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  • Extend one-time restructuring of MSME advances until March 31 next year, FIDC tells RBI Apr 20, 2021 09:29 PM IST

    Extend one-time restructuring of MSME advances until March 31 next year, FIDC tells RBI

    The Finance Industry Development Council has sought the inclusion of 'retail trade' and 'wholesale trade' as activities recognised by the Ministry of MSMEs for registration.

  • 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 | UNICEF says AstraZeneca supply issues outside India resolved Apr 20, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | UNICEF says AstraZeneca supply issues outside India resolved

    UNICEF also expects to receive 50 million doses of the shot from the Serum Institute of India in May, compared with almost none this month as the company tries to meet demand in its home country that is battling a huge jump in infections.

  • 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.

  • COVID-19 second wave | UPSC postpones IES, ISS Exam 2020 interviews Apr 19, 2021 03:09 PM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | UPSC postpones IES, ISS Exam 2020 interviews

    The interviews were scheduled from April 20 to April 23. The UPSC also postponed personality test of all direct recruitment scheduled from April 20 onwards.

  • Hyundai Motor India surpasses 1 lakh exports in FY21 amid COVID-19 pandemic Apr 16, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    Hyundai Motor India surpasses 1 lakh exports in FY21 amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Hyundai crossed the three million vehicle export milestone earlier in 2020 by exporting its vehicles to 88 countries.

  • COVID-19 update | BPCL to supply medical oxygen to Kerala from Kochi Refinery Apr 15, 2021 11:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | BPCL to supply medical oxygen to Kerala from Kochi Refinery

    Last year, the company had supplied around 25 tonnes of medical oxygen when the average daily cases had risen in October-November. The build-own-operate unit of Kochi Refinery has a provision to produce and store liquid oxygen of 99.7 per cent purity.

  • COVID-19 update | Health Ministry to float tender for import of 50,000 MT of medical oxygen Apr 15, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Health Ministry to float tender for import of 50,000 MT of medical oxygen

    The ministry has identified 100 hospitals for Pressure Swing Adsorption plants which manufacture oxygen and help hospitals become self-sufficient in their requirement for medical oxygen.

  • COVID-19 update | ASI closes down all protected sites, monuments until May 15 Apr 15, 2021 08:09 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | ASI closes down all protected sites, monuments until May 15

    Earlier, the ASI opened Taj Mahal on September 21, 2020 for visitors after 6 months with strict coronavirus guidelines. It had said that there would be no window ticket sale like earlier, while visitors can scan the code to purchase tickets or book online through the ASI website.

  • Covid-19 update | Reliance Industries diverts oxygen produced at its refineries to help battle virus outbreak Apr 15, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    Covid-19 update | Reliance Industries diverts oxygen produced at its refineries to help battle virus outbreak

    RIL, which operates world’s biggest refining complex in western India, has also started supplying oxygen from Jamnagar to Maharashtra at no cost.

  • COVID-19 update | European Union to get 50 million Pfizer doses early as Denmark scraps AstraZeneca Apr 14, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | European Union to get 50 million Pfizer doses early as Denmark scraps AstraZeneca

  • COVID-19 update | Swiss to further relax COVID-19 restrictions from next week Apr 14, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Swiss to further relax COVID-19 restrictions from next week

    The government said cinemas, theatres and concert venues will also be allowed to readmit guests from Monday, April 19, although visitors will have to wear masks and keep a safe distance apart.

  • COVID-19 update | UP officials air-dashed to Ahmedabad by CM to bring 25,000 Remdesivir shots Apr 14, 2021 08:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | UP officials air-dashed to Ahmedabad by CM to bring 25,000 Remdesivir shots

    The consignment of Remdesivir voile has arrived in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, an official said, adding the chief minister had ordered 25,000 doses of the vaccine amid the spiralling cases of infection in the state.

  • COVID-19 update | Hungary to re-open restaurant terraces next week: Viktor Orban Apr 14, 2021 08:52 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Hungary to re-open restaurant terraces next week: Viktor Orban

    Hungary began gradually re-opening shops and services after inoculating a quarter of its population last week in a move that, with hospitals still overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, the Hungarian Medical Chamber called premature.

