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Health-Infra
Centre To States: Ramp Up Health Infra To Battle With COVID-19 In Next 2 Months

New Delhi: Health infrastructure should be ramped up to ensure preparedness for the next two months in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has conveyed to eleven municipal areas in the country that have accounted for 70 per cent of India’s coronavirus case load. Eleven municipal areas from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, […]

Ministry of Home Affairs
Scrupulously Adhere To Lockdown Measures: MHA To States

New Delhi: Following instances of violations of lockdown 4.0 norms at various places, the Centre on Thursday directed states and UTs to “scrupulously adhere” to all measures on restrictions mandated by the Ministry of Home Affairs or laid down by them. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla in a letter to all Chief Secretaries emphasized that […]

Prithviraj Chavan
Cong Leader Prithviraj Chavan's Gold Appropriation Suggestion Draws Flak

Mumbai: Former BJP Lok Sabha MP Kirit Somaiya on Thursday lashed out at former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan for suggesting the Centre for ‘gold appropriation’ of golds lying with all religious trusts in India. He questioned whether Congress president Sonia Gandhi had asked Chavan to put forth this demand. Thereafter, he asked the Congress party […]

Twitter
Twitter makes it official to let employees work from home 'forever'

San Francisco: Twitter has made it official to let its employees work from home forever if they chose to and they will be paid like a normal working day as they sit comfortably in the sofa in the comfort of their homes. The new option is for those employees who do not need to be […]

India-US-Friendship
US To Give $3.6 Million Aid To India For COVID-19 Battle

New Delhi: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has committed $3.6 million to assist India’s efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. A US government statement said the initial tranche of funding will seek to further strengthen and support the Central government’s efforts to increase laboratory capacity for SARS-COV-2 testing, including molecular diagnostics […]

Railway Recruitment 2020
ESIC, NIMR Recruitment 2020: Multiple Vacancies Announced, Check Details

The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Faridabad has released a notification related to the recruitment of teaching faculty and other posts. On its official website, ESIC has released details for candidates related to Document Verification/Interview. ESIC Recruitment 2020 Through the recruitment drive, ESIC is likely to fill as many as 105 vacancies, including six for […]

COVID-19: UGC directs to set up mental health helplines for students
UGC Asks Universities To Set Up Grievance Redressal Cell For COVID-19 Related Concerns

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities in the country to set up a cell for handling grievances of students related to examinations and other academic activities arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The commission has also constituted a task force to monitor the redressal of grievances and concerns raised by […]

Shramik-Trains
Shramik Special trains to run in full capacity with 3 stoppages

New Delhi: In a bid to provide more convenience to passengers, the Indian Railways on Monday said that the Shramik Special trains will now have three stoppages on its route and the will run with full capacity. The announcement came a day after the Indian Railways announced to run 15 pair of air conditioned trains […]

Hand-Washing
Staying hygienic cuts risk of common infections by 50%: Study

London: Researchers have found that improved everyday hygiene practices, such as hand-washing, reduces the risk of common infections by up to 50 per cent, thus reducing the need for antibiotics by up to 30 per cent. As witnessed during the recent global efforts to delay the spread of COVID-19, hygiene practices, including hand-washing, have become […]

Barrac-Obama
Barack Obama slams US admin for COVID-19 response

Washington: Former US President Barack Obama has slammed the incumbent administration of President Donald Trump for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster.” A tape recording of Obama’s remarks, rendered during a chat with members of the Obama Alumni Association on Friday, revealed that the former President said that Trump has […]

Sachin-Tendulkar provides financial aid
Sachin Tendulkar provides financial support to 4,000 underprivileged people

New Delhi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has donated an undisclosed amount to financially help 4,000 underprivileged people, including children from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tendulkar made the donation to the Hi5 Foundation, a non-profit organisation based out of Mumbai. “Best wishes to team Hi5 for your efforts in supporting […]

marriage-in-COVID-19-times
Lina With Rilu Forever - Marriage In the Times Of A Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: It is said that marriages are made in heaven and when you are destined to meet your life partner, nothing would stop you from getting together forever. For Amarendra and Anindita, love has found its way and blended their two hearts for a lifetime in the auspicious bond of marriage. They were aware that […]

