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DBS expands nearly 20-fold in India with Lakshmi Vilas Bank in its fold

DBS, Southeast Asia’s largest lender, which had until recently just over 30 branches in India, has now added more than 550 branches and 900-plus ATMs

Govt offers to talk with protesting farmers without conditions

The central government says that the new farm laws are meant for farmers’ welfare while the farmers content that the  laws will weaken the APMC system, leaving them vulnerable to corporate interests

Covid vaccine faces rejection even before it reaches market

While Pfizer ex-vice president Dr Michael Yeadon said there won’t be any need to vaccinate people who aren't at risk from the disease, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has written off corona virus vaccine saying Brazilians will not be required to be vaccinated when it becomes widely available

India's economy contracts 7.5% in July-September quarter

GDP at constant (2011-12) prices for the first half of the the fiscal (April-September 2020-21 is estimated at Rs60,04,000 crore as against Rs71,20,000 crore during the corresponding period of the previous year, showing a contraction of 15.7 per cent against a growth of 4.8 per cent during the same period last year

Roshni Scam list made public sheds more light on Gupkar Alliance

Referred to as the 'biggest' scam in Jammu and Kashmir, the scheme was initiated by the Farooq Abdullah government, allegedly meant to bring about a demographic change in the Jammu region

Israeli scientists use oxygen therapy to reverse ageing

Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) – a process of administering oxygen at high pressure levels in a chamber - the Tel Aviv researchers have claimed positive results with a reversal of 25 years of ageing, at least on cellular basis

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CCI approves Future-Reliance deal

The CCI approval for the Future Group-Reliance Group deal comes as a huge setback for US e-commerce giant Amazon, which is seeking to enforce an arbitration award from a Singapore court restraining the parties from implementing the deal

Cease-fire on the Vaccine Front!

The might of vaccines can be gauged from the fact that newly-listed Chinese pharma company, Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise, made a $20 billion windfall on an untested vaccine, taking the net worth of Zhong Shanshan, who holds a controlling stake in the company, to $58.7 billion 

Woman at the Helm of Financial Powerhouse Citi

Jane Fraser has been elected to the board of directors of Citigroup, and will take over from Corbat when he retires from Citi and steps down from its board of directors in February 2021

Realty needs government handholding

The real estate sector is perhaps the largest industry in the country in terms of scale and revenue generation and the top employer providing employment to millions directly and to several millions indirectly

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