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Uber cuts 600 jobs in India

May 26, 2020
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Uber Technologies Inc will cut around 600 jobs in India as part of its plans to cut 23% of its global workforce, as the company navigates a lockdown that has brought businesses in the country to a grinding halt. | Read more|

20 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in CISF

May 26, 2020
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The Central Industrial Security Force on Tuesday reported 20 fresh coronavirus cases, with 18 from its unit that guards the Delhi airport, officials said. As per news report of PTI, the force has a total of 78 active COVID-19 cases, while 132 personnel have recovered from the disease till now. | Read more|

Russia reports nearly 9,000 new Covid-19 infections

May 25, 2020
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Russia's coronavirus caseload exceeded 350,000 on Monday, with health officials reporting almost 9,000 new infections over the past 24 hours and 92 deaths, which brought the overall death toll to 3,633. The country's comparatively low mortality rate raises questions among experts both in Russia and in the West, with so | Read more|

Domestic flights resume after two months

May 25, 2020
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Indian skies will open up for domestic passenger services from Monday after a gap of two months, with Delhi-Pune and Mumbai-Patna flights being among the first to take off, aviation industry sources said. All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationw | Read more|

In last 24 hours Record 6,977 new COVID-19 cases in India

May 25, 2020
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India registered biggest single day spike of COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day on Monday with 6,977 new infections, reported in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 1,38,845, while the death toll rose to 4,021, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

COVID-19 patients not infectious after 11 days shows Singapore study

May 25, 2020
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COVID-19 patients are no longer infectious after 11 days of getting sick even though some may still test positive, according to a new study by infectious disease experts in Singapore. A positive test "does not equate to infectiousness or viable virus," a joint research paper by Singapore's National Centre for Infectiou | Read more|

COVID-19: Eleven new cases in Goa

May 24, 2020
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Eleven people who travelled to Goa in the Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express train on Saturday, have tested positive forcoronavirus, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 66, officials said on Sunday. With this, the number of active cases in the coastal state has gone up to 50, they said, adding | Read more|

COVID-19: RML hospital dean tests positive

May 24, 2020
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The Dean of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here has tested positive for coronavirus infection. Dr Rajeev Sood, who is looking after the management of COVID-19 manpower at the hospital, tested positive for the infection on Saturday. | Read more|

Record 6,767 new COVID-19 cases in India

May 24, 2020
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In India COVID-19 cases saw the biggest spike for the third consecutive day on Sunday with 6,767 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 1,31,868, while the death toll due to the disease rose to 3,867 after 147 more fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption

May 24, 2020
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The corruption trial of Benjamin Netanyahu opens on Sunday in a Jerusalem court, where he will become the first serving Israeli prime minister to face criminal prosecution, in a case he calls a political witch-hunt. Netanyahu is required to appear for the session in Jerusalem District Court, a week after he was sworn i | Read more|

In West Bengal Amphan toll rises to 85

May 23, 2020
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The death toll due to Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal has risen to 85, as angry Kolkatans resorted to protest and road blockades in various parts of the city over the administration's failure to restore normalcy even after three days. | Read more|

In India record jump in COVID-19 cases

May 23, 2020
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The COVID-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the second consecutive day on Saturday with 6,654 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to over 1.25 lakh, while the toll rose to 3,720 after 137 more deaths, the Union Health Ministry said | Read more|

U.S. accuses China of blocking U.S. flights

May 23, 2020
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The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government. | Read more|

COVID-19: Maharashtra fixes price cap on Private Hospitals

May 22, 2020
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The Maharashtra government has come out with three slabs on per day charges on treatment of COVID-19 patients in private and charitable hospitals and also decided to regulate rates for 80 per cent of the operational bed capacity in these medical facilities. | Read more|

US accuses China of ‘aggression’ at India border

May 22, 2020
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The United States accused China of employing border clashes with India to try to shift the status quo, and encouraged New Delhi to resist. As per news report of Gulf News, Alice Wells, the top US diplomat for South Asia, drew parallels between the growing skirmishes in the Himalayas and Beijing’s years of increasing | Read more|

