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  • Two years of COVID-19: India fares better, but still not indefensible against another wave, another pandemic Mar 11, 2022 08:53 AM IST

    Two years of COVID-19: India fares better, but still not indefensible against another wave, another pandemic

    With more hospital beds, better oxygen supply mechanism, and a formidable vaccination coverage against coronavirus, the country is offering hope that we will do better if another variant or a new virus were to hit. But there are also areas that need a total reboot.

  • Explainer: Intranasal vaccine against COVID-19 and why it is awaited so eagerly Mar 08, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    Explainer: Intranasal vaccine against COVID-19 and why it is awaited so eagerly

    As the efficacy trials of the intranasal COVID-19 vaccine from Bharat Biotech begin this week, there are hopes that if successful, such a vaccine may finally bring the pandemic to an end

  • India’s diagnostics industry has seen huge innovations during the COVID pandemic: Mylab MD Hasmukh Rawal Feb 16, 2022 10:37 AM IST

    India’s diagnostics industry has seen huge innovations during the COVID pandemic: Mylab MD Hasmukh Rawal

    From testing to treatment, Pune-based Mylab believes the time has come to adopt an integrated approach and deliver products needed from the patient’s perspective. MD Hasmukh Rawal lays out the company’s plans.

  • Deaths in vaccinated people hospitalised due to Omicron at 10%, lower than 22% in those unvaccinated: Govt Feb 03, 2022 06:09 PM IST

    Deaths in vaccinated people hospitalised due to Omicron at 10%, lower than 22% in those unvaccinated: Govt

    There have been concerns that COVID vaccines may not be good enough to prevent infection but the growing body of scientific evidence continues to show their utility in preventing serious disease and deaths.

  • EPFO wage subsidy scheme created 39.59 lakh jobs: MoS Labour & Employment Dec 06, 2021 06:21 PM IST

    EPFO wage subsidy scheme created 39.59 lakh jobs: MoS Labour & Employment

    The Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana is aimed at encouraging firms to hire more and improving social security for job holders

  • Mudra loan scheme for micro enterprises nears 100 percent disbursal rate Oct 21, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Mudra loan scheme for micro enterprises nears 100 percent disbursal rate

    PMMY was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in on April 8, 2015, with the aim of aiding micro entrepreneurs to access credit from the formal financial system.

  • Safety First, ‘I Do’s’ Second Jul 04, 2021 07:22 PM IST

    Safety First, ‘I Do’s’ Second

    While some cities like New York made it possible for couples to be married over videoconference in the beginning of the pandemic, many couples have still opted to have some sort of wedding celebration in person, whether it is a socially distanced gathering outside or a livestreamed, pared-down ceremony.

  • How do we prepare for future pandemics? Jun 16, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    How do we prepare for future pandemics?

    The report of the Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response opens a new chapter in our understanding of COVID-19

  • Liquor home delivery moves a step closer in Delhi; vendors can apply for licences from June 11 Jun 10, 2021 10:53 PM IST

    Liquor home delivery moves a step closer in Delhi; vendors can apply for licences from June 11

    Residents will, however, need to wait to get liquor delivered at their doorsteps as the facility can only be started once the L-13 licences are issued to the interested vendors.

  • COVID-19 | India reports record single-day deaths as Bihar revises tally after HC-ordered audit Jun 10, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    COVID-19 | India reports record single-day deaths as Bihar revises tally after HC-ordered audit

    6,148 deaths in a day is the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities reported in 24 hours in any country, so far, in the pandemic. The United States of America had reported 5,444 daily COVID-19 deaths, a previous global record, on February 12.

  • COVID-19: Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik will be sold at these prices at private hospitals Jun 08, 2021 09:58 PM IST

    COVID-19: Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik will be sold at these prices at private hospitals

    COVID Vaccine Prices: The rates announced by the government are based on the current prices declared by manufacturer of Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik vaccines and could be suitably modified in future if manufacturers change the prices

  • India witnessing 68 % decline in daily COVID-19 caseload; health officials urge caution as states lift curbs Jun 04, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    India witnessing 68 % decline in daily COVID-19 caseload; health officials urge caution as states lift curbs

    The country has overtaken the United States of America in terms of number of people who have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as per Our World in Data, Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog member said.

  • A day after CBI arrests TMC leaders, Mamata Banerjee writes to President, PM seeking change of West Bengal Governor May 18, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    A day after CBI arrests TMC leaders, Mamata Banerjee writes to President, PM seeking change of West Bengal Governor

    The letter comes close on the heels of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arresting four leaders, including two ministers in the Mamata Banerjee cabinet, in the 2016 Narada sting operation case.

  • Night curfew imposed in Delhi as COVID-19 cases rise Apr 06, 2021 10:54 AM IST

    Night curfew imposed in Delhi as COVID-19 cases rise

    This comes at a time when Delhi reported about 3,500 infections daily for past two days with a positive rate of above 5 percent.

  • Farmer's Protest | Agitation caused Rs 50,000 Cr business loss in Delhi-NCR : Traders' Body Jan 21, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Farmer's Protest | Agitation caused Rs 50,000 Cr business loss in Delhi-NCR : Traders' Body

    The body suggested that farmers should now call off the protest after fresh proposal of putting the farm laws implementation in abeyance for nearly 18 months by the Centre.

  • COVID-19 impact | Tax devolution to states to be 30% lower than budgeted Rs 7.8 lakh crore Jun 03, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Tax devolution to states to be 30% lower than budgeted Rs 7.8 lakh crore

    The provisional data released by the government shows that the centre's gross tax revenues contracted by 3.4 percent to Rs 20.1 lakh crore in FY 2020, from Rs 20.8 lakh crore in FY 2019

  • New Income Tax filing rules: Government makes filing returns for high-value transactions mandatory, extends timelines Jun 01, 2020 12:23 PM IST

    New Income Tax filing rules: Government makes filing returns for high-value transactions mandatory, extends timelines

    The Centre had earlier withdrawn two I-T returns (ITR-1 and ITR-4), which were notified in January, to allow for the changes due to COVID-19. It extended various timelines under the Income-tax Act, 1961, through the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020