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India's healthcare infrastructure has many gaps, adversely impacts the lives of  marginalised people : Oxfam Study

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Jul 20, 2021

New Delhi: Nearly 66 per cent of households of people from the general category have access to improved and non-shared sanitation facilities, while the percentage for scheduled tribes households is 25.9, according to a new report by Oxfam. The India Inequality Report 2021 by Oxfam...

Regular booster vaccines are the future in battle with COVID-19 virus, top genome expert says

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Mar 15, 2021

CAMBRIDGE, England: Regular booster vaccines against the novel coronavirus will be needed because of mutations that make it more transmissible and better able to evade human immunity, the head of Britain's effort to sequence the virus's genomes told Reuters. The novel coronavirus, which has killed...

Over 3.9 million people facilitated via Vande Bharat Mission: Hardeep Puri

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life       Dec 18, 2020

  Over 3.9 million people facilitated via Vande Bharat Mission: Hardeep PuriUnion Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday informed that more than 3.9 million people were facilitated international travel ever since the Vande Bharat Mission was launched. Taking to Twitter, Puri shared data...

Gold imports dip 47 pc in Apr-Oct to USD 9.28 bn

New Delhi: Gold imports, which have a bearing on the current account deficit, declined 47.42 per cent to USD 9.28 billion during April-October due to fall in demand in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the Commerce Ministry. Imports of the...

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...

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