October 21, 2020 02:15 (IST)
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Uber introduces Rider mask verification selfie in India

Mumbai/UNI: Uber on Monday introduced a new safety policy, which will request riders, who have been tagged for not wearing masks on a previous trip, to take a selfie which shows them wearing a mask, in order to book their next trip.

India's total COVID-19 recoveries cross the landmark milestone of 50 lakh

New York: India’s total recoveries have crossed the landmark milestone of 50 lakh today (50,16,520, the centre said on Monday.

Post COVID-19 lockdown: Nepali tea gets higher price in Indian market

Kathmandu/New Delhi: Post COVID-19 lockdown situation, the price of Nepali tea leaves has increased in the Indian market.

TimesJobs with Radio Mirchi launches special campaign for jobs amid pandemic

Kolkata/IBNS: E-recruitment site TimesJobs and popular radio station Radio Mirchi has launched a special campaign for those whose careers have been affected by the pandemic crisis.

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.

COVID-19: Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Ltd creates a record of producing 51,960 pheneol bottles on a single day

Kolkata: Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Ltd (BCPL), a public sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has scaled up its production activities to cater to the demand increasing manifold since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

New measures to restructure loans by banks a 'durable' resolution says RBI Governor

Mumbai/IBNS: Ahead of the expiry of the six-month loan repayment freeze on August 31, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shakti Kanta Das in an interview to CNBC Awaz said the new measures introduced to enable the banks to restructure loans will provide a "durable" resolution to the businesses constrained for money due to Covid-19, save jobs and in turn revive the economy, said a Bloomberg report.

COVID-19 pandemic to hit hard 220 mln young workers in Asia-Pacific: ADB

Manila/Xinhua: The COVID-19 pandemic will hit hard nearly 220 million young workers aged 15 to 24 in Asia-Pacific region, according to a report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday.

US firms are optimistic about investing in India, says San Francisco based Indian Consul General

New Delhi/IBNS: India and the United States shares many common interests and a strong bilateral relation, said Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad, Consul General, Consulate General of India, San Francisco, recently.

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.

Kamdhenu Group donates Rs 71 lakh to PM-CARES Fund

Kolkata/IBNS: Kamdhenu Group, a diversified player in the steel and paints industry, said that it has donated Rs 71 lakh to the Prime Minister-CARES Fund as part of COVID-19 pandemic related relief measures.

Laying off employees in Covid-19 times not a solution for companies: Ratan Tata

Mumbai/IBNS: Contradicting several companies' steps to reduce workforce to sail through the Covid-19 times, Indian industrialist Ratan Tata felt laying off employees can never be the solution to tackle the financial crisis caused due to the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.

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.

Indian Rupee bounces back 27 paise against USD

Mumbai/UNI: Erasing yesterdays losses, the Rupee on Wednesday jumped by 27 paise