COVID-19 treatment: From affordable public hospitals to expensive private care, what it costs to treat a patient in India
COVID-19 hospital care does not cost anything at all in some states like Kerala while others have to pay depending on the rooms they prefer while admitted to hospitals.
Online education has a mountain of problems in India but it can become accessible, inclusive if states are more proactive
The online education space in India has been catching up for a few decades now but it has been largely used for skilling and is buoyed by self-learning.
H-1B visa suspension: Remote working during COVID-19 lockdown insulates India's IT sector; Indian talent will be in demand, say experts
Analysts and sector specialists said that the latest move by the Trump government is not expected to have much impact on the Indian tech sector which has a significant presence in the US.
COVID-19 aftermath: Funding divide among Indian startups makes survival difficult; while some bag millions, others struggle
Funding in Indian tech-led startups rose by 14 percent in the first quarter of 2020 as compared to the same period last year, yet only 16 percent startups and SMEs have cash to survive for more than three months, revealed a recent survey
NASSCOM's Center of Excellence IoT and AI has focussed on a few startups to leverage their solutions and provide them with the resources
Domestic flights to resume from 25 May: Govt can dictate fare capping to private airlines only if it provides discounts on fuel, other charges
The government will regulate fares and it will be in a fixed range with a minimum and a maximum fare already set for the route. Aviation experts wonder who gave the government advice on this matter.
COVID-19 in Karnataka: Shortage of PPE kits, unequal distribution of resources put health workers in line of fire
Doctors at St John's Medical College and Hospital is the lack of safety gear-- PPE kits, the fear of running out of N95 masks and gloves and the disproportionate distribution of the kits, masks and gloves by the government.
Agri startup Eggoz raises Rs 2.5 cr seed funding from angel investors; to focus on growth, expansion plan
Eggoz works with farmers under deep integration at several locations in North India, using cutting-edge nutritional engineering and technology to produce high quality and nutrition-rich eggs.
UP, MP ease labour laws: India needs to ride this wave focussing on employee health, safety and correct 'miserable' record in this matter
Labour regulations such as 8 hours work days were brought in after years of protests against exploitation.
COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: Healthcare workers resolute despite risks, but incidents of stigmatisation remain a worry
Doctors in Tamil Nadu said people they interact with are generally cooperative. However, there have been instances of doctors being denied rental accommodation and being forced out of hostels.
Global luxury sales could drop up to 35 percent by the end of 2020, according to a recent report by Bain & Company, a management consultant firm.
Tackling COVID-19 in Kerala: Hailed by patients and shunned by society, hospital staff recounts working on front-line
What pains the people who treat, take care of the patients besides fetching food for patients, clean up their rooms and dispose of the waste is the treatment they are meted outside the hospital.
Govt offers relief to MSME sector, stakeholders say take care of salary payments, provide 6 months interest waiver on loans
The government is considering providing payroll support and overheads for the MSME sector for 110 mn workers and staff which could cost up to around Rs 1-1.5 lakh crore.
Coronavirus Outbreak: From retailing cigarettes to selling vegetables, offline grocers cater quicker to customers than online players
Kirana stores account for over 95 percent of India’s food and grocery sales.
Combating COVID-19 with innovative solutions, IIT Roorkee's business incubator launches Coronaoven, tracking app
Three startups started and focussed on niche technologies decided to join with the request of IIT Roorkhee and the state government to come up with innovations that would help combat COVID-19.
Coronavirus Outbreak: CXO-level hiring to be frozen for at least two quarters; organisations unlikely to invest in high cost resources post-lockdown
CXO-level hiring--top level chief executives; finance, operations and tech chiefs, among others, are hired for critical roles.
Salary cuts more feasible than job cuts, say experts; peg recovery period for retail at 9-12 months after lockdown ends
The short-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on retailers in the country will be severe, but retail sales recovery period for India is expected to kickstart from the first week of May subject to the lockdown not being extended further,
Lockdown impact: With loaders, workers leaving cities, shipment transportation stuck at ports; some firms introduce solutions
Ever since the lockdown was announced on 24 March only 5 percent of around 90 lakh trucks across India are plying on the roads due to shortage of drivers and labourers at loading and unloading points
Coronavirus Outbreak: Disrupted distribution will hit newspapers in the near term, reading patterns bound to change
Viewership on electronic and digital medium is up, but companies are withholding advertisements revenues, be it in any sector-- auto, real estate, FMCG categories, etc.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Nirmala Sitharaman took care of the poor, Shaktikanta Das has taken care of middle class by cutting interest rates
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das in a press conference said these are extraordinary circumstances, and unprecedented measures are required to support the sagging economy as all the economic activities have come to a halt.