Eco/Invest/Demography

Maharashtra: Real coronavirus horror may unfold in next 10 days

Indian News       Apr 22, 2021

Mumbai: In a grim prediction, the Maharashtra government has indicated that the real horrors of Covid-19 may unfold in the next 10 days with a steep spike in 'active cases' in the worst-hit state in the country, here on Wednesday. While Pune currently has an...

Insurers prefer private equity investments over Hedge Funds: Goldman Sachs Survey

International News       Apr 22, 2021

  LONDON: Insurers want to put more money into private equity this year while scaling back on hedge funds, a survey by Goldman Sachs Asset Management showed on Wednesday. Private equity was the most-favored asset class for insurers seeking to increase investment returns, followed by middle...

1/3rd of Indian small businesses turn to technology to combat COVID-19

Indian News       Apr 22, 2021

  New Delhi: Nearly two-thirds of Indian small businesses experienced growth in 2020 through technology investment and adoption. They maintain a confidant outlook despite the impact of COVID-19, according to CPA Australia's 2020-21 Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey. The survey canvassed 4,227 small businesses in 11 markets...

Over 3.14 lakh new COVID-19 cases in India, highest-ever recorded in any country

Indian News       Apr 22, 2021

  New Delhi: The number of daily coronavirus cases in India hit a record high with over 3.14 lakh new infections being reported, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,59,30,965, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. A total of 3,14,835...

'Please help!' India's Covid-19 tragedy spills onto social media

Facts       Apr 21, 2021

These days, social media posts in India are no longer about cheeky photos, funny memes or political jokes. Instead, frantic calls to save lives are flooding Twitter and Instagram as the latest wave of coronavirus cases and deaths overwhelm the nation’s hospitals and crematoriums. On...

Less than 4pc Indian farmers adopted sustainable agricultural practices: Study

Facts       Apr 21, 2021

  New Delhi: Less than 4 per cent of Indian farmers have adopted sustainable agricultural practices and systems, according to a study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). The study, supported by the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), found that scaling up...

Governments need to be ‘insurers of last resort’ to protect businesses from pandemic risks: Report

International News       Apr 21, 2021

  ZURICH: COVID-19 has illustrated that pandemic-related business interruption is directly linked to the decisions of governments to implement lockdown measures, making it impossible for insurers to model and price such a risk. Furthermore, it is systemic in nature, inducing widespread and simultaneous financial losses. Coverage...

Over 21k tested positive for COVID after taking first dose of either Covishield or Covaxin: Gov

      Apr 21, 2021

New Delhi: More than 21,000 people tested positive for COVID-19 after taking the first dose of either Covishield or Covaxin, while over 5,500 contracted the infection after taking the second dose, the Centre said on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava...

‘Why is Centre not waking up to gravity of the situation’: Delhi HC on oxygen crisis

Indian News       Apr 21, 2021

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to forthwith provide oxygen by whatever means to the hospitals in the national capital which are treating serious COVID-19 patients and are facing scarcity of oxygen. “Why is the Centre not waking up to...

South Africa's to set up vaccine compensation fund,  could cost $17.5 mln in first year

International News       Apr 21, 2021

  JOHANNESBURG: The South African government's compensation fund to cover potential injuries from COVID-19 vaccines could cost around 250 million rand ($17.5 million) in the first year, the health minister said in response to questions in parliament. The African country hardest-hit by the coronavirus pandemic in...

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