  • COVID-19 update | India's 2nd wave may last till May end, can see 3 lakh daily cases: Top virologist Apr 14, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | India's 2nd wave may last till May end, can see 3 lakh daily cases: Top virologist

    India’s tally of over 1.38 crore Covid cases is the second-highest in the world, behind the United States and ahead of Brazil. New mutant strains of the virus have deepened the problem.

  • AYUSH Ministry's manufacturing unit IMPCL achieves highest-ever turnover of over Rs 160 crore Apr 14, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    AYUSH Ministry's manufacturing unit IMPCL achieves highest-ever turnover of over Rs 160 crore

    The company has recorded an all-time high profit of approximately Rs 12 crore. Its previous highest turnover was Rs 97 crore in 2019-20.

  • COVID-19 update | Kumbh and Markaz shouldn't be compared: Uttarakhand CM Apr 13, 2021 10:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Kumbh and Markaz shouldn't be compared: Uttarakhand CM

    Citing other differences between the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar and Nizamuddin Markaz, Rawat said, "The devotees attending Kumbh are not from outside but our own people."

  • 6th Raisina Dialogue: PM Narendra Modi compares COVID-19 pandemic with 'Third World War' Apr 13, 2021 08:09 PM IST

    6th Raisina Dialogue: PM Narendra Modi compares COVID-19 pandemic with 'Third World War'

    The Indian Premier also said about his government's efforts to save the 1.3 billion people and at the same time supporting other nations in need. He added that India supplied vaccines to over 80 countries.

  • OPEC raises 2021 oil demand growth forecast on hope pandemic wanes Apr 13, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    OPEC raises 2021 oil demand growth forecast on hope pandemic wanes

    Demand will rise by 5.95 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2021, or 6.6%, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries forecast in its monthly report. That is up 70,000 bpd from last month.

  • COVID-19 Update | IATO seeks timeline from govt on resuming tourist visas, international flights Apr 13, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | IATO seeks timeline from govt on resuming tourist visas, international flights

    IATO has also requested the government to immediately announce Service Export Incentive Scheme (SEIS) for the financial year 2019-20 and abolishment of levy of Tax Collection at Source (TCS) on foreign tourists.

  • COVID-19 update | Crematoriums, burial grounds working overtime as bodies pile up Apr 13, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Crematoriums, burial grounds working overtime as bodies pile up

    Citing the rise in dead bodies, North Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor Jai Prakash said they have made provision to increase the number of wood pyres and have also planned for additional manpower at Nigambodh Ghat.

  • US Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Cases Apr 13, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    US Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Cases

    Nearly seven million people in the United States have received Johnson & Johnson shots so far, and roughly nine million more doses have been shipped out to the states, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Movie Theater Chain in Los Angeles, Forced to Close By the Pandemic, Will Not Reopen Apr 13, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    Movie Theater Chain in Los Angeles, Forced to Close By the Pandemic, Will Not Reopen

    ArcLight’s locations in and around Hollywood have played host to many a movie premiere, in addition to being favorite spots for moviegoers seeking out blockbusters and prestige titles. They are operated by Pacific Theatres, which also manages a handful of theaters under the Pacific name, and are owned by Decurion.

  • COVID-19 Update | WHO says AstraZeneca benefits outweigh risks; assessing latest data Apr 06, 2021 10:21 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | WHO says AstraZeneca benefits outweigh risks; assessing latest data

    The WHO is closely studying the latest data alongside European and other regulators, in light of reports of blood clots among people who have been vaccinated.

  • Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine Apr 06, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine

    If NDV-HXP-S proves safe and effective, flu vaccine manufacturers could potentially produce well over a billion doses of it a year. Low- and middle-income countries currently struggling to obtain vaccines from wealthier countries may be able to make NDV-HXP-S for themselves or acquire it at low cost from neighbors.

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