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India's economy seen slowing rapidly in March quarter, with worse to come

The median forecast from a Reuters poll of economists put annual economic growth at 2.1% in the March quarter, lower than 4.7% in the December quarter. Forecasts ranged between +4.5% and -1.5%. Economists expect the fiscal year that began in April will see the worst economic contraction in four decades.

Coronavirus in Haryana: 21 US returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Panchkula

Atleast 21 people, who had returned back in Haryana’s Panchkula from the United States of America has tested positive of coronavirus infection. Total 73 people had arrived from the US on May 19. Chief Medical Officer of Panchkula, Dr Jasjit Kaur said, “21 out of 73 people, who had arrived from the USA on May 19 have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them are not residents of Panchkula but belong to various districts. 2 reports were inconclusive and rests were negative.”Coronavirus in Haryana: 21 US returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Panchkula

Need to give importance to economy, battle Covid-19: PM Modi to CMs

In a video conference with the chief ministers, fourth such interaction since March 22 when he first spoke to them on the pandemic, Modi also highlighted the importance for states to enforce prescribed guidelines strictly in the coronavirus hotspots zones, the government said in a statement.

Coronavirus decoded: Here's why children are at a lower risk of Covid-19 infection as compared to adults

Children account for less than two per cent of identified cases of Covid-19.

View: Reopening the economy before Coronavirus is contained will backfire?

As some left their homes and infections began to rise rapidly once again, people would be afraid once more to go out.

Lockdown, Day 65: India faces a jobs paradox

A United Nations University study estimates that 104 mn Indians could fall below the World Bank-determined poverty line of $3.2 a day for lower-middle-income countries but the picture of where the Indian economy is headed should be a bit clearer tomorrow when the GDP data comes out.

Covid-19 impact: Lockdown takes toll on wedding industry in Vadodara

Coronavirus lockdown took a massive toll on the wedding industry in Gujarat’s Vadodara. Marriage decorators are facing hardships to revive their businesses in market. They are suffering loss due to COVID-19 outbreak. There are 12,905 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Gujarat. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases are 66,330 and 3583 deaths in India.Covid-19 impact: Lockdown takes toll on wedding industry in Vadodara

COVID-19 lockdown: Reliance to provide meals for 3 crore Indians

New Delhi, Apr 20(ANI): Reliance Foundation has scaled up its meal distribution programme under Mission Anna Seva to provide over 3 crore meals to marginalised and under-resourced communities across India. Under the programme, Reliance Foundation is providing cooked meals, ready-to-eat food packets and dry ration kits to families and bulk ration to community kitchens. The entire staff of Reliance Foundation is working together in the mission on a war footing to ensure that no Indian goes hungry during the lockdown period. RIL has contributed Rs 535 crore to various relief funds, including Rs 500 crore to the PM-CARES Fund. COVID-19 lockdown: Reliance to provide meals for 3 crore Indians

Economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia on what it would take to revive Covid-19 hit economy

The clock winds down on Lockdown 2.0 and India awaits a roadmap for revival. Economist Montek Ahluwalia presents his prescription in an Exclusive chat with Rahul Shivshankar.Economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia on what it would take to revive Covid-19 hit economy

Lockdown puts rural economy under stress

The prolonged lockdown along with rain and hailstorm in many regions has heightened rural distress, pushing anxious villagers to moneylenders — a situation which farm leaders say can trigger agitations and suicides unless farmers get quick relief.

Need to accept coronavirus as part of life: Sharad Pawar

The former Union minister appealed to the states information department to spread social awareness among the masses about the preventive measures for novel coronavirus.

13 employees of Jodhpur's Saras Dairy found Covid-19 positive

Around 13 employees of Saras Dairy found coronavirus positive in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur. The officials of Saras Dairy urged locals not to panic. The infected employees were not working in processing, packaging and supply chain of dairy. 8831 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in Rajasthan so far.13 employees of Jodhpur's Saras Dairy found Covid-19 positive

Covid-19 pandemic: District judge of Rohini court tests positive

The district judge of the Rohini District Courts complex tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the president of the bar association said. Four judges, who came in contact with the district judge, got themselves tested for the disease, he said, adding that while the results of two were negative, those of the other two judges were awaited.Covid-19 pandemic: District judge of Rohini court tests positive

India far away from peak, much better positioned in COVID-19 fight than other nations: Govt

Lav Agarwal said it is wrong to just look at the total number of cases and state that India has the seventh highest number of cases as the population of countries also should be taken into account.

