Job searches for remote work jump 377% during February-May : Bulletin: Business Today
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May 25, 2020

India can be 'world's office' if China is 'world's factory': Uday Kotak

Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank Uday Kotak on Sunday stressed on the cost-competitiveness of India's professionals across sectors and said that the country has potential to become the world's office. "China is the world's factory, India can be its office!" Kotak tweeted. The comment comes on the backdrop of the reports that a number of global giants are looking to shift their manufacturing facilities to other countries from China on account of the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus effect: Job searches for remote work jump 377% during February-May

In wake of the coronavirus crisis, job searches for remote work in India have soared over 377 per cent during February to May, reveals a recent report by job portal Indeed. Job seekers are ready to take a salary cut in order to have access to remote working options. 53 per cent of employees would consider taking a pay cut in order to have access to remote working options. However, the number of available job postings for remote work opportunities has remained relatively unchanged during the same time period, it added.

Reliance launches JioMart services in over 200 cities; to take on Amazon, Flipkart

A month after successfully conducting a pilot across areas in Navi Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan, Reliance Retail's online venture JioMart on Saturday expanded its services across several towns and cities. JioMart will deliver groceries in more than 200 towns across the country. Customers can now log on to the newly-launched Reliance Industries' e-commerce portal, jiomart.com, to buy groceries, fruits, vegetables and other daily-need stuff. The JioMart app has not yet been made live.

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Coronavirus impact: Maruti Suzuki, Honda, Tata Motors expect demand for personal vehicles to rise

Automakers like Maruti Suzuki, Honda, Toyota and Tata Motors expect demand for personal vehicles to go up in the country as social distancing and fear associated with COVID-19 veer people away from public transport. The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) expects demand to shift towards lower priced cars in the post-lockdown scenario.

Coronavirus update: 4 vaccines may soon enter clinical trial stage, says Harsh Vardhan

At least four of the candidate coronavirus vaccines are soon expected to enter the clinical trial stage, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday. There are 14 candidate vaccines for the virus in India which are at different levels of development, Harsh Vardhan said in a social media interaction with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader G V L Narasimha Rao.

Troubled hospitality sector seeks MSME tag for more firms, loan recast to tide over COVID-19 crisis

Claiming the hospitality sector could take Rs 5 lakh crore hit due to coronavirus pandemic, the industry has proposed micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) tag for firms with an annual turnover of up to Rs 250 crore, which would help them get preference in government tenders and easier terms for credit among a host of other benefits.

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