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Tiktok is taking over India

Whereas Facebook and Twitter were built around making friends and adding followers, TikTok is about winning fans. It makes its users believe that they have a chance at global celebrity, irrespective of where they live, as long as they can get online and hold people’s attention for anywhere from 15 seconds to one minute. This promise is built into TikTok's artificial-intelligence-driven interface: It shows its users content they didn’t ask to see, made by people they probably don't know, "opening up," the venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz wrote, "new routes to serendipitous discovery."

Nowhere is the impact of this promise better represented than here in India. TikTok is currently the most downloaded mobile app in the country, with more than 200 million users, and it's shaping a new youth culture in which millions of young people - in big cities and small villages alike - are trying to be TikTok's next big star. The results are both magical and nightmarish.

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Retail
Amazon moves SC against Delhi HC stay order restraining Future Retail deal with Reliance
Amazon moves SC against Delhi HC stay order restraining Future Retail deal with Reliance
India Business News: Future Retail on Wednesday said Amazon has approached Supreme Court against a Delhi high court order which stayed a single judge's order restraining F


Retail
D2C Flip-Flop Brand Solethreads Raises INR 13 Cr In Series A Round
D2C Flip-Flop Brand Solethreads Raises INR 13 Cr In Series A Round
Open footwear brand Solethreads has announced the completion of its INR 13 Cr Series A round of funding, with participation from DSG Consumer Partners and venture capital fund Saama Capital.


Retail
Essential food items fly off retail shelves
Essential food items fly off retail shelves
India Business News: Mumbai: Essential food items are fast disappearing from retail shelves, as well as e-commerce platforms with supplies getting disrupted in some parts .


Retail
Pandemic prompts Indians to buy home-cleaning products, shop more online: survey
Pandemic prompts Indians to buy home-cleaning products, shop more online: survey
Four of five urban Indians surveyed agreed that the pandemic has changed shopping habits. Across all markets, a plurality of consumers said their shopping habits have altered because of the pandemic, with the highest numbers coming from India (81%) and Mexico (83%)


Retail
Amazon unveils special store for IPL 2021 fans: Here are the top offers
Amazon unveils special store for IPL 2021 fans: Here are the top offers
Amazon India has come up with a special storefront in India for IPL 2021 fans and it is giving massive discounts on home appliances and accessories and it is providing up to 40% off on TVs and up to 50 % off on ACs, refrigerators, fans, and coolers among others.


Retail
Central bank and consumer buying in India and China arrest gold’s slide
Central bank and consumer buying in India and China arrest gold’s slide
Prices steady as new sources of demand offset exchange traded fund outflows


Retail
Explained: The evolution of toys, and how legendary chains are reinventing themselves
Explained: The evolution of toys, and how legendary chains are reinventing themselves
The Indian Express looks at the history of toys, the expansion and popularity of arguably the world's oldest toy chain, and how the industry is fighting its online competitors.


Retail
McDonald’s to mandate anti-harassment training worldwide
McDonald’s to mandate anti-harassment training worldwide
McDonald’s will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year, the company said Wednesday.


Retail
COVID 2nd wave: E-commerce firms step up efforts to protect associates, ensure deliveries
COVID 2nd wave: E-commerce firms step up efforts to protect associates, ensure deliveries
"There has been a 60 per cent spike in demand in the markets that are adversely affected by the second wave. The significant surge in demand is in cat..


Retail
Two-thirds of urban Indians plan to increase online shopping
Two-thirds of urban Indians plan to increase online shopping
YouGov's new report offers an overview of changing consumer attitudes and behaviours in 17 global markets.


Retail
India's Maharashtra shuts most manufacturing, restricts e-commerce to fight COVID-19
India's Maharashtra shuts most manufacturing, restricts e-commerce to fight COVID-19
Maharashtra - home to India's financial capital Mumbai - has been the country's worst hit state due to the coronavirus, accounting for about a quarter of India's 13.5 million cases.


Retail
E-tailers fret over Maharahtra’s ‘essential’ products rule
E-tailers fret over Maharahtra’s ‘essential’ products rule
India Business News: It’s deja vu for ecommerce platforms in Maharashtra. The state’s decision to allow e-commerce deliveries only for essential products has triggered con


Retail
FMCG firms assure uninterrupted supply amid curfew in Maharashtra, restrictions in various states
FMCG firms assure uninterrupted supply amid curfew in Maharashtra, restrictions in various states
"There is a lot of learning that has gone in from last year...this time things are far better managed. Companies have learnt how to deal with it. "Gov..


Retail
Future Enterprises defaults on interest payment, yet again
Future Enterprises defaults on interest payment, yet again
This is the fourth time in three months, the company has defaulted on payment


Retail
Amazon moves SC against Delhi HC stay order restraining Future Retail deal with Reliance
Amazon moves SC against Delhi HC stay order restraining Future Retail deal with Reliance
Future Group and Amazon have been locked in a battle after the US-based company took FRL into the emergency arbitration over alleged breach of a contract between them



Telecom
Smartphone brands staring at 5 mn shipment loss due to lockdown in various states
Smartphone brands staring at 5 mn shipment loss due to lockdown in various states - ETTelecom.com
Smartphone companies are staring at a loss of around 5 million shipment units in the second quarter through June due to an expected complete washout ..


Telecom
After a drop in 2020, India’s pay-TV industry revenues to grow at 7% CAGR over 2020-25: Report
After a drop in 2020, India’s pay-TV industry revenues to grow at 7% CAGR over 2020-25: Report - Moneycontrol.com
According to a Media Partners Asia (MPA) report, total pay-TV industry revenue including subscription and advertising declined 10 percent year-on-year in 2020.


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Telecom
Vivo probing cause of fire in smartphone consignment; SpiceJet, GoAir halt brand's device shipments
Vivo probing cause of fire in smartphone consignment; SpiceJet, GoAir halt brand's device shipments - ETTelecom.com
The Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier, on Sunday, embargoed all shipments of Vivo mobile phones and two of its logistics partners after one consignment cont..


Telecom
Role of research organisations like C-DAC significant for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' vision: Dhotre
Role of research organisations like C-DAC significant for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' vision: Dhotre - ETTelecom.com
Dhotre lauded C-DAC's contribution under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) enabling manufacturing of systems and components for high performan..


Telecom
Bharti Airtel to leverage existing 4G network assets to offer 5G service
Bharti Airtel to leverage existing 4G network assets to offer 5G service - Business Standard
Telco to opt for non-standalone 5G network technology; capex requirement to reduce


Telecom
Bharti Airtel Might Pay DoT Rs 1,376 Crores
Bharti Airtel Might Pay DoT Rs 1,376 Crores - TelecomTalk
The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has made a decision that companies under insolvency proceedings can’t use or sell the spectrum they own


Telecom
Google unveils $2 billion data hub in Poland
Google unveils $2 billion data hub in Poland - ETTelecom.com
US tech giant Google on Wednesday launched a new cloud data hub in Warsaw -- its first in Central and Eastern Europe -- with an investment of nearly $..


Telecom
Pak telecom regulator directs Twitter to block posts against judiciary
Pak telecom regulator directs Twitter to block posts against judiciary - ETTelecom.com
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday directed Twitter to immediately block and remove malicious "trends and tweets" vilifying ..


Telecom
‘Spectrum sale under IBC after clearing government dues’
‘Spectrum sale under IBC after clearing government dues’ - ETTelecom.com
NCLAT backs DoT in appeal against NCLT ruling; deals blow to Aircel, RCom insolvency process.


Telecom
Mexico's Senate approves creation of biometric cellphone registry
Mexico's Senate approves creation of biometric cellphone registry - ETTelecom.com
The legislation, which had already passed in the lower house, aims to counter crime by requiring telecoms companies to collect customer data, includin..


Telecom
Bharti Airtel forms new telecom entity for big digital push
Bharti Airtel forms new telecom entity for big digital push - Mint
The new structure puts focus on four distinct biz—digital, India, global and infra, said chairperson Sunil Mittal


Telecom
Chinese Internet firms pledge to avoid anti-competitive behaviors
Chinese Internet firms pledge to avoid anti-competitive behaviors - ETTelecom.com
Companies including Baidu, JD.com, and Bytedance have made promises to stop using such banned practices, including over-harvesting consumer data and a..



