India aims to achieve 60% of capital expenditure target by September to keep inflation at bay

[ad_1] Finance Ministry key is asked basic infrastructure Ministries and departments to expedite projects, setting a target of achieving at least 60% of the FY 2013 capital expenditure budget target by the end of September. North Block wants to step up capital expenditure to support an economy hit by high inflationGeopolitical risk and monetary tightening. A government official told ET, “Our target is to achieve around Rs 4.45 lakh crore by the September quarter, which is 60 per cent of the annual target. The government has budgeted a capital expenditure…

WHO aims to stop monkeypox outbreaks by reducing human transmission

[ad_1] It is not yet clear whether the spread of monkeypox can be completely controlled, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, aiming to contain the outbreak by limiting human-to-human transmission to the maximum extent. “Tools to manage this – including readily available diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics – are not likely to be immediately or widely accessible to countries,” it said in a statement. More than 20 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks of the viral disease, with more than 300 confirmed or suspected infections, mostly in…