Tag: COVID-19

Bihar has made extensive use of technology to combat  pandemic: Jibesh Kumar

NEW DELHI: The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the worst times in many decades, but one silver lining is that the COVID-19 crisis pushed companies and governments over the technology tipping point—and forever changed business. It has brought about 5 years of change in digitization in just over a year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, technology […]

Entire world looking up to India in view of its COVID-19 vaccination drive success: Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: The entire world is looking up to India in the backdrop of the success of its COVID-19 vaccination drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday as he lauded vaccine manufacturers for playing a “big role” in the success story of the country. Modi made the remarks during his meeting with Indian COVID-19 […]

India Inc’s revenue likely grew 18-20% on-year to Rs 8.2 trillion in 2nd quarter

NEW DELHI: Higher commodity prices and continued revival in demand for consumer discretionary products likely lifted corporate revenue 18-20 per cent on-year to Rs 8.2 lakh crore in the second quarter of this fiscal, indicates a CRISIL Research study of 300 companies (excluding from the financial services and oil sectors) that account for 55-60 per […]

India to allow foreign tourists travelling by chartered flights from October 15, rest from November 15

NEW DELHI: India has decided to allow foreign tourists into the country, beginning with granting tourist visas to those travelling by chartered flights from October 15 and those by regular planes from November 15. The Union Home Ministry on Thursday announced that with this, the restrictions placed on visa and international travel since March 2020 […]

RBI keeps policy rate unchanged for 7th time in a row; repo retained at 4 per cent

NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday decided to keep benchmark interest rate unchanged at 4 per cent but maintained an accommodative stance as the economy is yet to recover from the impact of second COVID-19 wave. This is the seventh time in a row that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) headed […]

India extends suspension on international passenger flights till August 31

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till August 31, aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday. “However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation added. Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in […]

In boost for Indian IT, US to conduct rare 2nd lottery for H-1B applicants

NEW DELHI: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that a decision was taken after determining that the computerised draw of lots for H-1B visas conducted early this year did not give them enough number of Congressional mandated H-1B visas. The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows […]

HDFC Bank’s Aditya Puri highest paid, ICICI Bank Sandeep Bakshi forgoes salary in Covid-19 year

NEW DELHI: HDFC Bank’s Aditya Puri emerged as the highest grossing banker among the top three private sector lenders in his retirement year with total emoluments of Rs 13.82 crore. His successor Sashidhar Jagdishan, who took over as the chief executive and managing director of the largest private sector lender on October 27, 2020 grossed […]

Over $157 billion deployed in last 15 months to fight Covid-19 pandemic: World Bank

NEW DELHI: In its largest-ever crisis response, the World Bank has deployed over USD 157 billion to fight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health, economic and social fronts over the last 15 months. This represents an increase of more than 60 per cent over the 15-month period prior to the pandemic, the bank […]

Opposition should ask difficult, stinging questions but should also give opportunity to reply in peaceful environment: Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday siad that I hope all of you have been vaccinated at least once. But even then, I pray to all of you and my colleagues in the House to cooperate in following the Corona protocols. Vaccine is given in ‘baahu’ (arms), and those who take it become ‘Baahubali’. […]

Delhi airport’s T2 terminal to reopen from July 22

NEW DELHI: The T2 terminal of the Delhi international airport will resume operations from July 22, two months after it was shut down due to significant drop in domestic air traffic owing to the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave, a statement said on Saturday. The resumption of operations at T2 from July 22 onwards will be […]

We expect vaccinated Indians to be treated at par with those in European Union: India

NEW DELHI: India on Friday said it expects that its CoWIN vaccination certificate would be recognised by the European Union on a reciprocal basis for travel and it is in touch with member states of the bloc over this issue. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the European Union has now instituted what […]

GST will help in achieving the vision of five trillion dollar Indian economy by 2025

NEW DELHI: India’s Road Transport & Highways and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that GST will help achieve the vision of five trillion dollar Indian economy by 2025. Addressing a webinar on the “GST Day” on the theme “THE JOURNEY OF GST AND WAY FORWARD – AATMANIRBHAR BHARAT” organised by the Institute of Cost […]

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