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Corona Cases Surge: ‘Majboori’ Of CM Uddhav Thackeray To Impose Lockdown In Maharashtra
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Corona Cases Surge: ‘Majboori’ Of CM Uddhav Thackeray To Impose Lockdown In Maharashtra

Even as the Maharashtra Government extended lockdown in Amravati and Achalpur till March 8 in the aftermath of spike in coronavirus cases, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray showed disinterest in imposing another lockdown in the state but warned "helplessness is also something". “I do not want to impose it but 'majboori' (helplessness) is also something,” he told the media in Mumbai.READ: Here's What PM Modi Said To The Nurse Who Gave Him Covid Vaccine ShotUrging all to follow the guidelines with regard to the novel coronavirus pandemic properly, Thackeray assured people he is continuously monitoring the situation in Maharashtra.The Chief Minister’s remarks comes after several cities in Maharashtra, over the last few days have been witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases.In an endeavor to cur...
COVID Scare Grips India: Gujarat Guards Up Check Posts At Maharashtra & MP; Month-Long Curfew In Jodhpur
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COVID Scare Grips India: Gujarat Guards Up Check Posts At Maharashtra & MP; Month-Long Curfew In Jodhpur

After months of improvement in the situation, the sudden spike in the number of Coronavirus cases in several areas has become a cause of concern for several states inclduing Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Rajasthan. As stated by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW),  states like Kerala and Maharashtra are worst hit with 74 per cent of the active Covid-19 cases at present. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Jammu in Kashmir o the other hand continue to witness a daily spike in coronavirus infections. Here's how states are tackling the COVID-19 surge:Gujarat: As per the latest figures available, as many as 315 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours in Gujarat. The death toll rose to 4,406 while the total number of infections in the stat...
Video | Technical Glitch Hampers Inoculation Drive Of 2nd Dose Of Covid Vaccine In Maharashtra
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Video | Technical Glitch Hampers Inoculation Drive Of 2nd Dose Of Covid Vaccine In Maharashtra

As Maharashtra is witnessing a high number of COVID-19 cases, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has warned of another lockdown in the state capital. He said if people don't wear masks or don't follow social distancing rules, Mumbai may be headed towards a lockdown. Meanwhile, a technical glitch has hampered the second dose vaccination drive in the state. Source link
australian open 2021:  Coronavirus, complaints and lockdown: the chaotic Australian Open | Tennis News – Times of India
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australian open 2021: Coronavirus, complaints and lockdown: the chaotic Australian Open | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: The Australian Open endured a rocky build-up during the coronavirus pandemic and was hit again on Friday as Victoria state ordered a five-day lockdown from Saturday over a new cluster in Melbourne. Here's a look at the major problems faced by the year's opening Grand Slam: Melbourne became the epicentre of the country's "second wave" after security bungles at quarantine hotels for international returnees sparked a major outbreak last July, with new daily cases rising above 700 in August. The city's five million residents were placed in lockdown for nearly four months under onerous restrictions. It forced major sports such as Australian Rules football and rugby league to relocate away from Melbourne. But tennis boss Craig Tiley remained adamant the Australian Open would go ahe...
Australia’s Victoria state imposes five-day Covid-19 lockdown – Times of India
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Australia’s Victoria state imposes five-day Covid-19 lockdown – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia's second-most populous state of Victoria will be placed under a five-day lockdown until Wednesday, state Premier Daniel Andrews said on Friday, after a cluster linked to a quarantine hotel in Melbourne reached 13 cases. "Because this is so infectious and is moving so fast, we need a circuit breaker," Andrews told reporters in Melbourne. Residents must stay home, except for essential work, healthcare, grocery shopping or exercise and masks must be worn everywhere, Andrews said. Source link
Covid-19: Pride and caution in Wuhan on lockdown anniversary – Times of India
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Covid-19: Pride and caution in Wuhan on lockdown anniversary – Times of India

