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India economy moving towards normalcy

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India economy moving towards normalcy

Easing of restrictions and improved mobility, with the vaccination drive picking up momentum, has led to a gradual healing of the economy with the manufacturing and services sectors showing signs of a recovery and employment on the uptick.

Here’s why methanol could be a cheaper fuel for India

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Here’s why methanol could be a cheaper fuel for India

Methanol could be the cheapest fuel compared to ethanol and petrol, according to a NITI Aayog working paper.

In charts: The turbulent crypto world

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In charts: The turbulent crypto world

The year 2021 has been remarkable for the cryptocurrency world, marking several highs and lows with volatility continuing in September as well. Here’s a look at the journey so far in charts

Here’s why the Mundra drug seizure is a cause of concern

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Here’s why the Mundra drug seizure is a cause of concern

Use of sea routes for drug trafficking is worrying as huge quantities can be smuggled in compared to land or air routes, making detection difficult and challenging for agencies, experts say.

Indian companies shine as TCS ranked 20th, RIL 9th in global FutureBrand Index 2021

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Indian companies shine as TCS ranked 20th, RIL 9th in global FutureBrand Index 2021

B2B entities have massively improved their rank this year, with tech and pharma brands becoming household names as the pandemic disproportionately affected consumer-facing brands, the report says.

As the US completes withdrawal, here’s a look at its footprint in Afghanistan

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As the US completes withdrawal, here’s a look at its footprint in Afghanistan

The swift and surprise takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban following the return of US forces after 20 years in the country has left a huge stash of arms in the hands of rogue elements, and experts say the developments are a shot in the arm for global terror networks.

Indian SaaS startups have raised $4.3 billion since 2020

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Indian SaaS startups have raised $4.3 billion since 2020

Annual revenues generated by SaaS companies stand around $2-3 billion with nearly 40,000 people employed.

Amul, Britannia only Indian firms on top 100 most valuable food brands list

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Amul, Britannia only Indian firms on top 100 most valuable food brands list

Nestle and Coca-Cola stay atop as the most valuable food and soft drink brands, respectively, according to the Brand Finance report.

Civilian casualties shot up in Afghanistan before Taliban’s takeover

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Civilian casualties shot up in Afghanistan before Taliban’s takeover

Anti-government elements were responsible for 64 percent of the civilian casualties reported in the first half of 2021, with Taliban accounting for 39 percent, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

It’s International Beer Day. What do Indians like to say cheers to?

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It’s International Beer Day. What do Indians like to say cheers to?

Beer is the second most consumed alcoholic beverage in the world after spirits.

Avantha Group’s Gautam Thapar arrested, here’s what data on bank frauds reveal

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Avantha Group’s Gautam Thapar arrested, here’s what data on bank frauds reveal

Share of private sector banks in total frauds registered has increased while that of public sector banks has decreased over a year, RBI data show.

Mapped: Foreign satellites launched by ISRO

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Mapped: Foreign satellites launched by ISRO

India has launched 342 foreign satellites into space from 34 countries through its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle till date. Here is the lowdown.

1991 Reforms | The journey of the Indian stock markets — from Infosys to Zomato

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1991 Reforms | The journey of the Indian stock markets — from Infosys to Zomato

As the country celebrates three decades of economic liberalisation, a look at the ups and downs that the Indian stock markets traversed.

Eyes in the sky: Exploring India’s evolving drone ecosystem

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Eyes in the sky: Exploring India’s evolving drone ecosystem

India is among the largest importers of military drones in the world, according to SIPRI. The commercial and social uses of these UAVs in the country are no less important.

In charts: India’s 50+ unicorn league

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In charts: India’s 50+ unicorn league

India is now an emerging unicorn hotspot with 16 startups entering the league this year.

In charts | India's covid-19 vaccination picks up pace to record high

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In charts | India's covid-19 vaccination picks up pace to record high

Amid the receding second wave, a record 8.6 million vaccine doses administered in a single day on June 21, with over 288 million doses inoculated till date. Check out state wise details here:

In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

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In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

India reported 42,640 COVID-19 new cases, according to the June 22 update. Active infections down to 6.62 lakh mark; Record 86 lakh vaccine doses administered in a single day, with over 28.87 crore doses administered till date.

In charts | A close look at the top 100 global companies by market capitalisation

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In charts | A close look at the top 100 global companies by market capitalisation

The market capitalisation of the top 100 global companies increased by 48 percent in March 2021, registering in a record market capitalisation of $31.7 trillion. Two Indian companies feature in the list, check out:

Here's how India's GDP growth compares with the rest of the world

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Here's how India's GDP growth compares with the rest of the world

India’s GDP contraction is better compared to that forecasted amid the pandemic and its devastating impact. Check out how India performs among its fellow economies.

In charts | India's daily COVID-19 case count lowest in 44 days, check out state-wise trends, vaccination data and other details

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In charts | India's daily COVID-19 case count lowest in 44 days, check out state-wise trends, vaccination data and other details

India reported 1.86 lakh COVID-19 new cases, while active infections fell by 76,755 cases to 23.43 lakh. More than 20.57 crore vaccine doses have been administered till date.

In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

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In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

India reported 1.96 lakh COVID-19 new cases, according to the May 25 update. Active infections decreased by 1,33,934 cases to 25.86 lakh mark; over 19.85 crore vaccine doses administered till date.

Last decade witnessed 33 cyclones, among highest over the last fifty years

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Last decade witnessed 33 cyclones, among highest over the last fifty years

Amid the second wave of deadly pandemic, India braces for another violent cyclone along the eastern front in less than 10 days. Over 5 decades to 2020, the North Indian Ocean region has reported formation of 134 cyclonic storms.

Lockdown stringency in India rises, among strictest in the world now

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Lockdown stringency in India rises, among strictest in the world now

Including partial lockdowns, nearly 80 percent of the economy is now subject to substantially tighter COVID restrictions, said an Oxford Economics report.

In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

INDIA

In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

India reported 2.63 lakh COVID-19 new cases, according to the May 18 update. Active infections decreased by 1,63,232 cases to 33.53 lakh mark; over 18.44 crore vaccinations administered till date.

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