India’s fears appear facile since RCEP is, in its current form, a shallow agreement riddled with exceptions, exemptions, exclusions and transition periods on many issues. (Photo: AFP)
India’s fears appear facile since RCEP is, in its current form, a shallow agreement riddled with exceptions, exemptions, exclusions and transition periods on many issues. (Photo: AFP)

Why India must open its doors for RCEP

  • India’s absence from the Asia-Pacific trade treaty will solidify its insular economic orientation and hurt innovation
  • Positive institutional effects of RCEP must not be underestimated as trade patterns evolve in this region. Indian firms will find it tough to adapt to a regional market

This would be towards equity support to infrastructure finance companies such as IIFCL and a subsidiary of NIIF
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Self-care, of course, is only one dimension of coping during stressful times (AFP)
Self-care, of course, is only one dimension of coping during stressful times (AFP)

In pandemic era's isolation, meaning of 'self-care' evolves

  • The pandemic has forced people to spend more time with themselves than ever. Along the way, it has reshaped and broadened the way many think about and prioritize how they treat themselves — what has come to be called self-care

A women walks under an umbrella during heavy rains as cyclone Nivar approaches, in Chennai. Nivar is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 6 hours, said IMD (AFP)
A women walks under an umbrella during heavy rains as cyclone Nivar approaches, in Chennai. Nivar is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 6 hours, said IMD (AFP)

Nivar: Possible flight disruption to statewide holiday in TN — 10 updates

  • As of now, three flights from Chennai airport stand cancelled Chennai recorded heavy rainfall between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm today
  • Aim should be to ensure that there is no loss of life and damage is minimum, says Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba at NCMC meeting

Tourists take elephant ride at the historical Amer Fort following resumption of the service after over 8 months' suspension due to Covid-19 pandemic, in Jaipur, Tuesday (PTI)
Tourists take elephant ride at the historical Amer Fort following resumption of the service after over 8 months' suspension due to Covid-19 pandemic, in Jaipur, Tuesday (PTI)

3,000 weddings slated to take place in Jaipur in Nov; officials fear Covid surge

  • A majority of the weddings will take place on 25 Nov, on the occasion of ‘Dev Uthani Ekadashi’, and up to 100 people are allowed to attend a marriage function
  • Rajasthan's Covid tally crossed 2.5 lakh-mark on Tuesday

SII plans to launch the vaccine under the Covishield brand in India (Mint)
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai)

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The chief minister said a task force has been set up to oversee the distribution and vaccination in the state (ANI Photo)
The chief minister said a task force has been set up to oversee the distribution and vaccination in the state (ANI Photo)

Second COVID-19 wave looms, some parties busy in protests: Uddhav

  • Thackeray informed the prime minister that the Shiv Sena-led state government has formed a task force to manage the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine once it is available
  • He also underlined the need to pay attention towards health issues faced by people after their recovery from the COVID-19 infection

With fixed line portability, you will be able to take your landline number wherever you go, even as you change your service provider. (iStock)
With fixed line portability, you will be able to take your landline number wherever you go, even as you change your service provider. (iStock)

DoT mandates 0 prefix for all landline-to-mobile calls, effective 1 Jan

  • It has also asked telecom operators to furnish details of number series, both mobile and fixed-lines, allotted to them and utilisation of the series. The details of the number series for each calendar year have to be submitted to the DoT by 15 January of the next year

AirAsia India which began operations in 2014, has never reported an annual net profit despite being conservative with its growth plans. (Photo: Mint)
AirAsia India which began operations in 2014, has never reported an annual net profit despite being conservative with its growth plans. (Photo: Mint)

AirAsia India posts 69% drop in Q2 revenue

The budget airline reported revenue of 221.55 crore in the three months ended 30 September

Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk  (Reuters)
Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk (Reuters)

Tesla stock hits $500 bn-mark after soaring 547% this year

  • Tesla shares rose as much as 4.1% in New York in early trading, touching an all-time high of $543.17, and pushing its market capitalization to over $506 billion
  • Shares of the electric vehicle company have soared this year, rising nearly 550%, with gains accelerating over the past week

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The RBI expects India's GDP to contract by 9.5% (Photo: Bloomberg)
Fishermen cover their boats at Marina Beach during heavy rain, triggered by Cyclone Nivar,in Chennai, Tuesday (PTI)
According to IATA data, airline debt globally increased by over 50% to $220 billion during 2020
Telecom department asking telcos to make necessary arrangements by January 1 to implement the new system (Photo: Mint)
Alibaba-owned AliExpress is also listed among the 43 banned apps (Bloomberg)
There will be zero convenience fee on flight ticket bookings through YES Rewardz, the bank said. (MINT_PRINT)
Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (Photo: ANI)
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IMD said the cyclone has a wind speed of 100-110 kmph and gusting to 120 kmph. The coastal areas of Tamil Nadu are expected to receive heavy rain between Nov 23-26 (Photo: PTI)
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Supreme Court of India
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If you are planning to head back to office after the lockdown, here are some essential tips that organizations as well as HR departments must prioritize to ensure the safety of the employees.
If you are planning to head back to office after the lockdown, here are some essential tips that organizations as well as HR departments must prioritize to ensure the safety of the employees.
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Heading back to the office after lock down? Follow these safety protocols

Businesses that can still function with employees working remotely are maintaining the status quo.

Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk (Photo: Reuters)
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Domestic travel demand declined 58% to 52 lakh passengers in Oct this year compared to 123 lakh passengers in the same month of last year, DGCA data showed (Photo: Bloomberg)
Domestic travel demand declined 58% to 52 lakh passengers in Oct this year compared to 123 lakh passengers in the same month of last year, DGCA data showed (Photo: Bloomberg)

Air passenger traffic likely to be hit by Maharashtra govt decision: Icra

The Maharashtra government's decision to make coronavirus negative report mandatory for those entering the state from four certain states is expected to impact the domestic travel demand further, ratings agency Icra said

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But Infratel continues to face long term challenges
A changing work culture, the current economic environment, the growing preference of employers to attract independent and high-skilled consultants in varied sectors to fulfill short-term requirements without bothering about long- term productivity is driving this revival (Bloomberg)
A changing work culture, the current economic environment, the growing preference of employers to attract independent and high-skilled consultants in varied sectors to fulfill short-term requirements without bothering about long- term productivity is driving this revival (Bloomberg)

Salary of high-skilled gig workers, independent consultants returning to normal

  • Their salaries are returning to pre-covid levels after dropping 20-25% post the nationwide lockdown, says a survey.

File Photo: The changes come after the implosion of Wirecard, the fintech that was a DAX member for two years (AFP)
File Photo: The changes come after the implosion of Wirecard, the fintech that was a DAX member for two years (AFP)

Germany’s DAX to get bigger, stricter after Wirecard fiasco

  • The changes will trigger billions of euros of passive flows for the new members
  • The earnings reporting requirements will become effective during the first-quarter index review, along with a mandate for companies to include an audit committee on their supervisory board

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Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI)
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Photo: Mint

Stressed developers get a lifeline

  • The government has announced a number of initiatives, particularly for stalled projects, such as the SWAMIH scheme
  • In the residential sector, in particular, sales have been largely concentrated in projects by so-called branded developers numbering 15-20 across cities

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