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  • Coronavirus pandemic | NPPA asks state regulators to ensure masks, sanitisers not sold above MRP Mar 13, 2020 05:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | NPPA asks state regulators to ensure masks, sanitisers not sold above MRP

    NPPA Chairman Shubhra Singh on March 12 met representatives of pharmaceutical industry associations on the issue of availability of critical active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

  • Coronavirus pandemic |Ohio likely has 100,000 Covid-19 cases: Health official Mar 13, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic |Ohio likely has 100,000 Covid-19 cases: Health official

    As of March 8, 1,707 Americans had been tested, Business Insider reported, citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Indian scientists in Iran not been able to establish makeshift lab for COVID-19 test: Sources Mar 13, 2020 04:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Indian scientists in Iran not been able to establish makeshift lab for COVID-19 test: Sources

    Swab samples of around 1,200 Indians have been brought to India from Iran so far for carrying out laboratory tests and check whether they are infected with the deadly virus.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Air India cancels flights to Italy, France, Germany, and 4 other countries until April 30 Mar 13, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Air India cancels flights to Italy, France, Germany, and 4 other countries until April 30

    The move comes a day after the national carrier announced suspension of services to Kuwait till April 30.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Swiggy, Zomato to safeguard delivery staff, customers Mar 13, 2020 04:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Swiggy, Zomato to safeguard delivery staff, customers

    Zomato and Swiggy together deliver an estimated 2.6 million orders every day

  • Coronavirus pandemic | RBI says 'closely monitoring' situation, will take measures for market stability Mar 13, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | RBI says 'closely monitoring' situation, will take measures for market stability

    "The RBI is closely and continuously monitoring the rapidly evolving global situation and will take all necessary measures to ensure that money, debt and forex markets remain adequately liquid and stable, and continue to function normally," the RBI said in a statement.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Online doctor platforms see a surge in patient queries Mar 13, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Online doctor platforms see a surge in patient queries

    Practo is seeing 30 percent increase in number of consultations they are doing remotely in the last two weeks

  • Coronavirus Pandemic | SAARC leadership could chalk out strong strategy to fight COVID-19: Narendra Modi Mar 13, 2020 03:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus Pandemic | SAARC leadership could chalk out strong strategy to fight COVID-19: Narendra Modi

    "Our planet is battling the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. At various levels, governments and people are trying their best to combat it," Modi said on Twitter.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | English cricketers playing in PSL to return home immediately Mar 13, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | English cricketers playing in PSL to return home immediately

    The PCB on March 12 took the decision to bar spectators from the remaining PSL matches that are due to be played at the National Stadium in Karachi.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Australian pacer Kane Richardson returns negative for COVID-19 test Mar 13, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Australian pacer Kane Richardson returns negative for COVID-19 test

    Earlier, a cricket Australia spokesperson had said that the national board were following the protocols laid by the government and had thus quarantined Richardson.

  • From freaky Friday to TGIF, markets take a U-turn: 4 factors fuelling the rally Mar 13, 2020 03:08 PM IST

    From freaky Friday to TGIF, markets take a U-turn: 4 factors fuelling the rally

    D-Street saw a steep fall when the S&P BSE Sensex fell by 3390 points or little over 10 percent while the Nifty50 plunged more than 1000 points to hit a lower circuit in trade on Friday before recovering.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Over 700 people under surveillance at firm of Delhi man who tested positive Mar 13, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Over 700 people under surveillance at firm of Delhi man who tested positive

    The 46-year-old man had recently travelled to Italy, Switzerland before returning to India, Gautam Buddh Nagar Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Anurag Bhargava said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: IPL 2020 opening postponed from March 29 to April 15 Mar 13, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: IPL 2020 opening postponed from March 29 to April 15

    BCCI secretary Jay Shah in his statement assured stakeholders and fans that the board is 'taking all necessary steps to ensure that, all people related to IPL including fans have a safe cricketing experience.'

  • IPL 2020: CSK training schedule suspended as precaution against coronavirus pandemic Mar 13, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    IPL 2020: CSK training schedule suspended as precaution against coronavirus pandemic

    "Chennai Super Kings practice sessions at M.A Chidambaram stadium stands suspended from March 14, considering the present COVID-19 situation," TNCA secretary R.S Ramasaamy said in a press release.

  • Fall in markets a reflection of global factors, says CEA KV Subramanian Mar 13, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    Fall in markets a reflection of global factors, says CEA KV Subramanian

    "Stock markets often react with greed and fear. Currently, there is fear because of coronavirus. I expect that sentiment to subside in the next few weeks," he said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Visa suspension may lead to foreign airlines reducing India services Mar 13, 2020 01:16 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Visa suspension may lead to foreign airlines reducing India services

    Besides foreign carriers, domestic airlines having a significant exposure to international routes, are considering to reduce their operations

  • First COVID-19 case can be traced back to November 17 in China's Hubei province: Report Mar 13, 2020 01:05 PM IST

    First COVID-19 case can be traced back to November 17 in China's Hubei province: Report

    Chinese authorities have so far identified at least 266 people who were infected in 2019. All the 266 individuals came under medical surveillance at some point, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.

  • Coronavirus Pandemic | COVID-19 credit neutral for pharma companies for now: Ind-Ra Mar 13, 2020 01:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus Pandemic | COVID-19 credit neutral for pharma companies for now: Ind-Ra

    Furthermore, if the disruption spills beyond the next 9 to 12 months, some of the higher-rated corporates could face downward pressure.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Colleges, universities go online, ed-tech players offer free courses Mar 13, 2020 12:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Colleges, universities go online, ed-tech players offer free courses

    Coursera, BYJU'S and Toppr are provided free lessons to students in the wake of institute shutdowns due to the Coronavirus outbreak

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Goa govt to issue circular to hotels, industries Mar 13, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Goa govt to issue circular to hotels, industries

    No positive case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported so far in Goa, which receives a large number of tourists, including those from abroad, every year.

  • IPL 2020 | No matches in Delhi, says Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Mar 13, 2020 12:20 PM IST

    IPL 2020 | No matches in Delhi, says Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

    No Indian Premier League (IPL) matches will be played in Delhi, says Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | List of helpline numbers of states and union territories in India Mar 13, 2020 12:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | List of helpline numbers of states and union territories in India

    Anyone can dial the helpline number for queries and clarifications regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Tweet from 2013 predicting coronavirus outbreak is going viral Mar 13, 2020 11:52 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Tweet from 2013 predicting coronavirus outbreak is going viral

    At the time of writing, the tweet has got over 1 lakh likes and 56,000 retweets.

  • Bear market at play: Is coronavirus sell-off similar to 2008 meltdown? Mar 13, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    Bear market at play: Is coronavirus sell-off similar to 2008 meltdown?

    If you think that the present global selloff, which has put the Indian market in a bearish phase, is the worst, don’t forget the 2008 financial meltdown.

  • Have seen much worse in the past, says Principal Eco Adviser Sanjeev Sanyal on market crash Mar 13, 2020 11:36 AM IST

    Have seen much worse in the past, says Principal Eco Adviser Sanjeev Sanyal on market crash

    On March 13, the Indian stock market hit the lower circuit for the first time in 12 years after 2008 crisis, halting trading for 45 minutes.

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