INDIAN HEALTH SYSTEM COLLAPSE ?

With the India reporting over 10,000 cases a day, most hospitals are running at full capacity and beds are filling up fast. At present 2/3 of the Indian hospital are working only on COVID-19 treatment and other patent are suffer lack of ability of hospital over the more than 1.3 billion people India only expend 1.3% of GDP which is lower than the average expenditure by countries clubbed as among the “poorest” country of the world.

In last 2 month the health care condition is worse in India people are die in search of hospital / treatment in these day many patent are running different different hospital in search of treatment and died on the road due to lack of place in hospital, lack of resourcse are their on hospital , over a huge no of population a limited number of ventilators are available which is very low number.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the India is more than 3 lack and still growing with per day 10,000 average and total number of death 9535, and as of now India is suffering lack of ICU , ventilators. and as per expert it is expected that covid -19 is on peak in last of july .

Estimates suggest approximately 19 lac hospital beds, 95 thousand ICU beds and 48,000 ventilators are available in India
Most of the beds and ventilators in India, are concentrated in seven States – UttarPradesh (14.8%), Karnataka (13.8%), Maharashtra (12.2%), Tamil Nadu (8.1%), WestBengal (5.9%), Telangana (5.2%) and Kerala (5.2%).
• Existing bed capacity is mostly saturated at government hospitals
• Accommodation of influx of COVID 19 patients, will require rapid expansion of current capacity or modifications in admission policy for routine patient care

Indian Infrastructure

In the 2019 Global Health Security Index, which measures pandemic preparedness for countries based on their ability to handle the crisis, India ranked 57, lower than the US at 1, the UK at 2, Brazil at 22, and Italy at 31, suggesting it is more vulnerable to the pandemic than countries that have seen a high number of fatalities so far.

India’s low investment in the health sector, dedicating only 1.3% of its GDP, is now making it vulnerable to COVID-19. It contrasts with other developing countries such as Brazil, which spends 7.5% of its annual GDP on health, Bhutan, which has allocated 3.6%, and Bangladesh, which dedicates 2.2%.

Among developed nations, South Korea has kept its healthcare expenditure at a whopping 8.1%, Japan 10.9%, and the US at 8.5%.

India has a severe shortage of healthcare workers. According to the Health Ministry data released in October last year, there is one doctor for every 11,082 people, which is more than 10 times the doctor-patient ratio that the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO mandates that the doctor to population ratio should be 1:1,000, while India had a 1:1,404 ratio as of February 2020.

In rural areas, this doctor-patient ratio is as low as 1:10,926 doctors as per National Health Profile 2019.

According to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development available for India for 2017, India has 0.53 beds for 1,000 people compared with 0.87 in Bangladesh, 1.1 in Indonesia, 2.11 in Chile, 2.73 in Turkey, 1.38 in Mexico, 4.34 in China and 8.05 in Russia.

In a recent study, the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (India) and Princeton University said the country currently has 713,986 beds, including 35,699 in intensive care units, and 17,850 ventilators for 1.3 billion people.

Conclusion

The current scenario shows poor planning of health care system in India over the year’s of government’s , over a huge number of population and such a worse condition of health care system ,people across the country suffering due to lack of proper infrastructure, India need to improving the quality of health care at a low level required to focus on large investment in this sector because ” health is wealth” , india need a good policy and a proper implementation .

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Impact of COVID-19 on India Business Industry

This is bad time for the entire business world even a small shop owner suffer crises due to this global pendemic . While there’s no slew of tried-and-true best practices for dealing with this global pandemic, the are some business which are going to be changed after covid-19 , these business ideas can help you emerge out as a leader through this crisis.

Moreover, it is equally essential to understand that the concept of the online marketplace comes with a futuristic approach. I truly believe that there will be a solution to this pandemic very soon. The world will be a healthier and safer place once again. And the businesses will be gaining their momentum. but after pendemic their is a new era of doing business, in which internet play a major role for making business easy .

