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World Bank announces USD 1 billion social protection package for India

New Delhi: The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $1 billion accelerating India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Program to support India’s efforts at providing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households, severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This takes the total commitment from the Bank towards emergency COVID-19 response in India […]

PM Modi Announces Rs 20 Lakh Cr Package To Make India Self-Reliant In COVID-19 Crisis

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the only way out of this unprecedented crisis is a self-reliant India and announced an economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore to propel the country on the path to self-reliance. The Special economic package is for our labourers, farmers, honest tax payers, MSMEs and cottage […]

Walmart & Flipkart
Walmart, Flipkart Donate Rs 46 Crore For India's Fight Against COVID-19

Bengaluru: Retail giant Flipkart and the Walmart Foundation on Saturday extended their support to India’s fight against COVID-19 by announcing to provide Rs 46 crore worth help that will focus on personal protective equipment (PPEs) including N95 masks and medical gowns for medical staff, and other necessities for vulnerable communities. Walmart and eCommerce player Flipkart […]

CM Naveen Patnaik urges doctors to support Odisha's COVID-19 telemedicine helpline

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday appealed to the doctors to support the State government’s initiative of launching a dedicated COVID-19 telemedicine helpline. “I am appealing to all the doctors, across the state and India, to support the government in this initiative. Please come forward and register to provide free service to citizens,” […]

India switches off power, and lights up to thank 'Corona warriors'
India switches off power, and lights up to thank 'Corona warriors'

New Delhi:  Even as there were over 3,500 coronavirus cases on Sunday and the death count reached 83, India overwhelmingly responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call on Sunday night. Right at 9 p.m., Indians switched off lights and lit candles or flashed mobile torches for nine minutes to express solidarity with “Corona warriors”. From […]

Over 30,000 doctors volunteer to join fight against COVID-19

New Delhi: More than 30,000 doctors, including retired government and Armed Forces Medical Services, and private physicians have volunteered to help the government fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a senior government official said on Friday. The government on March 25 had appealed to retired government, Armed Forces Medical Services, public sector undertaking or private doctors […]

NCC, Ex-Servicemen To Volunteer Fight Against COVID-19

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The National Cadet Corps (NCC) and Department of Ex-Servicemen welfare (ESW), Ministry of Defence (MoD) have offered a helping hand to civilian authorities in the country’s fight against COVID-19. The NCC has issued guidelines for temporary employment of its cadets under ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’ to augment relief efforts and functioning of various agencies […]

COVID-19: US announces USD 174 mn aid to 64 countries, India to get USD 2.9 mn

Washington: With an aim to help them fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the United States announced USD 174 million financial assistance to 64 countries including USD 2.9 million to India on Friday. This is in addition to the USD 100 million aid announced by the US in February. The newly announced assistance is part of […]

Column: Fight Against COVID-19 Caught Between Complacency and Panic

By Sandeep Sahu It’s already a scary situation, the kind that people have perhaps not seen in their lifetime. No large family, social or religious gatherings, no seminars or workshops, no schools or colleges, no cinema or theatre, no visits to tourist places, no entertainment or merry-making …. the list goes on. [Strangely, the ban […]