Finance
Economist Intelligence Unit calculates 13 per cent growth for India, more than IMF prediction
Economist Intelligence Unit calculates 13 per cent growth for India, more than IMF prediction - The New Indian Express
The forecast of India's growth rate for 2021 is noted to be higher than any other major economy in the world including US which is calculated to be 5.5 per cent.


Finance
India Calls Out Historical Polluters Including U.S. Before Biden Climate Meeting
India Calls Out Historical Polluters Including U.S. Before Biden Climate Meeting - BloombergQuint
Signatories to the Paris Agreement are expected to boost their commitments to slow global warming.


Finance
Know what financial advice experts are giving investors amid second covid wave
Know what financial advice experts are giving investors amid second covid wave - Mint
Equity investors should continue to remain invested and those who have surplus can use the dips in the stock market to add during every reasonable fall, said an expert


Finance
Govt appoints Anil Kumar Sharma on central board of SBI with immediate effect
Govt appoints Anil Kumar Sharma on central board of SBI with immediate effect
Citing a Department of Financial Services (DFS) notification dated April 13, 2021, SBI said, "..the central government hereby nominates Anil Kumar Sharma, executive director, Reserve Bank of India as director on the central board of State Bank of India with immediate effect... until further orders, vice Chandan Sinha."


Finance
IFC to invest $100 million in JC Flowers India fund to help resolve NPAs
IFC to invest $100 million in JC Flowers India fund to help resolve NPAs
Under the project, which is an expansion of IFC's distressed asset recovery programme in India, the lender will invest up to USD 100 million in the JC Flowers India opportunities fund on meeting certain conditions, with an initial commitment of USD 40 million, IFC said on Wednesday.


Finance
A bank in the wallet? RBI has just taken Indian banking to next stage
A bank in the wallet? RBI has just taken Indian banking to next stage - Economic Times
Over the last decade, the digital wallet payment system has not only captured a significant market share but also completely revolutionised the payment system.


Finance
HDFC Bank eyes ₹50,000 cr via private placement of bonds
HDFC Bank eyes ₹50,000 cr via private placement of bonds - Mint
The board of HDFC Bank, India’s largest private sector lender, will consider the fundraising proposal on 17 April


Finance
MFs hiked exposure to cyclicals and IT in FY21
MFs hiked exposure to cyclicals and IT in FY21 - Mint
Fund houses increased allocation to domestic cyclicals by 160bps to 58%


Finance
Covid surge may upend drop in auto-debit payment failure
Covid surge may upend drop in auto-debit payment failure - Mint
A larger number of borrowers are unlikely to repay loans as second wave disrupts recovery


Finance
TVS Capital's Gopal Srinivasan on the firm's experience with Prabhat Dairy
TVS Capital's Gopal Srinivasan on the firm's experience with Prabhat Dairy - VCCircle
Two years after the sale of Prabhat Dairy’s business to Lactalis India, the three private equity investors have seen their


Finance
TikTok founder's $60 billion fortune places him among world's richest people
TikTok founder's $60 billion fortune places him among world's richest people - Times of India
International Business News: Just last year, the world’s most valuable startup, ByteDance Ltd, was being squeezed from all sides. The Donald Trump administration wanted the Chines


Finance
Private equity inflows in India realty up 19% in FY21, portfolio deals lead
Private equity inflows in India realty up 19% in FY21, portfolio deals lead - Economic Times
Unlike earlier, 2020-21 saw private equity investors focus majorly on portfolio deals across multiple cities and assets, rather on specific projects or cities. Such portfolio deals constituted 73% of the overall share, with around $4.58 billion invested through portfolio deals in multiple cities.


Finance
Fintech lender targets India's female entrepreneurs
Fintech lender targets India's female entrepreneurs - Financial Times
In some states, women do not have any control over household budgets but that is starting to change


Finance
U.S. directs agencies to apply patches to Microsoft servers
U.S. directs agencies to apply patches to Microsoft servers - ETTelecom.com
Microsoft said it had not seen the problems being exploited so far, but hackers will study the new patches to see what they are fixing, then deploy at..


Finance
Does deposit insurance pay you directly for bank failure?
Does deposit insurance pay you directly for bank failure? - Mint
If a bank goes into liquidation, the deposit insurance is liable to pay to the liquidator or appointed officer the claim amount of each depositor up to ₹5 lakh within two months from the date of receipt of the claim list from the appointed officer


Finance
US Senator wants to ban all future acquisitions by Big Tech
US Senator wants to ban all future acquisitions by Big Tech - MediaNama.com
In line with growing calls for antitrust regulation in the US, Republican Senator Josh Hawley has introduced legislation calling for the ban of all mergers and acquisitions by companies with a market cap of over $100 billion, presumably targeting Big Tech companies Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook. Called the “Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century […]



Food/FMCG
FMCG and Personal Care Brands Going D2C Way to Strengthen Consumer Relationship
FMCG and Personal Care Brands Going D2C Way to Strengthen Consumer Relationship - https://www.indianretailer.com/
The massive push to the digital economy has given companies a platform and a huge opportunity to connect directly with consumers which has further led to the emergence of a plethora of D2C brands.


Food/FMCG
In times of COVID-19, Coca-Cola looking at India to get the fizz back
In times of COVID-19, Coca-Cola looking at India to get the fizz back - Moneycontrol
In an interview to Moneycontrol, Sanket Ray, President, Coca-Cola India & South West Asia, says the company has hastened the pace of decision making, is counting big on Maaza and Minute Maid and wants to serve ‘more great coffee to coffee lovers in India’.  


Food/FMCG


Software
Infosys to hire 25,000 from campus in FY22; attrition high at 15%
Infosys to hire 25,000 from campus in FY22; attrition high at 15% - Economic Times
Infosys said that it would start its second performance review process in July 2021.


Software
No Nation More Important Than India: U.S. Tech Think Tank
No Nation More Important Than India: U.S. Tech Think Tank - India West
NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON – As America seeks to counter a rising China, no nation is more important than India, with its vast size, abundance of highly skilled technical professionals, and strong


Software
Fortnite maker Epic Games raises $1 billion, including $200 million from Sony
Fortnite maker Epic Games raises $1 billion, including $200 million from Sony
New funding round takes company’s equity valuation to 28.7 billion


Software
Infosys net up 17.5% in Q4; announces buyback
Infosys net up 17.5% in Q4; announces buyback
The company’s revenue for the full year grew 10.7% to ₹1,00,472 crore


Software
Robotics company Miko gets ₹50-crore funding from IvyCap Ventures
Robotics company Miko gets ₹50-crore funding from IvyCap Ventures
The company aims to use the capital to fund product development


Software
Here’s how SBI Card is scaling business with cloud
Here’s how SBI Card is scaling business with cloud
The financial services firm cut down on the hassles of system upgrades and maintenance issues and it no longer incurs any operational or commercial ov..


Software
Don’t panic, IT will continue to do well: Chakri Lokapriya
Don’t panic, IT will continue to do well: Chakri Lokapriya - Economic Times
“We will see a huge accelerated adoption of digital as the economies open up.”


Software
IT hiring spree can improve demand for office space in 2022: ANAROCK
IT hiring spree can improve demand for office space in 2022: ANAROCK - Newsbarons - newsbarons.com
Top 4 Indian IT/ITeS firms, TCS, Infosys, HCL & Wipro, together hired approx. 42,000 employees in first 9 months of FY 2021


Software
India bid to raise FDI limit in pension sector with an eye on US trade deal
India bid to raise FDI limit in pension sector with an eye on US trade deal - THE WEEK
Privatisation of the pension and savings segments would continue under the Modi govt


Software
Exclusive: Streaming services raise concerns on IT Rules through IAMAI
Exclusive: Streaming services raise concerns on IT Rules through IAMAI - MediaNama.com
The Internet and Mobile Association of India on April 9 prepared a “final” list of concerns that Online Curated Content Platforms like Netflix and Hotstar had on the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics code) Rules, 2021. Streaming services, the largest of whom are members of IAMAI’s Digital Entertainment Committee, have largely been […]


Software
India’s ‘streaming dream’ may dim with new digital regulations
India’s ‘streaming dream’ may dim with new digital regulations - The World
With online news outlets and streaming platforms now under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, content creators may face new layers of bureaucracy, regulation and censorship. 


