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Indian Army trucks drive near Pangong Tso lake near the India-China border in Ladakh area. (AP)
Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal in post-Brexit era (DOWNING ST via REUTERS)
Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal in post-Brexit era (DOWNING ST via REUTERS)

Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal in post-Brexit era

  • White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that the administration had no timeline for forging a new trade deal
  • The UK regained control over its national trade policy at the start of the month following the end of a post-Brexit transition period

The earlier limit of  ₹1 lakh under Section 80C was fixed way back in 2003. It has been almost 18 years when the original limit of  ₹1 lakh was fixed. It has only been increased by 50% in 2014 which works out to just less than 3% annually.. Photo: iStock
The earlier limit of 1 lakh under Section 80C was fixed way back in 2003. It has been almost 18 years when the original limit of 1 lakh was fixed. It has only been increased by 50% in 2014 which works out to just less than 3% annually.. Photo: iStock

Budget 2021: Here's a strong reason to enhance limit u/s 80C to 2.50 lakh

Experts ask to declutter the section by taking out certain investments or expenses in a different Section.

Nithin Kamath, 39, Founder and CEO, Zerodha. Kamath, who already had experience in the business he was setting up, put as much as  ₹1.5 crore from his own savings to start the venture
Nithin Kamath, 39, Founder and CEO, Zerodha. Kamath, who already had experience in the business he was setting up, put as much as 1.5 crore from his own savings to start the venture

Nithin Kamath's take on Indian capital market size and why it's 'flawed'

  • Zerodha founder Nithin Kamath says looking at trading turnover to estimate capital market size is misleading. That's because most trades are leveraged
  • The best way to estimate the size of the Indian capital markets is by checking the revenue pool

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A health worker prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine. (AP)
Modi, Xi Jinping to lead Davos Agenda, Biden, Johnson skip event. Details here (AFP)
Modi, Xi Jinping to lead Davos Agenda, Biden, Johnson skip event. Details here (AFP)

Modi, Xi Jinping to lead Davos Agenda. Key events to who to attend. Details here

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the event on Thursday, while Chinese prez Xi Jinping will deliver a special address on Monday
  • As per the schedule released on the WEF website, Covid 19 pandemic and vaccination drives across the world will dominate the event

The British Medical Association on Saturday urged England’s chief medical officer to 'urgently review the U.K.’s current position of second doses after 12 weeks' (AFP)
The British Medical Association on Saturday urged England’s chief medical officer to 'urgently review the U.K.’s current position of second doses after 12 weeks' (AFP)

UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

  • The UK, which has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, adopted the policy in order to give as many people as possible a first dose of vaccine quickly
  • AstraZeneca has said it believes a first dose of its vaccine offers protection after 12 weeks

As on 24 January, till 8 am, nearly 16 lakh (15,82,201) beneficiaries have received COVID-19 vaccination. (AP)
An 18-year-old teenager receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at Clalit Health Services in Israel's Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv. (AFP)
A file photo of Aligarh Muslim University. (Hindustan Times)
Law enforcement officers detain a woman during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia January 23, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY (REUTERS)
Law enforcement officers detain a woman during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia January 23, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY (REUTERS)

Police clamp down on Russian protests against jailing of Kremlin foe Navalny

  • Alexei Navalny had called on his supporters to protest after being arrested last weekend as he returned to Russia from Germany for the first time since being poisoned

The services of Delhi Metro will be partially curtailed on Republic Day (26 January 2021) as part of the security arrangements for the Republic Day celebrations. (PTI)
An SBI RD account can be opened by cheque/cash.
MFs add 72L folios in 2020, experts say 'sign of maturity' potential still there
MFs add 72L folios in 2020, experts say 'sign of maturity' potential still there

Mutual Funds add 72L folios in 2020, experts say there's still immense potential

As per Amfi data, folios with 45 fund houses rose to 9.43 crore at the end of Dec 2020 from 8.71 crore at the end of Dec 2019. The equity-linked saving schemes rose by 27 lakh to 6.52 crore, while debt-oriented scheme folios count rose by 15.84 lakh in 2020.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (REUTERS)
A US flag flies above the White House. (AFP)
Kotak Digi Home Loans conducts an instant digital credit assessment and the applicants are shown their home loan eligibility amount.
Bhartiya Kisan union members hold a tractor march against the new farm laws, at the Gosainganj area in Lucknow on Saturday.
New China law gives coastguards power to fire foreign vessels in disputed waters
The Election Commission of India headquarters in Delhi.  (Mint)
The Election Commission of India headquarters in Delhi. (Mint)

Election Commission to celebrate 11th National Voters' Day tomorrow

The Election Commission of India is celebrating 11th National Voters' Day on Monday and the theme for this year's NCD is 'Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed. President of India Ram Nath Kovind will be the Chief Guest at the national function being organised in New Delhi by ECI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude to the ‘daughters of India.’
FILE PHOTO: A parking sign for electric vehicles is pictured in Gruenheide, Germany, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A parking sign for electric vehicles is pictured in Gruenheide, Germany, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo (REUTERS)
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Amazon needs electric vehicles, too

In the frothy EV sector, companies focused on parcel-delivery vans have a stronger business case than most

Arvind Krishna, seen here at The Wall Street Journal: The Future Of Everything Festival in 2019, formally became chief executive officer of IBM in April.
Arvind Krishna, seen here at The Wall Street Journal: The Future Of Everything Festival in 2019, formally became chief executive officer of IBM in April.
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IBM can’t spin its way out of trouble

Disappointing results bring stock back to where it was before the company announced a spin-off meant to boost growth prospects

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RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav being shifted to AIIMs hospital Delhi due to his sudden health change from Ranchi RIMs hospital where he was admitted till now at RIMs camps jail for fodder scam cases, in Ranchi. (ANI)
RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav being shifted to AIIMs hospital Delhi due to his sudden health change from Ranchi RIMs hospital where he was admitted till now at RIMs camps jail for fodder scam cases, in Ranchi. (ANI)

Lalu Prasad shifted to AIIMS-Delhi as health condition deteriorates

  • Lalu Prasad (72), convicted in fodder scam cases, was undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) here for multiple ailments.

SpiceJet recommences Delhi-Pakyong-Delhi flight under RCS-UDAN
FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell  (REUTERS)
Analysts at ICICI Securities believe, the Budget with focus on boosting spend towards development expenditure and health and an eye on fiscal consolidation.
SpiceJet's  ₹899 sale ends today.
This was the first flight to connect Sikkim and the national capital. (@HardeepSPuri)
In the current study, the scientists studied the antibody responses of 87 individuals at two timepoints. (REUTERS)
The tableau of the Ministry of Biotechnology at Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade, (ANI)
The tableau of the Ministry of Biotechnology at Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade, (ANI)

Republic Day parade: What's new, what's curtailed due to Covid-19 on January 26

  • According to Indian Air Force, the newly inducted Rafale fighter aircraft will feature in the Republic Day parade
  • Divyangi Tripathi, who topped the CBSE class XII exams in Gorakhpur has been invited to witness the Republic Day Parade from the Prime Minister's Box in Delhi

FILE PHOTO: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane prepares to take off from the Benazir International airport in Islamabad, Pakistan. (REUTERS)
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