Nifty companies will start announcing earnings for the quarter ended March 31 from mid-April
Photo: Mint
India Inc has been waiting for a package that would address some of the immediate problems and provide to sectors bearing the maximum brunt.
India Inc has been waiting for a package that would address some of the immediate problems and provide to sectors bearing the maximum brunt.

Bigger economic package to fight COVID-19 on cards, announcement soon

  • The next set of stimulus may focus on concerns of India Inc. and the SME segments
  • Demand side measures could look at tax breaks for taxpayers and relief from duty on major items of consumption

Your morning ritual now travels with you!

Try Mint E-paper
A doctor wearing a protective suit takes a swab from a woman, who is under home quarantine, to test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a neighbourhood in Ahmedabad (REUTERS)
Active coronavirus cases in India rose to 4,643. Medical staff collect swabs from people to test for coronavirus.
Mumbai has a population of more than 20 million (AP)
Production in several small businesses have been hit due to the crisis.  (Photo: PTI)
The rupee fell to 76.36 at day's low against the US dollar (AP )

Day’s most important news delivered to your inbox with our newsletters

Subscribe for free
A medical worker tends to a patient diagnosed with covid-19 inside the intensive therapy unit (ITU) ward at the Sant Pau hospital in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Bloomberg)
A medical worker tends to a patient diagnosed with covid-19 inside the intensive therapy unit (ITU) ward at the Sant Pau hospital in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Race against time to build desi ventilators

  • With covid-19 on the rise, India has over a dozen efforts to make open-source ventilators. Will they be reliable?
  • Currently, few open-source ventilator projects meet all the specifications. Medical practitioners, for now, feel open-source projects need validation from hospitals

Photo: ANI
Photo: ANI
LIVE UPDATES

Market LIVE: Sensex, Nifty volatile; Pharma stocks shine

  • Sensex climbed 1625 points from day's low to hit an intra-day high of 31,227.97. Nifty jumped over 450 points to an intra-day high of 9,131
  • Indian shares slipped more than 1% in early trade on Wednesday, in line with broader Asia, amid concerns over covid-19 pandemic

File photo of a street in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Nearly 1 million households in the city were tested to stop the virus’s spread. (Photo: PTI)
File photo of a street in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Nearly 1 million households in the city were tested to stop the virus’s spread. (Photo: PTI)

Coronavirus: Want to contain the virus spread? Do it the Bhilwara way

  • From being a hotspot, the district has not reported a single confirmed case of coronavirus in the past five days
  • Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba told states that they can explore adopting the Bhilwara model to control the spread

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country crossed the 5,000-mark (Bloomberg)
A deserted view of slums in Dharavi area during the nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
A step-by-step guide for transferring money in your post office PPF through IPPB.
The controller is called DualSense, a departure from the DualShock controller
The net worth of Radhakishan Damani has surged 5% this year to $10.2 billion.
Ola is working with the authorities to ensure all drivers and cars are equipped with essential protective equipment like masks and sanitizers. (Mint)
Ola is working with the authorities to ensure all drivers and cars are equipped with essential protective equipment like masks and sanitizers. (Mint)

Ola launches 'Ola Emergency' service for hospital visits in Bangalore

  • 'Ola Emergency' service has been launched in collaboration with the Karnataka Health Ministry
  • To book an ‘Ola Emergency’ cab, users can select the category 'Enabled for Hospitals' on their Ola app

Photo: iStock
India has 263.1 million farm workers, including cultivators and labourers, though farming accounts for just 14% of GDP. ( Photo: PTI)
India has 263.1 million farm workers, including cultivators and labourers, though farming accounts for just 14% of GDP. ( Photo: PTI)

Joblessness infects Bharat as labourers flee to their homes

  • CMIE report says unemployment rate in rural India has surged as lockdown forced migrant farm labourers to flee to their homes ahead of harvest season
  • The unemployment rate in rural India has surged from 8.29% for the week ended 22 March to 20.29% on 29 March, before slowing to 20.21% on 5 April

Passengers wearing face masks and face shields to protect against the spread of coronavirus gather outside of Hankou train station after of the resumption of train services in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, (AP)
Passengers wearing face masks and face shields to protect against the spread of coronavirus gather outside of Hankou train station after of the resumption of train services in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, (AP)

China's coronavirus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

Wuhan's unprecedented lockdown served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world.