Software
Cyient launches new solution to accelerate digital industrial transformation
Cyient launches new solution to accelerate digital industrial transformation - Times of India
India Business News: HYDERABAD: Hyderabad-based engineering and digital technology solutions company, Cyient Limited, on Wednesday announced the launch of its INTELLICYIEN.


Software

Software
There is need for positive regulatory framework for internet cos: Facebook India head Ajit Mohan
There is need for positive regulatory framework for internet cos: Facebook India head Ajit Mohan - Financial Express
Mohan said the company is focused on investing in people and systems to make sure that harmful content doesn't get distributed on our platform and that users have greater control.


Software
Russia offers free transfer of Covid-19 vaccine tech to India, other manufacturing partners
Russia offers free transfer of Covid-19 vaccine tech to India, other manufacturing partners - Business Today
Addressing a virtual press briefing on April 13, Dmitriev said its vaccine partnership covers 20 producers in 10 countries including Korea, China and India


Software
Phygital Is Backbone Of Financial Inclusion In Emerging Markets Such As India
Phygital Is Backbone Of Financial Inclusion In Emerging Markets Such As India - Forbes India
A healthy mix of digital and brick-and-mortar presence of banking and financial services is a practical and efficient way to progress for an emerging economy such as India



Ecommerce
Maharashtra restricts e-commerce: New guidelines for online shopping, delivery of goods explained
Maharashtra restricts e-commerce: New guidelines for online shopping, delivery of goods explained - Mint
The Maharashtra govt's move is set to cripple manufacturing and other businesses in the region as the state is one of the largest e-commerce markets in India, thanks to capital Mumbai


Ecommerce
Normalising work from home full time could be counter productive, feels Jabong Co Founder, Praveen Sinha
Normalising work from home full time could be counter productive, feels Jabong Co Founder, Praveen Sinha - ZEE5 News
Despite, the work from home culture becoming a major part of the new normal, normalizing it into the next evolution of the workplace dynamic could prove to be counter productive in the long run, feels Praveen Sinha Jabong Co Founder. Yes, work from home comes with its fair share of positives. It is helping organizations […]


Ecommerce
[Funding alert] B2B ecommerce portal Beldara raises $7.4M from Hindustan Media Ventures
[Funding alert] B2B ecommerce portal Beldara raises $7.4M from Hindustan Media Ventures - YourStory
The Mumbai-based startup plans to use the funds towards accelerating brand awareness and its new venture in agro B2B products “Farm 2 Globe”.


Ecommerce
Amazon moves SC against Delhi HC stay order restraining Future Retail deal with Reliance
Amazon moves SC against Delhi HC stay order restraining Future Retail deal with Reliance - YourStory
Delhi High Court stayed the order restraining Future Retail Ltd (FRL) from going ahead with the deal with Reliance Retail, which was objected to by Amazon


Ecommerce
Healthcare, e-commerce, IT to drive job creation in Q1: TeamLease
Healthcare, e-commerce, IT to drive job creation in Q1: TeamLease - Mint
According to the survey, if the lockdowns are not imposed further, the hiring may increase by 7% but a surging pandemic and further curbs could wipe out the positive forecast


Ecommerce
Facebook faces German bid to halt WhatsApp data collection
Facebook faces German bid to halt WhatsApp data collection - ETBrandEquity.com
The regulator in the city of Hamburg is seeking an “immediately enforceable order” before May 15 over concerns that policy changes could lead to t..


Ecommerce
Indian marketplace Flipkart signs partnership with Adani Group
Indian marketplace Flipkart signs partnership with Adani Group - Fibre2fashion.com
Flipkart, India's leading home-grown e-commerce marketplace that includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, and Flipkart Wholesale, has announced a strategic and commercial...


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Ecommerce
Flipkart, Amazon suspend orders for non-essentials in Maharashtra
Flipkart, Amazon suspend orders for non-essentials in Maharashtra - Economic Times
The Maharashtra government in its latest guidelines announced a state-wide lockdown from 8:00 pm on April 14 to 7:00 am on May 1. While e-commerce comes under the essential category, delivery of “only essential goods and services” is allowed.



Digital
India observes a sharp increase in AI-relevant patent applications between 2012-2018: CSET Report
India observes a sharp increase in AI-relevant patent applications between 2012-2018: CSET Report - YourStory
According to the CSET report on 'Mapping India's AI potential', there were 10 times as many AI patent applications in India in 2018 as compared to 2012.


Digital
But, who spends $69 million on digital art?
But, who spends $69 million on digital art? - The Hindu
Well, Vignesh Sundaresan (Metakovan) and Anand Venkateswaran (Twobadour) are still delighted with ‘Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days’, their polarising Christie’s buy that is changing the conversation around Art


Digital
‘We all live in a heavily Tinderised economy’ – 30 quotes of the week on digital transformation
‘We all live in a heavily Tinderised economy’ – 30 quotes of the week on digital transformation - YourStory
From digital change to Digital India, these quotes from the week of April 5-11 capture tech impacts sweeping across the world.


Digital
SAP nudges up 2021 revenue outlook after cloud gains in first quarter
SAP nudges up 2021 revenue outlook after cloud gains in first quarter - ETCIO.com
SAP said it now expected cloud and software revenue this year of 23.4-23.8 billion euros ($28-$28.4 billion) at constant currency, up by 100 million e..


Digital
Excitel fibre broadband services extends to more cities
Excitel fibre broadband services extends to more cities - India TV News
The operations in these cities have already commenced. All broadband plans are available to future/customers since the operational roll-out.


Digital
Most Famous AI Researchers You Should Follow Right Now
Most Famous AI Researchers You Should Follow Right Now - Analytics Insight
Artificial Intelligence technology is one of the most high tech skills in 2021. To get in depth knowledge and much more, here are the most famous AI researchers you should follow right now.


Digital
There is need for positive regulatory framework for internet cos: Facebook India head
There is need for positive regulatory framework for internet cos: Facebook India head - ETTelecom.com
Facebook India Head Ajit Mohan said there is a need for a "forward-looking and positive regulatory framework" for internet companies, and that organis..


Digital
Servify acquires Webtogo to expand footprint in Europe
Servify acquires Webtogo to expand footprint in Europe - ETTelecom.com
After-sales services firm Servify on Wednesday announced the expansion of its footprint in Europe with the acquisition of Webtogo. Servify founder Sr..


Digital
TikTok founder's $60 billion fortune places him among the world's richest people
TikTok founder's $60 billion fortune places him among the world's richest people - Mint
For all the obstacles, ByteDance kept growing. Now its founder, 38-year-old Zhang Yiming, is among the world’s richest people.


Digital
Covid lies are tearing through India's family WhatsApp groups
Covid lies are tearing through India's family WhatsApp groups - Wired.co.uk
Conspiracy theories about the pandemic are a hit in Indian family WhatsApp groups and are helping bring dangerous disinformation to a global audience


Digital
Anmol Biscuits hands over its digital marketing duties to Meraqi Digital
Anmol Biscuits hands over its digital marketing duties to Meraqi Digital - afaqs
The agency will manage the brands’ digital presence across social media platforms and will also be responsible for their Website Development, SEO, SEM, along with Influencer Marketing activities.


Digital
Internet cos need positive regulatory framework: Facebook India head
Internet cos need positive regulatory framework: Facebook India head - Business Standard
Facebook India Head Ajit Mohan said there is a need for a "forward-looking and positive regulatory framework" for internet companies


Digital
5 Companies That Are Helping Small Business To Do Digital
5 Companies That Are Helping Small Business To Do Digital - BW Businessworld
They dwarf enormous firms significantly, employ a lot of individuals, and for the most part is entrepreneurial in nature, helping to shape innovation., , Small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs), digital access, PayNearby, BANKIT, paytm, UGRO, SMEcorner, small businesses, technology, Fintech moneylender



Franchise
From Organic farming to lifestyle brand SEVEN: A look at MS Dhoni's ventures
From Organic farming to lifestyle brand SEVEN: A look at MS Dhoni's ventures - Times Now
Here is a look at some of the business ventures of former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni, who is one of the richest cricketers in the world.


