Centre asks states, UTs to keep medical oxygen infra ready to face Covid-19 surge
The health ministry has asked states and UTs to ensure availability of liquid medical oxygen in the health facilities and uninterrupted supply chain for their refilling.
Post-Covid medical complications on the rise in India
The survey indicates that only 28% of the respondents saw their close contacts develop such severe medical conditions without having an instance of Covid-19 infection.
Job situation has overcome Covid impact in country: FinMin
Demand for work under MGNREGS was at its lowest in October 2022 in this fiscal so far, signalling a decline in unemployment rate in rural areas, says the ministry.
Dealing With The Covid Effect
B-schools take to catch-up sessions, crisis management lessons to inspire engagement.
This Banarasi saree hub makes a slow recovery after Covid
Banarasi saree manufacturers are weathering the market fluctuations caused by Covid in Varanasi. Businesses say the demand for handloom sarees is up but supply is not in sync.
Covid pushed 56 mn Indians into extreme poverty: World Bank
The Covid pandemic increased the global extreme poverty rate to an estimated 9.3% in 2020—up from 8.4% in 2019, says a World Bank study.
Loan limit for airlines under ECLGS raised to ₹1,500 cr
The Centre’s decision will give airlines collateral-free liquidity at reasonable interest rates to tide over present cash flow issues.
21% ‘ghost malls’ in top 8 cities in dilapidated state: Knight Frank
A lot of ‘ghost malls’ have sprung up in the organised retail sector in India, which comprise nearly 0.8 mn sq m in gross leasable space, shows Knight Frank's ‘Think India, Think Retail 2022’ report
India slips to 132 on UNDP’s human development index
India was ranked 130 in 2020, with index value of 0.645. Drop in 2021 attributed to Covid, geo-political crisis, climate change, which affected 90% countries, taking them backwards in ranking
Delayered Coca-Cola Company embraces agility
The Coca-Cola Company in the past year has significantly delayered its business, resulting in faster decision-making, says Sanket Ray.