India to fund capacity boost at Serum Institute as COVID-19 vaccines run short: Source

India is set to accept the Serum Institute of India’s (SII) request for a 30 billion rupee ($400 million) grant to boost its capacity to make the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, a government source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. SII, the world’s biggest vaccine maker, sought the funds to increase its monthly capacity to … Read more India to fund capacity boost at Serum Institute as COVID-19 vaccines run short: Source

PM Modi to interact with leading doctors, pharma companies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with leading doctors from across the country at 4.30 pm and with top pharma companies at 6 pm on the prevailing COVID-19 situation on Monday via video conferencing, officials said. Earlier in the day, Modi had chaired an important meeting on the situation at 11:30 am. The meetings come … Read more PM Modi to interact with leading doctors, pharma companies

Don’t panic! Hold on and buy this crash: Gautam Trivedi

There are very few areas to incrementally put your money into and hence the equity markets will still be driven by pretty strong fund flows, says Gautam Trivedi, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Nepean Capital. It is turning out to be a rough market this Monday. I am guessing the market is pricing in all the … Read more Don’t panic! Hold on and buy this crash: Gautam Trivedi

Investors mistakenly pump up NBFC stock trying to cash in on oxygen suppliers

MUMBAI: As the nation wrestled to cope with the second wave of Covid-19 infections, short supply of medical oxygen has sent investors running towards shares of companies that supply the scarce commodity in hope of making stellar returns till the crisis lasts. Stocks such as , Bhagwati Oxygen and have soared over the past two … Read more Investors mistakenly pump up NBFC stock trying to cash in on oxygen suppliers

Karnataka: New restrictions likely in city, but no lockdown

The Karnataka government will decide on imposing further restrictions or continuing night curfew in Bengaluru after an all-party meeting of ministers with city MPs and MLAs on Monday. Revenue minister R Ashoka, who will chair the meeting, said that all options except lockdown will be discussed. The meeting is being planned as directed by chief … Read more Karnataka: New restrictions likely in city, but no lockdown

New-age digital brands go all out for IPL 2021 splash

E-commerce, gaming, edu-tech and e-wallets brands have taken center stage on advertising platforms in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 tournament, according to data by ad and viewership measurement company TAM Media Sports. Three of the top five most advertised categories in the IPL have been e-gaming, e-wallets and e-education, with fantasy sports platform … Read more New-age digital brands go all out for IPL 2021 splash

Dubai is now a travel and Pfizer vaccine vacation destination for rich Indians

The cost of such a vaccine vacation in Dubai, including a round trip in a small jet, varies from Rs 35 lakh to Rs lakh per head but may be more, depending on the operator’s prices, the city of origin, the duration of stay and the number of passengers. Synopsis Rich Indians with Dubai resident … Read more Dubai is now a travel and Pfizer vaccine vacation destination for rich Indians

Glenn Maxwell Shines Again for RCB and It’s Raining Memes on Preity Zinta’s Punjab Kings

Memes tweeted by @OnlyforPrabhass / @HaramiParindey. Glenn Maxwell donned the Orange Cap on Sunday after he smashed a brisk 78 off 49 for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kolkata Knight Riders, taking his score tally to 176 in just 3 matches in IPL 2021. Australian power-hitter Glenn Maxwell seems to have found his mojo back ever … Read more Glenn Maxwell Shines Again for RCB and It’s Raining Memes on Preity Zinta’s Punjab Kings

Anand Mahindra Wants to Invest in Former National Boxer’s Academy Who Now Drives Auto to Survive

Sometimes, the Internet relly does come together to do good. On Friday, in a video which had gone viral on social media, national level boxing champion Abid Khan could be seen driving an auto in order to earn a living. The video had sparked a debate among netizens about the neglect and condition of Indian … Read more Anand Mahindra Wants to Invest in Former National Boxer’s Academy Who Now Drives Auto to Survive

Malta’s Sustainable Beekeeping Courses are Aiming to Preserve 1000-year-old Honey Tradition

True indicators of the state of biodiversity, everywhere in the world bees are victims of neonicotinoids and other deadly agricultural practices. On the island of Malta, the BeeAware program is raising awareness of the population’s need to defend bees by providing beekeeping courses. More on this initiative in our feature “Protecting the planet one step … Read more Malta’s Sustainable Beekeeping Courses are Aiming to Preserve 1000-year-old Honey Tradition