Franchise
Restaurants are now down to the waterline
Restaurants are now down to the waterline - Mint
The next two quarters will be crucial for India’s troubled dining ecosystem. Who will emerge as survivors?.The next few months will be a Darwinian battle for restaurants—those who can’t optimise costs are sure to sink. However, some are better prepared, having navigated 2020.


Franchise
Take Your Career on Desired Heights with Chaiops Franchise
Take Your Career on Desired Heights with Chaiops Franchise - Nagpur Oranges
The tea industry in India has hit an all-time high with amplified consumption of this aromatic beverage and a growing number of people across all age groups beginning to choose drinking hot tea over other beverages As per the latest market research (by Technavio) the global tea market will progress and register a CAGR of …


Franchise
Jail themed Arabic Mandi restaurant opens in Vijayawada
Jail themed Arabic Mandi restaurant opens in Vijayawada - The Hans India
Tollywood actor Nikhil Siddharth on Wednesday formally inaugurated the ‘Gismat Mandi’, a jail themed Arabic restaurant at the Reliance Trends Building near Benz Circle.


Franchise
It's raining sports leagues in India! After Kho Kho, now it's time for Pro Panja League
It's raining sports leagues in India! After Kho Kho, now it's time for Pro Panja League - Moneycontrol
The Pro Panja League is the brainchild of Bollywood actor Parvin Dabas of the Khosla Ka Ghosla fame along with his wife Preeti Jhangiani.


Franchise
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India sets up online platforms amid Covid curbs
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India sets up online platforms amid Covid curbs
The move will likely unlock big opportunities amid lockdown restrictions. This will likely make life easy for both investors and lenders dealing in thousands of crores of rupees.


Franchise
IKEA makes first solar park investment in Russia
IKEA makes first solar park investment in Russia - ETRetail.com
The total book value for the eight parks is more than 21 billion roubles ($272.16 million), Ingka Investments, the investment arm of the world's bigge..



HR
How Millennials, Gen Z are shifting focus to balance in work life, not just work-life balance
How Millennials, Gen Z are shifting focus to balance in work life, not just work-life balance - Business Today
While extremely driven to find meaning and success in their professional lives, millennials are now evaluating work opportunities based on its contribution towards holistic wellness


HR
Senior executives in India Inc to get 6% pay hike in 2021, says Aon survey
Senior executives in India Inc to get 6% pay hike in 2021, says Aon survey - Moneycontrol.com
The sum of variable pay and LTI as a percentage of total compensation is 52 percent of CEOs in India compared to 87 percent for CEOs in the US.


HR
Most Indian companies look to fill open roles internally, says LinkedIn report
Most Indian companies look to fill open roles internally, says LinkedIn report - Mint
The report stated that seven in 10 companies in India said the main reason they hire internally is to gain an insider's perspective or a sense of progress


HR
88% Indian CEOs confident on global economic improvement in a year: PWC
88% Indian CEOs confident on global economic improvement in a year: PWC - The Financial Express
According to the PWC’s 24th Global CEO Survey, 88% of India CEOs are confident about global economic growth improving over the next 12 months, while 70% are confident about their revenue growth in the same period.


HR
Infosys to hire 26,000 people from India and overseas in FY22
Infosys to hire 26,000 people from India and overseas in FY22 - Moneycontrol.com
Salil Parekh, CEO, Infosys said that the company is hiring from both campuses and laterally in large numbers to ensure seamless execution.


HR
The kerfuffle over stock options for IndiGo’s boss
The kerfuffle over stock options for IndiGo’s boss - Mint
What the airline’s promoters saw as a worthy package for its CEO, minority shareholders sought to reject as excess baggage. Who’s right isn’t easy to assess, given the aviation outlook


HR
K Madhavan named President, The Walt Disney Company India and Star India
K Madhavan named President, The Walt Disney Company India and Star India - Exchange4Media
Madhavan is currently the Country Manager of Star & Disney India


HR
News: Degreed raises US$153m in Series D, names new CEO — People Matters
News: Degreed raises US$153m in Series D, names new CEO — People Matters - People Matters
Dan Levin former COO of Box has taken the helm at Degreed as Chris McCarthy steps down to address a medical issue


HR
Edelgive Foundation Elevates Naghma Mulla as CEO
Edelgive Foundation Elevates Naghma Mulla as CEO - BW Businessworld
News and Updates for HR Professional in India - , Employer, People Movement-Vidya Shah, Founder and current CEO of EdelGive will continue to support the Foundation as Executive Chairperson through its next phase of growth.


HR
Tanmay Mohanty appointed as CEO Media Services, Publicis Groupe India
Tanmay Mohanty appointed as CEO Media Services, Publicis Groupe India - Exchange4Media
In his new role, Mohanty will be closely working with Zenith’s Jai Lala, Starcom’s Rathi Gangappa, Sapient Razorfish’s Aditya Khanna, Deepak Pant and Anil Pandit


HR
Air India looking to hire CEOs for its subsidiaries
Air India looking to hire CEOs for its subsidiaries - Business Today
The selected candidates will be hired for a contract period of three years, extendable by two years based on performance, Air India said.


HR
5 critical skills needed for jobs in the Indian Furniture Industry
5 critical skills needed for jobs in the Indian Furniture Industry - India Today
Here is the list of 5 critical skills needed for jobs in the Indian furniture industry:-


HR
Why This Delhi Native Gave Up a Cushy UK Job to Open India’s ‘Best’ MMA Academy
Why This Delhi Native Gave Up a Cushy UK Job to Open India’s ‘Best’ MMA Academy - The Better India
Delhi: Siddharth Singh, an inspiring CEO of Crosstrain Fight Club, trains people/takes classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.


HR

HR
This Single Mom Fought Cancer Twice, And Then Became the Author of 10 Bestsellers
This Single Mom Fought Cancer Twice, And Then Became the Author of 10 Bestsellers - The Better India
Neelam Kumar, author and life coach, talks about her journey as a single mother, her struggles with breast cancer, how she fell in love with literature, and how she's using it to change the narrative around cancer in India.


HR
70% Employers Resume Hiring For Blue-Collar Jobs
70% Employers Resume Hiring For Blue-Collar Jobs - Outlook India
Survey finds 60 per cent companies face manpower crunch, though most gig workers moved to their homes last year



Logistics
SpiceJet, GoAir decide not to carry Vivo's shipments after Hong Kong fire incident
SpiceJet, GoAir decide not to carry Vivo's shipments after Hong Kong fire incident - The Tribune India
Post the incident on Sunday, Hong Kong Airlines' cargo arm said it would not carry any shipments of Vivo and its two logistics partners SpiceJet and GoAir have decided not to carry any shipments of Vivo after a consignment of the Chinese company's smartphones caught fire at the Hong Kong airport's tarmac on Sunday.


Logistics
Difficult to define static essentials list; allow deliveries of all products: Amazon urges Maharashtra govt
Difficult to define static essentials list; allow deliveries of all products: Amazon urges Maharashtra govt - Financial Express
Currently, it is enabling deliveries of only essential products in Maharashtra in line with the new guidelines set by the state government.


Logistics
Covid surge, mandatory tests cast a shadow over air travel
Covid surge, mandatory tests cast a shadow over air travel - The Indian Express
Currently, the Centre has allowed airlines to fly with 80 per cent of their pre-Covid schedules.


Logistics
Mumbai: Passenger rush outside Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Central Railway asks people not to panic
Mumbai: Passenger rush outside Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Central Railway asks people not to panic
The Railway Protection Force and the Government Railway Police have deployed additional force outside the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to control the crowd. Reeling under an unprecedented COVID-19 wave, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced severe restrictions on public movement over the next 15 days across the state.


