Coronavirus Pandemic: Worldwide Death Count From COVID-19 Reaches 45,719
Paris: The new coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 45,719 people worldwide since its appearance in December in China, according to a tally by AFP from official sources on Wednesday at 1900 GMT.
More than 905,580 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 187 countries and territories since the start of the epidemic.
The number of detected cases, however, only reflects a fraction of the actual nu..
COVID19- National wide - Lockdown Force Majeure : An Analysis
In light of the COVID 19 situation in India, a lockdown is being enforced by Central and State Governments in most parts of the country and states with a clampdown : on movement of people, transport vehicles both locally and across states, directing closure of educational institutions, commercial establishments, non-essential businesses, industrial and manufacturing units among others with a view to curb and control the spread..
In the month of March alone, investors wealth worth Rs 33.38 lakh crore was wiped out and the FIIs till Monday pulled out Rs 61,972.75 crore.
The Nifty suffered its worst March since inception in 1994 as the deadly coronavirus pandemic triggered a turmoil in the global financial markets, hurting domestic equities already roiled by slowing growth and a rot in the banking system. The National Stock Exchange's benchmark Nifty 50 index, which gauges the country's top 50 companies by ..
300 In Hospitals For Coronavirus Test, Many More Quarantined After Delhi Mosque Gathering
New Delhi: Over 300 people in Delhi have been taken to different hospitals to be tested for coronavirus after a gathering at a mosque that featured visitors from Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan. One man has died and 10 more have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the event earlier this month.
Worries of a large group getting the infection revolve around the gathering of..
Telangana Chief KCR
Hyderabad: The Telangana government decided to impose big salary cuts ranging from 10 per cent to 75 per cent for its executive, political representatives and employees, as the country completed six days of the three-week lockdown to slow the march of the coronavirus. There will be cuts for all Public Sector Undertakings, institutions that are receiving government grants, government employees and retirees.
The coronavirus has impacted the economy worldwide. Last we..
Thomas Schaefer, finance minister of Germany's Hesse state which includes Frankfurt, found dead near a railway track.
Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming "deeply worried" over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said on Sunday.
Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution's office said they believ..
The Chinese province Hubei and its capital city Wuhan, the first epicentre of the novel coronavirus, were the first to introduce confinement measures at the end of January.
Paris: More than 3.38 billion people worldwide have been asked or ordered to follow confinement measures in the fight against COVID-19, according to news agency AFP database Sunday.
That represents around 43 percent of the total world population, which is 7.79 billion people according to a United Nations count in 2..
Migrant workers make the journey to their villages on foot following a lockdown
India on Saturday recorded 135 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), one of the highest single-day spikes, as the number of cases crossed 1,000 amid a mounting challenge of controlling the spread of the disease that has killed about 30,000 people across the world.
Fresh deaths were reported in India from Kerala, Gujarat and Maharashtra, taking the death toll from the disease to 21, according to offic..
Coronavirus India: Nurse Chhaya Jagtap received a call from the Prime Minister's Office on Friday evening, the health official from the Pune Municipal Corporation said.
Pune: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up a nurse from the civic-run Naidu Hospital in Pune, which has been treating COVID-19 patients, and applauded the work done by the hospital staff to fight the pandemic, a civic official said.
Nurse Chhaya Jagtap received a call from the Prime Minister's Office on Frida..
A group of migrant workers walk to their native places amid the nationwide complete lockdown, on the NH24 near Delhi-UP border.
LetsFeedThePoor initiative to help migrant workers, homeless during virus lockdown
New Delhi: With thousands of poor, migrant workers, homeless and others getting effected due to the nationwide lockdown to combat the COVID-19, the BJP has initiated an effort to link community kitchens across the country, which can serve a minimum of 1,000 people every day dur..
Madrid: World leaders are to hold online crisis talks on thursday on the coronavirus pandemic that has forced three billion people into lockdown and claimed more than 21,000 lives.
On the other hand, scientists from across the world are doing extensive research to find possible cure for the deadly virus. Several pharma companies have come up with vaccines which are yet to begin trials.
With the disease tearing around the globe at a terrifying pace, warnings are multiplying over its economi..
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Coronavirus: Government has announced a Rs1.7 lakh crore package for the people, promising food security and money to buy the essentials &Doctors, paramedics in India get 50 lakh insurance cover
New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases in the country is about to touch 700, with a big jump of 88, shows data from the health ministry. The total is now 694 -- including 47 foreigners, 42 people who have been cured or discharged and 16 people w..
