A volunteer receiving vaccine shot under clinical trial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine
New Delhi: Civil Defence volunteers hold a placard as part of a campaign 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off', launched by Delhi Government to tackle air pollution, in New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)(PTI26-10-2020_000044B) (PTI)
New Delhi: Civil Defence volunteers hold a placard as part of a campaign 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off', launched by Delhi Government to tackle air pollution, in New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)(PTI26-10-2020_000044B) (PTI)

Why covid lockdown was only a temporary respite from air pollution

  • Less economic activity and vehicular traffic due to the pandemic don’t seem to have made cities in northern India more breathable this winter

While Airtel shares haven’t really budged since it reported impressive results for its Africa business, investors now need to grapple with the fact that the company has delivered strong results across various divisions (Photo: Mint)

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New Delhi: Porters, not adhering to social distancing norms, wait for passengers, outside New Delhi Railway Station (PTI)
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Market LIVE: Sensex, Nifty choppy; Bharti Airtel zooms 10%

  • Indian benchmark equity indices opened higher on Wednesday even as global shares slipped amid concerns about rising covid-19 infections in the US, Europe and uncertainty over next week's US elections

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Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint (MINT_PRINT)

Bharti Airtel shares jump 9% on strong Q2 earnings

  • A boom in remote work propelled a 58% year-on-year jump in data consumption at Bharti Airtel in the September quarter, helping India’s second-largest telco post record consolidated revenues, which offset the telco’s net loss during the quarter

Vector’s covid vaccine is a mix of short amino-acid chains, called peptides, that induce an immune response.
Vector’s covid vaccine is a mix of short amino-acid chains, called peptides, that induce an immune response.

Russia starts making second Covid-19 vaccine

  • Earlier this month, Russia had announced the approval of Vector’s covid vaccine
  • Russia has submitted applications to WHO for an Emergency Use Listing and prequalification of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

BigBasket saw strong tailwinds amid the covid pandemic.mint

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The potential merger would boost Kotak’s deposits by 81% to 4.7 trillion rupees, still way behind the likes of HDFC Bank Ltd.
The potential merger would boost Kotak’s deposits by 81% to 4.7 trillion rupees, still way behind the likes of HDFC Bank Ltd.

How India’s biggest bank merger would stack up in numbers

  • Talk of the merger and Kotak’s unexpected profit growth has already pushed the lender ahead of rival ICICI Bank Ltd.
  • If the deal goes ahead through a share swap at IndusInd’s current price, Kotak’s market value will soar by about 464.5 billion rupees

Cryptocurrency could potentially provide RBI with a more sustainable low-cost domestic payments system than UPI or debit cards.istock
Cryptocurrency could potentially provide RBI with a more sustainable low-cost domestic payments system than UPI or debit cards.istock

How crypto is now making a comeback

In India, not only has RBI’s 2018 ban been reversed by the Supreme Court through a ruling in March 2020, but also the country’s famously conservative banking system is making nascent forays into the crypto space

UK Vaccine Taskforce Chair Kate Bingham said that the global manufacturing capacity for vaccines is vastly inadequate for the billions of doses (AP)
UK Vaccine Taskforce Chair Kate Bingham said that the global manufacturing capacity for vaccines is vastly inadequate for the billions of doses (AP)

First generation of covid vaccine 'likely to be imperfect': UK Taskforce

'The first generation of vaccines is likely to be imperfect, and we should be prepared that they might not prevent infection but rather reduce symptoms, and, even then, might not work for everyone or for long,' UK Vaccine Taskforce Chair Kate Bingham said.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses his supporters during an election campaign meeting ahead of state assembly election in Dehri, eastern state of Bihar. (REUTERS)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses his supporters during an election campaign meeting ahead of state assembly election in Dehri, eastern state of Bihar. (REUTERS)

What’s at stake for PM Narendra Modi in India’s first state vote since covid-19

  • Bihar accounts for 212,355 of India’s 7.94 million confirmed cases, making it the 11th worst hit out of the country’s 28 states
  • PM Modi is the main face of the ruling coalition in Bihar and a great deal depends on his enduring popularity among voters.

Positions include managing employees, operating robots, and monitoring safety at facilities, the company say
Positions include managing employees, operating robots, and monitoring safety at facilities, the company say

Amazon to hire 100,000 seasonal employees

  • Amazon announced it is creating more than 100,000 jobs in operations such as packing and delivering orders for its 'peak season'
  • Positions include managing employees, operating robots, and monitoring safety at facilities, the company say

Laddering is like investing in a systemic investment plan where you get to average the cost of purchase by buying small amounts regularly
Five of the eight high-frequency indicators, including exports, tracked by Bloomberg News improved last month, while three were steady (MINT_PRINT)
Five of the eight high-frequency indicators, including exports, tracked by Bloomberg News improved last month, while three were steady (MINT_PRINT)

Indian economy accelerates in September as animal spirits soar

India’s economy picked up speed in September as a revival in demand and business activity helped drive the South Asian nation toward recovery from the pandemic-induced slump.

