To restore normalcy, agreements between India and China must be respected scrupulously in their entirety, says External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (ANI)
To restore normalcy, agreements between India and China must be respected scrupulously in their entirety, says External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (ANI)

As pandemic unfolded, ties with China came under severe stress: Jaishankar

  • Ties with China were stable for three decades as two nations addressed inherited challenges and new circumstances, says EAM
  • Peace and tranquillity in border areas provided basis for expanded cooperation with China in other domains, says Jaishankar

Net interest income increased by 16% year-on-year to  ₹9,366 crore
By Saturday, the early vote tally represented more than 60% of all the votes cast in the 2016 race (AFP)
Two new teaching departments have now become mandatory in all medical college hospitals for the training of undergraduate medical students (Representational image: Reuters)
Two new teaching departments have now become mandatory in all medical college hospitals for the training of undergraduate medical students (Representational image: Reuters)

NMC releases new regulations for MBBS courses, establishment of medical colleges

  • These regulations allow optimization and flexibility in utilizing available resources, and facilitating quality education, even when resources are relatively scarce, says govt
  • The new regulations have deleted the quantum of land required for setting up a medical college

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DLF says it will be REIT ready in 15-18 months

  • DLF director Ashok Tyagi said the company would soon appoint consultants for creating a proper structure of its rental assets
  • On Friday, DLF reported 48% decline in its consolidated net profit at 232 crore for the Sept quarter

In all there were 256,226 Indians on H-1B visas in 2016 and 276,423 in 2017. Photo: Getty Images
Amazon alleges contract breach, got favourable arbitration order. (REUTERS)
In this file photo dated July 29, 1966, actor Sean Connery is shown during filming the James Bond movie 'You Only Live Twice' on location in Tokyo, Japan (File photo: AP)
In this file photo dated July 29, 1966, actor Sean Connery is shown during filming the James Bond movie 'You Only Live Twice' on location in Tokyo, Japan (File photo: AP)

Former James Bond actor Sean Connery dies at 90

  • The legendary British actor starred in seven Bond films
  • Connery won an Oscar for supporting actor for his turn as a tough Irish cop in Brian De Palma’s 1987 'The Untouchables'

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (PTI)

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Congress leader Kamal Nath (HT)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen during a meeting with fundraisers for the Royal British Legion Downing Street in London, Britain, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/Files (REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen during a meeting with fundraisers for the Royal British Legion Downing Street in London, Britain, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/Files (REUTERS)

Johnson expected to order lockdown for England as Covid cases top 1 million

The United Kingdom, which has the biggest official death toll in Europe from Covid-19, is grappling with more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases a day

CJI Bobde inaugurated Nyay Kaushal, an e-resource centre at the Judicial Officers Training Institute in Nagpur. (ANI)
CJI Bobde inaugurated Nyay Kaushal, an e-resource centre at the Judicial Officers Training Institute in Nagpur. (ANI)

The coronavirus pandemic was something as if heaven fell, says CJI Bobde

  • The Chief Justice of India said that these facilities are a step in the direction to bridge the inequality of lack of access to technology
  • Nyay Kaushal would be the first e-resource centre in the country providing facility of e-filing of cases in the courts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses on 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' on 145th birth anniversary of India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in Kevadia.  (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses on 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' on 145th birth anniversary of India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in Kevadia. (PTI)

Do not let the 'babu' concept influence you: PM tells civil service probationers

  • Modi called the batch of officers as fortunate as it begins service in the 75th year of India’s independence and would continue to be in office till the 100th year
  • The PM asked probationers to make sure that their interference in the lives of citizens was reduced and that the common man was empowered

FILE PHOTO: Gold bars at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant in Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Gold bars at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant in Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo (REUTERS)
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Gold, Bonds failed to protect investors amid stock-market swoon

Investors worry that a lack of protection from traditional safe havens leaves them exposed during the U.S. election and an upsurge in Covid-19 cases

Pension Payment Order or PPO is a unique 12-digit number that helps pensioners receive their pension. Photo: ThinkStock
Pension Payment Order or PPO is a unique 12-digit number that helps pensioners receive their pension. Photo: ThinkStock