We have been forced to adopt digitalization in our everyday life. These new habits have created new business opportunities but at the cost of huge economic losses. Enterprises had to adopt new normals and smartly diverse their operations. Other industries like tourism, travel, real estate have also been impacted. In these adverse times, the role of decision-makers to implement smart and sustainable business models is very important

1.Education Industry:

The 1st industry which is going to change Education , Children are missing their school/collage , as they have been inside at home for a long period of time. Digital education has experienced new growth in these periods. Many schools have tried different online teaching platforms to fulfill their requirements. The assessment of assignments and taking online exams are the newest challenges these schools are facing. Home tution and coaching centers are out of market , somehow big coaching center able to go online and hardly fulfill requirement and provide material to student because have fewer resources and facilities to avail these tools, but it’s very hard for them too, but small coaching and tution center are out. Their place is taken by some new internet era their is a lot of educational-Tech Platforms like Byju’s, Extra marks, Vedantu etc. are eating up their market.

Besides these, teachers are struggling to make their students understand the concepts. Therefore, recorded videos are frequently being used, which contain more options and animations to represent the concepts. but still it’s not enought for students

2.Health Care\medical Industry:

The most affected industry in the covid -19 is the health care industry.The impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown it triggered is clearly visible in financial markets. But there is still no clarity on the deeper impact that it is having across businesses and industrial sectors. Here is an impact analysis in healthcare sector.

The healthcare sector is at the epicentre of this unprecedented global pandemic challenge, and the private sector has risen to the occasion, by offering to the government all the support it needs, be it testing support, preparing isolation beds for the treatment of Covid-19 positive patients or deploying equipment and staff in identified nodal hospitals.

Just because of covid -19 all the global health care industry only focous on only COVID-19 , and all the other disease medicen on demand , all hospital are only about to check covid -19, putting on hold of a large number of patient of less harmfull disease , and all clinic are closed . their are also some online site / app’s which are providing home delivery of medicines and home service of doctor , but it’s not fulfill of requirement , and these are very expensive so poor people are not able to get medicine and doctors.

What is the impact on India’s medical devices industry?

  • The medical devices industry has also taken a hit. The country imports consumables, disposables and capital equipment including orthopaedic implants, gloves, syringes, bandages, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging devices from China. Due to the current crisis in China, the medical device manufacturers across India are finding it difficult to source important raw materials and electronic components from Chinese factories.

3. Self-Care Industry:

This pandemic has shown us the importance of self-care during negative times. We got to know, to lead a stable and efficient life, keeping our mind stable is essential. This has resulted in a boost of self-care content consumption online.

Consumptions for motivational contents, exercises, healthy diets, mind management etc. has increased exponentially. Subscriptions for the online webinars of established trainers has increased hugely.

Minimalist mindset adoption has seen higher growth numbers, which suggests, people now care to stick with essential items than luxuries. We have realised we require a fairly minimal number of items daily and the rest of the items are actually blocking our cupboard spaces.

4. Entertainment Industry:

we miss the cinema halls, a cheers from the crowd and we enjoying the ridiculously priced popcorn looking at the big screen. We are unsure when we can experience this again, as people are preferring to maintain social distances and cinema halls seats can be an easy prop to transmit the virus. Therefore, some yet to be released movies are releasing online, through the partnerships with media streaming applications.

In the covid-19 lock down all shooting , editing , composing etc are closed all artiest are in house thair is no prodction house working, but soon as we expecting end of pendemic and all these start again and we enjoy it. but in this digital era, platforms like Netflix, Amazon prime etc. have capitalised hugely and have become a necessity for many entertainment seekers than a luxury.

Meanwhile, we realised that authentic and valuable contents can win hearts even after a quarter of the century. Mythological series like Ramayan, Mahabharat etc. were adored hugely by everyone, which showed us, true contents can hold the attention of any age group. The nostalgic feeling and throwback to old days kept the TV channels alive.

