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Entertainment
Covid-19 pandemic: Entertainment, tourism to take severe hit even after resumption of biz activity

New Delhi: Even after business activity resumes in a couple of months, assuming the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, some sectors like entertainment, tourism, hospitality, electronics, retail, gems and jewellery and logistics are likely to take a big hit, with recovery possible only in the medium to long term. According to an analysis by Dun & Bradstreet, […]

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COVID-19: Ayurveda solutions to be included in contingency plans to contain coronavirus

New Delhi: The Ministry of AYUSH has proposed to include Ayurveda solutions in the district level contingency plans being drawn up to contain COVID-19 (coronavirus) in all districts across the country. An official statement said the ministry has also put together the draft guidelines for practitioners of different Ayush systems in the wake of Covid-19, […]

Fighting COVID-19: ADB assures USD 2.2 bn support package to India
Fighting COVID-19: ADB assures USD 2.2 bn support package to India

New Delhi: Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa on Friday assured Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of USD 2.2 billion (about Rs 16,500 crore) support to India in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In a call, Asakawa commended the Indian government’s decisive response to the pandemic, including a national health emergency program, tax and […]

COVID-19: UN chief Guterres calls for unity of Security Council
COVID-19: UN chief Guterres calls for unity of Security Council

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for unity of the Security Council over the COVID-19 pandemic. “The engagement of the Security Council will be critical to mitigate the peace and security implications of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he told the council in a virtual briefing on Thursday, reported Xinhua news agency. “Indeed, a signal of […]

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Govt removes customs duty, health cess on ventilators, COVID-19 test kits till Sept 30

New Delhi: The Union government on Thursday removed customs duty and health cess till September on ventilators, coronavirus testing kits and other medical supplies to increase domestic availability of these products to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Also Read: COVID-19: RBI Offers More Sops To Ease Compliance Burden With the removal of the duty and cess, […]

Asit Tripathy letter to centre amid coronavirus lockdown
Ask Telecom Providers Not To Disconnect Incoming Facilities For 3 Months: Odisha to Centre

Bhubaneswar: With a view to ensure people stay connected with their family members, relatives and government machinery while staying at home amid the nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, Odisha Government on Wednesday requested Union Telecom secretary Anshu Prakash to direct the Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) in the State to not disconnect incoming […]

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COVID-19: US President Trump praises, thanks PM Modi profusely for HCQ

New Delhi/Washington: The US president Donald Trump on Thursday profusely praised and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his decision to supply hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 (coronavirus) disease, to some of the most affected nations. In his morning tweet, Donald Trump said, “Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank […]

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COVID-19: Shah Rukh Khan Dedicates Office Space For Quarantine Facility, Salman Keeps Promise

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri have offered their four-storied personal office space to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), to be utilised as quarantine facility for women, children and the elderly. This comes at a time when the nation along with the rest of the world is battling the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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App to manage anxiety during COVID-19 pandemic

New York: To help panic attack sufferers during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have developed an application ‘PanicMechanic’ that adapts biofeedback-like monitoring so it can be used on a mobile phone to manage their anxiety. Biofeedback is the process of gaining greater awareness of many physiological functions of one’s own body, commercially by using […]

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FIFA postpones U-17 Women's World Cup in India due to COVID-19

New Delhi: The FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India in November was on Saturday postponed by football’s governing body due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. The women’s age group showpiece was to be held at five venues in the country –Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad and Navi Mumbai — […]

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Amitabh Bachchan Lauds Effort Of Doctors, Dedicates Coolie Song

Mumbai: Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has taken to social media to laud the selfless performance of doctors and paramedical staff across the world in the battle against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Amitabh Bachchan on Friday morning, shared a cartoon that shows a doctor holding the globe on his shoulders, like Atlas. The veteran actor shared […]

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IGL Announces Reduction In CNG & PNG Prices In Wake Of Covid-19 Pandemic

New Delhi:  In a major relief to customers facing lockdown in wake of Covid-19 pandemic, Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) on Thursday announced a major cut in the selling prices of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG), consequent upon the government reducing the prices of domestically produced natural gas. This revision in price […]

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Covid-19: 39.51 Lakh Women Jan Dhan Account Holders In Odisha To Get Financial Aid From Today

Bhubaneswar: Amid Coronavirus outbreak, as many as 39.51 lakh women Jan Dhan account holders in Odisha are all set to get monthly financial assistance of Rs 500 in the first phase under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY). According to sources, the women beneficiaries will get SMS alert after the cash benefit is transferred […]

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COVID-19 Cases To Reach 1 Million In Next Few Days, Toll To Hit 50,000- WHO

Geneva: The chief of World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said, within next few days, the world will see confirmed COVID-19 cases reach one million and the death toll climb to 50,000. “As we enter the fourth month since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am deeply concerned about the rapid escalation and global […]

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Abbott's portable test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

San Francisco: In what could be the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), US-based healthcare technology maker Abbott has unveiled a test that can deliver positive results in as little as five minutes. The test can also be used outside the four walls of a traditional hospital such as […]