‘India’s real GDP could have shrunk’

The Covid-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on the Indian economy with estimates now suggesting that the country’s real GDP may have shrunk by 5 per cent in July as compared to the same month last year, continuing the trend of slowdown that showed more pronounced manifestation in the April-June quarter. Continue Reading

UN chief warns of impacts of COVID-19 on peace and security

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reminded the Security Council of the multi-faceted implications of COVID-19 on international peace and security. Continue Reading

Goa welcomes tourists, hotels open from today

Goa is open for tourists from today and around 250 hotels have been permitted to start operations. These establishments, which had applied to the government signalling their readiness to start, will only be allowed to accept guests with prior bookings. Continue Reading

Corona impact is extraorindary and unprecedented, says Infosys chairman

“Covid-19 pandemic is extraordinary and unprecedented and has impacted every country, business and individua,” said Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani. Continue Reading

Trump suspends H-1B, other work visas till year-end

US President Donald Trump is suspending several categories of work visas, including the H-1B prized by Indian professionals, till the end of the year, according to White House officials. Continue Reading

Chennai hospital records highest birth of babies amid lockdown

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, the largest facility among the Gleneagles Global Hospitals Group, has recorded the birth of 125 babies amid the gloom of Covid-19 pandemic. Continue Reading

Chidambaram slams Centre, asks ‘will govt lock up IIP numbers in safe vault’

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram has slammed the Union government for not releasing the complete data of Index of Industrial Production for April 2020. Continue Reading