Eco/Invest/Demography

Covid-19 has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

International News       Sep 21, 2021

  Covid-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. And like the worldwide scourge of a century ago, the coronavirus may never entirely disappear from our midst. Instead, scientists hope the virus that causes Covid-19 becomes...

''Soul-crushing'': US COVID-19 deaths topping 1,900 a day

International News       Sep 21, 2021

  Washington DC: COVID-19 deaths in the US have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group -- 71 million unvaccinated Americans. The increasingly lethal...

Need to mainstream green finance: RBI Dy governor

Indian News       Sep 20, 2021

  Mumbai: There is a need to mainstream green finance and devise ways for incorporating environment impact into commercial lending decisions, RBI Deputy Governor M Rajeshwar Rao has said. Addressing climate risk in the financial sector should be the joint responsibility of stakeholders as it would...

India: Muslims still have the highest birth rate of any of India’s major religious groups: Pew’s report

Facts       Sep 20, 2021

  Sept 20: Muslims in India still have the highest fertility rate among major religious groups, followed by Hindus, while Jains have the lowest fertility rate, a nonpartisan American think tank said in a report on Tuesday, according to which every religious group in the country...

More companies pledge net-zero' emissions to fight climate change, but what does that really mean?

Blog       Sep 20, 2021

  Amrou Awaysheh: Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Executive Director, Business Sustainability Lab, Indiana Universit You'll probably hear the term net-zero emissions a lot over the coming weeks as government leaders and CEOs, under pressure, talk about how they'll reduce their countries' or businesses' impact...

UN climate talks: Faint progress on money, none on pollution

International News       Sep 20, 2021

  Washington, Sept 21: Opening pocketbooks wider to fight climate change? That's looking slightly more doable. Closing more smokestacks for the same goal? Not yet sold. World leaders made “faint signs of progress” on the financial end of fighting climate change in a special United Nations...

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Law on population control will be brought 'at right time': UP CM

Indian News       Sep 20, 2021

  Lucnow, Sept 21: The state government will bring a law for population control ''at the right time'', Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday. In July, a draft bill on population control was put up on the website of the Uttar Pradesh Law...

Market selloff: Investors lose Rs 5.31 lakh cr in two days

Indian News       Sep 20, 2021

Mumbai: Investors' wealth has tumbled by Rs 5,31,261.2 crore in two days of equity market decline amid a bearish trend overseas. Sliding for the second consecutive session on Monday, the 30-share BSE benchmark Sensex plunged 524.96 points or 0.89 per cent to close at 58,490.93....

India govt won't buy Pfizer, Moderna vaccines amid local output -sources

Indian News       Sep 20, 2021

  New Delhi: India's government will not buy COVID-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, three government sources told Reuters, mainly because domestic output of more affordable and easier-to-store vaccines has jumped https://www.reuters.com/world/india/how-india-flipped-its-vaccine-fortunes-2021-09-21. That essentially means the globally popular vaccines, which their makers have pledged not to...

Road length rises 17 pc to 6.39 mln km, registered vehicles 41pc in 2015-19

Indian News       Sep 20, 2021

  New Delhi: The number of registered vehicles in India rose by 41 per cent to 296 million in 2019 from 210 million in 2015, according to the Road Transport and Highways ministry data. While total road length rose 17 per cent to 6.39 million km...

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