How villages across India are blocking roads to enforce lockdown

Done with the second week of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, India must thank the residents of its rural areas, whose self-imposition of restrictions and disciplined actions have set an example in the...

Beware, lockdown violators, drones are watching you

From deploying drones to monitor the movement of people in congested areas to launching dedicated fact-checking websites to tackle fake news and misinformation campaigns, the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are using myriad technology tools in their fight to check the spread of coronavirus.

India committed to global COVID-19 fight, so lifted drug ban

India is committed to the global fight against COVID-19, and so had decided to lift the ban on 14 drugs, including those used for treatment of COVID-19, according to top officials in the government.

Indian Muslims battle Islamophobia amid COVID-19

Islamophobic messages and hashtags accusing Muslims of wilfully spreading the coronavirus started flooding social media after March 30, when news broke that at least six people who attended the gathering of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi’s Nizamuddin in mid-March, had died of COVID-19. As more and more cases linked to the Nizamuddin meet were traced to different cities and states, the debate around coronavirus in India has now turned communal, blaming the entire Muslim community in India — 200 million out of 1.32 billion — for spreading COVID-19. Click here to know more.
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Teen, man in Kerala with no symptoms for COVID-19 test positive

Pathanamthitta: In what comes as a worrying development, a 19-year-old teenager and a 60-year-old man who did not show any symptoms of infection by the coronavirus, have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district.

Beware, lockdown violators, drones are watching you

From deploying drones to monitor the movement of people in congested areas to launching dedicated fact-checking websites to tackle fake news and misinformation campaigns, the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are using myriad technology tools in their fight to check the spread of coronavirus.

Beware, lockdown violators, drones are watching you

From deploying drones to monitor the movement of people in congested areas to launching dedicated fact-checking websites to tackle fake news and misinformation campaigns, the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are using myriad technology tools in their fight to check the spread of coronavirus.

COVID-19: Experts suggest limited community spread in Delhi locality

New Delhi: Another potential hotspot of the novel coronavirus has reportedly been found in the national capital, and experts suggest limited community transmission of the infection has already started in the area.

COVID-19 lockdown: Two-third flights cancelled; 66% planes sit on tarm...

Following lockdowns in view of the coronavirus outbreak, more than two-thirds of international flights have been cancelled or left in-operative until March 6 while the decline in operations started three months ago in January.

Sensex rallies over 1,300 points; Nifty reclaims 8,400

Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 1,300 points in early trade on Tuesday (April 7) led gains in bank, IT and auto stocks amid recovery in global equities. After hitting a high of 28,963.25, the 30-share BSE barometer was trading 1,127.57 p...

Oil prices fall as doubts grow over output cut deal

Oil prices fell sharply on Monday (April 6) after a meeting to discuss output cuts between OPEC and its allies was delayed, dimming hopes of swift action to support coronavirus-ravaged energy markets. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate plun...

COVID impact: Indian economy loses $4.64 billion on each lockdown day

On the whole, a likely contraction in Q1, even if followed by a modest growth in Q2 will clearly have a severe impact on India’s economic trajectory that has already been under the effect of a prolonged slowdown.

FPIs pull out record ₹1.1 lakh crore in March amidst COVID-19 mayhem

New Delhi: Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have net withdrawn a record ₹1.1 lakh crore from the Indian markets in March as the coronavirus pandemic dented investor sentiment worldwide. According to latest depositories data, FPIs pulled out a net ₹61,...

COVID-19: India’s tourism sector may lose ₹5 lakh cr, 5 cr jobs ...

New Delhi: The coronavirus outbreak is impacting every sector of the country, including India’s tourism industry which can incur an overall loss of ₹5 lakh crore and affect jobs of about 4 to 5 crore people.

Markets retreat as coronavirus woes mount; bank stocks hammered

As the number of COVID-19 cases crossed the one-million mark worldwide, fuelling uncertainty over the economic impact of the pandemic, equity indices spiralled lower for yet another session on Friday (April 3). Unabated foreign fund outflows ...

PM Modi’s address fails to offer markets relief ahead of long we...

Mumbai: Amid the 21-day countrywide lockdown, traders in India have another challenge to face in the form of a long weekend as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on Friday (April 3) morning could not offer specific measures being taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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COVID-19: Millenials share their lockdown experience

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How COVID cluster spread from Nizamuddin in Delhi

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Spit, sweat and handshakes: 3 sports habits COVID-19 could change

Paris: Other than leaving the global sporting calendar disrupted this year and making the scheduled for 2021 more packed than expected, the coronavirus outbreak will certainly bring some more changes in the usual habits sportspersons tend to have.

FIFA postpones U-17 Women’s World Cup in India due to COVID-19

New Delhi: The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup to be held in India in November was on Saturday postponed by the football's world governing body due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: IOA raises ₹71 lakh, MyTeam11 to give ₹5 lakh as donation

New Delhi: The IOA has helped raise ₹71 lakh through donations from its state affiliates and National Sports Federations (NSF) as contribution towards the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

PM discusses COVID-19 lockdown with cricket icons, top athletes

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (April 3) spoke to India's top athletes, including cricket stars such as current captain Virat Kohli, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, amid a national lockdo...

Vaughan suggests five-week IPL in lead-up to T20 World Cup

As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped India, former England captain Michael Vaughan has suggested a five-week Indian Premier League tournament, leading up to the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia between October 18 and November 15. In a tweet, posted on Wednesday (April 2), Vaughan has said players would use the shortened version of the IPL as a warm-up for the bigger tournament. https://twitter.com/MichaelVaughan/stat...

HEALTH

Common surgical masks good for most COVID-19 treatment: Study

Toronto: Amid reports of the COVID-19 remaining infectious on face masks for up to a week putting people in panic mode, another study claimed that N95 masks can prevent people from inhaling at least 95 percent of very small airborne particles.

Coronavirus lasts on face masks for a week, currency for days: Study

Beijing: The deadly coronavirus can remain infectious on face masks, which are being used for protection from the same, for up to a week, a study stated, adding that it can last on banknotes, stainless steel and plastic surfaces for days.

In quarantine, the real challenge is combating anxiety

Tinu Cherian Abraham is a Bengaluru-based corporate communications professional who went into self-quarantine much before the state health officials advised home isolation for people travelling from foreign countries. He says self-quarantine is doable if one inculcates a few new habits.

BCG vaccine may have links to COVID-19 morbidity, reveals study

With the number of deaths related to coronavirus crossing the 50,000-mark globally, a new study has found a link between the universal BCG vaccination and reduced morbidity and mortality for the COVID-19 infection.

Cremation of COVID victims poses no risk of transmission: WB health dept

Kolkata: There’s no risk of virus transmission during cremation or burial of coronavirus victims as officials are taking necessary precautions, said the West Bengal health department in an advisory. It said there was no chance of airborne transmission as the disease spreads through droplets coughed or sneezed out by an infected patient.

EDUCATION

Only 57% students have computers to attend online classes, finds survey

New Delhi: Only 57 per cent students in the country have required hardware like computer, router and printer at home to attend online classes being conducted during the coronavirus lockdown, according to a survey.

Medical entrance exam NEET postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

New Delhi: The Union HRD Ministry on Friday (March 27) postponed the national medical entrance exam, NEET, in view of the countrywide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.

Amid COVID-19, Janata curfew, math connects Super 30 founder to students

What turned out to be a fun Sunday (March 22) for students across the country amid ‘Janata curfew’ in view of the coronavirus outbreak, ‘Super 30’ founder Anand Kumar challenged children to solve a mathematics question via social media.
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