Domestic flight services in India: 494 flights carrying 38,078 passengers operated in India on Thursday, says Hardeep Singh Puri

While domestic air services resumed on Monday, international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in the country.

All scheduled passenger flights were suspended in India from March 25 to May 24 due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. News

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan cross 64,000-mark, death toll soars to 1,317

Meanwhile, a senior journalist died on Thursday due to the coronavirus in Peshawar, making him the first media casualty of the virus in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

The authorities conducted 11,931 coronavirus tests during the last 24 hours, taking the number of tests done so far to 520,017. News

Former Miss World Manushi joins hands with UNICEF to promote menstrual hygiene

On May 28, which is observed as the World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Manushi participated in UNICEF global initiative called the Red Dot Challenge -- a symbol adopted by the world body to depict menstrual

Manushi, who runs her own initiative on menstrual hygiene Project Shakti' that works across several states in India, said it is important to raise awareness on the critical issue. News

COVID-19 could cause $8.5 trillion loss in global output, warns UN chief Antonio Guterres

He said the pandemic could usher in a loss of USD 8.5 trillion in global output  the sharpest contraction since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

He underlined the need for the world to respond to the unprecedented crisis with unity and solidarity. News

2 floors of Parliament Annexe building sealed after official tests positive for COVID-19

The sources suggested that there have been a few symptomatic cases of coronavirus among employees working in different secretariats and branches at Parliament and its adjoining buildings.

Two floors of the Parliament's Annexe building have been sealed, the sources added. News

Nearly 10% of diabetic patients hospitalised for COVID-19 may die: Study

Researchers, including those from the University of Nantes in France, analysed data from 1,317 COVID-19 patients admitted to 53 French hospitals between 10 and 31 March 2020.

The researchers noted that bad blood sugar control did not directly seem to impact a patient's outcome, but the presence of diabetic complications and old age increased the risk of death. News

Wearing face masks at home may help prevent COVID-19 spread in family: Study

Daily use of disinfectants, window opening, and keeping at least one metre apart were associated with a lower risk of passing on the virus, even in more crowded households, they said.

Each family had at least one laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 infection between late February and late March 2020, the researchers said. News

UN chief appreciates India’s assistance to other countries during COVID-19 pandemic: TS Tirumurti

India's seat as a non-permanent member on the 15-nation Council for the two-year term is assured as it is the sole candidate vying for the lone seat from the Asia Pacific grouping.

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Drones, planes to counter locust attack? Govt set to bring down crop-devouring locust swarm, details here

After swarms of immature locusts have wreaked havoc across at least 13 districts in four states in India, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare has stepped in with a new plan that includes

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China reports five asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

No new suspected cases or deaths related to the disease were reported on Thursday, the National Health Commission said.

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Coronavirus pandemic: US to announce ‘certain decisions’ on China on Friday, says Donald Trump

The US over the last few days has expressed concerns over the new Chinese law on Hong Kong and has indicated taking steps against it.

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London-based Anish Kapoor tops Hurun India Art List, with Rs 44.39-crore sales in 2019

The list is a ranking of the top 50 Indian artists alive today, based on the sales of their works at public auction in the year ended December 31, 2019.

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Tata BlueScope develops ready-to-install health structures to combat Covid-19

Tata BlueScope Steel has launched customised modular steel structures that can be put together in five to six days and function as quarantine units, sample collection booths and testing kiosks.

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Covid-19 crisis in capital: Rise of deaths in Delhi nearly twice as India’s rate

With 303 deaths from Covid-19, Delhi may not appear to be as severely affected as Mumbai or Ahmedabad, which have recorded 1,097 and 764 deaths. However, the data suggests that fatalities in the capit

Delhi has been averaging an 8.1% daily increase in deaths since the start of Lockdown 4.0. News

Hydroxychroloquine should be used as per guidelines, its benefits outweighs risks: Niti Aayog member VK Paul

The drug has been recommended by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as prophylaxis for COVID-19 among healthcare and frontline workers, and also for clinical management of patients, he said

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Battling Covid-19: India acted as pharmacy of the world in response to coronavirus, says MEA

Sanjay Bhattacharyya, secretary (overseas Indian affairs and consular passports visas) in the External Affairs Ministry, said India has the ability to be a bridge between the developed and developing

As India moves into the top ten in the world in terms of number of cases, an inevitability given its large population, the question is where we go next. News

Decontamination device to check COVID-19 spread developed at Maker Village

"These include SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, germs causing different types of influenza and MS2 bacteriophage besides several strains of bacteria and fungi," Maker Village said in a statement here on Thursday.

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IIT Alumni Council to set up mega lab in Mumbai to conduct 1-cr COVID-19 tests a month

The council also said it will soon start identifying partners for the same through a global competition.

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12 IndiGo passengers who travelled on four flights test positive for COVID-19

Domestic passenger flights resumed in India from Monday. Since then, five passengers of three different airlines have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Monsoon onset over Kerala on June 1: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), in its onset date forecast on May 15, had said the monsoon is likely to hit the southern state on June 5, four days after its normal onset date.

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COVID-19: Great move! India begins drug hackathon to find a cure against Coronavirus

The number of Coronavirus has been surging at a rapid rate in the last few days. However, the mortality rate in the country is relatively lower as compared to other countries that have been hit hard b

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COVID-19 impact on menstrual hygiene: How cloth pads made a comeback during lockdown

With Menstrual Hygiene Day being observed on May 28, 2020, it is essential to bring greater awareness about access to safe and hygienic menstrual hygiene products.

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COVID-19 impact: Your safety comes first! Beauty salons across states gear up with new guidelines; details

Your next visit to a beauty salon visit will surprise you like never before! From maintaining social distancing norms, undergoing thermal checks once you enter the beauty salon to bringing your own pe

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Possible mutations, unusual symptoms among unsolved COVID-19 mysteries: Scientists

In a study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, Ray and her team observed mutations in SARS-CoV-2 samples isolated from Indian patients.

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX fails to launch manned mission; when is the next launch, how to watch live streaming

The launch of two NASA astronauts on a SpaceX rocket, the rocket company founded by the billionaire Elon Musk, will mark a historic beginning of a period of human spaceflight stretching beyond nationa

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First time ever! Lakme Fashion Week to launch ‘Virtual Showroom’ to support fashion industry

A first of its kind concept in India, Virtual Showroom will be a marketplace platform for designers and artisans to showcase their past and current collections to consumers, helping them to drive sale

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Air passenger who took Bengaluru-Madurai flight tests positive for COVID-19

The passenger had observed all precautionary measures, including wearing face mask, face shield and gloves, like other passengers on the aircraft.

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