Recovery rate rises to 25.19%; doubling rate 11 days: Health Ministry

Recovery rate rises to 25.19%; doubling rate 11 days: Health Ministry

🕔17:47, 30.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 30 The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday that the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has increased to 25.19 per cent, while the doubling rate of positive coronavirus cases has gone up to 11

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RBI extends regulatory benefits under SLF-MF scheme to all banks

RBI extends regulatory benefits under SLF-MF scheme to all banks

🕔17:13, 30.Apr 2020

Mumbai, April 30  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday extended the regulatory benefits announced under the SLF-MF scheme to all banks, irrespective of whether they avail funding from the Central Bank or deploy their own resources. The RBI

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SpiceJet operates maiden Guangzhou-Delhi cargo flight, ferries medical supplies

SpiceJet operates maiden Guangzhou-Delhi cargo flight, ferries medical supplies

🕔17:12, 30.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 30  Air cargo operator SpiceJet on Thursday said that it has operated the maiden freighter flight carrying around 14 tons of critical medical essentials from Guangzhou, China, to Delhi. Accordingly, the aircraft reached Delhi late last night.

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Covid-19: Vistara to introduce temporary on-board SOPs

Covid-19: Vistara to introduce temporary on-board SOPs

🕔17:11, 30.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 30  Full-service carrier Vistara on Thursday said that it will introduce new temporary operating procedures to minimise touch points of human contact on board its flights upon resumption of services. The intended temporary changes to inflight products

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Oil prices surge, WTI up on early signs of demand recovery in US

Oil prices surge, WTI up on early signs of demand recovery in US

🕔17:10, 30.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 30  Oil prices surged on Thursday with the WTI crude rising around 14 per cent on indications that fuel demand in the US is starting to pick up and the supply glut in the world’s largest economy

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Rs 11.2 lakh crore package needed to resurrect economy post-lockdown

Rs 11.2 lakh crore package needed to resurrect economy post-lockdown

🕔17:09, 30.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 30  Government will need to pump prime the economy hit by COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns by putting in place a massive Rs 11.2 lakh crore ($150 billion) worth of economic package, Acuite Rating has said in

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Google purged 2.7 billion bad ads in 2019, COVID-19 fake ads next target

Google purged 2.7 billion bad ads in 2019, COVID-19 fake ads next target

🕔17:07, 30.Apr 2020

San Francisco, April 30  Google blocked and removed 2.7 billion bad ads ‘more than 5,000 bad ads per minute and suspended nearly 1 million advertiser accounts for policy violations, the company announced on Thursday. On the publisher side, Google terminated

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UAE Indian missions open e-registration for expats wanting to go home

UAE Indian missions open e-registration for expats wanting to go home

🕔17:06, 30.Apr 2020

Dubai, April 30  Indian missions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have opened e-registration for expats wishing to travel back home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported on Thursday. In a Wednesday nigh night tweet, the Indian Embassy in

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No mask, then no petrol or ration in Goa: Official

No mask, then no petrol or ration in Goa: Official

🕔17:05, 30.Apr 2020

Panaji, April 30  Soon, wearing a face mask would be made mandatory for purchasing petrol or rations in Goa, according to an action plan being worked out by the state government. The State Executive Committee of the Goa government, which

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Solar power can improve healthcare in rural India, say leaders

Solar power can improve healthcare in rural India, say leaders

🕔17:03, 30.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 30  Nearly 20 leaders from think tanks, research groups, renewable energy companies, sustainable development organisations and industry associations on Thursday said India’s weak healthcare infrastructure in rural areas are being exposed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Yogi prepares to bring back migrant workers to UP

Yogi prepares to bring back migrant workers to UP

🕔12:03, 30.Apr 2020

Lucknow, April 30  Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has started making preparations for the return of migrant workers to Uttar Pradesh after the Union Home Ministry allowed movement of interstate workers. According to the government spokesman, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on

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Afghan Parliament put under lockdown

Afghan Parliament put under lockdown

🕔12:02, 30.Apr 2020

Kabul, April 30  The two houses of the Afghan Parliament — the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) and the Meshrano Jirga (upper house) — have been put under a lockdown until the end of the nationwide restrictions imposed due to the

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We saw 2 years of digital transformation in 2 months: Satya Nadella

We saw 2 years of digital transformation in 2 months: Satya Nadella

🕔10:53, 30.Apr 2020

San Francesco, April 30  As COVID-19 impacts every aspect of work and life globally, Microsoft has seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in just two months of its third quarter (January-March period), according to CEO Satya Nadella. “From remote

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Microsoft reports $10.8 billion in profit, COVID-19 had ‘minimal net impact’

Microsoft reports $10.8 billion in profit, COVID-19 had ‘minimal net impact’

🕔10:52, 30.Apr 2020

San Francisco, April 30  Riding once again on its Azure Cloud business, Microsoft reported $35 billion in sales – up 15 per cent year-on-year – in its third quarter of 2020, with net income at $10.8 billion (up 22 per

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WH COVID-19 guidelines to fade out as states reopen economies: Trump

WH COVID-19 guidelines to fade out as states reopen economies: Trump

🕔10:50, 30.Apr 2020

Washington, April 30  US President Donald Trump said the White House coronavirus guidelines will be “fading out” as more states begin to reopen their economies despite concerns ove the ongoing pandemic. “They’ll be fading out, because now the governors are

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Jio partnership is to build similar products around the world: Zuckerberg

Jio partnership is to build similar products around the world: Zuckerberg

🕔10:49, 30.Apr 2020

San Francisco, April 30  Facebook’s over Rs 43,000 crore investment in Jio Platforms will help the social networking giant build similar products for the other key markets around the world, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook, which has long been

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India’s corona tally reaches 33,050; 1,074 die

India’s corona tally reaches 33,050; 1,074 die

🕔10:43, 30.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 30  The number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 33,050 as of Thursday morning. Out of this, 23,651 people are active cases, while 8,324 have been discharged from the hospitals, data released by the Union

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India visit reaffirmed commitment to strategic partnership: Trump

India visit reaffirmed commitment to strategic partnership: Trump

🕔10:42, 30.Apr 2020

New York, April 30  While declaring May as Asian American Heritage Month, US President Donald Trump recalled his visit to India as “a demonstration of our nation’s enduring friendship with one of the world’s largest and most diverse countries”. He

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Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67, Big B confirms the news on Twitter

Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67, Big B confirms the news on Twitter

🕔10:39, 30.Apr 2020

Mumbai, April 30  Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away, confirmed Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan on social media. “T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed!,” Amitabh tweeted on

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Many districts to get relaxation in new guidelines on May 4

Many districts to get relaxation in new guidelines on May 4

🕔10:25, 30.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 30  The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced that many districts will be given “considerable relaxation” in new lockdown guidelines to be issued on May 4 – a day after the end of lockdown

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