India passenger vehicle sales up 14% in August – industry body – Reuters India

FILE PHOTO: Cars are seen parked at Maruti Suzuki’s plant at Manesar, in Haryana, India, August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File photoBENGALURU (Reuters) – Total passenger vehicle sales in India rose 14.16% in August, showing some signs of economic recovery as industries restart operations months after a coronavirus-led lockdown disrupted a sector already hit by poor…

And now Triller is trying to buy U.S. TikTok, report claims

If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em. That appears to the thinking of Triller, a U.S.-based “social streaming” app, which according to Bloomberg teamed up with an asset management firm in an attempt to buy TikTok for $20 billion. Or, more specifically, to buy parts of TikTok for $20 billion.  Those parts include TikTok’s U.S.,…

India aims to cut crop waste burning in key farm states by 80% – Reuters India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is likely to reduce crop waste burning, a major source of air pollution during the winter months, by 75-80% in Punjab and Haryana states, part of the country’s farm belt that borders the capital New Delhi, two government officials said on Tuesday.FILE PHOTO: Smoke billows from paddy waste stubble as…

India trials for Russia’s ‘Sputnik-V’ vaccine could start in next few weeks: exec – Reuters India

FILE PHOTO: A nurse shows Russia’s “Sputnik-V” vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) prepared for inoculation in a post-registration trials stage at a clinic in Moscow, Russia September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/FilesBENGALURU (Reuters) – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd could begin late-stage Indian clinical trials of Russia’s potential coronavirus vaccine in the next few weeks, an…

Automakers in India should cut royalty payments to foreign parent firms – official – Reuters India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian automakers should reduce royalty payments to foreign partners to bring down costs instead of seeking tax cuts, a finance ministry official said on Thursday, days after reports that Toyota would halt expansion in the country due to high taxes.FILE PHOTO: A worker climbs a container to close its window after…

Virtual events platform Airmeet raises $12M

Airmeet, a startup that offers a platform to host virtual events, said on Tuesday it has raised $12 million in a new financing round as the Bangalore-headquartered firm demonstrates accelerating growth in its user base. Sequoia Capital India led the $12 million Series A financing round in one-year-old Airmeet. Redpoint Ventures and existing investors Accel…

Indian e-commerce deals site CashKaro gets $10 million Series B led by Korea Investment Partners

CashKaro co-founders Rohan and Swati Bhargava (Image Credits: CashKaro) CashKaro, one of the leading cashback and coupon sites in India, will expand its range of services for e-commerce after raising $10 million in Series B funding, the New Delhi-based startup announced today. The round was led by Korea Investment Partners, with participation from returning investor…

Coronavirus Live Updates: World Approaches One Million Deaths

here.stricter guidelines that the agency was preparing for the emergency authorization of coronavirus vaccines.“Why would we do that?” he asked Margaret Brennan on the CBS program “Face the Nation” on Sunday.Mr. Meadows said he was interested in the guidelines purely as a matter of quality control: “My challenge to the F.D.A. is just make sure…