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India is sufficiently prepared for a second wave, no reason to panic, says Endurance Technologies’ COO, Ra

Ramesh Gehaney, COO of Endurance Technologies , in an interview with ET Now, talks about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent lockdowns and the resurgence of the virus a year later on their business.ET Now: How do you think … Continue reading

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India’s external debt prudently managed despite Covid-19: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

India’s external debt continues to be sustainable and prudently managed despite the Covid-19 pandemic, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a foreword to a status report released on Wednesday. The report put the total external liability at $570 billion at … Continue reading

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JEE-main result declared; 24 candidates score 100 percentile

NEW DELHI: The result for JEE-Mains was announced on Friday with 24 students scoring 100 percentile in the engineering entrance exam which was postponed twice in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Telangana has maximum 100 percentile scorers at 8, … Continue reading

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ICMR experts favour phased reopening of schools with multi-layered Covid mitigation steps

Schools need to be reopened in a phased manner, starting with primary sections with proper implementation of multi-layered COVID-19 mitigation measures, according to experts at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). In an opinion piece published in The Indian … Continue reading

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ICRA upgrades drug companies as China reopens

Mumbai: As China restarts manufacturing activity, including for pharmaceutical raw material, rating agency Icra has revised its outlook for the Indian pharma sector to ‘stable’ from ‘negative’ earlier. When Icra revised the rating earlier this year, the fear was that … Continue reading

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Medical tourism sector needs government support to get back on its feet: Sangita Reddy

NEW DELHI: Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals Enterprise said the medical tourism sector in the country needs support from the government to get back on its feet after being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The medical tourism sector came to … Continue reading

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‘Pandemic an eye-opener to increase allocation for health sector’

Hyderabad: The Covid-19 pandemic should serve as an eye-opener for the government to increase allocation for the health sector in the Union Budget 2020-21, feel representatives from the sector. Pointing out that the pandemic exposed the “shortcomings” in the India … Continue reading

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Vaccination booster: How many more months will it take to fully vaccinate India’s entire adult population?

A record 10 million+ doses were administered in a single day on Friday. While achieving this blistering pace every day may be still some time away, August, at an average 5.74 million daily shots, has proved to be the best … Continue reading

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Identified tourism sites can be turned into green zones with use of only biofuels: Petroleum minister

Union cabinet minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday recommended a proposal under which identified tourist sites or iconic spots will be turned into green zones where vehicles using only eco-friendly fuel will be allowed to ply. He said the proposed project … Continue reading

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As the great reopening gets underway starting Monday, how will the consumption story pan out?

After a long hunkering down, the economic engine will start whirring again from Monday, as India relaxes lockdown restrictions in a graded fashion. Those who have stayed mostly indoors for more than a month to prevent the spread of a … Continue reading

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