Central banks maintain price stability by controlling the short-term rate.
Central banks maintain price stability by controlling the short-term rate.

RBI faces toughest test yet

  • What analysts recommend is for RBI to throttle back on its efforts to keep interest rates ultra-low through a surfeit of liquidity

F.C. Kohli at the Gateway of India, Mumbai
F.C. Kohli at the Gateway of India, Mumbai

The house that Faqir Chand Kohli built

  • The inside story of the moves and strategic vision that led to the birth of India’s software industry
  • Kohli’s out-of-the-box thinking made TCS the first Indian software and services company to set up an overseas unit in New York. Over time, it would become a global IT giant

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Economic measures do not get much weight in city plans in national clean air programme.
Economic measures do not get much weight in city plans in national clean air programme.

What is India missing in its battle against air pollution?

  • Quick fixes such as smog towers are ineffective in tackling pollution. Even the National Clean Air Programme faces serious challenges. The new Delhi-NCR commission is an improved approach but it remains unclear how it will translate on the ground

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The Indian stock market now has a record market capitalization of $2.31 trillion.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden (REUTERS)
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden (REUTERS)

US President-elect Joe Biden suffers fractures in foot while playing with dog

The incident happened on Saturday, Biden's office said in a statement, with the 78-year-old Democrat visiting an orthopedist on Sunday for x-rays and a CT scan. Doctors initially thought the former vice president had merely sprained his ankle, but ordered an additional scan of the injury.

In its previous policy, RBI had estimated GDP to shrink 9.5% in the year to 31 March. REUTERS
Security has been tightened in the Ghazipur-Ghaziabad (ANI)

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Gold rates today were weak in global markets
RBI’s MPC meeting is scheduled this week
FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a 'Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine' sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration. (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a 'Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine' sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration. (REUTERS)

The many trials and tribulations of covid-19 vaccines

To interpret early vaccine results, one must appreciate the inherent complexity of trials

Developers are wary of launching projects because of the oversupply (Mint)
Adani group has suggested a bid price that is  ₹250 crore higher than Oaktree’s bid for the troubled shadow lender DHFL
Sensex closed down 0.25% at 44,149.72 on Friday
China has already operationalised the USD 1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, the largest in Tibet in 2015. (AFP)
China has already operationalised the USD 1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, the largest in Tibet in 2015. (AFP)

China to build a major dam on Brahmaputra river: Official

  • Proposals for dams on the Brahmaputra have evoked concerns in India and Bangladesh
  • China has downplayed such anxieties saying it would keep their interests in mind

Glenmark will divest its Momat Rino brand in Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, while it will sell Momat A in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Glenmark will divest its Momat Rino brand in Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, while it will sell Momat A in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Glenmark to sell select brands to Dr Reddy’s

  • The deal includes rights to the trademarks, dossiers and patents for the respective countries, and is subject to completion of certain precedent actions and closing activities

The changes in mental status can cause dizziness, headache and nausea, as well as memory loss, small personality changes and increased irritability. (PTI)
The changes in mental status can cause dizziness, headache and nausea, as well as memory loss, small personality changes and increased irritability. (PTI)

Serum seeks 100 cr from jab volunteer

The statement follows a legal notice seeking 5 crore in damages sent by the advocate of a 40-year-old participant from Chennai

File photo. United Airlines Holdings Inc. has begun flights to ready Pfizer’s vaccine for distribution if it receives regulatory approval, said a person familiar with the matter. (AFP)
File photo. United Airlines Holdings Inc. has begun flights to ready Pfizer’s vaccine for distribution if it receives regulatory approval, said a person familiar with the matter. (AFP)

Airlines face ‘mission of the century’ in shipping Covid-19 vaccines

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech SE vaccine adds an extra layer of difficulty. It must be transported at minus 70 degrees Celsius
  • Delivery won’t be just about airlines. Cars, buses, trucks -- even motorcycles, bicycles and donkeys -- may be required to get the vaccine to rural areas

A resident fills drinking water in containers from a municipal water tanker at Royapuram in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
A resident fills drinking water in containers from a municipal water tanker at Royapuram in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Drinking water: A political priority at long last

  • Lack of safe drinking water is a key reason behind India’s vulnerable health fabric

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Covid-19 has been good for Bitcoin and for cryptocurrency generally. (AFP)
Gagandeep Kang, vice chair, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI); and professor, Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
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The SII has partnered with British-Swedish biopharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca AstraZeneca for manufacturing the Oxford vaccine candidate for COVID-19. (REUTERS)
The SII has partnered with British-Swedish biopharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca AstraZeneca for manufacturing the Oxford vaccine candidate for COVID-19. (REUTERS)

Covid-19 vaccine trial in India: Covishield volunteer alleges side effects

  • The 40-year-old business consultant has alleged he suffered a virtual neurological breakdown and impairment of cognitive functions, and has sent a legal notice to SII and others
  • The SII on Sunday rejected the charges as 'malicious and misconceived' and said it will seek damages in excess of 100 crore

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Sustainable, safe sanitation demands unimpeded toilet usage. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint
Farmers protest against the farm laws at Nirankari Samagam ground, Burari in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
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The new service will give retail investors wealth creation opportunities as they will be able to apply and join the growth story of rapidly expanding companies, the firm said (Mint)
The new service will give retail investors wealth creation opportunities as they will be able to apply and join the growth story of rapidly expanding companies, the firm said (Mint)

Paytm Money to offer investments in IPOs

It will let users apply for IPOs from their UPI ID-linked bank accounts

US President-elect Joe Biden (AP)
An additional delay of a year or more would be another setback for billionaire Ma
A policeman gives warning to a person for not wearing face mask while offering him a disposable mask, during a strict campaign against COVID-19, in Jaipur. (PTI)
Donald Trump has refused to give up on his claims of fraud in the 3 November election despite his repeated court defeats (AFP)
Donald Trump has refused to give up on his claims of fraud in the 3 November election despite his repeated court defeats (AFP)

Trump loses another election court battle

The lawsuit argued that a Pennsylvania law from 2019 allowing universal mail-in voting was unconstitutional

Insurers find it difficult to price covid insurance so dynamically when they have limited insight into disease incidence rates and little control on costs (Shutterstock)
Insurers find it difficult to price covid insurance so dynamically when they have limited insight into disease incidence rates and little control on costs (Shutterstock)

Covid claims put health insurance ecosystem to test

Creating small ecosystems, in which all stakeholders can work well, may help

Prime accused Bhargav Deka, the owner of city-based coaching institute Global Edu Light, was arrested on November 1.
LTCG or LTCL is calculated as the difference between the net sale consideration (Mint)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI Photo )
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