Logistics
Air passengers to Bengal asked to undergo RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure
Air passengers to Bengal asked to undergo RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure
"The test has to be carried out 72 hours prior to the passenger's departure for Bengal. There is no provision of getting the test done on arrival. The rule also applies for flights departing from the four states mentioned and are bound for Bagdogra and Andal (both in West Beengal)


Logistics
Egypt seizes Suez ship ‘Ever Given’ pending $900 million compensation
Egypt seizes Suez ship ‘Ever Given’ pending $900 million compensation
Compensation is needed to cover losses of transit fees, damage to the waterway, says the Suez Canal Authority


Logistics
SR Batliboi resigns as statutory auditor of Mumbai International Airport
SR Batliboi resigns as statutory auditor of Mumbai International Airport
In its letter, the Auditor says MAIL would become a subsidiary of Adani Airports Holding Ltd following an agreement


Logistics
Truck rentals plunge, hit by new Covid-19 wave
Truck rentals plunge, hit by new Covid-19 wave
Drop in arrival of food items and vegetables at mandis, says transport research body


Logistics
CCI approves Adani Ports’ acquisition of 89.6% stake in Gangavaram port
CCI approves Adani Ports’ acquisition of 89.6% stake in Gangavaram port - Mint
Adani Ports had earlier announced the acquisition of 58.1% stake in the port, located in the northern part of Andhra Pradesh, from D.V.S. Raju and family for ₹3,604 crore


Logistics
India- Flipkart strikes deal with Adani to create 2500 more jobs
India- Flipkart strikes deal with Adani to create 2500 more jobs - MENAFN.COM
Walmart Inc.'s Flipkart and Adani Group on Monday announced a strategic partnership to strengthen logistics and data center capabilities.

Adani Group is headed by India's fastest-rising billionaire Gautam Adani.

The pact is aimed at creating 2,500 direct jobs, the companies said in a statement.

The move marks Adani's foray into



Logistics
Global air travel stuck behind 2019 level, capacity at 58% of pre-Covid
Global air travel stuck behind 2019 level, capacity at 58% of pre-Covid - Business Standard
Globally, scheduled capacity is stuck at about 58% of pre-pandemic levels, says John Grant, chief analyst at aviation data specialist OAG


Logistics
Air India Will Be 100% Privatised By September; Will Tata Become The New Owner Of Air India?
Air India Will Be 100% Privatised By September; Will Tata Become The New Owner Of Air India? - Trak.in
The buyer was earlier required to take over as much as Rs 23,286 crore of AI’s total debt, which exceeded Rs 60,000 crore (as of March 31, 2019), while the rest would be absorbed by the government.


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Logistics
Air travel still the safest: Delhi International Airport CEO amid Covid-19 surge
Air travel still the safest: Delhi International Airport CEO amid Covid-19 surge - Mint
'We've ensured that the double-filtered fresh air is introduced inside the Terminal-3 every 10 minutes. Disinfection of surfaces being one using UV technology' says DIAL CEO.Delhi has been witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases since the past few days


Logistics
Air India hunts for CEOs to head three of its subsidiaries
Air India hunts for CEOs to head three of its subsidiaries - Mint
This comes in the backdrop of the govt initiating the process for inviting financial bids for the sale of Air India



Construction
Office leasing in 7 cities falls 48 pc in January-March; corporates preferring flexible workspace: Report
Office leasing in 7 cities falls 48 pc in January-March; corporates preferring flexible workspace: Report - Financial Express
According to the data, the net leasing of office space in Mumbai plunged to 2,01,642 sq ft during January-March 2021, from 8,82,693 sq ft in the corresponding period last year.


Construction
Architects demand tougher carbon controls on new buildings
Architects demand tougher carbon controls on new buildings - Building Design
Proposed Future Buildings Standard contains 'significant shortcomings', government warned


Construction
Goa: The architect behind Soho House Mumbai designs a gorgeous villa in Assagao
Goa: The architect behind Soho House Mumbai designs a gorgeous villa in Assagao - Architectural Digest India
Aaron David Clarke fuses the local Indo-Portuguese design vernacular with a modern aesthetic in this bespoke holiday retreat


Construction
Cement spreads highest since June 2020, courtesy price hikes: Motilal Oswal
Cement spreads highest since June 2020, courtesy price hikes: Motilal Oswal - Mint
Cement companies saw stellar margin growth in the December quarter aided by cost rationalisation measures and stock of inventory procured at a lower price


Construction
New wave of Covid-19: Younger patients, different symptoms at hospitals in Delhi
New wave of Covid-19: Younger patients, different symptoms at hospitals in Delhi - National Herald
Doctors in government hospitals in Delhi said that they are seeing younger patients – some even as young as 10 months – and several of them are being brought in varying stages of consciousness


Construction
Mukesh Gupta: The real-estate stalwart building masterpieces
Mukesh Gupta: The real-estate stalwart building masterpieces - Livemint
Mukesh Gupta believes in doing everything with perfection with his disciplined approach in life, he is the epitome of holistic knowledge backed by the needful skills to supplement his knowledge.


Construction
App-based fuel delivery startups rely on real estate sector for growth
App-based fuel delivery startups rely on real estate sector for growth - Economic Times
Amidst Covid-19 restrictions in place, oil marketing companies had invited ‘expressions of interest (EoIs) from startups for doorstep delivery of diesel through app-based mobile petrol pumps.


Construction
India will raise its climate ambitions but not under pressure: Javadekar
India will raise its climate ambitions but not under pressure: Javadekar - Mint
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said India is suffering because of the mistakes of others and 'is not responsible for climate change that is happening'


Construction
Take a Look at One of the World’s First 3D-Printed Homes
Take a Look at One of the World’s First 3D-Printed Homes
Created by Mario Cucinella Architects, the house took just 200 hours to build


Construction
Care economy: Why India must recognise and invest in care work
Care economy: Why India must recognise and invest in care work - The Indian Express
Building infrastructure and services, including pre-primary education, maternity, disability and sickness benefits, and long-term care, will help ensure that India’s post-COVID recovery is equitable and gender-inclusive.


Construction
Brazil is building a new Jesus statue, and it is taller than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer
Brazil is building a new Jesus statue, and it is taller than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer - OpIndia
Christ the Protector statue in Encantado city in South Brazil will be 16 feet taller than Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro


Construction

Construction
Realtors betting big on festive season as housing sales rise in top cities
Realtors betting big on festive season as housing sales rise in top cities - The Financial Express
The assumption that sales will increase further during this season can be attributed to the fact that following the pandemic, people have begun to realize the value of owning a house.


Construction
Metro corridors led to 15-20% rise in land prices in cities: JLL report
Metro corridors led to 15-20% rise in land prices in cities: JLL report - Mint
The deployment of the metro corridor directly impacts real estate sector as it increases land value, land use change and densification alongside the metro corridor. Also, mass transit systems such as metros and monorails significantly contribute towards solving traffic problems


Construction
Real estate booming in Hyderabad despite Covid-19
Real estate booming in Hyderabad despite Covid-19 - The Hans India
Real Estate in Hyderabad is booming despite the Covid-19 situation worsening in the State



Marketing
Here are the 7 Indians who will be a part of Cannes Lions Jury this year
Here are the 7 Indians who will be a part of Cannes Lions Jury this year - Business Insider India
Seven people from India are part of the jury of this year’s Cannes Lions awards.Jury members hail from across the world and represent the global industry’s


Marketing
How this jewellery brand pivoted its entire production from China to 'Make in India'
How this jewellery brand pivoted its entire production from China to 'Make in India' - YourStory
Mumbai-based jewellery brand Tipsyfly recorded 40 percent growth in the last financial year, despite going a quarter without revenue. In FY 2021-2022, it is eying revenue of Rs 10 crore.


Marketing
Know Content Writing Importance for Brands Individuals From Content Writer Jigar Saraswat
Know Content Writing Importance for Brands Individuals From Content Writer Jigar Saraswat - Yahoo India News
Still, many companies do Newspaper marketing in India, but it is outdated now and out of the syllabus. Publishing content on top websites is in demand and valuable too. It builds trust with your followers, consumers and targets millions worldwide.


Marketing
MG Baleno competition – Will it come to India?
MG Baleno competition – Will it come to India? - MotorOctane - MotorOctane
MG Baleno competition - Will it come to India? » What does the product look like? » What all features are expected? » Click here to know.


