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India gets into lockdown mode

8O districts to be isolated as cases spread quickly. Trains, Metros, interstate—buses won't run

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March 23, 2020

Rural India Less Prepared For Contagion

Cutting offtrain travel may help rural areas cope better; most people feel hospitalisation Is a financial blow

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March 23, 2020

CEOs Working From Home Conduct Meetings Via VCs

During free time, the CEOs are practising yoga, reading books, or cooking

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March 23, 2020

The Show Halts For Events Companies Amid Virus Scare

Cancellation of at least ₹3,000-crore worth of business has happened in the past few weeks

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March 23, 2020

Ipca, Cadila Gear Up To Make Drug For Covid-19

Hydroxychloroquine, a drug H whose largest manufacturer is an Indian firm, has shot into the limelight after the US president advocated it as potential therapy for COVID-19.

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March 23, 2020

In heavy debt, US oil firms hit badly as prices collapse

Major issuers of junk bonds to finance expansion, US energy companies are in deep trouble now

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March 22, 2020

Govt okays ₹13K-cr package to boost bulk drugs production

Industry feels India first needs to tap existing capacity before setting up new drugs parks

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March 22, 2020

Banks may shut branches in case of lockdown

Banks are taking precautions to protect both employees and customers from infection by disinfecting their premises

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March 22, 2020

How To Fight An Epidemic

The head of Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has emerged as a role model for virus-fighters

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March 22, 2020

Rumours & Fears Grip Aviation Sector

Many in the industry argue that there will be at best three to four players over the long term, and that the weaker airlines will be weeded out

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Business Standard
March 22, 2020

The Great Coronavirus Crash Of 2020 Is Different

The head of Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has emerged as a role model for virus-fighters

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March 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Being Male May Be A Risk Factor, Just As Being Older Is

The coronavirus is striking, and felling, more Italian men than women, and some experts are warning that being male may be a risk factor for the illness, just as older age is.

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March 22, 2020

Virus Deals A Crippling Blow To Small Businesses

A spurt in the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases is hitting startups, especially consumer-focused companies that are in their early phases of growth, hard.

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Business Standard
March 22, 2020

Data demand surges as people step up work from home

Corona Connection

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Business Standard
March 22, 2020

RBI buys bonds worth ₹10K cr, to conduct 2 more OMOs of ₹30K cr

The central bank received bids worth ₹45,049 crore for Friday’s open market operation

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March 21, 2020

Uptick In New Investors Even As Markets Crash

Ease of opening accounts, attractive valuations, work-from-home directives, and IPO of SBI Cards are among the reasons

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Business Standard
March 21, 2020

People's Curfew: A Trailer

From Maximum City to Millennium City, the impact of the deadly coronavirus on life and business has been uniform. Although there’s no complete shutdown order yet, the country is already in a state of a virtual lockdown

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Business Standard
March 21, 2020

Brands Can't Save The World, Or You

In his public speeches, President Trump has all but excused the federal government of much responsibility and instead, turned to America’s brands

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March 20,2020

Rupee Breaches 75/Dollar

Hits intra-day low of 75.30

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March 20,2020

COVID-19: Lessons From History

Targeted social distancing and complete lockdown are the need of the hour

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March 20,2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Burns ₹2-Trillion Hole In LIC's Investments

A 32 per cent drop in the S&P BSE Sensex and the Nifty50 thus far in calendar year 2020(CY20) has weighed heavily on the fortunes of state-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), which has suffered a notional loss of ₹2 trillion in the past two-and-a-half months.

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March 20,2020

Social Distancing Pushes Patients To Consult Doctors Online

Social distancing on account of coronavirus has started affecting hospitals and health clinics.

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March 20,2020

‘There will be a vaccine, likely by 2020-end'

Serum Institute of India recently partnered Codagenix, a US-based biotech drug research company, to develop a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine. Its Founder-Director ZAVARAYPOONAWALLA tells Pavan Lall that India’s social containment of the pandemic so far has been good. Edited excerpts:

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Business Standard
March 19, 2020

People catch ‘hoarding bug' on lockdown fears

“It is a good idea to buy for a month. No one knows what will happen tomorrow — whether grocery will be available at all or at what prices they will be sold,” says Sumit Samaddar, a resident of south Kolkata.

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March 19, 2020

Protection in focus

The life insurance industry plans to sell more term products even as the alternative tax structure takes away exemptions

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March 19, 2020

Go Contactless During A Crisis

Having some cash is a necessity, but diversify your digital payment options

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March 19, 2020

PepsiCo, Ceat, Hero spin the gender track

With women cricketers as endorsers, some brands are breaking the stereotype; but there is still a long way to go, say experts

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Business Standard
March 19, 2020

MoD okays largest ‘Make in India' order for 83 Tejas Mark 1As

The ministry of defence (MoD) cleared an order on Wednesday for 83 Tejas fighters in an enhanced, more capable configuration, called the Tejas Mark 1A.

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March 19, 2020

ITC to offer85% of profit as dividend in medium term

Final dividend may include special dividend as recommended by the board

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Business Standard
March 19, 2020

5 Large Hospitals Dedicated To COVID-19 On Cards

Coronavirus cases in India continue to grow and the rapid screening method is likely to only increase the number of suspect COVID-19-positive cases in the country. India is yet to enter stage 3 (or community transmission) of the pandemic, but the government is gearing up for all possible adversities.

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Business Standard
March 19, 2020