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WICCI, IIM Kozhikode launch ‘I Lead’ survey for women professionals

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Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s PR & Digital Marketing National Council (WICCI) and Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) has collaborated with a strategic ‘I Lead’ survey, tailor-made for women professionals in the communications segment in India. The online survey invites women in Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Marketing, Content Writing and Corporate Communications…

Left-Congress grand alliance will defeat TMC, BJP: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday said the grand alliance of the Left- Congress and other secular forces will defeat both the TMC and the BJP in the West Bengal assembly elections. Speaking at a joint rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, Chowdhury said the massive gathering proves that the upcoming elections…

17 NGOs granted FCRA licence as work picks up pace after COVID

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SynopsisThe home ministry has granted FCRA licences to 17 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including Dr Aabaji Thatte Seva Aur Anusandhan Sanstha (ATSAS) and Grameen Foundation for Social Impact (GFSI), according to officials. The home ministry has granted FCRA licences to 17 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including Dr Aabaji Thatte Seva Aur Anusandhan Sanstha (ATSAS) and Grameen Foundation…

Britain agrees to EU request for more time to ratify Brexit trade deal

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Britain has agreed to the European Union’s request to delay ratification of their post-Brexit trade agreement until April 30, cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Monday. Earlier this month, the EU asked Britain if it could take extra time to ratify the agreement by extending until April 30 provisional application of the deal to…

Night temperatures to perk up over North-West India

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The Chennai Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted continued thunderstorm activity for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry across the districts of Cuddalore, Puducherry, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Nilgiris, Theni, Tirunelveli, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Tiruvannamalai, Ranipet, Vellore and Tirupattur, a day after exceptionally heavy thunderstorms battered Cuddalore and Puducherry.A national weather forecast from India Meteorological Department, Delhi, indicated the possibility…

Hyderabad, a ‘Tree City of the World’

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Hyderabad is the only city from India to have been recognised as a 2020 Tree City of the World by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for its commitment to growing and maintaining urban forests. Through this recognition, Hyderabad joins a network of like-minded cities who recognise the importance of…

Tamil Nadu signs 28 MoUs worth ₹28,053 crore

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Tamil Nadu, on Tuesday, signed 28 MoUs worth ₹28,053 crore for various projects that will create employment for 68,775 persons. These projects were announced earlier, including the ₹4,684-crore Tata Electronics’ project in Krishnagiri to make mechanical enclosures for mobiles phones.The MoUs were signed at an event in which 13 completed projects at a cost of…

HDFC Capital invests Rs 375 cr in Runwal Group’s mid-income, affordable housing project

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SynopsisRunwal Avenue is a greenfield project spread over a total 6 acres with total potential of 1.7 million sq ft saleable space development. Piramal Fund Management had invested in the project at the land acquisition stage and is now exiting the investment.AgenciesThe project offers apartments configurations of up to 3 bedrooms priced in the range…

Centre has spent Rs 7.95 cr to bust farm laws myths

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SynopsisAgriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, further said the print advertisements have been published through the Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC) in Hindi, English and regional language newspapers for “clarifications related to farm laws including on myth and realities, etc” for creating awareness among the farmers and…

Indian drugmaker to pay $50mn in fine for destroying records before FDA inspection

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Washington: An Indian drug manufacturer has agreed to plead guilty to concealing and destroying records prior to a 2013 US Food and Drug Administration’s inspection of its plant and pay USD 50 million in fines and forfeiture, the Department of Justice has announced In a criminal information filed in federal court in the District of…

High alert in UP as glacier breaks off in U’khand

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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday put on high alert the authorities in all districts on the banks of the Ganga and asked them to continuously monitor the water levels in the river after a glacier broke off at Joshimath in neighbouring Uttarakhand’s Chamoli, triggering a massive flood there. The glacier burst triggered an…

Biotech surpasses GameStop as best-performing retail pick

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By Cristin FlanaganBiotech mania has overtaken internet chat rooms, pushing aside recent retail trading stars GameStop Corp. and Express Inc. Cassava Sciences Inc. nabbed the top spot as best microcap stock performer this year with an almost 680% rally. The small drug developer now has a market value of nearly $2 billion after briefly surpassing…

Budget 2021: Change in government’s approach was a surprise, says L&T’s R Shankar Raman

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January factory activity hits 3-month high, job cuts subside

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India’s manufacturing sector activity strengthened in January as companies scaled up production at the quickest pace in three months in response to faster expansions in total sales and new export orders, a monthly survey said on Monday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose from 56.4 in December to 57.7 in…

Economic Survey: Needs to increase space/ satellite projects

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India’s space programme has grown exponentially in the past six decades, expanding from simple mapping services in the 1960s to many diversified uses and the country spent around $1.8 billion on space programmes in 2019-20.However, the country still lags behind the major players in the space sector, such as the US, which spent about 10…