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World Coronavirus Dispatch: How virus-laden aerosols flow inside a car

How virus-laden aerosols flow inside a car Since the pandemic began, officials and scientists around the world have been looking out for super-spreader events, where there is a large gathering of crowds, to check the spread of the coronavirus. Over time researchers have also mapped how virus travels in places like …

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Ease fiscal deficit, look at higher spend for future: Assocham President

New Assocham President Vineet Aggarwal has batted for fiscal expansion in the form of higher expenditure in the upcoming Budget. “Fiscal relaxation is critical, and the focus should be on spending when the world comes out of this once-in-a-hundred-years kind of crisis,” Aggarwal told Business Standard. As spending on …

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Franklin Templeton MF’s 6 shut schemes generate Rs 13,789 cr since closure

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund on Sunday said its six shut schemes have received Rs 13,789 crore from maturities, pre-payments and coupon payments since closing down in April. Franklin Templeton MF shut six debt mutual fund schemes on April 23, 2020 citing redemption pressures and lack of liquidity in the bond market. …

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Farmer Protests LIVE: SC-appointed panel to hold first meeting on Jan 19

Farmers’ protest LIVE updates Day 52: The government on Friday asked protesting farmers to form an informal group to prepare a concrete proposal about their objections and suggestions on the three farm laws for further discussion at their next meeting on January 19 to end the long-running protest at various Delhi borders, but unions stuck …

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Plea in Delhi High Court against Lakshmi Vilas Bank and DBS merger

A plea in the Delhi High Court has challenged the scheme of amalgamation of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), contending that its shareholders have been “left in the lurch” and the Centre and the Reserve Bank have failed to protect their interests. The petition was listed before …

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Most Indian IT firms to post high single-digit growth in 2021: Balakrishnan

The year 2021 will be good for India’s information technology sector and most of the companies in the space are expected to clock high single digit growth, according to IT industry veteran V Balakrishnan. The former Chief Financial Officer of IT major Infosys said Indian IT companies have handled the COVID-19 …

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Latest News LIVE: PM Modi flags off eight trains to Statue of Unity

on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting different parts of the country to Kevadia in Gujarat, via video conferencing. These trains will connect Kevadia to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar. Modi said these trains will help boost tourism in the tribal region and increase connectivity to the world’s tallest statue, the …

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CEO who calls himself ‘performance psychopath’ takes over new auto empire

The just-finalized merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and PSA Group is poised to raise the global profile of an under-the-radar chief executive who will lead a vast and massively complex carmaker with quiet intensity. The market debut this week of Stellantis, the group formed by the Italian-American and French auto …

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