More than half of India's workforce engages in farming, while agriculture contributes some 16% to the country's GDP. India is one of the world's largest producers of crops like rice, wheat, sugarcane, cotton, vegetables and milk. Now there are concerns that stopping farm activity will not only end up hurting farmers and labourers but also affect food security. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus lockdown cause food shortages in India?
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"However, if there is an outbreak that's a huge pressure on the health system like in any other country. So, irrespective of how much you've prepared, it usually is insufficient. That's why we're already talking to them about procuring ventilators, and also other types of equipment." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why has Turkmenistan reported no cases?
In a report recently submitted to the National Assembly Committee on Social Affairs, the association outlines their prediction that between 60% and 80% of its firms will move to temporarily suspend operations by the middle of April, therefore affecting 800,000 workers. This massive number of layoffs could increase to 1.2 million by the end of April if all businesses cease operations. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 7
They were followed by MWG of electronics store chain Mobile World, which rose 6.7 percent. This session also saw 5.4 million shares of MWG change hands, the highest trading volume since the company listed 6 years ago. The company had just published its first quarter report saying post-tax profits rose 16 percent year-on-year. … [Read more...] about VN-Index posts fifth consecutive gaining session