5.Hospitality Industry:

All Hotels and restaurants have been shut down across globe and in India since last 3-4 months which is hugely impacting the pockets of owners. Many owners had to fire workers to sustain the period, though the future revenue figures are uncertain.

 With leisure and business tourism coming to a standstill because of the Covid-19 pandemic, India’s hospitality sector is facing its biggest crises ever,  pandemic and the containment measures introduced by Governments globally and in India resulted in a severe drop in foreign and domestic travel across the world, in both the business and leisure travel segment. This will leave a lasting impact on the credit profile of airlines and hospitality companies. Globally, hotels have acknowledged the depth of this decline with recovery stated two to three years from now.

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MODI ANNOUNCES 20 LAKH CRORE RESCUE PACKAGE

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 In a televised address nation before the end of 3.0 national lockdown , India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced an economic rescue package of 20 Lakh carore{ $260 billion}  which is aproxx 10% of  Indian GDP  for a nation that, although relatively successful in controlling coronavirus infections, has been left economically devastated.

The Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus announced by the Prime Minister takes into account the measures that the government and RBI have already rolled out in the form of Rs 1.7 lakh crore in cash and free food and Rs 5.24 lakh crore in liquidity support. That pegs the new stimulus at Rs 13.1 lakh crore, or 6.5% of GDP, which will likely come in the form of loan guarantees for MSMEs, wage support for MSME workers, aid for migrant labourers, tax sops to make local production competitive, tax cuts to spur spending and support for construction and housing sectors. The total package at 10% of GDP puts India in league with likes of Germany, Sweden and France and way ahead of Spain, Italy, the UK and China.

Prime minister  was short on details but said the relief package, which amounts to around 10 percent of India’s gross domestic product and was larger than expected, would help all classes, from farmers and migrant laborers to big businesses.

He urged Indians to become more economically self reliant  which means using of indian made product more than international product giving a example of mahatma Gandhi ji as he campaign to boycott British textiles and buy Indian cloth instead.

“Be vocal about local!”  prime minester said . “Who can stop us from becoming a self-reliant India?”

He further said  that India can make many products locally, boasting that the country went from manufacturing almost no PPE kits or protective masks before the coronavirus pandemic to now making hundreds of thousands each day.

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As so long national lockdown of a 1.3 billion people pandemic have hit its economy especially hard, leaving millions of poor people unemployed. All across the country, out-of-work laborers have been pouring from cities and returning to rural areas where they hope to rely on family members to survive.

As Prime minister promised that in the coming days India’s finance ministry would reveal all the details of fund and who will get benifit from this package, migrant laborers , farmers, honest taxpayers, MSMEs  (micro small and medium enterprises ) and cottage industry.were  among the people who would be helped by the stimulus plan.

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 As 3.0 National lockdown will end on 17 may , Mr. prime minister didn’t directly address  that national lockdown  further extend, but he said that during the next phase of the lockdown,rules would change. And he hinted that the lockdown might be eased.

“All the experts are telling us that corona will be part of our lives for a long period,” Mr. Prime minister said in his half-hour speech. “But we cannot allow our lives to revolve around corona, corona, corona.” He urged Indians to continue wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

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India has reported around 70,000 corona virus infections and 2,300 deaths. For a country of 1.3 billion people, that is a very low as compared with other richer countries. Though testing is lower here as well, which may mean the infection rate is higher than reported, many public health officials have said India has done a good job so far in containing the virus.

 

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DEADLY INCIDENT AS INDIA IN NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

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Sixteen migrant workers were crushed to death by a freight train in central India  in Aurangabad Mahrestra as they were traveling home, becase of lack of food and work due to national lockdown , in covid-19 pendamic, In  tragic incident yesterday, a train ran over 16 migrant workers while they were sleeping on a railway track near Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The workers hailed from Madhya Pradesh and were travelling back to their hometowns on foot along the railway tracks. “We all from Madhya Pradesh and we work for SRG Company, Jalna. We were going to our native villages. We left our rooms at 7 PM on Thursday and reached the incident spot at around 4 AM in the morning on Friday.” said bye a eyewitness who is hospitlized .