The signal in the noise: Using the best data to combat Covid-19 in India

If we ignore biases in data sets and analysis, it will hamper the efforts to defeat the virus.

IBM's Deepali Naair on the concept of 6 feet economy and why a marketers personal brand is important

In this episode, Deepali Naair, CMO - India and South Asia, shares how IBM's full stack of remote working solutions helped them to be back on its feet during the lockdown. Terming the current business scenario as a 'six feet economy', Deepali laid out the importance of communicating and adapting conversations according to the phase of engagement. Stressing how digital has become even more important, she stressed on relooking at content, piloting innovative approaches and leveraging the personal brand of leaders to put out messages and give authentic and honest tone to their communication.IBM's Deepali Naair on the concept of 6 feet economy and why a marketers personal brand is important

FM chairs FSDC meeting, takes stock of economy amid COVID-19

This was the first meeting of the FSDC, which comprises RBI Governor and other financial sector regulators, since the coronavirus outbreak.

Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 4,531, number of cases climb to 1.58 lakh

India had crossed the 1,50,000 mark yesterday following a huge spurt in recent days. While it took the country 109 days to witness 1 lakh patients, in took only 9 days for the next 50,000.

When will the happy ads return? Advertisers prepare for post-coronavirus economy

Even if brands have not committed to advertising budgets yet, almost all are thinking ahead to what those future ads should convey.

India's COVID-19 recovery rate improving, fatality rate declining: Health Ministry

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 93,322 while 91,818 people have recovered so far, of whom 4,835 cured in the last 24 hours.

2,211 Maharashtra police personnel found COVID-19 positive; 25 dead

Of the total number of police personnel who succumbed to the infection, 16 are from Mumbai. Three others are from Nashik rural, two from Pune and one each from Solapur city, Solapur rural, Thane and the Mumbai ATS, the official said.

Prototype vaccine protects monkeys from coronavirus

The team infected nine unvaccinated rhesus macaques with the new coronavirus. The monkeys developed symptoms that resembled a moderate case of COVID-19, including inflammation in their lungs that led to pneumonia. The monkeys recovered after a few days, and Barouch and his colleagues found that the animals had begun making antibodies to the coronavirus.

India's Covid-19 cases cross 96,000; recovery rate improves to 38.29%

India on Monday saw the highest single-day increase of 5,242 new COVID-19 cases as the total number of cases reached 96,169 on the first day of the fourth phase of lockdown. There are 56,316 active cases and a total of 36,824 people have been cured of COVID-19 taking the recovery rate to 38. 29 per cent while 3029 patients have died. Health Ministry said a total of 2,715 patients were reported cured in the last 24 hours.India's Covid-19 cases cross 96,000; recovery rate improves to 38.29%

COVID-19: Actor Salman Khan condemns attacks on doctors, police personnel

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan is deeply disturbed after reading about the growing violence against doctors and police personnel in various cities. Salman Khan said, “Doctors and nurses came to save you and you pelted stones on them, COVID-19 patients are running from hospital to nowhere, all these will not anyone.” “Because of some people all the citizens are suffering,” the actor further added and urged people to support the doctors and police personnel during this humanitarian crisisCOVID-19: Actor Salman Khan condemns attacks on doctors, police personnel

57% worried of high-priced COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals: Survey

The survey conducted by LocalCircles, a community social media platform, received around 40,000 responses on five questions related to public perception of government and private hospitals for COVID-19 treatment.

