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PM Modi holds review meeting with DMs of over 40 districts on low Covid vaccination coverage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday is holding a review meeting with district magistrates of over 40 districts having low COVID-19 vaccination coverage. The meeting, being held via video conferencing, includes districts with less than 50 per cent coverage of … Continue reading

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COVID-19 pandemic could lead to HIV surge in West & Central Africa, says UNAIDS chief

West and Central Africa could see a rise in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in a few years due to disruptions in health services because of the coronavirus pandemic, the executive director of the U.N. AIDS agency said. Although human … Continue reading

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Nipah virus: could it cause the next pandemic?

By Ian Jones, University of Reading The severe and devastating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic were undoubtedly made worse by a substantial lack of pandemic preparedness, with the exception of East and South East Asia, which had built up defences … Continue reading

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Most sectors of economy on way to reach pre-pandemic levels, surpass them: NCAER

Painting a rosy picture of the economy, New Delhi-based think tank NCAER on Thursday said that most of the sectors are on their way to reach pre-pandemic levels and surpass them. “The economic news has been favourable on balance, on … Continue reading

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Big or small business, why an arbitration clause in your contract can be beneficial

A business contract is the foundation of a commercial relationship and also sets the guiding principles for operations. Yet, commercial relationships often run into choppy waters. In recent times, Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms have found favour in the commercial-legal … Continue reading

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Pandemic shopping spree fuels rebound in shipping emissions

The pandemic-driven shopping spree is having at least one unintended consequence: emissions from shipping are on the rise again. Bored at home, consumers ordered everything from washing machines to Peloton exercise bikes, fueling a global trade in goods and boosting … Continue reading

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Rising tea imports cause of concern: Planters’ body

KOLKATA: A body of tea planters on Wednesday expressed concern over rising imports of the commodity and said a minimum price should be fixed for shipments arriving from overseas to protect the domestic units. Indian Tea Association said imports in … Continue reading

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How agri-tech companies evolved during the pandemic & their impact on India’s agriculture

The pandemic acted as a catalyst in pushing all industry sectors, including the agri-tech sector, to innovate and come up with quick solutions to tide through the uncertainties created by the lockdowns. Different areas within the agricultural sector have experienced … Continue reading

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Supporting growth paramount for RBI now: Shaktikanta Das

Stating that “growth is of paramount importance now”, the Reserve Bank on Wednesday said it will do whatever it takes to sustain the fledgling recovery by ensuring ample and assured liquidity and cheaper funds to oil the wheels of the … Continue reading

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FDI reforms: What the Union Budget 2021 could have done better

The Union Budget 2021 has certainly struck the right chord on many large expenditure and capex proposals. Still, if viewed from the perspective of giving impetus to FDI inflows, or to say opening floodgates for FDI, the budget could have … Continue reading

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