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Rashi Bisaria | March 8, 2021

NTPC, ONGC launch recruitment drive for women, focus on gender parity

State-run energy companies ONGC and NTPC are aiming to narrow down the gender diversity gap by opening recruitment for women in key roles. India's largest power producer, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), will start a special recruitment drive to mark the occasion of International Women's Day, March 8. On the other hand, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is on a hiring spree, adding about 100 women to hard-core technical streams for every batch of appointments.

Women's Day: Nita Ambani launches 'Her Circle', a digital networking platform for women

Nita Ambani, chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation, announced the launch of a digital networking platform 'Her Circle' on International Women's Day. HerCircle.in aims to accelerate women's empowerment globally by providing them all-encompassing content, social media and a community platform that caters to their aspirations, a statement said.

COVID-19 vaccine: EU regulator urges caution on Sputnik V; cites lack of data

A senior European Medicines Agency (EMA) official urged European Union members on Sunday to refrain from granting national approvals for Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V while the agency reviews its safety and effectiveness. We need documents that we can review. We also don't at the moment have data...about vaccinated people. It is unknown. That's why I would urgently advise against giving a national emergency authorisation," EMA managing board head Christa Wirthumer-Hoche said.

Apple Watch still top-selling smartwatch globally, says Counterpoint report

The global smartwatch market saw an overall decline in smartwatch shipments compared to last year due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Apple, however, saw a 19% increase in shipments in Year on Year basis (YoY). Apple was the single largest smartwatch maker in Q4 of 2019 when it controlled 34% of the market. In the final quarter of last year, Apple Watch models accounted for 40% of the market share.

PVR plans to invest Rs 150 crore to open 40 screens next fiscal

Multiplex major PVR plans to invest Rs 150 crore to open up to 40 screens across the country in the next fiscal. The company's target of having 1,000 operational screens has been pushed by a year due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic to the end of fiscal 2022-23, a top company official has said.

Delhi Budget likely to have special allocation for free COVID vaccination, say sources

The Delhi Budget 2021-22, to be presented in the Assembly session starting Monday, is expected to have a special allocation for free COVID-19 vaccination at Delhi government hospitals, sources said. Vaccination is currently underway in Delhi at 192 hospitals, including 56 run by the Delhi government, for people aged 60 years and above and those in the age group of 45-59 years having comorbidities.

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