Across the country, male literacy level was 84.7 percent while the female literacy level was 70.3 percent. The gender-gap in terms of the metric was evident, with male literacy rates higher than female literacy rates across all states. … [Read more...] about Kerala, Delhi see highest literacy rates; Andhra Pradesh at the bottom
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A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Delhi records 3,609 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike since June 24
Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about Explained | What is the 12-minute ad cap that TRAI is asking TV channels to follow?
The EPFO trustees met on Wednesday and reconfirmed their decision of paying the long-pending interest. But official communication further added to the confusion. It said: “It (the interest) would comprise of 8.15 per cent from debt income and balance 0.35 per cent (capital gain) from the sale of ETFs subject to their redemption by December 31, 2020.” This was also proposed in a meeting in March, before the COVID-19 outbreak in India and market crash in March. … [Read more...] about EPFO’s 8.5% pay-out: Clarity awaited on whether it would be a single instalment
"The overwhelming success of this issuance reaffirms State Bank’s paper as gold standard and showcases the investor interest for such quality papers. The apprehensions that prevailed in the market post Yes Bank AT 1 write down in March 2020 have been firmly put behind,” the bank’s deputy managing director (finance) Swaminathan J said in the release. … [Read more...] about SBI raises Rs 4,000 crore through additional tier 1 bonds