INDIA

SC junks Devas Multimedia's appeal against NCLAT order

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLAT) had upheld the earlier order of the Bengaluru bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), which had on May 25, 2021 directed winding up of Devas Multimedia and appointed a provisional liquidator for the purpose.

Bihar: Pilgrims from Punjab injured in stone-pelting by mob seeking 'donation' in Bhojpur

Heart-wrenching images of Kashmiri kids going to school through knee-deep snow

These Kashmiri children struggle hard to get education under unabated cold wave condition in the valley. Here are the pictures.

No person can be forced to get vaccinated against their wishes: Centre to SC

COVID-19 inoculation guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry do not envisage forcible vaccination without obtaining the consent of an individual, the Centre has told the Supreme Court

International

Unilever still eyes GSK-Pfizer unit after £50 bn bid rebuffed

GSK said on Saturday that it had received three unsolicited offers from Unilever for GSK Consumer Healthcare, but they were all rejected as the company said the unit was undervalued.

Saudi energy minister: It's U.S. prerogative to draw on strategic oil reserves

Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Monday that it was up to the United States whether or not it would release more supply from strategic petroleum reserves.

Saudi energy minister says he is 'always comfortable' with oil prices

President Joe Biden's administration said in November it would release about 50 million barrels from its reserves in conjunction with other consumer nations, such as China, India and South Korea, to combat the rising cost of fuel.

Novak Djokovic leaves Australia but debate goes on in vaccine saga

Djokovic received an exemption to vaccination rules to play in the Australian Open, based on a previous coronavirus infection. But upon arrival, border officials said the exemption was not valid and moved to deport him - sparking a 10-day legal battle and an ongoing political drama.

Entertainment

Times Network Announces 7th Edition of Digital India Summit

The event will launch with an exclusive interview with Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MoS, Electronics & IT, bringing forth interesting insights on powering India's digital economy to $1 trillion and beyond.

Bombay HC allows Dish TV promoters time to file responses in YES Bank’s plea

"If we disclose the results, we later can’t say it is subject to the court’s order and, in that sense, we can’t reverse that and that’s why the company has submitted the results in a sealed cover to the court," argued Aspi Chinoy, senior advocate appearing for DTH company.

Govt asks BARC to release news ratings with immediate effect

The ministry asked the Broadcasters Audience and Research Council (BARC) to release the news ratings with immediate effect and also to release the last three months data for the genre in a monthly format for fair and equitable representation of true trends.

ZEE5 announces second edition of Global Content Festival

The festival, which was launched in 2020, aims to provide a global platform to budding and independent filmmakers to showcase their work to an audience across 190+ countries, according to the organisers.

Teachnology

As Amazon to Tesla fight for chips, global semiconductor industry changes complexion amid shortage

The large-scale entry of tech companies and smartphone and auto manufacturers is changing the landscape of the global semiconductor industry, posing threats to giants like Intel and Qualcomm. But this self-reliance drive won’t stop new chipmaking startups from thriving, and their partnerships with professional chip suppliers will continue.

Contents under pressure: why compliance will be top priority for Google, Meta, and Twitter in 2022

Big Tech had a rough year in 2021, as the regulatory grip tightened, and whistle-blowers spilled the beans. Issues related to privacy, fake news, and hate speech made headlines. With more regulation in the works, Big Tech will have to learn to play by the new rules. But will that make this year any less turbulent than the previous one?

Do you need your smartphone anymore? Here’s how ambient computing is changing our daily lives.

Ambient computing — the technology that brings together software, hardware, and human-machine interaction to create a user-responsive environment — is slowly becoming part of our daily lives. While some of these changes may not be evident, several tech startups have mushroomed to make the most of this trend as the demand for smart devices continues to grow.

Lithium-ion batteries just made a big leap in a tiny product

Sila has developed silicon-based particles that can replace the graphite in anodes and hold more lithium ions that carry current in a battery. This could provide smaller gadgets and electric vehicles with far greater range. Unlike instances of promising lab results that often fail to translate to commercial success, the company is delivering its product to the market.

Traveling

Vitamin vacays, working from scenic locations & more: Top 7 travel predictions for 2022

Although the pandemic is still here, Indians are showing considerable travel optimism.

ETPanache Travel Editor's note: Goodbye 2021. Welcome 2022!

A series of good indications pave the way for the New Year 2022.

'South Korea focus on BLeisure to entice the corporate traveller once travel opens up from India’

The most popular business travel cities in South Korea such as Seoul, Busan, Incheon and Daejeon offers various BLeisure activities for a corporate travel that can fill your heart and soul.

Christmas markets across the globe: In pictures

New York, Moscow, Jerusalem, La Paz are all decked up ahead of Christmas.

