A Muslim girl holds LED-bulb light during a protest against CAA, NRC and NPR, in Bengaluru (Photo: PTI)
A Muslim girl holds LED-bulb light during a protest against CAA, NRC and NPR, in Bengaluru (Photo: PTI)

'Entirely internal matter': India slams anti-CAA resolution in EU Parliament

  • 'We hope sponsors and supporters of EU draft resolution on CAA will engage with India to get full assessment of facts,' said a person familiar with the development
  • 'EU Parliament should not take action that call into question rights, authority of democratically elected legislatures,' said the person

Between 2001 and 2011, Kerala added the highest number of census towns to its urban settlements (Photo: Shutterstock)
Between 2001 and 2011, Kerala added the highest number of census towns to its urban settlements (Photo: Shutterstock)

Why India has the fastest-growing cities

  • Kerala’s Malappuram is the world’s fastest-growing city. What explains this surprise in a state with low birth rates?
  • If all areas having more than 5,000 people are classified as urban, India will be 47% urban. And Kerala? It goes from 16% administratively urban in 2011 Census to almost 100% urban

Coronavirus is a key worry for the global markets because if the situation becomes worse from here then it could result in short-term slowdown in the global economy, said an analyst
Coronavirus is a key worry for the global markets because if the situation becomes worse from here then it could result in short-term slowdown in the global economy, said an analyst

Q3 earnings, coronavirus, pre-Budget expectations may drive markets this week

  • Investors would also watch out for the US Fed and Bank of England's monetary policy
  • Heavyweights like SBI, HDFC, HUL and Maruti Suzuki would be announcing their results this week, which would keep markets busy

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Picture uploaded to social media by the Central Hospital of Wuhan show medical staff attending to patients, in Wuhan, China. ( via REUTERS)
Picture uploaded to social media by the Central Hospital of Wuhan show medical staff attending to patients, in Wuhan, China. ( via REUTERS)

Behind the global race to contain China’s killer bug

  • In Wuhan, chaos has taken hold as local hospitals face a patient onslaught and have run short of protective gear, masks and goggles
  • While the world’s best disease hunters raced to slow down the advance of the virus, a remarkable human drama was unfolding on the ground in Wuhan

India’s anti-satellite weapon-Mission Shakti made its debut at the Republic Day Parade. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
SAIC, owner of MG Motors, has till date sold nearly 16,000 units of Hector since its launch in July 2019
SAIC, owner of MG Motors, has till date sold nearly 16,000 units of Hector since its launch in July 2019

After smartphones, Chinese automakers eye dominance of Indian market

  • As the Indian govt firms up its EV plans, Chinese companies have already set their eyes on the EV sector roadmap in the country
  • Chinese smartphone brands captured 72% of the Indian market in 2019 compared to 60% a year ago

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Noble prize winner Abhijit Banerjee delivers a lecture at TISS college in Mumbai.  (PTI)
Noble prize winner Abhijit Banerjee delivers a lecture at TISS college in Mumbai. (PTI)

Banking sector is stressed, govt in no position to bail it out: Abhijit Banerjee

  • The author of 'Good Economics for Hard Times' added that the slowdown in the economy will also adversely impact poverty alleviation in the country
  • Abhijit Banerjee said the demand slowdown in the automobile sector also shows that people are lacking confidence in the economy

The ceremony that lasted one and a half hours, was witnessed by PM Narendra Modi and the chief guest of this year’s parade, Brazilian president Jair Messias Bolsonaro, while President Ram Nath Kovind took the salute. (Photo: AP)
The ceremony that lasted one and a half hours, was witnessed by PM Narendra Modi and the chief guest of this year’s parade, Brazilian president Jair Messias Bolsonaro, while President Ram Nath Kovind took the salute. (Photo: AP)

India celebrates 71st Republic Day with several firsts

  • The celebration this year was marked by several firsts, starting with PM Modi paying homage to soldiers killed in battle at National War Memorial instead of the Amar Jawan Jyoti
  • One of the showstoppers of the parade was India’s Anti-Satellite Weapons system that was successfully tested in March last year

The official said many companies are interested in listing their equity shares in foreign countries (AP)
Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund which held Vodafone Idea debt of around 4-7% in its debt schemes, had written down this value by 100% (Photo: iStock)
Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund which held Vodafone Idea debt of around 4-7% in its debt schemes, had written down this value by 100% (Photo: iStock)

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund side pockets its exposure to Vodafone Idea

  • Existing investors will benefit from recovery in the bad debt through this separate portfolio while fresh investors will not
  • Franklin Templeton MF had previously, on 16 Jan written down the value of the affected paper completely. It had also imposed a restriction of 2 lakh per day per investor into the affected schemes

Of about 2,000 cities in China with factories and other facilities in Bloomberg's supply chain database, the city ranks 13th, with about 500 facilities (Photo: AP)
Gao Fu, bottom, the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks to journalists after a press conference about a virus outbreak at the State Council Information Office in Beijing (Photo: AP)
Gao Fu, bottom, the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks to journalists after a press conference about a virus outbreak at the State Council Information Office in Beijing (Photo: AP)

China virus outbreak update: US, Japan prepare evacuation; toll rises to 56

  • Coronavirus transmission ability getting stronger; the virus has killed at least 56 people in China
  • More than 2,000 cases have been reported in 15 countries and territories; US to evacuate diplomatic staff, citizens from Wuhan

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Protestors stage a demonstration against CAA and NRC near Ghantaghar in old city area of Lucknow, (PTI)
Protestors stage a demonstration against CAA and NRC near Ghantaghar in old city area of Lucknow, (PTI)

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Dream11 co-founder Harsh Jain. The gaming platform offers cricket, kabaddi and football, where users can win money from a reward pool, depending on the players they pick and the actual outcome of the game.
Dream11 co-founder Harsh Jain. The gaming platform offers cricket, kabaddi and football, where users can win money from a reward pool, depending on the players they pick and the actual outcome of the game.

