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New Delhi: Despite a negative growth curve for nine months (December 2014- August 2015) India’s exports still have a ray of hope with the possibility of bouncing back in the coming months, revealed an analysis by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday.
“The analysis based on recent interactions with various exporters reveal that order books of the exporters have started reviving and we can see the exports growth trajectory turning positive in the coming months,” said a PHD Research Bureau statement.
Indian exports registered negative growth in 68 of the top 100 export destinations ranging from 10 percent to 50 percent, said the statement.
All the top 10 export destinations of Indian exports posted negative growth: Saudi Arabia (minus 49.7 percent), Singapore (minus 30.70 percent), China (minus 20 percent), Bangladesh (minus 16.4 percent), Germany (minus 10.3 percent), Hong Kong (minus 6.4 percent), UAE (minus 4.8 percent), Sri Lanka (minus 4.73 percent), Britain (minus 3.83 percent) and US (minus 3.82 percent).
However, 32 of the top 100 destinations – Australia, Canada, Norway, Bahrain, Iraq, Czech Republic, Chile, Ghana and Afghanistan among others – witnessed growth ranging between two percent to 50 percent.
According to the statement, exports constituting labor intensive products demonstrated positive growth. These included handicrafts (18.6 per cent), jute (18.17 per cent), ceramic products (9.84 per cent), carpets (6.3 per cent), tea (5.3 per cent), readymade garments (5 per cent) and spices (0.64 percent).
Products with negative growth were iron ore (minus 76 per cent), petroleum products (minus 49.5 per cent), oil meals (minus 35.3 per cent), oil seeds (minus 23 per cent), marine products (minus 17.4 per cent), rice (minus 16.5 per cent) and meat, dairy and poultry products (minus 16 per cent).
The analysis urged the government to focus on encouraging exporters to venture into new countries, launching information portals for providing comprehensive information about export opportunities in various markets.
Starting a mobile app for foreign trade, enhancing fiscal incentives and port facilities were some other measures suggest by the business chamber.
(With inputs from IANS)
The MHRA states that its surveillance data does not support a link between changes to menstrual periods and Covid-19 vaccines, since the number of reports is low in relation to both the number of people vaccinated and the prevalence of menstrual disorders generally. However, the way in which data is collected makes firm conclusions difficult, Male noted.
She argued that approaches better equipped to compare rates of menstrual changes in vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations are needed, and pointed to the study that the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has undertaken. Indeed, the menstrual cycle may be affected by the body's immune response to the virus itself, with one study showing menstrual disruption in around a quarter of women infected with SARS-CoV2.
If a link between vaccination and menstrual changes is confirmed, this will allow individuals seeking vaccination to plan in advance for potentially altered cycles, Male contended. In the meantime, clinicians must encourage their patients to report any changes to periods or unexpected vaginal bleeding after vaccination. And anyone reporting a change in periods persisting over a number of cycles, or new vaginal bleeding after the menopause, should be managed according to the usual clinical guidelines for these conditions, she suggested. (IANS/MBI)
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It began expanding outside of the United States in Canada in May 2019 and has now launched in India. So its become simple and easy for anyone to sell items from their closet, enabled by a full suite of end-to-end seller tools and services, including seamless listing, merchandising, promotion, pricing, and shipping. Indian consumers will be able to join Social marketplace Poshmark, Inc. (Nasdaq: POSH), a booming community of more than 80 million users and a vibrant network of millions of shoppable closets to make money, save money, connect with others, and foster entrepreneurship.
(Article originally written by: N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe)
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Beak-shaped masks worn during the Great Plague of London Image source: wikimedia commons
Children are often seen forming circles by holding hands and reciting loudly,
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We all fall down"
An illustration of the Great Plague of London, 1665 Image source: wikimedia commons
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