Under severe pressure due to mounting global criticism of it, China on Wednesday lashed out at its critics and said it had “neither created the (Corona)virus nor intentionally transmitted it”.
New Delhi: In a statement issued from New Delhi on Wednesday evening, the Chinese Embassy Spokesperson Ji Rong also claimed “there is no evidence that China is the source of the virus that caused the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) although Wuhan city in China first reported the outb..
The virus was beginning to take root in the southern hemisphere, where winter is on its way.
Washington: There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments.
Anthony Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told a briefing the virus was beginning to take root in the southern hemisphere, where winter is o..
Total lockdown in the entire country :It is like a curfew
New Delhi: India's 1.3 billion people will go under "total lockdown" from today for three weeks to fight the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. "From midnight, the entire country will be in lockdown, total lockdown. To save India, to save its every citizen, you, your family... every street, every neighbourhood is being put under lockdown," he declared.
"Forget about leav..
Geneva: The new coronavirus pandemic is clearly "accelerating", the World Health Organization warned Monday, but said it was still possible to "change the trajectory" of the outbreak.
The remarks came as the number of deaths soared past 15,000, with more than 3,50,000 people infected worldwide, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources.
"The pandemic is accelerating," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists in a virtual news..
30 States Under Total Lockdown As Coronavirus Cases Cross 470,raising concern about the chain of transmission of the virus.
New Delhi: Thirty states and Union territories declared a lockdown by late evening today as the country recorded its ninth death linked to the highly contagious coronavirus. Overall, 471 people have tested positive for the virus in the country -- 75 of them in the last 24 hours. Two persons have died, one in Bengal and the other in Himachal Pradesh. As reports of in..
Amid Coronavirus Pandemic:"It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives,"
United Nations, US: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed Monday for an "immediate global ceasefire" to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.
"The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war," he said in a brief speech at UN headquarters in New York, mentioning no cou..
Markets and borders closed
Trains, metros and inter-state buses have been suspended across the country. Markets, malls, cinemas, schools, colleges and gyms are already shut in most of the states.
New Delhi: Eighty cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru are going into complete lockdown this month as India fights to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The states going into lockdown till March 31 include those where coronavirus cases have been reported - Maharas..
2 With No Foreign Travel Link Test Positive As Coronavirus Cases At 315
New Delhi: A woman in Pune and a man in West Bengal - both without any history of foreign travel - tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, signalling a worrying trend as COVID-19 cases in India neared 315. People braced for the nationwide "Janata Curfew" on Sunday from 7 am and 9 pm - billed as a day of voluntary social distancing and widely seen as a pilot for a broader lockdown that can be imposed if..
Nearly One Billion Confined To Homes As Number Of Virus Deaths Reach 12,000
New York: Almost one billion people were confined to their homes worldwide Saturday as the global coronavirus death toll topped 12,000 and US states rolled out stay-at-home measures already imposed across swathes of Europe.
More than a third of Americans were adjusting to life in various phases of virtual lockdown -- including in the US's three biggest cities of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago -- with mo..
Global Economy Heading for Recession
More than three-quarters of economists based in Americas and Europe polled this week, 31 of 41, said current global economic expansion already ended
Bengaluru:The global economy is already in a recession as the hit to economic activity from the coronavirus pandemic has become more widespread, according to economists polled by Reuters amid a raft of central bank stimulus actions this week.
The spread of the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19, has s..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation
PM Modi warned people against hoarding and panic buying.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to citizens to observe a "Janata curfew" on Sunday March 22 as a test run for social distancing over the next few days to fight the spread of coronavirus. As part of the self-curfew, the Prime Minister said everyone must stay home from 7 am to 9 pm that day and abide by it.
The Prime Mi..
Coronavirus is an infectious disease with symptoms similar to the flu or common cold. Some of the symptoms include fever, dry cough, tiredness, difficulty in breathing and diarrhea. These symptoms of COVID-19 can be easily mistaken for flu and vice versa. Here's how you can spot the difference.
Coronavirus was discovered for the first time humans in December 2019 in China. It is an infectious disease which can easily transfer from one person to another. The symptoms of coronavirus,ar..
U.S. and European cities shut down due to virus
London: A crucial projection study that helped convince the British government to impose more stringent measures to contain COVID-19 painted a worst case picture of hundreds of thousands of deaths and a health service overwhelmed with severely sick patients.
In a sharp toughening of Britain's approach to the outbreak on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson closed down social life in the world's fifth largest economy and advised t..
