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India to get $1B emergency funding from World Bank amidst COVID-19 battle

United Nations: The World Bank has announced that it has approved $1 billion in emergency financing for India to fight the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The assistance will support better screening, contact tracing, and laboratory diagnostics, procurement of personal protective equipment, creation of new isolation wards, the bank said on Thursday. It is the bulk of […]

Fight against COVID-19: BSF, HDFC Group, KKR & many more donate to PM-CARES Fund

New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF), Financial services conglomerate HDFC Group, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and many more joined hands with others in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country by pledging to donate money to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund). According […]

Mission Shakti SHGs working to fight coronavirus pandemic in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Around 70 lakh members of six lakh Mission Shakti Self Help Groups (SHG) are shouldering vital responsibilities across Odisha to fight coronavirus pandemic in the State. Their role has been acknowledged by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who expressed his gratitude for their support during this critical time. Also Read: Coronavirus Lockdown: Odisha Man Becomes […]

NCC, Ex-Servicemen To Volunteer Fight Against COVID-19

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The National Cadet Corps (NCC) and Department of Ex-Servicemen welfare (ESW), Ministry of Defence (MoD) have offered a helping hand to civilian authorities in the country’s fight against COVID-19. The NCC has issued guidelines for temporary employment of its cadets under ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’ to augment relief efforts and functioning of various agencies […]

COVID-19: Centre To Create Dedicated Portal For Verifying Facts Related To Coronavirus Pandemic

New Delhi: The Centre has announced to create a dedicated web portal where people can verify facts and unverified news related to Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The centre has also advised the states and Union Territories (UTs) to create a similar mechanism. States and the UTs were informed through a letter issued from the office of […]

COVID-19 Impact: Wimbledon Championships Cancelled For The First Time Since 1945

London: The ll England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced that the 2020 edition of the Wimbledon Championships has been officially cancelled. The AELTC said that instead, the Wimbledon will now be held from June 28 to July 11, 2021. It marks the first time since 1945 — during the Second World War — that the […]

COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II, says UN chief Guterres
COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II, says UN chief Guterres

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II, confronting a pandemic threatening people in every country, one that will bring a recession “that probably has no parallel in the recent past.” There is also a risk that the combination of the disease and […]

COVID-19 Global Update: US eclipses China's death toll, Italy's toll crosses 12,000
COVID-19 Global Update: US eclipses China's death toll, Italy's toll crosses 12,000

New York: More than 40,000 people have been killed in the coronavirus pandemic as the disease barrels across the globe, with the US bracing for its darkest hours after its death toll eclipsed China’s on Tuesday. In a matter of months, the virus has infected more than 800,000 people in a crisis redrawing political powers, […]

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Contribute Rs 3 crore to Coronavirus Relief Fund? Sources Say So

Mumbai: Close on the heels of actor Akshay Kumar pledging to donate Rs 25 crore in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, actress Anushka Sharma and her husband, cricketer Virat Kohli, have pledged to support the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s (Maharashtra) Relief Fund in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic. A […]

COVID-19 Fight: Support Pours In From Many Quarters For PM-CARES Fund

New Delhi: Within a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the creation of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund “PM-CARES fund” and appealed everyone to contribute their share and strengthen the government for COVID-19 fight, contribution from many quarters have started flooding. Political leaders, corporates, defence personnel, employees of […]

NBT To Launch ‘Corona Studies Series’ To Spread Relevant Info On Coronavirus Pandemic

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The national body for book publishing and book promotion, National Book Trust (NBT) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, will be launching a book titled ‘Corona Studies Series’ to provide relevant reading materials for all age-groups for post-Covid-19 readership needs and also provide a platform to authors and […]

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Coronavirus Lockdown: ECoR to run parcel trains for transporting essential commodities

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in the country, East Coast Railway (ECoR) has offered to run parcel trains for the transportation of essential commodities. Transportation of essential items (medical supplies, medical equipment, food items etc) is going to be very important during the lockdown period in […]

Coronavirus outbreak: Italy's death toll crosses 10,000
Covid-19 outbreak: Italy's death toll crosses 10,000

Rome: Coronavirus-ravaged Italy on Saturday saw its death toll cross 10,000 – well over a third of the global toll which has crossed 29,000. The country saw 889 deaths in 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities to 10,023, the BBC reported. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases across the world rose to 640,589 […]

