Eco/Invest/Demography

Govt may allow domestic, international flights in staggered manner from 15 April

Indian News       Apr 05, 2020

New Delhi: The government is likely to allow domestic and international flight operations in India in a staggered manner post the 21-day lockdown period which is slated to end on April 14, officials said on Sunday.   The aviation sector has been hit hard by the...

Caronavirus Pandemic:Trump wants India to release US order of hydroxychloroquine

International News       Apr 05, 2020

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the amount of Hydroxychloroquine ordered by the United States, a medicine in short supply that could help with facing the Covid-19 pandemic.   Trump said he called Modi on...

Britain unlikely to lift coronavirus lockdown until end of May: Govt expert

International News       Apr 05, 2020

  Lonon: Britain is unlikely to lift its stringent lockdown rules until the end of May, a leading government adviser said on Saturday, warning that the spread of the coronavirus must first slow and intense testing be introduced.   The government has put Britain into a widespread...

Mainland China sees rise in new coronavirus cases

International News       Apr 05, 2020

  BEIJING: Mainland China reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, up from 19 a day earlier as the number of cases involving travellers from abroad as well as local transmissions increased, highlighting the difficulty in stamping out the outbreak.   The National Health Commission said in...

ICMR issues advisory for rapid antibody-based blood tests for COVID-19

Indian News       Apr 04, 2020

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday issued an advisory to start rapid antibody based blood tests for COVID-19 in areas reporting clusters and in large migration gatherings or evacuee centres.   The decision for recommending these tests was taken at an emergency meeting...

COVID-19 testing, treatment free for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries at pvt labs, empanelled hosps

Indian News       Apr 04, 2020

  New Delhi: Testing and treatment for COVID-19 will be free of cost for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries at private laboratories and empanelled hospitals, the National Health Authority (NHA) said on Saturday. The NHA, which implements the national health insurance scheme, said this will strengthen the country''s...

Caronavirus Pandemic:30% infections linked to Tablighi centre,death toll nears 100-mark

Indian News       Apr 04, 2020

  New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 deaths inched towards 100 on Saturday along with a significant increase in the number of confirmed infections, but the government assured there was no need to panic as the rate of spread was less than in many other countries...

WHO, IMF say saving lives 'prerequisite' to save jobs

International News       Apr 04, 2020

  The WHO and IMF chiefs insisted Friday that saving lives was a "prerequisite" to saving livelihoods in the coronavirus pandemic a crisis they called "one of humanity's darkest hours". World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva said...

Caronavirus Pandemic:£100 million insurance payout against Wimbledon cancellation 

International News       Apr 04, 2020

  London: The All England Club, the organiser of the world famous ``Wimbledon'' is preparing to submit an insurance claim 'in excess of £100million' following the the cancellation of the tournament this week due to the scale of the coronavirus pandemic, according to UK's Mailonline.   The...

French coronavirus cases jump above China's after including nursing home tally

International News       Apr 04, 2020

  PARIS: The number of people who have died from the COVID-19 illness in France jumped by 61% to 6,507 over two days after data from nursing homes were included, and confirmed cases jumped by 44% to 82,165, the health ministry reported on Friday, making France...