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Periodic Labour Force Survey: Decline in Self-Employed households

The National Statistical Office recently released the Periodic Labour force Survey. According to the survey, the percentage of self-employed households in rural India declined from 52.2% to 51.7% in the year 2019. Highlights The Survey says that in Urban India the self-employed households declined from 32.4% to 31.8%. The decline in rural India is mainly ..

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World Bank Report

The World Bank in its latest Global Economic Prospect downgraded its projection of growth of India by -9%. However, the World Bank believes that Indian growth is to bounce back in 2021. Highlights The World Bank says that the growth of India has slowed by 4.2% in 2019-20. The other international rating agencies such as ..

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Global Economic Prospects Report, 2020 by World Bank

The World Bank recently launched the Global Economic Prospects Report, 2020. The report highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on countries. Key findings of the report The report says that the Emerging Market and the Developing Economies are highly vulnerable. They face health crisis, external shocks, restrictions, tourism, falling trade, capital outflows and commodity prices. These ..

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World Gold Council Report: 37% of Indian Women never bought gold

On May 27, 2020, the World Gold Council released its report on Retail Gold Insights: India Jewellery Report. According to the report, around 37% of Indian women never bought jewellery. Highlights The report says that gold jewellery was the second most popular item among “Fashion and Lifestyle” shoppers next to clothes and silk sarees. Around ..

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World Steel report: India’s steel output declined by 65%

On May 24, 2020, the World Steel Association released the World Steel Report. According to the report, the crude steel report of India declined by 65%. During April 2020, the steel output of India was 3.13 million tonnes. Highlights In April 2019, according to the report, India produced 9.02 million tonnes. In March 2020, India ..

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