May 07, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Expanding the health insurance schemes, the DMK party chief has ordered to cover COVID-related expenses in private hospitals.
- May 07, 2021 01:39 PM IST
His remarks came after the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday showed a record 4,14,188 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day in India, raising the country's tally to 2,14,91,598. The active cases have crossed the 36-lakh mark.
- May 07, 2021 01:38 PM IST
The Centre has so far provided more than 17.35 crore (17,35,07,770) vaccine doses to states and UTs free of cost. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 16,44,77,100 doses, according to official data made available at 8 am.
- May 07, 2021 01:23 PM IST
Interim result of the phase III trials of the new Russian vaccine candidate is expected by May end. The trials involved 7,000 and were conducted across countries including Russia and the United Arab Emirates
- May 07, 2021 12:51 PM IST
The Modi government, she said, must urgently call an all-party meeting on the COVID-19 situation. She also demanded that standing committees be convened to ensure collective action and accountability to combat the pandemic better.
- May 07, 2021 12:50 PM IST
It is a small device that resembles a big clothespin; it clips onto a finger, earlobe, or another part of the body and measures the amount of oxygen in a person’s blood.
- May 07, 2021 12:19 PM IST
"For every one body that I perform last rites for, there are a dozen more waiting. There is no social distancing, no sanitisers. It is a critical situation here," crematorium worker Ram Karan Mishra, 30, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
- May 07, 2021 12:10 PM IST
This is the first meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) after the Budget session of Parliament that ended in March.
- May 07, 2021 12:04 PM IST
The Centre had on May 5 moved the Supreme Court against a show-cause notice issued by the Delhi High Court over oxygen shortage in the national capital.
- May 07, 2021 12:02 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi said government must "dynamically assess the efficacy of all vaccines against new mutations as they are identified".
- May 07, 2021 11:44 AM IST
The Maharashtra government will complete the process of filling a total of 16,000 posts in groups A and B within a week, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said
- May 07, 2021 11:37 AM IST
- May 07, 2021 11:35 AM IST
"...Virat Kohli and Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma are aiming to raise Rs. 7 crore for COVID relief in India," a press release from the celebrity couple stated.
- May 07, 2021 11:25 AM IST
India reported over 4.14 lakh COVID-19 new cases, as per May 7 update, highest ever single day increase. Active cases rose to 36.45 lakh mark; over 16.49 crore vaccinations administered till date.
- May 07, 2021 11:11 AM IST
Zomato's investment in Grofers is expected to value the grocery firm at $1 billion.
- May 07, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Rajasthan lockdown bans marriage functions and also intrastate movement till May 24.
- May 07, 2021 10:37 AM IST
New coronavirus cases and deaths in India hit a record daily high on Thursday after 4,12,262 new infections and 3,980 fatalities were reported, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,10,77,410 and the death toll to 2,30,168.
- May 07, 2021 10:02 AM IST
The death toll has increased to 2,34,083 with 3,915 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
- May 07, 2021 10:02 AM IST
In India, the UN team on the ground continues to support the authorities both nationally and locally to tackle the pandemic, Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said at the daily press briefing on Thursday.
- May 07, 2021 09:25 AM IST
The order comes in light of reports of a virulent COVID-19 variant recently found in these states
- May 07, 2021 09:02 AM IST
India is struggling with a second wave of the pandemic with more than 3,00,000 daily new coronavirus cases being reported in the past few days, and hospitals are reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds.
- May 07, 2021 08:48 AM IST
A total of 16,48,76,248 vaccine doses have been administered in the country and the beneficiaries are 95,00,564 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose, 63,91,562 HCWs who have received the second dose, 1,37,58,487 frontline workers (FLWs) who have taken the first dose, 75,36,320 FLWs who have received the second dose and the 11,64,076 in the 18-44 age group who have taken the first dose.
- May 07, 2021 08:06 AM IST
Morrison stood by his decision to impose a biosecurity order last month barring all travel to and from India, a policy that drew heavy criticism from lawmakers, expatriates and the Indian diaspora.
- May 07, 2021 08:05 AM IST
.Others who were added to the list on Thursday are Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Joshua Bolten, president and CEO, Business Roundtable and Suzanne Clark, president and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce.
- May 07, 2021 07:52 AM IST
The emergency supplies include 20,000 courses of remdesivir (125,000 vials) to help treat critically ill patients, nearly 1,500 oxygen cylinders, which can be repeatedly refilled at local supply centres, and one million rapid diagnostic tests to quickly identify COVID-19 cases.