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  • COVID-19 update | Swiss to further relax COVID-19 restrictions from next week Apr 14, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Swiss to further relax COVID-19 restrictions from next week

    The government said cinemas, theatres and concert venues will also be allowed to readmit guests from Monday, April 19, although visitors will have to wear masks and keep a safe distance apart.

  • India's less industrialized states lead electricity demand recovery Apr 05, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    India's less industrialized states lead electricity demand recovery

  • In pics | Italy ballroom dancers twirl through COVID-19 lockdown Apr 05, 2021 12:46 PM IST

    In pics | Italy ballroom dancers twirl through COVID-19 lockdown

    Social distancing isn't usually part of the ballroom dancing lexicon. But in an industrial zone on the outskirts of Rome, couples of every age twirl and turn across the dance floor, even through a pandemic, just as ballroom dancers have done for decades around the world.

  • COVID second wave: Is it a blessing in disguise for investors? Apr 05, 2021 12:23 PM IST

    COVID second wave: Is it a blessing in disguise for investors?

    The rapid rollout of the vaccination programme means the economy in general and most of the impacted sectors in particular would be back on their feet sooner than later

  • No plan for lockdown in Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal amid COVID-19 ‘fourth wave’ Apr 02, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    No plan for lockdown in Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal amid COVID-19 ‘fourth wave’

    Delhi, which had been reporting only a few hundred cases for the past many weeks, has suddenly started adding fresh coronavirus infections by the thousands.

  • 50% attendance in private offices till March 31 as Maharashtra govt imposes fresh COVID-19 curbs Mar 19, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    50% attendance in private offices till March 31 as Maharashtra govt imposes fresh COVID-19 curbs

    Drama halls and auditoriums shall not be used for social, religious, political, or cultural gatherings. Any establishment found to be violating the order will have to remain closed as long as the Centre notifies the coronavirus pandemic as a disaster.

  • Lockdown in Maharashtra’s Parbhani district for three days as COVID-19 cases surge Mar 12, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    Lockdown in Maharashtra’s Parbhani district for three days as COVID-19 cases surge

    Coronavirus-related restrictions are already in place in other parts of the state, such as Aurangabad, Jalgaon, and Amravati districts, and Nagpur and Thane.

  • Night curfew, weekend lockdown in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad as COVID-19 cases rise Mar 07, 2021 09:27 PM IST

    Night curfew, weekend lockdown in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad as COVID-19 cases rise

    During this period, schools, colleges, and wedding halls will remain closed in Aurangabad.

  • With many vaccinated, Israel reopens economy before election Mar 07, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    With many vaccinated, Israel reopens economy before election

    The easing of restrictions comes after months of government-imposed shutdowns and less than three weeks before the countrys fourth parliamentary elections in two years.

  • COVID-19 | These states are reopening schools in February: Check list here Feb 08, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    COVID-19 | These states are reopening schools in February: Check list here

    Most states have decided to reopen schools for higher classes. Authorities will have to ensure strict COVID-19 protocols, such as maintaining social distancing inside classrooms and staff rooms, use of face masks, sanitisers, etc.

  • In Mushrooms we trust Feb 06, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    In Mushrooms we trust

    Smallhold, a farm in Brooklyn, New York, that had previously supplied restaurants with mushrooms and installed mini mushroom farms in commercial kitchens, also had a spike when it shifted to at-home mushroom kits as restaurant orders dried up, the farm said.

  • No income and 2,000 mouths to feed: Coronavirus lockdown squeezes Greek zoo Feb 02, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    No income and 2,000 mouths to feed: Coronavirus lockdown squeezes Greek zoo

    After being closed for almost three months due to COVID-19, the zoo on the fringes of Athens could be on the road to extinction: With no paying visitors or — unlike other European zoos — enough government aid to cover its very particular needs, the Attica Zoological Park faces huge bills to keep 2,000 animals well-fed and healthy.

  • Over 60% airline passengers complained of ticket refund issues in December: DGCA Jan 18, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    Over 60% airline passengers complained of ticket refund issues in December: DGCA

    The startling number of complaints surrounding refund-related issues were raised last month despite a direction from the Supreme Court to all airlines to process the flight fare refund to all passengers who had booked tickets during the lockdown.

