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COVID-19: PM Modi holds telephonic conversation with Australian premier

The two leaders discussed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the domestic response strategies being adopted by their respective governments. They agreed on the importance of bilateral experience-sharing in the context of this health crisis, including through collaborative research efforts. Prime Minister conveyed that Government of India stands ready to provide necessary facilitation and support to ...

6 Apr 2020 2:28 pm
Tony Lewis, famous for Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, passes away at 78

Tony, alongside fellow mathematician Frank Duckworth, devised the Duckworth-Lewis method which was introduced in 1997 and adopted officially by the ICC (International Cricket Council) in 1999. Renamed the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method in 2014, the mathematical formula continues to be used in rain reduced limited overs cricket games across the globe. The method then in use was ...

6 Apr 2020 1:48 pm
Mahavir Jayanti being celebrated today

Mahavir Jayanti is considered to be one of the most auspicious events for Jain community and holds a lot of importance in their religious life. President, Vice President and Prime Minister have extended their greetings on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti. In a tweet today, President Ram Nath Kovid said, heartiest congratulations to all ...

6 Apr 2020 12:58 pm
Tiger at New Yorks Bronx Zoo tests positive for COVID-19

A tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19 and is believed to have contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic at the time. The Wildlife Conservation Society that runs the city’s zoos said that the four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia along with her sister Azul, two Amur tigers ...

6 Apr 2020 12:20 pm
COVID-19: Centre issues guidelines for quarantine facilities

It said, these facilities should preferably be set up on the outskirts of cities and arrangements should be such that interactions between the quarantined people and healthcare professionals or supporting staff were minimised. The advisory said that during the quarantine period, contacts should be monitored at least daily for fever and respiratory symptoms. In ...

6 Apr 2020 11:08 am
COVID-19: British PM Boris Johnson hospitalised for tests

Johnson, who was isolating in Downing Street after testing positive last month, still had a high temperature and so his doctors felt he should go to an undisclosed hospital for tests in what the government said was a precautionary step. On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital ...

6 Apr 2020 10:28 am
Nation joins PM Narendra Modis call to light up diyas, candles at 9 pm today in a collective spirit to defeat Coronavirus

Earlier, in the day, PM. Modi reminded people of the exercise, tweeting #9pm9minute. On Friday, in a video message, the Prime Minister said, India will experience the power of light, clearly illuminating the common purpose the country is fighting for. He said, amidst the darkness spread by the Corona pandemic, the country must continuously progress ...

5 Apr 2020 10:38 pm
Quarantined youth hangs to death in Udaipur

Udaipur : A 20-year old youth was found hanging from the ceiling of a room of a building where he had been quarantined with others, on Sunday morning. The deceased Vishnu son of Tej SIngh was resident of Shahdabad in UP and worked in a hotel in Surat. Vishnu was among the 182 workers who ...

5 Apr 2020 9:39 pm
Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev comes out in support of PM Modis call to switch off lights at 9 tonight

He said that lighting diyas tonight will show the nation’s gratitude towards frontline personnel fighting against COVID-19.

5 Apr 2020 8:39 pm
Indian Railways offering unhindered services of Parcel Trains for nationwide transportation of essential commodities

Railways is already transporting essential commodities to different parts of the country through freight trains. While these freight operations of Railways are meeting the needs of bulk transportation of essential, parcel trains are transporting various items that need to be delivered comparatively in smaller quantities. Parcel Trains are providing big boost to transportation of ...

5 Apr 2020 7:58 pm
Stepping up measures to control spread of Corona virus in Bangladesh, police banned entry into and exit from Dhaka till further orders

On the streets of Dhaka on Sunday, police were seen actively enforcing the government directive on Social distancing and restriction on movement.Earlier, over the weekend a large number of people, mostly working in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) factories, returned to Dhaka raising fresh fears of spread of Corona virus in the capital city. In ...

5 Apr 2020 6:48 pm
Two weeks complete lockdown announced in Dubai to combat COVID-19

People will be allowed to go out for essential needs such as buying food from Union Cooperative stores, supermarkets and groceries. All people leaving home should wear a mask, gloves and ensure they keep a safe distance from others. Vital sectors however, have been exempted from these restrictions.

5 Apr 2020 6:08 pm
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank interacts with VCs of all Central Universities

Besides, proper adherence to social distancing and isolation instructions in the university and arrangements made to continue the education of students were also discussed. The HRD Minister also directed all the Vice Chancellors to motivate their faculty and students to use SWAYAM and SWAYAM PRABHA in mission mode and also through other online digital mediums ...

