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  • Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? Sep 23, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

    Weekly infection rates among U.S. children earlier this month topped 250,000, surpassing the wintertime peak, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association. Since the pandemic began, more than 5 million children in the U.S. have tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Fed signals early taper, but there is no immediate impact Sep 23, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    Fed signals early taper, but there is no immediate impact

    The Fed continues to delink interest rate lift-off from tapering. Though the dot-plot of the September meeting hints towards one rate hike of 25 bps in 2022, Powell said “lift-off in policy rates” is not on its radar, as of now

  • COVID-19 | Behind barricades, Vietnam battles 'enemy' virus Sep 22, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Behind barricades, Vietnam battles 'enemy' virus

    A coastal city with half a million people, Vung Tau was untouched by COVID-19 for most of the pandemic. Life was lived much as normal until the first case was registered in late July and the delta variant started to spread in the southern region.

  • No Delta plus variant of COVID-19 found in 376 samples tested in Mumbai: BMC Sep 17, 2021 07:43 AM IST

    No Delta plus variant of COVID-19 found in 376 samples tested in Mumbai: BMC

    Additional municipal commissioner (western suburbs) Suresh Kakani said the samples were examined at a genome sequencing facility inaugurated in the city last month.

  • Vaccines effective against Delta variant of coronavirus: US study Sep 13, 2021 12:18 PM IST

    Vaccines effective against Delta variant of coronavirus: US study

    The research that used national data also indicates that Moderna's vaccine is significantly more effective against Delta variant than Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson preventives.

  • COVID-19 | Companies forcing employees to return to office are short-sighted: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Sep 10, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Companies forcing employees to return to office are short-sighted: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

    Satya Nadella's statement came a day after Microsoft told its United States employees that it has delayed their return to offices indefinitely.

  • China’s changing role in the world economy Sep 02, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    China’s changing role in the world economy

    There are signs that China’s recovery is losing momentum

  • C.1.2 COVID-19 variant | A look at what we know so far about the newly discovered mutation Sep 01, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    C.1.2 COVID-19 variant | A look at what we know so far about the newly discovered mutation

    As the Delta strain continues to spread, researchers have identified another new strain – the C.1.2 COVID-19 variant – primarily in South Africa along with seven other countries in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Here’s what we know so far about this newly discovered mutation.

  • Australia's Melbourne extends sixth coronavirus lockdown Aug 29, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    Australia's Melbourne extends sixth coronavirus lockdown

    Almost seven million people in Melbourne and surrounding Victoria state were scheduled to exit a four-week lockdown on Thursday, but state premier Dan Andrews said it would no longer be possible with case numbers rising by 92 overnight.

  • COVID-19 | Delta variant doubles hospital risk as compared to alpha: Study Aug 28, 2021 09:56 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Delta variant doubles hospital risk as compared to alpha: Study

    Researchers analysed healthcare data from 43,338 COVID-19 cases in England from March 29 to May 23 of this year, including vaccination status, emergency care, hospital admission and other patient information.

  • Has Delta variant killed the herd immunity dream? Aug 27, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    Has Delta variant killed the herd immunity dream?

    Herd immunity is achieved when a certain threshold of the global population has either been inoculated against a pathogen or has recovered from infection.

  • Premature to conclude that India has been spared a Third Wave: Epidemiologist Prabhat Jha Aug 26, 2021 09:51 AM IST

    Premature to conclude that India has been spared a Third Wave: Epidemiologist Prabhat Jha

    It is important to track deaths and hospitalizations, despite being lag indicators.

  • US dollar on back foot as Delta worries ease before Jackson Hole Aug 26, 2021 07:49 AM IST

    US dollar on back foot as Delta worries ease before Jackson Hole

    The dollar index, which measures the currency against six rivals, edged up 0.05% to 92.867 after dropping to 92.801 overnight for the first time since Aug. 17.

  • Gold holds above $1,800 as early taper worries ease Aug 24, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Gold holds above $1,800 as early taper worries ease

    Spot gold eased 0.2% to $1,801.65 per ounce by 0321 GMT, having jumped about 1.4% in the previous session.

  • Apple delays return to office until January 2022 amid Covid surge Aug 20, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    Apple delays return to office until January 2022 amid Covid surge

    In June, Apple CEO Tim Cook had said that employees would need to return to offices three days a week starting in early September. That date was then moved to at least October.

  • Continuing COVID-19 outbreaks across India attributable to Delta variant: INSACOG Aug 20, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    Continuing COVID-19 outbreaks across India attributable to Delta variant: INSACOG

    Of the 30,230 samples of Variants of Concern and Variants of Interest sequenced by the INSACOG, 20,324 were of Delta.

  • Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines less effective against Delta variant: Oxford-led study Aug 19, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines less effective against Delta variant: Oxford-led study

    The researchers, however, noted that with Delta, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and Oxford-AstraZeneca preventive, known as Covishield in India, still offer good protection against new infections.

  • Delta variant prevalence similar in vaccinated and unvaccinated groups: ICMR study Aug 19, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Delta variant prevalence similar in vaccinated and unvaccinated groups: ICMR study

    The study, however, noted that the proportion of patients progressing to severe illness and mortality was lower in the vaccinated groups.

  • Chart of the Day | Global fund managers’ allocation to EMs drops on China scare Aug 18, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    Chart of the Day | Global fund managers’ allocation to EMs drops on China scare

    The question is: With growth expectations rolling over, will equities follow?

  • Can world trade duck China port punch? Aug 16, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    Can world trade duck China port punch?

    India and other nations have a lot to worry as Ningbo port disruption can muddy their export prospects 

  • Delta variant of COVID-19 spreading fast in Sri Lanka Aug 13, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    Delta variant of COVID-19 spreading fast in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is fighting the third wave of coronavirus. The first five cases of the Delta variant detected came from Colombo on June 17.

  • COVID-19 | Facebook delays return to campus as Delta variant rages Aug 13, 2021 11:56 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Facebook delays return to campus as Delta variant rages

    The leading social network set a new target of having employees back on its campuses in January, but promised to provide ample notice before they are required to show up.

  • Fully vaccinated 63-year-old becomes first casualty of Delta Plus variant in Mumbai Aug 13, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    Fully vaccinated 63-year-old becomes first casualty of Delta Plus variant in Mumbai

    Delta Plus is a mutation of the highly virulent Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2 (B.1.617.2).

  • Gold ticks higher on Delta worries, eyes weekly fall again Aug 13, 2021 10:39 AM IST

    Gold ticks higher on Delta worries, eyes weekly fall again

    Spot gold rose 0.2% to $1,755.30 per ounce by 0339 GMT. It is down 0.4% so far for the week.

  • COVID-19 | Moderna 76% effective against Delta variant, Pfizer 42%: Study Aug 12, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Moderna 76% effective against Delta variant, Pfizer 42%: Study

    From January to June, the vaccines as claimed remained effective around 90 per cent, but began dipping in June and largely dropped in July as the variant took hold in the US.

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