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News18 Afternoon Digest: 3rd Covid-19 Wave May Peak in Oct But Experts Point to Silver Lining; Gold Price Today Sees Huge Drop and Other Stories

States reporting a high number of Covid cases like Kerala and Maharashtra may play a significant role in skewing the case count during the third wave.

States reporting a high number of Covid cases like Kerala and Maharashtra may play a significant role in skewing the case count during the third wave.

Here are the top news for today

With 1 Lakh Daily Cases, 3rd Covid-19 Wave May Peak in October But Experts Point to Silver Lining

Astudy by a group of researchers led by Mathukumalli Vidyasagar and Manindra Agrawal at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Hyderabad and Kanpur have predicted that India is likely to witness another rise in Covid-19 cases in August with the third wave peaking with less than 100,000 infections a day in the best-case scenario or nearly 150,000 in the worst scenario. READ MORE 

Gold Price Today Sees Huge Drop, Rate Below Rs 48,000 Again. Good Time to Invest?

Gold price in India saw huge drop on the fist day of this week, tracking the global peers. On the Multi-Commodity Exchange (MCX), August gold contracts tanked 0.13 per cent to Rs 47,940 for 10 grams at 0905 hours. Silver was trading plat on Monday. READ MORE

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Kia India Inaugurates its First Digital Showroom in Mumbai, Three More to Open in 2021

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first published:August 02, 2021, 12:36 IST