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  • North Korea reports another jump in suspected COVID-19 cases May 18, 2022 06:51 AM IST

    North Korea reports another jump in suspected COVID-19 cases

    The country’s anti-virus headquarters said 62 people have died and more than 1.7 million have fallen ill amid a rapid spread of fever since late April. It said more than a million people recovered but at least 691,170 remain in quarantine.

  • US FDA authorizes Pfizer's COVID booster shot for young children May 17, 2022 08:22 PM IST

    US FDA authorizes Pfizer's COVID booster shot for young children

    The authorization makes everyone in the United States aged five and above eligible for booster doses of the vaccine.

  • Jet Airways says proving flights done, awaiting AOC from DGCA May 17, 2022 06:59 PM IST

    Jet Airways says proving flights done, awaiting AOC from DGCA

    Jet Airways today concluded its second set of two proving flights with around 31 people which also included Directorate General of Civil Aviation officials. The airline had on May 15 conducted its first set of three proving flights on with 18 people.

  • Ramp up Covid vaccination drive for children aged 12-14 years: UP CM to officials May 17, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    Ramp up Covid vaccination drive for children aged 12-14 years: UP CM to officials

    Reviewing the Covid situation in the state, the chief minister said vaccinating all eligible children is the priority of the government and asked officials to ensure the availability of vaccines.

  • Shanghai reports 77 symptomatic, 746 asymptomatic COVID cases for May 16 May 17, 2022 06:35 AM IST

    Shanghai reports 77 symptomatic, 746 asymptomatic COVID cases for May 16

    There were zero cases found outside quarantined areas, same as reported a day earlier. The city reported one new COVID-19 related death, compared with four a day earlier.

  • Beijing reports 43 new symptomatic COVID cases, 9 asymptomatic cases May 17, 2022 06:34 AM IST

    Beijing reports 43 new symptomatic COVID cases, 9 asymptomatic cases

    The city also reported nine asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 for May 16, down from 15 a day earlier.

  • North Korea mobilises army, steps up tracing amid COVID wave May 17, 2022 06:32 AM IST

    North Korea mobilises army, steps up tracing amid COVID wave

    The isolated country is grappling with its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak, which it confirmed last week, fuelling concerns over a major crisis due to a lack of vaccines and adequate medical infrastructure.

  • China's retail sales lowest in two years from Covid damage May 16, 2022 08:11 AM IST

    China's retail sales lowest in two years from Covid damage

    The world's second-largest economy has persisted with strict virus measures, choking up supply chains as dozens of Chinese cities -- including key business hub Shanghai -- grapple with restrictions.

  • South Korea says it will spare no effort to help North Korea amid COVID outbreak May 16, 2022 08:07 AM IST

    South Korea says it will spare no effort to help North Korea amid COVID outbreak

    "If North Korea responds (to our support), we will spare no medicines including COVID-19 vaccines, medical equipment and health personnel," said Yoon in a speech at the plenary session of the National Assembly.

  • From Panasonic employee to Uber rider: Kolkata woman’s story May 16, 2022 08:06 AM IST

    From Panasonic employee to Uber rider: Kolkata woman’s story

    Kolkata: Moutushi Basu was sacked during the coronavirus pandemic. She now drives people around in Kolkata to support her family,

  • Four strange COVID symptoms you might not have heard about May 15, 2022 10:35 AM IST

    Four strange COVID symptoms you might not have heard about

    From skin lesions to hearing loss, emerging data is increasingly showing us that COVID symptoms can go beyond what you might expect from a regular cold or a flu.

  • Flexible office space provider Smartworks’ portfolio to touch 10 million sq. ft this year; to focus on expansion in Tier-2 cities May 14, 2022 08:02 AM IST

    Flexible office space provider Smartworks’ portfolio to touch 10 million sq. ft this year; to focus on expansion in Tier-2 cities

    The company is set to triple its revenue to Rs 1,000 crore in 2022-23 from the current Rs 350 crore in FY22, returning back to pre-COVID-level growth of 300 percent.