Mumbai: The number of coronavirus cases creeping towards 120 in India, the centre today declared a countrywide lockdown of schools, colleges, gyms and swimming pools -- crowded areas that could allow for exponential spread of the virus. After a meeting of a Group of Ministers which reviewed the situation today, the government also advised that people avoid non-essential travel and employees of private companies work from home. The famous Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai will remain indefinite..
In the past decade, rules regulating apartment buildings in India were changed to make provisions for stilt parking spaces. Civic authorities in Delhi, for example, made stilt parking mandatory in all new apartment societies spread between 100 and 1,000 square metres. In its master plan of 2021, the Delhi government also announced its plan to offer additional floor areas ratio to buildings offering stilt parking. As a result of this, several housing societies in the national capital region (NCR)..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conference with South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders on the COVID-19
New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for SAARC nations to jointly combat coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday proposed setting up a COVID-19 emergency fund with India committing USD 10 million initially for it, and asserted that the best way to deal with the pandemic was by coming together, and not growing apart.
Apart from Modi,..
A summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreak
Global number of confirmed cases stands at 156,098, with 5,819 deaths
As of today 72,621 people have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. The institution runs a live tracker of coronavirus cases, based on official figures, meaning that the true figures may be somewhat higher.
Donald Trump given coronavirus all clear
Donald Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, has confirmed the US president does not..
Cases of the infection have been reported from at least 11 states and territories, including Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala
New Delhi: Several states across India went into battle mode to contain the spread of COVID-19, shutting down schools, theatres and colleges, and many public events, including the IPL, were postponed as the Union Health ministry on Friday put the number of cases at 81.
The tally of 81, seven more since Thursday night, includes a 76-year-old man from Karnatak..
Four people survived a month adrift in the Pacific Ocean after their boat capsized off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
Wellington: Four people survived a month adrift in the Pacific by eating coconuts and drinking rainwater in an ordeal that claimed the lives of eight of their companions, including a baby, reports said Wednesday.
The group, from Papua New Guinea's Bougainville province, are believed to have spent 32 days at sea.
The Solomon Star News reported the group se..
Italy orders all stores to close except pharmacies, markets
Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan, has so far infected more than 119,711 people globally.
New Delhi: Novel coronavirus, which has killed around 4,300 people across the world, can be characterised as a "pandemic", the World Health Organization has announced.
"WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, a..
The made in India flying car will have two engines and can take speeds of up to 160 kmph on road and can fly at speeds of up to 180 kmph.
Netherlands based flying carmaker, PAL-V (Personal Air Land Vehicle) will setup a manufacturing plant in Gujarat. The company is planning to begin production by 2021. As reported by PTI, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the state's Principal Secretary MK Das and Carlo Maasbommel, Vice President- International Business Developm..
People pass a street wearing protective face masks following coronavirus outbreak in Tokyo
Coronavirus is first and foremost a health issue. However, it’s also a timely reminder that investment risks always exist.
Geneva: UN economists warned Monday that the raging outbreak of the deadly new coronavirus could cost the global economy between $1.0 and $2.0 trillion this year and called on governments to ramp up spending to mitigate its impact.
A report from the UN Conference on..
The government is planning to defer the implementation of e-invoicing under goods and services tax (GST) after getting a lukewarm response during trials introduced in January.
Only 1% of registered businesses under the GST regime used e-invoices on the GST Network (GSTN).
The Goods and Services Tax Council (GSTC) has been considering it and may defer the implementation of e-invoicing till July 1, said an ET report quoting government officials.
The government is also looking for fee..
Italy prohibits travel and cancels all public events in its northern region to contain coronavirus
The country on Sunday recorded the second-highest coronavirus toll in the world, after reporting a sharp jump in deaths and overtaking South Korea on infections.
Milan: The sun shone on deserted squares in Milan and empty gondolas in Venice on Sunday as a quarter of Italy's population came to grips with being cut off from the rest of the country, under new rules strictly limiting mov..
Lots of female chief executive officers have stories about conquering adversity. Radhika Gupta's begins when she entered the world with a broken neck.
The birth complication left Gupta's neck with a permanent tilt, a feature that at times had an impact on her self esteem but has now become a source of inspiration for doing things differently. At 36, she has already set up India's first domestic hedge fund and become the country's only female head of a major as..
Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari is passionate about enhancing road safety standards and simultaneously expanding the road network. He shares his ideas with Dipak Kumar Dash:
A total of 140 countries including India recently adopted a resolution to halve road deaths in the next 10 years. How do you see India’s role in achieving this target?
