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COVID crisis pushed 75 million Indians into poverty in 2020
World

COVID crisis pushed 75 million Indians into poverty in 2020

  • The number of Indians living below the poverty line is expected to reach 134 million, which is more than double the 59 million projected prior to the recession
  • The poverty rate in India rose to 9.7 percent in 2020, a sharp increase from the January 2020 forecast of 4.3 percent
Updated 05 May, 2021 11:01am
Sense of Déjà vu?
BR Research

Sense of Déjà vu?

As the third coronavirus wave envelopes the country, there is a sense of déjà vu all around. Pakistanis have been...
Published 01 Apr, 2021 07:40am
UK shopper numbers edge higher as end of restrictions nears
World

UK shopper numbers edge higher as end of restrictions nears

  • It said shopper numbers, or footfall, climbed 4% on UK high streets, but fell 4.4% in retail parks and 2.3% in shopping centres. Footfall across Britain remained 40.8% lower than during the same week last year, Springboard said.
  • England entered a third national lockdown on Jan. 4 to stem a surge in COVID-19 cases that threatened to overwhelm the health system.
Published 22 Mar, 2021 06:36pm
Britons ordered to stay at home as third national lockdown begins
World

Britons ordered to stay at home as third national lockdown begins

  • Highly contagious new COVID variant spreading fast.
  • Hospitals under strain, risk being overwhelmed.
  • All schools, non-essential shops, hospitality closed.
  • Measures to last at least seven weeks, likely longer.
  • Italy, Germany keep restrictions in place as infections soar.
Published 05 Jan, 2021 07:38pm