George Soros says EU may not survive coronavirus crisis

Soros, 89, said the damage to the euro zone economy from the new coronavirus would last "longer than most people think", adding that the rapid evolution of the virus meant that a reliable vaccine would be hard to develop.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath not to attend father's last rites amid COVID-19 lockdown challenges

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's father, Anand Singh Bisht, died this morning. Mr Bisht who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi last month due to kidney problems died at 10.44 am.UP CM Yogi Adityanath not to attend father's last rites amid COVID-19 lockdown challenges

COVID-19 lockdown: Lack of basic amenities force patients to stay in night shelters in Delhi

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Amid extended nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many patients and their attendants are left stranded outside prestigious All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) hospital in a night shelter due to lack of amenities. Patients those who were scheduled for appointment prior to implementation of lockdown are now nowhere to go as they don’t have access to transportation and basic amenities which force them to accommodate in a night shelter. For these people, life has come to a standstill and left with nowhere to go as they hope for relaxation from the lockdown to move ahead in life. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended nationwide lockdown till May 03. COVID-19 lockdown: Lack of basic amenities force patients to stay in night shelters in Delhi

Two govt panels want Covid lockdown lifted

Except keeping schools, colleges, movie halls, the panels want lifting all other lockdown curbs.

India's coronavirus death count crosses 4,000

Over the past 24 hours, cases in India jumped by 6,977, the sixth consecutive peak in daily cases. The death toll also rose by 154, a new peak. New cases were reported from 26 states/UTs, compared to 27 a day before.

Coronavirus lockdown: Maharashtra should open up, says Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar, the veteran politician considered to be the stabilising force in the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP coalition in Maharashtra, also said the Covid-19 situation is “turning around” in the state and that the state government is in talks with industry leaders about reopening business activities.

India now has over 15,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

Confirmed coronavirus cases in India shot well past the 15,000 mark today, Health Ministry data updated at 8 am showed.The number of cases in the country stands at 15,712 at the moment. Casualties number 507 till now, while 2,231 have been listed as cured/discharged/migrated.As of 9 pm yesterday, a total of 3,72,123 samples from 3,54,969 individuals had been tested for the virus, according to latest data at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) website.India now has over 15,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra COVID-19 tally rises to 72,300 with 2,287 cases; 103 die

A total of 1,225 patients were discharged from hospitals in the day, taking the tally of the recovered cases in the state to 31,333, a department statement said here.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Americans trust different sources for coronavirus info

As Americans try to stay safe from the coronavirus, some families are arguing over which sources to trust. Only a third of Americans see friends and family as a highly trusted source for coronavirus information according to a recent AP survey. (AP)COVID-19 Pandemic: Americans trust different sources for coronavirus info

First COVID-19 vaccine human trial finds it is safe, induces immune response

In the trial, carried out in 108 healthy adults, the vaccine demonstrated promising results after 28 days, with the final results to be evaluated in six months, the study said.

India's Covid-19 case fatality rate per lakh population amongst lowest in world: Health Ministry

The Centre on Tuesday said that India's fatality rate due to coronavirus is 2.82 per cent and it is one of the lowest in the world. "The fatality rate due to COVID-19 in our country is 2.82 per cent and it is one of the lowest in the world. Only 10 per cent of India's population accounts for 50 per cent of India's COVID-19 linked deaths and 73 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in India are people with co-morbidities," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, at a press conference here on Tuesday.India's Covid-19 case fatality rate per lakh population amongst lowest in world: Health Ministry

UK economy shrinks 2% in first quarter on coronavirus

Britain's economy contracted two percent in the first three months of the year, rocked by fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Wednesday.

Coronavirus in India: No COVID-19 case in 216 districts till date; recovery rate improves to 29.36%

India has reported 3,390 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus, while as many as 1,273 patients have recovered from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs (MoHFW) on Friday. There has not been a single positive case of coronavirus that has been detected in 216 districts of the country and no new infection has been reported from 42 districts in the last 28 days.Coronavirus in India: No COVID-19 case in 216 districts till date; recovery rate improves to 29.36%

MGNREGA provides employment to people in MP’s Sehore amid COVID-19 lockdown

Sehore (Madhya Pradesh), May 30 (ANI): People in Sehore get employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) amid COVID-19 lockdown. Raveena, a worker said, “We have got the work of constructing a well here. I am pursuing studies along with helping my family with this work”. The coronavirus lockdown has left several people jobless across the country and MGNREGA is providing them an option to make ends meet.MGNREGA provides employment to people in MP’s Sehore amid COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19: World Bank urges countries to go for comprehensive policies to boost long-term growth

The scope and speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdowns have devastated the poor around the world are unprecedented in modern times, World Bank Group President David Malpass said.

