Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Women in the post-pandemic workplace

Women in the post-pandemic workplace

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It was women who unambiguously bore the brunt of the lockdown joblessness Topics Indian workforce | BS Opinion | unemployment As India Inc gradually returns to the office, and managements struggle to get up to speed, one corporate value could fall by the wayside with infectious rapidity: Gender equality in the workplace. Job growth is expected to be slow…
Three-shot course of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine neutralises Omicron variation

Three-shot course of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine neutralises Omicron variation

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BioNTech and Pfizer said on Wednesday a three-shot course of their Covid-19 vaccine was able to neutralise the new Omicron variant in a laboratory test and said they could deliver an upgraded vaccine in March 2022, if needed. BioNTech and Pifzer are the first manufacturers of a Covid vaccine to issue an official update on…
A window of chance

A window of chance

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China's authoritarian politics is putting its amazing economic success at risk, and opening an opportunity for India Topics China | BS Opinion In the 2000s, India was often coupled with China. At a time when we were growing at 8 and 9 per cent annually, many argued we were just a step behind China, having begun reforms…
10-year G-Sec, repo spread reaches decadal high; market anticipates inflation

10-year G-Sec, repo spread reaches decadal high; market anticipates inflation

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The current differential or spread is nearly three times the average spread in the last 10 years. Topics Reserve Bank of India | Government securities | RBI repo rate Krishna Kant  |  Mumbai  Last Updated at December 8, 2021 23:32 IST The spread between the benchmark 10-year government bond’s yield and the Reserve Bank of India’s policy or repurchase…
Non-life insurance companies’ gross direct premium up 5.5%to Rs 15,743 cr in Nov

Non-life insurance companies’ gross direct premium up 5.5%to Rs 15,743 cr in Nov

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The gross direct premium written by non-life insurance companies rose by 5.5 per cent to Rs 15,743.22 crore in November, data from Irdai showed on Wednesday. The 31 non-life insurance companies had written premiums worth Rs 14,919.43 crore in November 2020. Of these, the 24 general insurance companies witnessed a 4.2 per cent increase in…
Markets rebound as Omicron fears ease; FPIs stay net sellers

Markets rebound as Omicron fears ease; FPIs stay net sellers

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While global equity markets rallied, other asset classes held steady. Gold, treasury, and dollar saw little change Topics stock markets | Sensex | Omicron Samie Modak  |  Mumbai  Last Updated at December 8, 2021 01:27 IST India’s benchmark indices rebounded from their three-month lows on Tuesday on hopes that the Omicron variant of coronavirus would likely cause only mild…
India, Russia discuss collaboration in shipbuilding, inland waterways

India, Russia discuss collaboration in shipbuilding, inland waterways

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Sonowal said that both the countries are looking at new areas of cooperation to further the bilateral relations Topics India Russia | Shipbuilding | Inland waterways Photo: @sarbanandsonwal (Twitter) India and Russia can collaborate in the fields of civilian shipbuilding and inland waterways, Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Monday. Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Oleg Ryazantsev called…
Cambodia raises travel restriction for travelers showing up from 10 African nations

Cambodia raises travel restriction for travelers showing up from 10 African nations

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Cambodia has lifted an entry ban for passengers arriving from 10 African countries, introduced to prevent the spread of the novel Omicron coronavirus variant, the regional online-media Khmer Times reported on Monday, referring to the Ministry of Health. The temporary entry ban was imposed on November 29 for travelers from Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi,…
Dengue death toll in Delhi increases to 15, tally over 8,900: Civic body

Dengue death toll in Delhi increases to 15, tally over 8,900: Civic body

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The number of dengue cases in Delhi has jumped to over 8,900. Nearly 700 fresh cases have been logged in the last one week Topics Dengue | Dengue cases | dengue in India Six more deaths due to dengue have been reported in Delhi taking the total number of fatalities due to the vector-borne disease in the city this…
India swears boosted trade and financial investment in Russian Far-East

India swears boosted trade and financial investment in Russian Far-East

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Putin welcomed Modi's commitment to an Act Far-East Policy under which India could be a reliable partner in the development of the Russian Far-East Topics India Russia India on Monday underlined its commitment to enhanced trade and investment in the Russian Far-East with the two countries identifying sectors such as energy, maritime connectivity, healthcare and…