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  • 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.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | As India hunkers down, digital lending startups brace for trouble Mar 23, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | As India hunkers down, digital lending startups brace for trouble

    Players see delayed repayments, slowing demand for loans and problems in collections

  • Act boldly, act now to check spread of coronavirus: Chidambaram Mar 23, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    Act boldly, act now to check spread of coronavirus: Chidambaram

    "For nearly a week, I have pleaded for a lockdown throughout the country for 2-4 weeks. My plea was met with silence and, in some cases, by derisive trolls," he said.

  • PM Modi warns people to take coronavirus lock-down seriously, states asked to 'strictly' follow measures Mar 23, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    PM Modi warns people to take coronavirus lock-down seriously, states asked to 'strictly' follow measures

    PM Modi earlier proposed 'Janata curfew' on March 22 between 7 am and 9 pm

  • 68-year-old man who recovered from COVID-19 dies in Mumbai Mar 23, 2020 10:12 AM IST

    68-year-old man who recovered from COVID-19 dies in Mumbai

    The man had initially tested positive for coronavirus and was under treatment at the civic-run Kasturba Hospital here. He was later shifted to a private hospital after his test report came out negative, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said in a statement.

  • Donald Trump says US to make a decision on coronavirus at end of 15-day plan Mar 23, 2020 10:12 AM IST

    Donald Trump says US to make a decision on coronavirus at end of 15-day plan

    Trump issued new guidelines on March 16 aimed at slowing the spread of the disease over 15 days.

  • Coronavirus Pandemic: Thailand reports 122 new COVID-19 cases, raising total to 721 Mar 23, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    Coronavirus Pandemic: Thailand reports 122 new COVID-19 cases, raising total to 721

    The new cases include 20 patients linked to previous cases, 10 new imported cases, and 92 cases that tested positive and are awaiting an investigation into how they contracted the disease

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 80% patients recover on their own, 5% require hospitalisation, says ICMR Mar 23, 2020 10:04 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 80% patients recover on their own, 5% require hospitalisation, says ICMR

    The ICMR director said 20 percent 20 percent of those infected may show symptoms like cough, cold and fever. Of this, only 5 percent require hospitalisation, he added.

  • About a third of Indian listed firms are Zombies. Coronavirus could tip them into default Mar 23, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    About a third of Indian listed firms are Zombies. Coronavirus could tip them into default

    Usual suspects such as textiles, construction and real estate most at risk of default

  • Coronavirus pandemic update March 23: Global death toll crosses 12,700 Mar 23, 2020 09:39 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic update March 23: Global death toll crosses 12,700

    In its daily situation report on the pandemic, the WHO said 26,069 fresh cases and 1,600 new deaths were reported.

  • Janata Curfew: Twitter takes down Rajinikanth's video, here is why Mar 23, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    Janata Curfew: Twitter takes down Rajinikanth's video, here is why

    After the tweet was taken down, many Thalaiva fans came forward asking Twitter to explain its move.

  • Do we have the resources for a fiscal stimulus to offset the impact of the pandemic? Mar 23, 2020 09:13 AM IST

    Do we have the resources for a fiscal stimulus to offset the impact of the pandemic?

  • Coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra jump to 89 Mar 23, 2020 09:11 AM IST

    Coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra jump to 89

    Of the new cases, 14 are in Mumbai and one in Pune, they said.

  • SEBI short-selling curbs will act as a speed breaker to the market fall Mar 23, 2020 09:02 AM IST

    SEBI short-selling curbs will act as a speed breaker to the market fall

    The measures announced by SEBI would lead to winding up of speculative position but not impact those who plan to hedge their cash holdings

  • Skype, specialized phones, remote applications: How ‘quarantined’ MF managers sync up for workplace decisions Mar 23, 2020 08:51 AM IST

    Skype, specialized phones, remote applications: How ‘quarantined’ MF managers sync up for workplace decisions

    While most fund managers and analysts have shifted to working from home entirely, some dealers went to offices last week

  • Over 400 die of coronavirus in US, confirmed infections jump to nearly 34,000 Mar 23, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    Over 400 die of coronavirus in US, confirmed infections jump to nearly 34,000

    According to Worldometer, a website which compiles new cases of COVID-19, till Sunday evening at least 33,546 Americans, including Republican Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul, were confirmed infected with coronavirus while the death toll increased to 419.

  • Oil markets slump amid coronavirus chaos Mar 23, 2020 08:30 AM IST

    Oil markets slump amid coronavirus chaos

    Brent crude futures fell $1.09, or 4%, to $25.89 a barrel by 0209 GMT. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures was down 15 cents, or 0.7%, at $22.48 a barrel.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Hyundai Motor India suspends manufacturing at Chennai facility Mar 23, 2020 08:28 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Hyundai Motor India suspends manufacturing at Chennai facility

    In a statement, HMIL said, "We will await further notifications from the state (Tamil Nadu) government to resume operations at the plant."

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