Tag: lockdown

Some countries are already bracing for a second wave of coronavirus infections

While the full havoc of this global bout of coronavirus contagion is yet to play out in its entirety, some countries have already begun preparing...

World Bank India: Covid fight is a balancing act for world’s economies: World Bank India Chief

The Coronavirus pandemic is having a strong impact on the global economy. Questions are rife about the possible economic and financial fallout of asking a...

Spanish flu: An unwanted shipment: The Indian experience of the 1918 Spanish flu

By Amit Kapoor The Indian experience of the deadly Spanish flu of 1918 shows how pandemics interact with social divide across communities. A ship carrying...

Indian companies revisiting employee-wellness strategies amid Covid-19 outbreak

By Lijee Philip Indian companies are rethinking their employee-wellness strategies and customising programs to accommodate the tectonic change in people’s habits after a prolonged phase...

coronavirus impact on smartphone industry: Indian smartphone industry may take $2 bn hit from coronavirus: Counterpoint Research

New Delhi: Smartphone industry in India could take a USD 2 billion hit on account of the coronavirus pandemic as shipments declined significantly in the...

Lockdown effect: Restaurants, cinemas & retailers at malls seek zero rentals till May

New Delhi | Kolkata: India’s largest restaurant chains, retailers and multiplexes including McDonald’s, Jubilant FoodWorks-operated Domino’s Pizza, Speciality Restaurants, Reliance Retail, Future Group, Spencer’s Retail...

covid-19 lockdown: Need to ease lockdown in a staggered way: PM Narendra Modi to CMs

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a “staggered re-emergence” from the Covid-19 lockdown that’s scheduled to end on April 14. Ahead of a...

Nations without BCG vaccination saw higher cases of Covid-19: Study

New Delhi: Countries that do not have a BCG vaccination policy saw ten times greater incidence of and mortality from Covid-19, compared with those who...

FIEO: Exporters seek nod to restart ops with 50% staff, essential tag

New Delhi: Exporters have sought that they be allowed to restart operations with 50% staff, in order to help pay wages, prevent migrant labourers from...

India may go for ‘staggered’ exit post 21-day Covid lockdown, PM asks states to come up with a plan

Pitching for efforts on a war footing to identify and isolate COVID-19 hotspots, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hinted at a “staggered” exit from...

Roundup: Unfolding cluster case gives India the chills

India today invoked a never-used WTO peace clause to raise the subsidy ceiling for rice farmers for the marketing year 2018-2019. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 casualty...

bharti airtel: Airtel advanced investments to boost network capacity amid data surge: Gopal Vittal

Kolkata: Bharti Airtel chief executive Gopal Vittal said the telco has advanced investments and is boosting network capacity to tackle the upsurge in data consumption...

Wadala housing complex under complete lockdown as foreign returnee resident found COVID-19 positive

One of the largest co-operative housing societies in Mumbai, Dosti Acres in Wadala on Wednesday went into a complete lockdown as a “containment zone” after...