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  • Govt to set up temporary hospitals with 10,000 oxygenated beds near industrial units May 02, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    Govt to set up temporary hospitals with 10,000 oxygenated beds near industrial units

    Following multiple meetings held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday to review the COVID-19 situation, a statement said the government has also explored the feasibility of conversion of existing nitrogen plants to produce oxygen, and various such potential industries where the existing nitrogen plants may be spared for production of oxygen were identified.

  • UK sends 1,000 more ventilators to India May 02, 2021 04:49 PM IST

    UK sends 1,000 more ventilators to India

    Britain has already sent 495 oxygen concentrators and 200 ventilators to India as the country grapples with a devastating surge in coronavirus cases, and is shipping three larger production units, dubbed oxygen factories.

  • Nigeria restricts passengers from India, Brazil, Turkey over coronavirus May 02, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Nigeria restricts passengers from India, Brazil, Turkey over coronavirus

    The travel ban does not apply to passengers who have transited through those countries, the presidential steering committee on COVID-19 said in a statement.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti congratulate Mamata Banerjee on poll victory May 02, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti congratulate Mamata Banerjee on poll victory

    The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is ahead in 205 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal. The BJP trailing far behind with 80 seats.

  • Markets to be guided by COVID-19 situation, macro data, earnings this week: Analysts May 02, 2021 03:09 PM IST

    Markets to be guided by COVID-19 situation, macro data, earnings this week: Analysts

    Analysts also added that state election results are unlikely to have any major impact on the markets and the major determining factor will be the rising COVID-19 cases and how governments (both central and states) are going to address this health crisis.

  • Vaccination update: Centre says 122 crore doses needed to inoculate 59 crore people in 18-45 age group May 02, 2021 02:51 PM IST

    Vaccination update: Centre says 122 crore doses needed to inoculate 59 crore people in 18-45 age group

    It is submitted that considering the limited availability of two vaccines which are presently available in India namely Covaxin and Covisheild, it became incumbent upon the government to prioritise vaccination in the most scientific manner. It is submitted that while prioritising vaccination the first priority was towards health workers.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata Banerjee as TMC surges ahead of BJP May 02, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata Banerjee as TMC surges ahead of BJP

    The was ahead in 202 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal, way over the halfway mark of 147, leaving the BJP trailing far behind in 77 seats.

  • A look at 'London to Delhi' cycle, an initiative in UK raising funds for India's COVID-19 crisis May 02, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    A look at 'London to Delhi' cycle, an initiative in UK raising funds for India's COVID-19 crisis

    The "Cycle to Save Lives" 48-hour nonstop static relay cycle challenge at the largest Hindu temple in the UK, in north London aims to raise money to help coronavirus relief efforts in India

  • Uncertainty looms large over IPL 2021 finals amid COVID-19 second wave May 02, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    Uncertainty looms large over IPL 2021 finals amid COVID-19 second wave

    Social media is filled with posts criticizing the league. While some are questioning the continuity of the league, others are slamming the advertisements airing during the league.

  • Odisha to go into 14-day lockdown from May 5, here is what is allowed, what's not May 02, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    Odisha to go into 14-day lockdown from May 5, here is what is allowed, what's not

    Barring weekends, essential commodities will be available on all days during the two-week-long Odisha lockdown.

  • Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders: Read full text May 02, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders: Read full text

    Warren Buffett: Whatever today’s figures, Charlie Munger, my long-time partner, and I firmly believe that, over time, Berkshire’s capital gains from its investment holdings will be substantial, Buffett said.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Trends indicate TMC heading for a huge victory in Bengal May 02, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Trends indicate TMC heading for a huge victory in Bengal

    Belying expectations of a tight contest, the TMC candidates appeared galloping to victory, and, if the current trends hold, the party will easily form its third successive government in the state.

  • China has given 270.41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of May 1 May 02, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    China has given 270.41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of May 1

    China's vaccination pace has quickened recently. However, because of its large population, China still lags behind the United States in terms of the proportion of the administered population per 100 people.

  • Warren Buffett warns investors not to gamble on stocks May 02, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    Warren Buffett warns investors not to gamble on stocks

    Buffett said the stock trading platforms that allow people to buy and sell stocks for free, such as Robinhood, are only encouraging that gambling.

  • Youth Congress leader answers SOS call for oxygen by New Zealand High Commission May 02, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Youth Congress leader answers SOS call for oxygen by New Zealand High Commission

    On May 1, the youth congress leader had also posted a video of his team delivering oxygen cylinders at the Embassy of the Philippines in New Delhi.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | TMC surges ahead of BJP in West Bengal May 02, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | TMC surges ahead of BJP in West Bengal

    The two parties were locked in a neck-and-neck contest in the initial stages of counting.

  • Coronavirus update: Record 3,689 daily COVID-19 deaths in India, 3,92,488 more test positive May 02, 2021 09:57 AM IST

    Coronavirus update: Record 3,689 daily COVID-19 deaths in India, 3,92,488 more test positive

    The active cases have crossed the 33-lakh mark, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawala hits back at critics: Key Highlights of The Times interview May 02, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawala hits back at critics: Key Highlights of The Times interview

    Rejecting the charges of profiteering from the vaccine, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawala said that it is “totally incorrect” and added that Covishield will still be “the most affordable vaccine on the planet” even at a higher price. "

  • PM Narendra Modi to review human resource situation in fight against COVID-19 May 02, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi to review human resource situation in fight against COVID-19

    The meeting comes amid reports of healthcare personnel feeling overwhelmed in some parts of the country due to the surge in the COVID-19 cases, with testing facilities also being under a strain.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 | Congress not to participate in election debates on counting day May 02, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 | Congress not to participate in election debates on counting day

    Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in view of the serious coronavirus situation in the country, the party's spokespersons will not participate on the TV debates after poll results are out.

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections: Counting begins for polls under tight security, COVID-19 protocols May 02, 2021 08:35 AM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections: Counting begins for polls under tight security, COVID-19 protocols

    The exercise is underway in 108 counting centres spread across the 23 districts of the state, where a three-tier security arrangement has been put in place.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | Covishield production in full swing: Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla May 02, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | Covishield production in full swing: Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla

    Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla also confirmed that he had “an excellent meeting” with all partners and stakeholders in the United Kingdom.

  • Over 80,000 people in 18-44 age group vaccinated on May 1: Centre May 02, 2021 07:14 AM IST

    Over 80,000 people in 18-44 age group vaccinated on May 1: Centre

    The total vaccinations across the country rose to over 15.66 crore.

  • COVID-19: France to send 28 tonnes of medical supplies to India on Sunday May 02, 2021 06:39 AM IST

    COVID-19: France to send 28 tonnes of medical supplies to India on Sunday

    French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain said the plants will be able to make eight hospitals "oxygen autonomous" for over 10 years.

  • Coronavirus India News Highlights: I15.49 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in India as of May 1. May 02, 2021 06:35 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News Highlights: I15.49 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in India as of May 1.

    Coronavirus India News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 63,282 new COVID-19 cases, 802 deaths in 24 hours.

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