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ixigo acquires the Hyderabad-based second-largest bus aggregator

Hyderabad/UNI: ixigo, an AI-based travel app based in Gurugram, has acquired Hyderabad's AbhiBus which is the second-largest bus aggregator.

PVR to reopen with 100 per cent vaccinated staff tomorrow

New Delhi/Mumbai/IBNS: Following the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) directives, PVR will re-open Friday in states and UT’s where multiplexes and theatres have been given the permission to function. 

UDAN may face headwind due to the second wave of COVID-19: ICRA

New Delhi/UNI: UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme of Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) may face headwind owing to financial stress on airline operators inflated by the second wave of COVID-19, private rating agency ICRA said in a statement Tuesday.

Despite pandemic, JK Bank records improved performance in FY 2021: Chibber

 Srinagar: The chairman and managing director of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, RK Chibber said despite pandemic and all odds, the bank has been able to record a significantly improved performance in the current financial year including highest ever quarterly profit of Rs 315.75 crore over the last 7 years and restricting slippages for the year to bestow Rs 1000 crore.

India's OTT entertainment industry to reach $15 billion by 2030

Kolkata/IBNS: India's Over the Top (OTT) Entertainment Industry is burgeoning into a multi-billion-dollar industry, cannibalizing into the established bastion of traditional television, radio and cinema auditorium forms of media and entertainment, experts have opined.

Covid19: Centre removes duty on Amphotericin B, raw materials for Covid testing kits

New Delhi/IBNS: The government has waived off the basic customs duty on imports of raw materials for manufacturing Covid test kits and antifungal drug Amphotericin B and raw material for Covid-19 test kits for a limited period.

WardWizard clocks 310 pc sales growth in June

New Delhi/UNI: WardWizard Innovations and Mobility Ltd, a manufacturer of electric two-wheeler brand ‘Joy e-bike’, closed the month of June 2021 with bullish tendency, selling 938 units and registering a growth of more than 310 per cent.

COVID-19 impact on tourism could deal $4 trillion blow to global economy: UN report

New York: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism could result in a more than $4 trillion loss to the global economy, UN trade and development body UNCTAD said on Wednesday in a report issued jointly with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Honeywell launches authentication technology to prevent counterfeit pharma products

Bengaluru/UNI: Honeywell on Monday announced digital authentication technology for pharmaceutical products in a bid to fight rising counterfeit crime in India.

Stimulus helps Indian firms boost financial health post COVID-19 second wave

New Delhi: Unprecedented stimulus spending seems to be helping in the recovery of the financial health of Indian companies after a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, media reports said.

Thomas Cook, SOTC launched a travel scheme among concerns

Chennai/UNI: With the decline in the second COVID-19 wave and acceleration of vaccine drives, Indians are showing an increasingly positive travel sentiment.

PepsiCo Foundation in partnership with SEEDS India provides oxygen concentrators in Bengal's Howrah

Kolkata/UNI: Continuing with its efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and helping the communities in need, PepsiCo Foundation has announced a series of community relief outreach programs for West Bengal in partnership with Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) India.

GST Council reduces tax on equipment, meds to fight Covid19

New Delhi/IBNS: The Goods and Services Tax Council Saturday slashed taxes on medicines, medical equipment needed in hospitals and other items used to fight Covid-19.

COVID-19 impact: Vehicle sales down by 65 pc in May

New Delhi/UNI: COVID-19 induced lockdowns and other restrictive measures in various states have led to a sharp decline in domestic automobile sales figure in May 2021, data released by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Friday showed.

Steel Minister inaugurates Ispat Nidan Kendra –Jumbo Covid Treatment Centre of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant

New Delhi / Rourkela/IBNS: Ispat Nidan Kendra – the newly developed state-of-the-art Jumbo COVID Treatment Centre of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) was inaugurated by Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan through virtual mode on Wednesday.