Tag: lockdown

Numbers that matter: State of an economy interrupted, in charts

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 16, 2021) The gradual fall in Covid-19 cases and subsequent aggressive vaccination drive across the country has brightened...

Rates will likely remain on hold in calendar year 2021 and even beyond that: Devendra Pant, India Ratings

Dr Devendra Pant, India Ratings & Research, talks about the latest inflation and IIP print in an interview to ET Now’s Tamanna Inamdar. Edited excerpts:...

COVID-19: Haryana extends lockdown till July 12

The Haryana government on Sunday extended the lockdown clamped in the state to curb the spread of the coronavirus by another week till July 12,...

Indian economy takes a breather in May before gaining momentum

India’s economy showed more signs of cooling in May, but the weakness is already beginning to dissipate of late as the nation exits lockdowns imposed...

New ‘Delta plus’ variant identified; unlocking begins in some states

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 14, 2021) NEW DELHI: India continues to report a sustained slide in the daily new Covid cases. The...

UK PM expected to delay COVID lockdown end by 4 weeks to July 19

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce a four-week delay to an end to all legal lockdown restrictions in the country when he...

Australia’s COVID-19 hotspot logs four new local cases

Australia’s second most populous state Victoria on Sunday reported two new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, with the low number raising hopes that a hard lockdown...

Despite lockdown, travel credit card demand grows stronger

Despite lockdown and restrictions on travel in the financial year 2020-21 or FY21, a higher number of consumers still opted for travel credit cards. Of...

View: The quiet swag of the mofussil grocer radiates capitalism shorn of its profit worship

Last year, after the lockdown, I noticed that several kirana stores had sprung up overnight in my Dehradun neighbourhood. If one is unemployed in small-town...

As Vaccinations Rise, Hospitals Ease Restrictions on Visitors

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Virginia Terrell knew she wouldn’t be allowed visitors after she checked into the...

Tamil Nadu Lockdown: Tamil Nadu announces lockdown to curb Covid-19; what will open and what won’t | India News

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced complete lockdown across the state from 4am of May 10 to 4am of May 24, an official...

Lockdown news India: Narendra Modi govt fights pressure to lock down India as coronavirus deaths rise | India News

NEW DELHI: Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on states to only consider lockdowns “as the last option.” Now everyone from his political...

Navigating the maze of cross-border remittances in covid-19 era

Residency under the Indian tax and exchange control law Residency under the India tax and exchange control regulations is predominantly determined basis the number of...

What India must do to avert the next massive Covid wave

Even as we battle the massive wave of Covid-19 infections, it is important to take steps to avert the next such wave. For unless we...

Pandemic has household savings jumping to 22.5% of GDP: Report

As people were forced to remain indoors for most of the year due to the lockdowns, there was an unlikely winner in the pandemic-ravaged year...

The second surge of Covid-19 is marked by a brooding sense of despair, frustration and fatigue

Ankit Vengurlekar jokes that his friends find him “annoyingly optimistic”. You know his friends may have a point when he mentions that he used last...

Shiv Sena questions PM’s suggestion of lockdown as last resort

The Shiv Sena on Thursday questioned the basis on which Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested states to look at lockdown as the last resort, and...

coronavirus india: How India allowed the Covid virus to overwhelm it

A lethal, fast-paced second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has brought India’s health care systems to the verge of collapse and is putting millions of...

COVID-19: More states opt for lockdown-like restrictions as active cases cross 20 lakh, record 1,761 deaths

More states went for partial-to-full lockdown, night curfew and other restrictions on Tuesday as India’s active COVID cases crossed 20 lakh with 2,59,170 new coronavirus...

MFs increased fund allocation in domestic cyclicals, IT in FY21

MUMBAI : Even as consumer demand was low due to complete lockdown in most part of financial year 2021, mutual funds in India preferred to...

Pension scheme: Enrolments in informal workers’ pension plan drop 92% to 130,000

Enrolments for the government’s voluntary retirement pension scheme for unorganised workers, Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan declined sharply to only around 130,000 in the year...

Maharashtra lockdown: Lockdown?: Maharashtra set to announce new guidelines, says minister

Amid talk of an extended lockdown in Maharashtra, state minister Aslam Shaikh has said the government will come up with fresh restrictions to curb the...

Inflation: India’s retail inflation likely rose in March but stayed within target

India’s retail inflation edged up to a four-month high in March, led by an increase in food and fuel prices, but remained within the Reserve...

Chhattisgarh: Lockdown in Raipur district from April 9 to 19

In view of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday announced a lockdown in Raipur district with effect from April 9...

Turn defensive or buy the dips? Covid leaves investors confused

MUMBAI: Monday’s panic selling in the domestic equity market and weakness seen thereafter following stricter lockdown measures in Maharashtra, India’s richest state, and in some...