WUHAN: Exactly one year after it thrust the word "lockdown" into the global conversation, Wuhan passed the anniversary with a mix of pride at emerging from Covid-19's grip and caution over a possible relapse. A year ago Saturday, Wuhan shocked the world by confining its 11 million anxious citizens to their homes, beginning a traumatic 76-day lockdown that underscored the growing threat of a mysterious pathogen emanating from the city. At 10 am that day, public transport was shut down and exiting the city was banned without special permission. An eery silence descended. One by one, adjacent areas in hard-hit Hubei province quickly followed suit, as did governments worldwide as the coronavirus went global. But while the world's pandemic struggles continue, Wuhan today is nothing like the ...
Yogi Adityanath mocks opposition leaders, says they are still in ‘quarantine’ | India News – Times of India
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Yogi Adityanath mocks opposition leaders, says they are still in ‘quarantine’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday mocked the opposition leaders and said they were still in a state of “quarantine”, several months after lockdown was imposed in India in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Yogi Adityanath made these remarks in view of the accusations that the opposition leaders are more active on social media than on the ground. Addressing a meeting of the intellectuals (‘Prabuddhjan Sammelan’) organised by the BJP's Lucknow unit at Indira Gandhi Pratisthaanin, Adityanath alleged that the workers of the opposition parties got isolated as their leaders did not show up. "The first case of Covid-19 in UP was detected in the first week of March. Almost ten-and-half months have passed. Leaders of many parties are still in quarantine and not moving...
Boris Johnson: Too early to say when Covid lockdown will end, UK PM Johnson says | World News – Times of India
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Boris Johnson: Too early to say when Covid lockdown will end, UK PM Johnson says | World News – Times of India

LONDON: It is too early to say when the national coronavirus lockdown in England will end, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, as daily deaths from Covid-19 reach new highs and hospitals become increasingly stretched. Britain posted a fresh record in daily deaths on Wednesday for the second day running, figures Johnson has called "appalling". A prevalence survey, known as REACT-1, suggested infections had not fallen in the first days of lockdown, though the government has said that the impact of national restrictions introduced on Jan. 5 was not yet reflected in the numbers. "I think it's too early to say when we'll be able to lift some of some of the restrictions," Johnson told broadcasters. "What we're seeing in the ONS data, in the REACT survey, we're seeing the co...
Banks red-flag: Loans to street vendors in pandemic turning NPAs
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Banks red-flag: Loans to street vendors in pandemic turning NPAs

After being nudged by municipalities to step up loan disbursements under the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) programme, banks are writing back to report that many of these collateral-free loans are turning into non-performing assets (NPAs). Some banks are asking local authorities — who pushed for these loans — to help recover them. Launched in June to help vendors amid the pandemic, the PM SVANidhi scheme is a micro-credit facility that provides street vendors a collateral-free loan of Rs 10,000 at concessional rates of an estimated 7.25%. On timely or early repayment of the loan, an interest subsidy at 7% per annum is credited to the bank accounts of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer on a six-monthly basis. Despite this interest subvention – ...
Did ‘Venom’ star Tom Hardy break lockdown rules by stepping out for a workout session? Find out – Times of India
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Did ‘Venom’ star Tom Hardy break lockdown rules by stepping out for a workout session? Find out – Times of India

Due to a new variant of COVID-19 virus, the UK government has implemented another lockdown in the country. While gyms have been asked to remain close, 'Venom' star Tom Hardy was reportedly spotted coming out of a martial arts school dressed in athleisure. The report also suggested that the 43-year-old actor was dressed in his workout outfit and was even carrying his workout gear, as on-lookers spotted him walking towards his vehicle. Furthermore, the portal even shared Hardy's statement clarifying that the studio is being refurbished and he has been busy working on a mural with an artist. Meanwhile, Hardy's upcoming film 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' which was scheduled to hit the big screens in October last year, had been pushed to 25th June this year due to the pandemic. The sequ...
Delhi govt wants free vaccination for everyone
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Delhi govt wants free vaccination for everyone

The roll-out of Covid-19 vaccine will give priority to the healthcare and frontline workers who are estimated to be around 3 crore, followed by those above 50 years of age and the under-50 population groups with comorbidities numbering around 27 crore. AAP spokesperson Gaurav Bhardwaj has demanded that COVID Source link
Nothing like ghar ka khana to stay fit, says Soundarya
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Nothing like ghar ka khana to stay fit, says Soundarya

