New Delhi: With the number of coronavirus infections in the country nearing the 1,000-mark, the Central and state governments are taking steps to enlist the private sector healthcare infrastructure to ramp up the war against COVID-19.
Despite the present lockdown, the best case scenario for India is that at least 15 crore people may be infected with coronavirus by the end of May. In the worst case, the figure could cross a staggering 24-crore mark.
Darjeeling is famous across the world for its aromatic tea. But in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, one of its lesser-known herbal treasures is eliciting a renewed interest, at least among the locals, as scientists turned to anti-malarial drugs as a possible cure for COVID-19.
Sitting at home for 21 days would be difficult for all irrespective of gender, but it is more horrid for women and trans people as homes are the source of oppression and violence even otherwise. Husbands, sons and fathers staying at home full-time would not only double the burden of domestic labour, but also increase incidence of domestic violence.
One must wonder how will the post-coronavirus world look? Will the mass digital health surveillance become the new normal? Will the monitoring measures that are acceptable to people in times of emergency become permanent fixtures?
Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’ was first telecast between 1987 and 1988 on Doordarshan, and it will have a rerun starting March 28 on popular demand. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday announced the decision to re-telecast the 78-episode series on the epic written by sage Valmiki and modelled after the version by Tulsidas.
Geneva: The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that it was deeply concerned about the near-exponential escalation of the new coronavirus pandemic, with the number of deaths doubling in a week.
On his release, the National Conference leader said despite being placed under detention, he was still lucky compared to ‘thousands of Kashmiri political prisoners’ who were languishing in various jails across India.
New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is discussing a new schedule for starting the update of the National Population Register (NPR), Census, and house listing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has ruled out start of the controversial enumeration from April 1.
Indian Railways is expected to incur a loss of around ₹1,200 crore due to the suspension of passenger trains in the country from March 22 midnight till the month end in in its effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. However, it remains to be seen as to how effective this suspension of services will be in tackling the situation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first view on Covid-19, appeared to take the path of volunteerism rather than inform people on the steps his government intended to take in facing the worrisome viral pandemic that has gripped the world.
Yes Bank has finally been rescued. The fourth-largest bank in the country was floundering a few weeks ago but the government in its infinite wisdom extended a helping hand and got it out of a situation it had itself to blame.
Imagine you want to simulate the working of a protein on your MacBook Pro laptop. It will take about 500 years to model just one millisecond of protein folding, a process that determines its functioning.
How can this task be compressed to just six months, instead of 500 years? By having a huge network of computers running the calculations in par...
A fortnight from now, the Indian automobile sector would have made a painful transition from BS-IV to BS-VI emission norms, in the process losing market share, battling uncertainty over policies and legal lock jams. The cost involved in this transition is expected to be as high as ₹60,000 crore.
Just when the Narendra Modi Government had come out all guns blazing with a special purpose vehicle (SPV) and relaxation of investment norms to make strategic divestment of Air India successful at least this time, the COVID-19 tsunami is threatening to derail it once again.
New Delhi: Between 2014 and 2019, if the BJP had converted itself into a vote-getting machine — constantly wresting power in the states — since the summer of 2019, it has been focusing on changing the number dynamics in the Rajya Sabha.
As expected, it is the global MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition) industry that is the first and the hardest-hit by coronavirus with over 500 events either cancelled or postponed indefinitely just over the past four weeks, resulting in a whopping $42 billion loss.
Hyderabad/Amaravati: One man’s adversity is another man’s prosperity. This appears to be the case with the sibling Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The flight of capital from Andhra is proving to be a bonanza for Hyderabad, the economic powerhouse of Telangana.