CK Mishra, chairman of the empowered group on hospital availability, disease surveillance, testing and critical care, said Indias Covid-19 count will plateau with peoples effort to cut down transmission.
We anticipate a change in buying behaviour as consumers will be extra cautious and, will shift to online purchase from either e-commerce platforms or short visits to the offline retailers post online research to pick up the product of choice, says Manish Sharma.
The government needs to fix the banks and create a functional bond market. This alone can raise the rate of investment. Gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP was down to 26% in Q4 of 2019-20, and 26.9% for the year as a whole. Without raising it by six percentage points of GDP, India cannot shed its low growth trap.
While the monetary policy measures announced today are certainly necessary, they can hardly be deemed to be sufficient, in the face of severely weakened demand conditions economy-wide, following two entire months of severe economic lockdown.
Testing without symptoms or history of being exposed is wasteful, so there is the controversial idea of immunity passports where you test to safeguard the travel industry. But if you have a good diagnostic test that gives you assurance that you had been exposed and you are negative, says FIND Chief Access Officer Sergio Carmona.
While the vaccine discovery is still a long way off, we have started moving on several preventive measures and healthcare interventions. There are 25 projects to study the pathology of virus, 800 startups are mapped for Covid-specific products, says Department of Science & Technology Secretary Ashutosh Sharma.
In Facebook, we have found a partner who is a leading technology company globally, who can help us with a lot of things that we're doing, who can advise us, we can collaborate on areas. Also, you know, Facebook, understands this business, understands the space, so they understand the Jio story better than most others would do, Anshuman Thakur said.
The way ahead is to step-up recharge of aquifers and groundwater resources, even as we better allocate resources for surface irrigation systems and their maintenance. We are increasingly dependent on groundwater for irrigation, which is clearly unsustainable. But the maintenance and upkeep of surface irrigation systems is also neglected across states.