In India Covid-19 death toll climbs to 3,583

May 22, 2020
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In India the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,583, while the number of cases climbed to 1,18,447, registering an increase of 148 deaths and 6,088 cases since Thursday 8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

PIA Airbus flying Lahore-Karachi crashes

May 22, 2020
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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft has crashed in a residential area near Karachi airport. PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar confirmed the crash and added that the flight, A-320, was carrying 99 people on board, including cabin crew, and was flying from Lahore to Karachi. | Read more|

Iran applauds weapons supply to Palestinians

May 22, 2020
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Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a “tumor” to be eliminated and hailed Tehran’s supply of arms to Palestinians, drawing swift condemnation from the United States and the European Union. | Read more|

Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki emerges as COVID-19 hotspot

May 21, 2020
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Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district has emerged as the new COVID-19 hotspot as 95 new cases of the virus were reported in a single day, half of them migrant workers returning from other states. District Magistrate, Barabanki, Aadarsh Kumar, said on Wednesday that of the 245 samples sent for testing on May 15-16, 95 have | Read more|

Apple & Google offer software for pandemic apps

May 21, 2020
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Apple and Google released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several US states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to det | Read more|

Govt issues guidelines for domestic flight

May 21, 2020
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The Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday issued detailed guidelines for airlines, airports, passengers and other stakeholders. The ministry said it will prescribe lower and upper limit on air fares and airlines will have to adhere to it "during the period of COVID-19 pandemic". | Read more|

Record highest ever daily increase in global Covid-19 cases

May 21, 2020
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded more than 100,000 new coronavirus infections in the space of 24 hours - a new global high. The spread of the infection has continued to grow at a global level - with two thirds of new cases being recorded in four countries - according to the WHO. | Read more|

Wuhan imposes BAN on wildlife trade

May 21, 2020
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The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the deadly coronavirus was first detected, has imposed a strict ban on wildlife trade. Despite the lack of proof, a local animal market has been widely regarded as the source of the outbreak. The wildlife trade ban will be in place for five years, according to a document published by Wu | Read more|

Australia opens up domestic life

May 20, 2020
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Australian officials announced a raft of plans on Wednesday to speed up the resumption of public life to boost the ailing economy amid a diplomatic spat with major trading partner China. | Read more|

Intra-state bus services resume in Punjab

May 20, 2020
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Public bus services resumed in Punjab on Wednesday almost two months after their suspension in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Buses of the state-owned Punjab Roadways and Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) plied on select routes in non-containment zones within the state, officials said. | Read more|

Foreign Investors pulled out over $16b from India

May 20, 2020
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Amidst global economic recession due to coronavirus, foreign investors have pulled out an estimated $26 billion from developing Asian economies and over $16 billion out of India, a latest Congressional report has said. | Read more|

U.S. tells Gulf mariners to stay clear of its warships

May 20, 2020
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In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters (yards) away from U.S. warships or risk being “interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures.” | Read more|

In Russia Covid-19 cases reaches to 3Lac

May 19, 2020
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Russia said on Tuesday that 9,263 new cases of the novel coronavirus had been reported in the last 24 hours, pushing its nationwide tally to 299,941. The daily rise in cases was below 10,000, a threshold that it has been above for much of May, for the fourth day in a row. | Read more|

Trump warns permanent freeze of funding to WHO

May 19, 2020
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United States President Donald Trump has warned the WHO that he would reconsider America's membership in the UN health body and "permanently freeze" the funding to it if it does not demonstrate its "independence" from China in the next 30 days. | Read more|

In India COVID-19 cases reach 1,01,139

May 19, 2020
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In India the number of coronavirus cases crossed the one lakh mark in the country on Tuesday, while the death toll due to the infection touched 3,163, according to the Union Health Ministry. A total of 134 deaths and 4,970 COVID-19 cases were reported in the country in the past 24 hours since 8 pm on Monday, it said | Read more|

Trump taking Hydroxychloroquine daily

May 19, 2020
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U.S. President Donald Trump, in a surprise announcement, said on Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the coronavirus despite medical warnings about the use of the malaria drug."I'm taking hydroxychloroquine," Trump told reporters. "I've been taking it for the last week and a half. A | Read more|