LJP Chief Chirag Paswan. (ANI)
Equitas Small Finance Bank latest FD interest rates. (Mint)
Entrance of Raohe Street Night Market in Taipei
Entrance of Raohe Street Night Market in Taipei

We should keep a close watch of China’s dual circulation strategy

India could well take advantage of Beijing’s plan to reorient its economy towards domestic demand and sophisticated sectors

RBI expects Indian banks to maintain a CRAR of 9% (MINT_PRINT)
Gold rates today: On MCX, prices fell to  ₹50,860 per 10 gram
Voting for the first phase of Bihar Elections began today. (ANI)
Smog engulfs around India Gate as air pollution continues to rise in the capital, in New Delhi. (ANI)
Pfizer’s is among a vanguard group of vaccines that also includes those of AstraZeneca Plc and Moderna Inc. (AP)
Pfizer’s is among a vanguard group of vaccines that also includes those of AstraZeneca Plc and Moderna Inc. (AP)

Pfizer covid-19 vaccine trial hasn’t reached analysis milestone

  • Pfizer’s is among a vanguard group of vaccines that also includes those of AstraZeneca Plc and Moderna Inc
  • Pfizer is developing the vaccine with German partner BioNTech SE

Irdai is taking good steps in introducing the standard health insurance policy, the standard life insurance policy and colour coding for complexity
Irdai is taking good steps in introducing the standard health insurance policy, the standard life insurance policy and colour coding for complexity

The insurance regulator’s 70's mindset is not serving the purpose in 2020

Irdai is trying to make changes in customer interest, but they just don’t go far enough

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addressing during the 'Naukri samvad' ahead of Bihar Assembly Elections in Patna on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
The bank was probed for the period under erstwhile chief executive Chanda Kochhar. Mint
The capital raise will help the firm realize its full potential, says CEO Shan Kadavil.
Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan. ANI Photo
Vehicles pass by a hoarding of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the first phase of Bihar state polling, in Patna. (AFP)
Vehicles pass by a hoarding of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the first phase of Bihar state polling, in Patna. (AFP)

Ahead of PM Modi's rally in Bihar, BJP MP Ajay Nishad tests Covid-19 positive

  • BJP star campaigner and Muzzafarpur MP Ajay Nishad tested positive for Covid-19
  • Nishad was involved in preparations for PM Modi's rally for the last two days and was campaigning as well in the neighbouring areas

Union Minister for Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal. (ANI)
SBI has AAA credit scores from local credit companies, and its AT1 offering is rated AA+ and can be called back by the lender after five years or any year thereafter.mint (MINT_PRINT)
SBI has AAA credit scores from local credit companies, and its AT1 offering is rated AA+ and can be called back by the lender after five years or any year thereafter.mint (MINT_PRINT)

SBI daily ATM cash withdrawal limit for different types of debit cards

  • SBI has different daily cash withdrawal limit depending upon the variant of the card
  • A look at some of the ATM daily cash withdrawal limits applicable to SBI debit cards

The pact breathes fresh life into Harley’s India ops as it had last month announced its decision to close manufacturing operations.reuters
The company’s  ₹307 crore loss beat a Bloomberg analysts’ estimate of  ₹1,970 crore. (Mint)
The company’s 307 crore loss beat a Bloomberg analysts’ estimate of 1,970 crore. (Mint)

Tata Motors’ Q2 loss rises, sees revival in second half

  • Tata Motors on Tuesday said it recorded 103% growth in car bookings and retail sales grew 90% year-on-year during this year’s Navratri and Dussehra days
  • Automaker expects demand to pick up for JLR across other geographies in H2FY21

Inox Leisure operates 626 screens across 68 cities.ht
(From left) US secretary of defence Mark Esper, secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh and foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi on Tuesday. Reuters
(From left) US secretary of defence Mark Esper, secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh and foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi on Tuesday. Reuters

India, US ink key strategic pacts

  • A joint statement spoke of reinforcing ties in health against the backdrop of the covid pandemic, supply chain resilience, keeping the Indo-Pacific region free and open, defence innovation, counter-terrorism, energy, space, cybersecurity and education

Airtel reported strong growth across segments—mobile, home and digital services.
Airtel reported strong growth across segments—mobile, home and digital services.

Airtel gets a WFH boost

  • During the September quarter, Airtel recorded a sequential growth of 14.4 million in 4G user base at 152.7 million, up 48% from a year ago, as more customers turned to better data services

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