5 Apr 2020 6:08 pm
Nation to join PM Modis call to light up diyas, candles at 9 pm today in a collective spirit to defeat Coronavirus

In a tweet, Prime Minister reminded people of the exercise saying #9pm9minute.In a video message, the Prime Minister said, we will experience the superpower of light, clearly illuminating the common purpose we are all fighting for. He said, midst the darkness spread by the Corona pandemic, we must continuously progress towards light and hope. He ...

5 Apr 2020 5:18 pm
Citizens reminded to maintain social distancing and not to use alcohol based hand sanitizer while lighting up lamps

PM Modi also said, the way people paid gratitude to those fighting against COVID-19 on 22nd of last month has become a model that is being emulated by other countries. He added that Janata Curfew and ringing of bells have made people of the country aware of their unity amid this challenging time. Citizens are ...

5 Apr 2020 5:18 pm
Railways offer unhindered services of Parcel Trains for transportation of essential commodities

Railways is already transporting essential commodities to different parts of the country through freight trains. While these freight operations of Railways are meeting the needs of bulk transportation of essential, parcel trains are transporting various items that need to be delivered comparatively in smaller quantities. Parcel Trains are providing big boost to transportation of ...

5 Apr 2020 4:38 pm
J&K: Security forces eliminate nine terrorists during last 24 hours

In an ongoing anti-infiltration operation in Keran Sector of North Kashmir, troops braving inclement weather and hostile terrain have so far eliminated five terrorists attempting to infiltrate across the Line of Control taking advantage of bad weather. In this operation, three soldiers have been martyred and two more are critically injured. Despite prevailing inclement ...

5 Apr 2020 3:18 pm
ICMR defines protocol for rapid antibody-based blood test of COVID-19

The ICMR has framed a newer strategy for areas reporting large migration gatherings and evacuee’s centres, where large number of COVID-19 cases are arising. The top medical research body stated that cases of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) are to be monitored in health facilities. The advisory also mentioned that as a matter of abundant precautions, ...

5 Apr 2020 2:28 pm
PM Sheikh Hasina announces Tk 72750 crore economic package for Bangladesh

Earlier, the government had announced a package of Tk 5000 crore for paying salaries and wages of workers in the export oriented industries which has now been topped up with an additional Tk 67,500 crore incentive. The package was announced on Sunday in a nationwide televised address by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. In her address ...

5 Apr 2020 1:18 pm
Restrictions imposed on exports of diagnostic kits to meet domestic need

The move would help in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis in the country as these kits are required for testing of patients. Earlier, exports of these products were allowed without any restrictions. Putting them under the restricted category would mean that an exporter will now require a licence from the DGFT for outbound shipments. ...

5 Apr 2020 1:18 pm
Trump says there will be a lot of death, next two weeks will be the toughest

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 277,205 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 37,926 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,150 to 6,593. Trump also said the U.S. government would be deploying thousands military personnel to states to help them deal ...

5 Apr 2020 12:58 pm
Afghan forces arrest leader of IS in connection with Gurudwara attack

Authorities said that Aslam Farooqi, also known as Abdullah Orakzai, was arrested along with 19 other men in a complex operation. Farooqi was the mastermind behind an IS-claimed attack on the Gurdwara in Kabul. Known as Islamic State in the Khorasan (IS-K), the Afghan IS branch has been on its back foot in recent ...

5 Apr 2020 12:18 pm
Coronavirus pandemic killed more than 45,000 in Europe

With a total of 46,033 deaths, out of 627,203 cases, Europe is the continent hardest hit by COVID-19. Italy, with 15,362 deaths, and Spain, with 11,744, are the two worst-hit countries in terms of fatalities. France has recorded 7,560 deaths and Britain 4,313.

5 Apr 2020 11:28 am
More than one crore download Aarogya Setu mobile App

The App, called AarogyaSetu joins Digital India for the health and well-being of every Indian. The App will enable people to assess themselves the risk for their catching the Coronavirus infection. It will calculate this based on their interaction with others, using cutting edge Bluetooth technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence.

5 Apr 2020 10:38 am
Iran to launch smart distancing plan to fight COVID-19

The distancing plan which was launched last month has attained “good achievements,” Rouhani said at a meeting of the National Headquarters to Fight the Novel Coronavirus, state TV reported. The next phase of social distancing plan is “smart distancing” as specifications of which will be laid out, he was quoted as saying. On March 27, ...

