India is facing an unprecedented economic crisis, where some of the safe and traditional jobs are under the threat of being axed even as India breached the 2 lakh mark, with the highest spike of nearly 9000 cases in a day. Tough times ahead.
The significant rise in daily count was a result of Maharashtra, India's worst-affected state, again reporting a high number of cases after a 3-day ease. The state has seen 77,793 total cases so far, along with 2,710 deaths. India's daily case count yesterday was the third highest in the world, more than that reported by Russia.
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.
Consumer confidence has collapsed amid the coronavirus pandemic and it may result in contraction of the economy by 1.5 per cent during 2020-21, surveys released by the Reserve Bank showed on Thursday.Consumer confidence collapses in May, economy may contract by 1.5% in FY21: RBI surveys
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.
As some left their homes and infections began to rise rapidly once again, people would be afraid once more to go out.
Central government issued guidelines for ‘unlock 1’ to open religious places from June 08. Delhi’s Kalkaji Temple took all necessary steps before opening temple for devotees. The steps have also been taken to follow social distancing norms, to sanitize due to coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 Unlock-1: Kalkaji Temple gears up to reopen with precautionary measures
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
Children account for less than two per cent of identified cases of Covid-19.
Union Health Ministry issues safety guidelines as malls, restaurants, and hotels set to open up on June 8 outside containment zones. The generic measures need to be observed all staff, workers or patrons at all times when visiting malls, restaurants or workplaces. These include physical distancing of at least 6 feet as far as possible, use of face covers or masks is made mandatory. Practice frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds) can be made wherever feasible. Covid-19 Unlock-1: Health Ministry issues safety guidelines for hotels, malls, workplaces; cinema halls still shut
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.
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
With the biggest-ever jump of 9,851 new cases and 273 deaths in past 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally in India reached 2,26,770 on Friday, a Health Ministry data revealed. The surge comes amid the first phase of unlock after a two-month shutdown even as the government plans to open religious places from next week. Of the total cases, 1,10,960 are active, and 1,09,462 have recovered, while 6,348 lost the battle against the pandemic so far.India records over 9,800 Covid cases in a day; tally reaches 2,26,770
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
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.
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
While addressing a press conference in Chandigarh on June 04, the Education Minister of Haryana, Kanwar Pal Gujjar spoke on re-opening of schools. He said, “Schools to reopen in July in phased manner, starting with classes 10-12, followed by classes 6-9 and 1-5. For social distancing, schools to function at 50% strength. In class of 30 students, 15 will come in morning and 15 in evening or alternate days.” “We will be conducting a demo in 4-5 schools to prepare and better the plan. Colleges will reopen in August with first-year commencing from September. Universities will take rest of the decisions,” Haryana Education Minister added. COVID-19 pandemic: Haryana to reopen schools in July in a phased manner
The former Union minister appealed to the states information department to spread social awareness among the masses about the preventive measures for novel coronavirus.
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
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
Even if brands have not committed to advertising budgets yet, almost all are thinking ahead to what those future ads should convey.
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.
If we ignore biases in data sets and analysis, it will hamper the efforts to defeat the virus.
This was the first meeting of the FSDC, which comprises RBI Governor and other financial sector regulators, since the coronavirus outbreak.
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
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.
Rising savings during the nationwide lockdown will also help in curtailing India’s current account deficit.
According to an analysis of two 15-day periods from May 7 to June 1, the positivity rate for Covid has doubled in Delhi. The rate continued to be high in Maharashtra and slowed in Gujarat during the period under review. With 1,04,107 people discharged/cured so far, the recovery rate in India reached a high 49.6%.
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
Top scientists in the country have estimated that the ancestor of the novel coronavirus strain from Wuhan was in circulation by Dec 11, 2019. Using a scientific technique called "time to most recent common ancestor", MRCA, scientists estimated the viral strain now circulating in Telangana and other states had originated between Nov 26 and Dec 25, the median being Dec 11.
