India COVID-19

COVID-19 tests in India to soon touch one crore-mark: Centre

A total of 90,56,173 tests have been conducted through a diagnostic testing network which is fast expanding, as on July 2.

Jul 02, 2020, 16:05 PM IST

IndiGo announces 25% discount on airfare to doctors, nurses till December 2020

An official statement read, "As a token of gratitude for the selfless support offered by our medical professionals, we are offering up to 25% Tough Cookie discount on flights bookings."

Jul 02, 2020, 15:47 PM IST

Centre urges states to ramp up coronavirus COVID-19 testing for early detection and containment of pandemic

The states and UTs have been advised to facilitate testing at the earliest by enabling all qualified medical practitioners, including private practitioners, to prescribe COVID-19 test to any individual fulfilling the criteria for testing as per ICMR guidelines.

Jul 01, 2020, 21:39 PM IST

Recovery rate of coronavirus COVID-19 patients increases to 59.43%, over 3 lakh cured so far

As of date, there are 1,27,864 recovered cases more than the active COVID-19 cases in India and 2,20,114 active cases. All the active cases are under medical supervision.

Jul 01, 2020, 21:11 PM IST

National Doctor's Day: PM Narendra Modi, President Kovind, Amit Shah salute doctors and express gratitude

India celebrates National Doctor's Day on July 1 every year, on this day doctors across the country are honoured for their relentless service. 

Jul 01, 2020, 16:52 PM IST

No one sleeps hungry because of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana: Amit Shah

In a major announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended the Pradhanmantri Garib Kalyan Yojana till November 2020.

Jun 30, 2020, 21:30 PM IST

Unlock 2.0: Delhi metro to remain shut for commuters until further notice

Taking to the micro-blogging site, Twitter the DMRC said, "Public Service Announcement: In light of the guidelines issued by the government, Metro services will remain closed for commuters until further notice."

Jun 30, 2020, 19:45 PM IST

Major changes in banking services: ATM withdrawal, minimum balance relaxations expire from July 1

The rules of financial services like transaction charges after exhausting free cash withdrawal limit on ATM, the minimum account balance in the bank account will be changed from July 1. The transaction charges in ATMs was waived for three months after the rise of coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 30, 2020, 19:20 PM IST

West Bengal urges Centre not to schedule flights from these cities to state from July 6

In a letter to Civil Aviation Secretary PS Kharola, West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha said, "As you know coronavirus is spreading fast all over the country."

Jun 30, 2020, 18:26 PM IST

West Bengal to provide free ration to poor till June 2021; asks private buses to run from July 1 or face consequences

Addressing a press conference, CM Banerjee said that the state government is giving ration to 10 crore people in the state currently. 

Jun 30, 2020, 17:49 PM IST

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana extended till November 2020, over 80 crore people to benefit

In an address to the nation, PM Modi said that every family will also get one kg chana every month until November 2020. The entire cost of this initiative will cost over Rs 90,000 crore.

Jun 30, 2020, 16:24 PM IST

Vistara CEO to take 20% salary cut for July-December, employees to face upto 15% pay cut

The move comes after the airline announced that it is operating with less than it is 30 per cent capacity and currently getting back to normalcy in operations and network which may take a couple of months. 

Jun 30, 2020, 16:08 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi chalks out four guiding principles for coronavirus COVID-19 vaccination

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday enunciated four guiding principles that will form the foundation for coronavirus COVID-19 vaccination, as and when the vaccine is available.

Jun 30, 2020, 15:39 PM IST

Karnataka announces total lockdown on Sundays starting July 5, only essential services to be permitted

The Karnataka government on Saturday took several decisions including imposing total lockdown on Sundays starting July 5 in view of the spike in the number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases in the state. It was also decided that there will be night curfew from 8 pm to 5 am, which will come into effect from June 29, according to the Karnataka Chief Minister's Office.

Jun 27, 2020, 21:08 PM IST

Amit Shah visits 10,000-bed COVID care facility in Delhi, reviews arrangements

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accompanied Shah during his visit to the sprawling facility in south Delhi.

Jun 27, 2020, 20:36 PM IST

Screening of every house in Delhi containment zones starts Saturday

Nearly 1,100 teams comprising two members each have been formed to conduct the mega exercise.

Jun 27, 2020, 00:53 AM IST

World Health Assembly's resolution of probing coronavirus COVID-19's origin an opportunity to use facts, science to assess our response to pandemic: S Jaishanakar

During the Virtual Ministerial Meeting of Alliance for Multilateralism of the WHA, the EAM added those lessons should be taken to prepare for a better future.

Jun 27, 2020, 00:23 AM IST

All schools in Delhi to remain closed till July 31 in view of COVID-19

Sisodia, who also holds the portfolio of Education Minister, convened a high-level meeting on the plan to reopen schools in the national capital.

Jun 26, 2020, 20:47 PM IST

How Tamil Nadu became first state to test over ten lakh COVID-19 samples: Explained

The state had barely performed a total of 3,000 tests as on April 1. However, in the following months testing was immensely ramped up, thus enabling the state to reach the one million mark. 

Jun 26, 2020, 20:16 PM IST

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests negative for COVID-19, discharged from hospital

The 55-year-old minister was shifted to the ICU of Max Hospital, Saket, on June 19 after his condition worsened.

Jun 26, 2020, 19:10 PM IST