Marketing

Marketing
Amul pays heartfelt tribute to Anil ‘Billy’ Kapoor
Amul pays heartfelt tribute to Anil ‘Billy’ Kapoor - Indiantelevision.com
MUMBAI: After a prolonged battle with cancer, DraftFCB+ Ulka’s late chairman emeritus Anil Kapoor breathed his last earlier this week. His passing marks the end of an era in the advertising industry. Now, dairy co-op brand Amul has released a poignant topical paying tribute to Kapoor, who was fondly referred to as Billy. The creative features the advertising veteran in his trademark suit, engaged in a spirited dialogue while the Amul girl listens keenly, taking notes. The words ‘You will always be a part of our famuly – Anil (Billy) Kapoor (1947-2021) ’ are written in the background.


Marketing
Meraqi Digital bags the digital media marketing mandate of Anmol Biscuits
Meraqi Digital bags the digital media marketing mandate of Anmol Biscuits - The Financial Express
As per the mandate, Meraqi will be handling the entire portfolio of 61 biscuits and 26 cakes


Marketing
Bombay Shaving Company names Gaurav Anand as SVP, sales and marketing
Bombay Shaving Company names Gaurav Anand as SVP, sales and marketing - ETBrandEquity.com
Prior to this, Anand was associated with Zomato...


Marketing
Mondelez India launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Lolly
Mondelez India launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Lolly - afaqs
The company is riding Dairy Milk’s strong equity and legacy for the new brand extension.



All Business
Amazon launches Indias largest specialised fulfilment centre, aims for 20,000 deliveries a day this festive season
Amazon launches Indias largest specialised fulfilment centre, aims for 20,000 deliveries a day this festive season - YourStory
Amazon India has opened its largest specialised fulfilment centre in India, offering a storage capacity of more than 1.2 million cubic feet. Abhinav Singh, Director – Amazon Transportation Services in India, tells YourStory about the ecommerce giant’s plans during the festive season and ahead.




All Business
What’s The Tech Transformation TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan Is Talking About
What’s The Tech Transformation TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan Is Talking About - BloombergQuint
The pandemic has brought on a new tech paradigm, TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan says.




All Business
These seven airlines have ceased operations in India over the past decade & here's a quick look
These seven airlines have ceased operations in India over the past decade & here's a quick look - Business Insider India
The Indian aviation sector has been a grim space for the airlines due to a myriad of factors, including high ATF prices, low production cost and tough competition from low-cost carriers.These are the Indian airline companies that have ceased operations in the past 10 years: Check out the latest news and updates on Business Insider. AirAsia India has been making headlines over the past few months as the company fights for survival. The Indian arm of AirAsia has been under major financial distress, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse. According to reports, its parent company AirAsia Group Bhd. has also stopped funding the Indian arm as the global travel slump has left the parent company under duress.A TOI report also suggests that Tata Sons is mulling to acquire the rest of the 49% stake from AirAsia India in this joint venture since the parent company is facing problems. Earlier this week, the Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri hinted that the airline may shut operations soon if not rescued. “AirAsia’s shop is anyway shutting down, their parent company has problems,” the aviation minister said. However, AirAsia India is not the first airline to experience the turbulence in its operations. The Indian aviation sector has been a grim space for the airlines due to a myriad of factors, including high ATF prices, low production cost and tough competition from low-cost carriers. More than half a dozen airlines have ceased their operations over the past decade.These are the Indian airline companies that have ceased operations in the past 10 years:




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All Business
We look to double headcount in Canada within 12-18 months: Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani
We look to double headcount in Canada within 12-18 months: Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani - The New Indian Express
Nilekani said that AI and digital technologies can play an important role in improving supply chain operations, especially in sectors like agriculture.




All Business
Google Maps new feature will demarcate Covid-19 containment zones in Mumbai
Google Maps new feature will demarcate Covid-19 containment zones in Mumbai
‘Will enable users make better decisions as they move around the city’




All Business
Myntra parent infuses $103 million into ecommerce firm ahead of festive sale
Myntra parent infuses $103 million into ecommerce firm ahead of festive sale - ETtech.com
The investment comes just days before Myntra's Big Fashion Festival sale that kicks off on October 16




All Business
'Adani Group asked to take over Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mangaluru airports by November 12'
'Adani Group asked to take over Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mangaluru airports by November 12' - Times of India
India Business News: The government will soon allow Indian carriers to operate upto 75% of their originally approved schedule of domestic flights. It has also decided to r




All Business
Clearing The Way For WhatsApp Pay, CCI Says No Abuse Of Dominance
Clearing The Way For WhatsApp Pay, CCI Says No Abuse Of Dominance - Anti-trust/Competition Law - India - Mondaq News Alerts
In its order dated August 18, 2020, Competition Commission of India (CCI) dismissed allegations of abuse of dominant position which were levelled against WhatsApp and Facebook...




All Business
Flipkart expands supply chain in India to meet festive demand
Flipkart expands supply chain in India to meet festive demand - India Retailing
E-commerce platform Flipkart said on Wednesday that it has added over 3.4 million square feet space across its supply chain assets including fulfilment centres, mother hubs and delivery centres throughout the country in preparation of the upcoming festive season and the Big Billion Days sale event. With this addition, the total warehousing space for Flipkart …




All Business
Amazon Pay Set To Raise $1.4 Bn To Take On Google Pay, PhonePe
Amazon Pay Set To Raise $1.4 Bn To Take On Google Pay, PhonePe - Inc42 Media
Amazon may infuse over $1.4 Bn in its payments entity Amazon Pay in order to take on other platforms like Paytm, PhonePe, and Google Pay.




All Business
Recovery in freight volumes to help revival of logistics players
Recovery in freight volumes to help revival of logistics players - Business Standard
Exim rail volumes at 4.3 million tonnes have hit their highest levels since August last year




All Business
2 In 5 Indian Professionals Are In Distress: LinkedIn
2 In 5 Indian Professionals Are In Distress: LinkedIn - BW Businessworld
Findings reflect that 51% of the Indian workforce is working remotely due to COVID-19, and continues to question the effectiveness of remote work as professionals experience increased stress and anxiety, , linkedin, COVID-19, World Mental Health Day 2020, stress




All Business
Foreign airlines’ flights will not be allowed at expense of Indian airlines: Hardeep Singh Puri
Foreign airlines’ flights will not be allowed at expense of Indian airlines: Hardeep Singh Puri - Hindustan Times
After the aforementioned Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA)decision that led to cancellation of Lufthansa’s flights, Air India was forced to cancel all Frankfurt flights till October 14 as Germany withdrew permission for them.




All Business
Amazon infuses Rs 700 crore into its India digital payments business ahead of festival season
Amazon infuses Rs 700 crore into its India digital payments business ahead of festival season - ETRetail.com
The fresh infusion comes just ahead of the festive season where the e-commerce giant will compete head-on against Walmart-owned Flipkart and billio..




All Business
Handset makers cleared for PLI benefits seek clarity over targets, time frame
Handset makers cleared for PLI benefits seek clarity over targets, time frame - ETTelecom.com
Mobile phone makers approved by the government for receiving production-based incentives are still in a bind over targets set by the government and th..





Politics
Akhilesh Yadav Tests Covid Positive Days After Visiting Haridwar Kumbh
Akhilesh Yadav Tests Covid Positive Days After Visiting Haridwar Kumbh
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh minister Ashutosh Tandon have tested positive for COVID-19.


Politics
Remdesivir Not Life-Saving Covid Drug: Maharashtra Task Force
Remdesivir Not Life-Saving Covid Drug: Maharashtra Task Force
Expressing concern over the panic created by the shortage of Remdesivir, an antiviral drug, Maharashtra's COVID-19 task force has said that it was not a life-saving medicine in coronavirus treatment, and strongly advised against its "rampant and irra


Politics
"You Brought Covid And Ran Away": Mamata Banerjee Slams BJP At Rally

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday blamed the BJP for the resurgence of COVID-19 in parts of the state and said had the government vaccinated everyone in time, there wouldn't have been this second outbreak of the pandemic.


Politics
Maharashtra Records 58,952 New COVID-19 Cases, 278 Deaths
Maharashtra Records 58,952 New COVID-19 Cases, 278 Deaths
Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 58,952 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 35,78,160, while 278 new fatalities pushed the death count to 58,804, the state health department said.


Politics
India, France Can Take Leadership Role In Run-Up To COP26: French Minister
India, France Can Take Leadership Role In Run-Up To COP26: French Minister
India and France have always been the spearheads in climate action since the Paris Agreement and can assume a leadership role in the run-up to COP26 at Glasgow in November, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.


