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  • Coronavirus lockdown has had disastrous impact on hospitality sector; govt support needed: Industry Apr 12, 2020 02:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown has had disastrous impact on hospitality sector; govt support needed: Industry

    "The impact is disastrous. The hotels are businesses which are very capital intensive and also have very high fixed costs," Lemon Tree Hotels Chairman and MD Patanjali G Keswani said.

  • The Tech Weekender: Apple-Google alliance to help fight COVID-19, OnePlus' new wireless charger, WhatsApp limits sharing forwarded messages Apr 12, 2020 01:54 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Apple-Google alliance to help fight COVID-19, OnePlus' new wireless charger, WhatsApp limits sharing forwarded messages

    Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week.

  • Nadda asks party members to distribute ration kits, masks on Ambedkar Jayanti Apr 12, 2020 01:51 PM IST

    Nadda asks party members to distribute ration kits, masks on Ambedkar Jayanti

    In a message to party workers, Nadda said they should put garlands on Ambedkar's photograph at their homes and share the same on social media.

  • Automobile dealers seek immediate financial support from OEMs, govt to stay afloat Apr 12, 2020 01:39 PM IST

    Automobile dealers seek immediate financial support from OEMs, govt to stay afloat

    Already, facing heat due to a prolonged slowdown in the industry and a sizeable unsold BS-IV stock, the dealers are now faced with the challenge of retaining their workforce and sales infrastructure with coffers running dry due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Fate of H-1B visa holders hangs in balance; what does it mean for IT industry’s future? Apr 12, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Fate of H-1B visa holders hangs in balance; what does it mean for IT industry’s future?

    There are over five lakh Indian H-1B visa holders in the US. Many of them have been waiting to get their green card for more than a decade.

  • BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu feeding needy through Modi Kitchens initiative Apr 12, 2020 11:03 AM IST

    BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu feeding needy through Modi Kitchens initiative

    The state's first Modi kitchen was launched on March30 in Coimbatore by party's state general secretary Vanathi Srinivasan and it caters to about 500 people.

  • Explained | Coronavirus impact: Where is India's economy headed? Apr 12, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    Explained | Coronavirus impact: Where is India's economy headed?

    Moneycontrol breaks down the impact of the coronavirus-induced global slowdown on India.

  • Mix of old comedy shows, other classics keeping viewers glued to TV amid coronavirus crisis Apr 12, 2020 10:36 AM IST

    Mix of old comedy shows, other classics keeping viewers glued to TV amid coronavirus crisis

    Bringing back old memories and tickling the funny bone are old comedy shows like Shrimaan Shrimati and Dekh Bhai Dekh on Doordarshan, which the channel has brought back as part of its return of classics.

  • 'Bottom not formed yet, accumulate quality names in FMCG, consumer goods, cement' Apr 12, 2020 10:13 AM IST

    'Bottom not formed yet, accumulate quality names in FMCG, consumer goods, cement'

    Kishan Gupta, Head of Research at CD Equisearch told Moneycontrol that Indian investors would be far better off investing in companies with established track record in FMCG, consumer goods and cement, at this juncture.

  • COVID-19 causes severe disruption to Indian economy, says World Bank Apr 12, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    COVID-19 causes severe disruption to Indian economy, says World Bank

    The COVID-19 outbreak came at a time when India's economy was already slowing, due to persistent financial sector weaknesses, the report said.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally April 12: Confirmed cases in Maharashtra jump to 1,761 Apr 12, 2020 09:11 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally April 12: Confirmed cases in Maharashtra jump to 1,761

    With 1,761 cases of COVID-19, Maharashtra has the highest number of infections, followed by Delhi (1,069) and Tamil Nadu (969).

  • How passive investing could be an evergreen option Apr 12, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    How passive investing could be an evergreen option

    Passive investing involves buying and holding of a basket of securities in a particular index in proportion to the securities’ weight in the index, thereby offering protection from concentration risk.