It’s very unfortunate that we top the list ..
Perserverance is projected to land in February 2021.
It will be the fifth exploratory vehicle on the Red Planet following in the tire tracks of the similarly augustly titled Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity.
Washington, United States: NASA on Thursday announced the name of its next Mars rover: Perseverance.
It will be the fifth exploratory vehicle on the Red Planet following in the tire tracks of the similarly augustly titled Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosi..
France has reported 191 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far
Italy has locked down towns, other countries have discouraged large gatherings
Beijing: The world has entered uncharted territory in its battle against the deadly coronavirus, the UN health agency warned, as new infections dropped dramatically in China on Tuesday but surged abroad with the US death toll rising to six.
Globally, the virus has killed more than 3,100 people and infected over 90,000 even as a clear shift in..
The domestic unit finally settled at 72.74 against the greenback, down 50 paise over its previous closing price.
The rupee weakened for the third straight session on Monday, falling to its lowest level in more than 15 months, after two fresh cases of the coronavirus were detected in the country.
One of the two new cases was detected in the capital, New Delhi, while the other was in Telangana, the government said in a statement taking the total number of people who have tested positive in t..
The proposed extension will take the sea link one km inside the sea till the Vasai creek
The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has completed viability study of extending the Bandra-Versova sea link till Virar. The proposal will soon be submitted to the state government.
The proposed extension will take the sea link one km inside the sea till the Vasai creek and end in Virar. Nearly 1.5 lakh vehicles are expected to use the sea link daily. For cars, toll charges could b..
Asian shares slid Wednesday following another sharp fall on Wall Street as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 declined 1.1% to 22,357.39, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dipped 2.1% to 6,720.70. South Korea’s Kospi lost 1.1% at 2,080.46. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined 0.6% to 26,722.29. The Shanghai Composite reversed early losses,gaining 0.3% to 3,022.21.
Trump with Modi
New Delhi: India and the US on Tuesday finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion, and signed three MoUs, including one in energy sector, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the two countries have decided to take Indo-US ties to comprehensive global partnership level.
Trump announced that the two countries have finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion and asserted that their focus was on having a comprehensive trade deal.
The relations between the two ..
"America Loves India, America Respects India," Says Trump
Ahmedabad: US President Donald Trump today said "America will always remain a loyal friend to India" as he addressed a packed stadium in Ahmedabad, hours after landing in Gujarat's largest city with First Lady Melania Trump and his family. "Namaste, America loves India," President Trump said, drawing applause from the over one-lakh strong crowd. "I would like to begin by thanking my special f..
"India Looks Forward To Welcoming POTUS"
New Delhi: Less than 24 hours before Donald Trump's touchdown in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed him to the country.
"India looks forward to welcoming @POTUS @realDonaldTrump. It is an honour that he will be with us tomorrow, starting with the historic programme in Ahmedabad," PM Modi tweeted this afternoon, sharing a video tweeted by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
The American President,..
A performance from German hip hop group Fettes Brot preceded the Swede’s speech.
Hamburg: gave a rousing speech to several thousand people as part of a climate protest in Hamburg on Friday. Thunberg said that she did not understand how politicians could look their children in the eyes as they were stealing their future.
“The decision-makers are still behaving as though everything were fine and science is still being ignored,” the Swedish activist t..
Bloomberg said it was ridiculous of the Trump administration to take the US out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement
India poses a “bigger problem” than China when it comes to fighting climate change, particularly on reducing carbon emissions, Democratic presidential aspirant and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has claimed.
During his maiden appearance on a Democratic presidential primary debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Bloomberg said it was “ri..
When dead fish with swollen bellies wash up on beaches in the thousands, when the coastline recedes alarmingly and when fishing boats venture deep into the deep blue sea and yet return with empty nets, it is obvious that our coastal eco-system is facing a serious threat.
Experts put the blame on climate change, unprecedented rise in temperature and the changing behaviour of the sea which, if left unchecked, could play havoc with our hauntingly beautiful beaches and marine..
The government will consider extending deadlines for completing solar energy projects to shield developers from stiff penalties after the coronavirus outbreak hit component supplies from China, a top government official said on Tuesday.
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's Indian unit, Crisil, warned on Monday that nearly three gigawatts of solar power projects worth $2.24 billion could be at risk of penalties for missing a July 2020 completion deadline as the coronavirus hit solar industry..