Pensioners can get their PPO No using bank account number in few seconds

At any point, if a pensioner forgets his or her PPO number or want to find PPO, s/he can get it easily by submitting either the bank account number, which is linked to EPF or using Member ID, which is pensioner's PF number given by the EPFO.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: PTI)
We now need to start looking ahead, towards the opportunities and challenges that covid has presented us. (Shutterstock)
We now need to start looking ahead, towards the opportunities and challenges that covid has presented us. (Shutterstock)

Covid-19 will change the way we consume advice and invest for our future

According to a recent study published by McKinsey & Co., Asia accounts for $34 trillion of assets. Of these, only 15-20% are under advisory or managed accounts. This is expected to shift significantly to close to 50% considering two key factors.

If a person spends less than three times the LTC cash allowance, the tax exemption and the LTC cash allowance will stand reduced by the proportion of the shortfall in spending.  Photo: iStock
Houston : Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., greets supporters before speaking during a campaign stop at the University of Houston Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Houston. AP/PTI(AP31-10-2020_000001B) (AP)
Houston : Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., greets supporters before speaking during a campaign stop at the University of Houston Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Houston. AP/PTI(AP31-10-2020_000001B) (AP)

Kamala Harris: On the cusp of US election history

  • Harris comes into the November 3 election already a repeat trailblazer as California's first Black attorney general and the first woman of South Asian heritage elected to the US Senate
  • Kamala Harris was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California, then a hub for civil rights and anti-war activism.

Fishing boats anchored at the Vizhinjam fisheries harbour, due to bad weather along Kerala coast, in Thiruvananthapuram. (PTI)
Fishing boats anchored at the Vizhinjam fisheries harbour, due to bad weather along Kerala coast, in Thiruvananthapuram. (PTI)

Kerala best governed state, Bihar, UP at bottom: PAC ranking

  • In the large state category in terms of governance, 4 southern states -- Kerala (1.388 PAI Index point), TN (0.912), Andhra Pradesh (0.531) and Karnataka (0.468) stood in the first four ranks
  • Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar were at the bottom of the ranking, scoring negative points in the category

Jain had ruled out the possibility of another lockdown in Delhi  (ANI Photo )
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot  (PTI)
This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials for a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the company. On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced that the Food and Drug Administration is letting it resume testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the U.S. (Cheryl Gerber/Johnson & Johnson via AP) (AP)
This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials for a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the company. On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced that the Food and Drug Administration is letting it resume testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the U.S. (Cheryl Gerber/Johnson & Johnson via AP) (AP)

Johnson & Johnson plans to test its covid-19 vaccine in ages 12-18 soon

  • J&J said in a statement that it is currently in discussions with regulators and partners regarding the inclusion of the pediatric population in its trials
  • J&J started testing the vaccine in adults in a 60,000-volunteer Phase III study in late September

FILE PHOTO: A GoAir Airbus A320neo passenger aircraft is parked at the Airbus factory in Blagnac near Toulouse, July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A GoAir Airbus A320neo passenger aircraft is parked at the Airbus factory in Blagnac near Toulouse, July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo (REUTERS)
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The Airbus A320 has become aviation’s last refuge

The European plane maker will increase production rates of the short-haul workhorse next year, throwing a lifeline to a battered industry

When it comes to footfall at transit stations, Mumbai fares the worst among the main metros, down 57% over its pre-pandemic levels (Photo: AP)
Virat Kohli of RCB celebrates a dismissal during match 25 of IPL 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai on Saturday (ANI)
Virat Kohli of RCB celebrates a dismissal during match 25 of IPL 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai on Saturday (ANI)

Virat Kohli, Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings drive IPL popularity this year: Report

  • Rahul Tewatia is the most popular all-rounder and Jofra Archer the most popular bowler
  • By the time the IPL reaches its finale in November, it is expected to register 60 million conversations, nearly double the 37 million conversations it had notched up last year across several social media platforms

The offer departs from the initial stated intent of Cyrus Mistry and family to seek a complete separation from the Tata group. (PTI)
The offer departs from the initial stated intent of Cyrus Mistry and family to seek a complete separation from the Tata group. (PTI)