India's Covid-19 count crosses 1,50,000 mark

A jump of over 6000 cases took India's case count to 1,51,767, while 4337 have died due to the virusIndia's Covid-19 count crosses 1,50,000 mark

Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 10 prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in Agra Central Jail

Amid COVID-19 lockdown when country is fighting to curb the spread of the dreadful virus, 10 jail prisoners tested positive for COVID-19 in Agra jail. A prisoner from Agra Central Jail, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died on May 9. After which jail authority sent samples of 27 people including 13 police officials and 14 prisoners from which 10 prisoners tested COVID-19 positive. The jail barracks, in which the infected prisoners were kept, have been emptied and other prisoners are shifted to different barracks keeping social distancing in mind. A prisoner from Agra Central Jail, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died. Agra is one of the districts of UP which has recorded most of the COVID-19 cases. UP has recorded 3664 confirmed cases and 82 deaths from COVID-19 till now. Lockdown has been extended till May 17. Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 10 prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in Agra Central Jail

Ready to deal with situation if there is spike in cases of coronavirus: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal said the situation is still under control in Delhi, even after several relaxations were given in the fourth phase of COVID-19-induced lockdown.

COVID-19 outbreak: Delhiites violate ‘social distancing’ norm at Azadpur Mandi

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): Massive crowd was seen at a vegetable market in Delhi on April 12 amid nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Delhiites were seen violating norms of social distancing while purchasing vegetables. On April 11, District Magistrate North directed DCP North West and Secretary APMC took all necessary measures to ensure social distancing protocol is followed at Azadpur Mandi and took strict action against those violating norms. There are total 903 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Delhi including 14 deaths. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases surpassed 7,000 in India with over 240 deaths.COVID-19 outbreak: Delhiites violate ‘social distancing’ norm at Azadpur Mandi

India's Covid-19 tally touches 81,970, death toll at 2,649

With an increase of 3,967 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India's tally of coronavirus cases reached 81,970 cases, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday. According to the latest figures, 51,401 patients are active coronavirus cases while 27,919 patients have been cured/discharged and one patient has been migrated. With a rise in 100 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths now stands at 2,649.India's Covid-19 tally touches 81,970, death toll at 2,649

Endgame Covid-19: The cure for coronavirus may not be that far

WHO has given a 6-point strategy on lifting the restrictions and speeding up testing for several countries.

Calls for debt monetisation gain traction as COVID-19 cripples economy

Conservative monetary economist and former RBI chief Raghuram Rajan, over the weekend, has also pitched for monetising public debt and higher fiscal deficit in a ''measured'' manner to protect the economy and the poor and the vulnerable in these ''abnormal times''.

373 Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh in last 24 hours: Principal Health Secy

Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary of Health, Amit Mohan Prasad on June 01 briefed detail report of COVID-19 situation in the state. He said, in last 24 hours, 373 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state while deaths toll stands at 217 in Uttar Pradesh so far. He said, “In last 24 hours, 373 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh. There are 3083 active cases in the state and 4891 people have been cured or discharged. Deaths toll stands at 217.”373 Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh in last 24 hours: Principal Health Secy

Covid-19: India tally nears 80k-mark; over 3,700 fresh cases in past 24 hours

Coronavirus cases in India neared the 80,000-figure after witnessing the second-highest single-day cases on Thursday since the start of the outbreak. As many as 3,722 fresh cases of Covid-19 were discovered and 134 people died from the virus across all the states in the last 24 hour. As of Thursday morning, the overall positive cases of the deadly pathogen stood at 78,003, out of which 26,235 have been cured and discharged while 2,549 died since the pandemic started.Covid-19: India tally nears 80k-mark; over 3,700 fresh cases in past 24 hours

Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues guideline to all central govt employees

Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues a 17-point guideline to all central govt employees. Details by TIMES NOW's Mohit Sharma.Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues guideline to all central govt employees

Coronavirus lockdown extended till May 31; fresh guidelines to be issued: NDMA

NDMA directs the Ministries/Departments of Government of India, State Governments and State Authorities to continue the lockdown measures upto 31st May, 2020. NDMA directs NEC, headed by Union Home Secretary, to modify lockdown guidelines keeping in view the need to open up economic activities while containing the spread of COVID-19Coronavirus lockdown extended till May 31; fresh guidelines to be issued: NDMA

New task forces to help 2.7 million teachers in India hit by COVID-19 lockdown

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organteachetisation data, launched at the Teachers of the World Unite virtual summit this week, highlighted that 9.1 million teachers across the world who have been impacted by the pandemic-related school closures, out of a total of 63 million affected teachers, are untrained in coping with the challenge.

