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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (PTI)
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (PTI)

India far from achieving herd immunity: Harsh Vardhan

  • 'The soon to be released second sero survey indications are that we are far from having achieved any kind of herd immunity,' says Union Health Minister
  • Vardhan says ICMR expert panel is examining reinfection cases even though number of such cases are negligible at the moment

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Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
The rejection of appointments comes at a time when the bank is desperately looking for capital and is in talks with the Clix Group for a merger (Hindustan Times)
The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan interacting with social media users during Sunday Samvaad-3, in New Delhi  (ANI)
The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan interacting with social media users during Sunday Samvaad-3, in New Delhi (ANI)

ICMR expert panel examining Covid-19 reinfection cases: Harsh Vardhan

  • Vardhan's remarks come amid suspected cases of Covid-19 reinfection being reported from abroad and from Indian states like Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Punjab and Maharashtra
  • The union minister also adds that India is far from achieving herd immunity for Covid-19

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The markets hinge on the banking sector for revival as it has a more than 35% weight in the bellwether index. (Photo: Mint )
The markets hinge on the banking sector for revival as it has a more than 35% weight in the bellwether index. (Photo: Mint )

Markets could remain edgy as US elections draw closer

  • Stock markets may remain wobbly as last week’s sell-off comes on the back of concerns that the main street’s earnings growth does not quite reflect the soaring valuations
  • The RBI's MPC meet is scheduled this week though a rate cut may not be in the offing as inflation has been rising

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FILE PHOTO: The new iPhone 12 Mini could be the 'one more thing' for the next Apple event (REUTERS)
Wall Street has struggled to figure out how much retail traders actually influences prices.
Wall Street has struggled to figure out how much retail traders actually influences prices.

Can day-traders influence stock prices?

  • Academics at Harvard University and the University of Chicago have shed light on how individual investors may have ended up calling the shots in the world’s biggest equity market

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For stressed remote workers, employers are trying new ways to compensate for the loss of perks tied to the office. (Bloomberg)
For stressed remote workers, employers are trying new ways to compensate for the loss of perks tied to the office. (Bloomberg)

Companies offer remote perks as employees work from home

  • Companies are celebrating festivals online through contests and by encouraging employees to share photos on internal social media
  • Employees now have access to online stress management workshops and monthly leaves which allow them to plug out

The IPO issue of 3,05,99,017 equity shares of Mazagon Dock will open for subscription on Tuesday, September 29 and will close on October 1. (Photo: Hindustan Times)
Jaswant Singh was the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha after BJP lost power in 2004. He remained the senior-most leader of the party in the Upper House till 2009. (HT)
Jaswant Singh was the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha after BJP lost power in 2004. He remained the senior-most leader of the party in the Upper House till 2009. (HT)

Jaswant Singh, key BJP face during Vajpayee era, passes away

  • Jaswant Singh, who belonged to Barmer, Rajasthan, held the foreign and defence portfolios in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government
  • One of the founding members of the BJP, Singh was expelled from the party in 2009 for his book on Jinnah. He had also served in the Indian Army

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Must our beloved quarantine beards vanish as we re-enter civilization? And when—when—will the American workplace again demand the sartorial formality that some men cherished before the pandemic? (REUTERS)
Must our beloved quarantine beards vanish as we re-enter civilization? And when—when—will the American workplace again demand the sartorial formality that some men cherished before the pandemic? (REUTERS)
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What to wear to a Zoom interview, and other style dilemmas, solved

After working from home in sweatpants for months, men are sort of returning to the office. But the Covid era poses a gaggle of perplexing wardrobe conundrums. We offer advice on quarantine beards, masks and more.

The company is planning to open 25 stores by 2025 in nine cities. (REUTERS)
The company is planning to open 25 stores by 2025 in nine cities. (REUTERS)

IKEA to adopt omni-channel approach for expansion in India

IKEA, which is planning to open stores in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi/NCR, is now looking to have a omni-channel approach, by integrating its brick and mortar format stores with online stores.

Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal. (ANI)
Gold prices in India include 12.5% import duty and 3% GST.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain  (ANI)
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Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (Photo: ANI)
Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (Photo: ANI)

No intention of joining hands with Shiv Sena: Fadnavis

Fadnavis claimed people of the state are 'unhappy' with the performance of the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government and it 'would collapse due to its own inactions'

They had invested  ₹46,532 crore in August,  ₹3,301 crore in July and  ₹24,053 crore in June on net basis.
They had invested 46,532 crore in August, 3,301 crore in July and 24,053 crore in June on net basis.

FPIs pull out net 476 crore so far in Sept from Indian markets

  • FPIs remained net buyers for three consecutive months -- June-August
  • Regarding investment in debt segment, Jain said the revival of interest in debt is a fresh change that was missing for nearly six months

UTI Mutual Fund manages 153 mutual fund schemes
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
AICC in-charge for Tamil Nadu Dinesh Gundu Rao addresses a press conference, in Chennai (PTI)
Mumbai: Passengers arrive to board the special Air India flight for London, from Mumbai Airport Terminal 2, Friday, May 8, 2020. (PTI Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad) (PTI08-05-2020_000024B) (PTI)
Mumbai: Passengers arrive to board the special Air India flight for London, from Mumbai Airport Terminal 2, Friday, May 8, 2020. (PTI Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad) (PTI08-05-2020_000024B) (PTI)

'Travellers from Dubai, UK contributed maximum Covid-19 importations into India'

  • According to the research, which has been published in the Journal of Travel Medicine, Covid-19 got induced into Indian states mainly due to international travels
  • India's coronavirus caseload neared 60 lakh with 88,600 fresh infections being reported

Finance Ministry , Ministry of Finance , North Block , new delhi , 31/01/2018 , photo:pradeep gaur/mint
Finance Ministry , Ministry of Finance , North Block , new delhi , 31/01/2018 , photo:pradeep gaur/mint

Finance Ministry may provide capital support to some PSBs in third quarter

  • Parliament approved 20,000 crore for PSB capital infusion as part of the first batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2020-21
  • In 2019-20, the government infused 70,000 crore into PSBs to boost credit for a strong impetus to the economy

PM Narendra Modi. (Bloomberg)
The IPO of CAMS had closed on September 23
Based on its data, the aggregator further said the term market has undergone a lot of changes in the first half of the fiscal (April 20 to March 21) (Photo: iStock)
Based on its data, the aggregator further said the term market has undergone a lot of changes in the first half of the fiscal (April 20 to March 21) (Photo: iStock)

About 50% term policy buyers opt cover of 1 cr or more during Apr-Aug: Report

The coronavirus pandemic has heightened insurance awareness, resulting in more and more people going for a term insurance plan giving cover of 1 crore or more to financially protect their families, reveals data collated by the insurance aggregator Policybazaar.com

A file photo of Jaswant Singh.  (HT)
An IndiGo Airlines aircraft prepares to land as a man paddles his cycle rickshaw in Ahmedabad (REUTERS)
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) holds a swab sample at the Covid-19 rapid test facility. (Bloomberg)
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) holds a swab sample at the Covid-19 rapid test facility. (Bloomberg)

Covid-19: A cheaper, faster, accurate testing for coronavirus developed

  • The method simplifies and frees the testing from expensive reaction steps, enabling upscaling of the diagnostics
  • This makes the method particularly attractive for places and situations with limited resources

Chemcon Speciality Chemicals shares are likely to get listed on October 1
Donald Trump speaks as he announces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House. (AP)
Donald Trump speaks as he announces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House. (AP)

Donald Trump picks Barrett as he moves to tilt US Supreme Court rightward

  • If confirmed by the Senate to replace liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at age 87 on Sept 18, Barrett would become the fifth woman ever to serve on the court
  • Amy Coney Barrett is expected to begin the traditional courtesy calls on individual senators on Tuesday

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