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Tag: Coronavirus Pandemic

WFH
Why some companies will fail on work-from-home transition

Sydney: Organisations which are more control-oriented and check the productivity of their employees based on inputs will find it more difficult to trust their people when working from home, according to a new study. The pandemic has forced many organisations to change in ways that would have been unthinkable six months ago. According to Karin […]

Japan
COVID-19 Impact: Japan's economy slides into recession, worse times likely ahead

Tokyo: Japan’s economic growth plunged into recession in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic squelched production, exports and spending, and fears are growing that worse times may lie ahead. The Cabinet Office reported Monday a 3.4 per cent drop in the annual pace of seasonally adjusted real gross domestic product, or GDP, for the […]

BRICS-New-Development-Bank
India Fights COVID-19: Gets USD 1 Billion Loan From BRICS' New Development Bank

Beijing: The New Development Bank of the BRICS countries has fully disbursed USD one billion emergency assistance loan to India to help it contain the spread of COVID-19 and reduce human, social and economic losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Shanghai-based New Development Bank (NDB) was established by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, […]

ICCT20-WC
ICC still go ahead with T20 World Cup in Oct-Nov? Players not so confident

New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) might be keeping its fingers crossed when it comes to answering queries on the fate of the T20 World Cup slated to be held in Australia in October-November (due to the coronavirus outbreak), but cricketers dont seem that confident when it comes to the mega event going ahead […]

Coronavirus
128 deaths, 3277 new COVID-19 cases reported in India in last 24 hours

New Delhi: With 3277 new cases and 128 new fatalities, total case count of novel Coronavirus rose to 62,939 and total deaths getting past the 2000 mark, the health ministry said on Sunday. The Health Ministry said of the total, 41,472 are active cases, 19,357 people have recovered, and 2109 people have succumbed to the […]

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Testing Capacity For COVID-19 Scaled Up To 95,000 Per Day: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: The testing capacity for COVID-19 has been scaled up to around 95,000 tests per day and a total of 15,25,631 tests have been conducted so far across 332 government and 121 private laboratories, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday. The minister, who reviewed the status of COVID-19 in the northeastern states […]

Air-India
Govt To Evacuate 15,000 Indians From 12 Countries This Week

New Delhi: Around 15,000 Indian nationals evacuated by the Central government from 12 countries are expected to land in India in the next one week. The evacuation of Indians is part of the relief measures provided to Indian nationals amid a country-wide lockdown which has been imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Official […]

Alcohol
Liquor Sale: SC Asks States To Consider Home Delivery

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday observed that the state governments should consider online sale or home delivery of liquor during the nationwide lockdown that’s in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The remarks came from a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai during the hearing of a PIL […]

Coronavirus
COVID-19 Updates From Around The Globe Today

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought countries around the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Thursday. Italy’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 29,684 A further 369 COVID-19 patients had died in the past 24 hours in Italy, bringing the country’s death toll to […]

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OTV Expose: Book Shop Owner Nabbed For 'Selling Liquor' Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Unperturbed by the lockdown restrictions clamped to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, a bookseller in Odisha’s Nayagarh district was found blatantly selling liquor in his shop. This has come to the fore when a formal decision on resumption of liquor sale is yet to be taken by the State government. The illegal act […]

UN-Chief
COVID-19: None of us is safe until we all are, says UN chief

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that overcoming the coronavirus pandemic will require the most massive public health effort in history since it is an interconnected world where “none of us is safe until all of us are safe”. His remarks came as the world leaders on Monday pledged 7.4 billion euros (approximately […]

Coronavirus global updates
COVID-19 Death Toll Soars To 1,373 In India With 42,533 Confirmed Cases

New Delhi: With 2,553 new cases and 72 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 42,533 on Monday morning, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the total cases, 29453 are active, 11,706 people have recovered, and 1,373 people have succumbed to the disease. At least […]

Indian-Economy
40-Day Lockdown To Inflict $320 Billion Loss On Indian Economy

New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to hit the Indian economy with about $320 billion in terms of daily gross domestic product (GDP) loss after 40 days of nationwide lockdown, said a report. The daily GDP of India is estimated to be approximately $8 billion. The impact has been severe on the travel and […]

Asha Sanu Sonu
COVID-19: 100 Singers Unite For Anthem Dedicated To Frontline Warriors

