Tag: lockdowns

Why most economists continue to back lockdowns

With the prospect of a lengthier lockdown looming over Sydney, the idea of “living with the virus” has resurfaced. NSW’s health minister, Brad Hazzard, raised...

GST collections drop to Rs 92,849 crore in June, break 8-month streak of crossing Rs 1 lakh crore

Goods and services tax collections for June grossed Rs 92,849 crore, dropping below Rs 1 lakh crore mark for the first time this year. Collections...

Intel: Intel CEO says chip shortage to hit bottom in second half

Intel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger predicted the shortage of semiconductors that’s hurting industries from automotive to consumer electronics will bottom out in the...

India’s economy likely contracted 12% in Q1: Report

Lockdowns imposed by the states in April and May to contain the second wave of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has likely led to the economy...

Trade: How has the second wave of Covid hit trade?

When the second wave of Covid hit, the country braced for economic disaster, anticipating worse than what happened last year. So far, that hasn’t happened,...

2021 lockdowns not as effective as last year’s in cleaning Delhi-NCR air, says CSE

Lockdowns have improved the air quality in Delhi-NCR this year as well but not as effectively as last year due to the 2021 curbs being...

indian economy: Local lockdowns temper India’s economic activity in April

India’s economic activity showed signs of beginning to cool off in April as several states resorted to lockdowns to control a deadly second wave of...

electricity demand: No respite for power companies as demand turns negative

Power demand shrank last week compared with the same period of last year when India was under a nationwide lockdown. Lockdowns and other restrictions in...

Aligarh’s lock industry hit hard by lockdowns, seeks urgent help

The Aligarh lock industry which employs nearly 1.5 lakh skilled and unskilled workers has demanded prompt steps from the Yogi Adityanath government for its “revival”...

Five financial aspects that you must put in order in these uncertain times

NEW DELHI : Managing money can be a daunting task. A financial plan can help you to be on track and to lay down a...

States told to speed up clearances for telecom field staff

Telecom secretary Anshu Prakash has urged all states and union territories (UTs) to speed up clearances to field staff of telecom operators, tower operators and...

Demand for work surges 89% under MGNREGA in April

Demand for work by households under the rural employment guarantee scheme increased by 89% to 2.54 crore households in April so far, against 1.34 crore...

E-comm players facing tough tasks of keeping workforce safe as well as timely delivery of goods

E-commerce companies will have to steer through the twin challenges of delivering in time the expanding number of orders from customers and keeping their workforce...

India’s business activity falls to levels last seen in December

Business activity in India dipped further in the second week of April as states imposed stricter restrictions amid an intensifying second wave of Covid-19, according...

Britain rejoices and asks: Are lockdowns finally finished?

In China it was fengcheng. In Spain it was el confinamiento. In France it was le confinement. In Britain it was known as lockdown, plain...

budget 2021: View: India must spend, but cannot ignore taper tantrum

By Andy Mukherjee India’s federal budget Monday will be a much tougher balancing act than New Delhi’s regular annual fiscal trapeze. For one thing, the...

Lesson not learned: Europe unprepared as second virus wave hits

ROME: Europe‘s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting...

masks: Wearing masks can halt spread of virus even without lockdown: Study

MUMBAI: Masks have emerged as the most important non-pharmaceutical intervention in containing the spread of Covid-19, along with physical distancing and hand washing. Even 75%...

‘Digital payments saw monumental revolution in the wake of covid-19’

How much of a change do you think covid-19 has brought about in how people transact? There’s no denying that covid-19 has changed the way...

Global coronavirus cases surpass 6 million, death toll tops 370,000

BRASÍLIA: The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday as Brazil registered another record surge in daily infections and divisions deepened on how...

Hunger or disease? Emerging nations face an awful choice as it’s nearly impossible to socially distance and get food

Ruchir Sharma Though many rich economies have ground to a halt under strict lockdowns to contain the coronavirus, many low- and middle-income countries have decided...

It growth: Coronavirus attack to slow down IT growth

Bengaluru | Mumbai: India’s giant IT services companies will see a significant slowdown in growth during this financial year as they grapple with the upheaval...