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April 15, 2024 4:23 PM

India sees marginal rise in wholesale inflation in March

Wholesale inflation in India, measured by the Wholesale Price Index, ticked upward in March, marking its fifth consecutive month in positive territory. This comes after seven months of residing in the negative zone until October. Official data released on Monday revealed that the annual rate of inflation based on all India Wholesale Price Index (WPI) numbers rose to 0.53% (Provisional) for March 2024 (over March 2023). The uptick in inflation for March 2024 is mainly attributed to the rise in ...

April 4, 2024 2:30 PM

Global life expectancy rises despite setbacks from COVID-19

Global life expectancy surged by 6.2 years between 1990 and 2021, as revealed by a recent study published in The Lancet. The rise has been attributed to significant decline in mortality rates linked to diseases such as diarrhea, lower respiratory infections, stroke, and ischemic heart disease. However, the COVID-19 pandemic posed major challenges, leading to a net reduction in global life expectancy by 1.6 years between 2019 and 2021. From 1990 to 2019, incremental improvements in life expect...

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