Photo: Mint
Photo: iStock
Photo: ALAMY
The changes were born out of conversations with customers who asked for the ability to customize how and where kids could access programs (Reuters)
The changes were born out of conversations with customers who asked for the ability to customize how and where kids could access programs (Reuters)

Netflix tightens parental controls for kids. Profiles will be PIN protected

  • Parents can now filter titles they deem inappropriate and protect individual profiles
  • These changes take effect for customers in all 190 countries where the streaming service is available

Bradley White, the lead scientist on the Debug initiative, said mosquito-suppression is even more important during the pandemic (AP)
Gold rate today: On MCX, futures fell to  ₹44,800 per 10 gram
Vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu
A street in Pune’s Bhavani Peth area, which was sealed from Monday midnight. (Photo: Hindustan Times)
A street in Pune’s Bhavani Peth area, which was sealed from Monday midnight. (Photo: Hindustan Times)

Large parts of Pune sealed from Tuesday to prevent community spread

  • Shops related to essential services, excluding medicals and hospitals, will remain open only for two hours, from 10 am to 12 pm
  • As of 7 April, there were 141 covid-19 cases in Pune, including Pimpri-Chinchwad and rural areas, of which eight had died

istockphoto
istockphoto

When your office laptop breaks down during a lockdown

With a nationwide lockdown in place till 14 April, and with everyone having to work from home, mobile phones and laptops have become all the more important not only as a medium of staying connected and getting work done, but also as means of entertainment and information

Photo: iStock
Photo: Mint
Photo: Mint

Opinion | How covid-19 will change us as an investor, citizen

After the pandemic fears abate, the next round of global events will occur

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House (Bloomberg)
Workers in the unorganized sector are at a significant disadvantage in terms of job security. (Alamy)
A pharmacist shows a bottle of the drug hydroxychloroquine on Monday, April 6, 2020, in Oakland, California (AP)
A pharmacist shows a bottle of the drug hydroxychloroquine on Monday, April 6, 2020, in Oakland, California (AP)

Hydroxychloroquine saved life of Michigan's Democratic state lawmaker: Trump

  • Trump has been actively promoting the drug as an option when there is no viable treatment for the dreaded virus
  • The US Food and Drug Administration has given temporary approval of the malaria drug in the treatment of COVID-19 patients

Mark to Market
View All
Residents are cautiously stepping out in Wuhan in Hubei province, the epicentre of China’s covid-19 outbreak
Residents are cautiously stepping out in Wuhan in Hubei province, the epicentre of China’s covid-19 outbreak

Mint Lite | Top 10 news and views around the world

To combat the flood of news about coronavirus and isolation, we bring you Mint Lite, a quick update to up to speed with everything you need to know, and some things that you may not need to know but are just fun to know, in five minutes before you start your day

RBI had done a total of Rs40,000 crore worth of OMOs in March, to tide over the liquidity issues cause by coronavirus crisis in the market. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint )
RBI had done a total of Rs40,000 crore worth of OMOs in March, to tide over the liquidity issues cause by coronavirus crisis in the market. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint )

RBI eases norms for state govts, extends overdraft facility

  • RBI extends the overdraft facility for a longer period of time until 30 September
  • A state or UT can now avail of overdraft facility for 21 working days, compared with the current 14 days, RBI says

A file photo of deserted roads during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Chennai (Photo: PTI)
A file photo of deserted roads during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Chennai (Photo: PTI)

Opinion | Unlocking India is a far bigger challenge than staying locked

There’s no win-win way out of our covid crisis but major health sector spending will ease the path

×
My Reads Logout