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Blood crisis in India amid COVID-19 outbreak | Ghanti Bajao
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Blood crisis in India amid COVID-19 outbreak | Ghanti Bajao

Updated : 01 Jun 2020 11:45 PM (IST) The lockdown deepens the blood crisis at the IMA and BHU Blood Bank. The condition is that the reserve stock here is now becoming empty. Now blood donation has also decreased in lockdown. At present, the whole country and the world is struggling with the devastation of the Corona epidemic. Source link
Alert! IIT Final Year Students May Opt For ‘Early Graduation’; Check Details
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Alert! IIT Final Year Students May Opt For ‘Early Graduation’; Check Details

IIT Delhi laid down a policy offering early graduation for the graduating batch so that the future plans of students do not further get impacted due to the lockdown. By : ABP News Bureau | 01 Jun 2020 11:40 PM (IST) In the backdrop of Coronavirus, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Monday offered the final year students with option of 'early graduation'. In an official notice issued to the students, the institute laid down a policy offering early graduation for the graduating batch so that the future plans of students do not further get impacted due to the lockdown.The circular, approved by the IIT Senate, stated that "we can not lead a choiceless life. Everyday, every mom...
US: Trump was taken in the bunker amid violent demonstrations | Ghanti Bajao
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US: Trump was taken in the bunker amid violent demonstrations | Ghanti Bajao

Updated : 01 Jun 2020 11:32 PM (IST) The United States has reached the White House for violent protests against the assassination of George Floyd. President Donald Trump was briefly taken to an underground bunker in Washington DC after protesters gathered outside the White House on Friday night. The US president has been widely criticized over protests across the country since the video of Floyd's death went viral on social media. Trump has not even addressed the nation since the protest Source link
Health Ministry Assures ‘India’s Recovery Rate Improving, Fatality Rate Declining’
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Health Ministry Assures ‘India’s Recovery Rate Improving, Fatality Rate Declining’

Union Health Ministry said that death rate in India is declining due to "continued focus on surveillance, timely case identification and clinical management of the cases." By : ABP News Bureau | 01 Jun 2020 11:31 PM (IST) Though India approaches the 2,00,000 mark in the number of coronavirus cases, Health Ministry of India on Monday said that recovery rate has been improving and stands at 48.19 per cent now, whereas the rate of fatality has seen a steady decline to reach 2.83 per cent.The Health Ministry said that at present, there are nearly 93,322 active cases under the active medical supervision while 91,818 patients have been recovered and discharged from the hospital. Of these, at l...
US: Demonstration over George Floyd’s death | Master Stroke
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US: Demonstration over George Floyd’s death | Master Stroke

Updated : 01 Jun 2020 11:31 PM (IST) After the death of George Floyd in the US, there has been a continuous protest for the last six days. On Sunday, a large number of protesters gathered in front of the White House. A violent clash broke out between the police and the protesters when the police started using tear gas shells. These protesters gathered in front of the White House and waved banners and posters and raised slogans. Source link
Bombay HC seeks govt response on relief package plea
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Bombay HC seeks govt response on relief package plea

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 2, 2020 4:54:49 am The plea also sought directions to the state education department to introduce a special task force for setting up a plan of action for e-learning to benefit lakhs of students across the state during the lockdown. The Bombay High Court has directed the state government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to file their replies to a plea filed by BJP MLA Ashish Shelar, seeking various reliefs including urgent financial package for farmers and daily wage workers and special task force for e-learning of school students across sta...
US Secretary of State accuses China of posing threats to other countries | Master Stroke Full
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US Secretary of State accuses China of posing threats to other countries | Master Stroke Full

Updated : 01 Jun 2020 11:24 PM (IST) Pompeo said that if they see the danger, they have been trying for a long time for what is happening along the border with India. Regarding advancing the army by the Chinese Communist Party, he said that the threat is real.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that China is using its 'strategic position' to its advantage at the ground level and posing a threat to others. He has been doing similar activities on his border with India for a long time.  Source link
Maharashtra: Marathi compulsory in all schools till Class X
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Maharashtra: Marathi compulsory in all schools till Class X

