AR, VR and new-age tech companies report increase in demand as Covid-19 grounds workforce
Imagine sitting in your room, wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset and getting the feel of walking into a conference, or an expo, or watching a product demo. This isn’t science fiction as the Covid-19 outbreak grounds millions of people worldwide.
Surge in Covid-19 cases, but Maharashtra report looks at the silver lining
The data showed that while in the first week India had three cases...
Coronavirus in Kerala: 39 new cases reported, total patients in state at 164
Kerala reported 39 fresh cases of coronavirus on Friday, taking ...
Karnataka reports second death due to Covid-19
The deceased had travel history to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. She also had pre-existing conditions like diabetes, chest pain and hip fracture. Earlier, the state had reported the death of a 76-year-old man from Kalaburgi who too had travel history to Saudi Arabia.
Kashmir reports first death due to coronavirus
"As we share the sad news of our first #Covid19 fatality, my heart goes out to the family of the deceased. We stand with you and share your grief," Mayor of Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu tweeted. Four people had tested positive for coronavirus in J-K on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 11.
Packaged food companies forced to cut production; cos warn of shortages
In towns where factories are still running, worker strength was at best 50% as police restricted worker movement. While many manufacturers are facing shortage of raw materials due to supply chain disturbances, they are also finding tough to even deliver finished products to retail stores due to restricted movement of trucks.
Surplus food stock with government granaries
FCI and government agencies have 50 million tonne rice and 27.5 million tonne wheat, as on March 1.
No shortage, Centre's food stocks can last two years: Danve
The MP from Jalna district and Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Raosaheb Danve in Maharashtra assured that the state will not face any shortage of essential commodities during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Calcutta HC seeks report from Centre on supply of essential goods to Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The Calcutta High Court on Saturday directed the Centre to immediately file a report on the supply of essential goods to Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the 21-day lockdown prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Foods, beverages & agri companies escalate supply disruption concerns to PMO
The joint letter, sent through PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), has sought the PM’s intervention for smooth movement of all foods and beverages, agri-products and packaging material to avoid shortage and unnecessary panic among consumers.
Gujarat govt to provide food items free to 60 lakh poor families
The Gujarat government will provide food items like wheat, rice, pulses and sugar free of cost to around 60 lakh ration card holding families through fair price shops starting April 1, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said.
Government seeks ground report from district collectors
The questionnaire asks the officers to list out what they thought was the “most serious gap in combating Covid-19 ”, and what is “the one thing that the government of India should do to better combat Covid-19”. It also seeks other suggestions on the issue, and their opinion on whether “to be effective, a lockdown needs to be enforced/made mandatory” or not.
India lockdown: Food delivery boys back in action after Delhi govt’s green signal
Amid the nationwide lockdown and curfew in the national capital, the Delhi government has mentioned online food delivery in the essential se...
Countries are starting to hoard food due to coronavirus outbreak, threatening global trade
Some countries are moving to secure domestic food supplies during the conoravirus pandemic.
Karnataka reports 2 new Covid-19 cases without travel & contact history
One of the patients is a 60-year-old man from Tumakuru who died of Covid-19 on Friday morning. The deceased had no travel history to the virus-infected countries. Another case is of a 10-month-old child from Dakshina Kannada district which too did not have travel history to Covid-19-affected countries.
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