Small Biz

Logistics industry wants govt to expedite connectivity projects in Budget 2022, expect firm move on National Logistics Policy

Besides a firm move on the National Logistics Policy, the logistics sector expects the government to announce industry-focussed sops. Capital subsidies to construct grade-A warehouses in smaller towns, push for green logistics and addressing GST glitches are the other key demands of the sector.

Supply chain woes could worsen as China imposes new Covid lockdowns

China used lockdowns, contact tracing and quarantines to halt the spread of the coronavirus nearly two years ago after its emergence in Wuhan.

Budget 2022: Women entrepreneurs want digital divide, finance gap to be bridged

Watch: Piyush Goyal urges Startups to focus on Indic languages

Markets

White Oak Capital makes a transition from PMS to MF. Can Prashant Khemka build a powerhouse?

Amid the pandemic, White Oak Capital made a successful bid to acquire Yes Bank’s AMC business. Now, the PMS fund it set to make its mass-market foray. However, experts feel shining in the competitive mutual-fund space may not be easy. Will White Oak’s investment strategy be put to test?

After tasting success with Sooryavanshi and Spider-Man, PVR, Inox are now caught in Omicron’s web.

Film-exhibition companies like PVR and Inox heaved a sigh of relief in the last two months of 2021 with movies like Sooryavanshi and Spider-Man churning good numbers and bringing the crowd back to halls. However, the joy was short-lived. With the third wave hitting the business in December, they are once again staring at short-term uncertainty. Will things change soon?

Stock market trends and stories that may keep the money coming for retail investors in 2022

Year 2021 saw the rise of retail investors. They invested heavily and were rewarded handsomely by the markets. Will 2022 bring better returns? ET Prime picked up some trends from the year gone by, which are likely to continue this year. Based on that we have compiled a list of 25 stocks that may perform well. T&C apply.

LIC IPO: how the ‘mother’ of all public issues is keeping Sebi, analysts and investors busy

Amid volatile markets and degrading performance of listed insurance stocks, the government took a brave step by planning to list LIC. However, the mammoth IPO, tentatively pegged at INR50,000 crore, has a galore of challenges to overcome. Will it pass the litmus test and give desired returns to retail investors? The much-awaited DRHP may bring more clarity.

Automibile

ASDC, Hero MotoCorp join hands for two-wheeler short term training course

The Two-Wheeler Preventive Maintenance & Repair course has been approved by the apex regulator National Council of Vocational Education & Training (NCVET) in the apprenticeship portal.

Kia India garners 7,738 bookings for Carens in one day

“We are delighted with the overwhelming response that Carens has received from customers, within the first 24 hours of starting the pre-bookings. It is the highest first-day booking we have received for any of our products in India," Kia India Managing Director and CEO Tae-Jin Park said in a statement.

Tata Motors looks to mainstream EVs, eyes 50k sales in FY23

TPG backed, premium car retailer Landmark Cars to file for an IPO of Rs 800 crore

TPG-backed Landmark Cars is India's biggest seller of premium vehicles of automakers Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Honda and Fiat Chrysler. It may be amongst the first automotive dealership companies in India to float an IPO. It is also the first automotive dealership company to receive private equity investment.

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Sports

India to participate in Beijing Winter Olympics sans high-level political presence

New Delhi had made it clear earlier that it will not be joining calls from the West to boycott the Olympics although there is tension with China along the line of actual control (LAC). Some of America's allies in Europe which are also close to India have a similar stance on the games.[Read More]

Novak Djokovic arrives in Dubai after deportation from Australia

The Emirates plane carrying Djokovic touched down after a 13 1/2-hour flight from Melbourne, where he had argued in court he should be allowed to stay in the country and compete in the tournament under a medical exemption due to a Covid infection last month.[Read More]

Novak Djokovic lost legal battle over Covid vaccination status, deported from Australia

Badminton: Lakshya Sen wins maiden Super 500 title, beats world champion Loh

Going into this match, the two had a 2-2 head-to-head record with Sen losing two of the last three meetings, but the Indian was the better man on show on Sunday as he showed great athleticism, used his attacking shots to good effect and came up with his punched winners from the back at the right moments.[Read More]

Defence

Republic Day flypast this year will be 'grandest and largest' with 75 aircraft: IAF

"The flypast this year will be the grandest and largest with 75 aircraft from IAF, Army and Navy flying during the Republic Day parade. This is in line with the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations," IAF PRO Wing Commander Indranil Nandi said at a press briefing.[Read More]

View: How the Budget can add more firepower to India's defence manufacturing

While the Government has taken a number of constructive measures to actualise its dream of an ‘Aatma-nirbhar Bharat’, a lot still needs to be done before we can claim the coveted title of a defence manufacturer.[Read More]

Watch: INS Khukri decommissioned after 32 years of service reaches Diu

Is China ready to spring military surprises?

Last year was full of disconcerting surprises, including the discovery of massive silo fields for intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the testing of a fractional orbital bombardment system. However, more surprises await in 2022.[Read More]
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