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Covid-19 impact: Gold imports down 57% to $6.8 bn in first half of FY21

      Oct 18, 2020

  New Delhi: Gold imports, which have a bearing on the current account deficit (CAD), plunged 57 per cent to USD 6.8 billion (around Rs 50,658 crore) during the first half of this fiscal amid a slump in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, showed data...

Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: Report

Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported on October 9, becoming the latest employer to expand work-from-home provisions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the...

Insurers will seek to benefit from open banking through partnerships post-COVID-19:GlobalData

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life, Pandemic, Technology       Aug 21, 2020

  London: Open banking has been transforming the financial sector, allowing for platforms to deliver customized digital products and the COVID-19 pandemic is set to accelerate this. It can ultimately help consumers better manage their finances and reduce person-to-person interaction, something that insurers are also increasingly...

Google stops responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong government

Eco/Invest/Demography, Risk Management       Aug 14, 2020

  Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would no longer provide data in response to requests from Hong Kong authorities following the enactment of a new national security law imposed by China. The U.S. tech giant had not produced any data since the sweeping new...

Children carry COVID-19 virus, small study finds

  Children younger than five carried major amounts of coronavirus in their upper respiratory tract, a small study published on Thursday showed, raising new questions about whether kids can infect others. Data on children as sources of coronavirus spread are sparse, and early reports did not...

The size of 20 football fields,world's largest Covid centre opens in Delhi

  New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal inaugurated the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel Covid care centre, the "largest" of its kind in the world, at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas here on Sunday.   The centre has been set up in Chhatarpur for treating mild and asymptomatic...

June gold imports plunge 86% y-o-y to 11 tonnes due to lockdown: Report

Eco/Invest/Demography, Wealth Management       Jul 02, 2020

  India's gold imports plunged 86 per cent year-on-year in June due to record high prices and as international air travel was banned and many jewellery shops were closed amid a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, a government source said.   The world's second-biggest...

India 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019, will continue to attract investments: UN

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jun 16, 2020

India received USD 51 billion in foreign investment in 2019 and was the world's 9th largest recipient of foreign direct investments (FDI) in 2019, according to a report by the UN's trade body.   The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report...

Females in India more prone to Covid death risk than males: Study

New Delhi: While studies have shown that men are more prone to dying from Covid-19 than women globally, an analysis of case fatalities in India suggests that females may have a higher relative-risk of COVID-19 mortality in the country.   Scientists, including Abhishek Kumar from the...

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