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Bharat Biotech vaccine trials continued despite 'adverse event' in August

22 Nov 2020

Bharat Biotech vaccine trials continued despite 'adverse event' in August

Hyderabad-based biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech has issued a statement confirming that an "adverse event" had taken place during the Phase I trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate COVAXIN.

COVID-19 vaccine should be free, says Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy

18 Nov 2020

COVID-19 vaccine should be free, says Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy

A vaccine for COVID-19, whenever one becomes available, should be made free of cost for everyone, Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has said.

Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February

08 Nov 2020

Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February

Even as the COVID-19 outbreak has witnessed a downward trend in India, some states have been reporting large spikes in infections, indicating that the pandemic is far from over.

Telangana electric vehicle policy: All you need to know

31 Oct 2020

Telangana electric vehicle policy: All you need to know

The Telangana government on Friday launched the 'Telangana Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Policy' to promote electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage systems (ESS) in the state.

India can still become a $5 trillion economy: PM Modi

29 Oct 2020

India can still become a $5 trillion economy: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is optimistic that India can still achieve the target of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024, despite being badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Indian sets world record for creating ring with 7,800 diamonds

25 Oct 2020

Indian sets world record for creating ring with 7,800 diamonds

An Indian jeweler has set the Guinness World Record for creating a ring with the most number of diamonds.

Tesla is in talks to open research center in Bengaluru

21 Sep 2020

Tesla is in talks to open research center in Bengaluru

For years, Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of EV maker Tesla, has been teasing that their cars would come to India.

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

17 Sep 2020

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

The central government is reportedly keeping a close eye on thousands of social media accounts that are allegedly spreading Chinese propaganda.

Snapdeal starts testing robots for order deliveries: Details here

16 Sep 2020

Snapdeal starts testing robots for order deliveries: Details here

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed nearly a million around the world, has made contact-less technology the need of the hour - across several sectors and roles.

Fantasy sports unicorn Dream11 raises $225 million: Details here

14 Sep 2020

Fantasy sports unicorn Dream11 raises $225 million: Details here

In a major move, Dream Sports, the unicorn parent company of fantasy sports platform Dream11, has raised $225 million in a fresh round of funding.

Zomato raises Rs. 760 crore from Tiger Global: Details here

10 Sep 2020

Zomato raises Rs. 760 crore from Tiger Global: Details here

In a major step forward, Zomato has raised Rs. 760 crore ($102 million) in funding from US-based investment firm Tiger Global Management.

Bharat Biotech gets approval to test COVAXIN administration through skin

22 Aug 2020

Bharat Biotech gets approval to test COVAXIN administration through skin

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has been allowed to conduct a trial to test administer its COVID-19 vaccine candidate through the skin (intradermal vaccine delivery).

COVAXIN: India's COVID-19 vaccine found safe in early trial

14 Aug 2020

COVAXIN: India's COVID-19 vaccine found safe in early trial

COVAXIN, the first indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine from India, has proven to be safe in early human trials.

Vivo pulls out as title sponsor of Pro Kabaddi League

07 Aug 2020

Vivo pulls out as title sponsor of Pro Kabaddi League

After pulling out as title sponsor of Indian Premier League, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo is set to end the association with Pro Kabaddi League as well.

ASHA workers go on strike, demand respectable salaries, more protection

07 Aug 2020

ASHA workers go on strike, demand respectable salaries, more protection

ASHA workers, who bridge the gap between India's porous healthcare system and the needy, have had enough of government's neglect, and have decided to go on a two-day strike from August 7.

India mulls ban on 275 more Chinese apps, including PUBG

27 Jul 2020

India mulls ban on 275 more Chinese apps, including PUBG

Weeks after banning as many as 59 applications from China over safety concerns, India has put 275 more apps from the neighboring nation on its radar.

Apple is now making iPhone 11 in India: Piyush Goyal

24 Jul 2020

Apple is now making iPhone 11 in India: Piyush Goyal

A few weeks ago, a report suggested that Apple's contract manufacturer Foxconn is looking to expand the production of iPhones at its Chennai plant by investing up to $1 billion.

#FundingAlert: B2B marketplace Bijnis raises $10 million from Sequoia, others

22 Jul 2020

#FundingAlert: B2B marketplace Bijnis raises $10 million from Sequoia, others

Bijnis, a Delhi-based technology-driven B2B retail marketplace, has secured $10 million in a Series-A round of funding.