Shapoorji Pallonji group’s latest offer may not find favour with Tatas

  • The latest move by the Mistry group to seek cashless settlement marks a departure from an earlier stance where it was considering accepting staggered payments from Tata Sons
  • The arrangement will help reduce possibility of any additional debt on Tata group, Mistry family said in the application filed SC

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a person at a COVID-19 testing site as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Nizna, Slovakia October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa/File Photo (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a person at a COVID-19 testing site as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Nizna, Slovakia October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa/File Photo (REUTERS)

In global first, this country starts testing its entire population for Covid-19

  • Some 45,000 medical workers, army and police are being deployed to carry out the tests in the EU member state of 5.4 million people
  • Anyone who tests positive has to go immediately into quarantine for 10 days

Mumbai: A policeman takes selfie with children during Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi celebrations (PTI)
Buddhist nuns walk past a poster showing Chinese President Xin Jinping and former Chinese leaders Jiang Zemin, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Hu Jintao in Potala Palace square in Lhasa, during a government-organised tour of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, October 15, 2020. Picture taken October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (REUTERS)
Buddhist nuns walk past a poster showing Chinese President Xin Jinping and former Chinese leaders Jiang Zemin, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Hu Jintao in Potala Palace square in Lhasa, during a government-organised tour of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, October 15, 2020. Picture taken October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (REUTERS)

China wants to build a Tibet with more wealth and less Buddhism

  • For China, showcasing Tibetans singing the Communist Party’s praises helps affirm its legitimacy to rule the region
  • In Tibet, often called the 'Roof of the World' because of its high elevation along the Himalayas, ethnic Tibetans comprise about 90% of the 3.5 million people spread across an area the size of South Africa

Rashtriya Janta dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election rally ahead of the second phase of the Bihar assembly election in Samastipur on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Rashtriya Janta dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election rally ahead of the second phase of the Bihar assembly election in Samastipur on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Battleground Raghopur: In Lalu bastion, no walkover for Tejashwi Yadav

  • A part of the Hajipur Lok Sabha seat, Raghopur assembly segment in Vaishali district will vote in the second phase on November 3
  • The Grand Alliance, spearheaded by the RJD and with the Congress and Left parties as its members, has already announced Tejashwi as its CM candidate

Talks between the companies started before the pandemic, according to Inspire (AP)
Shreyash Devalkar has been managing Axis Midcap Fund since November 2016. The scheme manages assets worth  ₹6,732 crore. iStockphoto
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Rescue operations take place on a site after an earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, in the coastal province of Izmir, Turkey, October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan (REUTERS)
Rescue operations take place on a site after an earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, in the coastal province of Izmir, Turkey, October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan (REUTERS)

26 dead, buildings collapse as major earthquake hits Turkey, Greece

  • The US Geological Survey said the 7.0 magnitude tremor hit 14 kilometres (nine miles) off the Greek town of Karlovasi on Samos
  • Much of the damage occurred in and around Turkey's Aegean resort city of Izmir, which has three million residents and is filled with high-rise apartment blocks

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with message 'Tribute to Iron Man Sardar Patel' on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary, at Puri beach in Odisha. (PTI)
Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with message 'Tribute to Iron Man Sardar Patel' on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary, at Puri beach in Odisha. (PTI)

Leaders pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 145th birth anniversary

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary is being celebrated as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' (National Unity Day) since 2014
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who is credited with uniting all 562 princely states of the pre-independent country to build the Republic of India, passed away on December 15, 1950

In September, housing loans grew by  ₹10,300 crore, while other personal loans increased by  ₹12,400 crore from August.ht
In September, housing loans grew by 10,300 crore, while other personal loans increased by 12,400 crore from August.ht

Retail, small biz loans aid credit recovery in September

  • While bankers expect credit growth to pick up to 8% by March-end, rating agencies like Crisil say FY21 is likely to be a washout year
  • On a year-on-year basis, bank credit rose just 5.8% in September, compared to an 8.2% growth in September 2019

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