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  • Coronavirus pandemic | 250 Indians stranded in Iran tested positive for COVID-19, Centre tells SC Apr 01, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 250 Indians stranded in Iran tested positive for COVID-19, Centre tells SC

    The top court observed that it is thinking of asking the Indian embassy to constantly monitor the situation and be in touch with the stranded Indians in Iran.

  • Centre asks states to initiate action against foreigners who participated in Tablighi Jamaat event Apr 01, 2020 02:38 PM IST

    Centre asks states to initiate action against foreigners who participated in Tablighi Jamaat event

    The government said in a statement that foreigners who participated in the event had violated visa conditions.

  • Coronavirus impact | Here's how Gravity Payments has managed to stave off job cuts Apr 01, 2020 02:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Here's how Gravity Payments has managed to stave off job cuts

    Launched in 2004, Gravity Payments gained recognition in 2015 when Price set Gravity's minimum salary at $70,000 after reading a study about income and happiness.

  • Coronavirus impact | Energy firms receive force majeure notices from customers: Report Apr 01, 2020 02:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Energy firms receive force majeure notices from customers: Report

    Several small factories have sent force majeure notices to city gas distributors, who have consequently sent similar intimations to gas marketers such as GAIL, Indian Oil and GSPC.

  • Coronavirus can travel up to 8 metres from exhalation, linger in air for hours, MIT scientist says Apr 01, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus can travel up to 8 metres from exhalation, linger in air for hours, MIT scientist says

    Study author, MIT associate professor Lydia Bourouiba, warned that droplets of all sizes can travel 23 to 27 feet, or 7-8 metres, carrying the pathogen.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Thyrocare CEO Velumani says logistics is the biggest challenge for COVID-19 test kit suppliers Apr 01, 2020 02:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Thyrocare CEO Velumani says logistics is the biggest challenge for COVID-19 test kit suppliers

    Private lab chain Thyrocare has tied up with digital healthcare platform Practo to enable booking of COVID-19 test kits online.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Death toll in India rises to 38 with 3 more fatalities; total cases rises to 1,637 Apr 01, 2020 02:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Death toll in India rises to 38 with 3 more fatalities; total cases rises to 1,637

    As per the health ministry's updated data at 9 am, three fresh deaths were reported since the last update on March 31. However, it could not be known from which parts of the country these three fatalities were reported.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Indian manufacturers need to make over 1 lakh ventilators urgently Apr 01, 2020 02:17 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Indian manufacturers need to make over 1 lakh ventilators urgently

    Due to COVID-19, manufacturers have been told to produce around 1,00,000 to 120,000 ventilators urgently; India has about 50,000 ventilators at present

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Real estate developers take to AI to augment sales Apr 01, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Real estate developers take to AI to augment sales

    While the mid-segment and the first-time homebuyers are open to making decisions after experiencing the projects online, buyers closing a luxury property deal take longer and prefer visiting the site.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Lack of medical funds poses challenge in fight against COVID-19: Fitch Solutions Apr 01, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Lack of medical funds poses challenge in fight against COVID-19: Fitch Solutions

    "The continued lack of medical funding and healthcare infrastructure inform our view for the potential epidemic to be worse in India if it is not adequately contained. With 8.5 hospital beds per 10,000 population and 8.0 physicians per 10,000, the country's healthcare sector is not equipped for such a crisis," Fitch Solutions said.

  • India has building blocks for successful rollout of digital government transfers: Report Apr 01, 2020 01:59 PM IST

    India has building blocks for successful rollout of digital government transfers: Report

    "India has been at the forefront, digitising programmes like pensions and subsidies to buy cooking gas for poor families,” said Anit Mukherjee, a policy fellow at Washington-based Center for Global Development (CGD), which released a report on Tuesday titled 'Citizens and States: How Can Digital ID and Payments Improve State Capacity and Effectiveness?'

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Detroit and Paris auto shows latest in line to get cancelled over COVID-19 uncertainty Apr 01, 2020 01:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Detroit and Paris auto shows latest in line to get cancelled over COVID-19 uncertainty

    The Paris Auto Show was slated for October, while the Detroit expo was scheduled for June.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Stuck off Miami coast, over 400 Indian crew members of cruise ships await help Apr 01, 2020 01:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Stuck off Miami coast, over 400 Indian crew members of cruise ships await help

    Help may only come once the lockdown is lifted on April 14, they have been told

  • Coronavirus pandemic | US COVID-19 death toll now more than the number of people killed in 9/11 attacks Apr 01, 2020 01:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | US COVID-19 death toll now more than the number of people killed in 9/11 attacks

    On March 30, the US Navy’s hospital ship, the USNS Comfort docked outside Manhattan for the first time since the 9/11 attacks, further indicating the magnanimity of the crisis.

  • 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.

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