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The Securities and Exchange Board of India’s report moves the conversation on the social sector ahead, but does not recognize the tensions and fails to suggest adequate checks and balances. (Photo: iStock)
The Securities and Exchange Board of India’s report moves the conversation on the social sector ahead, but does not recognize the tensions and fails to suggest adequate checks and balances. (Photo: iStock)

How India can boost social impact investing

  • The market regulator has announced its intent to create a stock exchange for the social sector. Will it work?
  • Sebi’s recommendations speak less about the functioning of the SSE and more about creating an ecosystem for the flow of funds from the for-profit investment world. This may not be adequate

The lockdown and social distancing have prompted customers to move to online consultation, treatment, medical tests and medicine delivery (Reuters)
The lockdown and social distancing have prompted customers to move to online consultation, treatment, medical tests and medicine delivery (Reuters)

Amazon India launches online pharmacy service

  • It has launched the online pharmacy service in Bengaluru to begin with, and may conduct pilots in other cities too going forward
  • Healthcare startups Practo, NetMeds, 1mg, PharmEasy and Medlife are witnessing a huge surge in demand and a spurt in funding activity, similar to edtech platforms, which outperformed all other sectors among startups

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The phase III trial of Oxford COVID-19 has already started in United States and Brazil (AP)
The total revenue from operations fell to  ₹24,288.51 crore in Q1 FY21. Photo: Bloomberg
China’s Huawei and ZTE are set to be kept out of India’s plans to roll out its 5G networks as relations between the two countries hit a four decade low following deadly border clashes (Photo: Bloomberg)
China’s Huawei and ZTE are set to be kept out of India’s plans to roll out its 5G networks as relations between the two countries hit a four decade low following deadly border clashes (Photo: Bloomberg)

China’s Huawei, ZTE set to be shut out of India’s 5G trials

India will apply investment rules amended on July 23 that cite national security concerns to restrict bidders from nations it shares land borders with to keep out the companies

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Some good news: a growing class of tech services promise to provide control, empowerment and minimization of harm to users (Photo: iStock)
Some good news: a growing class of tech services promise to provide control, empowerment and minimization of harm to users (Photo: iStock)

Should we be paid for our data?

Tech giants grow larger by the day on the data we provide, but we have a right to ask for a better bargain—a greater share of value and a minimization of harm

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. File photo: Mint
Developed by Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian defence ministry, the vaccine underwent necessary tests, Russia claimed (Bloomberg)
Developed by Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian defence ministry, the vaccine underwent necessary tests, Russia claimed (Bloomberg)

Russia's first Covid-19 vaccine not in advanced test stages: WHO

  • WHO and partners have included nine experimental COVID-19 vaccines within an investment mechanism it is encouraging countries to join, known as the Covax facility
  • We're currently in conversation with Russia to get additional information to understand the status of that product, said WHO

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RBI said the inspection/scrutiny report of the bank based on its financial position as on March 31, 2018 revealed, inter alia, contravention of/ non-compliance with the norms (REUTERS)
RBI said the inspection/scrutiny report of the bank based on its financial position as on March 31, 2018 revealed, inter alia, contravention of/ non-compliance with the norms (REUTERS)

RBI slaps 10 lakh penalty on 4 co-op banks

A penalty of 5 lakh has been imposed on Jowai Co-operative Urban Bank Limited for contravention of the directions issued by RBI on 'Exposure Norms and Statutory/Other Restrictions-UCBs', the central bank said

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Congress leader Sachin Pilot (R) meets Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot at his residence, in Jaipur on Thursday. (Photo: ANI)
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Pranab Mukherjee has been invited to be the chief guest at the valedictory function of Sangh Shiksha Varg at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur, scheduled on 7 June. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
India has already banned scores of Chinese mobile phone applications in an attempt to reduce dependence on its products
India has already banned scores of Chinese mobile phone applications in an attempt to reduce dependence on its products

India bars China ships from oil trade as ties strain further

India’s state-owned oil majors have stopped hiring Chinese tankers to ship their crude and petroleum products after relations deteriorated between the two countries, although the move is unlikely to impact trade flows.

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Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
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Pick eight to 10 schemes and revisit them every year to keep your portfolio balanced and in tune with your goals

Mint50: Hand-picked mutual funds to build your portfolio

We have hand-picked 50 mutual funds for your portfolio that have jumped through hoops of good returns, low risk, good portfolio hygiene and our own qualitative research

Single-mode optical fibres, which are optical fibres designed to carry only a single mode of light within a certain wavelength range, have fast transmission rates, long transmission distances, and large transmission capacity (Photo: Mint)
Single-mode optical fibres, which are optical fibres designed to carry only a single mode of light within a certain wavelength range, have fast transmission rates, long transmission distances, and large transmission capacity (Photo: Mint)

China extends anti-dumping duties on optical fibres from India

China said the latest ruling will take effect from Friday and last five years, with punitive tariffs ranging between 7.4% and 30.6%, depending on the specific Indian manufacturers

SpiceJet's automated customer service agent called 'Ms Pepper' can be accessed by passengers via WhatsApp (Photo: Mint)
Russia has became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine. (AP)
The entry-level Maruti Suzuki Alto reaches a new sales milestone
Ram Temple Trust head Mahant Nritya Gopal Das tests positive for coronavirus. (ANI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets during the launch of 'Transparent Taxation - Honoring The Honest' platform via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.  (PTI)
WhatsApp is also working on allowing users to mute chats permanently by removing its current one-year limit (Bloomberg)
Earlier this week, Russia approved the world's first covid vaccine
PM Modi said that the launch will happen at 11 AM on Thursday. (MINT_PRINT)
An ampule of drug Remdesivir. (REUTERS)
The Indian government in June banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok and WeChat, for threatening its ‘sovereignty and integrity’ after border tensions with China. (REUTERS)
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