4 More Indian Pharma Firms Expected to Start Vaccine Production by Oct-Nov: Health Minister

4 More Indian Pharma Firms Expected to Start Vaccine Production by Oct-Nov: Health Minister

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said in Parliament that four more Indian pharma firms are expected to start anti-coronavirus vaccine production by October-November that will accelerate the inoculation drive. During the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Mandaviya said India has administered 47 crore doses of vaccine so far and the Centre is … Read more

Venture capital firms turn to India with China’s tech crackdown – Times of India

Venture capital firms turn to India with China’s tech crackdown - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Venture capital investors have a new favorite developing market. The value of venture deals in India surged to $7.9 billion in July, while China investments plummeted to $4.8 billion, according to data compiled by research firm Preqin. That’s the first time the South Asian nation has surpassed its larger neighbor on a monthly … Read more

NSDL clarifies on three accounts of FPIs in Adani group firms – Times of India

NSDL clarifies on three accounts of FPIs in Adani group firms - Times of India

MUMBAI: The National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL) has clarified that only the GDR accounts of Abula Investments, APMS Investment and Cresta Fund — three foreign portfolio investors having stakes in Adani group companies — have been frozen. Following the clarification, shares of Adani group stocks jumped up to 4 per cent on Wednesday. According to … Read more

India to see higher salaries as firms look beyond Covid hit – Times of India

India to see higher salaries as firms look beyond Covid hit - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Employees in India will see bigger pay rises next fiscal year as firms expect to emerge from lockdowns and the supply of applicants lags demand, according to recruiters. Paychecks could rise about 8% in the financial year starting April 2022, especially if authorities avert a third wave of the virus, according to Michael … Read more

Nearly 70 Videos, Some Over 30 Mins Long, Were Made By Small Production Firms on Raj Kundra’s Orders: Sources

Raj Kundra at Byculla Police Station. (Image: Viral Bhayani)

Mumbai Crime Branch is examining 70 videos allegedly produced on orders of actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra, who was recently arrested in an alleged porn films racket. Sources told News18 that 70 porn videos were produced by different small-time production houses. All these production houses are under scanner now of the property cell, a … Read more

Israeli Firm’s Pegasus Spyware Being Used to Target Journalists, Activists

Pegasus Spyware of Israel Firm NSO Group Being Used to Target Journalists, Activists, Government Officials

An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists, and political dissidents. From a list of more than 50,000 cellphone numbers obtained by the Paris-based journalism … Read more

Amid Covid-19, govt relaxes green norms for drug firms till December 31 – Times of India

Amid Covid-19, govt relaxes green norms for drug firms till December 31 - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amid continued threat of Covid-19 pandemic and possibility of its third wave, the Centre has exempted drug manufacturers from stringent environmental clearance processes till December 31. Under the exemption, notified by the environment ministry on Friday, all such proposals will be appraised for speedy green clearances by putting activities relating to ‘active pharmaceutical … Read more

UK Regulator Fines Pharmaceutical Firms For Manipulating Market

Cheap Steroid Hailed As "Major Breakthrough" In War Against COVID-19

Britain’s competition regulator imposed fines on several pharmaceutical firms. (Representational) London: Britain’s competition regulator announced Thursday it has imposed hundreds of millions of pounds in fines on several pharmaceutical firms for breaching the law in the supply of hydrocortisone tablets. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it has levied over 260 million ($361 million, … Read more

Market capitalisation of BSE-listed firms touches record high; crosses Rs 233 lakh crore – Times of India

Market capitalisation of BSE-listed firms touches record high; crosses Rs 233 lakh crore - Times of India

NEW DELHI: The market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies reached an all-time high of Rs 2,33,06,440.17 crore on Wednesday, mainly driven by optimistic sentiments in the broader market. At close of trade, the BSE sensex jumped 134.32 points or 0.25 per cent to 52,904.05, registering its second straight session of gains. The market capitalisation of BSE-listed … Read more

MP Govt Authorises Home Secy to Issue Notices to Social Media Firms Against Unlawful Content

BJP, Congress in Madhya Pradesh Spar over Social Media Followers

The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday authorised its home secretary to issue notices to social media companies, if they are found carrying unlawful content, like promotion of terror activities and child pornography, an official said. Through a notice, the official will ask a social media company to immediately remove the unlawful content from its portal, … Read more

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