Coronavirus live: UK not seeing ‘unsustainable pressure’ on health service; India administers billionth jab

It’s a serious situation we’re in. Rising infection rates, rising hospitalisation rates, and suddenly rising death rates. And what we want to see and have pressed the government to do is to demonstrate their plan for dealing with this ahead of the winter situation. The NHS is under pressure. So, things that could have been … Read more

India is exporting strictly non-GM rice: Government

The government on Wednesday clarified that India does not export genetically modified (GM) rice as there is no commercial variety of such crop in the country and its cultivation is also banned here. The clarification from the commerce ministry came following a news report regarding food recall linked to alleged GM rice from India. “It … Read more

Covid-19 Vaccine coverage: As India closes in on 100 crore shots, here’s the journey so far and road ahead

India is reaching the 100 crore milestone in a record 275 days time. India is racing towards its 100 crores Covid-19 vaccination mark and even with the current figures, no country other than China has achieved this landmark. Also since no other country has a population as India and China, the billion-doses club will consist … Read more

From clean energy to health, Morgan Stanley picks India stocks set to see strong growth

A man counts Indian rupee banknotes for a photograph near the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India. Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg | Getty Images After outpacing other emerging markets, India’s stocks are poised to see strong earnings growth in years to come, Morgan Stanley said. Source link

Global bank picks Asia stock ‘winners’ to play the energy crisis

BNP Paribas identifies 19 stocks from China to India that are "direct gainers" of rising energy prices and a fuel shortage. Source link

Amazon India reportedly copied sellers’ products and rigged search results

Photographer: Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg via Getty Images Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon‘s India division engaged in a systematic campaign of copying items sold by third-party sellers and then manipulated search results to favor its own products, according to a Reuters report Wednesday that cites internal documents. In a 2016 document, titled “India Private Brands … Read more

International Monetary Fund retains India’s 9.5% growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has kept India’s growth forecast for 2021-22 unchanged at 9.5%, but lowered the global growth projection marginally to 5.9% from 6% earlier citing supply disruptions in advanced economies and worsening pandemic dynamics in low-income developing countries. The multilateral organisation in its latest World Economic Outlook report released on Tuesday has … Read more

Broken health system most prominent challenge in telehealth adoption in India: Ramya Subramanian – ET HealthWorld

In an interaction with ETHealthwold, Ramya Subramanian, Co-founder and COO at Docty, elucidates on mental health consultations are seeing an uptake in telehealth services. Q: How beneficial do you believe are the telehealth services in providing mental health support especially amid the COVID pandemic?As per a report by the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) in … Read more

India needs to avoid Moon Trap

NASA’s Artemis programme is about returning humans to the Moon, and going beyond. (Photo source: NASA) By Dr Ajey Lele,  Moon is in the news. Right now, there are two major projects under discussion, which are expected to drive the global Moon agenda for coming decades. One such project is NASA’s Artemis Accords and the … Read more

India’s trade minister Piyush Goyal to meet Chinese counterpart on Tuesday

India’s Trade Minister Piyush Goyal will have a one-on-one meeting with his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday at the G-20 summit in Italy, the government said in a statement. Goyal will also meet other trade ministers, including those from the United States, South Korea, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, and Canada, among others, the statement said on … Read more