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  • Coronavirus pandemic | UP residents want FIR against Chinese President Xi Jinping for spreading COVID-19 Apr 01, 2020 01:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | UP residents want FIR against Chinese President Xi Jinping for spreading COVID-19

    Social activists and lawyers came together to file the plaint against Xi Jinping for putting the lives of millions in danger by allowing the spread of the deadly coronavirus

  • Aster DM Healthcare offers facilities in Kerala to treat coronavirus patients Apr 01, 2020 01:31 PM IST

    Aster DM Healthcare offers facilities in Kerala to treat coronavirus patients

    Aster has hospitals at Kochi, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kottakal and Wayanad.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation commit Rs 1,125cr Apr 01, 2020 01:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation commit Rs 1,125cr

    Out of this, Rs 1,000 crore will come from Azim Premji Foundation and the rest from Wipro and Wipro Enterprises.

  • After COVID-19, there will be huge effort to lower healthcare costs: Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Apr 01, 2020 01:18 PM IST

    After COVID-19, there will be huge effort to lower healthcare costs: Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

    COVID-19 crisis has shown us that we have to focus on these very important healthcare areas. Infectious diseases have been neglected and ignored for too long, Mazumdar-Shaw pointed out.

  • US has lost opportunity to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus: Hassan Rouhani Apr 01, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    US has lost opportunity to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus: Hassan Rouhani

    "It was a great opportunity for Americans to apologise ... and to lift the unjust and unfair sanctions on Iran," Hassan Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting.

  • Investors should rebalance their portfolio; largecaps a better play: Mahesh Patil Apr 01, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    Investors should rebalance their portfolio; largecaps a better play: Mahesh Patil

    Small-ticket consumer discretionary sector which have corrected can bounce back. Private banks have seen a sharp correction, and insurance companies should continue to see secular growth.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | RBI announces more measures to deal with COVID-19 fallout Apr 01, 2020 12:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | RBI announces more measures to deal with COVID-19 fallout

    The statement comes after RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced a host of other measures on March 27

  • Nykaa gets Rs 100-crore funding boost from Steadview Capital Apr 01, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Nykaa gets Rs 100-crore funding boost from Steadview Capital

    The funding announcement came a few hours after the company suspended operations, citing the lockdown.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Broadcaster predicts La Liga restart in July with no fans Apr 01, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Broadcaster predicts La Liga restart in July with no fans

    Players from Valencia, Espanyol and Alaves have tested positive for the virus and Roures said if another player was to contract the disease then the season would have to be cancelled.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Hockey India contributes Rs 25 lakhs for fight against COVID-19 Apr 01, 2020 12:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Hockey India contributes Rs 25 lakhs for fight against COVID-19

    "Hockey has always received tremendous love and support from the people of this country and we want to do whatever little we can to help our countrymen and women emerge out of this pandemic as victors" HI president Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad said in a release.

  • Real estate developers’ body seeks RBI’s intervention to permit one-time restructuring of loans Apr 01, 2020 12:23 PM IST

    Real estate developers’ body seeks RBI’s intervention to permit one-time restructuring of loans

    CREDAI MCHI asks the RBI to extend the moratorium period to 6 months for all dues and installments/ EMIs/ interest of all loans.

  • Whither go bond yields? Apr 01, 2020 12:23 PM IST

    Whither go bond yields?

    Markets will be wary of a fiscal slippage, and rightly so

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Jos Buttler to auction World Cup final shirt to raise funds for COVID-19 fight Apr 01, 2020 12:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Jos Buttler to auction World Cup final shirt to raise funds for COVID-19 fight

    In a video posted on Twitter, Buttler confirmed the shirt would be signed by all the players from England's World Cup squad.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Latest updates on COVID-19 crisis around the world Apr 01, 2020 12:16 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Latest updates on COVID-19 crisis around the world

    Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Wednesday.

  • Coronavirus pandemic| IIT Bombay’s Spoken Tutorial Project launches helpline for mothers stuck at home Apr 01, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic| IIT Bombay’s Spoken Tutorial Project launches helpline for mothers stuck at home

    The new ‘Maa Aur Shishu Poshan’ helpline number 1800 -267-7782 is now available in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati and English.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Chinese organisations donate COVID-19 protective equipment to India Apr 01, 2020 11:56 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Chinese organisations donate COVID-19 protective equipment to India

    Chinese state-owned companies also provide assistance to their Indian partners, said Weidong

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Premier League, EFL and PFA to discuss wage deferral agreement Apr 01, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Premier League, EFL and PFA to discuss wage deferral agreement

    The report said the proposal is one option to help clubs safeguard their financial future during the coronavirus shutdown.

  • IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals CEO Barthakur open to shortened league among Indian players only Apr 01, 2020 11:54 AM IST

    IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals CEO Barthakur open to shortened league among Indian players only

    "We are open to a shortened tournament with only Indian players, at the end of the day it is the Indian Premier League" Barthakur told PTI.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | ECB announces 61 million pounds aid package to safeguard cricket in England Apr 01, 2020 11:45 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | ECB announces 61 million pounds aid package to safeguard cricket in England

    England test captain Joe Root said earlier that he expects talks with the ECB over possible pay cuts for international players to help safeguard the game during the outbreak.

  • Zen Technologies to develop ventilator prototype for India to fight COVID-19 Apr 01, 2020 11:42 AM IST

    Zen Technologies to develop ventilator prototype for India to fight COVID-19

    "As a part of the corporate social responsibility... Zen Technologies has dedicated a small research and development team to develop a prototype of a ventilator for India," the company said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: IIT researchers developing robots to deliver food, medicines to patients in isolation wards Apr 01, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: IIT researchers developing robots to deliver food, medicines to patients in isolation wards

    The team from IIT Guwahati's Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments believes the move will reduce human intervention in isolation wards.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 8 new cases in Gujarat; tally goes up to 82 Apr 01, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 8 new cases in Gujarat; tally goes up to 82

    All the new cases have been were reported from Ahmedabad,which has been declared as one of the COVID-19 hotspots in India.

  • Honda commits Rs 11cr for fight against COVID-19 Apr 01, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    Honda commits Rs 11cr for fight against COVID-19

    As part of the initiative, Honda will immediately supply 2,000 units of high pressure backpack sprayers to various government agencies.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Offices shut, bosses turn to digital signatures to keep the show going Apr 01, 2020 11:02 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Offices shut, bosses turn to digital signatures to keep the show going

    Startups offering digital signatures and other such services are hoping to get traditional companies to take the digital plunge.

  • Most Nifty companies hit 52-week low in March amid COVID-19 fall; should you buy? Apr 01, 2020 11:00 AM IST

    Most Nifty companies hit 52-week low in March amid COVID-19 fall; should you buy?

    Positions in quality stocks can be made in a staggered manner keeping in view the risk profile of investor(s) in order to avoid opportunity loss, suggest experts.

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