New Delhi: In one of the biggest collaborations by artistes for a noble cause, a group of 100 singers, including the legendary Asha Bhosle, Kumar Sanu and Sonu Nigam have come together to record an anthem for the frontline warriors fighting the coronavirus pandemic and in the aid of PM Cares fund. The anthem One […]

COVID-19 India Updates
COVID-19: With 1,718 new cases, India's corona tally rises to 33,050

New Delhi: With 1,718 new cases and 67 new fatalities in 24 hours, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country climbed to 33,050 on Thursday morning, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the total cases, 23,651 are active, 8,324 people have recovered, and 1,074 people have succumbed to the disease. The total tally […]

Tokyo-Olympics
COVID-19 Impact: Tokyo Olympics To Be Cancelled If Pandemic Not Over

Tokyo: The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn’t brought under control by next year, the organising committee’s president said in comments published Tuesday. The pandemic has already forced a year-long delay of the Games, which are now scheduled to open on July 23, 2021, but Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro […]

Kapil-Sharma
Kapil Sharma Doesn't Watch His Own Show TKSS, Know Why

It has been over a month now that people across the world are stuck inside their homes due to the emergence of the global coronavirus pandemic. The situation is no different in India with the imposition of two lockdowns of 21 days each. Fans of Kapil Sharma are badly missing their ‘comedy king’ as they […]

COVID-19-at-home-test
US FDA approves first at-home test for diagnosing COVID-19

Washington: US Food and Drug Agency approved the first “at-home test” for diagnosing COVID-19, said Dr. Stephen Hahn, who heads the agency. He said the president tasked him with cutting down “as many barriers as we possibly could to get products into the medical community”, the BBC reported. “We have done that, of course recognising […]

With 1684 new cases, COVID-19 tally crosses 23000 in India, 718 dead
With 1684 new cases, COVID-19 tally crosses 23000 in India, 718 dead

New Delhi: The number of coronavirus patients in the country has crossed the 23,000-mark. So far, 23,077 people have been found infected by COVID-19. Of these 17,610 cases are still active while a total of 4,748 have recovered. According to the Union Health Ministry report, 718 people have died across the country till Friday morning. […]

2900 West Bengal returnees traced in Odisha through mobile tracking
COVID-19 Challenge: Odisha To Register Around 5 Lakh Returnees In 10 Days

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government now faces an uphill task for effective management of COVID19 with the lockdown ending on May 3, keeping in view the return of nearly 5 lakh people, who are now stranded in other States. In a bid to ensure, that the wave of returnees from outside do not trigger an outbreak, Odisha […]

Over 93% trust Modi govt will handle Covid-19 crisis well
Will Modi Govt handle COVID-19 crisis well, over 93% reply in affirmative

New Delhi: An astounding 93.5 per cent people in the country believe that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is handling the coronavirus outbreak effectively, a survey revealed on Thursday. The central government had imposed a 21-day nation-wide lockdown on March 25, which was later extended till May 3. According to the IANS-C-voter Covid-19 tracker, […]

Dhoni Ziva
MS Dhoni Takes Daughter Ziva For A Bike Ride Amid COVID19 Lockdown!

Ranchi: Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, everyone is spending time with family. Veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also spending some quality time with along with family at his lavish farmhouse in his hometown. Recently, his wife Sakshi shared a video on social media in which Dhoni is seen giving a bike ride to his […]

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Odisha Clears Investment Proposals Worth Over Rs 9,000 Crore

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday approved six investment proposals worth Rs 9,100.29 crore. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also announced to set up an inter-ministerial committee to look into the issues of bringing industries and MSMEs in the current coronavirus pandemic situation back on track. The Ministers, who are members of the High-Level Clearance Authority […]

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ECoR Completes Infra Set-Up To Take On COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Amid the Coronavirus pandemic in the country, the East Coast Railway in Bhubaneswar has fulfilled its target of converting 261 Sleeper and General coaches into ‘COVID-19 Isolation Coach’ to serve the nation in this tough time. The 5000 coaches offered by Railways would be used as quarantine/isolation facilities. The conversion has been done at […]

Nizamuddin-Markaz
Nizamuddin Returnee Along With Associates Attacks Govt Officials; Hold Them Captive In Odisha

Jajpur: A Nizamuddin returnee along with two of his associates led a group of villagers in attacking two state government officials and held them captive in Odisha’s Jajpur district on Saturday, a senior official said. The three were later detained and sent for quarantine. The incident took place at Gopinathpur village under Kuakhia police station […]