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India women lose to Japan; bow out of Uber Cup badminton

India women lose to Japan; bow out of Uber Cup badminton

Rediff.com4 days ago

The Indian women's badminton team crashed out of the Uber Cup after losing to Japan in the quarter-finals in Aarhus, Denmark on Thursday while the men completed their group engagements in the Thomas Cup with a defeat to China.

Uber Cup: Saina retires injured, but India beat Spain

Uber Cup: Saina retires injured, but India beat Spain

Rediff.com10 Oct 2021

Saina Nehwal was forced to retire midway through her opening match but India's young brigade produced a clinical display to notch up a fine 3-2 win over Spain and get off to a winning start in the Uber Cup in Aarhus, on Sunday.

SC seeks status report on Lakhimpur incident

SC seeks status report on Lakhimpur incident

Rediff.com7 Oct 2021

The apex court has also sought details of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and the judicial enquiry commission, reportedly set up by the state government.

Vajpayee's private secretary Shakti Sinha passes away

Vajpayee's private secretary Shakti Sinha passes away

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

According to sources, Sinha was suffering from high blood pressure and was rushed to RK Hospital in IP Extension when he complained of uneasiness.

Top medical body favours phased school reopening

Top medical body favours phased school reopening

Rediff.com28 Sep 2021

Evidence indicates that restoration of functioning of the education system as it was in pre-Covid times, as early as possible appears prudent in the current Indian context, they said.

Will Japan Get Its First Lady PM?

Will Japan Get Its First Lady PM?

Rediff.com28 Sep 2021

Two women are in contention to become prime minister for the first time in Japan's history -- a potential turning point for a country that ranks below Saudi Arabia in terms of female political representation, points out Rajaram Panda.

Sudirman Cup: India out of quarter-final race after big loss

Sudirman Cup: India out of quarter-final race after big loss

Rediff.com27 Sep 2021

The absence of double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu, London Games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also hurt India's prospect as the team cut a sorry figure at the team-tournament.

India needs 4-5 'SBI size' banks: Sitharaman

India needs 4-5 'SBI size' banks: Sitharaman

Rediff.com26 Sep 2021

Addressing the 74th Annual General Meeting of the Indian Banks' Association (IBA), she said the industry needs to imagine how Indian banking has to be in the immediate and long-term future. As far as the long-term future is concerned, she said it is going to be largely driven by digitised processes and there is a need for seamless and interconnected digital systems for a sustainable future for the Indian banking industry.

20 years of India's insurance sector

20 years of India's insurance sector

Rediff.com19 Sep 2021

Twenty years after India's insurance sector was opened up, unshackling the control of state-owned companies, as many as 50 private players have set up shop. Along with their foreign partners, private players have brought about a sea change in the product offering, distribution and underwriting processes, and services levels. Yet, India's insurance penetration needle has not moved much.

Dhoni named in 15-member defence ministry panel on NCC

Dhoni named in 15-member defence ministry panel on NCC

Rediff.com16 Sep 2021

Cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni and industrialist Anand Mahindra were on Thursday named in a 15-member panel constituted by the defence ministry to carry out a comprehensive review of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in order to make it more relevant.

Cinderella. Money Heist. Scarlett. Hopkins

Cinderella. Money Heist. Scarlett. Hopkins

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

Blockbusters, Oscar winners, fairy tales, indies and cute doggies, Sukanya Verma assures it's all there on OTT this week.

Saina, Praneeth to lead India in Thomas, Uber Cup finals

Saina, Praneeth to lead India in Thomas, Uber Cup finals

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

Two-time Olympics medallist P V Sindhu opted out citing post-Olympics recovery.

Covid: 'Huge Spike in Health Claims'

Covid: 'Huge Spike in Health Claims'

Rediff.com30 Aug 2021

'Covid-related claims were almost 2.5 times the normal claims size.'

India's high antibody count could mean less severe Covid 3rd wave

India's high antibody count could mean less severe Covid 3rd wave

Rediff.com16 Aug 2021

While some experts believe that a large part of India is still vulnerable to the virus that could trigger a third wave, others feel the country is not likely to be engulfed by another deadly wave unless a new variant emerges.