COVID-19: Government identifies 170 hotspot districts

Detailing the government's plan to contain local outbreak of coronavirus, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, MoHFW, underlined that the affected areas have been divided into two zones- Containment zone and Buffer Zone. The containment zone has been divided into sectors with 50 houses each (30 houses in difficult areas) emphasised Agarwal. The cluster-containment strategy has yielded positive results, said the officialCOVID-19: Government identifies 170 hotspot districts

56 more test positive for COVID-19 in Assam; total count 1,272

Of the 56 cases, 18 are from Lakhimpur, 12 from Barpeta, seven from Udalguri, five each from Baksa and Dhubri, three from Kamrup and two from Dhemaji.

AI makes it mandatory for crew to check pre-flight COVID-19 test results are negative

An Air India flight had to return after its ground staff realised that a pilot tested positive.

At least two employees of MEA test positive for coronavirus

At least two employees serving at the headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs here have tested positive for the novel coronavirus following which all the staffers who came in contact with them were asked to go for self-quarantine for 14 days, people familiar with the development said on Saturday.

How Wuhan tested 6.5 million for coronavirus in days

While other governments have struggled to provide testing for their populations on a broad scale, China has embarked on a citywide campaign to prevent a resurgence of infections at all costs. It has succeeded, according to residents and Chinese news reports, by mobilizing thousands of medical and other workers and spending hundreds of millions of dollars.

COVID-19: FIEO expects 20 per cent fall in export during FY21

The apex body of exporters has requested the government to provide two per cent additional MEIS (Merchandise Exports from India Scheme) support to all exports and four per cent to labour-intensive sectors like apparel, leather, handicraft, carpets, marine, tea and processed food.

Australia heading for recession after economy contracts

The 0.3 percent contraction was the first quarterly drop since 2009 during the global financial crisis and came as the lockdown exacerbated the impact of a prolonged drought and massive bushfires.

Lockdown impact: Here's how states are planning to jump-start economy, ET NOW report

With revenues nosediving due to Coronavirus lockdown, how will states recover and jump-start the economy? Here's a report from ETNOW's Ruchi Bhatia.Lockdown impact: Here's how states are planning to jump-start economy, ET NOW report

Covid-19: With biggest spike of 6,654 cases, India's tally reaches 1,25,101

India witnessed the biggest ever spike of 6,654 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,25,101, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As many as 137 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 3,720.Covid-19: With biggest spike of 6,654 cases, India's tally reaches 1,25,101

Coronavirus lockdown: PM Modi to interact with all State CMs for 5th time on Monday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers of various states via video conference on Monday afternoon, the Prime Minister's Office said. This will be the fifth meeting of the prime minister with the chief ministers since the outbreak of the novel coronavirusCoronavirus lockdown: PM Modi to interact with all State CMs for 5th time on Monday

Covid-19 pandemic: Houston lab to test for coronavirus antibodies

Houston lab says that, if needed, it can process up to a half-million coronavirus antibody tests per month. The company offering the service says they’re offering peace of mind, but experts contend the value of antibody testing is debatable. (AP)Covid-19 pandemic: Houston lab to test for coronavirus antibodies

West Bengal minister tests Covid-19 positive

West Bengal TMC Leader Sujit Bose tests Covid-19 positive.West Bengal minister tests Covid-19 positive

COVID-19 crisis: Two recovered patients get relapse bout, admitted to Noida hospital

Noida: Two recovered COVID-19 patients relapse and have been admitted to the hospitalCOVID-19 crisis: Two recovered patients get relapse bout, admitted to Noida hospital

Coronavirus vaccine: ICMR partners with BBIL to develop indigenous COVID-19 vaccine

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) partners with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) for developing indigenous Covid-19 vaccine. Coronavirus vaccine: ICMR partners with BBIL to develop indigenous COVID-19 vaccine

67 pc of 92 FPOs' business hit due to COVID-19 lockdown: Survey

According to the survey, about 67 per cent of 92 FPOs' business were highly impacted. About 49 per cent of the FPOs surveyed reported a shortage of finance, 11 out of 18 FPOs dealing in vegetable produce reported losses with a reduction of 35 per cent of sales as compared to last year.

