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India reports daily rise in COVID-19 cases of 259,170

Indian News       Apr 20, 2021

New Delhi: India's daily COVID-19 cases retreated from record levels on Tuesday, but stayed above the 200,000 marks for a sixth straight day, with cases increasing by 259,170 over the last 24 hours. Deaths from COVID-19 rose by a record 1,761 to reach a total...

Non-stop cremations cast doubt on India's counting of COVID dead

Indian News       Apr 20, 2021

  New Delhi: Gas and firewood furnaces at a crematorium in the western Indian state of Gujarat have been running so long without a break during the COVID-19 pandemic that metal parts have begun to melt. "We are working around the clock at 100% capacity to...

Everyone above 18 years eligible for COVID-19 vaccine from May 1: Govt

Indian News       Apr 19, 2021

New Delhi: Everyone above 18 years of age will be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 from May 1, the central government said on Monday as it liberalised the vaccination drive to allow states, private hospitals and industrial establishments to procure the doses directly from...

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ICICI Pru Q4 profit falls 64% to Rs 64 cr on pandemic addl provision

Indian News       Apr 19, 2021

  Mumbai: Despite reporting a good set of overall numbers, an accelerated provisioning of Rs 200 crore for the pandemic has crimped net profit of ICICI Prudential Life by 64.2 per cent to Rs 64 crore in the January-March quarter. However, a Rs 7,400 crore of...

India reports highest daily spike with over 2.73 lakh COVID-19 cases, 1,619 deaths

Indian News       Apr 19, 2021

  New Delhi: The COVID-19 situation in India continues to deteriorate, as the country yet again reported the highest single-day spike of coronavirus cases with over 2.73 lakh fresh infections and 1,619 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry, India reported at...

Need of 3rd booster dose based more upon conjecture than data: Experts

Facts       Apr 18, 2021

  New Delhi: More data is needed to establish if a third anti-COVID-19 booster dose will more effectively help in fighting the surge in infections in the country as currently its requirement has been based more upon conjecture, health experts said. India is battling a massive...

India reports 2,61,500 new COVID-19 cases, 1,501 deaths

Indian News       Apr 18, 2021

  New Delhi: India reported its highest-ever single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with over 2.61 lakh new cases and more than 1,500 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Sunday. In the last 24 hours, 1,501 COVID-related deaths were reported...

Covid-19 will leave deep scars in world economy even after recovery

International News       Apr 18, 2021

  Enda Curran & Simon Kennedy Just as some patients recovering from Covid-19 suffer long-lasting symptoms, it’s becoming clear that the same will be true for the global economy once this year’s V-shaped rebound fades. While $26 trillion worth of crisis support and the arrival of...

India has a double mutant Coronavirus variant. Should we be worried?

Facts       Apr 17, 2021

  Bhuma Shrivastava Corinne Gretler & Bibhudatta Pradhan As India’s daily tally of Covid-19 infections surged by a record 200,000-plus cases on two consecutive days, public health experts worry that a new -- possibly more virulent -- coronavirus variant could be racing through the crowded nation...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 139.6 mn, death toll surge past 2.99 million

International News       Apr 17, 2021

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 139.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.99 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current...

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