Akshaya Tritiya, a highly auspicious day to purchase gold, has started on a sombre note and jewellers are expecting only 10-15 per cent sales as the onset of the COVID-19 second wave, local restrictions and partial lockdowns have affected consumer sentiment. “As most of the states are under lockdown to
According to the statement, the rise in price was primarily due to increase in demand and low base. There was a sharp slump in electricity prices in April 2020, due to a stringent nationwide lockdown. The day-ahead market saw ample availability of power with sell-bids at 1.48X of the cleared
The bank started with the vaccination of employees over 45 and paced up the efforts multi-fold as soon as the Department of Financial Services and Parliamentary standing committee recognised bankers as COVID warriors, thus making all its employees over 18 years of age eligible, the bank said in a release.