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India asks TikTok, Facebook to remove users spreading coronavirus misinformation

Facts       Apr 07, 2020

  NEW DELHI:- India has told Facebook and Chinese video app TikTok to remove users found to be spreading misinformation about the coronavirus following concern about videos intended to mislead Muslims, according to a government source and a letter seen by Reuters.   The move follows a...

Global supply chains strained as ship crews are stuck in Lockdown

International News       Apr 07, 2020

  Port restrictions and canceled flights are straining the ability to replace seafarers on board ships, further weakening global supply chains already snarled by the coronavirus pandemic.   Hubs like Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai have halted most crew transfers, while global lockdowns have complicated travel from...

Passenger sues United Airlines over refusal to refund airfare despite U.S. order

International News       Apr 07, 2020

United Airlines Holdings Inc. was sued by a passenger for refusing to issue refunds for canceled flights, three days after U.S. regulators ordered airlines to reimburse customers.   The passenger, Jacob Rudolph, filed the suit in federal court in Chicago on Monday, saying he was denied...

Millions of aviation jobs at risk, airlines can't afford refunds: IATA

International News       Apr 07, 2020

  Global airlines warned that 25 million jobs across the world could be at risk from the coronavirus travel downturn and the industry's representative body said airline finances were so fragile they could not afford to refund customers.   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has held...

Sensex,Nifty spurt; biggest one-day percentage gain since May 2009

Indian News       Apr 07, 2020

  BENGALURU: Indian shares recorded their biggest single-day gain in over a decade on Tuesday on signs of progress against the coronavirus pandemic around the world, while pharma stocks gained as the government partially lifted export restrictions on some drugs.   The broader NSE Nifty 50 index...

Tapan Singhel, MD & CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance.

Bajaj Allianz General launches its Arogya Sanjeevani Policy,a Rs 5 lakh cover to cost between Rs 3,700-Rs49,900

Indian News       Apr 07, 2020

  Mumbai: On Tuesday Bajaj Allianz General Insurance launched its standard health insurance product – ‘ArogyaSanjeevani Policy, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company’. This product has been introduced as per guidelines issued by IRDAI on January 1, 2020 regarding Standard Individual Health Insurance Product.   ``This policy will...

Centre 'thinking' of extending COVID-19 lockdown

Indian News       Apr 07, 2020

  New Delhi: India’s 21-day lockdown is set to end next week but several state leaders have called for an extension or only a partial lifting of restrictions, saying is the only way to avoid a coronavirus epidemic that will be difficult to tackle.   Many State...

WHO warns masks are no 'silver bullet' to end pandemic

Facts       Apr 07, 2020

  Geneva: The World Health Organization has warned that wearing masks alone will not be enough to defeat the global Covid-19 pandemic, which has now left more than 70,000 people.   Speaking during a briefing this afternoon, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also warned that there is...

India allows limited exports of anti-malaria drug after Trump warns of retaliation

International News       Apr 07, 2020

  NEW DELHI: India, the world’s main supplier of generic drugs, said on Tuesday it will allow limited exports of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine that U.S. President Donald Trump has touted as a potential weapon in the fight against the coronavirus.The Indian government had put a...

COVID-19 death toll rises to 114, number of cases climbs to 4,421: Health Ministry

Indian News       Apr 07, 2020

  New Delhi: The death toll due to novel coronavirus rose to 114 and the number of cases in the country climbed to 4,421 on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry.   While the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 3,981, as many as 325...

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