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As Migrants Return Home, Delhi Govt Issues SOP to Screen Those Leaving or Entering City

On a day the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Delhi breached the 5,000-mark, the Delhi government on Tuesday issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for screening of stranded people moving out of or entering the national capital from other states. Issued by the De..

ICMR Head’s Letter Says Launch of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 Vaccine ‘Latest by August 15’

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has set an ambitious launch date of August 15 for the public use of the Coronavirus vaccine being developed in partnership with Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech. “It is envisaged to launch the vaccine for pu..

India overtakes Brazil as country second-worst hit by COVID-19

India’s coronavirus infections surged past 4.2 million on Monday as it overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of cases. With 4,204,613 infections, India is nearly 70,000 cases ahead of Brazil, which will post its most recent numbers later on Monday. India, ..

Aarogya Setu Registration Will be Mandatory to Setup New Phone: Govt Sources

Registering on Aarogya Setu will be mandatory for all new smartphones before they can be set up and used, government sources told News18 earlier today. According to officials with knowledge of the matter, the government of India is making it mandatory for all n..

No public gatherings will be allowed in Uttar Pradesh till June 30: Yogi Adityanath

No public gatherings will be allowed in Uttar Pradesh till June 30, almost two months beyond the ongoing national lockdown which ends on 3 May, Chief Minist..

All States to Begin Covid Vaccine Dry Run on Jan 2, Review of Oxford, Bharat Biotech’s Shots Today

A dry run for vaccination will be conducted by all state and union territory administrations on January 2 to test the delivery systems required to inoculate millions of people starting January. The tests comes as the apex drug regulator on Thursday hinted that approval for a vaccine can..

Total Govt Liabilities Rise To Rs 101.3 Lakh Cr In First Quarter: Finance Ministry Report

Total liabilities of the government increased to Rs 101.3 lakh crore at end-June 2020 from Rs 94.6 lakh crore at end-March 2020, according to the latest data on..

International Flights: Now Indians Can Travel to Japan, UK, Canada And 10 Other Countries | Who is Allowed & Who is Not?

Though International flights in India will remain suspended till September 30, the country has established bilateral air bubble arrangements with 13 countries — Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Maldives, N..

Tablighi Event Led To Covid Spread Among "Many": Government To Parliament

A huge gathering of the Islamic sect Tablighi Jamaat in March in Delhi, despite orders issued by various authorities after the outbreak of coronavirus, "also" led to the spread of the virus..

Schools Reopen from Today: Here's a State-Wise List of Rules for Students, Parents and Teachers

After almost six-months, schools in some states will reopen their gates to students of Classes 9-12 with a long list of rules to be followed as per the Covid-19 protocol announced in Unlock 4 ..

Govt may allow companies with over 300 workers to fire staff without its nod

Companies having not less than 300 workers will soon be allowed to hire and fire workers without seeking prior government permission, with the labour ministry proposing changes to rules in a bill introduced in Lok Sabha on Saturday. The proposal, which was t..

Rules & regulations: Trai suggestions no free pass for OTTs, data privacy still concern

The recent recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India stating that over-the-top (OTT) players like Facebook, Viber, Telegram, etc, do not n..

Police arrested a local journalist alleging spying for China

Police in India’s capital city on Saturday said they had arrested a local freelance journalist on allegations he was passing “sensitive information” to Chinese intelligence officers. In a statement, the Delhi Police said 61-year-old Rajeev Sharma was arrested earlier this..

Bills of Agriculture Marketing Reforms will enhance farm income

On the background of COVID 19 , GOI has taken a series of measures to bring the paralysed economy due to lockdown on resilience mode through various policy decisions and economical packages. Being greenfield and largest employment generating sector, agriculture was boosted through various schemes a..

Covid-19: Single Day Recovery Surpasses Fresh Cases As Record 95,880 Recover

India's single-day recovery outstripped the number of new infections as nearly 96,000 people recuperated from the novel coronavirus, even as the total number of..

India's coronavirus cases rise to 5.2 million, with 96,424 new infections

India recorded 96,424 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 5.2 million, data from the federal health ministry showed on Friday. India has been posting the highe..

Consistent ‘nudges’ by PM Modi played crucial role in India’s Covid battle: Cambridge study

Prime Minister Narendra Modi motivated India’s billion-plus population to stay home during the nationwide lockdown despite high economic and social costs,..

Unemployment crisis: Over 60 lakh white collar professional jobs lost during May-August

India’s formal sector unemployment has been rising sharply ever since a strict lockdown was imposed in the country towards the end of March. The 20th wave of CMIE’s Consumer Pyramids Household Survey (CPHS) has now revealed that nearly..

Explained: The Agri Reform Bills That Led to Farmer Protests in 3 States, Oppn Walkout & a Shock Resignation

Amid walkout by opposition parties and the resignation of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal as the Union minister, the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed two key bills pertaining to the agricultur..

TikTok’s Deal With Oracle Will Not Avert India Ban On The App: Report

It recently came to light that Oracle won the bidding for the U.S. operations of TikTok, beating out Microsoft in a deal. However, this partnership will not have any impact on the TikTok ban in India..