  • Sanjiv Kapoor writes letter to Jet Airways staff: Here's the full text May 13, 2022 07:33 PM IST

    Sanjiv Kapoor writes letter to Jet Airways staff: Here's the full text

    Newly-appointed chief executive of Jet Airways Sanjiv Kapoor in a letter to his employees has asked them to work on 'five foundation blocks' over the next few months before the re-launch of the airline.

  • Jet Airways' Sanjiv Kapoor asks employees to work on five 'foundation blocks' in next few months May 13, 2022 07:24 PM IST

    Jet Airways' Sanjiv Kapoor asks employees to work on five 'foundation blocks' in next few months

    Kapoor said that his 'five foundation blocks' to focus on were securing Air Operator Certificate, buying new aircraft, having robust systems and processes to support operations, securing slots, and building a new team of employees.

  • In Pics | A look at some odd pictures from around the world May 13, 2022 04:05 PM IST

    In Pics | A look at some odd pictures from around the world

    From blistering heat in Delhi, Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, horse carriages in central London to a locked-down Shanghai, it was a busy week, see for yourself

  • Covid-19 fuels demand for children-centric housing societies. How sustainable is the concept? May 13, 2022 02:23 PM IST

    Covid-19 fuels demand for children-centric housing societies. How sustainable is the concept?

    Real estate experts are of the opinion that paying a premium in the name of kid-centric facilities may not be a good idea as facilities that may seem lucrative for children at one point may become irrelevant for them after five or six years.

  • Covid-19 | A look at rising number of cases and virus sub-variants in select countries May 13, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Covid-19 | A look at rising number of cases and virus sub-variants in select countries

    A look at infection trends in some countries battling the covid, and the sub-variant responsible it...

  • South Korea plans to provide COVID vaccine to North Korea May 13, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    South Korea plans to provide COVID vaccine to North Korea

    "We will discuss detailed plans for assistance with North Korea," Yoon's spokesperson said in a statement.

  • Beijing works from home, Shanghai says victory against COVID getting closer May 13, 2022 09:58 AM IST

    Beijing works from home, Shanghai says victory against COVID getting closer

    Beijing officials late on Thursday denied rumours of sweeping, Shanghai-style lockdown measures, urging people not to panic-buy but to stay at home. They also announced a new round of mass testing across most of the city.

  • North Korea reports first COVID-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever May 13, 2022 06:21 AM IST

    North Korea reports first COVID-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever

    Some 187,800 people are currently being treated in isolation after a fever of unidentified origin has "explosively spread nationwide" since late April, the official KCNA news agency reported.

  • COVID crisis could deepen North Korea food shortages amid drought warnings May 13, 2022 06:19 AM IST

    COVID crisis could deepen North Korea food shortages amid drought warnings

    The isolated North confirmed on Thursday its first COVID-19 outbreak since the pandemic emerged more than two years ago, declaring the "gravest national emergency" and imposing a national lockdown.

  • Half of COVID survivors show one symptom even two years after infection: Lancet study May 12, 2022 11:54 AM IST

    Half of COVID survivors show one symptom even two years after infection: Lancet study

    The research followed 1,192 participants in China infected with SARS-CoV-2 during the first phase of the pandemic in 2020.

  • Today: PM Modi to address global summit on COVID-19 hosted by US President Joe Biden May 12, 2022 08:25 AM IST

    Today: PM Modi to address global summit on COVID-19 hosted by US President Joe Biden

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his remarks in the opening session of the virtual summit on the theme ‘Preventing pandemic fatigue and prioritising preparedness’. The session will be live streamed from 6: 30 pm to 7.45 pm, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

  • Down With ‘Post-Globalization’: Free Trade Can and Must Survive Covid-19 May 12, 2022 07:54 AM IST

    Down With ‘Post-Globalization’: Free Trade Can and Must Survive Covid-19

    A “post-globalization” world would be poorer, less innovative, and more vulnerable to conflict. Free trade needs a spirited defense.

  • The Promise of Artificial Intelligence Hasn't Borne Fruit in Health Tech May 12, 2022 07:46 AM IST

    The Promise of Artificial Intelligence Hasn't Borne Fruit in Health Tech

    Grand promises that the technology could transform healthcare have struggled to bear fruit, with plenty of patient data collected in the meantime.

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