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Covid-19: G20 trade ministers agree to ensure uninterrupted flow of vital medical supplies

According to a joint statement issued after a video conference, the ministers agreed to support the availability and accessibility of essential medical supplies at affordable prices, on an equitable basis, where they are most

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Covid-19: Nearly 300 foreigners who attended Nizamuddin event may be blacklisted for violating visa conditions

About 30 of those who attended the Nizamuddin event in mid-March tested positive and at least three have succumbed to the infection in last few days.

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Paper-based test to detect coronavirus in wastewater: Study

The study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, noted that rapid testing kits using paper-based devices could be used on-site at wastewater treatment plants.

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Coronavirus: IIT Guwahati students develop drone to sanitise large areas

According to Anant Mittal, a Civil engineering student at IIT Guwahati, the sprayer system can be deployed and operated by just one operator sitting and monitoring at one spot, eliminating the need of many cleaners manually s

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Now, Bharti Enterprises steps in to fight coronavirus; Sunil Mittal firm to give Rs 100 cr to PM fund, buy masks, etc

The balance amount is being directed towards sourcing of masks and other key equipment for the doctors, healthcare workers and essential services personnel who are at the forefront of the battle, the statement said, adding th

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Coronavirus: Social distancing helps save lives as it reduces fever, says study by Indian-American CEO

More than 250 million Americans are said to be staying indoors in view of the fast spreading coronavirus, which so far has infected more than 160,000 Americans and taken the lives of over 3,000 people.

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COVID-19 pandemic: Relief for US hospitals! Texas-based university develops hand-held, automatic ventilators

A total of 782,365 COVID-19 cases have been reported across more than 175 countries and territories with 37,582 deaths reported so far, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

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Vijay Mallya again offers to pay up; asks FinMin to listen in the time of crisis

Mallya, who is wanted in India on alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crore, also said all his companies have effectively ceased operations and manufacturing following the lockdown in

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Only India, China will survive coronavirus, rest of the entire world economy will go into recession: UN

With two-thirds of the world's population living in developing countries facing unprecedented economic damage from the COVID-19 crisis, the UN is calling for a USD 2.5 trillion rescue package for these nations.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Next 30 days are very vital for America, says Donald Trump

"Challenging times are ahead for the next 30 days, and this is a very vital 30 days," Trump told reporters at his daily White House news conference on Monday, his second consecutive one in the Rose Garden.

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Coronavirus: UK-returned man tests positive; Chhattisgarh COVID-19 tally 8

The man, who studies in London, returned to Korba town via Mumbai on March 18 and was placed in home isolation.

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Six people who attended Nizamuddin congregation die of COVID-19

"Coronavirus has spread among some of those who attended a religious prayer meeting from March 13 to 15 at Markaz in Nizamuddin area in Delhi," according to an official release. "Among those who attended were some persons fro

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New York state passes grim milestone of 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19

The number of coronavirus deaths in New York city increased by 161 from Saturday night to Sunday morning, pushing the statewide total to over 1,000 fatalities, The New York Times said.

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BSNL, MTNL, Airtel यूजर्स के लिए खुशखबरी! प्रीपेड के लिए वैधता अवधि बढ़ी, मिलेगा 10 रु का अतिरिक्त टॉक टाइम

BSNL व MTNL ने जहां इसे 20 अप्रैल तक बढ़ाया है, वहीं एयरटेल ने 17 अप्रैल तक की राहत दी है.

Relief for mobile users: BSNL, MTNL, Airtel extend pre-paid validity, offer Rs 10 additional talktime News

Lockdown effect: KCR proposes massive pay cut for govt officials including IAS, IPS in Telangana

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a review meeting on the state's finances in the backdrop of the coronavirus lockdown and impact on the revenues. 

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Why create PMCARE when you had Relief Fund, Shashi Tharoor questions PM over new trust to fight Covid-19

Shashi Tharoor said that instead of creating a separate public charitable trust whose rules and expenditure are totally opaque, the prime minister should have renamed the PM National Relief Fund.

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After CM Adityanath’s visit, Noida DM transferred for failing to control coronavirus spread

Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R K Tiwari told reporters here that a departmental inquiry has also been initiated against him.

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Union Bank of India cuts lending rates by 75 basis points

The new rate will be applicable for all floating-rate personal or retail loans (such as housing and automobiles) and floating-rate loans to micro, small and medium enterprises, according to an official statement.

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Finance Ministry asks banks to ensure adequate cash to meet cash demand post salary transfers

Banks are expecting a huge number of footfalls due to expected disbursement in Jan Dhan accounts, women beneficiaries, pension accounts and PM Kisan beneficiaries, among others, in the days to come.

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Amazon resumes services in Bengaluru, Noida and other cities; delivery delays to continue

Amazon and other e-commerce companies have been facing delays in delivery of orders after the government ordered a 21-day lockdown last week to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Patanjali to set up 5 quarantine centres, commits Rs 25 crore towards PM-CARES

The employees of Patanjali Ayurved, Patanjali Dairy and Ruchi Soya (the company acquired recently) and other group companies would also donate one-day salary in the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency

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Govt could consider suggestions for cash transfer to unemployed workers: Niti Aayog VC

Following the nationwide lockdown, which will be in place till April 14, thousands of migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and other states have started returning back to their home states from various cities, including

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Coronavirus outbreak credit negative for India’s retail industry: Icra

Icra in a report said that as consumers are forced to defer their discretionary spends, the revenues and profitability and the credit profile of the Indian retail industry will be adversely impacted in the short-term.

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Coronavirus: Vistara asks staff to self-quarantine as Goan passenger on March 22 flight tests positive

The Goa government has appealed to people who had travelled on the flight to immediately call on helpline 0832-2421810/2225538 or report to the nearest health centre.

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Indian Oil, BPCL, HPCL to give Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for delivery boys, others working in LPG supply chain

Though the LPG distributor agencies and their staff, including delivery boys, are not part of oil company staff, they have been provided with protective gear by the three firms.

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