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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The move by Britain comes after it detected more than 100 cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in India, Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Monday.
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
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.