Eco/Invest/Demography

Coronavirus pandemic denting tourism, hospitality sector at astonishing pace: Industry body

      Apr 06, 2020

Kolkata: The cascading effect of the global coronavirus pandemic is crippling the country's tourism and hospitality industry at an "astonishing pace", an industry body said.   Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) has come down by about 67 per cent annually in the January-March quarter, while for domestic...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Short-term closure of plants or premises can pose risks for companies:AGCS Study

Facts       Apr 06, 2020

  Johannesburg/London/Munich/New York/Paris/Sao Paulo/Singapore: Many companies are having to shutdown their premises temporarily at short notice due to the Covid 19 pandemic. According to the risk consultants of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), improper action or negligence when decommissioning buildings and production facilities brings risks...

Caronavirus Pandemic: After the virus, what world will we live in?

Articles       Apr 05, 2020

One day, the battle against the novel coronavirus will be won. But the world that emerges may look very different from the one we lived in before the pandemic began. Over 60,000 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 and there are a more than...

Indians light lamps to challenge darkness of coronavirus crisis

Facts       Apr 05, 2020

MUMBAI: Millions of Indians switched off their lights and came out onto their balconies and doorsteps with lamps, candles and flashlights on Sunday, responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to “challenge the darkness” of the coronavirus crisis.Modi, who last month imposed a three-week long...

U.S. braces for 'hardest, saddest' week as coronavirus deaths surpass 9,300

International News       Apr 05, 2020

  New York: The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana and some governors calling for a national stay-at-home order.   New York, the hardest-hit state, reported on...

Govt considering another package to minimize lockdown impact: Report

Indian News       Apr 05, 2020

  New Delhi: The government has started working out the possible post-lockdown scenarios and is considering another booster shot to minimize the impact of coronavirus and revive the economy but nothing has been finalised yet, senior officials said on Sunday.   The focus is on issues that...

Formulate plan to contain Covid-19 spread: Cabinet Secy to states, UTs

Indian News       Apr 05, 2020

  New Delhi: Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Sunday asked all states and Union Territories to formulate a containment plan as part of their strategy to deal with the spread of coronavirus and its effective implementation on ground to avoid community transmission stage.   The lockdown...

India bans all exports of COVID-19 drug hydroxychloroquine

Indian News       Apr 05, 2020

  New Delhi: The government has tightened the export ban norms on anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine by including special economic zones (SEZs) under its prohibition ambit to ensure there is no shortfall during Covid-19 crisis.   The drug is also not allowed to be shipped by export-oriented units...

Covid-19 cases doubling every 4.1 days due to Jamaat incident, says Govt

Indian News       Apr 05, 2020

  New Delhi: Covid-19 cases doubling every 4.1 days due to Jamaat incident, says GovtThe rate of doubling of COVID-19 cases in India is 4.1 days presently but if the cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation would not have happened, it would have been 7.4...

Railways mulling post-lockdown precautions for train passengers

Indian News       Apr 05, 2020

  New Delhi: From encouraging social-distancing on board to asking passengers to wear face masks and using the Arogya Setu app to check their health status before letting them in, the Railways is mulling over several proposals for its post-lockdown operations.   While no decision has yet...