Govt kicks off coronavirus funds distribution under Ehsaas Programme

“The affectees were put into three categories — 4.5 million existing Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries, all of whom were women, 3 million affectees to be identified through the national socioeconomic database, and around 2.5 million to be identified through the Ehsaas SMS route.”

Crisil reaffirms ratings on M&M’s debt programmes, bank facilities

Crisil on Thursday reaffirmed its AAA-stable and A1-plus ratings on the debt programmes and bank facilities of Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) Ltd.The ratings continue to reflect M&M’s leadership in the Indian tractor industry and healthy market position in light commercial vehicles, it said. The ratings also factor in a strong financial risk profile, supported by […]

Diageo withdraws forecast, halts shareholder returns programme

Diageo Plc, the world’s largest spirits maker, abandoned its annual forecast for sales and profit growth, and suspended its shareholder returns programme for the rest of the year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Johnnie Walker whisky maker said lockdowns imposed by governments across the world, including the closure of bars and restaurants, had […]

Kerala Lockdown Day 17: Parcel trains, free milk for young & old and telemedicine

Pregnant women in Kerala are advised not to visit the hospital unless in cases of emergency and should take advice from their doctor through the phone. They should also wear masks at all times. In case they show COVID-19 symptoms, instead of visiting their doctor or hospital, they must contact them over the telephone or […]

New education policy soon, Rs 99,300 crore allocated for sector in Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Finance Minister had listed three themes of the Union Budget 2020 while presenting the financial statement of the government in Parliament: Aspirational India to boost the standard of living, economic development for all, and building a humane and compassionate society. The spend under education is being done under aspirational India, “which focusses on focussed […]

Online courses for primary teachers of dyslexia students

Within a classroom, these methods enhance the learning of the entire class and hence they do not have to be administered selectively. The infrastructure required (at trainee’s end) for this programme is minimal – a computer with speakers and an average Internet connection, the statement said.

Celebrity chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants in the US

Andres was among the first to close his restaurants, hoping to create a blueprint for chefs around the world on how to use their restaurants and employ workers while feeding the hungry. “This operation is growing every day,” he said. In California, Fieri is on standby, ready with a 48-foot-long (15-meter-long) rescue kitchen and support […]

Doordarshan highest-watched channel in India during week ended April 3: BARC

The national broadcaster could achieve the feat, which involves a nearly 40,000% jump in viewership in the evening and morning bands, despite a surge reported by the private broadcasters who are also experiencing higher viewership, the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) said.

Life in the times of lockdown: Upskilling for a whole new world

Pro gaming: An hour-long course hosted by Udemy is divided into 12 bite-sized lectures aimed at helping amateur gamers enter the world of e-sports. The course costs ₹420 and was developed by Addiktz, which has been offering performance improvement programmes for aspiring pro gamers and e-sports teams since 2011. Expect tips on common rookie mistakes; […]

COVID-19: Stay closer to your consumers

Mark ReadTo friends, colleagues and peers in the industry, As the world faces an unprecedented challenge, it is clear that there are many things common to all of us. Each of our lives has been touched by Covid-19 and, as the Indian government takes critical measures to protect people’s health, it is important that we […]