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Services sector expands at fastest pace in 10.5 years in Oct

Services sector expands at fastest pace in 10.5 years in Oct

Rediff.com3 Nov 2021

India's services sector activity expanded at the strongest pace in ten-and-a-half years in October, driven by a substantial upturn in business activity amid favourable demand conditions, a monthly survey said on Wednesday. Companies indicated that a notable pick-up in new business led to the fastest expansion in output in over a decade and as a result more jobs were created, even though business confidence remained subdued due to growing inflationary concerns. The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index rose from 55.2 in September to 58.4 in October, signalling the strongest rate of growth in ten-and-a-half years.

Manufacturing activities gain further strength in Oct

Manufacturing activities gain further strength in Oct

Rediff.com1 Nov 2021

India's manufacturing sector activities gained further strength in October as companies scaled up production and stepped up input purchasing in anticipation of further improvements in demand, a monthly survey said on Monday. Robust gains in new work aided production growth in October as output and new orders expanded at fastest rates in seven months, while business optimism hit a six-month high, the survey said. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose from 53.7 in September to 55.9 in October, pointing to the strongest improvement in overall operating conditions since February.

Indian shooters win 10th gold medal at Junior Worlds

Indian shooters win 10th gold medal at Junior Worlds

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

The Indian pair of Rhythm Sangwan and Vijayveer Sidhu clinched the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Team gold medal as the country's total haul soared to 23.

Junior Worlds: Manu, Naamya, Rhythm win 25m team gold

Junior Worlds: Manu, Naamya, Rhythm win 25m team gold

Rediff.com7 Oct 2021

The Indian women's team comprising of Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan and Naamya Kapoor, dominated proceedings in the 25m pistol team event at the ISFF Junior World Shooting Championship in Lima, Peru, beating US 16-4 in the gold medal match.

Junior Worlds: Aishwary bags gold, smashes world record

Junior Worlds: Aishwary bags gold, smashes world record

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

Among other Indians in the field, Sanskar Havelia was 11th with a score of 1160, Pankaj Mukheja 15th with 1157, Sartaj Tiwana 16th with 1157 and Gurman Singh finished 22nd with a score of 1153.

India's services sector activity expands in Sep

India's services sector activity expands in Sep

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

India's services sector activity continued to expand in September, supported by favourable underlying demand amid the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, but lost some momentum from August's 18-month high level, a monthly survey said on Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index fell from 56.7 in August to 55.2 in September, but remained well above its long-run average. "Despite easing from August, the rate of expansion was marked and the second-fastest since February 2020," the survey said.

India's 14-year-old shooter Naamya wins Jr World gold

India's 14-year-old shooter Naamya wins Jr World gold

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

India's 14-year-old shooter Naamya Kapoor fired her way to the gold medal, ahead of celebrated compatriot Manu Bhaker, in the women's 25m pistol event at the ISSF Junior world Championship, in Lima, on Monday.

Manufacturing activities improve in Sep on strong demand

Manufacturing activities improve in Sep on strong demand

Rediff.com1 Oct 2021

India's manufacturing sector activities improved in September as companies benefited from strengthening demand conditions amid the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, a monthly survey said on Friday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) improved from 52.3 in August to 53.7 in September, indicating a stronger expansion in overall business conditions across the sector. The September PMI data pointed to an improvement in overall operating conditions for the third straight month. In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion while a score below 50 denotes contraction.

Services activity rebounds at fastest pace in 18 months

Services activity rebounds at fastest pace in 18 months

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index rose from 45.4 in July to 56.7 in August, as the reopening of several establishments and increased consumer footfall boosted sales. The services sector witnessed the first expansion in output in four months and a rebound in business confidence.

Models Dazzle in Venice

Models Dazzle in Venice

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

Models shine at the Venice Film Festival.

WC qualifiers: England thump Hungary; Spain shocked

WC qualifiers: England thump Hungary; Spain shocked

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

Summary of World Cup qualifiers played across the world on Thursday

Covid blues: Manufacturing activities moderate in Aug

Covid blues: Manufacturing activities moderate in Aug

Rediff.com1 Sep 2021

India's manufacturing sector activities moderated in August, as business orders and production rose at softer rates due to the pandemic and rising input costs, a monthly survey said on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) stood at 52.3 in August, down from 55.3 in July, indicating a softer rate of growth that was subdued and below its long-run average. The August PMI data pointed to an improvement in overall operating conditions for the second straight month.

Services sector shrinks for third straight month in July: PMI

Services sector shrinks for third straight month in July: PMI

Rediff.com4 Aug 2021

India's services sector remained in contraction territory for the third straight month in July, as business activity, new orders and employment declined further largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and local restrictions, a monthly survey said on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index rose from 41.2 in June to 45.4 in July, but was stuck in the red due to subdued demand conditions amid the COVID-19 crisis. In Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) parlance, a print above 50 means expansion, while a score below 50 denotes contraction.

