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Rashi Bisaria | February 5, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination: Healthcare workers to receive second dose from Feb 13

The second dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine will be administered to healthcare workers from February 13, the Centre said on Thursday, highlighting that 45 per cent of them have been inoculated so far. Addressing a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 45,93,427 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against COVID-19 till 1.30 PM on Thursday.

Over 21% Indians already exposed to COVID-19, shows sero-survey

The latest national sero-survey by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has revealed that over 21 per cent of the country's population, aged 10 years or above, have shown evidence of already being exposed to COVID-19, a government statement said on Thursday. Centre has noted that a vast majority of the population are still at risk of COVID-19 infection.

HCL Technologies to hire 1,000 people for Nagpur campus

HCL Technologies on Thursday said it plans to hire 1,000 employees in the next few months for its campus at MIHAN (Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport) in Nagpur. Currently, the company has 2,000 employees working at the campus, where it plans to create a global IT development centre. This will include efforts to recruit, train and employ local talent and create sustainable ecosystems for them, HCL Technologies said in a statement.

US calls for dialogue to end farmers' protests; says farm reforms to improve efficiency

Largely restricted to the outskirts of New Delhi, the mostly peaceful protests were marred by violence on Jan 26. "We encourage that any differences between the parties be resolved through dialogue," a U.S. embassy spokesperson said in a statement that also proffered general support to government measures to "improve the efficiency of India's markets and attract greater private sector investment." The farmers, who enjoy most support in northern India's breadbasket states, argue that three new farm laws will hurt their interests while benefiting large firms.

BigBasket's FY20 revenue jumps 36% to Rs 3,818 crore

Online grocery delivery company BigBasket has reported a 36 per cent year-on-year (YoY) increase in its revenue at Rs 3,818 for the financial year ended March 31, 2020. Its losses also zoomed 26 per cent to Rs 710 crore during the year. The company's operations were disrupted due to a nationwide lockdown imposed in March last year to curb the spread of coronavirus infections. However, the lockdown also helped the company double its business from pre-COVID levels.

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