Lav-Agarwal
We Have To Learn To Live With Coronavirus: Health Ministry

New Delhi: With the number of coronavirus cases in the country climbing to 56,342 on Friday, the Union Health Ministry said that “we have to learn to live with the virus” and that “it is a difficult battle, we need everyone’s cooperation”. Addressing mediapersons, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary at the Health Ministry, said, “We have […]

baby-birth
At 20.1 million, India expected to have highest births since COVID-19 declared as pandemic: UNICEF

United Nations: India is projected to record the highest number of births in the 9 months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March, with more than 20 million babies expected to be born in the country between March and December, according to a top UN body. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that […]

Nitin-Gadkari
Union min Nitin Gadkari assures bus and car operators of full support in coming out of economic slowdown

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME Nitin Gadkari has assured the bus and car operators of the country that the government is fully aware of their problems, and will fully support them to mitigate their issues. He said that he is in regular touch with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the […]

UNICEF
19 million children internally displaced by conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF

United Nations: An estimated 19 million children, more than ever before, were living in displacement within their own countries due to conflict and violence in 2019 — some of them for years, according to a new report of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). At the end of 2019, an estimated 46 million people were internally […]

lab-Testing
US Scientists Warn A Mutant, Most Contagious Coronavirus Strain Has Emerged

Washington: A team of US scientists led by US-based Los Alamos National Laboratory has identified a new, highly-potent strain of coronavirus that has spread globally and is more contagious than the virus in early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos or LANL) is a US Department of Energy’s national laboratory […]

unemployment
India's Unemployment Rate Soars To 27.11% Amid COVID-19 Crisis: CMIE

Mumbai: The COVID-19 crisis has led to a spike in the country’s unemployment rate to 27.11 per cent for the week ended May 3, up from the under 7 per cent level before the start of the pandemic in mid-March, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has said. The Mumbai-based think tank said the […]

Hockey-India
Hockey India Invites Expression Of Interest To Host 2021 National Championships

New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday said that it has invited expression of interest to host the 2021 National Championships as well as the inaugural Inter-Department National Championship and Academy National Championship. “While the deadline to express interest to host the 11th Hockey India National Championship 2021 is 11 May 2020, the deadline to express […]

Global-Retail-Sale
Global retail stares at $2.1 trillion loss, to take 4 years to revive

New Delhi: With the COVID-10 pandemic ravaging several industries amid poor consumer spending, global retail sales in 2020 will decline by an average of 9.6 per cent, resulting in a loss of $2.1 trillion and it will take four years for retailers to overtake pre-pandemic levels, a new Forrester report said on Tuesday. The impact […]

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 […]

ASUS
ASUS India Aims To Commence New PC Launches From June

New Delhi: Despite the disruptions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain, Taiwanese electronics major ASUS expects a surge in demand for laptops in India once the lockdown is lifted, even as the company prepares for a couple of launches in June this year, a top company executive has said. Due to […]

Coronavirus
83 deaths, 2644 new COVID-19 cases reported in India in last 24 hours

New Delhi: With 2644 new cases and 83 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 39,980 on Sunday morning, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the total cases, 28046 are active, 10632 people have recovered, and 1301 people have succumbed to the disease. At least […]

Facebook-adds-new-care-emoj
Facebook adds new 'care' emoji reaction

San Francisco: Facebook has rolled out a new ‘Care’ reaction on Facebook desktop and app to help people share their support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The social media giant is gradually rolling out the care emoji to users. A number of people have already received the new emojis, however, for the majority of users, they […]

WHo-praises-China
WHO hails Wuhan for clearing all COVID-19 cases

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the news that there were no more hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus originated last December, praising its people’s “tireless efforts” to combat the pandemic. According to city authorities, Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, was cleared of all COVID-19 cases […]