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Business

RBI extends enhanced borrowing limit for banks under marginal standing facility – Times of India

MUMBAI: Amid the ongoing economic woes created by the coronavirus pandemic, the Reserve Bank has decided to extend by six months the enhanced borrowing facility provided to banks to meet liquidity shortage till March 31, 2021. The RBI, as a temporary measure, had increased the borrowing limit for scheduled banks under the marginal standing facility (MSF) scheme from 2 per cent to 3 per cent of their Net Demand and Time Liabilities (NDTL) with effect from March 27, 2020. The facility, which was initially available up to June 30, 2020 was later extended up to September 30, 2020 in view of the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. "With a view to providing comfort to banks on their liquidity requirements as also to enable to continue to meet LCR requirements, it has been decided to ...
Business

Delhi airport to resume flight operations at T2 terminal from October 1

Image Source : AP Delhi airport to resume flight operations at T2 terminal from October The Delhi airport will resume flight operations at the T2 terminal from October 1, said its operator DIAL on Monday. The airport has been operating flights from the T3 terminal only since March 23, when flight operations in India were curtailed drastically due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The resumption of operations at T2 will be with 96 air traffic movements (48 departures and 48 arrivals) per day and increase progressively up to 180 by end of October," said a DIAL press release. From October 1, IndiGo will operate all its flights with call signs between 6E2000 and 6E2999 from the T2 terminal. Moreover, entire flight operations of GoAir will be conducted from the T2 from October 1, said the Del...
Health and Lifestyle

How often should you clean your toilet – Times of India

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the world eight months ago, people have been more cautious than ever. Be it washing their hands or sanitizing the groceries, necessary precautions are taken by one and all. When it comes to sanitizing homes, you might clean the door knobs and kitchen on a daily basis to keep the virus at bay. But have you thought about how often you should clean your bathroom, which is the most used part of your home these days? Read on to read about the right way to disinfect toilets and keep your bathroom squeaky clean. The right way to disinfect your bathroom Since all of us are frequently washing hands these days, the bathroom has probably become the most visited room in the house. While it is best if everyone in the family has a separate toilet, to maintain opti...
Business

Gold prices continue to fall, further decline likely

Image Source : FILE Gold prices continue to fall, further decline likely The downtrend in the global prices continued on Thursday, with the futures of the yellow metal on the Multi-Commodity Exchange moving southwards towards the 49,000-mark. The October contract of gold on the MCX is currently trading at Rs 49,365 per 10 gram, lower by Rs 143.00 or 0.29 per cent from its previous close. The recent fall in domestic gold prices is in line with the global trend, where prices of the precious metal fell amid a strengthening US dollar "Prices have been falling sharply in the last few sessions as the dollar held on to its recent rally while a lack of additional stimulus to aid the recovery of the Coronavirus-battered global economy further weighed on sentiments," said a report by ICICI S...
Business

Work from home culture to continue even after COVID-19 pandemic ends: Bill Gates

Image Source : AP Work from home culture to continue even after COVID-19 pandemic ends: Bill Gates The work from home culture has worked well and many companies will continue with the system even after the coronavirus pandemic ends, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said on Wednesday. Various parts of the world have been under strict lockdowns following the Covid-19 outbreak, forcing organisations to let their employees work from home. "It is amazing to see how well the work from home (WFH) culture has worked and I hope will continue even after the pandemic is over," Gates told an online business summit organised by financial daily The Economic Times. "But once this pandemic ends, we will rethink on what percentage of time we spend in offices... 20, 30, 50 per cent. Lots of compa...
Business

Work from home culture to continue even after pandemic ends: Bill Gates

Image Source : AP Work from home culture to continue even after pandemic ends: Bill Gates The work from home culture has worked well and many companies will continue with the system even after the coronavirus pandemic ends, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said on Wednesday. Various parts of the world have been under strict lockdowns following the COVID-19 outbreak, forcing organisations to let their employees work from home. "It is amazing to see how well the work from home (WFH) culture has worked and I hope will continue even after the pandemic is over," Gates told an online business summit organised by financial daily The Economic Times. "But once this pandemic ends, we will rethink on what percentage of time we spend in offices...20, 30, 50 per cent.Lots of companies will e...
Career and Education

Honestly use PM Cares Fund for public good, online education of students: Akhilesh – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that the government should "honestly" turn the PM Cares Fund into a "public cares fund" and make arrangements for online education of students. "Does the present government, which has spent billions on publicity by installing millions of LED TVs for election rallies, not have funds to make arrangements for online education of students and teachers. The BJP government should honestly make PM Cares Fund a public cares fund and worry about the future of the country," Yadav said in a tweet in Hindi. He also posted photographs of free laptop computer distribution to students during his dispensation. In another tweet Tuesday night, Yadav objected to the suggestion of opening schools during the coronavirus pandemic, saying it's ...
Business

Watch: This Student Stages a Kidnapping with Help of Friends to Escape Online Classes

Video grab. (Credit: Twitter) What are poor students supposed to do in such trying times? Get kidnapped? Because that’s exactly what a student did to escape the horrors of education. Trending Desk Last Updated: September 23, 2020, 3:58 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: With the coronavirus pandemic, schools and offices have mostly shifted to online classes and meetings. It is a relief for some people but a punishment for others. With the ‘old normal’, classes could be bunked for seemingly valid reasons like traffic, bad weather, vehicle issues or even pain in the foot. No one would come to question it. ...
Business

A London Bride Drives over 300 km to Celebrate Her Wedding with Grandfather at Care Home

Image for representation. (Reuters) The bride drove nearly 320 km in her wedding dress, with cake and champagne packed for the celebrations. Trending Desk Last Updated: September 22, 2020, 10:02 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: People are having smaller weddings because of the COVID-19 pandemic and those who are more prone to infections are unable to join the festivities. The elderly and sick have lost a lot more freedom and mobility due to the coronavirus than regular, healthy people. But one bride from London was determined to have her grandfather taste her wedding cake and see her in her bridal dress...
India

India Reports World’s Highest Rate Of Coronavirus Recoveries: Union Health Ministry

India has conducted 6.5 crore coronavirus tests so far, officials said (File)New Delhi: India has reported the highest rate of coronavirus recoveries in the world, which has crossed the 80 per cent-mark, said Union Health Ministry today.Addressing the Health Ministry press briefing on the COVID-19 situation, Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry said, "We get swayed by the narrative that India has over 50 lakh cases, but we forget that nearly 45 lakh people have already recovered. India has the highest recoveries, 44.9 lakh in the world. India contributes 17.7 per cent share in the total COVID-19 cases (globally). However, in terms of recovered cases, India shares 19.5 per cent of the total recovered cases (globally)."Mr Bhushan further stated that India's recovery rate is ov...