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Positive COVID-19 test report not mandatory for admission in hospitals: Govt

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 08, 2021

  New Delhi: In a significant directive to the states and Union Territories, the Union Health Ministry on Saturday said requirement of a positive COVID-19 test report is not mandatory for admission to a health facility. In its revised national policy for admission of COVID patients...

Rail union demands compensation on a par with frontline workers in case of death on duty during Covid

  NEW DELHI: Demanding compensation on a par with frontline workers, the largest union of the Railways said that railwaymen losing their lives while working during the coronavirus crisis deserved Rs 50 lakh as compensation. In a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, general secretary of...

India logs over 4 lakh COVID-19 cases for 4th day in a row

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 09, 2021

    New Delhi: With 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, India continued to report more than four lakh daily coronavirus infections for the fourth day on the trot. With this, the cumulative national tally of the infection went up to 2,22,96,414, the union health...

SC constitutes 12-member National Task Force to facilitate public health response to pandemic

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       May 08, 2021

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has constituted a 12-member National Task Force to facilitate a public health response to the pandemic based on scientific and specialised domain knowledge. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and M R Shah said that the rationale for constituting a...

Govt extends retirement age of LIC chairman from 60 to 62, Kumar to get an extension soon

Life, Policy       May 10, 2021

  New Delhi: Even as Life Insurance Corporation(LIC) is gearing up for a mega IPO during the current fiscal, MR Kumar, chairman,LIC, is set to get an extension of one or two years as government has extended the retirement age for the post from 60 to...

After Asiatic lions test COVID-positive in Hyderabad, Punjab closes zoos till May 31

Health, Pandemic       May 08, 2021

Chandigarh: Days after eight Asiatic lions in the Hyderabad zoo tested positive for COVID-19, authorities in Punjab announced that all zoos and wildlife sanctuaries in the state will remain closed till May 31 as a precautionary measure. Zoo officials said animals were being closely monitored....

Covid-19 treatment now covered under Goa government's health scheme

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       May 08, 2021

  Panjim: The Goa government on Thursday brought Covid-19 treatment under its flagship medical insurance scheme, which covers the entire population of the state. The move will allow patients to avail benefits under the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY) while undergoing treatment for Covid-19 in...

India sees record 4,187 COVID-19 deaths, 4,01,078 new cases: Govt

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 08, 2021

New Delhi: India saw a record 4,187 fatalities due to COVID-19 in a single day, taking the country's death toll to 2,38,270, while 4,01,078 new infections were reported in a day, pushing the tally to 2,18,92,676, according to the Union health ministry data updated on...

BBB selects Gupta and Singh for heading National Insurance and United India

Non-Life       May 07, 2021

  Mumbai: The Banks Board Bureau, the recommending body for the appointment of Chairmen,CEOs and MDs of public sector banks and insurance companies,on Friday, has chosen Suchita Gupta, general manager, GIC Re as the CMD of National Insurance Company and Inderjeet Singh, general manger, New India...