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Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola outbreak surpasses 1,000 cases

Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola outbreak surpasses 1,000 cases

World
March 25 (UPI) -- The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo reached more than 1,000 cases over the weekend, international health officials said. Officials reported 58 new cases over the past week, bringing the total number of cases in the world's second-largest Ebola outbreak to more than 1,000, the International Rescue Committee said in a statement. "These numbers show that despite the hard work being done, this outbreak is far from over. Insecurity and violence has led to the IRC and other agencies being forced to frequently suspend programs, which time and again we have seen lead to a spike in case," said Tariq Riebl, the IRC's emergency response director for the DRC. The outbreak has a fatality rate of about 60 percent and there have been 629 deaths so far, including 564...
Mutual Fund folios surpasses 6 crore mark at August-end on high retail push

Mutual Fund folios surpasses 6 crore mark at August-end on high retail push

Finance
Showing a growing interest for mutualfunds among investors, the number of folios has grown by 2.4 per cent to cross 6 crore at the end of August, according to a report by ICRA. The total folio count at the end of August stood at 6.08 crore, 2.4 per cent higher compared to July. The growth was primarily on the back of 10.9 lakh new folios added to the equity category (including equity-linked saving schemes) and another 2.36 lakh new folios to the balanced category, the report noted. Besides, investor awareness initiatives by Asset Management Companies (AMC) and regulatory bodies are helping to enhance the financial awareness and maturity of investors, which in turn is driving this growth, it added. Folios are numbers designated to individual investor accounts, though one inv...