Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicLocalCircles survey

Topic: LocalCircles survey

64% Indians are pestered by 3 or more spam calls every day, online survey finds

According to the LocalCircles survey, a majority of spam calls were offering financial services (51%), real estate (29%), pathology services (8%), phone data plans and job offers (3% each).

As cooking oil prices rise, Indian households spend more, look for cheaper alternatives, survey shows

Survey by LocalCircles also found that 17% were cutting discretionary spending to afford the oil and 1 in 2 households are dipping into savings to buy it.

46% Indians likely to cancel summer plans as Ukraine crisis pushes up airfares, survey finds

Conflict has come as a dampener for those who were ready with packed bags after Covid restrictions eased; most are now looking for alternate modes of travel.

28% eligible recipients won’t take Covid booster right away, 14% won’t go for it at all: Survey

Results based on national survey of 22,000 people conducted by social media community platform LocalCircles. It sought to know why people eligible for Covid booster dose hadn't taken it.

48% Delhi parents ready to send children to school as positivity rate falls to 5%, survey finds

The survey by social media community platform LocalCircles also says 21% of parents want to send children back to schools once the test positivity rate drops to 2% or lower.

67% Indians would support if govt gives free N95 masks to all: Survey on Covid fight

LocalCircles survey also revealed that 2 in every 3 Indians who don masks wear cloth ones instead of N95s, which are considered more effective against Omicron variant.

39% Indians paid bribe for Covid treatment at hospital during 2nd wave, survey finds

Of those who paid bribe, 32 per cent paid it for 'getting an admission/bed/ventilator/medicines either for self or someone'.

43% Delhi-NCR residents say someone in their family or social network affected by dengue: Survey

LocalCircles cited findings from hospitals such as Apollo and Max which stated that the number of dengue cases in the past month has spiked by 30-60 per cent. 

80% Delhi-NCR families have at least 1 member ailing due to air pollution, new survey says

A survey of 34,000 families by LocalCircles shows how this pollution has affected families, and adds that they are considering significant lifestyle changes. 

Five years after demonetisation, cash transactions are down but not gone, survey says

According to the LocalCircles survey, over the last year, 20% of respondents reduced their cash transactions in favour of digital payments. 

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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