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  • COVID-19: Mild symptoms and not getting a hospital bed? Step into an Oyo or Treebo May 18, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    COVID-19: Mild symptoms and not getting a hospital bed? Step into an Oyo or Treebo

    More hospitality firms launch primary health care facilities equipped with doctors and oxygen concentrators; comes at a time when their core business is witnessing a major slump

  • Pinarayi Vijayan’s swearing-in spectacle is illogical and insensitive May 18, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    Pinarayi Vijayan’s swearing-in spectacle is illogical and insensitive

    Pinarayi Vijayan’s defiance in going ahead with the swearing-in spectacle, despite alternative ways of taking oath as Mamata Banerjee demonstrated in West Bengal, could be the precursor to a more authoritarian second term for the Kannur strongman

  • In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details May 18, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

    India reported 2.63 lakh COVID-19 new cases, according to the May 18 update. Active infections decreased by 1,63,232 cases to 33.53 lakh mark; over 18.44 crore vaccinations administered till date.

  • Keep COVID-19 vaccines out of the GST purview May 18, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    Keep COVID-19 vaccines out of the GST purview

    The GST council meets on May 28 and it is expected to discuss key issues such as tax waivers on COVID-19 drugs, medical devices, and health services apart from compensation to states in the backdrop of the second wave

  • In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details May 17, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

    India reported 2.81 lakh COVID-19 new cases, according to the May 17 update. Active infections decreased by 1,01,461 cases to 35.16 lakh mark; over 18.29 crore vaccinations administered till date.

  • COVID-19: Uber has given 70,000 free rides to Indians going for vaccinations May 14, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    COVID-19: Uber has given 70,000 free rides to Indians going for vaccinations

    Uber is offering free rides worth Rs 10 crore for vaccination in 34 cities, and has tied up with state authorities, central government and NGOs to help people get the jab

  • A billionaire donated crypto meme tokens worth $1 billion to India. It may just be worth $50 million - Here’s why May 14, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    A billionaire donated crypto meme tokens worth $1 billion to India. It may just be worth $50 million - Here’s why

    Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum donated a billion dollars in Shiba Inu Coin for India to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. But what is this joke coin? Is it really worth that much? Moneycontrol explains

  • COVID-19 vaccine | 32% of India's 45-plus has received the first dose, says Health Ministry May 13, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | 32% of India's 45-plus has received the first dose, says Health Ministry

    The Centre has so far procured 35.6 crore doses for COVID-19 vaccination drive. Another 16 crore doses are in the pipeline. Daily active cases are increasing in Manipur, Kerala, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Punjab and Puducherry, and 12 states have reported more than 1 lakh active cases while eight have over 50,000 cases, say officials.

  • Unicorn an artificial thing, success of startups cannot be ascertained on basis of valuations, says Ronnie Screwvala May 13, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Unicorn an artificial thing, success of startups cannot be ascertained on basis of valuations, says Ronnie Screwvala

    The pandemic has shown that the real sense of positivity and comfort comes from closeness between employees. You need to have that personal touch. And I think, organizations who have that personal touch are being able to communicate

  • In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details May 13, 2021 10:53 AM IST

    In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

    India reported more than 3.62 lakh COVID-19 new cases, according to the May 13 update. Active infections were up by 6,426 cases to 37.10 lakh mark; over 17.72 crore were vaccinations administered till date.

  • COVID-19 impact: Oyo announces four-day workweek, infinite paid leaves May 12, 2021 03:45 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Oyo announces four-day workweek, infinite paid leaves

    Oyo joins the league of another homegrown firm Swiggy, which last month announced a similar move.

  • COVID variant B.1.617 is more infectious than other strains in India: WHO May 12, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    COVID variant B.1.617 is more infectious than other strains in India: WHO

    The variant B.1.617 has been detected in more than 44 countries and has now been declared as a variant of concern.

  • COVID-19 update | 26 states record over 15% positivity rate; more than one lakh active cases in 13 states May 11, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | 26 states record over 15% positivity rate; more than one lakh active cases in 13 states

    About 42 percent of districts in the country are reporting a positivity rate above the national average.

  • In charts | What you need to know about the COVID-19 surge right now May 11, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    In charts | What you need to know about the COVID-19 surge right now

    India reported more than 3.29 lakh COVID-19 new cases, the lowest in two weeks, according to May 11 update. Active infections dropped by 30,016 cases to 37.15 lakh.

  • Pace of vaccination dips amid rising COVID-19 cases May 10, 2021 03:39 PM IST

    Pace of vaccination dips amid rising COVID-19 cases

    The number of inoculations (7-day moving average) has almost halved from its highs of April.

  • National Task Force on oxygen: Why has it been constituted, who are its members and their mandate May 10, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    National Task Force on oxygen: Why has it been constituted, who are its members and their mandate

    Since a significantly large number of COVID patients require oxygen support in the second wave than during the first wave, and there is a severe shortage of oxygen and complaints against the Centre’s allocation policy, the Supreme Court has set up a 12-member task force to streamline the allocation.

  • In charts | Impact on India’s mobility trends amidst rising cases and restrictions May 07, 2021 09:13 PM IST

    In charts | Impact on India’s mobility trends amidst rising cases and restrictions

    As cases surge amidst the second wave in India, lockdown-like restrictions have been imposed in many states and cities, showing change in India’s mobility patterns once again.

  • Cut in work shifts by companies during COVID-19 Second Wave is unlikely to lead to job cuts May 07, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    Cut in work shifts by companies during COVID-19 Second Wave is unlikely to lead to job cuts

    Employers do not want to let go off quality and skilled workers because the cost of training and recruiting is a lengthy and costly process; lockdowns in different parts of the country are of a shorter duration and not as draconian as the national lockdown in 2020, say industry insiders

  • In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details May 07, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

    India reported over 4.14 lakh COVID-19 new cases, as per May 7 update, highest ever single day increase. Active cases rose to 36.45 lakh mark; over 16.49 crore vaccinations administered till date.

  • Online search for oxygen and related terms increases amid second wave of COVID-19 May 06, 2021 08:27 PM IST

    Online search for oxygen and related terms increases amid second wave of COVID-19

    The increased demand for oxygen as supplies ran dangerously short in several parts of India, was reflected in online searches in April.

  • Swiggy to prioritise Genie deliveries following second wave of COVID-19 May 06, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    Swiggy to prioritise Genie deliveries following second wave of COVID-19

    The company witnessed a 350% increase in the delivery of OTC medicines through Swiggy Genie in the last 15 days compared to the same period last month.

  • Demand for work by households, persons rises 102%, 98%, respectively, in April under MGNREGA May 06, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Demand for work by households, persons rises 102%, 98%, respectively, in April under MGNREGA

    Demand for work by households surges to 2.45 crore households and to persons by 3.52 crore. One labour expert said that a spike in demand under the scheme is a cautionary signal to the central and state governments that income support schemes must be devised.

  • In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details May 06, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

    India reported more than 4.12 lakh COVID-19 new cases, according to the May 6 update, recording the highest ever single day spike. Active cases rose to 35.66 lakh mark; over 16.25 crore vaccinations administered till date.

  • In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details May 05, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    In charts | India COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

    India reported over 3.82 lakh COVID-19 new cases, according to the May 5 update. Active cases rose to 34.87 lakh mark; over 16.04 crore vaccinations administered to date.

  • Pharma funds back in the spotlight as COVID-19 cases surge May 04, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Pharma funds back in the spotlight as COVID-19 cases surge

    The domestic pharma industry is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 8-11 percent during FY 2020-2023.

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