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Automobile Sales Register Sharp Decline in India after Currency Demonetisation

Automobile Sales Register Sharp Decline in India after Currency Demonetisation

Indian automobile sector registered lowest growth in sales during December 2016, since the time Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) started keeping record for combined automobile sales in the country. The impact on automobile sector is due to self-inflicted currency shortage in India. Indian government announced currency demonetization on November 8 and the government wasn’t prepared to deal with massive demand for new currency.

Number of TB patients jumped to 2.8M in India in 2015: WHO

Number of TB patients jumped to 2.8M in India in 2015: WHO

In a bid to more efficiently battle tuberculosis (TB), a disease that kills more people worldwide than any other communicable disease, India is going to radically overhaul and expand its national treatment program.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the estimated number of new TB patients in India jumped to 2.8 million in 2015, from 2.2 million in the previous year. It may be noted here that India has more TB patients than any other country in the world.