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Traffic Crawls As Ghaziabad-Delhi Border Shuts

April 21, 2020
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A huge traffic jam snaked across the main highway between Delhi and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh for several hours this morning after the border between the two states was sealed. The situation did not improve as the day progressed. | Read more|

States told not to use rapid test kits

April 21, 2020
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As per news report of Hindustan Times, States advised not to use rapid testing kits for two days. A lot of variations, kits will be tested and validated by on-ground teams and we will give advisory in the next 2 days: R Gangakhedkar, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) | Read more|

High-risk people not issued travel e-pass ensures Aarogya Setu integration

April 21, 2020
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In the first integration between the Central government’s Aarogya Setu mobile app and e-passes, the programme has checked 10,000 travel passes with its self-assessment and positive case data to make sure positive and high-risk people are not issued a pass, the application’s technology developers told The Indian Exp | Read more|

Kim Jong Un in treatment after cardiovascular surgery

April 21, 2020
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is receiving treatment after cardiovascular surgery earlier this month, a South Korean media report said, as speculation mounts over the state of Kim's health following his absence from a key anniversary event. | Read more|

Lockdown 'cleans up' river Ganga

April 21, 2020
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As per news report of BBC, the Ganges is one India's holiest and also most-polluted rivers. Millions live on its banks across several states. It's widely considered as a lifeline for many Indians. | Read more|

Coronavirus: Cases Doubling Rate Slows To 7.5

April 20, 2020
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The doubling rate of Coronavirus cases has slowed down, the government said today – going from 3.4 days before lockdown to 7.5 days. "Based on the last seven days, India's doubling rate has improved to 7.5%," senior health ministry official Lav Agarwal told the media today. | Read more|

MHA objects to Kerala government ‘diluting’ lockdown restrictions

April 20, 2020
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The Ministry of Home Affairs in the letter to the Kerala government today said the decision to reopen restaurants and book shops is in clear violation of the lockdown measures issued by the home ministry and violation of its April 15 order issued under the Disaster Management Act 2005. | Read more|

Woman in Ghaziabad tests positive for Covid-19 after giving birth

April 19, 2020
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In Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh, a 25-year-old woman who gave birth to a boy at a private hospital in Nandgram on Thursday tested positive for Covid-19 a day later. The baby has also been tested for the novel coronavirus infection and the report is awaited. Both of them have been shifted to an isolation ward. | Read more|

Goa minister confirms state is officially 'Covid-19' free

April 19, 2020
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India recorded 507 deaths due to coronavirus, according to the data published on the health ministry website. The total number of Covid-19 infected people rose to 15,712 in the country, with 12,974 out of them being active cases, and 2,230 being cured or discharged. | Read more|

No Inter-State Travel For Migrant Workers: Centre

April 19, 2020
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As per news report of NDTV, No inter-state travel of migrant workers must be allowed after the centre implements its decision to open some economic activities in non-hotspot areas from tomorrow, the Union Home Ministry said in its advisory to the states on Sunday. It also said the workers stranded in relief camps becau | Read more|

ICMR reports a huge spike in infections

April 19, 2020
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In a major spike in COVID-19 cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research reported that a total of 16,365 individuals have now been confirmed positive in the country. On Saturday till 9 p.m., 2,154 persons (the highest in a single day) were found positive for SARS-CoV-2. | Read more|

21 Navy Sailors In Mumbai Test COVID-19 +ve

April 18, 2020
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In Mumbai 21 sailors of the Indian Navy have been tested positive for coronavirus. The sailors have been quarantined at a naval hospital in the city. This is the first set of coronavirus or COVID-19 cases being reported in the navy. A massive operation to trace people who may have come in contact with the sailors is on | Read more|

RBI cuts reverse repo rate by 25 basis points

April 17, 2020
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The Reserve Bank of India has announced several steps in a move to ease financial stress and to maintain adequate liquidity in the system. This include targeted long term repo operations and providing special refinance to financial institutions like NABARD, SIDBI and National Housing Bank. | Read more|

Covid-19: Google blocking 18m scam emails every day

April 17, 2020
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Scammers are sending 18 million hoax emails about Covid-19 to Gmail users every day, according to Google. The tech giant says the pandemic has led to an explosion of phishing attacks in which criminals try to trick users into revealing personal data. | Read more|

Covid-19 outbreak: RBI monitoring situation

April 17, 2020
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India’s coronavirus cases have risen to 13,387 including 437 deaths, according to the health ministry figures released on Friday morning. In another development, the consignment of Rapid Testing Kits, finally arrived from China, to be used to test coronavirus disease in areas with no or few cases. | Read more|

Tablighi Jamaat chief with culpable homicide after coronavirus surge

April 17, 2020
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As per news report of Reuters, the headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat group in a cramped corner of New Delhi were sealed and thousands of followers, including some from Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh, were taken into quarantine after it emerged they had attended meetings there in mid-March. | Read more|

Coronavirus testing ramped up, 5 lakh kits arrive from China

April 17, 2020
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The first consignment of 5 lakh rapid COVID-19 testing kits has arrived from China. With four days to go for conditional easing of restrictions in specific areas, testing has been stepped up across the India, the number of samples tested in the last 24 hours crossed 30,000 for the first time on Thursday. | Read more|

In India, Government offices to reopen with senior staff from April 20

April 15, 2020
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In India, all central ministries and departments and their subordinate offices will start functioning from April 20 with 100 per cent attendance of officials in the rank of Deputy Secretary and above, while 33 per cent of the rest of the staff are to be present in the offices, as per new norms of relaxation of Covid-19 | Read more|

Some Industries in Rural Areas, E-Commerce can start on April 20

April 15, 2020
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As per news report of NDTV, some industries in rural areas, e-commerce, IT and farming will be allowed after April 20, the government said today in new guidelines a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide coronavirus lockdown till May 3 and said restrictions would be relaxed after a week in the l | Read more|

US to halt funding to WHO, says Trump

April 15, 2020
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United states President Donald Trump says he has instructed his administration to halt funding to the World Health Organization. He said the WHO had "failed in its basic duty" in its response to the coronavirus outbreak. | Read more|