Health

NY Stock Exchange traders, staff sign liability waivers for reopening

International News       May 28, 2020

  New Yok: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo donned a face mask and rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, marking the partial reopening of the trading floor at 11 Wall Street, which had been shuttered since March 23 due to...

COVID-19 pandemic creating 'lockdown generation' as one in six youths stop work:UN

Facts       May 27, 2020

  The novel coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in unemployment worldwide but it has hit young workers hard, the United Nations said on May 27, noting that more than one in six people aged under 29 were forced to stop working due to the...

Identify private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients for free or at nominal cost: SC to Centre

Indian News       May 27, 2020

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Centre to identify private hospitals where COVID-19 infected patients could get treatment for free or at a nominal cost. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, hearing the matter via video-conferencing, observed that there are...

HDFC Ergo collaborates with Apollo clinic to offer health insurace products 

Indian News       May 27, 2020

      Mumbai: HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company, India’s third largest non-life insurance provider in the private sector, and Apollo Clinic, India’s leading multi-specialty clinics by Apollo Health and Lifestyle (AHLL), announced their corporate agency tie-up to offer insurance products to customers.   HDFC ERGO’s Health insurance policies...

Global airline industry struggle to stay afloat

International News       May 27, 2020

In this moment of crisis in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global airline industry is struggling to stay afloat.   Strict international travel restrictions have been put in place, people are worried about flying, and thousands of airline workers are at risk of losing...

U.S. lawmaker wants insurers, govt. to share future pandemic business losses

International News       May 27, 2020

  U.S. legislation introduced on Tuesday would create a taxpayer-backed insurance program to protect businesses from revenue losses during future pandemics and require insurers to pay a slice of the claims.   The legislation, introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, would provide up...

Pandemic forces virtual safety checks for oil tankers

International News       May 27, 2020

London: Ship assessors are resorting to virtual inspections of oil tankers to keep vessels afloat, as the coronavirus pandemic makes physical visits to check for seaworthiness tougher and a slump in fuel demand increases the need for ships as storage.   Oil tankers require rigorous inspections...

Prices of N-95 masks down by up to 47 per cent after NPPA advisory

Facts       May 26, 2020

New Delhi: Leading manufacturers and importers of N-95 masks have reduced prices by up to 47 per cent after regulator NPPA stepped in to ensure the availability of this respiratory protection device at affordable rates in the country, the government said.   N-95 masks were earlier...

Fujifilm COVID-19 drug research spills into June, dashing hopes of quick approval

Facts       May 26, 2020

TOKYO: Fujifilm Holdings Corp will continue research on Avigan into June, Japan’s government said on Tuesday, effectively dashing hopes by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the drug would be approved as a COVID-19 treatment this month.Abe had said he hoped the drug would be approved...

Over 6,500 new coronavirus cases in India, death toll climbs to 4,167

Indian News       May 26, 2020

  New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,167 in the country, while the number of cases climbed to 1,45,380, registering an increase of 146 deaths and 6,535 cases since Monday 8 am,the Union Health Ministry said.   The number of active COVID-19 cases...