as COVID prevention curbs ease

    Shandong-based pharmaceutical company Buchang Pharma told local news outlet Cailianshe that its factory making a Chinese medicine for lung disease was working around the clock due to "huge demand".

  • Ukraine conflict spurs some Russians to seek Kalashnikov training Dec 06, 2022 02:48 PM IST

    Ukraine conflict spurs some Russians to seek Kalashnikov training

    Neither Russia nor Ukraine give up-to-date numbers on losses, but tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides are estimated by the U.S. military to have been killed or wounded.

  • Germany team director Oliver Bierhoff leaves role after World Cup debacle Dec 06, 2022 02:15 PM IST

    Germany team director Oliver Bierhoff leaves role after World Cup debacle

    Germany crashed out of the tournament in Qatar after losing to Japan, drawing with Spain and beating Costa Rica in the last Group E match.

  • Russian state-owned bank VTB hit by largest DDoS attack in its history Dec 06, 2022 02:09 PM IST

    Russian state-owned bank VTB hit by largest DDoS attack in its history

    State-owned VTB said it was repelling the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

  • Flying colours: Future flights to have more orderly disembarking system Dec 06, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    Flying colours: Future flights to have more orderly disembarking system

    A cabin illumination system is expected to ensure rush-free departure from the plane as passengers tend to follow visual cues better than verbal ones.

  • Oil prices rise after OPEC+ keeps output steady, Russian price cap imposed Dec 05, 2022 03:50 PM IST

    Oil prices rise after OPEC+ keeps output steady, Russian price cap imposed

    Brent crude futures were last up $1.51, or 1.8%, to $87.08 a barrel at 0945 GMT, while WTI crude futures gained $1.40, also 1.8%, to $81.38 a barrel.

  • India is values partner, not replacement for China: German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock Dec 05, 2022 03:36 PM IST

    India is values partner, not replacement for China: German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock

    Asked whether she saw India as a replacement partner for China, Baerbock said no, adding that India had always been a partner for Germany and the European Union.

  • Indian rupee slips to 81.75 on stop losses, possible dollar outflows Dec 05, 2022 02:44 PM IST

    Indian rupee slips to 81.75 on stop losses, possible dollar outflows

    The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar at 81.7500, a rank underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.

  • Decisive G20 not possible without support of members: Amitabh Kant Dec 05, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    Decisive G20 not possible without support of members: Amitabh Kant

    Amitabh Kant said India's G20 Presidency will seek to advocate the priorities of the developing countries and the Global South in addition to that of the G20 partners.

  • Ronaldo looks to shine like Mbappé and Messi at World Cup Dec 05, 2022 02:22 PM IST

    Ronaldo looks to shine like Mbappé and Messi at World Cup

    Portugal might need Ronaldo to start delivering. And the player himself will surely want to put himself back in the spotlight.

  • Centre could have used any national symbol other than lotus for G20 logo: Mamata Banerjee Dec 05, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    Centre could have used any national symbol other than lotus for G20 logo: Mamata Banerjee

    The Congress has alleged that the Centre used lotus in the G20 logo in a bid to promote the Bharatiya Janata Party.

  • Analysis | Protests over Zero-Covid policy unlikely to trigger political change in China Dec 05, 2022 01:55 PM IST

    Analysis | Protests over Zero-Covid policy unlikely to trigger political change in China

    Xi Jinping is caught in a bind. Letting protestors go scot-free might encourage similar or bolder protests in the future. But cracking down on them will worsen the current situation

  • Time for a BRICS reinsurance company Dec 05, 2022 01:36 PM IST

    Time for a BRICS reinsurance company

    The sensible thing for India to do is to keep buying Russian crude, set up a BRICS Re to offer reinsurance to those who insure the safe passage of Russian crude without price caps to wherever it is welcome, and to keep engaging both sides in the Ukraine war

  • Is China's rapid nuclear expansion a threat to India? Dec 05, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    Is China's rapid nuclear expansion a threat to India?

    The Pentagon report comments on the China-India border issue where it says that the PLA has sustained “the deployment of forces and continued infrastructure build-up along the LAC”

  • Two fintechs fuelled extensive pandemic relief fraud, House report finds Dec 03, 2022 12:44 PM IST

    Two fintechs fuelled extensive pandemic relief fraud, House report finds

    The 130-page report, product of an 18-month investigation by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, is packed with startling details about how negligible government oversight and a rush to get cash out the door to help devastated businesses created conditions ripe for fraud

  • Stability — It is all that young job seekers are asking for Dec 03, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    Stability — It is all that young job seekers are asking for

    If stability is what young workers are after, the strong job market is in a prime position to comply. But some young people are anxious nonetheless. Job insecurities are sharpened by inflation, at a 40-year high

  • How China’s police used phones and faces to track protesters Dec 03, 2022 12:01 PM IST

    How China’s police used phones and faces to track protesters

    As authorities seek to track, intimidate and detain those who marched in defiance of the government’s strict COVID-19 policies last weekend, they are turning to powerful tools of surveillance the state has spent the past decade building for moments such as these

  • Twitter keeps missing its advertising targets as woes mount Dec 03, 2022 11:24 AM IST

    Twitter keeps missing its advertising targets as woes mount

    Elon Musk has repeatedly warned that his company faces dire financial straits. Interviews with 7 former employees and internal documents seen by The New York Times paint a fuller picture of Twitter’s financial woes

  • Moneycontrol Daily: Your Essential 7 Dec 03, 2022 08:17 AM IST

    Moneycontrol Daily: Your Essential 7

    A daily round-up of the most interesting articles to help jump-start the day.