Tag: corona

Scientist finds early virus sequences that had been mysteriously deleted

About a year ago, genetic sequences from more than 200 virus samples from early cases of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, disappeared from an online scientific...

Covid taught us to value people and things we usually take for granted: PM Modi | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi told students not to fear exams while urging that one should not create pressure around students. Going beyond exam,...

2020 – You were a terrible year but a great teacher

To say it right up front: Today may be January 7, 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic still reigns unabated. For the most part, we humans...

Corona: Do we really want to go back to our pre-pandemic lives?

2020 was a disaster year in many ways. On the way back to some form of normalcy, however, we shouldn’t in my opinion, try to...

EPFO settles 94.4 lakh claims, disburses over ₹35,000 cr during Apr-Aug 2020

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has been able to settle 94.41 lakh claims thereby disbursing about ₹35,445 crore to its...

Top 10 Most in-demand work after the Lock Down is over

The Covid-19 virus outbreak has done a lot of damage to humans. Millions of people had lost their job due to the pandemic and it...

It’s not easy buying covid health policies online

About 30 insurers started offering the regulator-mandated standard covid-19 health insurance product—Corona Kavach—from 10 July onwards. Select insurers are also offering the standard benefit-based policy,...

ATMs get covid-ready, set to go contactless soon

Some banks are realizing that the only true way to reassure people in this environment, apart from taking sanitizing measures, is to eliminate the need...

How work from home policy will hit REITs

Apart from the lockdown-related market correction, the fall in the value of REITs can be attributed to concerns over the demand for office space as...

Indian IT firms cash in on back-to-work solutions

PUNE | MUMBAI: Indian tech companies which deployed unique solutions to return to work securely amid the viral pandemic are now offering those tools to...

Uninsured PPE kits add to hospital bills

Mumbai: Hospitalizations in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, even if a patient has not contracted the virus, may add thousands of rupees in out-of-pocket...

RBI extends moratorium on credit card dues to 31 August: Five things to know

New Delhi: In a major relief to borrowers, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday extended the moratorium period for the repayment of loans...

Workers at Azadpur Mandi living under constant fear of contracting Covid-19

Suresh, who runs a shop in Azadpur fruit and vegetable market, often keeps staring into space. He is still unable to digest the fact that...

coronavirus in mp: Madhya Pradesh to give relaxations for economic activity post-lockdown

NEW DELHI: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said economic activity will begin in green, orange and red zones his state with requisite...

Invisible virus, invisible fear: How to navigate the unseen?

Back in the early 20th century, the baseball pitcher Walter Johnson confounded opposing batters by throwing the fastest fastball they’d ever seen. “You can’t hit...

Can coronavirus crisis change Indian science for good?

Covid-19 has brought India to a halt. But for Anita Gupta, it has kicked off a frenetic race against time. For the bureaucrat — the...

Hope and ‘khaki’ helped me defeat coronavirus: Delhi policeman after returning home

New Delhi: He remained hopeful in the midst of all the obstacles and thought of the ‘khaki’ he had worn all his adult life. The...

Health ministry: Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 392; cases climb to 11,933: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 392 with 39 fatalities reported since Tuesday evening, while the number of cases...

asymptomatic coronavirus cases: China sees rise in asymptomatic coronavirus cases

BEIJING: Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases also surged,...

Covid-19 lockdown on storage vaults presents problems for gold ETFs

A surge in inflows coupled with Covid-19 related disruption in gold vaults may force India’s Gold Funds and ETFs to temporarily halt further money from...