Unemployment rate hits 4-month high in December amid Covid surge

India’s unemployment rate hit a four-month high in December, data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) showed on Monday. The unemployment rate rose to 7.9% in December from 7.0% in November, its highest since 8.3% in August. Economic activity and consumer sentiment have been hit in the South Asian…

Covid-19: Things to consider to ensure a safe celebration in the festive season

It is natural for people to feel excited during the festive season, but they must not forget that the pandemic is very much on. The government mandates that people wear masks at all times and also follow¬†social distancing. With celebrations for Navratri and Durga Puja beginning soon, Dr Sandeep Patil, chief…