ET View: Even before Covid, economy was slumping

The government needs to fix the banks and create a functional bond market. This alone can raise the rate of investment. Gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP was down to 26% in Q4 of 2019-20, and 26.9% for the year as a whole. Without raising it by six percentage points of GDP, India cannot shed its low growth trap.

Chinese Govt restricts publications on the origin of COVID-19

Chinese Govt restricts publications on the origin of COVID-19.Details by TIMES NOW's Athar Khan.Chinese Govt restricts publications on the origin of COVID-19

Maharashtra fights Covid-19: Thane Police officer tests positive, 35 cops quarantined

A senior police inspector from Thane police commissionerate tested positive for coronavirus in Nasik hospital on Saturday.Maharashtra fights Covid-19: Thane Police officer tests positive, 35 cops quarantined

Wuhan’s mass testing may have eradicated the coronavirus

Of the 60,000 people tested on Sunday, no cases of asymptomatic infections were found, said the Wuhan municipal health commission on Monday. In an ambitious effort to guard against a resurgence of cases, Wuhan is testing its entire 11 million population for the virus and has found some 200 asymptomatic cases in the past two weeks.

COVID-19 crisis: Over 20 Navy sailors in Mumbai test positive for coronavirus

Mumbai: At least 20 sailors of the Indian Navy at INS Angre have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai on Saturday. The INS Angre is a shore based logistics and shore-based support establishment of the Western Naval Command.COVID-19 crisis: Over 20 Navy sailors in Mumbai test positive for coronavirus

Taiwan approves Gilead's remdesivir to treat COVID-19

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Centre said the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration took into account "the fact that the efficacy and safety of remdesivir has been supported by preliminary evidence" and its use is being approved by other countries.

Crucial to keep homes ventilated to reduce coronavirus spread

The novel SARS-CoV-2, like many viruses, is less than 100 microns in size.

Maharashtra: NCP leader Anand Paranjpe tests positive for Covid-19

Six persons including Anand Paranjpe, Thane city NCP president tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, It is suspected that Paranjpe may have been infected during one of two recent visits to state housing minister Jitendra Awhad’s residence.TIMES NOW's Aruneel with detailsMaharashtra: NCP leader Anand Paranjpe tests positive for Covid-19

Covid-19 no bar for govt realty stress fund

The new set of stuck projects that have been finalised for investment are located in cities and towns such as Bengaluru, Chennai, National Capital Region, Bahadurgarh, Sonipat and Rewari.

Wipro to convert Pune office into COVID-19 hospital

Wipro said it would hand over the facility to the Maharashtra government by May 30. The 450-bed hospital, which is going to be equipped to treat moderate cases, will have 12 beds to stabilise critical patients before shifting them to a tertiary care facility. The isolated COVID-19 dedicated complex will also have 24 rooms to accommodate doctors and medical staff.

Indian economy to contract 10% this fiscal: Subhash Chandra Garg

The former finance secretary said India's lockdown was faulty, saying the economy will shrink by 10%.

Government could have done more for economy: Ashok Lahiri

According to Ashok Lahiri, member of the 15th Finance Commission, there was more scope for intervention in direct cash transfers, stressing the importance of coordination between central and state governments to ensure an effective delivery mechanism.

Covid-19: India records 6,088 new cases; tally reaches 1,18,447

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,583, while the number of cases climbed to 1,18,447 in the country, registering an increase of 148 deaths and 6,088 cases since Thursday 8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 66,330, while 48,533 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. Covid-19: India records 6,088 new cases; tally reaches 1,18,447

View: Start depoliticising the Covid-19 dashboard, and prioritise economic recovery

The biggest concern is how to keep the numbers on the dashboard in control while easing lockdown restrictions. Never before has such a daily count being tracked so scrupulously nationally.

When will travellers return? Decimated by Covid-19, travel and hospitality recovery will be a long stretch

The travel industry is bracing itself for the new changes that will have to be factored in post lockdown.

