Coronavirus COVID-19

70-year-old woman dies of Coronavirus COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu; death toll reaches nine, 77 test positive

The Chief Secretary reportedly stated that all the 77 people who tested positive were primary contacts and from various containment areas in the state, adding "The new cases have been reported in those places which have been marked as containment or quarantine areas". 

Apr 10, 2020, 20:00 PM IST

Lifeline UDAN: 180 flights carried 258.24-tonne cargo till April 9 amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, says Aviation Ministry

The Aviation Ministry started the 'Lifeline UDAN' scheme for the transport of essential goods through aerial routes till April 14 to combat the coronavirus pandemic

Apr 10, 2020, 19:23 PM IST

Digital infrared thermometers, oxygen enrichment units developed to fight coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

BMEK, a CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL)'s incubate, has developed the infrared thermometer and its design is available open source with complete know-how of the hardware as well as the software design.

Apr 10, 2020, 19:02 PM IST

NBSA asks media persons not to enter hospitals, isolation wards where COVID-19 patients are kept

The NBSA strictly advised all reporters/ camerapersons and other editorial staff "not to enter hospitals /isolation wards or any other place where patients who have tested positive to COVID-19 have been kept in isolation to contain the spread of the virus in order to avoid putting other persons lives at risk."

Apr 10, 2020, 16:10 PM IST

Daily procurement limit hiked for farmers under Price Support Scheme amid COVID-19 lockdown

The government agencies like Nafed, SPAC and other state-owned agencies procure pulses and oilseeds at minimum support price (MSP) under the PSS.

Apr 10, 2020, 01:01 AM IST

India Railways drafts protocol to protect its 13 lakh employees from COVID-19

All 17 zones of the railways, India's largest employer, are preparing to implement the steps recommended, officials said. COVID-19 has infected more than 5,700 people and claimed at least 166 lives in the country.

Apr 10, 2020, 00:52 AM IST

Petrol, diesel demand slumps 66% in April amid COVID-19 lockdown; ATF consumption down 90%

India had consumed 2.4 million tonnes of petrol and 7.3 million tonnes of diesel in April 2019. As much as 6,45,000 tonnes of ATF was used in that month last year.

Apr 10, 2020, 00:45 AM IST

12 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala; 13 cured, 1,36,195 under observation

In Thiruvananthapuram, the person diagnosed with the disease is under observation at home. Others will be admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, it said.

Apr 09, 2020, 21:21 PM IST

CM Arvind Kejriwal announces SHIELD plan to contain spread of COVID-19 in Delhi

The Delhi CM said, "We have ordered containment exercise in 21 areas of Delhi where COVID-19 cases have been found. We have SHIELD these areas to control the spread of COVID-19 in the national capital." 

Apr 09, 2020, 19:57 PM IST

30% salary cut of all Maharashtra MLAs approved for a year; COVID-19 death toll reaches 54 in Mumbai

The Maharashtra Cabinet also approved the constitution of two committees for assessing and formulating a revival plan for the state`s economy post the lockdown period.

Apr 09, 2020, 19:04 PM IST

Government may soon announce second stimulus package worth over Rs 1 lakh crore: Report

The new package should focus on interest rate subventions to medium businesses, sops for the troubled reality sector and also state-run banks' recapitalisation, Bank of America Securities said.

Apr 09, 2020, 17:35 PM IST

Japan provides stimulus package to companies to shift production out of China amid COVID-19 outbreak

Of this stimulus package, 220 billion yen ($2 billion) is being allocated for companies shifting production back to Japan and 23.5 billion yen for those seeking to move production to other countries.

Apr 09, 2020, 17:06 PM IST

India's GDP growth for FY21 projected at 4.8% amid COVID-19 impact on global economy: UN report

India's GDP growth for the fiscal year 2019-2020 was estimated at 5 per cent and is forecast to slow down to 4.8 per cent for the current fiscal 2020-21. Economic growth for the country could stand at 5.1 per cent for the fiscal year 2021-22, the report said.

Apr 09, 2020, 14:47 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 Hotspots in Noida and Ghaziabad districts; check here before venturing out

The Yogi Adityanath government on Wednesday (April 8) decided to completely seal 104 COVID-19 hotspots across 15 districts in the state till April 30.

Apr 09, 2020, 00:49 AM IST

Shoaib Akhtar proposes Indo-Pak series to raise funds for fight against COVID-19 pandemic

"In this time of crisis, I want to propose a three-match series in which for the first time, the people of neither country would be upset at the outcome of the games," Akhtar told PTI from Islamabad.

Apr 09, 2020, 00:23 AM IST

PM Modi hints at lockdown beyond April 14 as COVID-19 cases spurt; Delhi, Uttar Pradesh declare coronavirus hotspots

PM Modi asserted that his government's priority is to "save each and every life", adding "The present situation is an epoch changing event in mankind's history and we must evolve to counter its impact." The Prime Minister is scheduled to interact with all chief ministers on April 11.

Apr 08, 2020, 23:50 PM IST

Supreme Court directs government accredited laboratories to conduct free of cost COVID-19 tests

The apex court bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Ravindra Bhat, which heard the matter via video conferencing, issued interim directions.

Apr 08, 2020, 20:54 PM IST

People asked to avoid panic buying as Yogi govt identifies coronavirus COVID-19 hotspots in 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh

District Magistrate of Gautam Buddha Nagar and Ghaziabad SP have advised people to avoid panic buying. They took to social media to inform people in this regard. 

Apr 08, 2020, 17:55 PM IST

Good News: Tata Motors focuses on supply of essentials to communities affected by COVID-19 lockdown

Tata Motors on Wednesday said it is focusing on the supply of essentials to the communities most affected the COVID-19 lockdown by facilitating the production of protective gear and medical kits to curb the spread of COVID-19 as part of its CSR initiative.

Apr 08, 2020, 16:57 PM IST

PM Modi interacts with leaders of political parties, hints at extension of lockdown as coronavirus COVID-19 cases rise

Holding a meeting with the floor leader of Parliament through video conferencing, PM Modi said that so far the suggestions coming from people, experts suggest that there is a need to lock down and increase.

Apr 08, 2020, 16:34 PM IST