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  • US govt, businesses and people of America working together to provide COVID relief to India: Jake Sullivan May 07, 2021 07:51 AM IST

    US govt, businesses and people of America working together to provide COVID relief to India: Jake Sullivan

    "Our people, our businesses, and our entire government are working together to provide COVID-19 relief for the people of India and we will continue our efforts to help around the world," he said on Thursday.

  • Coronavirus India News Live Updates: Complete lockdown in Karnataka from May 10, says CM BS Yediyurappa May 07, 2021 07:24 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News Live Updates: Complete lockdown in Karnataka from May 10, says CM BS Yediyurappa

    Coronavirus India News Live Updates: No lockdown will be imposed in Telangana, says CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

  • COVID-19: Karnataka reports 49,058 fresh cases,138 deaths May 06, 2021 10:49 PM IST

    COVID-19: Karnataka reports 49,058 fresh cases,138 deaths

    Bengaluru urban district alone reported 23,706 fresh infections and 139 fatalities.

  • Maharashtra sees 62,194 fresh COVID-19 cases, 853 deaths May 06, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    Maharashtra sees 62,194 fresh COVID-19 cases, 853 deaths

    Maharashtra's COVID-19 recovery rate currently stood at 85.54 per cent, while the fatality rate was 1.49 per cent, the official said.

  • Indian pharma cos welcome patent waivers on COVID vaccines, says tech transfer needed to scale up May 06, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    Indian pharma cos welcome patent waivers on COVID vaccines, says tech transfer needed to scale up

    Experts say India has a considerable knowledge base on vaccine platforms such as whole virion vaccines (inactivated or live virus), viral vectors and recombinant proteins. Here the patent waiver may not be of much help.

  • IPL 14 suspension: The biggest property for advertisers is now a missed opportunity May 06, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    IPL 14 suspension: The biggest property for advertisers is now a missed opportunity

    For those who advertise only in this premier sporting extravaganza, there can be no compromise. There will be very few clients who would agree to adjust in other properties because IPL is expensive. There is nothing in India that matches their rate

  • COVID-19 | Delhi govt caps private ambulance charges. Check rates here May 06, 2021 07:16 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Delhi govt caps private ambulance charges. Check rates here

    The maximum rates for Patient Transport Ambulance (PTA), Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS), and Advanced Life Support Ambulance (ALS) have been fixed at Rs 1,500/km, Rs 2,000/km, and Rs 4,000/km, respectively.

  • Sputnik Light: Russia authorises single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, claims 80% efficacy May 06, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    Sputnik Light: Russia authorises single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, claims 80% efficacy

    The vaccine developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Institute is 79.4 percent effective against COVID-19, according to the RDIF. Sputnik Light will cost under $10 per dose and has been earmarked for export.

  • Zoom fatigue is real! What it means for the remote working ecosystem? May 06, 2021 04:54 PM IST

    Zoom fatigue is real! What it means for the remote working ecosystem?

    So, like many other companies, Zoom is also looking at an eventual return to the workplace. Eric Yuan is exploring the idea of a system where employees will be asked to report to work twice a week and work from home on the remaining days.

  • Delhi sees over 1,349% jump in COVID-19 containment zones in past 1 month May 06, 2021 02:38 PM IST

    Delhi sees over 1,349% jump in COVID-19 containment zones in past 1 month

    Northeast Delhi has 600 containment zones closely followed by East Delhi (504) which has the lowest number of such zones.

  • COVID-19 resurgence bringing renewed challenges for India; GDP growth seen at 9.5%: Fitch May 06, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    COVID-19 resurgence bringing renewed challenges for India; GDP growth seen at 9.5%: Fitch

    The sudden and steep surge in the number of coronavirus cases – the highest-ever 4,12,262 new infections and a record 3,980 daily death toll in a day – has swamped the health system, which seemed to have collapsed.

  • COVID to shave-off 20-25% of auto fuel demand in April May 06, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    COVID to shave-off 20-25% of auto fuel demand in April

    India's COVID crisis shows no sign of slowing. The country has reported new cases above 3 lakh per day for two weeks straight, though experts think the true number is likely to be far higher, it said.

