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Rashi Bisaria | February 12, 2021

Airlines allowed to operate 80% of pre-COVID-19 domestic flights till March 31

The cap on the number of domestic flights that Indian airlines are permitted to operate will remain at 80 per cent of their pre-COVID levels till March 31 or till the summer schedule begins, said the Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday. The ministry had set the 80 per cent limit on December 3, 2020, without specifying till what date it would remain in place.

Indian pharma grows for 5th straight month; sales rise 4.5% in January

The Indian pharmaceutical market's (IPM) maintained its growth trajectory for the fifth consecutive month by expanding 4.5 per cent in January. After growing 8.5 per cent in December, it grew 4.5 per cent last month, signalling that the post-Covid recovery is in full swing, pointed an Anand Rathi report.  

India first country to vaccinate over 70 lakh people in 26 days; Bihar, Tripura top performers

India has achieved yet another milestone in its nationwide COVID-19 vaccination programme. India has become the fastest country in the world to vaccinate over 70 lakh (70,17,114) beneficiaries on Thursday. India achieved this feat in merely 26 days whereas it took 27 days for the US and 48 days for the UK to reach these figures. Meanwhile, India has assured to help Canada with COVID-19 jabs under its Vaccine Maitri initiative.

British health expert warns UK COVID-19 variant will 'sweep the world

'The UK coronavirus variant that has wreaked havoc in the country and spread to multiple countries could eventually become the dominant strain, say experts. Professor Sharon Peacock, head of UK's genetic surveillance progragramme, has predicted that the UK coronavirus that has 'swept the country' is 'going to sweep the world, in all probability'. Speaking at BBC's Newscast podcast, Prof Peacock said that her work sequencing variants of the virus could be required for at least 10 years. The UK COVID-19 variant that was first found in Kent has already been detected in nearly 100 countries.

China will 'eat our lunch,' Biden warns after clashing with Xi on most fronts

US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held their first phone call as leaders and appeared at odds on most issues, even as Xi warned that confrontation would be a "disaster" for both nations. While Xi has called for "win-win" cooperation, Biden has called China America's "most serious competitor" and vowed to "out compete" Beijing. Biden said he spoke to Xi for two hours on Wednesday night and warned the senators: "If we don't get moving, they are going to eat our lunch."

Job market continues to improve; IT, agro industries leaders: Monster

The job market continues to improve sequentially across the country and job postings in some industries have improved, with some doing even better than the pre-Covid levels, led by IT, agro-based sectors, according to a report. In comparison to January 2020, job postings in some industries have improved, according to Monster Employment Index, by Monster.com - a Quess Company.

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