With 4,339 new cases, Pakistan’s Covid tally reaches 217,809; death toll at 4,473

[ad_1] Pakistan’s Covid-19 tally reached 2,17,809 on Thursday after the country recorded fresh 4,339 cases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. With 78 new deaths due to coronavirus, Pakistan’s death toll stands at 4,473. A total of 1,04,694 patients that amount to nearly half of the total cases in the country recovered […]

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UK Economy Contracts 2.2% In Worst Quarterly Slump Since 1979

[ad_1] UK economy shrank 2.2 per cent in January-March quarter Britain’s economy has suffered its biggest quarterly contraction for more than 40 years as the coronavirus pandemic slashed activity, revised official data showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 2.2 per cent in the first quarter, or January-March period, compared with the prior three months, […]

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France returns to polls for municipal elections; Prez Macron faces drubbing

[ad_1] France emerges from months of coronavirus lockdown to vote on Sunday in a delayed second round of municipal elections, with opinion polls suggesting a dire outcome for President Emmanuel Macron, whose party could fail to win in any big city. A year ago Macron had hoped the local elections would help anchor his young […]

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Asian Business Sentiment Plunges To Record Low On Virus Effect: Survey

[ad_1] More than half of the companies surveyed expected staffing levels and business volumes to decline Business sentiment of Asian companies sank to an 11-year low in the second quarter, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey found, with some two-thirds of the firms polled flagging a worsening COVID-19 pandemic as the biggest risk over the next six […]

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Need To Make Coronavirus Crisis “Turning Point”: PM Modi

[ad_1] PM Modi made many references to Bengal as he addressed the industry leaders of the state. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the coronavirus crisis must become a turning point for the country and reinforce the mission for Atma Nirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). Addressing business leaders of Bengal, PM Modi also said […]

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Centre Allows Filing Of SMS-Based Nil GST Return, To Benefit 22 Lakh Taxpayers

[ad_1] The status of the returns filed using the facility can be tracked through the GST portal The government allowed the filing of nil monthly returns of goods and services tax (GST) through an SMS-based facility, in a bid to facilitate the taxpayers. Businesses with a nil GST liability in a month will be able […]

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Google Shows ‘Lockdown 4.0’ Saw Massive Search Interest in May

[ad_1] Lockdown 4.0 was the top trending search term overall in India during May, Google revealed while detailing search trends on the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The search giant also saw over 1,800 percent growth in interest for query “coronavirus lockdown zones Delhi” over the month. The country imposed the national lockdown on March […]

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Asian Companies At Higher Risk Of Default In Quarters Ahead: Report

[ad_1] Energy, real estate and utilities firms topped default risk charts, according to Reuters Asian companies are at a higher risk of default in the coming quarters than last year, an analysis of their credit ratios by news agency Reuters showed, as the coronavirus pandemic has squeezed revenue and made it harder to refinance debt. […]

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Lockdown may have averted over 3 mn Covid-19 related deaths in Europe: Study

[ad_1] Wide-scale lockdowns including shop and school closures have reduced Covid-19 transmission rates in Europe enough to control its spread and may have averted more than three million deaths, researchers said on Monday. In a modelling study of lockdown impact in 11 nations, Imperial College London scientists said the draconian steps, imposed mostly in March, […]

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