5 Apr 2020 10:08 am
Center makes over 50 crore poor eligible for free COVID-19 testing under Ayushman Bharat

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that more than 50 crore poor and vulnerable citizens will be eligible for free COVID- 19 testing and treatment under Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana- PMJAY. In a tweet, Dr Vardhan said that testing at private labs and treatment in designated hospitals has now ...

5 Apr 2020 9:42 am
Kobe makes Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility

The 18-time NBA All Star, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, is part of a nine-member class that includes multiple All-Star selections Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Tamika Catchings, coaches Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens and longtime Swiss FIBA executive Patrick Baumann, who died ...

5 Apr 2020 9:18 am
Govt urges people to wear home made masks when they step out their houses

In an advisory, Health Ministry asked people to wear face masks particularly when they step out of their houses. It said, social distancing and personal hygiene are keys to prevent Covid-19 infections. Certain countries have claimed benefits of homemade face cover for the general public. Such homemade face cover is a good method for ...

5 Apr 2020 9:18 am
Banswaras Kushalgarh town under curfew after father- son duo test positive

Udaipur : Curfew was clamped in Khushalgarh town of Banswara on Saturday morning after a father son duo were tested positive. The entire area was sealed and vehicular movement was completely prohibited after passes issued on earlier occasions too were terminated . Banswara collector Kailash Bairwa inspected the curfew hit areas in the evening ...

5 Apr 2020 8:38 am
Power Ministry clarifies adequate arrangements in place to handle grid stability

The clarification came in wake of the apprehensions that switching off lights during the period may cause instability in the grid and fluctuation in voltage which may harm the electrical appliances. The Ministry said, these apprehensions are misplaced. The Ministry said, the Indian electricity grid is robust and stable. The appeal of the Prime ...

5 Apr 2020 8:18 am
Nation to join PM Modis call to switch off lights of their homes at 9 PM for 9 minutes

In a video message, the Prime Minister said, we will experience the superpower of light, clearly illuminating the common purpose we are all fighting for. He said, midst the darkness spread by the Corona pandemic, we must continuously progress towards light and hope. He said, this is certainly the time of a lockdown, and we ...

5 Apr 2020 8:18 am
HRD Minister interacts with VCs of Central Universities in the backdrop of COVID-19

To promote online education and give suggestions regarding online examination a committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Nageshwar Rao, VC, IGNOU has been constituted. The decision to form an Academic Calendar Committee under the leadership of UGC Chairman was also taken by the Minister. The Committee will suggest measures to deal with the issue of ...

5 Apr 2020 1:48 am
Ladakh LG R. K. Mathur chairs high-level meeting with senior officers on COVID-19

However, after appearance of a fresh COVID positive case in Sanjak village in Kargil, Lieutenant Governor Mathur emphasized on further intensifying the efforts and precautionary measures to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. He asked the Administration and Police Department to be extra vigilant in combating the pandemic. Lieutenant Governoralso enquired about the supply of essential ...

5 Apr 2020 12:38 am
Railways Ministry issues clarification on services restoration plan post lockdown

It said media reports on resumption of passenger services are not based on facts. Indian railways further said that all concerned would be duly informed about any further decision in this regard.

4 Apr 2020 11:58 pm
Power Ministry issues clarification on rumours of massive Power Grid failure

Power Ministry has clarified that the appeal by PM concerns voluntarily switch off lights only and there is no call to switch off either streetlight or appliances like TV, Refrigerator, AC. Further, Centre has said that local bodies are advised to keep streetlights on to avoid any law and order problems. The lights in hospitals ...

4 Apr 2020 10:38 pm
PM Modi chairs joint meeting of Empowered Groups constituted for COVID-19 response

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister’s Office said that PM reviewed the countrywide preparedness regarding the availability of hospitals, proper isolation and quarantine facilities as well as disease surveillance, testing and critical care training. Further Prime Minister also directed the concerned groups and officials to ensure sufficient production, procurement and availability of all ...

4 Apr 2020 9:38 pm
Health Ministry releases latest figures on COVID-19 situation in country

There has been 68 deaths overall, meanwhile, 183 patients have been fully cured and discharged. The health ministry has said that the fight against COVID-19 is a daily battle and has to be fought with the same zeal and intensity adding that any laxity will have grave consequences. The center has said that there are ...

4 Apr 2020 8:49 pm
Health Minister visits COVID19 dedicated facility at LNJP hospital in Delhi

The Health minister met officials at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital to discuss the situation of COVID-19. He said there are 1500 beds at the hospital. There are 290 COVID19 positive or suspected cases admitted here.