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Just the day before, a diaster at a plastics factory that was reopening after a lockdown killed 11 people and sickened hundreds. Officials said that workers at a plant owned by the South Korean industrial giant LG had mishandled a valve on a styrene tank that sent a cloud of deadly vapor floating over the outskirts of Visakhapatnam, a city of several million people, that left people choking to death in the streets.

The moral of those stories for the Indian government, which imposed one of the world’s strictest lockdowns six weeks ago and is now trying to restart its economy, and did’t focous on the safty major in openieng of factory , bussiness, and all .

 

Many of the country’s struggles in the pandemic — including mass internal migration, unsafe workplaces and industrial disasters — have been amplified by the lockdown and the subsequent move to reopen businesses. And with millions of its citizens working overseas to send money home, and many of their lives now destroy by the pandemic, India is also undertaking a giant repatriation effort.

The gas leak and train incident wasn’t the only accident as Indian businesses began resuming operations. On Wednesday, half a dozen worker who had not been given safety gear  wear hospitaliz after inhaling dangerous fumes at a paper mill in Chhattisgarh, that was trying to restart operations after weeks of inactivity. And on Thursday, several hundred miles to the south, in Tamil Nadu, a boiler exploded at a thermal power plant, badly burning several workers.

The migrants killed on Friday along the railway tracks were  depressing wave. In recent days, India’s government, which initially blocked migrants from moving state to state, has eased the lockdown rules to allow some to travel. Over all, Mr. Modi’s government has been decided to give some relief in the lockdown, deeply concerned about the economic hit on a country by the so long national lockdown .

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The news of the migrants’ deaths disturbed an Indian public already rattled by the accident at the LG plastics factory. investigations indicate that the accident was caused by a leak in a styrene tank that had been neglected for weeks.

Officials said that dangerous pressure had been building in the tank during the lockdown and that factory workers had improperly opened a valve, releasing a huge cloud of toxic vapor.

On Friday, police officers put up more barricades around the factory and were not letting anyone near it. With many of the evacuated villagers being housed in government shelters, the entire area bore a deserted look. this incident focused people to remember painful memories of industrial accident in Bhopal in 1984 in which a pesticide plant released toxic gas that killed more than 4000 people in Bhopal.

 Apart from indesterial incident and train incident number of fatal car accidents is way down — no surprise, perhaps, given that roads across India were deserted until this week till modi govt. give a little relief in  lockdown. A recent report found that 140 people died in car accidents nationwide from March 24 to May 3 — an average of 3.4 deaths per day, as of due to national lockdown other incident like killing, snatching, curreption , burning of people  decreased .

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EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON INDIA CHINA TRADE

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As COVID-19 has play a very bad impact on the world economy. Almost  every economy shutdown due to implimentation of  national lockdown across the world , and   Access to the outside world has shrunk; almost every county has severed their supply chains with China. Lockdown has shrunken our business , work ,education,  social life, evening previously spent with friends are now passed plugged into laptops and mobile phones. The lockdown by India imposed has affected the domestic trade too. in India lockdown extend by Modi government till 19 may , and in this long period entire nation  shut down almost each and every business, every job, startup , even small business  effected by this lockdown , each and every person of the nation are in their house  doing nothing , using mobile and laptop.

In China their is also lockdown which is now open as China is a big exporter  of a large amount of commodity across world, and to India  because  a large number of manufacturing unit in China. and all the manufacturing unit are shutdown either closed the product due to global pendamic  .

As per the official Chinese data, a 12.4% decline in India- China trade was seen for the month of January and February 2020. China’s export during this period was about 67.1 billion Yuan.

Many sectors have suffered huge losses due to the imposition of the lockdown. The medicines imported from China have seen a huge jump in their prices. Paracetamol imported from china has seen a hike in its price by up to 40%. India imports 70% of its medicines and medical raw material from China. Due to which we will soon see a price jump in medicines.

