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On this day in 2016, Meg Lanning's Australia stormed into fourth Women's T20 World Cup final

It was England who won the toss and opted to bowl first in the semi-final clash of the showpiece event four years ago.

Mar 30, 2020, 17:58 PM IST

On this day in 2004, Virender Sehwag became 1st Indian to score triple ton in Test

The 41-year-old created history on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan in Multan, where India went on to clinch victory by an innings and 52 runs. 

Mar 29, 2020, 15:51 PM IST

'Boss' Virat Kohli leads from front, sets tone on field: Ravi Shastri

Shastri's comments came at a time when all the cricketing activities across the globe are at halt and India is observing a 21-day lockdown to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.

 

Mar 28, 2020, 13:31 PM IST

WhatsApp sees 40% increase in usage due to coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Across all stages of the pandemic, WhatsApp is the social media app experiencing the greatest gains in usage as people look to stay connected. Overall WhatsApp has seen a 40 per cent increase in usage.

Mar 28, 2020, 06:46 AM IST

President Donald Trump signs USD 2 trillion coronavirus rescue package, says help is on the way

The House of Represenatatives on Friday passed USD 2 trillion rescue package to help the Americans and secure the country's economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic that has infected nearly 100,000 people across the nation. 

Mar 28, 2020, 06:14 AM IST

ICMR approves 121 government labs for coronavirus COVID-19 test as India death toll reaches 18

With this, the total number of facilities for testing suspected coronavirus patients has increased to 157, both private and government.

Mar 27, 2020, 14:07 PM IST

RBI Governor announces amid Coronavirus outbreak, 'Deduction in interest rates by 75 bps'

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has cut interest rates by 75 basis points to 4.4% today. He also announced several measures to add 3.74 lakh crore liquidity to the system.

Mar 27, 2020, 12:18 PM IST

RBI calls coronavirus COVID-19 threat unprecedented, cuts repo rate by 75 basis points to 4.4.%

RBI on Friday (March 27, 2020) cut the Repo Rate by 75 basis points to 4.4 per cent and slashed Reverse Repo Rate by 90 basis points to 4 per cent as part of measures to ease the pain on banks and industries which are suffering from the lock down as he called coronavirus pandemic an ''unprecedented threat and invisible assassin''.

Mar 27, 2020, 10:28 AM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das to address media today

The RBI, which indicated that it was willing to act in coordination with the government to fight the COVID-19 impact on the economy, could announce a few measures to ease the pain on banks and industries which are suffering from the lock down.

Mar 27, 2020, 09:18 AM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 cases jump from 4 lakh to 5 lakh in just 2 days; Italy worst-hit, USA facing tough time

According to the figures provided by the Johns Hopkins University, the United States has noow surpassed China with the most number of confirmed coronavirus cases and Italy remains the worst affected with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 27, 2020, 08:50 AM IST

India launches coronavirus COVID-19 Facebook and Messenger chatbot helpdesk

The Corona helpdesk chatbot will also suggest the dos and Donts to prevent the further spread of deadly coronavirus.

Mar 27, 2020, 07:50 AM IST

Coronavirus: President Ram Nath Kovind to address all governors as India goes all out to fight COVID-19

The President would have detailed interactions with the Governors, particularly of 7 to 8 states where the COVID-19 crisis seems to be serious.

Mar 27, 2020, 07:31 AM IST

COVID-19: World took time to respond to coronavirus crisis, says PM Narendra Modi at G20 Summit

Speaking at the G20 Summit, PM Modi called for úrgent reform of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Mar 27, 2020, 06:39 AM IST

Coronavirus: UN chief asks for wartime plan for COVID-19 as global death toll crosses 23,000

"We are at war with a virus - and not winning it," Guterres told a virtual summit of G20 leaders.

Mar 27, 2020, 06:16 AM IST

Coronavirus Lockdown: WB CM Mamata Banerjee explains 'Social Distancing'

Amid crisis, the world is battling against coronavirus, meanwhile, WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee explains Social Distancing by coming on the streets. She started making marks on the road to spread awareness among the people of the state.

Mar 26, 2020, 18:58 PM IST

COVID-19: Rahul Gandhi hails govt, says Centre's financial package is first step in right direction

Rahul's party has been demanding an economic package in view of the coronavirus spread and the subsequent lockdown.

Mar 26, 2020, 16:07 PM IST

COVID-19: Centre announces Rs 1.7 lakh crore package for poor, Rs 50 lakh medical cover for coronavirus fighters

The FM also announced Rs 50 lakh per person insurance cover for doctors, paramedic and healthcare workers dealing with coronavirus outbreak. 

Mar 26, 2020, 13:42 PM IST

Coronavirus, COVID-19: Essential services shops will remain open 24X7, food delivery allowed, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The AAP chief further informed that Mohalla clinics will continue to function but with all precautions.

Mar 26, 2020, 13:14 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19: Sourav Ganguly to donate rice worth Rs 50 lakh to underprivileged amid lockdown

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly has decided to donate rice worth Rs 50 lakh to the underpriveleged as the country continues its fight against deadly coronavirus.

Mar 26, 2020, 12:59 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19: Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Narendra Modi, supports lockdown, calls for easing supply chain

Interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying her party supports the 21-day lockdown to tackle the deadly coronavirus, which has claimed more than 21,000 lives globally.

Mar 26, 2020, 12:10 PM IST