Eco/Invest/Demography

How the pandemic may change ‘work-life balance’ forever

Facts       Aug 04, 2020

  When it comes to helping employees balance work hours with relaxation, Acuity Insurance Chief Executive Officer Ben Salzmann has a unique tool at his disposal: a 65-foot Ferris wheel. Before the pandemic struck, Salzmann would regularly fire up the amusement-park staple inside the company’s Sheboygan,...

COVID-19 tally rises to 18,55,745, recoveries cross 12-lakh mark in India

Indian News       Aug 04, 2020

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally increased to 18,55,745 with 52,050 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, while the recoveries crossed the 12-lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,938 with...

COVID-19 spread reported in new areas but 82% of total cases from 10 states/UTs: Health ministry

Indian News       Aug 04, 2020

New Delhi: The coronavirus infection has spread to new areas in the country, but 82 per cent of the total cases are still limited to 10 states and Union Territories, the health ministry said on Tuesday. Addressing a press briefing, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan...

COVID-19 long-term toll signals billions in healthcare costs ahead

Facts       Aug 03, 2020

  NEW YORK: Late in March, Laura Gross, 72, was recovering from gall bladder surgery in her Fort Lee, New Jersey, home when she became sick again.Her throat, head and eyes hurt, her muscles and joints ached and she felt like she was in a fog....

Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but faster

Facts       Aug 03, 2020

Washington:  Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but fasterSpace tourism company Virgin Galactic on Monday announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls-Royce to build a supersonic commercial airplane that flies at three times the speed of sound. The aircraft would travel at Mach 3...

Search for work from home jobs up 442% in India during Feb-July:Report

Facts       Aug 03, 2020

Job searches for remote work or work from home in the country have increased by over 442 per cent between February and July, the highest globally, according to a report. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many jobs have rapidly become work-from-home jobs at least temporarily and...

Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19

International News       Aug 03, 2020

  GENEVA: The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy.More than 18.14 million...

India's factory activity contracted at a sharper pace in July

Indian News       Aug 03, 2020

  Mumbai: India’s factory slump deepened in July as renewed lockdown measures to contain surging coronavirus cases weighed on demand and output, raising the chances of a sharper economic contraction, a private business survey showed on Monday.Asia’s third-largest economy, which has the third-highest coronavirus caseload globally,...

Difficult to predict if India will witness second wave of Covid-19:ICMR DG

Indian News       Aug 03, 2020

  New Delhi: ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava said has said that it is difficult to predict whether or not India will see a second wave of Covid-19 infections and there will be smaller peaks at different times due to varied geography of the country. In...

International Financial Services Centres Authority forms panel to develop global retail business in IFSCs

Indian News       Aug 03, 2020

  GIFT City, Gandhinagar: The newly constituted International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA).an unified regulator for International Financial Services Centres, on Monday,has constituted a committee headed by Pradip Shah, chairman,Indasia Fund Advisors,to develop global retail business in Indian IFSCs. . The committee of experts will  suggest...