Indian News

India took host of measures to combat COVID-19 impact: Nirmala Sitharaman to World Bank

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Oct 17, 2020

  New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government has taken a host of initiatives, including a stimulus package totalling 10 per cent of the country''s GDP and major reforms in the labour sector, to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Participating in the...

India's COVID-19 infection tally crosses 74 lakh with 62,212 new cases

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life, Pandemic       Oct 17, 2020

  New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload went past 74 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 65 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.78 per cent, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday. The coronavirus death...

Indian gold dealers stock up, hope to usher in festive glitter

Eco/Invest/Demography, Wealth Management       Oct 16, 2020

BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Physical gold dealers in India continued to stock up this week ahead of an expected festival sales bump, while the Golden Week in top consumer China did little to revive bullion demand.Gold is considered an intrinsic part of Indian festivals such as Dussehra in...

Delhi residents worry about toxic mix of pollution, COVID-19

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Oct 16, 2020

NEW DELHI: Families in Delhi with pre-existing health conditions such as asthma are stocking up on oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeters, fearing that the city’s worsening air quality will make them more vulnerable to the coronavirus. After months of relatively clean air because of a...

Most executives in India prefer continuing with remote working: Survey

  Mumbai:  As people have settled down to remote work that became a norm following the nationwide lockdown, a global survey found that 52 per cent employees and 64 per cent C-suite executives interviewed in India prefer to continue with the new ways of doing business...

Passenger vehicle sales rise 26% in Sept; up for 2nd straight month: SIAM

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life       Oct 16, 2020

  New Delhi: Passenger vehicle wholesales in India increased by 26.45 per cent to 2,72,027 units in September as against 2,15,124 units in the same month last year, auto industry body SIAM said on Friday. According to the latest data by the Society of Indian Automobile...

Floods kill 60 in India, damage crops

MUMBAI: Floods brought by heavy rains and overflowing rivers across large swathes of western and southern India have killed at least 60 people since Wednesday and damaged rice, cotton and other crops worth billions of rupees, officials said. The worst affected state was Telangana, where...

Over the past three decades, India has gained 10 years in life expectancy: Lancet study

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life       Oct 16, 2020

  NEW DELHI: India has gained more than a decade of life expectancy since 1990, but there are wide inequalities between states, according to a new study which assessed more than 286 causes of death and 369 diseases and injuries in more than 200 countries and...

COVID-19 caseload in India rises to 73,70,468

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Oct 16, 2020

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 73,70,468 with 63,371 new infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 64 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.56 per cent, according to the Health Ministry data...