Infant mortality improves in India but malnutrition gets worse: Survey

Mortality rate among infants and those under five years of age fell in 18 states and union territories out of a total 22 surveyed, while 16 of them registered a rise in the percentage of under-five children who are underweight and severely wasted, according to the fifth National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5). …

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Farmers’ protest LIVE: Union reject govt offer, plan blocking highway

Farmers and their supporters take part in a tractor rally during a protest to support the nationwide strike, called by farmer unions to press for repeal of the Centres Agri laws, in Amritsar, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (PTI Photo) Farmers’ protest LIVE updates Day 18: Farmers unions plan to block the Jaipur-Delhi highway on …

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Investors look for long-term plan from Vedanta after $1 billion bond sale

Investors in Vedanta Resources Ltd. are turning their attention to the miner’s longer-term plan to streamline a complex group structure that has kept the parent from easily accessing cash at its units. Vedanta Resources, controlled by billionaire Anil Agarwal, allayed some immediate concerns this week when it received vital funding by …

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Farmers picket toll plazas, threaten bigger stir; PM again bats for reforms

Agitating farmers picketed highway toll plazas in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Saturday and claimed thousands more will soon arrive on Delhi’s borders as part of the intensification of their stir against the Centre’s new agri laws, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi again asserted that these reforms will help increase the …

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Borrowers seeking debt resolution can make a request by December 31: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Saturday clarified that borrowers, seeking resolution of their bad debt under the Covid-19 stress scheme as suggested by the KV Kamath committee, need not submit a resolution plan that the lenders would evaluate, rather, they can simply request by December 31. “The Resolution Framework …

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ZyCoV-D shot can remain stable at room temperature: Zydus Cadila chairman

Ahmedabad-based pharma major Cadila Healthcare (Zydus Cadila), which is readying to start phase 3 clinical trials, claimed that its investigational candidate ZyCoV-D can remain stable even at room temperature for at least three months. Speaking at a FICCI event, Pankaj Patel, chairman of Zydus Cadila said, “We feel this is a …

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Workers vandalise Wistron’s iPhone plant in Karnataka over unpaid salaries

In another employee standoff at a multinational conglomerate in Karnataka, violence broke out at Taiwanese technology giant Wistron Corporation’s Narsapura plant in Kolar district of the state near Bengaluru, which manufactures Apple iPhones apart from other IoT products. The employees who alleged salary deductions and untimely payments damaged factory property including …

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Brewing the right tea in the time of the coronavirus pandemic

Tea time is me-time and a true connoisseur wouldn’t swap it for anything else in the world. Listen to this podcast for Namrata Kohli’s chat over tea with Duggar and Goodricke Group MD Atul Asthana TopicsCoronavirus | Tea gardens Darjeeling | Darjeeling’s tea Namrata Kohli  |  New Delhi  Last Updated at December 12, 2020 20:58 IST …

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Post-Covid world order holds limitless opportunity for India: Chandrasekaran

The post-COVID-19 new world order offers limitless opportunity for India but for the country to be ready to participate in it, there is a need to establish regulatory standards on data and taxation in general, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran said on Saturday. Speaking at the 93rd annual convention of industry …

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Jaishankar hopes to have serious discussions on trade issues with Biden admin

There was a fairly serious negotiation between India and the Trump administration on resolving the outstanding trade issues as well as to clinch a trade deal, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday while hoping to have talks over it with the Biden dispensation. The external affairs minister said the …

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