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Scepticism dogs India’s covid-19 vaccination push

Many people across the country who have been selected to be inoculated with a priority covid jab have been a no-show. This must not come as a surprise as vaccine introductions are usually met with scepticism. Mint explains this reluctance among vaccine recipients.

In watching a Pujara rise above his pain; in watching a team of neophytes, cobbled together with duct tape, perform prodigies, we momentarily rise above our own pain. (Photo: AFP)
In watching a Pujara rise above his pain; in watching a team of neophytes, cobbled together with duct tape, perform prodigies, we momentarily rise above our own pain. (Photo: AFP)

Revenge of the lambs at the Gabbatoir

  • A day of unbelievable cricket at Brisbane can make you, albeit momentarily, forget even the most deeply-felt griefs
  • In no other field of endeavour do you take such selfless delight in the accomplishment of others, in achievements that in actuality make no particular difference to your own lives

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India’s millennial heroes could do with history lessons

Their daring exploits have us cheering but they also ought to know the story of how we got here

Residents rest for a few minutes after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in the NYCHA housing complex in Brooklyn (Reuters)
Residents rest for a few minutes after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in the NYCHA housing complex in Brooklyn (Reuters)

US surpasses 25 million coronavirus cases: Johns Hopkins data

  • The milestone was reached only five days after the US, the world's wealthiest and hardest-hit nation, recorded 400,000 deaths from the disease
  • President Joe Biden warned that deaths may reach 600,000 before vaccines begin to create immunity on a large scale

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (File photo) (HT_PRINT)
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine called Covaxin (REUTERS)
A woman walks past a poster of Reliance Industries installed outside the venue of the company's annual general meeting in Mumbai June 7, 2012.  (REUTERS)
A woman walks past a poster of Reliance Industries installed outside the venue of the company's annual general meeting in Mumbai June 7, 2012. (REUTERS)

Reliance spins off oil-to-chemical unit

Reliance for the first time reported integrated earnings of the O2C business in its third quarter financial results

A woman walks past a poster of Reliance Industries installed outside the venue of the company's annual general meeting in Mumbai June 7, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/File Photo (REUTERS)
A woman walks past a poster of Reliance Industries installed outside the venue of the company's annual general meeting in Mumbai June 7, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/File Photo (REUTERS)

Reliance’s Q3 numbers fall short as  investors await fresh triggers

  • RIL’s standalone Ebitda fell as much as 33% y-o-y; drop in consolidated profit was contained at 5%
  • The company’s gross refining margin continued to be substantially lower on a y-o-y basis

President Ram Nath Kovind. (File photo) (PTI)
Discussions are on for an extension of the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh for another five years, starting 2022-23 (AFP)
File Photo: The teacher, vaccinated on January 19, had taken some medicines on Saturday night as she was having chestpain and slept in her house (REUTERS)
File Photo: An iPhone 12 Pro display in the window of an Apple Inc. store  (Bloomberg)
India ranks ninth globally in terms of the number of IPOs in 2020 with 43 IPOs raising $4.09 billion, as per the report ( Photo: iStock)
India ranks ninth globally in terms of the number of IPOs in 2020 with 43 IPOs raising $4.09 billion, as per the report ( Photo: iStock)

India sees 19 IPOs worth $1.84 billion in 2020 December quarter: Report

Reflecting strong momentum, India witnessed 19 initial public offers worth $1.84 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020 and market sentiment remains positive in what could be a stellar 2021, according to a report.

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Work permits of foreigners in some professions will not be renewed after their expiry date
Work permits of foreigners in some professions will not be renewed after their expiry date

Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

  • A number of jobs in the private sector will be nationalised, Omani labour ministry said
  • Various jobs in insurance companies, shops and car dealerships, including finance, commercial and administrative positions, will be 'limited to Omanis only', the ministry added

These unique motor insurance schemes allow the users to pay the premium only on the days they use the vehicle or the distance they travel. Photo: HT
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi (REUTERS)
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi (REUTERS)

Covid vaccination: Over 16 lakh healthcare workers inoculated so far, says govt

  • India administered over 1 million vaccine doses within six days of roll out of the nationwide covid-19 inoculation program
  • More than 31,000 healthcare workers have been vaccinated in five states on the ninth day of the massive countrywide covid-19 vaccination program

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Pakistan's flag. (REUTERS)
Pakistan's flag. (REUTERS)

'No WhatsApp, FB messenger': Terror groups in Pak switch to new messaging apps

  • Terrorist groups and their handlers from Pakistan are switching to new applications which include one developed by a Turkish company
  • The new applications have the ability to work with the slowest internet connections where Enhanced Data for Global Evolution (EDGE), used in the late 2000s, or 2G is in operation

Indian Army trucks drive near Pangong Tso lake near the India-China border in Ladakh area. (AP)
In this file photo taken on October 28, 2015, Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli waves after casting his vote in an election for Nepal's new president in Kathmandu. (AFP) (HT_PRINT)
In this file photo taken on October 28, 2015, Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli waves after casting his vote in an election for Nepal's new president in Kathmandu. (AFP) (HT_PRINT)

Nepal PM Oli expelled from Communist Party amid political unrest

Tens of thousands of people protested in Nepal’s capital on Friday against the prime minister for dissolving Parliament and ordering new elections

A BMC healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a resident at Govandi. (HT )
FILE PHOTO: People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai.  (REUTERS)
Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal in post-Brexit era (DOWNING ST via REUTERS)
Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal in post-Brexit era (DOWNING ST via REUTERS)

Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal in post-Brexit era

  • White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that the administration had no timeline for forging a new trade deal
  • The UK regained control over its national trade policy at the start of the month following the end of a post-Brexit transition period

The earlier limit of  ₹1 lakh under Section 80C was fixed way back in 2003. It has been almost 18 years when the original limit of  ₹1 lakh was fixed. It has only been increased by 50% in 2014 which works out to just less than 3% annually.. Photo: iStock
The earlier limit of 1 lakh under Section 80C was fixed way back in 2003. It has been almost 18 years when the original limit of 1 lakh was fixed. It has only been increased by 50% in 2014 which works out to just less than 3% annually.. Photo: iStock

Budget 2021: Here's a strong reason to enhance limit u/s 80C to 2.50 lakh

Experts ask to declutter the section by taking out certain investments or expenses in a different Section.

Nithin Kamath, 39, Founder and CEO, Zerodha. Kamath, who already had experience in the business he was setting up, put as much as  ₹1.5 crore from his own savings to start the venture
Nithin Kamath, 39, Founder and CEO, Zerodha. Kamath, who already had experience in the business he was setting up, put as much as 1.5 crore from his own savings to start the venture

Nithin Kamath's take on Indian capital market size and why it's 'flawed'

  • Zerodha founder Nithin Kamath says looking at trading turnover to estimate capital market size is misleading. That's because most trades are leveraged
  • The best way to estimate the size of the Indian capital markets is by checking the revenue pool

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