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  • Coronavirus pandemic| LIC AAO 2020 preliminary exam postponed Mar 23, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic| LIC AAO 2020 preliminary exam postponed

    The LIC AAO 2020 preliminary exam was to be held on April 4. It has now been postponed till further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Arunachal Pradesh orders lockdown from today evening till March 31 Mar 23, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Arunachal Pradesh orders lockdown from today evening till March 31

    A large number of students studying outside the state are returning to Arunachal Pradesh daily, which may spread the disease, Naresh Kumar said.

  • India Inc facing cash flow problems, need a non-scheduled rate cut, says HDFC Bank’s Aditya Puri Mar 23, 2020 12:28 PM IST

    India Inc facing cash flow problems, need a non-scheduled rate cut, says HDFC Bank’s Aditya Puri

    As for investor concerns over the coronavirus impact on the bank’s financials, Puri said Q4 FY20 will not be flat and “you will be surprised with our numbers.”

  • Will soon announce our contribution to SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Sri Lanka Mar 23, 2020 12:25 PM IST

    Will soon announce our contribution to SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Sri Lanka

    In a video conference on forming a joint strategy to fight COVID-19 in the SAARC region, Prime Minister Modi on March 15 proposed the emergency fund with an initial offer of $10 million from India and asserted that the best way to deal with the coronavirus pandemic was by coming together, and not growing apart.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | IIM Bangalore exchange students, stuck in France, return home Mar 23, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | IIM Bangalore exchange students, stuck in France, return home

    These three students who were returning from an exchange programme were stuck after Air France cancelled the Paris-New Delhi flight

  • Coronavirus Pandemic: Number of cases rises to 415 in India, Health Ministry Mar 23, 2020 12:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus Pandemic: Number of cases rises to 415 in India, Health Ministry

    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 18,383 samples have been tested till 10 am on Monday.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: SC shuts down physical courtrooms Mar 23, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: SC shuts down physical courtrooms

    There has been a nationwide lock-down due to the rapid spread of COVID-19

  • Coronavirus Pandemic: Facebook donates emergency reserve of 720,000 masks Mar 23, 2020 11:58 AM IST

    Coronavirus Pandemic: Facebook donates emergency reserve of 720,000 masks

    To help, Facebook donated our emergency reserve of 720,000 masks that we had bought in case the wildfires continued, said CEO Mark Zuckerberg

  • Coronavirus pandemic: UP CM Yogi Adityanath appeals to citizens to take lockdown seriously Mar 23, 2020 11:52 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: UP CM Yogi Adityanath appeals to citizens to take lockdown seriously

    "I appeal to all of you to take lockdown seriously. Stay indoors, protect yourself, save your family. Everyone is requested to follow the instructions, rules and laws and work with the government in the fight against the epidemic. Stay alert, be aware," the chief minister tweeted.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Will grant special parole to convicts to decongest prisons, Delhi govt tells HC Mar 23, 2020 11:50 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Will grant special parole to convicts to decongest prisons, Delhi govt tells HC

    The submission was made by the Delhi government's additional standing counsel Anuj Aggarwal who said a notification would be issued within a day to amend the prison rules to include the two new provisions.

  • Bajaj Auto shuts 4 plants; readies for an eight-week halt Mar 23, 2020 11:47 AM IST

    Bajaj Auto shuts 4 plants; readies for an eight-week halt

    The auto major’s plants at Akurdi, Chakan, Aurangabad and Pantnagar will shut from March 23 as ‘safety of our employees is paramount’, Bajaj said

  • Is your portfolio down 30-40%, thanks to Covid-19? here are 10 mistakes to avoid now Mar 23, 2020 11:43 AM IST

    Is your portfolio down 30-40%, thanks to Covid-19? here are 10 mistakes to avoid now

    Mistakes are plentiful during a market downtrend. Avoid these common ones, and you will be able to keep your hard-earned cash intact, suggest experts.

