Amazon has to approach an Indian court for enforcement of the Singapore award.bloomberg
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.reuters
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.reuters

Pompeo, Esper land, all eyes on key defence pact

  • The agreement is expected to give India access to crucial information that will have implications in any potential military conflict, said analysts

Both Cadila and Bharat Biotech International Ltd., the other Indian drugmaker developing its own indigenous vaccine.
Both Cadila and Bharat Biotech International Ltd., the other Indian drugmaker developing its own indigenous vaccine.

Covid-19 vaccine: Zydus Cadila plans to boost capacity by 70%

  • Cadila, which also produces coronavirus treatments such as remdesivir, is among a number of Indian companies holding vaccine trials
  • Obtaining and delivering a safe vaccine is a major priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Bangalore : Big Basket.com an online grocery shop Delivery boy delivering the order as per customer's requested time in Bangalore. Photo by Hemant Mishra/ Mint

How e-groceries have finally come of age

Strong demand online for food and grocery during Diwali affirms the post-pandemic growth of this category

A seaplane takes off from the Sabarmati Riverfront-Water Aerodrome in Ahmedabad.  (AFP)
Digital gold is a good alternative to physical gold as one can take delivery in cash or gold (Bloomberg )
People pratice dancing in the Passage des Jacobins prior to a nighttime curfew in Paris on October 26, 2020. (AFP)
People pratice dancing in the Passage des Jacobins prior to a nighttime curfew in Paris on October 26, 2020. (AFP)

Asymptomatic Covid-19 sufferers lose antibodies sooner: Study

  • The findings by Imperial College London and market research firm Ipsos Mori also suggest the loss of antibodies was slower in 18-24 year-olds compared to those aged 75 and over
  • The research indicates people's immune response to Covid-19 reduces over time following infection

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Worries about the diminishing prospect for more stimulus in the short term helped drive the S&P 500 to a 0.5% drop last week, its first weekly loss in the last four (AP)
Worries about the diminishing prospect for more stimulus in the short term helped drive the S&P 500 to a 0.5% drop last week, its first weekly loss in the last four (AP)

US stock sell-off accelerates amid virus woes, Dow loses 800 pts

  • Stocks of companies that need the virus to abate and the economy to return to normal were logging some of the sharpest losses
  • Hopes are fading, meanwhile, that Washington will be able to deliver more support for the economy anytime soon

HDFC Bank’s Aditya Puri was the highest-paid executive in FY20 at  ₹180.49 crore. mint (MINT_PRINT)
HDFC Bank’s Aditya Puri was the highest-paid executive in FY20 at 180.49 crore. mint (MINT_PRINT)

Aditya Puri retires as MD of HDFC Bank, Sashidhar Jagdishan takes over

In his farewell speech, Puri reminisced about the journey of building the bank which focused on the centrality of the employees, while Jagdishan affirmed to carry his legacy forward and thanked his boss

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BMC Medical staff collects swab sample while conducting rapid antigen tests at Shivaji Park, Under BMC's 'Mission Zero' in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI Photo)
BMC Medical staff collects swab sample while conducting rapid antigen tests at Shivaji Park, Under BMC's 'Mission Zero' in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Covid-19: Maharashtra sees lowest single-day spike in new cases in 4 months

  • With 3,645 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, the total coronavirus tally in the state now stands at 16,48,665
  • On June 17, Maharashtra had reported 3,307 Covid-19 positive patients in the 24-hour period, as per data

Amy Coney Barrett (Reuters)
Amy Coney Barrett (Reuters)

US to get 9th justice with Dems powerless to block Barrett

  • It’s also one of the first high court nominees in recent memory receiving no support from the minority party, a pivot from not long ago when a president’s picks often won wide support
  • By pushing for Barrett’s ascension so close to the election, Trump and his allies are counting on a campaign boost

DHFL was the first finance company to be referred to NCLT by the RBI using special powers under section 227
DHFL was the first finance company to be referred to NCLT by the RBI using special powers under section 227

Lenders ask DHFL's bidders to sweeten their bids by 31 Oct

  • DHFL had received bids from Adani Group, Piramal Enterprises, US-based Oaktree and HK-based SC Lowy to either pick stake in the company or buy out assets
  • DHFL has been seeing an improved recovery in its business after it recovered nearly 1,100 crore in Sept via repayments and balance transfers

Highest-ever allocation of more than  ₹1 lakh crore has been made to MGNREGA to boost employment opportunities in villages and bring relief to migrant labourers (PTI)
Highest-ever allocation of more than 1 lakh crore has been made to MGNREGA to boost employment opportunities in villages and bring relief to migrant labourers (PTI)

The worsening gender skew of our workforce

A long downtrend observed in the proportion of job-holders among Indian women should worry us. But simply raising the minimum age of female marriage won’t solve the problem

Team India's Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. (Reuters)
Google pays billions of dollars each year to distributors, including device manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung (Bloomberg)
Google pays billions of dollars each year to distributors, including device manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung (Bloomberg)

The thick alphabet soup that Google has found itself in

Its growth may have been fair but deals that give its search tool default-use status are now under scrutiny

JSW’s steel volumes grew well at 14% year-on-year, which is good given the circumstances. Photo: Bloomberg
A man gets an influenza vaccine sitting inside his vehicle at a drive-thru vaccine center of a hospital. (REUTERS)
A man gets an influenza vaccine sitting inside his vehicle at a drive-thru vaccine center of a hospital. (REUTERS)

Covid vaccine hopes rise, Oxford shot prompts immune response in old, young

  • The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is expected to be one of the first from big pharma to secure regulatory approval, along with Pfizer and BioNTech's candidate
  • If it works, a vaccine would allow the world to return to some measure of normality after the tumult of the pandemic

PM Narendra Modi at India Energy Forum (ANI)
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If the borrower is not contactable, the recovery agent can approach friends, relatives, or anyone else, to trace the borrower. It’s the customer’s duty to keep updating the contact details with their lender.
If the borrower is not contactable, the recovery agent can approach friends, relatives, or anyone else, to trace the borrower. It’s the customer’s duty to keep updating the contact details with their lender.