China has been a leading exporter of electronic products. Televisions and mobile phones whose 75% and 85% of the components respectively are Chinese made, are going to be hit. Supply from China is shut since December 2019, which caused a shortage of cheaper basic products. DAIKIN, a Japanese air-conditioner manufacturing company has already informed its retailers that the company is going to be increasing prices by 5% to 7%. Products which can be made easily in our own country are imported from China because they are cheaper. Discounts earlier received on mobile phones and other electronic items will be cut off and are expected to hike in price, there are expectations that there will be a 10%-20% increase in the price of electronic products.

As India has shut down the exports, it will make the textile industry suffer. India is one of the largest producers and exporters of cotton yarn. India exports about 25% of its annual cotton and cotton yarn to China. The cotton export is being held up completely.  The fabric export has seen a sharp decline. The cost of raw cotton has been reduced by Rs.200 to Rs.300, because there is no demand from China.

Toys will get costlier because the toys imported from China which cost about Rs.10, if made in India costs around Rs.17, this is due to machinery. China manufactures toys on a larger scale. Whereas in India the production is on a smaller scale as compared to China, and without the advance machinery as in China.

Out of every 15 diamonds of the world 14 are cut and polished in India. India exports 36% of its diamonds to China, this will cause India to lose around $1.05-1.3 million. India’s gold market saw a 92% decline in demand for this Akshaya Tritiya, the annual spring festival Hindus  for which, consider it to buy gold and demand of yellow mettle is very high during this festival.The alloy is mixed with gold to give it strength and durability, and  the platinum used to gold rhodium polish are imported from China; this will force the retailers to increase their making charges, resulting in an overall increase in the price of gold and silver jewellery.

As China is the largest exporter of iron and steel in 2019 having exported 87.3 million metric tons which equals approximately 15.8 % of global exports and its expected to increase in the price of the production after covid -19 As regards steel, although Chinese export prices of steel do influence Indian export realisation, imports from China of pipes (Chinese share 32.0% of total imports of this category in April-January’20), GP/coated products (Chinese share 14.3%), electrical sheets

India faced a similar slowdown back in 2008 which caused the GDP growth to fall from 9.8% to 3.9%. The Great Recession of 2008 made China the economic powerhouse. This slowdown is due to the lockdown where all the factories and workplaces are closed. It is expected that after the lockdown opens the demand will be back on track, but it will take time because people have suffered a pay cut and are left with lesser money to spend on wants, and due to the shortage of imports from China, people will have to pay more for the same than they paid earlier. Japan has earmarked $2.2 billion to help its manufacturers shift production out of China. India can be the next best location after  China; because India has a lower labour cost and is easily accessible to other countries. and ,India is working MNC’s planning to shift their production units from China in the post coronavirus world. The Finance Ministry has asked a select group of industry representatives to send “implementable” suggestions on an urgent basis to make the country a global manufacturing hub

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Vista Equity Partners to invest $1.5B in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

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A U.S. base private equity farm Vista Equity Partner is agree to invest in jio ltd., vista agree to buy  2.32% stake in jio for some of ₹ 11,367 crore rupees for 2.32% stake in jio platform  ltd., this agrement  will lead to new high of jio ltd.,  In its third transaction in less than three weeks, the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) has struck a deal with US private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for another stake sale in Jio Platforms. 3 week ago world largest investment made by Facebook in jio for 9.99% stake in jio platform ltd., On April 22 social one of largest social media platform Facebook buy 9.99% stake in jio for ₹ 43,574 crore rupees . and early this week silver lake agree to invest in jio Platfrom ₹ 5,655.75 crore rupees , for 12.5% stake in jio .

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. which provides connectivity platform to more than 388 million   subscribers, will continue to remain a wholly owned subsidiary of jio platform .