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 2, 2020 4:51:58 am “School education department has taken the decision to make Marathi compulsory in state schools across all mediums, and run by all boards from academic year 2020-21,” Minister Varsha Gaikwad tweeted on Monday. The state school education department on Monday announced the implementation of Marathi as a compulsory subject till Class X in all schools, including those affiliated to CBSE, ICSE, IB and IGCSE boards. The rule will be implemented in phases, involving two classes each year. For the 2020-21 academic year, students of classes I and VI will be mandated ...
Mumbai: Nurses demand better facilities
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Mumbai: Nurses demand better facilities

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 2, 2020 4:45:00 am Jan Swasthaya Abhiyan also raised the issue of poor access to food and water. It also highlighted poor facilities in quarantine centres due to shortage of housekeeping staff.(Representational) Demanding better quarantine facilities for Covid-19 nursing staff and PPEs for nurses working in non-Covid-19 facilities, an umbrella body of nursing associations has written to municipal commissioner I S Chahal. Jan Swasthya Abhiyan said that since the last two months nothing has changed in the working condition of nurses. In a letter to Chahal...
Sports headlines of the day
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Sports headlines of the day

Australian cricketers return to practice. Top cricketers including David Warner, Mitchell Starc and Steven Smith joined the training session in Sydney. Star batsman Steve Smith said that he is in good shape and ready to deliver.<br /><br />Kagiso Rabada, the South African fast bowler said that he wants to forget Source link
Delhi: Officials of Pak High Commission caught spying in India | Master Stroke
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Delhi: Officials of Pak High Commission caught spying in India | Master Stroke

Updated : 01 Jun 2020 11:09 PM (IST) Two employees of the New Delhi-based Pakistani High Commission have been caught spying against India. Their names are Abid Hussain and Tahir Khan. They both are accused of working for Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. Pakistan summoned a senior Indian diplomat on Monday to raise strong objections to India's decision to expel two officials from its High Commission in New Delhi on charges of espionage. Source link
Moody’s lowers India rating citing low growth prospects
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Moody’s lowers India rating citing low growth prospects

Written by Sunny Verma , Aanchal Magazine | New Delhi | Published: June 2, 2020 4:37:51 am Arun, a factory worker, walks with his family to board a bus from Ghaziabad to Kanpur on Saturday. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna) RATINGS AGENCY Moody’s Investors Service on Monday downgraded India’s sovereign (foreign currency and local currency long-term issuer) ratings by a notch from Baa2 to Baa3, the lowest rating in investment grade, and maintained a negative outlook it had assigned last year. In its statement, Moody’s said the action was taken in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, but was not driven by ...
Delhi govt eases curbs, but seals borders for a week
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Delhi govt eases curbs, but seals borders for a week

Written by Sourav Roy Barman , Mallica Joshi | New Delhi | Published: June 2, 2020 4:36:40 am At the Delhi-UP border in Noida. (Photo: Abhinav Saha) On the day the lockdown was eased further in Delhi, with markets allowed to open fully and the passenger cap lifted from cabs, autos and private vehicles, borders of the national capital were sealed for a week after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed apprehension that city hospitals may get swamped by people from other states in the absence of restrictions. The announcement, made through a webcast Monday, comes against the backdrop of a rise in coronavirus...
Only 5,600 health insurance claims — 3% of total Covid cases
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Only 5,600 health insurance claims — 3% of total Covid cases

Written by George Mathew , Sandeep Singh | New Delhi/mumbai | Updated: June 2, 2020 7:26:22 am The 5,600 claims, when viewed against the over 1.8 lakh Covid-19 cases, translates to just 3.1 per cent of the individuals who tested positive and had health insurance coverage. (Express photo by Prashant Nadkar) Covid-19 cases in the country have surged past the 1.8 lakh figure, but less than 10,000 people have so far utilised the health insurance scheme. According to numbers collated by insurance companies, only 5,600 claims have come to insurers for settlement involving a cumulative amount of Rs 70 crore — this ...
Delhi HC bail for riot accused: Prison for convicts, not to send any message
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Delhi HC bail for riot accused: Prison for convicts, not to send any message