Dream11 eyes $500 million from Tiger-led fundraising round

  • Tiger Global may invest $200 million in fantasy gaming platform at a valuation of $2.5 billion
  • Dream11 also aims to build out its platform as a full-fledged sports platform selling merchandise

The exchequer was shaved off  ₹1.45 trillion as the govt slashed corporate tax rates up to 10 percentage points, the biggest reduction in 28 years (Photo: Reuters)
The exchequer was shaved off 1.45 trillion as the govt slashed corporate tax rates up to 10 percentage points, the biggest reduction in 28 years (Photo: Reuters)

Room for income tax relief limited as collections may fall short

  • Income and corporate tax collections are likely to miss FY2020 targets by as much as 1.5 trillion
  • Indirect taxes may fall short by about 50,000 crore on drop in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in a sluggish economy

A defining tech trend of this millennium is companies moving to the cloud to cut costs and widen accessibility A masked call to an Ola driver, for example, is enabled by APIs connecting to telecom resources on the cloud. (iStockphoto)
A defining tech trend of this millennium is companies moving to the cloud to cut costs and widen accessibility A masked call to an Ola driver, for example, is enabled by APIs connecting to telecom resources on the cloud. (iStockphoto)

How APIs are shaping the way digital businesses are built

  • API is a code written to protocols that allows disparate systems and applications to talk to one another with minimal intervention
  • The idea of APIs came from the virtualization of hardware and cloud-based infrastructure as a service

(From left) Avinash Asthana, Ankit Sobti and Abhijit Kane decided to set up Postman in 2014 to tackle the pain-points of using APIs
(From left) Avinash Asthana, Ankit Sobti and Abhijit Kane decided to set up Postman in 2014 to tackle the pain-points of using APIs

An Indian fix for a coding niggle goes global

  • With around eight million users, Bengaluru-based Postman, which helps organize APIs, has become a category leader
  • Software developers across the world faced the problem of managing a host of APIs and collaborating seamlessly

A cut in personal income taxes could also support the markets as this will give a filip to consumption (Photo: Mint)
A cut in personal income taxes could also support the markets as this will give a filip to consumption (Photo: Mint)

Mark To Market | Great expectations ride on the budget

  • The markets are hoping that the government will revive the economy without straining its finances too hard in the upcoming Budget
  • The market wants the government to expand its balance sheet a wee bit to free up some resources to revive growth

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A pilot waves as a Boeing 777X airplane taxis during its first test flight from the company's plant in Everett, Washington.  (REUTERS)
A pilot waves as a Boeing 777X airplane taxis during its first test flight from the company's plant in Everett, Washington. (REUTERS)

Boeing's 777X jetliner successfully completes maiden flight

  • The 777X is expected to enter service in 2021, a year later than originally scheduled because of development snags
  • While eyeing hundreds of sales this decade, Boeing's new 406-seater must overcome hurdles from regulators and buyers

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The Apache and Chinook were among the main attractions as they flew across the clear blue sky, leaving the spectators spellbound. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
The Apache and Chinook were among the main attractions as they flew across the clear blue sky, leaving the spectators spellbound. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

With Apache, Chinook, 'Dhanush', India displays military might at R-Day parade

  • A marching contingent of the Corps of Army Air Defence was also part for parade for the first time
  • The Apache and Chinook were among the main attractions as they flew across the clear blue sky, leaving the spectators spellbound

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Hardeep Singh Puri, union minister for housing and urban affairs, and civil aviation, and MoS for commerce and industry (Photo: Mint)
Hardeep Singh Puri, union minister for housing and urban affairs, and civil aviation, and MoS for commerce and industry (Photo: Mint)

‘There’s no bigger lie than one that claims minorities are being stifled’

  • In a detailed interview to Mint, the union minister also said the upcoming Delhi election will be fought on development issues, both local and national
  • The NPR has nothing to do with CAA, it only wants to know how many people live in a sub-division because it will help in development projects, says the minister

Gold prices ended higher at  ₹40,355 per 10 gram on MCX
At present, shops are allowed to open till 10 pm while restaurants can remain open till 1.30 am latest.
At present, shops are allowed to open till 10 pm while restaurants can remain open till 1.30 am latest.

Mumbai's enhanced nightlife fails to enthuse city's mall owners

  • Not all Mumbai mall owners are rushing to the idea of opening 24/7 due to concerns over additional costs, manpower and doubts over footfalls late night
  • Last week, Maharashtra approved its 'Mumbai 24 hour policy' allowing malls, shops and restaurants to open 24 hours and seven days week, if they wish to, from 27 Jan

People using 2G mobile internet services after more than 6 months in Kashmir (Photo: ANI)
People using 2G mobile internet services after more than 6 months in Kashmir (Photo: ANI)

Mobile services in Kashmir, suspended for Republic Day, now restored

  • However, the mobile internet services remain suspended
  • On Saturday, hours after low-speed mobile internet was restored in Kashmir, authorities again snapped services, citing security reasons in view of Republic Day

Heavy equipment works at a construction site for a field hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province (Photo: AP)
Heavy equipment works at a construction site for a field hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province (Photo: AP)

Stranded Indian students in virus-hit Wuhan: India says examining 'all options'

  • India on Sunday opened a third hotline in view of 'large number' of phone calls from the Indians who are mostly students, the Indian Embassy in Beijing said
  • 'As of now, we understand that no Indian citizens have been affected by the outbreak and that food and water supplies are available to them,' tweeted MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar