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Boeing restarts production of troubled 737 Max planes after announcing layoffs

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 MAX at a "low" rate following two deadly crashes that led to the aircraft's global grounding by regulators, the company said Wednesday. Read more

As India battles recession aided by coronavirus, is it time for large doses of direct cash transfer?

The economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and the exacerbation caused by repeated, harsh lockdowns in India is much worse than thought earlier. It is already evident that the widespread loss of livelihoods across most sectors of the economy is de rigueur; so is the uncertainty surrounding a vaccine or other solutions to this deadly virus, thereby prolonging the pain. Read more

Bata joins brands to use WhatsApp to push sales

After JioMart and Bharat Gas (BPCL), Bata India, another household brand in the country, has started taking orders over WhatsApp. The footwear brand is focusing on its online sales channels as the COVID-19 outbreak forced the company to put its expansion plans on hold and immediate plans to reopen all stores remains uncertain. Read more

Markets

Sensex ends 595 points higher on May F&O expiry

Benchmark indices ended the day sharply higher for the second day in a row, as global cues continued to remain extremely strong. Read more

Patanjali Ayurved's Rs 250 crore NCD issue fully subscribed within 3 minutes

Within three minutes of opening on Thursday, Baba Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurved's Rs 250 crore debentures issue got fully subscribed. Read more

Trends

15 most 'food secure' nations; how does India fare?

Amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, China is planning to draft and carry out a response plan to ensure food security. The move comes in the wake of the pandemic having wreaked havoc in agriculture supply chains worldwide, which threatens to trigger a potential food crisis. Read more

Your view: Is the Modi govt doing enough to feed India's hungry?

World Hunger Day is observed globally on May 28 to spread awareness about chronic hunger due to poverty and inadequacy and also to address this issue through sustainable undertakings.

On this day, we invite you to share your views on whether the Modi Government is doing enough to address hunger-related issues especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Share your comments

Madhya Pradesh man hires 180-seater plane to ferry four family members

A Bhopal-based high net worth individual hired a 180-seater A320 plane of a private carrier to ferry four family members to New Delhi, in a bid to avoid the crowd at the airport and in-flight amid the COVID-19 outbreak, officials said on Thursday. Read more

Tech

Instagram will now let influencers earn more money through IGTV

Facebook-owned Instagram is rolling out new tools for creators to make money directly from their content on Live and IGTV by bringing video ads to the platform. To begin with, the ads will only appear when people click to watch IGTV videos from previews in their feed, and the initial round of ads will be vertical videos up to 15 seconds long. Read more