Commenting on the transaction,Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, said, “Like our other partners, Vista also shares with us the same vision of continuing to grow  and transform the Indian digital ecosystem for the benefit of all Indian . we are exited to leverage the profession expertise and multi – level support that Vista has been offering to its investment globally for benefit for Jio ltd.”
Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO, Vista, said,  “We believe in the potential of the digital society that Jio is building for India. We are thrilled to join Jio Platforms to deliver exponential growth in connectivity across India, providing modern consumer, small  business and enterprise software to fuel the future of one of the world’s fastest growing digital economies. ”
Transaction values the Reliance Industries’ arm at ₹ 4.91 lakh crore after the vista agree to Invest in jio ltd. , this make jio ltd at a new high. valuing the company at ₹ 9.9 lakh crore in the  market.

Vista Equity Partners

Vista is an American private equity and venture  capital firm focused on financing and forwarding software and technology-enabled startup businesses, as well as passive equity investments.

The firm was founded in 2000 by American businessman and investor Robert F. Smith and Brian Sheth. Vista Equity has offices in Austin, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; and San Fraxncisco, Calofornia . In 2018, Vista had over US$43 billion in cumulative capital commitments and owned over 50 software companies which combined, employed 65,000 people worldwide.In 2016, Vista operated with approximately $10 billion in their VI fund.

Vista has more than $57 billion in cumulative capital commitments and  it’s global network of companies collectively represent the fifth largest enterprise software company in the  world.  With 20 years of investing experience exclusively in enterprise software, Vista believes the transformative power of technology is the key to an even better future — a healthier planet, a smarter economy, a diverse and inclusive community, and a broader path to prosperity. Currently, Vista portfolio companies have a significant presence in India with over 13,000 employees.

 

 

 

 

 

Largest FDI in india by facebook after 9.99% stake in Reliance jio ltd.

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Facebook Inc. has agreed to buy 9.99% stake in Jio ltd. (JPL) for ₹43,574 crore, valuing the company at ₹4.62 lakh crore pre-money enterprise value ($65.95 billion, assuming a conversion rate of ₹70 to a U.S. Dollar). After this agreement facebook share increased by approx 4.5% . And RIL share tread up 6.87 % .

Largest FDI in the technology sector in India

The partnership between Facebook and Jio is unprecedented in many ways. This is the largest investment for a minority stake by a technology company anywhere in the world and the largest foreign direct investment (FDI) in the technology sector in India.

The investment values Jio Platforms amongst the top five listed companies in India by market capitalization, within just three and a half years of launch of commercial services, validating Reliance Industries’ capability in incubating and building disruptive next-generation businesses, while delivering market defining shareholder value.


“This partnership will accelerate India’s all-round development, fulfilling the needs of Indian people and the Indian economy. Our focus will be India’s 60 million micro, small and medium businesses, 120 million farmers, 30 million small merchants and millions of small and medium enterprises in the informal sector, in addition to empowering people seeking various digital services.

“The partnership assumes special significance for India in the wake of the severe disruptions caused by the corona virus pandemic in the Indian and the global economy.

“In the post-COVID era, comprehensive digitalisation will be an absolute necessity for revitalisation of the Indian economy. It is our common belief and commitment that no Indian should be deprived of the tremendous new opportunities, including opportunities for new employment and new businesses, in the process of India’s 360-degree digital transformation.” digital Sarvodaya’

Commenting on the partnership with Facebook, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd, said, “When Reliance launched Jio in 2016, we were driven by the dream of INDIA’S DIGITAL SARVODAYA – India’s Inclusive Digital Rise to improve the quality of life of every single Indian and to propel India as the world’s leading Digital Society. All of us at Reliance are therefore humbled by the opportunity to welcome Facebook as our long-term partner in continuing to grow and transform the digital ecosystem of India for the benefit of all Indians.”

“The synergy between Jio and Facebook will help realise Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ Mission with its two ambitious goals — ‘Ease of Living’ and ‘Ease of Doing Business’ – for every single category of Indian people without exception. In the post-Corona era, I am confident of India’s economic recovery and resurgence in the shortest period of time. The partnership will surely make an important contribution to this transformation,” he added.

