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India records 50,129 fresh COVID-19 cases, 578 deaths

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Oct 25, 2020

New Delhi: COVID-19 cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours remained below 55,000 for the third consecutive day, while new fatalities recorded in a day dropped to 578 after almost three months, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Sunday....

Blaze at Mumbai mall doused after 56 hours

Non-Life, Risk Management       Oct 25, 2020

  Mumbai: Nearly 56 hours after a fire broke out at the City Centre Mall in Mumbai, it was doused by fire personnel early Sunday morning, an official said. This is probably one of the longest fire-fighting operations in the city in recent times. Earlier this...

Deadline to file income tax return extended by a month till December 31

Eco/Invest/Demography, Policy       Oct 24, 2020

  New Delhi: The deadline for filing returns by individual taxpayers for FY 2019-20 has been extended by a month till December 31, the finance ministry said on Saturday. For those taxpayers whose accounts need to be audited, the Income-Tax Return filing deadline has been extended...

Finance Ministry issues guidelines for implementation of interest waiver on loan

Eco/Invest/Demography       Oct 24, 2020

  New Delhi: In a festival gift to borrowers, the Finance Ministry on Wednesday approved guidelines for a scheme for grant of ex-gratia payment of the difference between compound interest and simple interest for six months of loans up to Rs 2 crore. The guidelines came...

India's data protection law has potential to propel digital economy: Facebook

NEW DELHI: Social media giant Facebook on Friday said that the data protection law in progress has potential to propel the country's digital economy and global digital trade. The company's comment came following a hearing by a Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill,...

53,370 new cases take India's COVID-19 tally to 78,14,682

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Oct 24, 2020

New Delhi, India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 78.14 lakh with 53,370 fresh cases in a day, while 70,16,046 people have so far recuperated pushing the national recovery rate to 89.78 per cent on Saturday, the Union health ministry said. The total number of coronavirus cases...

Startups, SMEs most vulnerable in India to cyberattacks: Report

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life, Risk Management       Oct 24, 2020

NEW DELHI: Startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remain the most vulnerable segment in India when it comes to cyberattacks, said a new eBook report. Most common types of cyberattacks faced by startups and SME's are ransomware, cyptojacking, phishing, password targeting attacks and advanced...

Justice B N Srikrishna

No foolproof anonymity: Justice Srikrishna on data protection

Mumbai: Retired Justice B N Srikrishna on Thursday said anonymous data is not foolproof and can be de-anonymised in future. Legislation can only make entities de-anonymising the data answerable to the law, he added. Justice Srikrishna headed the committee on framing data protection norms, set...

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

Next 3 months decisive in determining Covid situation: Harsh Vardhan

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Oct 24, 2020

  New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that the next three months are going to be decisive in determining the situation of COVID in the country and urged people to follow COVID appropriate behaviour during the coming festival and winter season....