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Lockdown scene from Rourkela
COVID Third Wave Fear: Centre Cautions States As Crowds Return On Easing Of Curbs

India was hit by a brutal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in April and May, claiming a large number of lives and forcing almost all states and UTs to imposed lockdown or other curbs.

Tokyo Olympics: Japan Imposes Stricter Regulations On India's Olympic-Bound Athletes, Officials

Stricter regulations have been put in place for all travellers -- including athletes, coaches and support staff -- who have resided in 11 countries, including India, where different variants of COVID-19 have been identified, within...

Follow COVID-Appropriate Behaviour Or Face Third Wave In Next 45 Days: AIIMS Chief
Follow COVID-Appropriate Behaviour Or Face Third Wave In Next 45 Days: AIIMS Chief

AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria reiterated that till now, there is no evidence to suggest that children will be affected more in the next wave of COVID-19.

12 States Account For Over 80% Of Active Coronavirus Cases
Centre Asks States To Ensure Lockdown Opening Up Is 'Carefully Calibrated'; No Crowding In Markets

The easing of Covid-related lockdown norms has led to crowding in some markets and other places, the Centre said on Saturday, as it urged states to ensure the "extremely important" five-fold strategy of Covid-appropriate behaviour,...

Milkha Singh
Bollywood Pays Homage To 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh: His Legacy Remains Unmatched

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and others from the Hindi film industry mourned the end of an era as they paid tributes to sprint icon Milkha Singh, describing...

Guruprasad Mohapatra
DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra Dies Of COVID-Related Complications

Secretary in the Department of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Guruprasad Mohapatra died of COVID-19 related complications on Saturday.

Milkha Singh
Country Pays Tribute To 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh, PM Modi Calls Him 'Colossal Sportsperson'

The nation mourned the end of an era as it paid homage to nonagenarian sprint icon Milkha Singh, who died on Friday after battling COVID-19 for a month, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the...

Prepared To Work With Parliamentary Panel On Safeguarding Citizens' Rights Online: Twitter

Twitter on Friday said it "stands prepared" to work with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on safeguarding citizens' rights online, even as the panel categorically told the microblogging platform that rule of the land...

CBSE Invites Application For Excellence In Teaching And School Leadership Awards
CBSE Developing IT System To Assist Schools With Tabulating Class 12 Results

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is developing an IT system to assist schools with tabulating class 12 results by easing down calculation work and reducing time taken, a top official said Friday.

Sports Ministry Invites Applications For National Sports Awards
Deadline For Submission Of National Sports Awards Applications Extended

The Sports Ministry on Friday extended the deadline to submit applications for this year's National Sports Awards by a week, enabling the online process to continue till June 28.

Baba Ka Dhaba
'Baba ka Dhaba' Owner Attempts Suicide, Hospitalised

The owner of south Delhi's 'Baba ka Dhaba', Kanta Prasad, allegedly attempted suicide and has been admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital, police said on Friday.

RBI Allows Centrum To Set Up Small Finance Bank, Paves Way For Takeover Of PMC Bank

Paving the way for takeover of crisis-ridden Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC), the Reserve Bank of India on Friday granted in-principle approval to the Centrum Financial Services to set up a small finance bank.

Covid Vaccination In Bhubaneswar
Chances Of Hospitalisation Reduce By 75-80 Pc After Covid Vaccination: Govt

Studies have shown that following vaccination the chances of hospitalisation reduce by 75-80 per cent even after contracting Covid and oxygen requirement comes down to 8 per cent, the government said on Friday.

Pm Modi
PM Modi Launches Crash Course To Skill, Upskill Over One Lakh 'Covid Warriors'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a customised crash course programme that aims to skill and upskill over one lakh "Covid warriors" across the country, and said the nation needs to stay prepared as...

India Records 62480 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 1587 Deaths In Last 24 Hrs

With 62,480 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 2,97,62,793, while the death toll climbed to 3,83,490 with 1,587 fresh fatalities, the lowest in 61 days,...

COVID-19 Kids
Children Unlikely To Get Disproportionately Hit By Any Future Third Wave Of COVID-19: Study

The SARS-CoV-2 sero-positivity rate among children is high and comparable to the adult population and hence, it is unlikely that any future third wave of the prevailing COVID-19 variant would disproportionately affect children aged two...

MV Act: Driving Without Helmet Will Now Lead To DL Cancellation In Odisha
Govt Makes PUC Certificate For All Vehicles Uniform Across Country

After the changes in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 by the road ministry, the QR code shall be printed on the PUC form and will have details of the vehicle, owner and the status...

Paytm, MakeMyTrip, Other Digital Companies Keen On Approval For Offering Vaccine Bookings
Over 2.18 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Still Available With States, UTs: Govt

More than 27.28 crore (27,28,31,900) vaccine doses have been provided to the states and UTs so far by the government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category, it said.

WTC Final: Kohli Eyes Legacy, Williamson Prize For Consistency In Battle Of Equals
WTC Final: Kohli Eyes Legacy, Williamson Prize For Consistency In Battle Of Equals

For the connoisseurs of the glorious game, Test cricket is the ultimate format and despite its aura, the 144-year-old history needed a facelift along with a context which the World Test Championship provided despite various...

Rupee Slips 33 Paise To 73.65 Against US Dollar In Early Trade

The Indian Rupee started on a weaker note this Thursday against the greenback as the US Dollar surged higher after the Fed's hawkish statement, Reliance Securities said in a research note.