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  • COVID-19: Delhi HC dismisses plea challenging govt decision to permit 100% seating in Metro, buses Aug 17, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    COVID-19: Delhi HC dismisses plea challenging govt decision to permit 100% seating in Metro, buses

    A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh said if every user of public transport or citizen is permitted to raise such issues and challenge the government decision, there would be no end to such petitions.

  • Wheels on the bus bring school to New Delhi students amid pandemic Aug 11, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    Wheels on the bus bring school to New Delhi students amid pandemic

    Each bus goes to two locations a day, setting up an onboard classroom to give about 50 children at a time basic lessons in math, body parts, English and Hindi, along with daily meals. Ages range from 3-13, and some activity-based lessons are held outside.

  • Vax.India.Now raises over $5 million to support India in its battle against COVID-19 Aug 11, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Vax.India.Now raises over $5 million to support India in its battle against COVID-19

    The concert was livestreamed globally on July 7, with UNICEF and AIG as beneficiaries.

  • Coronavirus Update: India reports 38,353 new COVID-19 cases, 497 deaths Aug 11, 2021 10:06 AM IST

    Coronavirus Update: India reports 38,353 new COVID-19 cases, 497 deaths

    Coronavirus Update: The death toll has climbed to 4,29,179 with 497 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • Centre supplying more vaccines to BJP-ruled states, depriving West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee Aug 06, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Centre supplying more vaccines to BJP-ruled states, depriving West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

    The TMC supremo also alleged that the state is getting a "much lower number of doses" of vaccines despite its very high population density and that several letters sent to the prime minister on the same issue earlier “have not received due attention”.

  • Qantas furloughs 2,500 staff amid lockdown Aug 03, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Qantas furloughs 2,500 staff amid lockdown

    Sydney and Brisbane, Australia's biggest and third-biggest cities respectively, are in lockdown due to growing clusters of the delta variant.

  • Over 2.28 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses still available with states, UTs: Govt Jul 27, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Over 2.28 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses still available with states, UTs: Govt

    Over 45.73 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union Territories so far through all sources and 24,11,000 additional doses are in the pipeline. Of this, the total consumption, including wastage, is 43,80,46,844 doses, according to data available at 8 am on Tuesday.

  • Official in IOC refugee team for Olympics tests positive for COVID-19 Jul 14, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Official in IOC refugee team for Olympics tests positive for COVID-19

    "...the IOC Refugee Olympic Team came together for a ''Welcome Experience'' in Doha, Qatar. Twenty-six of the 29 athletes and 11 officials participated," the IOC statement read.

  • FDA adds warning of rare reaction risk to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Jul 13, 2021 08:14 AM IST

    FDA adds warning of rare reaction risk to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

    The Food and Drug Administration announced the new warning, flagging reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome, an immune system disorder that can causes muscle weakness and occasionally paralysis. Health officials described the side effect as a “small possible risk" for those getting the shot.

  • India achieves milestone of conducting 40 crore COVID-19 tests: ICMR Jun 26, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    India achieves milestone of conducting 40 crore COVID-19 tests: ICMR

    India has tested 40,18,11,892 samples across the country till Friday, it said.

  • UK PM Boris Johnson expected to delay COVID lockdown end by 4 weeks to July 19 Jun 14, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    UK PM Boris Johnson expected to delay COVID lockdown end by 4 weeks to July 19

    The last and fourth stage of the lockdown roadmap is now expected around July 19 instead amid a worrying spike in cases of the Delta variant, which experts fear will result in greater hospitalisations in the coming weeks.

  • COVAX is failing to halt the COVID-19 pandemic: here's why, and how to fix it Jun 09, 2021 11:56 AM IST

    COVAX is failing to halt the COVID-19 pandemic: here's why, and how to fix it

    It was a welcome step because past official statements by world leaders have fallen short of delivering specific policies to reach desperate populations, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

  • India committed to countering impact of COVID-19: Santosh Gangwar Jun 05, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    India committed to countering impact of COVID-19: Santosh Gangwar

    He was addressing the virtual Non-Aligned Movement Labour Ministers Meeting under 109th session of the International Labour Conference last evening.