India will be short of 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs by year-end

India will be short of 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs by year-end

Rediff.com11 Aug 2021

India is in dire need of cybersecurity professionals. With several recent incidents of data breach, India's cybersecurity journey so far proves this demand. But is the country ready to meet this demand and is it preparing a cybersecurity workforce for the unforeseen cyber future? A report titled "India Cybersecurity Services Landscape" by Nasscom-Data Security Council of India (DSCI) predicts that the Indian cybersecurity services industry would grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 21 per cent to touch $13.6 billion by 2025. And by 2022, the industry, which generated a cumulative revenue of about $4.3 billion in 2019, is expected to grow to $7.6 billion. However, around 3.5 million jobs in the cybersecurity space will remain unfilled by the end of 2021.

Priyanka Chopra's London holiday

Priyanka Chopra's London holiday

Rediff.com31 Jul 2021

Priyanka Chopra is enjoying the English summer!

Many now have immunity against Covid but...: Experts

Many now have immunity against Covid but...: Experts

Rediff.com25 Jul 2021

'Opening everything is not appropriate ... everyone has been saying the third wave is a couple of days away'

Mask-shy Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan rain on COVID-compliant opening parade

Mask-shy Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan rain on COVID-compliant opening parade

Rediff.com23 Jul 2021

Pakistan's two flagbearers also chose not to cover their faces, unlike the vast majority of other participants at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.

Covid third wave likely to be less severe than second: ICMR

Covid third wave likely to be less severe than second: ICMR

Rediff.com16 Jul 2021

Earlier this week, the top doctors' body in the country, the Indian Medical Association, said the third wave is "inevitable and imminent", pointing out that "in many parts of the country both the government and public are complacent and engaged in mass gatherings without following Covid protocols".

Sitharaman unveils new Covid recovery package, expands credit relief

Sitharaman unveils new Covid recovery package, expands credit relief

Rediff.com28 Jun 2021

To help revive the economy battered by COVID-19, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a slew of measures, including Rs 1.1 lakh crore credit guarantee scheme for improving health infrastructure, and enhancing the limit under the ECLGS by 50 per cent to Rs 4.5 lakh crore for the MSME sector facing liquidity crunch. Sharing the details of stimulus package, the finance minister said this comprises eight relief measures and other eight measures to support the economic growth. She announced Rs 1.1 lakh crore loan guarantee scheme for COVID-affected sectors, including health sector, which includes guarantee cover for expansion or for new projects. Besides, she said, additional Rs 1.5 lakh crore limit enhancement done for Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) scheme.

Covid 3rd wave unlikely to be as severe as second: Study

Covid 3rd wave unlikely to be as severe as second: Study

Rediff.com25 Jun 2021

A third wave of COVID-19 -- if it occurs -- is unlikely to be as severe as the second wave given the extent of spread of coronavirus infections that has already taken place in the country, according to a study.

'Covid-related death claims are a concern'

'Covid-related death claims are a concern'

Rediff.com24 Jun 2021

'The overall death claims have gone up.'

Study comparing Covishield, Covaxin has limitations: Bharat Biotech

Study comparing Covishield, Covaxin has limitations: Bharat Biotech

Rediff.com9 Jun 2021

Raches Ella, project lead, Covid-19 vaccines at Bharat Biotech said in a series of tweets that he was 'surprised' that media and researchers were drawing conclusions based on non-peer reviewed work.

Covishield produced more antibodies than Covaxin: Study

Covishield produced more antibodies than Covaxin: Study

Rediff.com7 Jun 2021

The study by a group of doctors showed that after two shots of the vaccines, 98 per cent recipients of Covishield showed antibody response, while the same was 80 per cent among Covaxin recipients. Sohini Das and Ruchika Chitravanshi report.

CANCEL Tokyo Olympics!

CANCEL Tokyo Olympics!

Rediff.com28 May 2021

As an admirer of Japan for close to half a century, I care for Japan and expect Suga to respect the sentiment of his people and cancel the Olympics without further delay, says Rajaram Panda.

Devi Shetty to be health minister?

Devi Shetty to be health minister?

Rediff.com24 May 2021

Among the other names tipped to make it to the Cabinet are Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Baijayant Panda.

