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Monthly economic review: India witnesses positive year-on-year growth in last 2 consecutive quarters – The Economic Times Video [Video]

Finance Ministry releases monthly economic review; says India is one of the economies that witnessed positive year-on-year growth in last 2 consecutive quarters.

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‘Indian consumer confidence hits record low in May 2021 amid COVID second wave’: RBI survey – The Economic Times Video [Video]

Consumer confidence has dipped to a new low as the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on lives and businesses across the country, a new survey by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shows. The current perception compared with one-year ago fell to a record 48.5 in May from 53.1 in March, shows the survey where 100 is the level that divides pessimism from optimism.

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Kamal Nath: ‘Bharat mahan nahi, badnam hai’: Kamal Nath stirs fresh controversy over India’s COVID management – The Economic Times Video [Video]

A fresh controversy has erupted after former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath allegedly remarked that “India is not a mahan (great) country, but a badnam (ill-reputed) country’ over the Central government’s COVID-19 pandemic. Congress leader He claimed that all the foreign countries have stopped flights from India and the Indians living abroad are facing discrimination due to the coronavirus situation in the country.

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COVID aid: Denmark sends 92 Oxygen concentrators to India – The Economic Times Video [Video]

Amid the ongoing COVID crisis in the country, there is an acute shortage of medical equipment like ventilators and life-saving drugs and medical oxygen. Several countries have now come to provide assistance to India in its fight against COVID by supplying these materials. After the UK, Denmark has now sent 92 Oxygen concentrators to India.

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India logs 3.62 lakh new cases, 4120 fatalities in last 24 hrs [Video]

India reported 3,62,727 new COVID infections in last 24 hours. 3,52,181 discharges were also reported in the same time. With 37,10,525 active cases, COVID caseload of the country stood at 2,37,03,665. 4,120 new deaths in last 24 hours took the toll to 2,58,317.

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covid second wave: Expert view: What’s behind the second Covid surge? Why more children testing positive in the second wave? – The Economic Times Video [Video]

India’s daily new cases are showing a rising trend.A total of 2,59,170 new cases were registered in a span of 24 hours on Tuesday. What’s behind the sudden surge, and why are more children testing positive in the second wave? Here is an expert take. Watch

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COVID second wave: AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria lists two main reasons for huge surge in cases – The Economic Times Video [Video]

As the number of COVID cases are keep increasing in the country, Delhi AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on April 17 said that as soon as vaccination started, people stopped taking COVID precautions and virus mutated and it spread more rapidly. Dr Guleria further said that lot of religious activities happening in India and the same time elections are also going on, balance need to be maintained.