BCCI to pay Deccan Chargers Rs. 4,800 crore: Here's why

18 Jul 2020

BCCI to pay Deccan Chargers Rs. 4,800 crore: Here's why

Former Indian Premier League franchise Deccan Chargers have won the arbitration case against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Banned Chinese sites SHEIN, Club Factory still operating in India

10 Jul 2020

Banned Chinese sites SHEIN, Club Factory still operating in India

Over a week ago, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps, including those operated by some popular e-commerce companies from the neighboring country.

Google Pay could soon start offering loans to small businesses

25 Jun 2020

Google Pay could soon start offering loans to small businesses

Google Pay, the payments arm operated by Google, may soon start offering business loans to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India.

China confirms commanding officer was killed in Ladakh face-off: Report

22 Jun 2020

China confirms commanding officer was killed in Ladakh face-off: Report

A week after Indian and Chinese forces clashed in Ladakh's Galwan Valley, reports said that a Chinese commanding officer was among those killed in the brawl.

Milkbasket raises $5.5 million in Series-B funding: Details here

22 Jun 2020

Milkbasket raises $5.5 million in Series-B funding: Details here

Online grocery start-up Milkbasket has raised $5.5 million in a Series-B round of funding.

Scootsy, Swiggy's premium food delivery service is shutting down

08 Jun 2020

Scootsy, Swiggy's premium food delivery service is shutting down

As part of an effort to cut down costs and focus solely on growth points, Swiggy is shutting down Scootsy, its premium food delivery service in Mumbai.

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

04 Jun 2020

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

Soon, you may see unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flying in with your food orders.

#LeakAlert: Data of 7 million+ BHIM users exposed

01 Jun 2020

#LeakAlert: Data of 7 million+ BHIM users exposed

Personal and financial data of more than 7 million users of BHIM, a government-backed peer-to-peer UPI payments app, has been leaked publicly.

Lockdown 5.0: These 13 cities could see stricter curbs

30 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: These 13 cities could see stricter curbs

As India nears the end of the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown, the Centre is preparing guidelines for "Lockdown 5.0."

Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

25 May 2020

Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

The lockdown enforced to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 has surged the demand for home delivery of essentials, giving a significant boost to the business of e-grocers like Bigbasket and Grofers.

#CareerBytes: Five habits every IAS aspirant should develop

24 May 2020

#CareerBytes: Five habits every IAS aspirant should develop

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), popularly known as the IAS exam, is one of the most challenging competitive exams in the country.

Now, Amazon will deliver food to your home: Details here

21 May 2020

Now, Amazon will deliver food to your home: Details here

Amazon is now venturing into the food delivery vertical.

Mumbai, Pune lockdown may extend till May 18: Health Minister

25 Apr 2020

Mumbai, Pune lockdown may extend till May 18: Health Minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday that the lockdown in Mumbai and Pune may extend till May 18.

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

19 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

This week, despite the evolving COVID-19 crisis, notable developments were made in the world of tech.

Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"

16 Apr 2020

Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"

Social media giant Facebook and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) could soon team up for a WeChat-like "super app".

After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers

14 Apr 2020

After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers

A few months after acquiring UberEats, Zomato is looking to buy popular e-grocery start-up Grofers.

#Lockdown: Jio to offer free broadband service for 30 days

31 Mar 2020

#Lockdown: Jio to offer free broadband service for 30 days

Last week we reported that Reliance Jio is planning to offer a free 10Mbps broadband connection to new users as part of its #CoronaHaaregaIndiaJeetega initiative. And now, more details about the scheme have come to light.

Maruti Suzuki producing ventilators, masks to tackle coronavirus pandemic

28 Mar 2020

Maruti Suzuki producing ventilators, masks to tackle coronavirus pandemic

As coronavirus cases continue to increase, Maruti Suzuki, India's largest automaker, is planning to tackle one of the most concerning problems associated with the pandemic - ventilator shortage.

Oil plunges 30% as Saudis begin price war with Russia

09 Mar 2020

Oil plunges 30% as Saudis begin price war with Russia

Oil prices crashed by 30% on Monday after Saudi Arabia slashed prices launching a price war against Russia.

Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor's home raided by Enforcement Directorate

07 Mar 2020

Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor's home raided by Enforcement Directorate

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday raided the home of Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor in Mumbai.

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

02 Feb 2020

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

The Tata Group is among the companies that have indicated an interest in running private trains, Railway Board Chairperson Vinod Kumar Yadav said Saturday.

Arrested with terrorists, J&K DSP alleges senior cop's involvement: Report

16 Jan 2020

Arrested with terrorists, J&K DSP alleges senior cop's involvement: Report

Since the arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh with terrorists last week, the inquiry on the top cop has tightened.