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India see record day high of 152,879 new COVID-19 infections

India see record day high of 152,879 new COVID-19 infections

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Hitting another record daily high of 1,52,879 new coronavirus infections, India’s COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 1,33,58,805, while the active cases breached the 11-lakh mark for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on April 11. The death toll increased …

Emmanuel Macron orders COVID-19 lockdown across all of France, closes schools

Emmanuel Macron orders COVID-19 lockdown across all of France, closes schools

By Administrator_India Capital Sands President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered France into its third national lockdown and said schools would close for three weeks as he sought to push back a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals. With the death toll nearing 100,000, intensive care units in the hardest-hit regions at …

Grofers to cover COVID-19 vaccination cost for employees, families, contractual staff

Grofers to cover COVID-19 vaccination cost for employees, families, contractual staff

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Online grocery platform Grofers on Tuesday said it will cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccination for its employees, their family members as well as the company”s contractual staff. The company aims to cover vaccination cost for 25,000 people across 38 cities, it added. Grofers will cover the vaccination cost for its …

Second Covid wave unlikely to derail India’s growth: RBI Governor

Second Covid wave unlikely to derail India's growth: RBI Governor

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday expressed confidence that the second wave of Covid infections will not derail India’s economic journey. He maintained the RBI’s recent 10.5-per cent growth forecast for the coming fiscal year (2021-22, or FY22). His assurance assumes significance amid apprehensions about surging new Covid infections and …

China Feb exports post record surge from Covid-19-depressed 2020 levels

China Feb exports post record surge from Covid-19-depressed 2020 levels

By Administrator_India Capital Sands China’s February exports grew at a record pace from a year earlier when COVID-19 battered the world’s second-biggest economy, customs data showed on Sunday, while imports rose less sharply. Exports in dollar terms skyrocketed 154.9% in February compared with a year earlier, while imports gained 17.3%, the most since October 2018. …

Oxford University to test COVID-19 vaccine response among children for first time

India see record day high of 152,879 new COVID-19 infections

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The University of Oxford has launched a study to assess the safety and immune response of the COVID-19 vaccine it has developed with AstraZeneca Plc in children for the first time, it said on Saturday. The new mid-stage trial will determine whether the vaccine is effective on people between the ages …

UK PM Boris Johnson says too early to say when national lockdown will end

UK PM Boris Johnson says too early to say when national lockdown will end

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Boris Johnson: The new strain of coronavirus and the fresh set of crises brought forth by it for the United Kingdom apart, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hasn’t been viewed too positively for his handling of the pandemic, if reports are to be believed. In March he had said that he …

China GDP grows 2.3% in 2020, back to pre-Covid pandemic trajectory

China GDP grows 2.3% in 2020, back to pre-Covid pandemic trajectory

By Administrator_India Capital Sands China’s economy roared back to pre-pandemic growth rates in the fourth quarter as its industrial engines fired up to meet surging demand for exports, pushing the full-year expansion beyond estimates and propelling its global advance. Gross domestic product climbed 6.5 per cent in the final quarter from a year earlier, pushing …

Covid-19 vaccination: 81% of targeted beneficiaries get the jab in Odisha

Covid-19 vaccination: 81% of targeted beneficiaries get the jab in Odisha

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Around 81 per cent of the targeted beneficiaries on Saturday turned out at designated centres across Odisha to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as the state government rolled out the inoculation drive, an official said. The exercise began at about 11 am, immediately after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the programme in …

India’s GDP may contract 7.7% in FY21: First advance estimates

India's FDI inflows up 37% in October-December to $26.16 billion

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The pandemic will pull down India’s gross domestic product by 7.7 per cent in 2020-21, the first advance estimate of GDP released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Thursday showed. This will be the biggest annual contraction in records going back to 1952, according to Bloomberg. The estimate by the NSO was …