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In October, Facebook said it would ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccines in general, not just for Covid (Photo: Reuters)
In October, Facebook said it would ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccines in general, not just for Covid (Photo: Reuters)

Facebook to start removing misinformation about Covid vaccines

With vaccines against Covid-19 on the verge of being rolled out around the world, Facebook said it will start removing false claims about the immunizations that have been debunked by public health experts

SBI had launched the Yono platform in November 2017.
The Infosys-HFS Research additionally emphasizes the strategies implemented by successful companies in various industries (G2K) to survive and thrive in the post-pandemic economy. (REUTERS)
The Infosys-HFS Research additionally emphasizes the strategies implemented by successful companies in various industries (G2K) to survive and thrive in the post-pandemic economy. (REUTERS)

Cloud, cybersecurity, and modernization will power digital biz models: Infosys

  • Research revealed that numerous organizations have accelerated the adoption of automation, digital business models, and the hyper-scale cloud to respond to customer needs quickly and competitively

Digital transformation deals have seen a 30% jump, while spending in cloud and customer experience have risen 80% and 15% respectively since the pandemic. Photo: Mint
Reliance Jio had placed  ₹4,700-crore bids for mobile tower and fibre assets of Reliance Infratel (Photo: Reuters)
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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Royal Dutch Shell is seen at a petrol station in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium January 30, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Royal Dutch Shell is seen at a petrol station in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo (REUTERS)

For big oil companies, coffee and chocolate could be the new black gold

Under pressure from investors and governments alike to cut emissions, major European oil companies are ploughing billions into renewable energy but are struggling to craft business plans that promise the returns shareholders have come to expect

At least 10 companies, including ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd and Greenko Energy Holdings, have shown an interest in buying out Chandigarh’s electricity distribution company
At least 10 companies, including ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd and Greenko Energy Holdings, have shown an interest in buying out Chandigarh’s electricity distribution company

Centre explores legal recourse to HC stay on Chandigarh discom privatisation

  • Chandigarh discom sale marks the start of India’s efforts to privatise the electricity discoms of its Union territories as part of its next generation power sector reforms

The stake sale by the promoter will also improve Bharti Airtel’s ratings.pradeep gaur/mint (MINT_PRINT)
According to estimates, there is currently  ₹5.31 trillion excess liquidity in the banking system following a series of steps by the central bank to boost liquidity to revive a contracting economy impacted by the pandemic. (Mint)
According to estimates, there is currently 5.31 trillion excess liquidity in the banking system following a series of steps by the central bank to boost liquidity to revive a contracting economy impacted by the pandemic. (Mint)

Focus on surplus liquidity with rate cut seen remote

  • Some experts also believe that instead of squeezing out the liquidity, RBI could tread the middle path by fixing the floor price on overnight rates that have fallen to record lows

FILE PHOTO: Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, nations have committed to a long-term goal of limiting average temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, nations have committed to a long-term goal of limiting average temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius (REUTERS)

Fossil fuel production far exceeds climate targets: UN

Some of the largest fossil fuel producers in the world, including Australia, China, Canada and the United States, are among those pursuing major expansions in fossil fuel supply

UPI processed more than 2 billion monthly transactions in October and November. When it was launched in 2016, few expected such explosive expansion. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
UPI processed more than 2 billion monthly transactions in October and November. When it was launched in 2016, few expected such explosive expansion. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

India’s quest to fix its payments puzzle

  • Amid suspicion about foreign firms and a new 30% market share cap in UPI, fintech is headed for upheavals
  • The recent moves have evoked analogies with the licence raj and prove how vexatious internet regulation in India is becoming. Critics say the 30% cap is arbitrary

The hiring sentiments are expected to be better in Metro and Tier-1 cities with a 5% increase in Intent to hire. (Mint)
Debjani Ghosh, president, Nasscom.
The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers.
Farmers make chapatis during a protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu Border in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Prayragraj: A vendor sorts potatoes, at wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Prayagraj, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (PTI Photo)
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Prayragraj: A vendor sorts potatoes, at wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Prayagraj, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI27-10-2020_000043B) (PTI)

Potato price set to ease below 40 in a few days

  • The wholesale rates of different varieties at the cold storage gate has dipped by 5 per kg in the last three days and is likely to come down further to around 28

Farmers protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu Border in New Delhi. (ANI)
Farmers protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu Border in New Delhi. (ANI)

Middleman matters: Behind Indian protests against farm reforms

  • The farmers say they have enough flour, potatoes and other provisions to stay put for six months if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not meet their demand

A file photo of Dharmendra Pradhan (Photo: Mint)
Shrinking banks
Shrinking banks

Global bank job cuts reach five-year high 

Banks around the world have announced the most job cuts in five years as the pandemic adds further pressure to business models upended by the digital revolution

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