  • A state scientist questioned Florida’s virus data, now her home’s been raided Dec 11, 2020 10:55 PM IST

    A state scientist questioned Florida’s virus data, now her home’s been raided

    Jones’ firing in May became a national flash point as DeSantis touted Florida’s early success in battling the virus — a victory lap that turned out to be premature, given that infections and deaths later surged over the summer, and are rising again.

  • MHA's new COVID-19 guidelines to take effect on December 1: What is allowed and what is not Nov 25, 2020 05:56 PM IST

    MHA's new COVID-19 guidelines to take effect on December 1: What is allowed and what is not

    States and UTs have been authorised to impose local restrictions, including night curfews in containment zones. However, for imposing further restrictions or local lockdown outside the containment zones, prior consultation with the central government will be mandatory.

  • Coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns reduced NO2 levels by nearly 20%, says NASA Nov 19, 2020 05:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns reduced NO2 levels by nearly 20%, says NASA

    NASA researchers have found that nitrogen dioxide, or NO2, (produced by combustion of fossil fuels) levels in the air have gone down by nearly 20 percent since February 2020 due to imposition of lockdowns to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus

  • Will there be another lockdown in Delhi? Here’s all you need to know Nov 18, 2020 04:46 PM IST

    Will there be another lockdown in Delhi? Here’s all you need to know

    As per the guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs, no state or union territory can impose restrictions over and above those imposed by the Centre. Yet, The Delhi Chief Minister’s statement has triggered fears among Delhiites that the National Capital is headed for a lockdown again.

  • Schools and colleges to remain shut as West Bengal extends lockdown till Nov 30 Nov 02, 2020 09:20 PM IST

    Schools and colleges to remain shut as West Bengal extends lockdown till Nov 30

    Teaching, learning, and physical assemblies in schools (including Anganwadi centres), colleges, and universities will continue to be disallowed in West Bengal till November 30.

  • Mexican food in Singapore and a jazz fest in Copenhagen, Teabox founder’s wish list for life post-COVID Oct 23, 2020 03:21 PM IST

    Mexican food in Singapore and a jazz fest in Copenhagen, Teabox founder’s wish list for life post-COVID

    Kausshal Dugarr, founder of Teabox, an online source for premium teas, is in the business of a brew which is often defined as the cup that cheers or soothes. In this interaction, Dugarr speaks of what he would do if the air was free of the spectre of COVID.

  • As Indian cinemas reopen after seven months of shutdown, theatres struggled to lure public on the first day Oct 16, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    As Indian cinemas reopen after seven months of shutdown, theatres struggled to lure public on the first day

    However, on the first-day of resuming operations, movie theatres struggled to lure the public back. Many ran shows for small audiences.

  • Unlock 5.0 | Decision on school reopening to be taken after mid-November, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Oct 01, 2020 03:14 PM IST

    Unlock 5.0 | Decision on school reopening to be taken after mid-November, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

    Ruling out all chances of schools and other educational institutions reopening anytime soon, the West Bengal CM has said her government will take a decision on the same only after Kali Puja, which will be celebrated on November 14.

  • Unlock 5.0 | All you need to know about the new set of guidelines Oct 01, 2020 01:46 PM IST

    Unlock 5.0 | All you need to know about the new set of guidelines

    The new guidelines are based on the feedback received from States and Union Territories, and extensive consultation with related Central Ministries and Departments.

  • Elon Musk, his family does not plan on getting COVID-19 vaccine shots. Here’s why Sep 30, 2020 11:19 PM IST

    Elon Musk, his family does not plan on getting COVID-19 vaccine shots. Here’s why

    In a recent New York Times’ podcast interview, Elon Musk said he does not plan to get COVID-19 vaccine shots and also played down the need and efficacy of country-wide lockdowns to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

  • Unlock 5.0 | Guidelines for schools and colleges to reopen from October 15 Sep 30, 2020 10:06 PM IST

    Unlock 5.0 | Guidelines for schools and colleges to reopen from October 15

    Under unlock 5.0, states and union territories have been given the free hand to decide whether to reopen schools and coaching institutes. However, such decisions will be subject to consultation with the school’s or institution’s management after assessing the situation.

  • Maharashtra Unlock 5.0 guidelines: What is allowed and what is not Sep 30, 2020 09:52 PM IST

    Maharashtra Unlock 5.0 guidelines: What is allowed and what is not

    Aiming to ease the flow of activities, the state government allowed hotels, food courts, restaurants and bars to operate from October 5 onwards, but only with 50 percent of their capacities

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