COVID-19 ushering in new reality for industries, changes in consumer behaviour: Tata Motors chairman

NEW DELHI: A tremendous deal of transformation stemming from COVID-19 is expected in mobility segment over the next two years as consumers move to “slow” travel with personal versus public and/or shared transport likely to shape future demand for passenger vehicles, according to Tata Motors Chairman N Chandrasekaran. The turnaround journey of the company’s domestic business has also been disrupted in 2019-20 as demand deteriorated sharply on the back of an abruptly slowing economy coupled with the spread of COVID-19. Addressing shareholders in the company’s annual report for 2019-20, Chandrasekaran…

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Kapil Sharma’s Wife Ginni Chatrath Insisted He Gets Back to ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ Amid Coronavirus

Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath (L) While Kapil Sharma admits being disturbed by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and its aftereffects, it was his wife Ginni Chatrath who insisted he gets back to shooting. News18.com Last Updated: August 2, 2020, 11:10 AM IST The Kapil Sharma show returned after four months break on Saturday for audiences’ entertainment. The first, post-lockdown episode featured Sonu Sood, and Kapil shared in an interview that more than just shooting gags and fun moments with a celebrity, it was a tribute to…

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Study suggests social distancing in US varies by income

CALIFORNIA: According to a new study, wealthier communities went from being the most mobile before the Covid-19 pandemic to the least mobile, while poorer areas have gone from the least-mobile to the most-mobile. The study by the University of California, Davis – showed about a 25 percentage point jump of the wealthiest census tracts staying completely at home compared with a 10 percentage point increase in staying at home in the poorest communities. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, used anonymised data from mobile…

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Breathing exercises can help students manage mental stress

NEW YORK: Researchers have revealed that well-being strategies such as breathing exercises can improve mental health in college students and manages stress and anxiety. The research team evaluated three classroom-based wellness training programs that incorporate breathing and emotional intelligence strategies, finding that two led to improvements in aspects of wellbeing. The most effective programme led to improvements in six areas, including depression and social connectedness. The researchers, who reported findings in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, said such resiliency training programmes could be a valuable tool for addressing the mental…

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Carmakers borrow industry-leading $132 billion to weather Covid-19

The automotive industry has borrowed $132 billion since March as the spread of the coronavirus curbed demand for cars and closed factories. The sector is the largest user of funds put in place to ease the impact of the pandemic. The amount consists of $79 billion in new loans and $53 billion in drawdowns from existing credit lines. Facilities linked to the pandemic account for almost 80% of overall loan borrowings by the sector in the year to date. Loans for virus relief, which peaked during the March-to-June period, eased…

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Share a Kiss with Their Masks on

Justin Bieber and wife Hailey Baldwin recently visited a coffee shop where they shared a cute PDA moment. In the video posted by Chance the Rapper on an Instagram story, the couple is seen sharing a kiss with their masks on. Justin, 26, was grooving with his lady love with the classic romantic song, “I Will Always Love You” in the background before Hailey pulled him for a kiss. For the outing, Hailey opted for a loose button-down silk top and teamed it with matching pants. She also wore a…

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Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan Keep Their Followers Updated as They Recover from COVID-19

Four members of the Bachchan family – Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan – contracted COVID-19. Aishwarya and her daughter Aaradhya were discharged from the hospital a few days ago. However, Amitabh and Abhishek are still recuperating at Nanavati hospital. Both Amitabh and Abhishek keep updating their followers on social media about their health and daily routine at the hospital. Jr Bachchan recently uploaded a picture of the hospital corridor on Instagram. He captioned it as, “Light at the end of the tunnel! #latenightwalks.” Responding to…

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Hamari Bahu Silk Actor Zaan Khan Unable to Meet Ends Due to Non-payment of Dues

Entertainment industry has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the lockdown that was imposed, all shootings had to be stopped midway. This has led to a situation of crisis wherein a lot of people have been left in a situation where they are finding it difficult to meet their ends. One of the many actors who has now come out in the open talking about his plight is TV actor Zaan Khan. He was a part of the popular show Hamari Bahu Silk. Various actors of the…

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Depression, stress higher during peak of Covid-19 pandemic

SYDNEY: Australian researchers have found that rates of elevated psychological distress, including depression and anxiety symptoms, were found among adults during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak. The acute and long-term mental health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are largely unknown, the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE reported. “Research into previous pandemics has shown higher rates of illness fears, psychological distress, insomnia and other mental health problems in people with pre-existing mental illness, front-line health care workers, and survivors of the disease,” said study authors from the University…

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Maruti Suzuki reports Q1 net loss of Rs 249 cr as COVID-19 takes toll

NEW DELHI: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Wednesday reported standalone net loss of Rs 249.4 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, on account of lower sales due to coronavirus-led lockdown. It had posted net profit of Rs 1,435.5 crore in April-June of 2019-20, MSI said in a statement. Its net sales during the period under review declined to Rs 3,677.5 crore, as compared to Rs 18,735.2 crore in the year-ago period. During the first quarter, MSI sold a total of 76,599 vehicles. Sales in…

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Amitabh Bachchan couldn’t hold back his tears after Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya tested coronavirus COVID-19 negative and were discharged from hospital | People News

New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan expressed his gratitude and breathed a sigh of relief after daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya tested COVID-19 negative and were discharged from Nanavati Hospital on Monday, July 27, 2020.  Big B took to Twitter and wrote: T 3607 अपनी छोटी बिटिया , और बहुरानी को ,अस्पताल से मुक्ति मिलने पर ; मैं  रोक ना पाया अपने आंसू  Folded hands प्रभु तेरी कृपा अपार , अपरम्पार  T 3607 – T 3607 – अपनी छोटी बिटिया , और बहुरानी को ,अस्पताल से मुक्ति मिलने पर…

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Sonu Sood Wins Internet Yet Again, This Time by Helping a Hyderabad Techie Find Job

Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in India actor Sonu Sood has been working towards providing help to those adversely affected by the pandemic. Once again, Sonu has managed to win the hearts on people on social media by helping a Hyderabad techie to find a job. She lost her job during COVID-19 crisis. The actor took the action after a Twitter user tagged him for the help. The message read, “Dear @SonuSood sir, She’s Sharada, techie who recently got fired from @VirtusaCorp Hyd amid Covid crisis. Without…

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