Graphic to show growth.

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Indian Economy To Grow At 7.9-9.6% in FY21

The Indian economy reportedly grew at the rate of around 19-20% in the first quarter of 2021 and the GDP for FY21 may grow at 7.9-9.6%. Besides, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also suggested the growth for the first quarter at 21.4% and to remain at  9.5% for the whole year. However, the real picture of the GDP growth will be shown on August 31.

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 05:04 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Economic growth, GDP, SECOND WAVE, RBI, FY21

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Job Postings

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4% Uptick Seen In Job Postings Across India In June: Report

With an ease in lockdown restrictions, India saw a 4% rise in online job postings in June, as per a report. More people were hired in Baroda, Coimbatore, Pune and Chandigarh in the month of June. Major sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical and more contributed to the uptick. Meanwhile, according to the report, financial technology expansions, rise in digital payments and expanding vaccination efforts helped with the hiring… read-more

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 - 10:45 AM / by Manashaa Ganesan

Tags: Job Postings, India, SECOND WAVE, Covid-19, Economic Recovery

Courtesy: Business Standard

798 doctors have died in the second wave of COVID-19

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India Reports 798 Doctors' Deaths In The Second Wave of COVID-19

Indian Medical Association (IMA) has confirmed the death of 798 doctors during the second wave of COVID-19 in India, as per its official report released on June 29. Delhi reported a total of 128 deaths, followed by Bihar at 115 and UP at 79. Whereas, Puducherry reported the lowest count with only one death. The devastating news has come two days before India celebrates National Doctors Day on July 1.

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 - 01:57 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Doctors death, IMA, COVID, SECOND WAVE

Indian athletes to undergo daily testing and are not allowed to practice with athletes from other countries.

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Olympics: Escalated Restriction On 11 Countries, Including India

The Tokyo Olympics organisers have increased restrictions on athletes and participants from 11 countries, including India where new variants of Covid-19 have been found. The new guidelines issued on June 18 say they are not allowed to socialize with athletes from other countries for the first three days after arriving in Tokyo. Further, Indians & others from five countries have to get them tested every day at the games.

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 - 11:46 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Tokyo Olympics, Covid-19, India, SECOND WAVE, Tokyo

Kerala records highest number of cases in the country.

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Kerala Records Over 100 Fatalities Daily; Reports 12,469 Cases On June 18

Kerala recorded 12,469 cases on June 18, 13,270 cases on June 17, 12,246 on June 16, raising up the total number of cases in India. Despite the fact that the incidence curve has peaked and is presently declining, Kerala continues to record an excess of over 100 fatalities per day. Apart from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka were also reporting more than 10,000 daily cases as of June 15.

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 - 06:38 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Covid-19, Kerala, SECOND WAVE, Covid Vaccination

The RTPCR swab test

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Always Expected Second Wave Of Pandemic, Says Mumbai's Deputy MC

As India was gasping from the second COVID-19 wave with several shortages, Mumbai, fought the pandemic successfully. Mumbai's Deputy Muncipal Commissioner, Iqbal Chahal stated that rising cases were controlled with the help of field hospitals, rigorous sanitization of slums, 800 converted ambulances and many such positive steps. "We always expected a second wave of pandemic," Chahal added. Furthermore, huge volunteer efforts helped feeding… read-more

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 12:20 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Mumbai, Covid-19, SECOND WAVE, field hospitals, pandemic

Courtesy: NDTV

AIIMS director cautions in maintaining Covid-19 safe behaviour.

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COVID-19 Is A Respiratory Virus, Comes In Multiple Waves: AIIMS Director

Considering the eased restrictions of COVID outbreak, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria cautioned that human behaviour will play an important role in the containment of Corona virus. During a press brief, he said although the cases have declined which doesn't mean that the virus has disappeared. "COVID-19 is a respiratory virus and comes in multiple waves," he added.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 10:21 AM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: AIIMS, Covid-19, Union Health Ministry, SECOND WAVE

Courtesy: Times of India

Nagaland has extended lockdown till June 30.

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Nagaland Govt Announces Extension Of Lockdown Till June 30 

The Nagaland administration prolonged the state's lockdown till June 30. The govt has asked the district COVID task teams to work out relaxations, based on the circumstance in their areas. Nagaland went under lockdown on May 14, banning all activities to save critical services and commodities transit. However, the decision to extend the lockdown was taken at a state level review meeting.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 - 06:58 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Covid-19, Nagaland, Lockdown, SECOND WAVE

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

COVID patient

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India Records Lowest Single Day Rise In Covid-19 Cases In 2 Months

India registered 1,20,529 fresh COVID-19 cases on June 5, the lowest single-day rise around two months, taking the total count to 2,86,94,879. While the daily positivity rate declined to 5.78%, weekly positively rate dropped by 6.89%. Moreover, the number of recovered patients also increased to 2,67,95,549, with a fatality rate of 1.19%. Notably, for the past three weeks, the recovery rate has surpassed the rate of infections.

Sat, 05 Jun 2021 - 04:48 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: pandemic, Coronavirus, SECOND WAVE, India

Courtesy: The Print


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BTS Says 'Our Prayers Are With India' As Country Battles COVID Crisis

South Korean K-Pop band BTS said their prayers are with India. Calling their fans as ARMY, BTS member V said, “Stay strong ARMY and let's never lose hope," as India reels with the second COVID wave. Recently, the boy band clocked maximum number of views for their chartbuster single ‘Butter’ on YouTube. Having a huge fan following in India, the K-Pop sensation is yet to tour the country.

Sun, 23 May 2021 - 08:22 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: BTS, Butter, Youtube, SECOND WAVE, COVID-19 outbreak

Courtesy: The Times of India