4 Apr 2020 8:28 pm
Tamil Nadu records 2nd COVID-19 death as 51-yr-old Tablighi Jamaat attendee passes away

The patient was admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital in Villupuram, 170 Km from Chennai. A statement from the Health Department said the patient developed breathlessness on Friday night and passed away on Saturday. Sources in the district administration said the body of the deceased was buried a little after noon with only a ...

4 Apr 2020 7:48 pm
SAI, Hockey India officials discuss Olympic prep for teams on video conference

One of the first meetings in this series of planned conferences was held by Sandip Pradhan, Director General, Sports Authority of India and other SAI officials, with representatives of Hockey India (HI), including Elena Norman, CEO, HI, Cdr. RK Srivastava Executive Director, HI, David John Director, High Performance, Graham Reid Chief Coach, ...

4 Apr 2020 7:18 pm
Three new coronavirus cases confirmed in Nepal

A 34-year-old woman of Kailali district has also been infected by the deadly virus. She is said to be a relative of one of the earlier COVID-19 patients from Kailali district. This is the first locally transmitted case of Cornovirus in the Himalayan nation. So far, nine positive cases have been reported in Nepal ...

4 Apr 2020 4:38 pm
Official mascots of 19th Asian Games unveiled in Hangzhou, China

The Mascots – Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen, which reflect the internet prowess of Hangzhou city and Zhejiang province, were unveiled at a digital ceremony in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought the whole world to a stand still. The Olympic Council of Asia’s 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou from ...

4 Apr 2020 2:18 pm
UAE: 240 new cases of COVID-19, total 1,264 positive cases

The Ministry said in a statement that the new cases were detected upon examining people who came in contact with previously infected patients and did not adhere to preventative measures or maintain sufficient physical distance. A number of cases resulted from international travel. The newly diagnosed patients of various nationalities are in a stable condition ...

4 Apr 2020 12:38 pm
COVID-19: 183 recoveries, 2902 total cases in India

According to the latest updates, India records a total number of 2,902 confirmed COVID-19 cases. While 183 people have recovered from coronavirus, 68 have succumbed to death. The number of cases of the novel coronavirus across the globe crossed the 1 million mark as the global death toll topped 50,000. PM Modi has urged people ...

4 Apr 2020 12:18 pm
Mumbai court rejects Yes Banks founder Rana Kapoors interim bail plea

A Mumbai court on Friday rejected Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoors interim bail plea. Kapoor sought bail on the ground that his prevailing medical condition puts him at the risk of contracting Coronavirus infection in jail. He claimed to be suffering from chronic immunodeficiency syndrome, which causes recurrent lung, sinus and skin infections besides hypertension, ...

4 Apr 2020 12:18 pm
With 588 deaths, France reports its biggest 24-hour toll: Coronavirus

The new deaths brought the total number of people who have died in hospital of COVID-19 to 5,091 in France, top health official Jerome Salomon said. There is no daily toll for those who have died of COVID-19 in old people’s homes in France. But, Salomon said that a total of 1,416 people had died ...

4 Apr 2020 11:58 am
US witnesses loss of 7,01,000 jobs due to coronavirus

The United States witnessed the loss of 7,01,000 jobs in March raising the nation’s unemployment rate by almost one per cent to 4.4 per cent due to the Corona virus pandemic, said the Labour Department in its monthly employment report on Friday. According to the report, the unemployment rate increased by 0.9 percentage points in ...

4 Apr 2020 10:58 am
FIFA Under-17 Womens World Cup postponed

In a statement, FIFA said, the new dates for the tournament will be identified later. The decision was taken by the FIFA-Confederations working group in its first meeting held on Friday. The working group also postponed FIFA Under-20 Womens World Cup which was scheduled between August and September in Panama and Costa Rica. The working ...

4 Apr 2020 10:28 am
Govt orders 10 crore hydroxychloroquine tablets for healthcare workers

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has suggested the use of hydroxychloroquine tablets only for health care workers and caregivers involved in the treatment and direct contact with the suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients. For those COVID-19 patients, who require Intensive Care Unit care, the Health Ministry has suggested the use of hydroxychloroquine tablets ...

4 Apr 2020 9:58 am
Health Ministry urges people to download Aarogya Setu App: COVID-19

Government on Friday said that atotal 30lakh people have downloaded the Aarogya Setu App.Healthand Family Welfare Ministry has urged all the citizens to download this app as thisenablepeople to assess themselves the riskfor theircatching Coronavirus infection. Briefing media in New Delhi on Friday, Joint Secretary in Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Lav Agarwal said, total ...

4 Apr 2020 9:28 am