  • Coronavirus: Buying an ice-cream, going out for a walk and other lockdown questions answered Mar 23, 2020 11:37 AM IST

    Coronavirus: Buying an ice-cream, going out for a walk and other lockdown questions answered

    How does a lockdown affect you? Can you take the kids to the playground or go out for an ice-cream? Go to the bank? Walk the dog? Read on.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Sangakkara in self-quarantine after returning from UK Mar 23, 2020 11:36 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Sangakkara in self-quarantine after returning from UK

    "I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I'm following government guidelines" Sangakkara told News First.

  • Australian PM Scott Morrison warns citizens as coronavirus cases cross 1,600 Mar 23, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    Australian PM Scott Morrison warns citizens as coronavirus cases cross 1,600

    "Australians will be living with this virus for at least the next six months. It could be longer. There is no three or four week shutdown that makes it all goes away. No short term solution to all of this," Scott Morrison said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Here's one company that's seeing 'unprecedented surge' in demand for its services Mar 23, 2020 11:33 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Here's one company that's seeing 'unprecedented surge' in demand for its services

    SIS, which provides security staff, facilities management and cash management services, said it is deploying additional resources to meet demand

  • Gilead puts emergency access to experimental coronavirus drug on hold amid surging demand Mar 23, 2020 11:30 AM IST

    Gilead puts emergency access to experimental coronavirus drug on hold amid surging demand

    Remdesivir has been touted by many - including President Donald Trump - as one of the more promising potential treatments for the virus.

  • PM Modi hails Air India for courage, call of duty to fight coronavirus Mar 23, 2020 11:13 AM IST

    PM Modi hails Air India for courage, call of duty to fight coronavirus

    The airline in a press release on Sunday said it was alarming that in many localities Air India crew members were facing ostracisation because they travelled abroad to evacuate Indians.

  • What is Covidiot? Twitter users explain Mar 23, 2020 11:03 AM IST

    What is Covidiot? Twitter users explain

    Covidiot is a combination of two words, COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) and ‘idiot’

  • Coronavirus pandemic | FMCG cos ramp up production to meet rising demand Mar 23, 2020 10:59 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | FMCG cos ramp up production to meet rising demand

    FMCG majors such as Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Parle, Amul and Godrej Consumer have raised production to meet increased demand due to the novel coronavirus outbreak

  • Olympics 2020: IOA will wait and watch for a month before taking a call on COVID-19 pandemic Mar 23, 2020 10:58 AM IST

    Olympics 2020: IOA will wait and watch for a month before taking a call on COVID-19 pandemic

    "We will wait and watch for 4 to 5 weeks and then come to any decision after consultation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the sports ministry" - IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: PCB planning to hold remaining PSL matches in November if COVID-19 threat improves Mar 23, 2020 10:58 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: PCB planning to hold remaining PSL matches in November if COVID-19 threat improves

    PSL was suspended on March 17 after the PCB revealed that a foreign player showed symptoms of the coronavirus, but as per CEO Wasim Khan, the remaining matches may be held during a 10-day window available in November.

  • Coronavirus Pandemic: Number of cases rises to 390 in India: Health Ministry Mar 23, 2020 10:49 AM IST

    Coronavirus Pandemic: Number of cases rises to 390 in India: Health Ministry

    Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra reported a death each on Sunday, while four fatalities were reported earlier from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab

  • Trillion-dollar US economic rescue package crashes in Senate Mar 23, 2020 10:41 AM IST

    Trillion-dollar US economic rescue package crashes in Senate

    Democrats said the Republican plan failed to sufficiently protect millions of American workers or shore up the critically under-equipped health care system during the coronavirus crisis.

  • RBI may soon allow repurchase operations in corporate bonds: Sources Mar 23, 2020 10:33 AM IST

    RBI may soon allow repurchase operations in corporate bonds: Sources

    "We have to work it out. Under the RBI Act, we are not allowed to take any other collateral other than government securities. But we are not looking upon that as an impediment," a senior official said.

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