RBI okays transfer of Rs 99,122 cr surplus to govt

RBI okays transfer of Rs 99,122 cr surplus to govt

Rediff.com21 May 2021

The Reserve Bank on Friday approved the transfer of Rs 99,122 crore as surplus to the central government for the accounting period of nine months ended March 31.

Covaxin output scaled up to 500 million jabs a year: Bharat Biotech

Covaxin output scaled up to 500 million jabs a year: Bharat Biotech

Rediff.com17 May 2021

This apart, to further increase capacities, Bharat Biotech has partnered with Indian Immunologicals (IIL) to manufacture the drug substance for Covaxin. The technology transfer process is underway and IIL has the 'capabilities and expertise' to manufacture the inactivated viral vaccines at commercial scale.

FinMin asks states to vaccinate bank, insurance staff on priority

FinMin asks states to vaccinate bank, insurance staff on priority

Rediff.com14 May 2021

The finance ministry on Friday asked state governments to accord priority to employees of banks and insurance companies for Covid-19 vaccination, saying they are exposed to high risks during these difficult times.

Govt extends gap between 2 doses of Covishield to 12-18 weeks

Govt extends gap between 2 doses of Covishield to 12-18 weeks

Rediff.com13 May 2021

The NTAGI has also stated that those having laboratory test proven SARS-CoV-2 illness should defer COVID-19 vaccination for six months after recovery, the sources said.

BJP legislature party to meet today to pick Assam CM

BJP legislature party to meet today to pick Assam CM

Rediff.com9 May 2021

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday named Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar and its general secretary Arun Singh as central observers for the election of the leader of its legislative party in Assam.

ULIPs remain popular despite tax tweak

ULIPs remain popular despite tax tweak

Rediff.com5 May 2021

These products are extremely transparent and are the lowest charged products in the insurance space. The policyholder has to only pay the fund management charge. Hence, from the cost side, ULIPs are very competitive.

No decision yet on next Assam CM

No decision yet on next Assam CM

Rediff.com4 May 2021

A decision on the next chief minister in Assam is yet to be taken though two days have passed since the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance won the assembly election and the state chief of the saffron party said on Tuesday that either incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal or senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will head the next government.

New Covid lineage identified, 2nd in India after 'double mutant' virus

New Covid lineage identified, 2nd in India after 'double mutant' virus

Rediff.com22 Apr 2021

The new lineage called B.1.618 is distinct from the B.1.617, also known as the 'double mutant' virus that contains two mutations, E484Q and L245R, and is believed to be behind the powerful second COVID-19 wave sweeping through India.

Covid impact: Bank unions urge IBA for restriction in services

Covid impact: Bank unions urge IBA for restriction in services

Rediff.com22 Apr 2021

The unions also made a case for introduction of cluster or hub banking, identifying few branches of each bank in each locality so as to enable bank employees to work on rotation.

Covishield comprises over 90 pc of 12.76 cr COVID vaccines administered so far

Covishield comprises over 90 pc of 12.76 cr COVID vaccines administered so far

Rediff.com21 Apr 2021

Covishield comprises over 90 pc of 12.76 cr COVID vaccines administered so far

1971 war: The lashes of the whip

1971 war: The lashes of the whip

Rediff.com26 Mar 2021

Akhtaruzzaman Elias's The Raincoat describes the effect of the 1971 war on a college and on one of its teachers in particular.

BJP makes '10 commitments' in manifesto for Assam

BJP makes '10 commitments' in manifesto for Assam

Rediff.com23 Mar 2021

The manifesto, released by BJP national president JP Nadda, promised to protect "genuine Indian citizens and to detect infiltrators" to ensure the Ahom civilization stays safe.

'You never exit a portfolio'

'You never exit a portfolio'

Rediff.com23 Mar 2021

'We will be looking to prune our portfolio to make GIC Re a healthier entity.'

'In Sagar Sarhadi's death, we lost a powerful voice'

'In Sagar Sarhadi's death, we lost a powerful voice'

Rediff.com22 Mar 2021

'I'm very proud of having worked with one of the finest minds of India and Indian cinema.'

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