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  • Coronavirus pandemic | MHRD asks CBSE to conduct board exams only for 29 main subjects Apr 01, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | MHRD asks CBSE to conduct board exams only for 29 main subjects

    Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said in a tweet that these are the subjects that are required for promotion and are crucial for admission into higher education institutions

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Pressure mounts on Premier League players as non-playing staff subjected to wage-cuts Apr 01, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Pressure mounts on Premier League players as non-playing staff subjected to wage-cuts

    The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) are in talks with the Premier League over how best to deal with the current suspension of competition.

  • India's power consumption shrinks 9.24% at 100.13 billion units in March Apr 01, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    India's power consumption shrinks 9.24% at 100.13 billion units in March

    India's peak power demand (met) was recorded at 170.17 GW on March 3 during the three-week period (till March 21) without COVID-19 impact on consumption.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | TikTok donates Rs 100 crore worth of medical apparel to battle COVID-19 Apr 01, 2020 07:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | TikTok donates Rs 100 crore worth of medical apparel to battle COVID-19

    TikTok, with support from the Union Ministry of Textiles, has pledged to donate four lakh hazmat suits along with two lakh masks worth Rs 100 crore "to protect doctors and front line medical staff in India"

  • Coronavirus lockdown | About 1,500 from Gujarat present in Nizamuddin area last month: Govt Apr 01, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | About 1,500 from Gujarat present in Nizamuddin area last month: Govt

    However, the state government is yet to know the exact number of people who had attended the gathering.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Pvt lab in Maharashtra stopped from conducting COVID-19 tests Apr 01, 2020 06:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Pvt lab in Maharashtra stopped from conducting COVID-19 tests

    The private testing laboratories are unable to provide prompt results to state authorities, he said.

  • Coronavirus impact | After pay cut, GoAir defers part of March salary Apr 01, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | After pay cut, GoAir defers part of March salary

    Move necessary to save resources and prepare for restarting operations, says Vinay Dube in mail to employees

  • Coronavirus Essential podcast | Global death toll hits 42,000; over 1,600 cases in India; China reopens exotic meat markets in Wuhan Apr 01, 2020 06:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus Essential podcast | Global death toll hits 42,000; over 1,600 cases in India; China reopens exotic meat markets in Wuhan

    Shraddha Sharma gives top updates from the pandemic.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | World faces food crisis in wake of COVID-19: UN, WTO Apr 01, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | World faces food crisis in wake of COVID-19: UN, WTO

    Panic buying by people going into confinement has already demonstrated the fragility of supply chains as supermarket shelves emptied in many countries.

  • Epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic, China to host Asian Youth Games in 2021 Apr 01, 2020 06:44 PM IST

    Epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic, China to host Asian Youth Games in 2021

    The host city was decided by the OCA in 2019 but the dates of the multi-sporting event was announced on April 1.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | CBSE students in Classes 1-8 to be promoted to next grade Apr 01, 2020 06:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | CBSE students in Classes 1-8 to be promoted to next grade

    Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that students studying in classes IX and XI will be promoted to next class/grade based on the school-based assessments conducted so far.

  • Exclusive | COVID-19: NPPA seeks urgent supply details on gloves, PPEs, kits, and ventilators as hoarding fears rise Apr 01, 2020 06:22 PM IST

    Exclusive | COVID-19: NPPA seeks urgent supply details on gloves, PPEs, kits, and ventilators as hoarding fears rise

    The drug regulator has also sought details of stock in hand of these items at the retail level –pharmacies, drug and chemist stores, amid fears of hoarding by retailers, producers and even wealthy individuals.

  • As coronavirus hobbles economy, companies race to tap credit and raise cash Apr 01, 2020 06:06 PM IST

    As coronavirus hobbles economy, companies race to tap credit and raise cash

    Half of the 1,148 companies in the Russell 3000 stock index, which have ratings, are below investment grade, data from CapitalIQ revealed. Last year, these companies employed more than six million people and had revenue of $2.7 trillion

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Football lockdown convinces Man City's De Bruyne to defer retirement Apr 01, 2020 05:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Football lockdown convinces Man City's De Bruyne to defer retirement

    "I told my wife I'm going to play a little longer," De Bruyne, 28, said in a live video on his Instagram page.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Why the global recession could last a long time Apr 01, 2020 05:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Why the global recession could last a long time

    Charles Dumas, Chief Economist at TS Lombard, an investment research firm in London, said, “People have had a real shock. The recovery will be slow, and certain behaviour patterns are going to change, if not forever at least for a long while.”

  • Coronavirus pandemic: 5 tech platforms that offers support in COVID-19 combat Apr 01, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: 5 tech platforms that offers support in COVID-19 combat

    These companies are using a range of technologies in their fight against the pandemic.

  • Coronavirus pandemic| Samsung extends product warranties till May 31 Apr 01, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic| Samsung extends product warranties till May 31

    This will be applicable for any Samsung product whose warranty is expiring between March 20 and April 30, 2020.

  • Yuvraj says call for donation to Afridi's charity was "blown out of proportion" upon being criticized Apr 01, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    Yuvraj says call for donation to Afridi's charity was "blown out of proportion" upon being criticized

    Yuvraj, along with former teammate Harbhajan Singh, had posted Twitter messages calling for donations to Afridi's charity foundation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Coronavirus impact | No reason to be tight-fisted, time to boost demand as much as possible: Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee Apr 01, 2020 05:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | No reason to be tight-fisted, time to boost demand as much as possible: Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee shared his opinion on the government's initiatives to counter the pandemic and outlined what he thinks needs to be done in an unprecedented crisis like this.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: La Liga concert raises more than 1 million euro to fight COVID-19 Apr 01, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: La Liga concert raises more than 1 million euro to fight COVID-19

    La Liga said the concert, which was broadcast on more than 100 platforms simultaneously, commanded an audience from 182 different countries and connected more than 50 million people online.

  • Coronavirus | Working from home, IT employees battle job pressures & mental health issues Apr 01, 2020 04:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus | Working from home, IT employees battle job pressures & mental health issues

    The sector employs about 40-50 lakh people, majority of them being migrants working across different cities.

  • Non-adherence of lockdown, request for rescue from foreign countries among grievances on COVID-19 Apr 01, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Non-adherence of lockdown, request for rescue from foreign countries among grievances on COVID-19

    Giving details of the public grievances related to inadequate facilities in hospitals, the officials said people claimed that "isolation wards were overcrowded", "masks and sanitiser not available" and hospitals were "not equipped to test patients".

  • Ideas for Profit | This automaker will outperform when the dust settles Apr 01, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    Ideas for Profit | This automaker will outperform when the dust settles

    In this edition of Ideas for Profit, Moneycontrol' Sakshi Batra will analysis one such auto company that is best placed to bounce back once things normalise.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | How did coronavirus start? Here are some bizarre stories Apr 01, 2020 04:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | How did coronavirus start? Here are some bizarre stories

    There are several strange theories around how the outbreak began, but most are unsupported or proved to be baseless.

  • Reduction in interest rates on small savings heartless, must be rolled back: Congress Apr 01, 2020 04:15 PM IST

    Reduction in interest rates on small savings heartless, must be rolled back: Congress

    The Congress leader also demanded that the government comes out with a second tranche of economic relief packages to help small and medium enterprises, and the poor and common people from the economic downturn the country is facing.

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