- UNESCAP suggests removal of tariffs on essential medical supplies(22:08)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the world reels under the scourge of coronavirus pandemic, a report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) says that countries should remove tariffs and unnecessary non-tariff measures on the import of essential medicines, medical equipment and related inputs.
- UPL commits Rs 75 cr to PM-CARES Fund(21:10)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Agricultural solutions provider UPL on Friday pledged Rs 75 crore to PM-CARES Fund for assisting in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
- M&M not to inject any fresh equity into SYMC(21:00)
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has decided not to infuse fresh equity into its South Korea-based subsidiary SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC)in light of the COVID 19 impact.
- With repair shops closed, farmers fear delay in crop harvests(19:46)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) While the government tries to push up the supply of essential items like flour and cereals, farmers across the country say that due to the lockdown, machines used in agricultural activities cannot be repaired because the necessary shops have not been certified as essential services.
- Corporate leaders face economic challenge of a lifetime(18:32)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the new coronavirus pandemic hits enterprises and individuals alike -- businesses large and small shut their doors and millions retreat to enforced isolation -- the magnitude of the crisis confronts corporate leaders with the economic challenge of a lifetime, a new report has stressed.
- How COVID-19 changed retail, shopping behaviour of people(18:04)
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) The widespread restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic changed shopping behaviour dramatically with many people stocking up on hand sanitisers and toilet papers, while shelters across the US are running out of pets to adopt as consumers take comfort in a new companion, said a new report.
- Power, RE sector PSUs to donate Rs 925 cr to PM-CARES fund(17:07)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Central Public Sector Centre Enterprises (CPSEs) under the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy have decided to contribute Rs 925 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund), which has been created by the Prime Ministers Office to provide relief to the needy people in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country.
- New reduced timings for G-sec, forex markets: RBI(16:50)
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India on Friday notified new market timings for the government bond, forex markets, while maintaining the duration of other key banking related activities.
- Supply of essential items remains far from smooth in Delhi(16:37)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) More than a week after the 21-day lockdown was imposed in the country, the supplies of essential items in Delhi are far from smooth. Branded essential items have disappeared from the shelves of kirana stores, though open items like sugar, flour, rice, pulses are available.
- Extend moratorium on debt repayment: EEPC(16:11)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) of India has urged the government to extend the moratorium on debt repayment as the top markets for engineering exports are under lockdown that is in place to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
- Non-life insurers surprised over fall in emergency claims(16:05)
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Non-life insurers are surprised to see a drastic reduction in reporting of emergency admissions/operations and related claims and wonder whether the people have turned healthy during the lockdown or a silent 'health' bomb is ticking.
- Laptop sales surge in India as firms empower workforce at home(12:57)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) While several industries reel under the COVID-19 lockdown impact in India, PC and laptop majors like HP and Lenovo have seen a massive surge in bulk buying from corporates and enterprises to keep their workforce stay home, safe and connected.