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WHO expects India to take aggressive action to combat COVID-19 pandemic
WHO expects India to take aggressive action to combat COVID-19 pandemic

Geneva: Praising India for eradicating two silent killers – Smallpox & Polio, World Health Organization (WHO) has backed India to take aggressive action against the global pandemic coronavirus or COVID-19 that has claimed over 16,000 lives across the globe so far. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Michael J. Ryan, WHO Executive Director said the […]

Odisha Lockdown: Updates on coronavirus
Odisha Covid-19 Lockdown: Stray Cases Of Violation Threaten Its Effectiveness, Many Arrested

14 districts in Odisha under lockdown, but no significant impact.  Many arrested for violating lockdown rules.  If anyone doesn’t comply with the orders, authorities may press IPC charges u/s 188, 269, 270, 271. Bhubaneswar: India so far has registered over 470 positive coronavirus cases. A complete lockdown was announced in 19 States and UTs on […]

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Fighting Coronavirus: Odisha Govt Suspends Intra-State, City Bus Services

Bhubaneswar: Stepping up the measures to fight coronavirus pandemic, the Odisha government on Monday suspended all intra-state bus services (both inter region and intra region) with effect from tomorrow. The intra-state bus services will remain suspended until further orders, the State Transport Authority (STA) informed a day after the State government suspended all interstate bus services […]

COVID-19 update: IISER, ITI jointly produce hand sanitisers for Odisha
Fighting Coronavirus: IISER, ITI produce hand sanitisers for Odisha govt employees

Berhampur: Amid coronavirus outbreak, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur and Industrial Training Institute (ITI) here have jointly produced hand sanitisers for distribution to Odisha government employees who are on duty during this crisis. Applauding the efforts, Odisha Skill Development Authority said, “Whenever a disaster has struck us, our Skilled In […]

Postponing Tokyo Olympics might be unavoidable, says Japan PM Shinzo Abe
Postponing Tokyo Olympics might be unavoidable, says Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Tokyo: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hinted at the postponement of Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games may become “inevitable” if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus pandemic. The comments from Abe were his first acknowledgement that the 2020 Games may not open as scheduled on July 24, as […]

COVID-19: India Joins Hands To Cheer Coronavirus Warriors

New Delhi: In a first of its kind, people across India including the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers of States, other politicians, Bollywood actors, and common people came together to thank Covid-19 warriors and other essential services providers to contain the epidemic’s spread. The largest public ‘appreciation’ exercise in the country witnessed participation […]

Coronavirus Chatbot 'MyGov Corona Helpdesk' Launched On WhatsApp

New Delhi: The Indian government has launched a WhatsApp chatbot called ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’ to help address queries around the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus chatbot is meant to spread awareness about the basic hygiene practices around the virus. The chatbot has been developed and implemented by Jio Haptik Technologies Limited, a conversational AI platform and […]

Coronavirus Alert: Puri Srimandir To Be Out Of Bounds For Devotees Till March 31

Puri: The temple of Lord Jagannath in the pilgrim city of Puri will remain closed for devotees from tomorrow till March 31 in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak which has so far claimed more than 8000 lives across the globe. Announcing the significant development, chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration, Krishan Kumar said […]

Coronavirus Pandemic Needs Collective Action: Odisha Governor

Bhubaneswar: Coronavirus outbreak has emerged as a challenge for the whole world and its successful mitigation lies in our own hands and we should tackle it without panicking, exhorted Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal today. Citing that the Odisha government has taken some proactive steps, the Governor said that it is a collective responsibility of all […]

Google removing fake corona videos from YouTube
Google Removing Fake Coronavirus-Related Videos From YouTube: Sundar Pichai

San Francisco: Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company has taken down thousands of videos related to dangerous or misleading coronavirus information using its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technology. In a blog post, Pichai said that since January, Google has blocked hundreds of thousands of ads attempting to capitalize on the coronavirus pandemic. “Last week, […]

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Coronavirus: Leaves Of Govt Employees Cancelled In Various Districts, Shopping Malls To Remain Shut In Twin Cities

Bhubaneswar: The authorities of various districts on Sunday cancelled the leaves of government employees of the State to combat the possibility of any spread in novel-Coronavirus (Covid19) disease. The collectors of Khurda, Ganjam and Gajapati and Jharsuguda have issued orders canceling the leaves of all government employees in order to meet any exigencies due to […]

Odisha Govt Implements COVID-19 Regulations With Immediate Effect

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet on Friday approved the Odisha Covid-19 Regulations 2020, a set of health advisory measures for immediate implementation at all level in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic across the globe. As per the directive, the State government has made it clear that ‘Empowered Officers’ – Director of Public Health, Director of Health […]

India Vs South Africa ODI Matches To Be Played In Empty Stadiums

Dharamsala: The first ODI between India and South Africa was on Thursday abandoned without a ball being bowled due to incessant rain here and the rest matches are likely to be played in empty stadiums. It was the second match in less than six months to be abandoned at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association […]