What Does 4.5% GDP Say About The Country’s Economy?

The latest data released by National Statistical Office (NSO) revealed startling details about the country’s GDP. The economy grew at its slowest pace in 26 quarters in the July-September period of the current fiscal.

Highlights of the NSO data

• GDP grew by 4.5% in the September quarter
• It is slower than 5% in the previous quarter
• The manufacturer contracted 1% in September quarter
• Eight core sectors that account for 40% of index of industrial production contracted 5.8% in October

The data shows that the GDP remained slower despite the 4.3% expansion in the January-March quarter of 2012-13.The decline in manufacturing sector is the first in the nine quarters. It highlights lack of demand in the economy. The factory out with the core sector also contracted.

The eight-core sectors coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilizers, steel, cement and electricity witnessed the sharpest slide that shows that the weakness in economy has continued in the third-quarter too.

Political slugfest over economic slowdown

Former PM Manmohan Singh said that 4.5% GDP was unacceptable. But the chief economic adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian countered that the fundamentals of the economy continued to be strong. Economists also expect the economy to … Read the rest


Police Shots Dead The Suspect In London Bridge Killings

The suspect of the London Bridge incident has been identified as 28-year-old Usman Khan. He stabbed two people to deathnear the bridge on Friday. The incident happened in Fishmonger’s Hall at 2 p.m.

Who was Usman Khan?

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said that Usman Khan was earlier convicted for terrorist offences in 2012 but later released with an ankle monitor. He had been living in Staffordshire area after his release in 2018. Basu further said that the police weren’t looking for anyone else for the deadly London Bridge attack.

Usman Khan stabbed two people and injured at least three people in the incident. But he was soon caught but it was found that he had a fake bomb strapped to him. The police had to shot him dead in order to prevent further casualties.

What was the reaction of British PM Boris Johnson on the incident?

Boris Johnson advocated appropriate prison sentences for criminals while speaking at meeting of the government’s emergency response committee Cobra. He further said that it was a mistake to release serious and violent criminals from prison early. The government should get out of the habit of providing quick relief to criminals and enforce … Read the rest


Major 8 reasons why we should Plant Trees

Planting trees are one of the easiest things we do for making our environment healthy. Trees are a major thing we need now and more than ever. There are so many benefits of trees that make our life healthy and disease-free. They are the lifeline to our healthier environment and life.

There are also many uses of trees like we eat from them, we make furniture from them, we also get paper from them, etc. As we know trees are so important for us. So, we have share some reasons why we should Plant more trees.

Trees hold the soil

It helps to prevent soil erosion by holding the soil in its position with the roots of trees which grow deep into the soil. Especially it prevents the steep terrain and hillside areas from erosion.

Trees Isolate Carbon Dioxide

The gas which humans and other living organisms produced can be taken by trees or other green plants. The level of carbon dioxide would be high without trees in our atmosphere which causes danger to our lives.

Trees give us oxygen

The most important and necessary thing that humans need to live in oxygen and this … Read the rest


England Hopeful Of A Good Start After Winning Toss In The Second Test With New Zealand In Hamilton

Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first in the second and final Test series of two matches with New Zealand. Joe Root also made two changes in his team – Ollie Pope and Zak Crawley are inducted into the team for the last Test.

Why is this Test important for England?

England has to win this Test, if it wants to save the series. It is to be noted that the English team has already lost the first Test by an innings and 65 runs. Joe and Co would want to strike hard tie up the series by winning the last Test. It has already made changes in the team to strike hard.

Winning of toss is seen as an opportunity to put those dispiriting days behind and hope for a win this time. Also, Joe Root can take advantage of the conditions that could be helpful in getting a good start.

What is the winning strategy of England?

The skipper Joe Root said that he would be happy if the series closes with 1-1. His performance in the last test was below average as he could garner only 13 runs in the two innings. But this … Read the rest


Black Friday Deals: Gadgets That Really Are Worth Considering At This Price

Black Fridayhas come and it is raining deals on everything from Amazon to Google and Apple to Microsoft. No one wants to get missed by the generous buyers hunting for latest gadgets and other products.

Whether you’re buying Christmas gifts or just want to update your collection of gadgets, you can check the big Black Friday deals here.

Amazon Devices

• Cost of the 4K Fire TV Stick is sliced up to 50%. It is now available at $25. Also, the non-4K Fire TV Stick is brought down to $20

• The incredibly good Kindle Oasis is available at discount of 33%

• Alexa users have good news. They can expand with Echo Dot that is now available at $22

Google Devices

• Google is offering the unlocked model of its latest flagship Android phone Pixel 4 at $599 and the heftier Pixel 4 XL is priced at $699. Or you can choose the lesser Pixel 3a model at $299

• The Nest Mini is available at $30 and the Nest Protect smoke alarm at $99

• The 4K-ready Chromecast Ultra is available at $49 while the non-4K Chromecast is priced at $25

Apple Devices

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Happy thanksgiving giving celebrated with thank fulness

Thanksgiving is said to be an annual national holiday in the United States. Whereas Canada celebrates this day as harvest and other blessings of the past year. It is believed by American, Thanksgiving is modelled on a 1621 harvest feast. According to them, it was shared by the English Colonists.

In1789, November 26, was declared thanksgiving day by George Washington. But this was not connected to the Pilgrim feast, it was then considered for the same year only.

How thanksgiving becomes official.

By 1789, thanksgiving was not officially set as a holiday. Thanksgiving was yet to get published officially. It then becomes a matter of interest for the common public.

It was advised by George Washington to consider the last Thursday of November as a thanking day. It was liked by the people and was considered a thoughtful idea. Lastly, It was the first president of the US, Abraham Lincoln who officially declared last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving day.

Why called as thanksgiving

It would be a common question, what could be the reason for calling last Thursday of every November as thanksgiving. The reason is people thanks for the last year of harvest, and also welcome for the … Read the rest