The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. More
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These employees form over 80 percent of its overall workforce and the decision has been taken in recognition of the services rendered during the COVID-19 pandemic, the sources told PTI.
The June Monthly Economic Report by the Finance Ministry mentions that India has flattened the COVID-19 curve to a great extent.
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Out of these, 5.34 lakh people were identified as high-risk contacts, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
India's coronavirus infection caseload stands at 7,19,665, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed.
Non-adherence to order may lead to immigration consequences, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings, the ICE said.
Globally, more than 1.14 crore infections and over 5.3 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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The Science and Technology ministry edited a press release to remove a sentence that suggested a vaccine against COVID-19 is "unlikely to be ready for mass use before 2021".
The article has been published on the websites of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) and the Vigyan Prasar, which is a body under the ministry.
Vaccine experts raised serious concerns, calling the timelines unprecendented and unrealistic.
The Indian Council of Medical Research and private pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech India earlier said that they hoped to launch a vaccine against the novel coronavirus for public health use latest by August 15.
ICMR had on July 2 asked Bharat Biotech in an internal communication to fast-track clinical trials of the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine.
Spot gold was unchanged at $1,775.12 per ounce by 0232 GMT. U.S. markets are closed on Friday for observing Independence Day on July 4.
Be it an economic slowdown in 2001, the global financial crisis in 2008, or the European debt crisis in 2013, the yellow metal always shines even when economies struggle
Scheduled international passenger flights remain suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The recovery in power demand in the second half of June was largely led by higher consumption by industrial regions such as western states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, and Delhi in the north.
Local gold futures hit an all-time high of 48,871 rupees ($646.66) per 10 grams in early trade, taking their gains to 25 percent in 2020 so far. The contract had gained nearly 25 percent in 2019.
Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,783.52 per ounce by 0555 GMT, after hitting its highest level since early October 2012 at $1,785.46 in the previous session.
Imported raw materials such as intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from China are integral components in India's drug supply chain.
This, despite economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak and several companies pulling back their job offers.
The inactivated vaccine has shown promise in preclinical studies, demonstrating extensive safety and effective immune responses.