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Second wave: 60% addition to bad loans from MSMEs -Sunny Verma and George Mathew

-The Indian Express MSMEs and micro enterprises have been the most impacted with nearly 60 per cent of addition to Non Performing Assets (NPAs) in April and May coming from MSMEs, nearly twice what it was earlier. Mumbai, New Delhi: THE Second wave of Covid has thwarted the recovery process underway across sectors, with the lockdowns in states and the spread of disease overwhelmingly impacting the MSME and service sectors, according to...

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Focus on COVID-19 estimated deaths -Chandrakant Lahariya

-The Hindu Mortality estimates, not officially reported deaths, have the potential to strengthen the pandemic response In India, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, around 85% of all deaths were registered and only one-fourth of the registered deaths were medically certified for the causes of death. There have been wide variations among States and within them, in rural and urban areas. Understanding the causes of death is essential for health sector planning and...

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Govt’s data apathy harming pandemic response: Experts -Tanay Sukumar and Pramit Bhattacharya Policymakers are flying blind when it comes to designing an effective response to the pandemic As the Second wave of covid-19 ebbs in India and policy focus shifts to the economic damage caused by lockdowns for the second consecutive year, economists are finding it hard to assess the extent and spread of the damage. The absence of benchmark survey data in the pre-pandemic period, the abrupt halt to most survey work during...

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Delhi HC flags violations as city unlocks, says such breach will only hasten 3rd wave

-The Indian Express The high court asked the Centre and Delhi government to take strict measures, sensitise shopkeepers and hold meetings with markets and vendors associations in this regard. Breach of Covid protocol will only hasten the third wave, the Delhi High Court warned on Friday while taking note of the violations in markets in the national capital following the easing of restrictions this week. The court asked authorities to take strict...

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UP Woman, 5 Children Went Hungry For 2 Months; No Ration, Aadhaar Cards -Alok Pandey A senior Aligarh official expressed "surprise" over the fact that the family members had neither a ration card nor Aadhar cards. Aligarh: A 45-year-old woman and her five children are in hospital in western Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh town after battling intense hunger for over two months. They were able to get medical help after a local NGO stepped in to help after it was informed of the family's condition.The family members...

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