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Send back customers without masks: monitoring officer

Industries and business houses that violate COVID-19 norms will have to face serious action including closure, Anu George, Monitoring Officer for Tenkasi district, has said. Addressing a review meeting here on Monday, Ms. Anu said commercial establishments should entertain customers wearing masks and send out others. They should display an announcement in this connecion and […]

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India to see ‘K-shaped’ recovery as demand hit, says ex-RBI head Duvvuri Subbarao

The Indian economy’s recovery is likely to be shaped like a K rather than a V, as rising inequality is poised to hit consumption and growth prospects, the country’s former central bank governor said. “An important consequence of the pandemic has been the sharpening of inequalities,” Duvvuri Subbarao said in an April 9 interview. “Growing […]

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News LIVE Updates: Retail inflation rises to 5.52 per cent in March, CPI based retail inflation stood at 5.03 per cent in Feb – The Economic Times

Retail inflation rose to 5.52 per cent in March, mainly on account of higher food prices, government data showed on Monday. CPI based retail inflation stood at 5.03 per cent in February. The rate of price rise in the food basket accelerated to 4.94 per cent in March, as against 3.87 per cent in the […]

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Coronavirus Live News Updates: Vaccination to resume in 62 private hospitals in Mumbai today – The Economic Times

Amid a second Covid wave, many vaccination centers across the country are being reopened under “tika utsav” which saw administration of more than 27 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses on Sunday.Amid a second Covid wave, many vaccination centers across the country are being reopened under “tika utsav” which saw administration of more than 27 lakh COVID-19 […]

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Chittoor continues to be a COVID hotspot

It reports four deaths and 719 infections in 24 hours; daily positivity rate reaches a high of 11.02% The State registered nine COVID-19 deaths and 3,495 infections in the 24 hours ending Sunday morning. The infection tally was the highest in a single day since October 23 last. At 11.02%, the positivity rate of the […]

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China considers mixing vaccine to boost efficacy

China is considering the mixing of different COVID-19 vaccines to improve the relatively low efficacy of its existing options, a top health expert has told a conference. Authorities have to “consider ways to solve the issue that efficacy rates of existing vaccines are not high”, Chinese media outlet The Paper reported, citing Gao Fu, the […]

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Nobel laureate trashes theory of limited government intervention to uplift poor

Renowned economist and Nobel laureate Abjijit Vinayak Banerjee has trashed the ideology that calls for lesser or limited government interventions towards uplifting the poor arguing that such freebies make the poor lazy, saying there is no evidence whatsoever proving so. He said his own research on the subject across diverse economies in Asia, Africa and […]