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IFC lends USD 250 mn to HDFC to promote affordable green housing finance

  New Delhi: International Finance Corporation (IFC), a private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, has decided to provide a loan of USD 250 million (about Rs 1,875 crore) to promote affordable green housing finance for low-income borrowers. Low and middle-income borrowers will be...

FPIs pull out so far Rs 5,689 cr from Indian equities in July

  Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) offloaded Indian equities to the tune of over Rs 5,689 crore in July so far as they continued to adopt a cautious stance in view of various domestic and global factors. During July 1-23, FPIs took out Rs 5,689.23 crore from...

Sandeep Bakhshi,MD and CEO, ICICI Bank

HDFC Bank's Puri top earner among bankers in FY21; ICICI Bank's Bakhshi forgoes salary in COVID year

Mumbai: HDFC Bank's Aditya Puri emerged as the highest-grossing banker among the top three private-sector lenders in his retirement year with total emoluments of Rs 13.82 crore. His successor Sashidhar Jagdishan, who took over as the chief executive and managing director of the largest private...

Cases of `Kappa' variant of coronavirus found in Gujarat

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Jul 24, 2021

  Ahmedabad: For the first time, five cases of the `Kappa' variant of coronavirus have been detected in Gujarat, the state health department said on Saturday. Three cases were found in Jamnagar, two in Godhra in Pahchmahal district and one in Mehsana, it said in a...

Companies struggling to manage reporting on climate risks, says report

  Mumbai: Businesses are finding it hard to manage reporting on climate risks and need to take urgent steps to meet the expectations of regulators as well as investors, according to a report. Leading consultancy EY's report covered over 1,100 organisations across 42 countries, including India,...

"Developing, upgrading primary&family health centres priority of Left govt"

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life       Jul 24, 2021

  Malappuram: Developing and upgrading primary and family health centres are the priority of the Left government, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday, while dedicating various projects under the health department, including the reconstructed family health centre at Vazhakkad, which was destroyed in the...

National Digital Health Mission: Comments invited on consultation paper on unified health interface

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Technology       Jul 24, 2021

New Delhi: In view of the upcoming rollout of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), a consultation paper providing an overview of the proposed design, scope and role of the Unified Health Interface (UHI) has been released seeking comments from the public. The National Health...

Indian pharma industry to touch USD 130 bn by 2030: Reddy

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life       Jul 24, 2021

  The Indian pharmaceutical industry is expected to grow almost by three times to about 130 billion US dollars by 2030, Chairman of Dr Reddy's Laboratories, K Satish Reddy said on Saturday. ''If you see, currently it's (pharmaceutical industry) about 42 billion dollars, half between the...

India reports 39,742 new COVID-19 cases, 535 deaths

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life       Jul 25, 2021

New Delhi; India reported 39,742 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the active caseload of the country to 4,08,212 on Sunday. 39,972 recoveries and 535 deaths have also been reported in the last 24 hours. With this, the total recoveries of the...