  • This new COVID-19 vaccine could bring hope to the unvaccinated world May 06, 2021 02:21 PM IST

    This new COVID-19 vaccine could bring hope to the unvaccinated world

    Vaccines experts are particularly curious to see CureVac’s results because its shot has an important advantage over the other RNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

  • Nepal overwhelmed by surge in COVID-19 infections May 06, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Nepal overwhelmed by surge in COVID-19 infections

    Nepal faces rising infections as India's outbreak spreads across South Asia. Nepal urgently needs at least 1.6 million AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine doses to administer second shots as the Himalayan country is recording a surge in new coronavirus cases.

  • EU ready to 'discuss' COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers May 06, 2021 01:37 PM IST

    EU ready to 'discuss' COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stressed that Europe's priority would be to boost global supplies, and implicitly criticised the US and the UK for limiting COVID-19 vaccine exports.

  • India's fiscal response to COVID conservative, need large stimulus: Report May 06, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    India's fiscal response to COVID conservative, need large stimulus: Report

    Bold measures will be required to emerge stronger from the crisis, said the report, ''State of Working India 2021: One Year of Covid-19,'' released on Wednesday by Azim Premji University.

  • JSPL ramps up daily oxygen supply limit to 120 tonne/day May 06, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    JSPL ramps up daily oxygen supply limit to 120 tonne/day

    Till date, the company has supplied over 1,000 tonne of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to various health centres in nine states of India, a company spokesperson said.

  • COVID-19 patients under home isolation in Delhi can now apply for oxygen online May 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST

    COVID-19 patients under home isolation in Delhi can now apply for oxygen online

    Delhi residents can apply online at Delhi.gov.in to get oxygen supply at home for COVID-19 positive patients.

  • Ajit Singh – the computer scientist who returned to India to become a politician May 06, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    Ajit Singh – the computer scientist who returned to India to become a politician

    Condolences poured in for the Rashtriya Lok Dal Chief after his son Jayant Chaudhary confirmed his demise on Twitter.

  • 3,000 oxygen concentrators received as foreign aid dispatched, no pendency with Customs: Centre May 06, 2021 01:17 PM IST

    3,000 oxygen concentrators received as foreign aid dispatched, no pendency with Customs: Centre

    In all, 3,000 oxygen concentrators have been received as global aid to support the Central government's efforts and that of the states and Union Territories in their collective fight against the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, it said in a statement.

  • India’s 5G auctions may be pushed to next year: Report May 06, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    India’s 5G auctions may be pushed to next year: Report

    “It is unlikely that auctions will happen this year and will get postponed. The focus currently is on keeping networks stable,” a senior government official said.

  • COVID-19: Sri Lanka bans travellers from India with immediate effect May 06, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    COVID-19: Sri Lanka bans travellers from India with immediate effect

    The Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday said that travellers from India will not be allowed to disembark in Sri Lanka. The decision has been taken as the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in India.

  • Supplied 730 MT oxygen to Delhi on May 5, Centre tells SC May 06, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    Supplied 730 MT oxygen to Delhi on May 5, Centre tells SC

    The apex court, while staying contempt proceedings initiated by Delhi High Court against central government officials for non-compliance of direction to supply 700 MT of oxygen to Delhi, had sought an answer from the Centre on Thursday morning.

  • Centre to start Child Protection Services scheme to aid children who lost both parents due to COVID-19 May 06, 2021 12:51 PM IST

    Centre to start Child Protection Services scheme to aid children who lost both parents due to COVID-19

    Ram Mohan Mishra, Secretary, Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry will implement the scheme in partnership with state governments and union territory administrations

  • Commercial break: The 'pause' on IPL is good for big game ad campaigns May 06, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Commercial break: The 'pause' on IPL is good for big game ad campaigns

    Many campaigns lose momentum by week three. The break could provide marketers with an opportunity to create a second burst when play resumes. But there’s a big IF.

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