  • Market Week Ahead: 10 key factors that will keep traders busy Apr 12, 2020 08:26 AM IST

    Market Week Ahead: 10 key factors that will keep traders busy

    The market will remain shut on April 14 on account of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Jayanti.

  • Hydroxychloroquine consignment from India arrives in US Apr 12, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    Hydroxychloroquine consignment from India arrives in US

    Earlier this week, India at the request of President Donald Trump cleared the export of 35.82 lakh tablets of hydroxychloroquine to the US along with nine metric tons of active pharmaceutical ingredient or API required in the manufacturing of the drug.

  • Pope to livestream Easter mass to locked down world Apr 12, 2020 08:01 AM IST

    Pope to livestream Easter mass to locked down world

    His only audience is the camera and the 83-year-old Argentine has admitted that the entire experience makes him feel "caged".

  • 65 prisoners in J&K released due to coronavirus outbreak Apr 12, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    65 prisoners in J&K released due to coronavirus outbreak

    The report pertaining to release of prisoners in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak was also pursued by the court.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | France reports fall in daily deaths, toll tops 13,800 Apr 12, 2020 07:59 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | France reports fall in daily deaths, toll tops 13,800

    The French health authorities said in a statement that 345 more people had died in hospitals and 290 in nursing homes -- 635 over the last 24 hours -- to bring the total death toll to 13,832.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | US death toll crosses 20,000 mark, overtakes Italy's as Midwest braces Apr 12, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | US death toll crosses 20,000 mark, overtakes Italy's as Midwest braces

    With the New York area still deep in crisis, fear mounted over the spread of the scourge into the nation's heartland.

  • NYC mayor orders public schools shut for rest of school year; Cuomo says it's his call Apr 12, 2020 07:51 AM IST

    NYC mayor orders public schools shut for rest of school year; Cuomo says it's his call

    "Having to tell you that we cannot bring our schools back for the remainder of this school year is painful, but I can also tell you it is the right thing to do," he told a news conference.

  • Bengal extends lockdown till Apr 30, educational institutes to remain closed till June 10 Apr 12, 2020 07:48 AM IST

    Bengal extends lockdown till Apr 30, educational institutes to remain closed till June 10

    Apart from West Bengal, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana and Punjab have announced the extension of the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | UK death toll nears 10,000 as minister says PM Johnson must rest Apr 12, 2020 07:41 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | UK death toll nears 10,000 as minister says PM Johnson must rest

    Britain has now reported 9,875 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, the fifth highest national number globally.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Brazil deficit jumps to 7% of GDP as deaths mount Apr 12, 2020 07:41 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Brazil deficit jumps to 7% of GDP as deaths mount

    In 2019, the deficit was 61 billion reais, or 0.9 percent of GDP, the ministry said.

  • Pak to take decision on lockdown on Monday as coronavirus cases cross 5,000 mark Apr 12, 2020 07:40 AM IST

    Pak to take decision on lockdown on Monday as coronavirus cases cross 5,000 mark

    Speaking at a press conference here, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will take a decision after his meeting with the National Coordination Committee on COVID-19, comprising senior officials of all provinces and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

  • India could've seen 8.2L COVID-19 cases by Apr 15 sans lockdown, containment steps: Health ministry Apr 12, 2020 07:35 AM IST

    India could've seen 8.2L COVID-19 cases by Apr 15 sans lockdown, containment steps: Health ministry

    Addressing a daily briefing on the coronavirus situation of the country, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said early preemptive action has been taken to identify COVID-19 hotspots, along with implementation of other containment measures.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | No fresh cases in Noida, 5.62 lakh people screened so far Apr 12, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | No fresh cases in Noida, 5.62 lakh people screened so far

    Adjoining Delhi, Gautam Buddh Nagar in western Uttar Pradesh is among the 15 districts of the state where hotspots (areas that have recorded multiple COVID-19 cases) have been completely sealed.

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