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May 03, 2020
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Cover Story The Farm to Fork Crisis

The Farm to Fork Crisis

India has surplus agri produce this season. But fractured supply chain has hit harvesting, storing, transporting and selling. Here is how it is being worked upon

Equity Grants Will Need a New Plan

Companies need to consider their performance and stock market uncertainty while choosing

Fighting the Fear Factor

India Inc. is staring at severe operational and financial troubles. This is how it is planning to weather the storm

The Coronavirus Economy

Car companies are making ventilators, sugar mills and liquor producers are bottling hand sanitisers, apparel makers are diversifying into masks and protective clothing, drug and drone makers are witnessing a surge in demand. The war against Covid-19 is already a Rs 12,000 crore economy

Falling Short

Government measures to tackle the current situation are not enough to revive the economy

The Virus Cover

The coronavirus pandemic has created the need for a 'Virus Insurance Pool' on the lines of terrorism and nuclear pools

Jumpstarting Post-coronavirus Economy

P. Chidambaram, Meghnad Desai, Bimal Jalan, D. Subbarao, and Junaid Ahmad on how to get the GDP going

Building on Corona

How healthcare, FMCG, pharma, petrochemical and IT companies will turn the capabilities acquired during the coronavirus crisis into new businesses in India and abroad

Being Realistic

A humanitarian crisis calls for humane HR policies to tide over what looks like the "new normal" post-lockdown
Economy Politics Coronavirus effect: Fitch Solution cuts India's FY21 GDP growth forecast to 1.8%

Coronavirus effect: Fitch Solution cuts India's FY21 GDP growth forecast to 1.8%

For China, it revised downwards its 2020 real GDP forecast to 1.1 per cent from 2.6 per cent previously, to reflect the impact of a worsening global economic outlook

Coronavirus: Now states can borrow up to Rs 19,335 crore at just 4.4%

According to the 14th Finance Commission, the fiscal deficit targets of the states will be anchored to an annual limit of 3 per cent of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP)

Coronavirus India Highlights: Telangana extends COVID-19 lockdown till May 7

Lockdown in india latest news: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant stated that no new coronavirus cases have been reported in the state since April 3

Coronavirus crisis: 'Govt heartless; why no cash, food to poor,' asks P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram says both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have failed to address these issues as "nation watches helplessly"

Coronavirus lockdown: Amazon, Flipkart, other firms prohibited from delivering non-essential items

Coronavirus update: Amazon, Flipkart had sought clarification on what items could be delivered during the lockdown after MHA issued its set of guidelines

Coronavirus: Supply chain massively disrupted by lockdown, says Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Coronavirus impact: Amitabh Kant said that we don't go back to the world as it were from here, we go forward and continue to adapt to new realities
Trends Coronavirus crisis: New lockdown relaxation rules in your state; all you need to know

Coronavirus crisis: New lockdown relaxation rules in your state; all you need to know

The entire nation has been in lockdown since March 25. The central government had announced that after April 20, there will be relaxation in some areas regarding lockdown restrictions

Coronavirus: WHO thanks Shah Rukh Khan for solidarity in fight against COVID-19

Global Citizen organised a televised concert to bring people together with One World: Together At Home. Several artists and celebrities joined forces to celebrate healthcare workers

Coronavirus cases in India: Total COVID-19 cases cross 15,000; death toll 507

While country has entered second phase of lockdown after April 14, there are no signs of flattening of COVID-19 curve so far; India, however, is less affected compared to nations like United States, Italy, Spain and China

Coronavirus update: Kerala to implement odd-even scheme; open restaurants from April 20

More than two months after the outbreak of the pandemic, Kerala reported 396 confirmed cases and  three deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Coronavirus in India: 45-day old infant youngest COVID-19 casualty

A doctor, three nurses and a few staff workers were found to be positive for the infection after people who were in contact with the child were tested

Coronavirus in Delhi: Eight healthcare workers at Lady Hardinge Medical College test positive

The Lady Hardinge Medical College in Delhi has reported the second-highest number of COVID-19 infected healthcare workers

Coronavirus outbreak: Haridwar, Nainital declared red zones as COVID-19 cases rise

Almost 80 per cent of the cases in Uttarakhand are from Dehradun, Haridwar and Nainital districts
Corporate Coronavirus impact: India Inc's morale lowest since 2008 crisis, says FICCI

Coronavirus impact: India Inc's morale lowest since 2008 crisis, says FICCI

In fact, most of the companies participating in the Survey indicated that the spread of coronavirus has had an adverse impact on their businesses
Jobs Coronavirus: What do Indians think about jobs amid lockdown? Here's what survey says

Coronavirus: What do Indians think about jobs amid lockdown? Here's what survey says

During the lockdown, 25 per cent Indians have reported a decrease in their incomes; 39 per cent reported a dip in personal savings; 42 per cent in personal spending; and 31 per cent in their investments
Banking Coronavirus Lockdown Relaxation: Labourers allowed to return to work; local authorities to help find jobs

Coronavirus Lockdown Relaxation: Labourers allowed to return to work; local authorities to help find jobs

Lockdown relaxation: Government had issued guidelines on the relaxation of the lockdown norms from April 20, keeping in mind the problems faced by poor, migrants, labourers and those living in rural areas
Aviation Coronavirus: Hardeep Singh Puri asks airlines not to restart booking till govt decides

Coronavirus: Hardeep Singh Puri asks airlines not to restart booking till govt decides

This announcement has come even after several airlines already announced their separate plans to open up ticket bookings
Auto Automakers seek tax cut to boost demand post coronavirus outbreak

Automakers seek tax cut to boost demand post coronavirus outbreak

Companies want a temporary 10 per cent cut in tax on the sale of all automobiles and auto parts and incentives, in the form of tax rebates, for car owners to scrap their old vehicles, SIAM said
Stocks The Crash and After

The Crash and After

Stock markets usually recover within three-five years of a steep fall. Here is how soon can your portfolio get back into shape
Investment How to Get Emergency Funding

How to Get Emergency Funding

A large number of people are under financial stress due to lockdown and market crash. Here are some avenues for raising money with ease
Network Healthcare at AM Naik's Heart

Healthcare at AM Naik's Heart

The engineer, who headed Indias largest engineering and technology company for over two decades, decided to donate 75 per cent of his income to social causes
Interview "There Will Be Diversification of Supply Chains"

"There Will Be Diversification of Supply Chains"

With $571 billion worth of assets under management, Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. It is also the biggest commercial real estate investor in India
Editors note The Coronavirus Economy

The Coronavirus Economy

UNCTAD believes that India and China are among the few world economies least likely to fall into recession. But don't be surprised if it chooses to revise India outlook
Economy Hitting the Panic Button

Hitting the Panic Button

Business confidence tanks to its second-lowest level in nine years as respondents expect the coronavirus crisis to linger on for more than three months, reveals the latest Business Today-C fore Business Confidence Survey
Leadership Spotlight "Be Prepared to Listen; Be Open to Criticism"

"Be Prepared to Listen; Be Open to Criticism"

Acharya Balkrishna, Managing Director, Patanjali Ayurved