Monday, July 4, 2022
We need a thinking, speaking President; not rubber stamp: Yashwant Sinha

We need a thinking, speaking President; not rubber stamp: Yashwant Sinha

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Yashwant Sinha, the candidate in the presidential election, on Wednesday said a "thinking and speaking" person should be the resident of Rashtrapati Bhavan and not a rubber stamp. Topics Yashwant Sinha | President of India | Indian presidential election Yashwant Sinha, the candidate of joint Opposition nominee in the presidential election, on Wednesday said a "thinking and speaking" person
Byju’s lays off 2,500 employees as part of cost-cutting drive: Report

Byju’s lays off 2,500 employees as part of cost-cutting drive: Report

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The latest development at Byju's comes as the Indian edtech market is shrinking with reopening of schools, colleges and physical tuition centres Topics Byju's | job cuts BS Web Team  |  New Delhi  Last Updated at June 29, 2022 20:59 IST Amid funding freeze being witnessed by Indian startups, edtech major Byju's has laid off over 2,500
Maharashtra logs 3,957 new Covid cases, 7 deaths; active tally at 25,735

Maharashtra logs 3,957 new Covid cases, 7 deaths; active tally at 25,735

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A total of 3,696 people were discharged in the last 24 hours in the state, taking the cumulative count of recoveries to 77,98,817. The recovery rate in the state is 97.82 per cent as of now. Topics Maharashtra | Coronavirus | Omicron Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 3,957 fresh coronavirus cases, including 1,504 in Mumbai, and seven fatalities, the health
Day after DCGI nod, SII seeks inclusion of Covovax in Covid program

Day after DCGI nod, SII seeks inclusion of Covovax in Covid program

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A day after India's drug regulator approved Covovax for restricted emergency use in children aged 7 to 11 years, the vaccine maker Serum Institute has written to the Centre seeking its inclusion in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme in the interest of public health, official sources said on Wednesday.In a letter to the Union health
Confident of delivering value on bid for Citi India deal: Axis Bank’s Moghe

Confident of delivering value on bid for Citi India deal: Axis Bank’s Moghe

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Moghe did not express discomfort with the fact that Citi’s portfolio had experienced de-growth for some time. Axis Bank is confident of delivering value for the price it is paying for Citi’s retail business in India, said Sanjeev Moghe, president & head--cards & payments at the private lender, on Wednesday. Moghe was replying to a
SIAC rejects Future Group’s plea to terminate the arbitration proceedings

SIAC rejects Future Group’s plea to terminate the arbitration proceedings

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Passing an order on the Kishore Biyani-led group's plea, the SIAC said it will continue with the arbitration proceedings, which are in the stage of final hearings Topics Future Group | Amazon The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) on Tuesday rejected the Future Group's plea to terminate the arbitration proceedings initiated by e-commerce major amazon against the
Krishna Vedati named as Byju’s president for global growth and strategy

Krishna Vedati named as Byju’s president for global growth and strategy

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Edtech giant Byju’s has made senior leadership changes, naming Krishna Vedati as president of global growth and strategic initiatives. Vedati, the co-founder and CEO of Tynker, which teaches children coding, will report to co-founder and CEO Byju Raveendran. He will join executive committee of Byju, the company. Srinivas Mandyam, co-founder and chief technology officer of
Mumbai logs 1,290 new Covid cases, two deaths; active tally nearly 12,000

Mumbai logs 1,290 new Covid cases, two deaths; active tally nearly 12,000

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It raised the caseload in the city to 11,09,723, and death toll to 19,606, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Topics Mumbai | Coronavirus | Omicron Mumbai on Tuesday recorded 1,290 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths due to the infection. It raised the caseload in the city to 11,09,723, and death toll to 19,606
Vijay Mallya pursues attempts to overturn bankruptcy order in UK court

Vijay Mallya pursues attempts to overturn bankruptcy order in UK court

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At a case management hearing at the Chancery Division of the High Court in London on Monday, Justice Tom Leech concluded that a set of interlinked hearings in the matter would be heard together. Topics Vijay Mallya | Bankruptcy | UK Embattled businessman Vijay Mallya, who is based in Britain for over five years, is pursuing appeals in the
Spreading textile hubs

Spreading textile hubs

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Govt must focus on downturn in cotton production Topics Business Standard Editorial Comment | Textile | Textile sector The Central government’s reported plan to create 75 Tiruppur-like textile hubs in the country reflects over-ambition as it has come at a time when the survival of even the existing cotton-based industry is at stake due to high prices and shortage