  • Stronger India-US health partnership can be powerful force to fight COVID-19 globally: S Jaishankar May 28, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Stronger India-US health partnership can be powerful force to fight COVID-19 globally: S Jaishankar

    In a series of tweets, the Indian Embassy here said the meeting was a productive engagement on pandemic support and economic recovery.

  • Sanofi to produce Moderna coronavirus vaccine Apr 27, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    Sanofi to produce Moderna coronavirus vaccine

    Under the agreement announced Monday, Sanofi will handle final manufacturing steps, including filling, inspecting and labeling vaccine vials and packaging them. The deal involves up to 200 million doses of Moderna''s two-shot vaccine.

  • Coronavirus update: India adds record 3,32,730 cases in single day Apr 23, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    Coronavirus update: India adds record 3,32,730 cases in single day

    Coronavirus update: The death toll increased to 1,86,920 with a record 2,263 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • Congress calls for 'vaccine for all', picks holes in govt's jab policy Apr 07, 2021 09:03 PM IST

    Congress calls for 'vaccine for all', picks holes in govt's jab policy

    The Congress leader said India has surpassed both the USA and Brazil to bag the number one position in terms of the highest number of daily new cases as one in every seven new cases across the world are from India.

  • COVID-19 hotspots in Thane to be under lockdown till March 31; here's everything you need to know Mar 09, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    COVID-19 hotspots in Thane to be under lockdown till March 31; here's everything you need to know

    Thane added 780 new cases of coronavirus on March 8, raising the infection count in the district to 2,69,845.

  • COVID-19 mortality rate 10 times higher in countries with overweight population: Study Mar 05, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    COVID-19 mortality rate 10 times higher in countries with overweight population: Study

    Globally, around 2.2 million of the 2.5 million deaths from COVID-19 were in countries with high levels of overweight people, a World Obesity Federation report has said.

  • COVID vaccination drive: What you need to know to register for a jab Mar 01, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    COVID vaccination drive: What you need to know to register for a jab

    Here's how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Need to increase pace of vaccinations: Govt to states Feb 21, 2021 03:11 PM IST

    Need to increase pace of vaccinations: Govt to states

    In a letter addressed to chief secretaries of all states and UTs, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the number of days of vaccination in a week should also be increased to a minimum of four days per week at the earliest to speed up the process of vaccination and gear up system to take up the vaccination of the 50+ population.

  • Chris Wood of Jefferies says India is best post-COVID recovery story in Asia Feb 13, 2021 11:38 AM IST

    Chris Wood of Jefferies says India is best post-COVID recovery story in Asia

    The global head of equity strategy at Jefferies suggested investors use any price dips to invest in bitcoin.

  • Paris extends curfew nationwide to fight virus Jan 15, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    Paris extends curfew nationwide to fight virus

    French Prime Minister Jean Castex also announced strict new controls for those arriving in France from countries outside the European Union. Starting Monday, they must produce a PCR test with negative results and self-isolate for seven days followed by a new, negative test.

  • Mumbai metro to resume operations from October 19 Oct 14, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    Mumbai metro to resume operations from October 19

    In a new set of guidelines, the Maharashtra government also allowed reopening of all state-run and private libraries from October 15 with strict COVID-19 protocols.

  • Housing finance firms need Rs 3.8-4.5 lakh crore to meet their refinancing obligations in FY21: ICRA Aug 20, 2020 07:52 PM IST

    Housing finance firms need Rs 3.8-4.5 lakh crore to meet their refinancing obligations in FY21: ICRA

    The rating firm said that the net interest margins of the HFCs are expected to remain stable as the cost of funds could moderate going forward.

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