The global coronavirus caseload has topped 281.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.40 million and vaccinations to over 8.97 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 281,368,071 and 5,406,197, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 8,972,162,735.
Britain's early deployment of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to protect against COVID-19 may be responsible for the country's lower death rates compared to other European countries, a UK vaccines expert has said.
Dr Clive Dix, former chairman of the UK's Vaccine Task Force, told the Daily Telegraph' that the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured and administered in India as Covidshield may offer stronger long-term protection against severe COVID-19 and death.
Shares of Tech Mahindra hit a new high of Rs 1,789.05, up 4 per cent on Monday on the BSE, on expectation of strong December 2021 quarter earnings. In the past one week, the stock of information technology (IT) consulting & software company has rallied 12 per cent, when compared with a 2.8 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. Thus far in the calendar year 2021 (CY21), Tech Mahindra has zoomed 84 per cent, as against a 20 per cent gain in the benchmark index.
Earlier this month, Accenture had reported strong results for the quarter ended November (Q1FY22) and upgraded its annual guidance by a massive 700bp as it continues to gain from demand for Cloud transformation.
Multi-specialty pediatric hospital chain Rainbow Children's Medicare Ltd has filed preliminary papers with capital markets regulator Sebi to raise over Rs 2,000 crore through an initial public offering (IPO).
The public issue comprises fresh issue of equity shares aggregating up to Rs 280 crore and an offer sale of up to 2.4 crore equity shares by the selling shareholders, according to the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP).
Shares of GMR Infrastructure surged 12 per cent to Rs 47.95 on the BSE in Monday’s intra-day trade after the GMR Group signed shareholders agreement with Indonesia's Angkasa Pura II for the development of Medan Airport on December 23.
The company engaged in airport services business had made announcement on Friday after market hours. The stock was trading at its highest level since December 2010. At 02:21 pm; it was up 11 per cent at Rs 47.40, as compared to 0.36 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. The trading volumes on the counter jumped over four-fold with a combined 84.12 million equity shares changing hands on the NSE and BSE.
Indians can now get remittance money from their foreign sources in a much easier way as IndusInd Bank has tied up with NPCI to facilitate cross-border money transfer by using UPI IDs of the beneficiaries.
This will obviate the need to remember one's bank account details to send money.
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