Politics
India In Touch With Pak: S Jaishankar Over Safety Of Indian Sikh Pilgrims
India In Touch With Pak: S Jaishankar Over Safety Of Indian Sikh Pilgrims
India is in touch with authorities in Pakistan regarding safety of over 800 Indian pilgrims whose visit to the neighbouring country has been affected by violent protests in several cities, including Lahore.


Politics
"Time To End Forever War": Biden To Begin US Afghanistan Exit On May 1

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he will begin withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan on May 1 to end America's longest war, rejecting calls for US forces to stay to ensure a peaceful resolution to that nation's grinding internal conflict.


Politics
No Report Submitted To Home Ministry On Mumbai Train Blasts, Court Told
No Report Submitted To Home Ministry On Mumbai Train Blasts, Court Told
The Intelligence Bureau has told the Delhi High Court that it has not prepared or submitted any report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on the 2006 Mumbai train blasts.


Politics
UAE Partners With Japan To Send Rover To Moon In 2022
UAE Partners With Japan To Send Rover To Moon In 2022
Japanese space company iSpace will transport a United Arab emirates rover to the moon in 2022, the company announced on Wednesday.


Politics
Yogi Adityanath Tests Positive For COVID-19, Self-Isolates
Yogi Adityanath Tests Positive For COVID-19, Self-Isolates
Yogi Adityanath tests positive for Covid-19, self-isolates


Politics
Pics: What Covid? At Kumbh Mela, Thousands Gather Amid Surge In Cases
Pics: What Covid? At Kumbh Mela, Thousands Gather Amid Surge In Cases
Amid the surge of COVID-19 cases across the country, devotees took a holy dip at the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Uttarakhand's Haridwar on the occasion of the third ''shahi snan'' in Kumbh.


Politics
South Korea Aims To Move World Court Over Japan's Fukushima Decision
South Korea Aims To Move World Court Over Japan's Fukushima Decision
South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered officials to explore moving an international court over Japan's decision to release water from its Fukushima nuclear plant, his spokesman said, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups.



Sports
Rijiju expecting double-digit medal haul in Tokyo Olympics
Rijiju expecting double-digit medal haul in Tokyo Olympics
More sports News: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is expecting an unprecedented double-digit medal haul from the Indian athletes in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. "We want t


Sports
Effort to save Stanford sports gains traction: ‘Productive’ meeting with president
Effort to save Stanford sports gains traction: ‘Productive’ meeting with president
The door is cracked open to Stanford sports reinstatement. The alumni group committed to...


Sports
IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma sports another message on his shoe to raise an environmental concern
IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma sports another message on his shoe to raise an environmental concern
Rohit Sharma has been using the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) to raise awareness about key environmental issues.


Sports
Disney elevates K Madhavan with renewed focus on India's sports and entertainment industry
Disney elevates K Madhavan with renewed focus on India's sports and entertainment industry
Off the field News: Elevated from his role at Star India as head for businesses in south India to country manager, K Madhavan has now been appointed president at the Walt


Sports
21 boxers, coaches test Covid positive at New Delhi’s IG sports complex
21 boxers, coaches test Covid positive at New Delhi’s IG sports complex
According to the Sports Authority of India, those infected are boxers and coaching staff members. None of the Tokyo-bound boxers are positive. Four women boxers have qualified for the Olympics.


Sports
Here are some medal predictions for the most unpredictable Olympics
Here are some medal predictions for the most unpredictable Olympics
CBC Sports' daily newsletter looks at a set of forecasts for Tokyo, where the only certainty might be women propping up Canada's medal count.


Sports
'Shot of the season': Cricket world erupts over 'jaw-dropping' act
'Shot of the season': Cricket world erupts over 'jaw-dropping' act
Aussie bowler Pat Cummins was on the wrong end of an astonishing moment in the Indian Premier League.


Sports
Walk-in vaccinations at Mohali sports complex
Walk-in vaccinations at Mohali sports complex
The local administration has set up a walk-in, open-air vaccination centre at the sports complex for achieving its daily target of 9,000 shots, at 3,0


Sports
Tokyo Olympics: Team GB 'on the cusp of history' with more women than men set to qualify, says Mark England
Tokyo Olympics: Team GB 'on the cusp of history' with more women than men set to qualify, says Mark England
Team GB's chef de mission Mark England says Great Britain is on the cusp of


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Entertainment
Amazon Prime Music launches podcasts in India 2 years after Gaana and Spotify; here's why it is still confident about its timing
Amazon Prime Music launches podcasts in India 2 years after Gaana and Spotify; here's why it is still confident about its timing
As Amazon Prime Music announces the launch of its podcasts in India, we speak to Sahas Malhotra, Country Director, Amazon Prime Music, India. He shares his


Entertainment
Did Aamir Khan want Vikram Vedha to be set in China? Opted out due to Covid-19 led negativity?
Did Aamir Khan want Vikram Vedha to be set in China? Opted out due to Covid-19 led negativity?
SCOOP: Did Aamir Khan want Vikram Vedha to be set in China? Opted out due to Covid-19 led negativity?. Bollywood News: Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood News Today, Bollywood Celebrity News, Breaking News, Celeb News, Celebrities News, Bollywood News Hindi, Hindi Bollywood News at Bollywood Hungama.com.


Entertainment
Anupam Kher Exits New Amsterdam After Character's Surprise Resignation
Anupam Kher Exits New Amsterdam After Character's Surprise Resignation
On Wednesday, April 14, E! News learned that actor Anupam Kher has exited NBC's New Amsterdam following his character's shocking resignation.


Entertainment
Ranveer Singh – Shankar – Dr. Jayantilal Gada come together to remake South blockbuster Anniyan; to go on floors in Mid 2022
Ranveer Singh – Shankar – Dr. Jayantilal Gada come together to remake South blockbuster Anniyan; to go on floors in Mid 2022
Ranveer Singh – Shankar – Dr. Jayantilal Gada come together to remake South blockbuster Anniyan; to go on floors in Mid 2022. Bollywood News: Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood News Today, Bollywood Celebrity News, Breaking News, Celeb News, Celebrities News, Bollywood News Hindi, Hindi Bollywood News at Bollywood Hungama.com.


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Ashutosh Rana tests positive for COVID-19 after getting his first dose of vaccine
Ashutosh Rana tests positive for COVID-19 after getting his first dose of vaccine
Ashutosh Rana tests positive for COVID-19 after getting his first dose of vaccine. Bollywood News: Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood News Today, Bollywood Celebrity News, Breaking News, Celeb News, Celebrities News, Bollywood News Hindi, Hindi Bollywood News at Bollywood Hungama.com.


Entertainment
Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani to host LOL Hasse Toh Phasse on Amazon Prime Video; Sunil Grover, Cyrus Broacha, Gaurav Gera to compete
Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani to host LOL Hasse Toh Phasse on Amazon Prime Video; Sunil Grover, Cyrus Broacha, Gaurav Gera to compete
Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani to host LOL Hasse Toh Phasse on Amazon Prime Video; Sunil Grover, Cyrus Broacha, Gaurav Gera to compete. Bollywood News: Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood News Today, Bollywood Celebrity News, Breaking News, Celeb News, Celebrities News, Bollywood News Hindi, Hindi Bollywood News at Bollywood Hungama.com.


Entertainment
Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern to star in The Son, follow up to Oscar-nominated The Father 
Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern to star in The Son, follow up to Oscar-nominated The Father 
Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern to star in The Son, follow up to Oscar-nominated The Father . Bollywood News: Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood News Today, Bollywood Celebrity News, Breaking News, Celeb News, Celebrities News, Bollywood News Hindi, Hindi Bollywood News at Bollywood Hungama.com.


Entertainment
The Boy from Medellín starring J Balvin to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 7, 2021
The Boy from Medellín starring J Balvin to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 7, 2021
The Boy from Medellín starring J Balvin to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 7, 2021. Bollywood News: Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood News Today, Bollywood Celebrity News, Breaking News, Celeb News, Celebrities News, Bollywood News Hindi, Hindi Bollywood News at Bollywood Hungama.com.


