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Google extends 'work from home' to September, CEO Sundar Pichai tells employees in email

Oakland (California)/IBNS: Google has extended the period of work from home for its employees by a few more months to September 2021 as the Covid-19 pandemic is far from subsiding and the anti-coronavirus vaccine is yet to hit the shelves.

Asia-Pacific countries commit to advance regional cooperation for sustainable connectivity

Bangkok: Recognising that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread socio-economic impacts and disruptions across Asia-Pacific, high-level officials called for a rethink on the future development of sustainable transport connectivity and mobility in the region at the sixth session of the Committee on Transport on Friday, an Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) press release notified.

India's GDP at -23.9 pc marks worst contraction on record

New Delhi/IBNS: India's GDP contracted 23.9 percent in the April-June quarter, the worst ever performance on record, the National Statistical Office (NSO) data showed today.

RBI's Covid-19 solutions well thought; monetary policy stance will continue to be accommodative: Shaktikanta Das

Mumbai/IBNS: The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) framework for Covid-19 solutions is well thought and taken after due consultations, Governor Shaktikanta Das said Thursday, adding that the central bank’s response to COVID-19 is unprecedented.

Canara Bank launches 'Corona Kavach' Insurance Policy

Thiruvananthapuram/UNI: Canara Bank has launched a short-term COVID specific health insurance plan 'Corona Kavach', that will cover hospitalisation expenses related to the treatment of COVID-19.

Dr Reddy's Labs net profit declines 12.6 pc to Rs 579.3 cr in June qtr

Hyderabad/IBNS: Drug manufacturer Dr Reddy's Labs has said its net profit in the June quarter declined 12.60 per cent to Rs 579.3 crore compared with Rs 662.8 crore during the same quarter last month.

Senco Gold and Diamonds Chairman Shaankar Sen dies at 63

Kolkata/IBNS: Senco Gold and Diamonds Chairman and Managing Director Shaankar Sen died in Kolkata on Tuesday. He was 63.

Petrol, diesel demand nosedives in first half of July: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: State-run oil refineries registered a sharp decline in petrol, diesel sales in the first of half of July as rise in retail prices and renewed coronavirus triggered lockdown in several parts of the country hit demand, said a Reuters report.

Passenger vehicle sales drop by 50 pc in June amid coronavirus lockdown

Mumbai/IBNS: Car and sports utility vehicle (SUV) sales in the country dropped 49.59 per cent last month compared to the same period last year, said Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) as coronavirus induced lockdown worsened the prevailing weak demand, said a media report.

Economy showing signs of improvement but medium term outlook still uncertain: RBI Governor

Mumbai/IBNS: RBI Governor Shakti Kanta Das has said the economy has started showing signs of improvement with the easing of over two months of strict lockdown but "a very careful trajectory" has to be followed after the pandemic is over.

RBI announces special liquidity scheme for NBFCs and HFCs through a SPV

Mumbai/IBNS: In the bid to improve the liquidity position of the NBFCs and HFCs amid the sagging economic situation triggered by Covid-19 pandemic, the government has approved a special scheme to prevent potential systemic risk in the financial sector, the Reserve Bank said on Wednesday.

CERT warns against possible phishing attack in India

Kolkata/IBNS: The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued an advisory recently warning about a possible phishing attack by cyber criminals against people in India with the intent to steal personal data, including bank account information, using the email id - ncov2019@gov.in.

ParleG records unprecedented sales during the lockdown period; Twitter applauds with #BharatKaApnaBiscuit

Mumbai/IBNS: Parle G, the biscuit brand which has been a favourite of the masses since decades, recorded unprecedented sales during the lockdown period, said a senior company official, according to media reports.

Coronavirus: World Bank confirms deepest recession since World War Two

New York/IBNS: The COVID-19 pandemic will shrink the global economy by 5.2 per cent this year, representing the deepest recession since World War Two, and triggering a dramatic rise in extreme poverty, the World Bank said Monday in its latest Global Economic Prospects report.

India's foreign exchange reserves soar amid Covid-19 pandemic

Mumbai/IBNS: At a time when India is facing a fresh economic challenge triggered by coronavirus pandemic, the Reserve Bank of India said country's foreign exchange reserve has increased by USD 3.43 billion to a new all-time high of $493.48 billion for the week ended May 29 following handsome accumulation of the core currency assets.