Covid-19 lockdown: 179 stranded Pakistan nationals repatriated from India via Attari-Wagah Border

179 Pakistan nationals sent back to their home via Attari-Wagah border on May 27. They were stranded in India due to COVID-19 lockdown since March and couldn’t go back due to closure of Attari-Wagah border. Covid-19 lockdown: 179 stranded Pakistan nationals repatriated from India via Attari-Wagah Border

Combating Covid-19: Efforts on to develop vaccine in 1 year, will cost USD 2-3 billion, says Prof Raghavan

India is making efforts to develop vaccine to treat COVID-19 patients, which will cost USD 2-3 billion, said Prof K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India, on Thursday. Prof Raghavan, who was speaking at a press conference, said the vaccine is given to the normal population, not the sick people. "Hence it is necessary that it is properly tested and its quality and safety are ensured."Combating Covid-19: Efforts on to develop vaccine in 1 year, will cost USD 2-3 billion, says Prof Raghavan

Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world economy and how India is placed

As the world is undergoing the impact of Coronavirus, the IMF has revised its global GDP growth estimate. ET Wealth studies how India is placed in this scenario.

Noida: Sixteen fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported

Sixteen fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Noida.Details by TIMES NOW's Siddhant.Noida: Sixteen fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported

Coronavirus in Delhi: Satyendar Jain dismisses reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 death data

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that no death caused due to Coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. “No death caused due to Coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. Deaths of suspected cases are not covered in death toll of COVID-19,” said Jain on reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 deaths in the national capital.Coronavirus in Delhi: Satyendar Jain dismisses reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 death data

Assam announces committee to prepare roadmap for revitalising economy

The committee considering all aspects of different sectors of the state which have borne the brunt of the Covid 19 pandemic and taking into account of the views, suggestions and inputs from the government departments, members of the public and organisations has formulated two sets of recommendations namely short term and medium/long term recommendations.

Limited impact on Vedanta operations due to coronavirus lockdown: Crisil

The company is expected to undertake cash preservation measures such as reduced capital expenditure (capex) and limited dividend payout in FY21, which shall support liquidity. Additionally, to preserve liquidity, Vedanta has availed moratorium on its term debt obligation as per RBI guidelines after approval from respective banks.

India's Covid count goes past 1,50,000

The total number of coronavirus infections in India rose to 1,51,767 in the past 24 hours, according to Union Health ministry's latest update.

Covid-19: We've wiped out Rs 18 lakh crore from Indian economy in last 50 days, says Manish Tewari

While speaking to ANI in the national capital on May 11 amid coronavirus pandemic, the Congress leader Manish Tewari said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conduct conference with the chief ministers today in the afternoon but there are certain set of facts which they will have to take a hard look at.”Covid-19: We've wiped out Rs 18 lakh crore from Indian economy in last 50 days, says Manish Tewari

Over one-third MSMEs start shutting shop as recovery amid Covid-19 looks unlikely: AIMO survey

The govt's package has not reached the MSMEs and is also not enough to make up for the loss, a study said.

India’s budget target breach signals further blowout this year

The government racked up a budget deficit of 4.6% of GDP in the fiscal year that ended in March.

India's Covid-19 count crosses the 9,000 mark

COVID-19 curve in India crosses the 9,000 mark. The total number of deaths reported in the country stands at 308India's Covid-19 count crosses the 9,000 mark

COVID-19 outbreak: Lockdown was timed rightly in India, says Dr Harsh Vardhan

Praising India’s efforts in control coronavirus, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asserted that India’s lockdown was imposed at the right time. “Lockdown was imposed in India at the right time. Other developed countries wasted many days to take this decision. In some countries when situation went out of control they took the decision of lockdown and in most places it was partial lockdown,” said Union Health Minister.COVID-19 outbreak: Lockdown was timed rightly in India, says Dr Harsh Vardhan

Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi calls for large scale testing

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said it is imperative for India to immediately ramp up its rate of testing for coronavirus and that the government must act now for the lockdown to yield results. The Congress general secretary asserted that extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing."It is imperative that India immediately ramps up its rate of testing. Extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing," she said in a tweet.Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi calls for large scale testing

Maharashtra reports 85 COVID-19 deaths today

"With 2,598 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the State today, the total number of cases here has hiked to 59,546. Meanwhile, the death toll stands at 1,982 after 85 deaths were reported today," reads an official statement from the state's Health Department.

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