Tag: Covid 19 Pandemic

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 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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, […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Iran Celebrates Eid Amid Social Distancing

Tehran: Iranians held massive collective prayers on Sunday to celebrate Eid, amid social distancing measures including masks and gloves due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Group prayers had been cancelled in the country for almost three months, although this restriction was recently lifted in low-risk areas and for special ceremonies, reports Efe news. The faithful were […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
COVID-19 Pandemic: Latest Updates From Around The World

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on corona crisis from around the globe on Monday. Global COVID-19 cases top 5.4 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surged past the 5.4 million mark, while the deaths increased to more than 345,000, according […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
China Accuses US Of Spreading 'Conspiracies' On COVID-19 Pandemic

Beijing: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accused the US of spreading “conspiracies and lies” about the coronavirus pandemic, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations, it was reported. Speaking at an annual news conference during China’s parliamentary session on Sunday, Wang said that “some political forces in the US are taking China-US relations hostage”, […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
National Games Postponed Indefinitely Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

New Delhi: The much-delayed 36th National Games, scheduled for October-November in Goa, was on Thursday postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) recently asked the Goa government to host the National Games as scheduled from October 20 to November 4 this year. However, a spurt in the number of novel […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Odisha govt announces benefits amounting to Rs 87.50 crore for kendu leaf workers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday announced a slew of benefits amounting to Rs 87.50 crore for around 8.35 lakh kendu leaf workers who are facing a rough phase due to COVID-19 pandemic. The beneficiaries include about eight lakh pluckers, who are the poorest of the poor and mostly women, about 17,500 binders and over […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Resource constraint may lead to no new scheme funding in FY21

New Delhi: Government has suspended expenditure on all new and approved public-funded schemes and projects of ministries during the current financial year in wake of Covid-19 pandemic that has put unprecedented demand on public financial resources. Accordingly, ministries have been told that no new schemes and sub-schemes should be initiated in FY21 excerpt those announced […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Covid-19 Odisha Lockdown: Owners be allowed to walk pets outside, Animal Welfare Board requests all States

Bhubaneswar: In a big relief to pet owners, Animal Welfare Board Of India (AWBI) has urged states to allow owners to take their pets outside for daily walks amid the Covid-19 lockdown. In a letter to Chief Secretaries of all the States and Union Territories, AWBI said that ‘stopping pets and other animals for nature’s […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021