Top economy and business news of the day| Govt invites applications for CEA post; Sensex rallies 383 pts and more – The Hindu

Top economy and business news of the day| Govt invites applications for CEA post; Sensex rallies 383 pts and more – The Hindu

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai. File   | Photo Credit: PTI Moving to renewables in India to get dearer after the Union government raised GST on critical components used in solar technology, including photovoltaic cells. The government has hiked GST to 12% from the existing 5% with effect from the beginning of this month….

Coronavirus live updates: US reports first case of Omicron variant in California – Times of India

Coronavirus live updates: US reports first case of Omicron variant in California – Times of India

India logged 8,954 new Covid cases, taking the country’s total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,45,96,776, while the active cases have declined to 99,023, which is less than a lakh after 547 days, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday. Stay with TOI for all updates on Coronavirus from India and around…

COVID latest: Not SAGE's job to 'spread gloom or optimism', says Vallance – as data suggests Omicron milder than Delta – Sky News

COVID latest: Not SAGE's job to 'spread gloom or optimism', says Vallance – as data suggests Omicron milder than Delta – Sky News

People with Omicron significantly less likely to develop severe symptoms, according to analysis; government will not announce any post-Christmas restrictions this week; government’s chief scientific adviser says it is not SAGE’s job to take policy stances.Former cabinet minister David Davis has said the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance is correct to say it…

Pfizer and BioNTech Provide Update on Omicron Variant – Pfizer

Pfizer and BioNTech Provide Update on Omicron Variant – Pfizer

NEW YORK & MAINZ, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced results from an initial laboratory study demonstrating that serum antibodies induced by the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (BNT162b2) neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant after three doses. Sera obtained from vaccinees one month after receiving the booster vaccination (third dose…

Coronavirus daily news updates, Aug. 30: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world – The Seattle Times

Coronavirus daily news updates, Aug. 30: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world – The Seattle Times

Editor’s note: This is a live account of COVID-19 updates from Monday, Aug. 30, as the day unfolded. It is no longer being updated. Click here to see all the most recent news about the pandemic, and click here to find additional resources.Across the globe and close to home, pushback continues against public-health measures aimed…

Netherlands to go into Christmas 'lockdown' – PM Rutte – RTE.ie

Netherlands to go into Christmas 'lockdown' – PM Rutte – RTE.ie

Ireland’s National Public Service MediaMeáin Náisiúnta Seirbhíse Poiblí na hÉireannThe Netherlands will go into "lockdown" over the Christmas period to try to stop a surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said this evening.All non-essential shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, museums and theatres must shut from tomorrow until 14 January, while schools…

Omicron uncertainty clouding Canada’s inflation forecasts: fiscal update – Globalnews.ca

Omicron uncertainty clouding Canada’s inflation forecasts: fiscal update – Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.Uncertainty about the potential effects of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant are clouding the federal government’s forecasts for when soaring inflation and supply chain bottlenecks will ease.Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday tabled her fall fiscal update amid a backdrop of escalating global…

Oregon coronavirus update, Dec. 10: State passes 400,000 COVID-19 cases – Statesman Journal

Oregon coronavirus update, Dec. 10: State passes 400,000 COVID-19 cases – Statesman Journal

To provide our community with important public safety information, the Statesman Journal is making this daily update related to the coronavirus free to read. We’ll update this story with the latest news about coronavirus and its effects in Oregon on Friday, Dec. 10.Oregon has recorded more than 400,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, nearly 22…