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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...

Indian Institutional investment in real estate drops 12% in FY'20 at nearly $4.5 bn: Report

Eco/Invest/Demography, Wealth Management       Aug 12, 2020

  Institutional investment in Indian real estate fell 12 per cent to USD 4.48 billion (around Rs 33,800 crore) last fiscal year on lower economic growth and uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, US-based property consultant Vestian said.   "The fiscal year 2020 saw a total institutional investment...

India's April gold imports plunge 99.9% to three-decade low: government source

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: India’s gold imports plunged 99.9% year-on-year in April to their lowest in nearly three decades as air travel was banned and jewellery shops were closed amid a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, a government source said.   The world’s second biggest...

Worldwide sales of smartphones decline for 1st time since 2008

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Jan 28, 2020

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users declined two per cent in 2019, the first time since 2008 that the global market for such phones experienced a decline, Gartner, Inc said.   But they are on track to reach 1.57 billion units in 2020, an increase...

FY20 to see 1.6 mn fewer jobs being created as Indian economy slows: SBI report

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jan 13, 2020

  The economic slowdown has adversely impacted employment generation in the country as nearly 1.6 million less jobs are projected to be created in FY20 compared to 8.97 million fresh jobs in FY19, a report said.   According to the SBI research report- Ecowrap, there is a...

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