Manufacturing sector sees strongest growth in 3 months in July

Manufacturing sector sees strongest growth in 3 months in July

Rediff.com2 Aug 2021

India's manufacturing sector activities witnessed the strongest rate of growth in three months in July amid improved demand conditions and easing of some local COVID-19 restrictions, a monthly survey said on Monday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose from 48.1 in June to 55.3 in July, pointing to the strongest rate of growth in three months. In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion while a score below 50 denotes contraction.

Services sector activities slump to 11-month low in June

Services sector activities slump to 11-month low in June

Rediff.com5 Jul 2021

India's services sector activities contracted further in June as the intensification of the COVID-19 crisis and reintroduction of containment measures restricted demand, a monthly survey said on Monday. The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index fell from 46.4 in May to 41.2 in June, as new work intakes and output contracted at the fastest rates since July 2020, which prompted companies to reduce employment again. Subdued demand conditions resulted in a second successive monthly drop in new business received by services firms.

WC qualifiers: Argentina held by Chile; Aus win

WC qualifiers: Argentina held by Chile; Aus win

Rediff.com4 Jun 2021

Earlier in the day, Bolivia beat Venezuela 3-1 at home and Uruguay and Paraguay drew 0-0 in Montevideo.

Services sector slumps in May, first time in eight months

Services sector slumps in May, first time in eight months

Rediff.com3 Jun 2021

The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index fell to 46.4 in May, down from 54.0 in April, as the intensification of the COVID-19 crisis caused renewed declines in new business and output. In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion while a score below 50 denotes contraction.

Factory output slips in May; sector heading towards stagnation

Factory output slips in May; sector heading towards stagnation

Rediff.com1 Jun 2021

India's manufacturing sector activity witnessed a significant loss of growth momentum in May due to the intensification of the COVID-19 crisis and its detrimental impact on demand, a monthly survey said on Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), fell to 50.8 in May, down from 55.5 in April, as companies observed the slowest rises in new work and output in ten months amid intensification of the COVID-19 crisis. In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion while a score below 50 denotes contraction.

Services sector activities eased to 3-month low in April

Services sector activities eased to 3-month low in April

Rediff.com5 May 2021

India's services sector activities eased to a three-month low in April, as the rise in business activity was constrained by the pandemic and sentiment towards growth prospects faded, a monthly survey said on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index fell to 54 in April from 54.6 in March, the slowest increase in output in three months. In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion while a score below 50 denotes contraction.

Factory orders, production rise at slowest rates in 8 months

Factory orders, production rise at slowest rates in 8 months

Rediff.com3 May 2021

India's manufacturing sector activity was largely flat in April, as rates of growth for new orders and output eased to eight-month lows amid the intensification of the COVID-19 crisis, a monthly survey said on Monday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) was at 55.5 in April, little changed from March's reading of 55.4. In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion while a score below 50 denotes contraction.

India's services sector activities ease in March on COVID woes

India's services sector activities ease in March on COVID woes

Rediff.com7 Apr 2021

India's services sector activities eased in March as growth was hit by the detrimental impact of the coronavirus pandemic and input costs remained elevated, a monthly survey said on Wednesday. The seasonally-adjusted India Services Business Activity Index fell from 55.3 in February to 54.6 in March. Though the rates of expansion softened, it indicated growth for the sixth consecutive month. In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion while a score below 50 denotes contraction.

Manufacturing activities at 7-month low of 55.4% in March

Manufacturing activities at 7-month low of 55.4% in March

Rediff.com5 Apr 2021

India's manufacturing sector activities lost further growth momentum and fell to a seven-month low in March as demand was constrained by the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, a monthly survey said on Monday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell from 57.5 in February to a seven-month low of 55.4 in March. However, the latest reading was indicative of a substantial improvement in the health of the sector that outpaced the long-run series average, it said. In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion while a score below 50 denotes contraction.

Football friendly: UAE hit India for a six

Football friendly: UAE hit India for a six

Rediff.com29 Mar 2021

India suffered an embarrassing 0-6 rout at the hands of formidable United Arab Emirates -- their heaviest defeat against the Gulf side -- in the second international football friendly in Dubai on Monday.

India's services sector expands at fastest rate in a year

India's services sector expands at fastest rate in a year

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

India's services activity expanded at the fastest rate in a year during February, while employment fell further and companies noted the sharpest rise in overall expenses, a monthly survey said on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index rose from 52.8 in January to 55.3 in February, pointing to the sharpest rate of expansion in output in a year amid improved demand and more favourable market conditions. The index was above the critical 50 mark that separates growth from contraction for the fifth month in a row during February as the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines led to an improvement in business confidence towards growth prospects.

