Eco/Invest/Demography

Decommissioning coal power plants older than 25 yrs can save Rs 37K cr: Study

Indian News       Jul 26, 2021

New Delhi: Decommissioning coal power plants older than 25 years on priority could result in total savings of Rs 37,750 crore, a study by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) said. Besides, an another study by CEEW suggested that power distribution utilities or discoms...

Checking Delta-Unvaccinated most at risk

Articles       Jul 26, 2021

  Julie Steenhuysen Alistair Smout Ari Rabinovitch The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 the world has encountered, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even as nations loosen restrictions and open their economies, according...

Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts

Indian News       Jul 26, 2021

  NEW DELHI:  As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son Saurav at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for more than two months. In May, as India’s new COVID-19 cases broke global records to reach 400,000 a...

No pathway to reach the Paris Agreement’s 1.5˚C goal without the G20: UN chief

International News       Jul 26, 2021

  UN: "There is no pathway to this goal without the leadership of the G20. This signal is desperately needed by the billions of people already on the frontlines of the climate crisis and by markets, investors and industry who require certainty that a net-zero climate-resilient...

Asia stocks hit 7-mth low as China skids, funds favour Wall St

International News       Jul 26, 2021

Asian shares skidded to seven-month lows on Monday as regulation concerns upended Chinese equities and strong U.S. corporate earnings sucked funds out of emerging markets into Wall Street. Chinese blue chips shed 2.4% to their lowest in 10 weeks as the education and property sectors...

COVID-19: India adds 39,361 fresh cases,416 fatalities

Indian News       Jul 26, 2021

  New Delhi: With 39,361 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,14,11,262, while the daily positivity was recorded above three percent after 35 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The...

Pandemic Travel Rules

Articles       Jul 26, 2021

  Anjani Trivedi As countries around the world attempt to reopen their borders, officials have come up with an ever-changing list of labyrinthine polices to allow travel. A range of entry restrictions have been deployed, from home quarantines for vaccinated adults to spending up to three...

Amazon may soon allow payments via Bitcoin, other digital currencies

International News       Jul 26, 2021

  Amazon may allow users to pay in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin soon as the e-commerce giant is hiring a digital currency and blockchain product lead for its payments team. According to a latest job listing, Amazon's Payments Acceptance & Experience team is "seeking an experienced product...

Fauci Says US Headed in 'Wrong Direction' on Coronavirus

International News       Jul 26, 2021

  WILMINGTON, Del: The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as “very...

India urges G20 countries to fulfill emission targets

Indian News       Jul 26, 2021

India has urged the group of 20 nations with per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions above the world average to take immediate steps to reduce their emissions so that the world stays on the right track to leave a better planet for future generations. Union...

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