Health ministry warns Maharashtra, Kerala, MP about 'Delta Plus' variant

Hope to see Jet Airways flying again by year end, says resolution professional

With the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) giving its go-ahead for the resolution plan, Jet Airways could be back in the skies by the end of this year if everything goes well, according to the airline's Resolution Professional. On Tuesday, NCLT's Mumbai bench approved the resolution plan submitted by a consortium of UK's Kalrock Capital and UAE-based entrepreneur Murari Lal Jalan.

COVID-19 vaccine in final stages of receiving approval in India: Pfizer CEO

Drug maker Pfizer is in final stages of getting approval for its COVID-19 vaccine in India, the company's CEO Albert Bourla has said. Pfizer is holding talks with the Indian government for supplying its COVID-19 vaccine to the country. The company co-developed the two-shot COVID-19 vaccine, called BNT162b2, along with its German partner BioNTech.

Wealth of India's super-rich dipped 4.4% to $12.83 trillion in 2020: Credit Suisse

While Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani and the Poonawallas saw a significant jump in their net worth, overall wealth of India's super-rich dipped 4.4 per cent to reach $12.83 trillion, stated a report. This dip is due to the rupee's fall in the pandemic-hit 2020. According to a report by Credit Suisse Research Institute, the number of dollar millionaires in India fell from 7,64,000 in 2019 to 6,98,000 in 2020 solely due to the rupee's fall.

COVID-19: Health ministry warns Maharashtra, Kerala, MP about 'Delta Plus' variant

The Union Health Ministry has warned Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh about the presence of 'Delta Plus' variant of coronavirus in some districts of the states, and asked them to take appropriate measures. The Delta Plus variant has higher transmissibility, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells, and potentially reduces monoclonal antibody response, as per INSACOG.

Rahul Gandhi releases white paper on COVID-19, seeks compensation for families of deceased

Releasing Congress party's white paper on COVID-19 pandemic, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked the Centre to form a COVID compensation fund to compensate those families who have lost their bread winners due to coronavirus. He said the government should start preparation for the third wave, and also sought economic assistance package for the poor, and small and medium enterprises.

Tesla launches 27 'supercharger stations' along China's Silk Road

Electric car maker Tesla has set up 27 supercharging stations on the 5,000-km long Silk Road, running from west to east China, which the company claims to be the longest supercharger route. Silk Road was a network of trade routes connecting east to the west. China, which is one of the biggest electric car markets, is important for the US-based company. Tesla tweeted a video about the route with English subtitles.