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  • Chhattisgarh government asks all 28 districts to extend lockdown till May 31 May 15, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    Chhattisgarh government asks all 28 districts to extend lockdown till May 31

    The lockdown, currently in force in all districts of the state, was set to end in most regions at May 15 midnight.

  • As Trillions Flow Out the Door, Stimulus Oversight Faces Challenges May 13, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    As Trillions Flow Out the Door, Stimulus Oversight Faces Challenges

    The Biden administration has taken steps to improve accountability and oversight safeguards spurned by the Trump administration, including more detailed and frequent reporting requirements for those receiving funds.

  • Met Opera Announces Its First Live Concerts Since Shutdown May 13, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Met Opera Announces Its First Live Concerts Since Shutdown

    Members of the company’s orchestra and chorus, joined by prominent soloists and led by its music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will give two concerts at the Knockdown Center in Queens on Sunday.

  • Punjab CM orders strict enforcement of lockdown curbs ahead of farmers' protest May 07, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    Punjab CM orders strict enforcement of lockdown curbs ahead of farmers' protest

    On the farmers' unions protest against the lockdown, Amarinder Singh asserted that the Kisan Morcha, a body of 32 farmers unions, cannot dictate terms to the state government.

  • COVID-19 crisis | Jharkhand extends lockdown-like restrictions till May 13 May 05, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    COVID-19 crisis | Jharkhand extends lockdown-like restrictions till May 13

    During the period, the shops are open till 2 pm and people are allowed to travel till 3 pm. All indoor and outdoor congregations of more than five persons are prohibited, except weddings that have a cap of 50 persons and last rites with a maximum of 30 persons in attendance.

  • Germany looks to loosening lockdown as COVID-19 cases fall May 05, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    Germany looks to loosening lockdown as COVID-19 cases fall

    Confirmed new coronavirus cases in Germany rose on Wednesday by 18,034 to 3,451,550, but that 24-hour figure was 4,000 lower than a week ago, and the seven-day incidence per 100,000 people dropped to 132 from 141 on Tuesday, the lowest in three weeks.

  • Centre's COVID-19 vaccine policy seems 'detrimental to right to public health': SC May 03, 2021 12:01 AM IST

    Centre's COVID-19 vaccine policy seems 'detrimental to right to public health': SC

    The apex court bench also directed the central government to formulate a national policy on admissions to hospitals within two weeks, which shall be followed by all state governments.

  • COVID-19 Update | Haryana govt announces complete lockdown in state for 7 days from May 3 May 02, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | Haryana govt announces complete lockdown in state for 7 days from May 3

    The lockdown was announced citing the spike in recent coronavirus cases.

  • COVID-19 update | Greece to reopen tourism services on May 15 Apr 21, 2021 09:19 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Greece to reopen tourism services on May 15

    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made the announcement in a televised address Wednesday, adding that restaurants and cafes will be allowed to reopen outdoor areas starting on May 3.

  • COVID-19 Update | PM Narendra Modi appeals migrants not to leave cities, asks them to remain where they are Apr 20, 2021 09:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | PM Narendra Modi appeals migrants not to leave cities, asks them to remain where they are

    He expressed condolences to all the families who lost their near and dear ones in the coronavirus pandemic.

  • COVID-19 update | Mamata Banerjee announces summer vacation for schools in West Bengal from April 20 till June Apr 19, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Mamata Banerjee announces summer vacation for schools in West Bengal from April 20 till June

    The West Bengal CM urged the people not to panic amid the rise in COVID-19 situation, stating the government is taking "every possible measure" to check the spread of the disease.

  • Break the chain: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray rules out lockdown, issues tighter curbs: Key highlights Apr 13, 2021 09:47 PM IST

    Break the chain: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray rules out lockdown, issues tighter curbs: Key highlights

    The chief minister said the state government will impose Section 144 in the entire state from April 14, but refused to term it as lockdown.

  • Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa says lockdown could be imposed if need arises Apr 12, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa says lockdown could be imposed if need arises

    "People need to respond for their own good. If they don't heed then we may have to take stringent measures. If required and if necessity arises, we will impose lockdown," B S Yediyurappa told reporters in Bidar.

  • COVID-19 curbs | Mumbai Police issues new list of what's allowed, what's not Apr 07, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    COVID-19 curbs | Mumbai Police issues new list of what's allowed, what's not

    The list was issued a day after chaos was witnessed in parts of the city, where traders and small business owners protested against the order to close their shops.

  • COVID-19 update | Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 lockdown across the state till April 30 Mar 31, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 lockdown across the state till April 30

    The government order mentioned that all the international air travel of passengers, excluding those permitted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, will remain prohibited.

  • Sania Maskatiya and how a luxury fashion label stays relevant in the pandemic Mar 27, 2021 09:37 AM IST

    Sania Maskatiya and how a luxury fashion label stays relevant in the pandemic

    Not even a pandemic could dampen the future-oriented outlook of famed fashion designer Sania Maskatiya, who has taken Pakistani crafts to New York runways.

  • COVID-19 update | France's President Emmanuel Macron defends no-lockdown policy Mar 26, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | France's President Emmanuel Macron defends no-lockdown policy

    Emmanuel Macron's government has stressed the importance of keeping children in school and businesses afloat as the pandemic stretches into a second year.

  • Over 10,000 companies closed down in FY21, MoS finance Anurag Thakur tells Parliament Mar 08, 2021 09:01 PM IST

    Over 10,000 companies closed down in FY21, MoS finance Anurag Thakur tells Parliament

    The Ministry of Corporate's official statistics show that 68,463 companies closed down in FY20.

  • Freedom House downgrades India to 'partly free' Mar 04, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    Freedom House downgrades India to 'partly free'

    The democracy research institute, which is independent but receives US funding, pointed to mob violence against Muslims, intimidation of journalists and rising judicial interference since Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party won power in 2014.

  • Chandrayaan-3 launch delayed further to 2022 Feb 21, 2021 03:04 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 launch delayed further to 2022

    Unlike its predecessor, Chandrayaan-3 will not have an orbiter. It is the same configuration like Chandrayaan-2 but it will not have an orbiter. The orbiter launched during Chandrayaan-2 will be used for Chandrayaan-3.

  • Economic Survey 2021 | Timely stringent lockdown ensured V-shaped recovery Jan 29, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021 | Timely stringent lockdown ensured V-shaped recovery

    The government ensured sectors like MSMEs and policies like PMGKY get fiscal stimulus for ensuring food security through public distribution system, direct benefit transfers to widows, pensioners and women, additional funds for MGNREGS, and debt moratoria and liquidity support for businesses, adds Economic Survey 2021.

  • IMF projects impressive 11.5% growth rate for India in 2021 Jan 26, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    IMF projects impressive 11.5% growth rate for India in 2021

    China is next with 8.1 per cent growth in 2021 followed by Spain (5.9 per cent) and France (5.5 per cent).

  • Coronavirus update: India records 15,223 new cases; recovery rate at 96.75% Jan 21, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    Coronavirus update: India records 15,223 new cases; recovery rate at 96.75%

    The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,02,65,706 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate of 96.75 percent. TheCOVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 percent.

  • COVID-19 update | Kirana stores witness 96% rise in AePS transaction volumes during lockdown: PayNearby report Jan 12, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Kirana stores witness 96% rise in AePS transaction volumes during lockdown: PayNearby report

    The growth was a direct result of the government's various relief funds disbursed to support people during the pandemic and primarily led by rural and semi-urban areas, which witnessed a growth of 61 percent and 60 percent in transaction volumes, says PayNearby's Pan-India report titled ‘Retail-O-Nomics.

  • India's oil usage declines for first time in more than two decades Jan 09, 2021 11:23 PM IST

    India's oil usage declines for first time in more than two decades

    The pan-India coronavirus-induced lockdown reduced the overall consumption of the country by as much as 70 percent since March.

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