Keep these things in mind when facing an unruly recovery agent

  • The Banking Codes and Standards Bureau of India (BCSBI), an autonomous body of banks, has laid down fair practices code.

Studies in humans have shown that toxic air particles can penetrate airways and cause widespread infiltration of lung cells. (PTI)
Studies in humans have shown that toxic air particles can penetrate airways and cause widespread infiltration of lung cells. (PTI)

Air pollution may hinder India’s fight against Covid-19, say scientists

A study by researchers at Harvard University in the US in September showed that an increase of only one microgram per cubic metre in PM 2.5 is associated with an 8% increase in the Covid death rate

This photo taken on October 13, 2020 shows the Ant Group headquarters in Hangzhou, in China's eastern Zhejiang province. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (AFP)
This photo taken on October 13, 2020 shows the Ant Group headquarters in Hangzhou, in China's eastern Zhejiang province. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (AFP)

Ant Group could raise nearly $35 bn in record share offering

The company will raise about $34.5 billion from the share offering, which is expected to surpass oil company Saudi Aramco’s $29 billion share sale last year making Ant Group’s offering the biggest in the world

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files (REUTERS)
Kotak Mahindra Capital, Citigroup and the investment banking arm of BNP Paribas will help BNP Paribas Cardif run a process to sell part of its stake in SBI Life Insurance. Photo: Reuters
Kotak Mahindra Capital, Citigroup and the investment banking arm of BNP Paribas will help BNP Paribas Cardif run a process to sell part of its stake in SBI Life Insurance. Photo: Reuters

SBI Life Q2 net profit jumps over two-fold to 300 cr

  • Total income rose 45% to 18,458 crore during July-September period
  • Net premium income increased 22% to 12,858 cr

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Uday Kotak, MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank. (Photo: Mint)
Covaxin is an indigenous, inactivated vaccine that is being developed in collaboration with ICMR’s National Institute of Virology, Pune (PTI)
Covaxin is an indigenous, inactivated vaccine that is being developed in collaboration with ICMR’s National Institute of Virology, Pune (PTI)

India's 1st Covid-19 vaccine: Final-stage trials of Covaxin begin in Bhubaneswar

  • Bhubaneswar's IMS and SUM Hospital is among the 21 medical institutes selected across the country by ICMR where the Covaxin's third phase trial would be conducted
  • The trial will cover around 28,500 subjects, aged 18 years and above, and will be conducted in 21 sites across ten states

The lender’s loans to small businesses shrank by double digits for the second straight quarter. The book was down by 17% while unsecured personal loans and consumer durable loans dropped 15% year-on-year.
The lender’s loans to small businesses shrank by double digits for the second straight quarter. The book was down by 17% while unsecured personal loans and consumer durable loans dropped 15% year-on-year.

Kotak Mahindra Bank shrinks loan book to stave off pandemic risk

The private sector lender’s loan book shrank by a deeper 4% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the September quarter compared to the 1.9% decline in the previous quarter

Gen Z and millennials are showing strong inclination to explore adventure and nature based holidays with their families.
Google has encouraged current users facing issues with the app to contact their support team. (MINT_PRINT)
Ananya Birla is the daughter of Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and educationist and mental health activist Neerja Birla.
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The combination of field and lab data suggested the region of the ISZ has been neo-tectonically active since the last 78000 -- 58000 years and a recent earthquake in 2010 of low magnitude 4.0 near the village of Upshi that occurred due to a thrust rupture. (REUTERS)
The combination of field and lab data suggested the region of the ISZ has been neo-tectonically active since the last 78000 -- 58000 years and a recent earthquake in 2010 of low magnitude 4.0 near the village of Upshi that occurred due to a thrust rupture. (REUTERS)

Suture zone in Ladakh is tectonically active, could alter earthquake study

In terms of earthquake study, prediction, understanding the seismic structure of the mountain chains well as its evolution, this could have major implications

Gold rate today: Prices on MCX fell to  ₹50679 per 10 gram
HDFC Bank’s Aditya Puri was the highest-paid executive in FY20 at  ₹180.49 crore
The government has now decided to make a graded relaxation in visa and travel restrictions for more categories of foreign nationals and Indian nationals who wish to enter or leave India.
The government has now decided to make a graded relaxation in visa and travel restrictions for more categories of foreign nationals and Indian nationals who wish to enter or leave India.

Who can fly abroad and which countries from India? New travel rules here

  • India has so far established air bubbles arrangements with 18 countries
  • The categories of visas using which people can now enter India include business, conferences, employment, studies, research, and medical purposes

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