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The real estate sector has been down and out for about five years, with the last two years being particularly bad on the back of demonetisation and implementation of RERA and GST. Photo: Mint
FILE PHOTO: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (C) and Krishnamurthy Subramanian (R), chief economic adviser pose during a photo opportunity outside their office in parliament in New Delhi, India, July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (C) and Krishnamurthy Subramanian (R), chief economic adviser pose during a photo opportunity outside their office in parliament in New Delhi, India, July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis (REUTERS)

Union Budget 2021 may unveil PSE privatisation policy

  • The Budget for the fiscal beginning April 1 is likely to identify the strategic sectors PSUs where the government would like to retain its presence, the two sources aware of the matter said

A file photo of Boeing F-15EX fighter jets
A file photo of Boeing F-15EX fighter jets

Boeing gets US approval to offer F-15EX to India

Boeing's F-15EX fighter jet will compete with Sweden's Gripen and France's Rafale among others for the Indian Air Force's plan to buy 114 multi-role aircraft to replace its Soviet-era fleet

Photo: AFP

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For the quarter, IndiGo's passenger ticket revenues were at  ₹4,069 crore, a decrease of 53.6% (REUTERS)
Many mutual fund houses-- ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, Quantum Mutual Fund, Nippon India Mutual Fund, Principal Mutual Fund, Aditya Birla SunLife Mutual Fund, UTI, IDFC Mutual Fund offer the facility to start SIP with an amount as low as  ₹100.
Many mutual fund houses-- ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, Quantum Mutual Fund, Nippon India Mutual Fund, Principal Mutual Fund, Aditya Birla SunLife Mutual Fund, UTI, IDFC Mutual Fund offer the facility to start SIP with an amount as low as 100.

Should you invest in retirement schemes of mutual funds?

  • Ideally, an investor should diversify their retirement portfolio across different fund houses. Preferably, an investor should construct a retirement portfolio with a mix of equity funds and a mix of debt fund

FILE- In this Sept. 30, 202, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Boeing Co. reported more cancellations for its 737 Max jet, which this week is scheduled to carry paying passengers for the first time since the planes were grounded 21 months ago after two deadly crashes. The company said Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, that orders for 88 of the planes were canceled in November. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) (AP)
FILE- In this Sept. 30, 202, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Boeing Co. reported more cancellations for its 737 Max jet, which this week is scheduled to carry paying passengers for the first time since the planes were grounded 21 months ago after two deadly crashes. The company said Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, that orders for 88 of the planes were canceled in November. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) (AP)

Boeing says 737Max's return to Indian skies will be decided by DGCA

  • The European Union Aviation Safety Agency on 27 January gave its seal of approval for the return to service of a modified version of the Boeing 737Max, mandating a package of software upgrades, electrical wiring rework, maintenance checks, operations manual updates and crew training

CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian authored this year's Economic Survey
CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian authored this year's Economic Survey

Meet Krishnamurthy Subramanian, the main man behind India's Economic Survey

  • India's chief economic advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian and his team are the main architects behind the Economic Survey
  • In his first Economic Survey in 2019, Subramanian had set an agenda of achieving 8% sustained Gross domestic product (GDP) growth to make India a $5-trillion economy by 2024-25

The parliament panel, led by Shashi Tharoor, had met Facebook executives on 2 September (HT)
The parliament panel, led by Shashi Tharoor, had met Facebook executives on 2 September (HT)

Budget session of Parliament set to be stormy

The session will begin with the address of the President to the joint sitting of the two Houses on Friday morning followed by the presentation of the Union Budget on February 1

Jaishankar said the India-China relationship is truly at a crossroads today and choices that are made will have profound repercussions, not just for the two nations but for the entire world (Photo: Reuters)
Jaishankar said the India-China relationship is truly at a crossroads today and choices that are made will have profound repercussions, not just for the two nations but for the entire world (Photo: Reuters)

Jaishankar outlines 8 principles for repairing India-China ties

Jaishankar also mentioned three 'mutuals — mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interests' as determining factors for the ties which, he said, came under 'exceptional stress' following last year's events in eastern Ladakh as he referred to China's massing of troops in the region

The official statement from the company claims that the new car will offer segment-first features especially at the price level it will be introduced at.
But if you take a car loan for a short duration, the EMIs will be heavy and non-payment will mean a blot on your credit report. Photo: iStock
But if you take a car loan for a short duration, the EMIs will be heavy and non-payment will mean a blot on your credit report. Photo: iStock

6 dos and don’ts before applying for a car loan

  • Interest rates on loans are decided by parameters such as the source of income, gender, and credit score. If you have a high income but a poor credit score, your loan rate may still be high.

