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    COVID-19: Kochi fintech start-up waives interest on farmer loans
    IANS File Photo.   Kochi, April 1 (IANS): With COVID-19 striking hard, Kochi-based fintech start-up Spoon has waived interest and processing charges worth Rs 25 lakh on agro-loans the company distributed to 136 farmers in the Nilgiris. Kurian…
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    Smartphone prices up in India after GST rate hike
    IANS File Photo.   New Delhi, April 1 (IANS): Several smartphone manufacturers like Apple, Xiaomi, Realme and Vivo on Wednesday increased prices of their devices in India due to the GST hike from 12 per cent to 18 per cent which became applicable…
  • Lockdown cripples online delivery platforms, users helpless
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS): A week into the nationwide lockdown and online delivery platforms like Bigbasket and Grofers are still suffering from operational issues along with lack of manpower to even fulfill the orders they accepted before the…
  • Maruti Suzuki sells only 83,792 vehicles in March
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 1 (IANS): Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday reported sales of only 83,792 vehicles in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has dampened economic activity. Accordingly, the company said that March's sales figures cannot be compared…
  • Airlines may post $39B net loss in April-June Q
    NEW DELHI, APRIL 1 (IANS): The aviation industry that is going through a tough phase amid the coronavirus crisis, is likely to register a net loss of $39 billion during April-June 2020, according to a report by the International Air Transport…
  • Reliance Jio likely to witness limited lockdown impact: Report
    MUMBAI, APRIL 1 (IANS): Reliance Jio is likely to witness limited impact due to the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown, according to a report by Motilal Oswal.   "The lockdown should have limited impact on RJio as telecom companies are expected to…
  • COVID-19: RBI offers more sops to ease compliance burden
    COVID-19: RBI offers more sops to ease compliance burden
    The government saw a face of the RSS' economic wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Friday that it is not quite used to - throwing its support behind it. (IANS File Photo)   NEW DELHI, APRIL 1 (IANS): The Reserve Bank of India has announced new measures…
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    COVID-19: Premji foundation donates Rs 1,000 cr
    IANS Photo   Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS): The Azim Premji Foundation has donated Rs 1,000 crore for a comprehensive on-ground response to contain coronavirus outbreak in the country, an official said on Wednesday. Similarly, the foundation was…
  • US stocks end lower amid spread of COVID-19
    New York, April 1 (IANS): US stocks finished lower in choppy trading amid the fast spread of COVID-19 in the United States. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 410.32 points, or 1.84 per cent, to 21,917.16. The S&P 500 slid 42.…
  • 'Wrong time to reduce interest rates on small savings'
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS): Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has slammed the government for reducing the interest rates om small savings and PPF and said it may be "technically correct but it's wrong time" as the country is amid lockdown…
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    Vodafone Idea extends prepaid validity for 10 cr feature phones
    IANS File Photo   New Delhi, March 31 (IANS): Vodafone Idea on Tuesday announced extension of the validity of prepaid plans for 10 crore subscriber low-income feature phone users till April 17 in view of the coronavirus crisis and the nation-wide…
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    84% Indians feel COVID-19 recovery will take up to 1 year
    IANS Graphic.   Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS): Nearly 84 per cent Indians feel that recovery from new coronavirus epidemic will take 6 months to one year time, a new survey said on Tuesday. Out of 94 per cent respondents who are aware about the…
  • SBI employees pledge Rs 100 cr to PM CARES Fund
    SBI employees pledge Rs 100 cr to PM CARES Fund
    State Bank of India (SBI) building. (IANS File Photo)   NEW DELHI, MARCH 31 (IANS): In the fight against COVID-19, around 2,56,000 employees of the country's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), have decided to contribute two days' salary to…
  • Migrating labourers disrupt production; retailers fear shortage of essential items
    Migrating labourers disrupt production; retailers fear shortage of essential items
    IANS Photo   NEW DELHI, MARCH 31 (IANS): As grocery stores, across the country, are grappling with panic buying and dwindling supplies of fresh stocks, the exodus of labourers have added more fuel to the fire by affecting the entire supply chain…
  • India calls to further enhance affordable access to medicines
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 31 (IANS): India has called for working towards creating a global framework for further enhancing affordable access to medicines for fighting pandemics and facilitating easier movement of health professionals across national borders…
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