India never had a NATO mentality: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Wednesday made it clear that the Quad, is not an “Asian NATO” and India never had a “NATO mentality”. Instead the minister said that in the changing global order, like-minded countries are coming together to form coalitions. Jaishankar made the remarks at the Raisina Dialogue, in a panel with Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, and Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia in what was first India-France-Australia Ministerial trilateral of sorts.

Ahead of Market: 11 things that will decide stock action on Thursday

NEW DELHI: Nifty opened gap up and made a rebound after its worst session in 6 weeks. The headline index formed a 'Bullish Harami Pattern' pattern on the daily chart which usually signals towards a possible trend reversal.Mazhar Mohammad, Chief Strategist at said, from a risk management perspective, one can look for relief rally by placing a stop loss below 14,300 level on a closing basis.

Tika Utsav: Vax coverage exceeds 11 cr-mark

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed 11 crore mark on the fourth day of the 'Tika Utsav' or vaccination festival, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Wednesday. The four-day-long vaccination programme 'Tika Utsav' started on Sunday with an aim to inoculate the maximum number of eligible people against the coronavirus. According to the health ministry, cumulatively 11,11,79,578 vaccine doses have been administered through 16,53,488 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.

Job seekers can expect some good news

The intent to hire in the current quarter is likely to rise by 7 per cent over the previous three months if further lockdowns and workplace operating rules are not enforced, mainly driven by demand in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, educational services, ecommerce and technology start-ups and IT, according to a report.In fact, out of the 21 sectors reviewed, more than 8 sectors will witness a 9-11 per cent rise in their intent to hire in the current quarter, TeamLease Employment Outlook Report has revealed."Indian economy has been regaining the lost ground and the same was reflecting in hiring

EU calls for resilient supply chains with India

The European Union, ahead of its summit with India scheduled for early May in Portugal, affirmed on Wednesday that friendship and partnership with India is a cornerstone of its geopolitical strategy and called for creating resilient supply chains including for vaccines.The European Council President Charles Michel made these remarks at the Raisina Dialogue, where he was a keynote speaker on the second day of the conference which is being held in a virtual format.