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Alia Bhatt tests negative for COVID-19, shares sunkissed photo 
Alia Bhatt tests negative for COVID-19, shares sunkissed photo 
Alia Bhatt tests negative for COVID-19, shares sunkissed photo . Bollywood News: Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood News Today, Bollywood Celebrity News, Breaking News, Celeb News, Celebrities News, Bollywood News Hindi, Hindi Bollywood News at Bollywood Hungama.com.


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SRK’s Pathan, Salman Khan’s Tiger 3, Prabhas’ Adipurush’s shoot halted due to the COVID-19 lockdown
SRK’s Pathan, Salman Khan’s Tiger 3, Prabhas’ Adipurush’s shoot halted due to the COVID-19 lockdown
SRK’s Pathan, Salman Khan’s Tiger 3, Prabhas’ Adipurush’s shoot halted due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Bollywood News: Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood News Today, Bollywood Celebrity News, Breaking News, Celeb News, Celebrities News, Bollywood News Hindi, Hindi Bollywood News at Bollywood Hungama.com.


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Ajay Devgn-starrer MayDay inspired from the 2015 Doha-Kochi flight incident
Ajay Devgn-starrer MayDay inspired from the 2015 Doha-Kochi flight incident
Ajay Devgn-starrer MayDay inspired from the 2015 Doha-Kochi flight incident. Bollywood News: Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood News Today, Bollywood Celebrity News, Breaking News, Celeb News, Celebrities News, Bollywood News Hindi, Hindi Bollywood News at Bollywood Hungama.com.



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Ever Given ship forbidden to leave the Suez Canal until its owners pay up to $1 billion in compensation for the chaos it caused
Ever Given ship forbidden to leave the Suez Canal until its owners pay up to $1 billion in compensation for the chaos it caused
The Ever Given can't leave the Suez Canal until compensation is paid, officials said Thursday. It is still unclear how much has to be paid, though it could


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New York police trial robot dogs in 'Black Mirror'-like video
New York police trial robot dogs in 'Black Mirror'-like video
A video showing New York’s Police Department (NYPD) trialling a robot dog from engineering firm Boston Dynamics has gone viral online - and people are scared.


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The US plans to put a nuclear-powered rocket in orbit by 2025
The US plans to put a nuclear-powered rocket in orbit by 2025
The US is taking steps to put a rocket propelled using nuclear energy into orbit by 2025, paving the way for navigation in space to become much easier


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Covid: 'Israel may be reaching herd immunity'
Covid: 'Israel may be reaching herd immunity'
A leading doctor describes it as the "only explanation" for cases falling as restrictions are eased.


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DARPA picks Lockheed Martin and Blue Origin to build nuclear spacecraft
DARPA picks Lockheed Martin and Blue Origin to build nuclear spacecraft
DARPA has picked Jeff Bezo's Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin and General Atomics to build and demonstrate a spacecraft driven by nuclear thermal propulsion.


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It’s crypto bulls versus Wall Street as Coinbase shares get set to trade
It’s crypto bulls versus Wall Street as Coinbase shares get set to trade
Crypto bulls, your day has arrived. Coinbase begin trading later today.


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Controversial Toshiba CEO steps down, shares jump on bidding war expectations
Controversial Toshiba CEO steps down, shares jump on bidding war expectations
Toshiba Corp CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani resigned on Wednesday amid controversy over a $20 billion buyout bid from CVC Capital Partners.


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CFOs carry the weight of accountability
CFOs carry the weight of accountability
That's why Fortune has launched a new service aimed at the new CFO.


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Grab's not yet profitable but investors may give it 'leeway' to invest in growth areas, analysts say
Grab's not yet profitable but investors may give it 'leeway' to invest in growth areas, analysts say
Grab is set to go public through a SPAC merger with Altimeter Growth Corp., in a deal that values the ride-hailing company at $39.6 billion.


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OECD backs Biden’s plan to raise the minimum wage
OECD backs Biden’s plan to raise the minimum wage
The U.S. should go ahead with President Biden's plan to raise the federal minimum wage as a way to recover faster from the Covid crisis, the OECD said.


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It now seems likely that Starliner will not launch crew until early 2022
It now seems likely that Starliner will not launch crew until early 2022
The first hurdle for Starliner: Finding an open port on the space station


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Pfizer CEO says company can deliver 10% more doses to the U.S. by end of May than previously agreed
Pfizer CEO says company can deliver 10% more doses to the U.S. by end of May than previously agreed
Pfizer's CEO said Tuesday the company can get 10% more Covid vaccine doses to the U.S. by the end of May than agreed, after the FDA advises a pause on J&J doses.



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Democrats Were Lukewarm on Campaign Biden. They Love President Biden.
Democrats Were Lukewarm on Campaign Biden. They Love President Biden.
Joe Biden never captured the hearts of Democratic voters in the way Barack Obama once did. But now that he is in office, he is drawing nearly universal approval from his party.


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After months of protectionism, India finally welcomes all Covid-19 vaccines—but is it enough?
After months of protectionism, India finally welcomes all Covid-19 vaccines—but is it enough?
India is on its way to expand its “vaccine basket.” But is it too little too late?


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Scientists are using natural-language algorithms to predict Covid-19 variants
Scientists are using natural-language algorithms to predict Covid-19 variants
Scientists are using natural-language algorithms to try understand which coronavirus mutations will be most infectious.


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Kim Potter Identified as the Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright
Kim Potter Identified as the Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright
The officer was put on administrative leave, the authorities said.


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These Ants Shrink Their Brains for a Chance to Become Queen
These Ants Shrink Their Brains for a Chance to Become Queen
If their bids at motherhood fail, they can then regrow their brains.


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Animals with weird neurons may rewrite the story of brain evolution
Animals with weird neurons may rewrite the story of brain evolution
The neurons of comb jellies are a peculiar shape and use chemicals not found in the brains of other animals – hinting they might have evolved independently of other neurons


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Could a Rare Covid Vaccine Side Effect Put More at Risk?
Could a Rare Covid Vaccine Side Effect Put More at Risk?
Some public health officials fear that the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may fuel vaccine hesitancy and expose more Americans to a bigger danger: the coronavirus.


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Tech billionaires are staying “very, very quiet” on proposals to tax their wealth
Tech billionaires are staying “very, very quiet” on proposals to tax their wealth
It is relatively easy for a billionaire to say they support higher taxes. More is on the line if they are asked to do something about it.


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It’s not just Big Oil. Big Meat also spends millions to crush good climate policy.
It’s not just Big Oil. Big Meat also spends millions to crush good climate policy.
A new study reveals how the companies you buy meat from block climate action.


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What a 1,600-year-old New Zealand tree can tell us about climate change
What a 1,600-year-old New Zealand tree can tell us about climate change
Buried in mud for millennia, some of the hulking kauri trees in rural Northland are portals to the past, present, and future of Earth’s climate.


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What can a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics achieve?
What can a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics achieve?
The 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics boycott, and the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany, hold lessons for what the US should do today.


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Risk of blood clots higher from Covid than J J shot, says doctor who worked on other vaccine trials
Risk of blood clots higher from Covid than J J shot, says doctor who worked on other vaccine trials
The risk of blood clots is higher from Covid than from J&J's vaccine, Dr. Purvi Parikh, who worked on other Covid vaccine trials, told CNBC on Tuesday.


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Waiting For My Child's Robinson Crusoe Moment
Waiting For My Child's Robinson Crusoe Moment
One day, Priya Ramani overheard her nearly 11-year-old telling someone, “I hate reading.” She writes on the quest that followed.


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It’s Not Just You: Many Are Placing Bets on Summer Travel
It’s Not Just You: Many Are Placing Bets on Summer Travel
Airfare, typically purchased well in advance, can be a barometer of how the public is feeling about the pace of recovery, and summer fares are surging.


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What 'energy transition'? Global fossil fuel use is accelerating and set to get even worse
What 'energy transition'? Global fossil fuel use is accelerating and set to get even worse
Policymakers are under intensifying pressure to deliver on promises made as part of the Paris Agreement ahead of this year's COP26.


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Tech billionaires are obsessed with climate change — but are they focusing on the right areas?
Tech billionaires are obsessed with climate change — but are they focusing on the right areas?
Climate change is high on the agenda for Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates but some are questioning if they're focusing their efforts on the right areas.





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