Category: Finance

Why the top political establishment doesn’t seem to be too unhappy about the declining clout of IAS lobby

Last month, the Government of India appointed 20 joint secretaries (JS) in various ministries, in which the majority — 12 to be precise — belonged...

States record Covid toll as per ICMR: Centre on ‘speculative’ report that India suffered 5-7 times excess deaths

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday informed that States and Union Territories record Covid-19 deaths as per guidance issued by Indian Council...

In 5 charts: How India’s second wave is declining as quickly as it peaked

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 12, 2021) A little over a month ago, India recorded its highest-ever surge of 4.14 lakh Covid cases...

View: Life does not begin at 40. But athletes are showing us that the work you do is more important than the age in which you do it

By the time you read this, James Anderson will have played more Test matches than any English cricketer in the history of the game. Sachin...

Sachin Pilot camp restless over not getting due in govt, closing ranks to press demands

Tensions simmered within the Congress in Rajasthan on Saturday with the Sachin Pilot camp getting increasingly restless over allegedly not being given their due in...

PhonePe goes to Sebi against Ventureast for ‘scuttling’ Indus OS deal

PhonePe on Saturday said it has filed a formal complaint with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) against early-stage investment fund Ventureast and...

Non-BJP state FMs object to GST Council meeting decisions

West Bengal’s finance minister Amit Mitra wrote to Nirmala Sitharaman after the GST Council meeting Saturday, expressing his strong dissent on the decisions to levy...

Bharat Biotech shares elaborate data of all research studies of Covaxin

India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer- Bharat Biotech on Saturday shared comprehensive data of all research studies of Covaxin. As per the company release, the...

I sold a house which was jointly owned by my wife. How income tax is calculated

Question: I had bought a house in joint names of me and my wife in March, 1995 for Rs. 8 lakhs. I was the first...

Eying Russia, Pentagon to send Ukraine counter-drone, electronic warfare equipment

The Pentagon announced on Friday a new package of $150 million in military assistance for Ukraine that will include counter-artillery radar, electronic warfare equipment and...

Digvijaya says Congress will have a ‘relook’ at Article 370 revocation, BJP hits out

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s comments in a clubhouse conversation that the revocation of Article 370 and stripping Jammu and Kashmir of statehood was an “extremely...

Health insurance policies covering domiciliary covid treatment in demand

NEW DELHI: The pandemic has indeed brought health insurance products to the forefront and with lockdowns in effect, customers have been steadily discovering the ease...

G7 to counter China’s belt and road with infrastructure project: Senior US official

The Group of Seven rich nations will announce on Saturday a new global infrastructure plan as a response to China’s belt and road intiative, a...

Ex-ICMR DG clears the air on Covaxin’s phase-3 trial data and delay in WHO approval

Dr NK Ganguly, Scientist & Former DG, ICMR throws light on why the US Food and Drug Administration denied Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to Bharat...

Gold prices dip. Experts say good opportunity for yellow metal investors

Gold price yesterday at Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) dipped ₹318 and closed at ₹48,880 per 10 gm levels. However, if we go by commodity experts...

View: Did Covid come from a Wuhan lab? Either way, technology’s mystique must be challenged

Perhaps the greatest one-page science fiction ever written is ‘Answer’, by Fredric Brown. It’s set in the future where humanity has tamed nature, conquered the...

Ships skip Singapore as China congestion snarls supply chain

Delays from congestion at southern Chinese ports triggered by fresh Covid-19 outbreaks are rippling through global supply chains, threatening to inflate costs and exacerbate disruptions....

Brazil, UAE, Albania, Ghana and Gabon win UN council seats

The United Nations elected five countries to join the powerful U.N. Security Council on Friday with no suspense because all were unopposed — Brazil, the...

No doubt some countries are using vaccines a geopolitical tool: UK’s Raab

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Friday there was no doubt some countries were using vaccines as diplomatic tool to secure influence, and that...

More Sachin Pilot loyalists come out in open, spell trouble for Congress in Rajasthan

A day after a group of Congress MLAs met Sachin Pilot, another party legislator on Friday expressed support for the dissident leader as trouble brewed...

China brands COVID-19 lab-leak theory as ‘absurd,’ Blinken urges transparency

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed the need for cooperation and transparency over the origins of COVID-19 in a call with Chinese counterpart Yang...

Faltering for years, Ford Motor is showing signs of a revival

For years, Ford Motor has been working on a turnaround but showing little progress in the showroom or its profits. But the 118-year-old automaker’s outlook...

Tsitsipas tops Zverev at French Open to become first Greek to reach Grand Slam final

Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to reach a Grand Slam final on Friday when he defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev in a bruising five-setter...

We welcome the formation of core committee on Naga political issue: NSCN-IM

With Nagaland forming a Parliamentary Committee on Naga Political issue comprising of all the 60 Members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, and two Members of...

‘Industrial symbiosis saves the environment and India is a world leader in such sustainability’

Marian Chertow teaches industrial environmental management at Yale University. Speaking to Srijana Mitra Das, she discusses industrial symbiosis, its environmental and economic benefits — and...