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ADB provided $1.5-billion to India for Covid response

The Asian Development Bank has provided fiscal support of 1.5 billion USD to India to fight against COVID-19 crisis. This is according to the Annual Report, 2020 of ADB that was released recently. This is part of the fiscal support the bank has set aside for pandemic. Key Findings of the Report The Asian Development ..

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116 Indian districts reported zero malaria cases in 2020

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare recently reported that as many as 116 districts in India have reported zero malaria cases in 2020. About the achievement In 2020, India had reduced the disease burden of Malaria by 84.5%. Also, India has reduced the deaths due to Malaria by 83.6%. According to the World ..

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S&P: Growth of 11 per cent for India in 2021

The S&P Global Ratings recently said that the Indian Economy is to grow at 11% in 2021-22. Earlier, S&P had predicted that India will grow at 10%. Key Findings In the next couple of years, India is to grow at 6.1% to 6.4%. The credit conditions have improved for Asia-Pacific banks. With countries rolling out ..

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IMF’s Asia Growth Forecast

The International Monetary Fund recently released its World Economic Outlook report. Under its report, IMF has downgraded the forecasts for the South East Asian economies. On the other hand, it has been more optimistic about Asia-Pacific and Global economies. Key Findings of IMF According to the World Economic outlook report of IMF, the countries such ..

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Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index

Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index was recently released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The index measures the readiness in adopting the personalised healthcare of 11 health systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index This is a newly launched index. It measures the progress of a health system towards personalised healthcare. It evaluated the ..

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