- Paytm enters general insurance sector, acquires Raheja QBE (Ld)(15 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Leading digital payments platform Paytm along with its founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma on Monday announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based private sector general insurance company Raheja QBE, to democratize general insurance services in the country.
- FAO warns India of locust attack, choppers pressed into service(22:32)
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has warned India of major locusts attacks in the coming days, following which the government has intensified its efforts to tackle the menace. The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said on Sunday that a new dimension has been added by using helicopters in the locust control operations.
- Need to focus on import substitution for 15 goods: Assocham(22:12)
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) As the call grows for an 'Aatma Nirbhar Bharat' (self-reliant India) in terms of manufacturing of goods and lower dependence on imports, industry body Assocham has suggested that the country should focus on at least major 15 imported goods to achieve import substitution and become self-reliant in the next two to three years.
- 'Limit bank services to essentials, give Covid cover to employees'(20:28)
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) As new coronavirus cases surge every passing day with reports of banking employees also testing positive coming in, Voice of Banking, an organisation working for the welfare of banking employees, has urged the government to limit the services at physical branches to essential services only.
- 70% startups hit by Covid-19, 12% shut: FICCI-IAN survey(16:41)
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has made an unprecedented impact on the Indian businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups. According to a joint survey by FICCI and Indian Angel Network (IAN), the pandemic has hit the businesses of around 70 per cent startups.
- Adopt Cloud fast to beat pandemic blues: Indian tech honchos(11:20)
By Nishant Arora
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Covid-19 lockdown forced enterprises in India to shift their operations overnight to immediately accommodate a remote workforce. During four months of working remotely, they faced unprecedented challenges in how to manage their business continuity in light of the burdens placed on capacity, productivity and security.
- New players, duty pass-through spark new low in solar tariffs(21:04)
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) A chance coming together of several positives has led to a new record low tariff bid in the interstate transmission system (ISTS) tranche IX auctions of the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), according to CRISIL Research.
- Jio killer app serves Rs 13,500 p.a. spoiler on Zoom party (Ld)(17:34)
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) While video conferencing app, Zoom has a 40-minute limit on group meetings in its basic or free plan, JioMeet, soft launched on Google Playstore and iOS on Thursday, has a 24-hour limit on group meetings, absolutely free.
- Overseas participants on Indian power exchanges soon(17:05)
By Subhash Narayan
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Indian power exchanges may soon host buyers and sellers from neighbouring countries as India looks to operationalise cross-border sale and purchase of electricity for which regulations were finalised last year.