Udupi: Since first quarter of 2020 country suffered extensively, especially economically. However, things have become better with a move from a complete lockdown to a partial lockdown and eventually, micro-containment zones, said Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and lauded the people of India, who were resilient through all this.
She was delivering a lecture on the topic ‘India and the Post-Pandemic Economic Reset’ organised by Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) virtually on Tuesday December 28 as part of MV Kamath Centenary Memorial Lecture. India has been recognised by the IMF and World Bank as the fastest growing economy post pandemic. She informed that 38 start-ups have been recognised as Unicorns in 2020 and added that at least three more unicorns have emerged during every month of 2021 in various fields, she added.
Speaking about the vaccination coverage, she added that 95% of the population has got the first dose in less than 12 months and 60% have received their second dose.
Dr. H. S. Ballal, Pro-Chancellor of MAHE spoke on the life and achievements of late M. V. Kamath.