COVID-19 Fight: Ratan Tata, Akshay Kumar, BCCI, Paytm Contribute To PM-CARES Fund

Mumbai: Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar has announced to donate Rs 25 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM-CARES fund to help the government in the COVID-19 fight.  PM Modi had earlier on Saturday announced the creation of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES) where people can contribute and help the […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: Ready To Tackle Any Emergency Situation, Says Bhubaneswar AIIMS Director

Bhubaneswar: Elaborate arrangements have been made at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar and the hospital is all prepared to tackle any situation in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, said AIIMS Director, B. Gitanjali here on Friday. Informing about the measures to fight the COVID-19 situation in the State, the AIIMS director […]

COVID-19: US announces USD 174 mn aid to 64 countries, India to get USD 2.9 mn

Washington: With an aim to help them fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the United States announced USD 174 million financial assistance to 64 countries including USD 2.9 million to India on Friday. This is in addition to the USD 100 million aid announced by the US in February. The newly announced assistance is part of […]

Moody's cuts India's GDP growth forecast in 2020 to 2.5% amid coronavirus
Moody's cuts India's GDP growth forecast in 2020 to 2.5% amid coronavirus

New Delhi: Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, Moody’s Investors Service slashed its estimate of India’s GDP growth during 2020 calendar year to 2.5 per cent, from an earlier estimate of 5.3 per cent on Friday. It said the pandemic will cause unprecedented shock to the global economy. The estimate for 2020 compares to 5 per […]

COVID-19 Outbreak: G20 Announces $5 Trillion To Deal With Coronavirus Crisis

New Delhi: The powerful G-20 grouping on Thursday announced USD 5 trillion for the global economy after COVID-19 outbreak to counter economic disruptions triggered by the coronavirus crisis. The G-20 leaders under the chairmanship of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held an extraordinary video conference in which they resolved to use all available policy tools to […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Digital India Faces Biggest Challenge

New Delhi: With the goal of enhancing digital infrastructure, deploying e-governance and e-services and make the nation digitally empowered, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched Digital India. But, amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 disease in the country, the initiative faces the biggest challenge. COVID-19 lockdown has created an unprecedented situation. […]

Coronavirus cases in Italy cross 74,000 with more than 7,503 fatalities
Coronavirus cases in Italy cross 74,000 with more than 7,503 fatalities

Rome: The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 7,503 lives in Italy, while the cumulative number of confirmed cases have reached 74,386, Italian authorities said. Active infections grew by 3,491 cases on the daily basis, bringing the total active infections to 57,521 since the epidemic broke out in the northern regions on February 21, the Civil Protection […]

Prince Charles tests positive for novel coronavirus

London: Britain’s Prince Charles has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, informed his spokesman on Wednesday. The 71-year-old heir to the British throne is self-isolating in Scotland with wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who has tested negative for the deadly virus which has claimed 422 lives in the UK. “The Prince of Wales has tested […]

Coronavirus Lockdown In Odisha: FAQs Answered Here
Coronavirus Lockdown In Odisha: FAQs Answered Here

Bhubaneswar: These are testing times for the people across India as they are set for a 21-day lockdown clamped by the Centre for effective tackling of the Coronavirus pandemic. In Odisha, CM Naveen Patnaik-led government has already initiated lot of proactive shutdowns to contain the spread of COVID 19. From Janta curfew to a complete […]

COVID-19: $20 Trillion Lawsuit Filed Against China In US Over Coronavirus Pandemic

New Delhi/Washington: A lawsuit has been filed against China in US demanding $20 trillion compensation for the damages caused by Coronavirus pandemic. A Washington-based advocacy group and a Texas company have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Chinese government for COVID-19. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a conservative lawyer Larry Klayman, his advocacy […]

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Coronavirus positive cases in India nearing 500, PM Modi to address nation at 8 PM today

New Delhi: Monday saw a massive spike in coronavirus positive cases in India as over 90 fresh cases were reported from across the country. With total confirmed COVID-19 cases nearing 500, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he will address the nation today at 8 PM on the outbreak. “Will address the nation at 8 […]

Ensure Operational Continuity Of Media Amid COVID-19: MIB To States/UTs

New Delhi: In view of coronavirus outbreak, the Centre has written to all States and union territories (UTs) of the country to facilitate operational convenience to Print and Electronic Media to keep the nation updated on the latest status of the pandemic. “Robust and essential information dissemination networks like TV Channels, News Agencies, Teleport Operators, […]