India has reported a total tally of nearly 165,799 people being infected by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of which 71,106 people have already recovered. However, up to 4,706 people have died due to the virus as of Friday evening. Around the world, the virus has so far infected 5,808,946 and reportedly killed 360,308 people.GDP, the current economic outlookThe January to March (Q4) GDP numbers were released on Friday. The economy grew by 3.1 per cent in Q4 of FY 20 and it dragged the full year FY20 GDP growth to 4.2 per cent, which is the weakest in eight years of the current series. The economy had grown at 6.1 per cent in 2018-19 (FY19). The government has also revised the growth for the first three-quarters of FY20 to 5.2% in Q1, 4.4% in Q2 and 4.1% in Q3The Gross Value Added (GVA) for Q4 was also seen at 3 percent which is almost the same as the GDP growth in Q4 which shows that the tax collections would have been hit in the fourth quarter. For the full year, GVA was seen at … [Read more...] about India Lockdown 4.0: Q4 GDP data lowest in eight years, IT companies acquisition and government to relax norms
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To forestall this influx, governors could dedicate some CARES Act money to compensate K-12 scholarship organizations for the money they will lose because of a falling economy. Currently, 18 states provide tax credits for donations to these organizations, which help students from low-income families attend private schools. Congress could ease the burden on all states by approving emergency federal tax benefits up to a limited amount, both for those making scholarship donations and for families paying tuition out of their own pockets. … [Read more...] about Schools and states must adjust to life after COVID-19
New Delhi: The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) has found that 63 per cent of people it surveyed in northern India are gearing to travel within three months of relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown, but most of them have ruled out any international travel. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the survey was conducted online among a limited sample of 250 respondents across Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The survey has also found that post the coronavirus lockdown, hygiene standards maintained by hotels would be the single most important deciding factor for tourists while selecting the place of stay. Around 68 per cent of the respondents said hygiene standards would determine their choice of hotels. Around 59 per cent of the respondents said use of protective gear was the most important precaution they would take during travel, with Arogya Setu App being the preferred choice of around one … [Read more...] about 63 per cent willing to travel in 3 months, 70 per cent rule out overseas travel: CII survey
Wendy Kramer — cofounder of the Donor Sibling Registry, a website that connects children who were conceived using sperm donors — said most people don’t know how little the industry is regulated. “I think for so many of us when we had to use a donor in order to have a child we all thought, Oh, it’s the medical industry. These are medical professionals, so there’s going to be the same ethics and morals and responsibilities and record-keeping,” she said. “What many of us have come to realize over the years is this isn’t the medical profession. These are sperm-sellers, and that’s very different, and their ethics and responsibilities are very different.” … [Read more...] about They Thought They Had A Brother. Then They Checked Their Inbox.
Kurtz’s baseball love was cemented early. He idolized Mike Schmidt, donning a stadium-giveaway plastic helmet and imagining himself as the Hall of Fame third baseman while playing in the yard. He watched many members of the 1993 team rise through the ranks at Reading and developed an affinity for that team, even latching on to obscure members like, as he shared on a podcast, Tony Longmire. He still rues not going to the Vet during the 1993 World Series, right down to the disappointment of missing Tag Team perform the Phillies theme song, “Whoomp There It Is.” … [Read more...] about He went from Phillies fan to Korean baseball expert