Written by Anand Mohan J | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2020 8:38:31 am Firoz Khan, a truck driver from Old Mustafabad in Delhi, is accused of being part of a mob of 250-300 people that allegedly torched a confectionery shop. The Delhi High Court has granted bail to an accused in the Northeast Delhi riots, observing that “prison is primarily for punishing convicts, not for detaining undertrials in order to send any ‘message’ to society”. Firoz Khan, a truck driver from Old Mustafabad in Delhi, is accused of being part of a mob of 250-300 people that allegedly torched a confectionery shop. Khan’s lawyer Rebecca John a...
One in three small businesses close to winding up, says survey
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One in three small businesses close to winding up, says survey

Written by Aanchal Magazine | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2020 7:36:19 am The AIMO survey comprises 46,525 responses from MSMEs, self-employed, corporate CEOs and employees. It was conducted online between May 24 and May 30. AS UNLOCK 1 kicks in, more than a third of self-employed and small and medium businesses do not see any grounds for recovery and are on the verge of winding up, according to a survey by All India Manufacturers’ Association (AIMO) in partnership with nine other industry bodies. The AIMO survey comprises 46,525 responses from MSMEs, self-employed, corporate CEOs and employees. It was conducted onl...
Going swadeshi, CAPF canteen bans 1,000 products, then withdraws list
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Going swadeshi, CAPF canteen bans 1,000 products, then withdraws list

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2020 7:22:14 am Given its potential of sparking panic in the industry, the government withdrew the list of products annexed to the order. (Representational) Creating a flutter, the Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar, the canteen of the Central Armed Police Forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs, issued an order to delist — in effect, ban — the sale of over 1,000 “imported” products from June 1. The list of products annexed to the order — among the products delisted were those of companies such as Dabur India Ltd, Bajaj Electricals, VIP, HUL, Wipro, Bluestar, H...
Most-watched antiviral remdesivir cleared for use in ‘severe’ Covid cases
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Most-watched antiviral remdesivir cleared for use in ‘severe’ Covid cases

Written by Prabha Raghavan | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2020 7:24:12 am Remdesivir is one of the most closely watched drugs in the global clinical trials to find a cure for Covid-19. (Gilead Sciences via AP) India’s top drug regulatory body on Monday approved the use of the antiviral medication remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in adults and children hospitalised “with severe disease”, The Indian Express has learnt. Remdesivir is one of the most closely watched drugs in the global clinical trials to find a cure for Covid-19. The injectable medicine was approved by D...
Nanded gurdwaras now Covid Care Centres: ‘Most comfortable’
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Nanded gurdwaras now Covid Care Centres: ‘Most comfortable’

Written by Srinath Rao | Nanded | Updated: June 2, 2020 7:37:29 am Healthcare staff with those who were discharged from a Covid Care Centre in Nanded. (Express Photo by Srinath Rao) MAHARASHTRA’S NANDED popped up on the national Covid radar early last month when at least 1,263 of 4,218 pilgrims from Punjab, who were evacuated in buses from two gurdwaras in the district during the lockdown, went on to test positive. Today, officials say they had the medical infrastructure in place when the district recorded its own first Covid case on April 22 — but would not have been able to keep pace with the outbreak without help ...
Was the flu you had in December or January actually coronavirus? CDC has the answer  | The Times of India
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Was the flu you had in December or January actually coronavirus? CDC has the answer | The Times of India

Living with the coronavirus has become the new normal. It is hard not to listen or talk about it in everything we do, everywhere we go and everything we see. Even slightest of symptoms like cough, headache or even a sneeze is examined in a new light, knowing that COVID 19 could be the culprit - since its symptoms are similar to that of flu. And with the number of asymptomatic carriers being touted as higher than we ever expected, it makes us wonder if we have already 'caught and faught' the virus during the last bout of flu we suffered in late December or early January - as that was the time when coronavirus cases started coming to light. Source link