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WhatsApp received the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) nod for using the country’s Unified Payments Platform (UPI) payments system in November 2020 to 20 million users only

WhatsApp appoints ex-Amazon executive Manesh Mahatme as payments business head in India

Jun 28, 2021

Mahatme said payments on WhatsApp are uniquely placed to be a significant partner in the country's growth agenda by making digital payments accessible to users across the length and breadth of India

To be sure, a large proportion (42 per cent) ordered online through delivery apps

Urban Indians still prefer grocery stores over delivery apps: YouGov survey

Jun 28, 2021

Health and wellness products such as medicines, sanitisers were top category across both offline and online purchase channels (62 per cent and 54 per cent, respectively)

The atlas also shares interesting facts, anecdotes, and legal provisions related to the Indian elections, an official statement said

Election Commission releases atlas on 2019 Lok Saba polls

Jun 18, 2021

The atlas, which has 42 thematic maps and 90 tables depicting various facets of the election, was released on June 15 by Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioners Rajiv Kumar and Anup Chandra Pandey

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This stock rose 46% in a week, hit 52-week high today

May 31, 2021

The share stood at Rs 93.95 on June 1, 2020 on BSE. It has zoomed to Rs 262.85 today, translating into gains of 180 per cent during the period

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This stock hit all-time high today; here's why

May 31, 2021

The company reported a 24.4 per cent rise in its standalone net profit to Rs 487.93 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, on account of robust sales. Profit in the year-ago period stood at Rs 391.80 crore

How Haryana's 75% reservation rule hurts jobs

Mar 18, 2021

Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 will hit jobs hard

COVID-19 not last pandemic, resilient health system needed: WHO Chief Scientist

Jan 22, 2021

She emphasised on the importance of global collaboration and understanding in dealing with a pandemic

BT Buzz: How to vaccinate against Bitcoin fever

Jan 12, 2021

The Bitcoin prices may have corrected about 25 per cent in last three days. It had shot through the roof over the last few months - from $6000-odd in April to $41,946.74 as on January 8, its all-time high. It hit a day's low of $30,549.60 on Monday

BT Buzz: How COVID vaccine development was shrunk from 10 years to just 1

Jan 05, 2021

There was immense pressure on governments to develop a vaccine at the earliest due to the destruction COVID-19 pandemic was unleashing. This led to a race among pharma companies to be the first to develop a vaccine

BT Buzz: Who will fund India's mega COVID-19 vaccination?

Dec 31, 2020

Suffering poor financial health, Central government has not given a concrete answer on who will bear the cost of vaccinating Indians - Centre, states, or the people themselves

BT Buzz: Why Honda shelved Civic, CR-V, shuttered oldest factory in India

Dec 23, 2020

While the going has generally been tough in India's domestic passenger vehicle industry, even before the pandemic hit the economy, Honda's struggle for growth has predated that