Commercial partnership agreement

Concurrent with the investment, Jio Platforms, Reliance Retail Limited and WhatsApp have also entered into a commercial partnership agreement to further accelerate Reliance Retail’s New Commerce business on the JioMart platform using WhatsApp and to support small businesses on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp already plays an important role in helping people and businesses connect in India. Reliance Retail’s New Commerce platform, JioMart, is being built in partnership with millions of small merchants and kirana shops to empower them to better serve the needs of Indian consumers. The companies will work closely to ensure that consumers are able to access the nearest kiranas who can provide products and services to their homes by transacting seamlessly with JioMart using WhatsApp.

Jio’s vision is to enable a Digital India for 1.3 billion Indians and Indian businesses, especially small, micro-businesses and farmers. Jio has built a world-class digital platform powered by leading technologies such as Broadband connectivity, Smart Devices, Cloud and Edge Computing, Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Augmented and Mixed Reality and Blockchain. Jio has created an ecosystem comprising network, devices, applications, content, service experiences and affordable tariffs for every Indian to experience the Jio Digital Life.

As one of the largest countries in the world, India is home to some of Facebook’s most thriving communities on WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. Over the years, Facebook has invested in India based on a strong belief in India’s entrepreneurial talent and opportunity, to help create meaningful impact for Indians and Indian businesses using their multiple platforms.

Indian people get attached with tv in this pandemic lockdown

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Due to COVID-19 all over the world 1/3 of the total world population under home , no one allows to go out in india after 24 March when Indian prime minister announce 3 week of lock down , due to increase in number of COVID 19 infection in the country , In this pandemic Television viewership increased by 10% in the 2nd week of April 2020, over the previous week as people remained glued to TV to watch news and movies during the ongoing lockdown period.

As compared to the pre COVID-19 period (January 11 to January 31) TV consumption has gone up by 43% across India, as per data released by BARC India and Nielsen.

DD National became the most-watched channel during the week, across India, with the telecast of classics such as Ramayan and Mahabharat and shaktiman, DD Nation channel become the most watched channel of the history , this channel make a new level of popularity in this 21 day Lock down , and broadcasting of such classical serial movies , people are crazy for these episode especially Ramayan .

The Prime Minister’s request to switch off lights at 9 p.m. on April 5, garnered the lowest-ever total TV viewership for those nine minutes.

Viewership was down 60%, indicating that over half of India’s population could have participated in the diya/candle lighting event. And total participation also goes down on the day when prime minister modi announced to appreciate to helth workers by making some noise on door or Windows of house .

The growth in TV consumption in the week was driven by movies (77% growth), BARC India’s top executives said.

“Non-primetime continues to be the growth driver for TV (81% over the pre-COVID period) with early morning and late night slots also showing a growth,” officials said.

COVID -19 LEAD TO FOOD INFLATION ?

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Lockdowns and panic food buying due to the corona virus  or COVID- 19 pandemic could ignite world food inflation even though there are ample supplies of staple grains and oilseeds in key exporting nations, a senior economist and agricultural analysts said.

Due to this pandemic condition across globe each and every industry just stop , thair is no production factory running , their is no agriculture work done in this 2 month period and no one knows this pandemic condition when end , this will surely lead to inflation of food industry .

With over 270,000 infections and more than 11,000 deaths, the epidemic has stunned the world and drawn comparisons with periods such as World War Two and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

“It is not a supply issue, but it is a behavioural change over food security,” What if bulk buyers think they can’t get wheat or rice shipments in May or June? That is what could lead to a global food supply crisis.”

Consumers across the world have queued at super markets and in market in recent weeks to stock up on items ranging from rice and hand sanitizers to toilet paper, and all required material for a month or a week even we come to know in this 2 week . Alot of people doing black marketing of stuff like sanitizer , toilate paper .

The global benchmark Chicago wheat futures rose more than 6% this week, the biggest weekly gain in nine months, while rice prices in Thailand, the world’s 2nd largest exporter of the grain, have climbed to the highest since August 2013.