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Working from home blurs the line between work and personal life, which stresses out employees, finds a new study. Photo: iStockphoto
The Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq.  (AP)
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Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman (ANI)
There was criticism earlier about the approval given to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine being produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII) as well. (ANI)
There was criticism earlier about the approval given to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine being produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII) as well. (ANI)

Most BJP supporters want to take vaccines, Congress supporters not far behind

  • People’s views on how state and central governments handled the covid-19 pandemic seem to be shaping trust in the vaccines about to be deployed

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Food and groceries have become increasingly unaffordable over the past few months across Indian cities and towns. Mint
Food and groceries have become increasingly unaffordable over the past few months across Indian cities and towns. Mint

Have politicians lost the fear of inflation?

  • Inflation has emerged as a key risk to India’s economic recovery but it may not be a political risk factor as yet. Inflation is still low compared to India’s past history, and a weakened Opposition has been unable to capitalize on rising prices so far

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All major states, except Delhi, collected more GST than last December.
The survey, held in October and November, asked a range of questions about life during the lockdown to nearly 10,000 respondents across 203 cities (MINT_PRINT)
The survey, held in October and November, asked a range of questions about life during the lockdown to nearly 10,000 respondents across 203 cities (MINT_PRINT)

Lockdown boosted family life, but India’s young face anxiety, WFH fatigue

Family relationships improved for urban Indians during the lockdown. But many youngsters also faced anxiety and loneliness, with work-from-home fatigue now creeping in too, finds the latest YouGov-Mint-CPR Millennial Survey

Both private and public sector companies announced new projects worth  ₹80,000 crore in the December quarter (REUTERS)
Two indicators in the consumer economy segment—sales of passenger cars and tractors— remained upbeat even as the festival season wound up.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah. (ANI)
The number of average tweets per day fell for 16 of the 20 persons. Anand Mahindra (above) and Harsh Mariwala were the two exceptions in the Indian set, and Michael Bloomberg and Hans Vestberg in the global set.
The number of average tweets per day fell for 16 of the 20 persons. Anand Mahindra (above) and Harsh Mariwala were the two exceptions in the Indian set, and Michael Bloomberg and Hans Vestberg in the global set.

Business leaders tweet less post-lockdown, focus on coronavirus drops

  • Most of the 20 business leaders whose Twitter activity is tracked by Mint now tweet less often than the lockdown days. But Indian leaders remain different from global ones in certain traits

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The post-Diwali spike in infections did not last long, but Google mobility trends have enough lessons for Christmas and New Year (Photo: Reuters)
The post-Diwali spike in infections did not last long, but Google mobility trends have enough lessons for Christmas and New Year (Photo: Reuters)

Year-end covid curve could be shaped by past festival lessons

Most festival-related outbreaks since August have come within days of an extraordinary rise in public mobility. The next big test is the year-end, and past lessons will come in handy

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