Alain Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India & South Asia.
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Birla, who is also the chancellor of BITS Pilani, said BITS School of Management (BITSoM), the new B-school will come up at Kalyan in Mumbai metropolitan region. Photo: Bloomberg
Birla, who is also the chancellor of BITS Pilani, said BITS School of Management (BITSoM), the new B-school will come up at Kalyan in Mumbai metropolitan region. Photo: Bloomberg

BITS Pilani to invest 1,500 crore for new B-School in Mumbai: KM Birla

  • The B-School will be a zero-carbon footprint campus spread over 60 acre land with stellar faculty from the top business schools globally, including Wharton, University of Texas Austin and Singapore Management University

The company has recently entered an exclusive pact with American firm Covaxx to develop a cooronavirus vaccine.
Krishnamurthy Subramanian, India's chief economic advisor. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
We're issuing a statement from 16 political parties that we're boycotting President's Address that will be delivered at Parliament tomorrow: GN Azad, Congress (ANI)
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Colgate-Palmolive India recently launched neem and charcoal variants extending the Colgate toothpaste into the herbal category. Photo: Bloomberg
The dominance of the brand across the nation is evident from the results from Brand Finance's original market research, the report said.
The full impact of the 5G experience, though, would be available to Airtel customers when adequate spectrum is available, and government approvals are received. (Mint)
A cloud communications platform service provider, Route Mobile's clientele includes enterprises, OTT players, and mobile network operators
Empty vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are seen at a vaccination centre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (AP)
GameStop was among the five most-traded names over the past week on Stockal (Bloomberg)
Birla’s expectations for a rebound echo those of India’s central bank, as some of the nation’s key indicators, including manufacturing, demand for loans and consumer purchases, showed signs of strengthening.  (Mint)
Birla’s expectations for a rebound echo those of India’s central bank, as some of the nation’s key indicators, including manufacturing, demand for loans and consumer purchases, showed signs of strengthening. (Mint)

Kumar Mangalam Birla spurs spending after ‘surprise’ India revival

  • The Aditya Birla Group has seen strong growth in its financial services, fashion retail, cement and metals businesses, according to Kumar Mangalam Birla

Emami has been acquiring brands to enter into new product categories. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
Bitcoin was trading at $31,166, down 1.88% at around 1 pm (IST) on Thursday.
FILE PHOTO: The Regeneron Pharmaceuticals company logo is seen on a building at the company's Westchester campus in Tarrytown, New York, U.S. September 17, 2020. Picture taken September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The Regeneron Pharmaceuticals company logo is seen on a building at the company's Westchester campus in Tarrytown, New York, U.S. September 17, 2020. Picture taken September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (REUTERS)

Regeneron's covid-19 antibody cocktail effective against virus variants: study

As we expected, the virus continues to mutate, and these data show the continued ability of REGEN-COV to neutralize emerging strains, further validating our multi-antibody cocktail approach to infectious diseases, Regeneron president Dr George Yancopoulos said

Early in the pandemic, researchers and public health officials had suggested SARS-CoV-2 may behave like other coronaviruses, many of which rear their heads in fall and winter, but data was lacking,
Early in the pandemic, researchers and public health officials had suggested SARS-CoV-2 may behave like other coronaviruses, many of which rear their heads in fall and winter, but data was lacking,

Covid-19 is seasonal, new research suggests

  • Illinois researchers have suggested that covid-19 cases and mortality rates, among other epidemiological metrics, are significantly correlated with temperature and latitude across 221 countries

Shapoorji Pallonji currently has three projects under the Joyville brand with each in Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata and plans to add a few more going forward. Photo: Reuters
Shapoorji Pallonji currently has three projects under the Joyville brand with each in Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata and plans to add a few more going forward. Photo: Reuters

Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate to invest Rs4,000 cr on new project in Pune

Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate has launched a 148-acre project 'VANAHA' near Bavdhan, West Pune. The project will be a mixed-use development and will be a part of one of the largest townships in India.

The UK’s Vodafone Group Plc holds around 43% in VIL, while the Aditya Birla group holds 29%.. mint (MINT_PRINT)
Commercial flight operations will be halted at KIA during the aerial display times for both rehearsals and the actual airshow. (Reuters)
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