Manufacturing activities fall in Feb; but firms upbeat on demand spike

Manufacturing activities fall in Feb; but firms upbeat on demand spike

Rediff.com1 Mar 2021

India's manufacturing sector activities eased slightly in February but firms were upbeat as they responded to increased new work intakes by stepping up production and purchasing activities, a monthly survey said on Monday. The seasonally-adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell marginally to 57.5 in February from 57.7 in January, indicating that even though the pace of growth eased from January it remained sharp in the context of historical data. The headline figure for February remained above its long-run average of 53.6, the survey noted. In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion while a score below 50 denotes contraction.

ISL: Jamshedpur edge Chennayin to stay in hunt for play-offs

ISL: Jamshedpur edge Chennayin to stay in hunt for play-offs

Rediff.com10 Feb 2021

Jamshedpur keeper TP Rehenesh was called into action early on, forcing a fine save from Lallianzuala Chhangte.

Business optimism in India touches 11-month high on improved demand: Survey

Business optimism in India touches 11-month high on improved demand: Survey

Rediff.com3 Feb 2021

Bolstered by improved domestic demand, India's services sector expanded for the fourth consecutive month in January as business activities quickened and rising business optimism is set to sustain the growth momentum, a monthly survey said on Wednesday. The seasonally-adjusted India Services Business Activity Index rose from 52.3 in December to 52.8 in January, pointing to a quicker expansion in output. The index was above the critical 50 mark that separates growth from contraction for the fourth month in a row during January.

10 ways to include folic acid in your daily diet

10 ways to include folic acid in your daily diet

Rediff.com16 Jan 2021

Eating a variety of healthy foods -- fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds -- is an easy way to increase your folate intake, says Dr Archana Dhawan Bajaj.

Indian Soccer: FC Goa brush aside Jamshedpur; Sudeva win

Indian Soccer: FC Goa brush aside Jamshedpur; Sudeva win

Rediff.com14 Jan 2021

A brace from Jorge Ortiz helped FC Goa script a 3-0 win over Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League match at the Fatorda Stadium, in Margao, on Thursday.

Indian Soccer: Kerala Blasters stun Jamshedpur FC

Indian Soccer: Kerala Blasters stun Jamshedpur FC

Rediff.com10 Jan 2021

All the results from the I-League and ISL matches played on Sunday

Services sector activity loses steam in Dec

Services sector activity loses steam in Dec

Rediff.com6 Jan 2021

India's services sector activity expanded at a slower pace in December as rates of growth in sales eased to a three-month low and staff hiring came to a halt amid weak business optimism, a monthly survey said on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index fell from 53.7 in November to 52.3 in December. The index was above the critical 50 mark that separates growth from contraction for the third month in a row during December, but pointed to the slowest pace of expansion in the three-month sequence.

Manufacturing sector activity ends 2020 on high note

Manufacturing sector activity ends 2020 on high note

Rediff.com4 Jan 2021

India's manufacturing sector activity strengthened in December, with manufacturers stepping up production and input buying amid efforts to rebuild their inventories following business closures earlier in the year, a monthly survey said on Monday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) was at 56.4 in December, a tick higher than November's reading of 56.3 and above the critical 50 threshold for the fifth straight month. In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion, while a score below that denotes contraction.

ISL: Eze's header helps Jamshedpur edge Bengaluru

ISL: Eze's header helps Jamshedpur edge Bengaluru

Rediff.com28 Dec 2020

Bengaluru took just three minutes to register their first shot on target. Kristian Opseth's free-kick nearly curled into the bottom corner, only to be kept out by a diving TP Rehenesh.

ISL: Angulo brilliance hands Gaurs early Christmas present

ISL: Angulo brilliance hands Gaurs early Christmas present

Rediff.com24 Dec 2020

Brandon Fernandes had a chance to put his side ahead in the game early on when he was set up by Jorge Ortiz on the left. The midfielder got the ball at the edge of the box and curled at the far post but only to see his attempt miss the top corner.

Jamshedpur hand NEUFC first defeat in landmark game

Jamshedpur hand NEUFC first defeat in landmark game

Rediff.com19 Dec 2020

The 2021 men's and women's U-17 European Championships have been cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, UEFA said on Friday.

ISL: 10-man SC East Bengal hold Jamshedpur

ISL: 10-man SC East Bengal hold Jamshedpur

Rediff.com10 Dec 2020

After three losses on the trot, laggards SCEB finally opened their account

Services sector posts growth in November, hires go up

Services sector posts growth in November, hires go up

Rediff.com3 Dec 2020

The recovery in the Indian services sector was sustained in November as new work orders supported business activity growth and the first rise in employment in nine months, a monthly survey said on Thursday.

ISL: Eze to the rescue as Jamshedpur hold Hyderabad

ISL: Eze to the rescue as Jamshedpur hold Hyderabad

Rediff.com2 Dec 2020

The Nizams remain unbeaten in the competition while JFC are yet to taste victory.

November factory output falls below October's

November factory output falls below October's

Rediff.com1 Dec 2020

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell from 58.9 in October to a three-month low of 56.3 in November, indicating that the manufacturing sector growth remained strong, despite losing traction.

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