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.
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
Hinduja Hospital say that they are adhering to all the norms set by the govt as far as COVID-19 treatment is concerned. Hospital's COO Joy Chakraborty speaks to ET NOW's Uttkarsh Chaturvedi and clears the air on the recent controversy over the treatment facilities. The Maharashtra government on Tuesday had served show-cause notices to Hinduja Hospital for allegedly violating government norms on admission and treatment of COVID-19 patients.COVID-19 treatment: Adhering to all norms set by govt, says Hinduja Hospital after getting BMC notice
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
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.
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.
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%
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.
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
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.
A 50-year-old woman had allegedly committed suicide in a quarantine centre in the state capital Agartala. Tripura’s Law Minister and government spokesman Ratan Lal Nath said, “Initially there was some problem but later she was cremated in Matinagar graveyard.”
Except keeping schools, colleges, movie halls, the panels want lifting all other lockdown curbs.
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.
Tears from an infected person could also spread the virus.
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
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.
As per data released by the Health Ministry, 9,304 people contracted the illness and 260 people died in the past 24 hours. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 216,919, including 106,737 active cases, 104,107 cured/discharged/migrated and 6,075 deaths. Maharashtra continues to record the highest number of cases (74,860), followed by Tamil Nadu (25,872), Delhi (23,645), Gujarat (18,100), Rajasthan (9,652), Uttar Pradesh (8,729) and Madhya Pradesh (8,588).Covid-19: India's tally reaches 2,16,919 with record spike of 9,304 cases
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.
The wheel of karmic consequence is turning.
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.
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.
“Physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed as far as feasible, use of face covers/masks to be made mandatory and practice frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty,” the SOP says.
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%
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
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
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
WHO has given a 6-point strategy on lifting the restrictions and speeding up testing for several countries.
In a development that has unsettled the country’s top defence establishment in South Block on the Raisina Hill complex here, Union defence secretary Ajay Kumar has tested positive for Covid-19.
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
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
The coronavirus casino closure is ending, with cards to be dealt, dice to roll and slot jackpots to win starting Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. Hotel-casinos in suburban areas planned to be first to open at 12:01 a.m., followed later in the morning by a restart of the iconic Bellagio fountain and reopenings of many neighboring resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.Watch: Las Vegas casinos reopen after coronavirus closure
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.
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.
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
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''.
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
COVID-19 is upending the banking sector while simultaneously forcing it to transform radically.
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
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
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
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
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.
According to the officials, the employees who have tested positive include a special director rank officer and an investigating officer. All of them have been admitted to isolation facilities for treatment. People who came in contact with them have been quarantined, they added.
Health insurers said, today Indians are more likely to be covered under a state or a national health insurance scheme like Ayushman Bharat, employers' insurance or private insurance, compared to life, which is still a largely push product for tax savings, investment, etc.
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
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.
An Air India flight had to return after its ground staff realised that a pilot tested positive.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Kumari’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law have also tested positive.
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
A Bloomberg survey of economists estimates a 1.9% contraction in GDP in the current fiscal year.
Consumers in many countries stockpiled alcohol along with other goods.
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.
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
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
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
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
West Bengal TMC Leader Sujit Bose tests Covid-19 positive.West Bengal minister tests Covid-19 positive
The COVID-19 treatment cost has been categorised with respect to government-referred patients, patients paying from out of pocket and those who are covered by third party administrators (TPAs).
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
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.
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.
World Health Organisation (WHO) has resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Speaking on it, Director General of Council of Scientific an Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr. Shekhar C Mande said, “We are happy that the WHO resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). I firmly believe that the WHO's decision was taken in haste. It was a kind of knee-jerk reaction. They should have analysed the data on their own before temporarily suspending trials.”COVID-19 treatment: Happy that WHO resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine, says CISR
Results published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at preventing illness from the coronavirus. The drug did not seem to cause serious harm, though -- about 40% on it had side effects, mostly mild stomach problems.
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