India ends extreme poverty, COVID Rules Relaxed in US

India ends extreme poverty, US shortens COVID isolation, Stock markets hit new highs with AI

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[7.2] India eliminates extreme poverty — Mint

A Brookings report states India has eliminated 'extreme poverty,' crediting the government's redistribution policies. Since 2011-12, real per capita consumption grew by 2.9% annually, with rural areas at 3.1%. The report, based on 2022-23 data, is the first official poverty estimate in over a decade. It shows a decline in urban and rural inequality, with fewer poor than World Bank estimates.

[6.9] U.S. health officials drop 5-day isolation time for COVID-19 — The Associated Press

The CDC has updated its COVID-19 guidelines, now allowing Americans with mild symptoms to end isolation after one day without fever, effectively removing the previous five-day isolation requirement. This adjustment reflects the virus's reduced impact, now ranked as the 10th leading cause of death, dropping from the 3rd in 2023. The new approach aligns with other respiratory virus recommendations, aiming for simplicity and clarity.

[6.8] US stock markets hit record highs driven by AI — The Guardian

US stock markets hit record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reaching new peaks. The Nasdaq surpassed its previous high from 2021, boosted by Nvidia, which saw its market value double in nine months to over $2 trillion. All three major indexes marked their fourth consecutive month of gains, amid optimism about AI and a strong economy.

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