"We had a discussion with the Civil Aviation Minister (Hardeep Singh Puri) today and are still deciding on what precautions and preparations we have to undertake and what the Centre is doing. We are contemplating and we will decide soon," Thackeray said during his address to the state. … [Read more...] about Spoke to Aviation Minister, told him more time needed to resume flights: Maharashtra CM Thackeray
Hectic parleys are still going on in the central government to assess the impact of the lockdown so far and the role to be played by the centre government and the States and Union Territories after the fourth phase of the curb comes to an end on Sunday. … [Read more...] about Centre likely to retain limited role and allow states have more say after Lockdown 4.0
Business as usual creates missed opportunity The first way will be to adjust health and safety practices—which should be the bare minimum for every company—and go back to operating in relatively the same manner as before the coronavirus outbreak. Perhaps employees will now be allowed to work remotely, but aside from a few minor changes, things will look pretty similar to the way they once were. Unfortunately, because of the negative impact this pandemic will have on women’s careers, most companies’ new realities will include fewer women. … [Read more...] about The pandemic could fix the workplace gender gap (or make it wider)
The growth for the April-June quarter of 2019-20 has been revised to 5.2 percent, compared to 5.6 percent earlier. The July-September quarter growth figure has been revised to 4.4 percent from 5.1 percent earlier, and that for the third quarter has been revised to 4.1 percent from 4.7 percent earlier. … [Read more...] about Lockdown impact | Steep revisions in previous numbers put FY20 growth at 4.2%
While the vaccines research has been taking place in labs across the world, experts say that there is a good chance that the novel coronavirus will never go away. This is even in the case that a vaccine becomes available. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Essential podcast | India’s GDP slows sharply, is the virus here to stay despite vaccines?