When you scroll through Soundarya Sharma’s Instagram page, it is awash with feel-good vibes and fitness tips, and this fitness enthusiast is shaping a community with her relentless positivity and unapologetic sass. Stuck in Los Angeles, USA, for months due to the pandemic, the actor says it was a one-of-a-kind experience. “I missed my family, but I grew as a person, became a brave woman fighting emotional and mental turmoil. I feel I’m a different person altogether,” she says with a proud smile, as she tells us how her fitness goals are surging. Staying abroad, Sharma shares, gave her time to do things she could never do back home. “I hiked for 10 miles a day to channelise my energy. Since there were no gyms, I found fitness lying in the lap of nature. I never imagined I c...
Maharashtra medical colleges and hospitals to hire private firms to provide class IV workforce
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Maharashtra medical colleges and hospitals to hire private firms to provide class IV workforce

The medical education and drugs department is set to do away with fresh appointments of class IV workers such as helpers and ward boys across all state medical colleges and attached hospitals. From now, private companies will be hired to provide contractual workers in state-run hospitals. The department plans to outsource 1,500 class IV workers. The privatisation move follows the state government’s inability to recruit fresh candidates for several years amid many employees retiring. In medical colleges where the number of vacant posts are more than the existing employees, private companies will be roped in to provide manpower. Dean in each hospital can decide which ward or department to hand over to private workforce. In five new proposed medical colleges in Nandurbar, Bara...
German unemployment unexpectedly fell during December lockdown
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German unemployment unexpectedly fell during December lockdown

German joblessness unexpectedly declined in December, though companies were heavily dependent on government subsidies to keep workers employed through the latest lockdowns.A decrease of 37,000 left the total number of unemployed people at 2.776 million and the rate unchanged at 6.1%, according to the Federal Labor Agency. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected a gain of 10,000.At the same time, applications for state wage support increased, according to labor agency chief Detlef Scheele. Some 2 million workers benefited from the government’s furlough program in November, according to the latest estimates by the Ifo Institute -- a number that is likely to rise.The country has been in a hard lockdown since the middle of last month, with most retail stores, restaurants...
India confirms 29 cases of new strain of coronavirus
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India confirms 29 cases of new strain of coronavirus

As per the latest update, the cases of the New Strain of the deadly coronavirus has reached 29. The new strain of COVID-19 was first found in Britain post which it spread to other countries as well. Today, 4 new cases have been reported here in India. <br /><br />Meanwhile, Source link
Tourists gather in Goa ahead of New Year’s eve
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Tourists gather in Goa ahead of New Year’s eve

A large number of tourists were seen in Goa ahead of the new year celebrations.“Tourists started coming here to celebrate and enjoy. Goa is a gift from God as it is filled with natural beauty and people come here to enjoy it. They are enjoying with following all the Covid-19 precautions,” Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar told ANI on Wednesday.“It is good that the tourists are coming in the state as it will help businesses in Goa,” he added.“We are here for the first time and visited many places. There are still many exciting places left to visit. We are completely enjoying the beaches of Goa,” Ashwani, a tourist said.“We have been locked in our homes due to the lockdown and coronavirus pandemic, but now to release the Covid-19 tension we come here for New Year celebratio...
Alvida 2020 CAA protest Coronavirus Lockdown cyclone rain flood prominent personalities dies – अलविदा 2020 : इस साल की कड़वी यादों की झलक वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर
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Alvida 2020 CAA protest Coronavirus Lockdown cyclone rain flood prominent personalities dies – अलविदा 2020 : इस साल की कड़वी यादों की झलक वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

साल 2020 के खत्म होने में महज कुछ घंटे बाकी रह गए हैं. इस साल की तमाम कड़वीं यादें भुलाए नहीं भूल सकते. जनवरी में जहां CAA के खिलाफ शाहीन बाग में धरना चल रहा था, तो वहीं 30 जनवरी को भारत में पहला कोरोनावायरस का केस सामने आया. 25 मार्च को लॉकडाउन शुरू हुआ. इस दौरान प्रवासियों का दर्द भी सड़कों पर झलका. चक्रवाती तूफानों ने ओडिशा, पश्चिम बंगाल समेत तटीय राज्यों में भारी तबाही मचाई, मूसलाधार बारिश ने कई राज्यों को बेबस कर दिया, तो वहीं इस क्रूर साल ने कई फिल्मी व अन्य महान हस्तियों को हमसे छीन लिया. कुल मिलाकर यह साल त्रासदी के लिए पहचाना जाए तो जरा भी अतिश्योक्ति नहीं होगी. Source link ...
Greece hoping for tourism recovery from summer 2021 after pandemic slump
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Greece hoping for tourism recovery from summer 2021 after pandemic slump

Greece’s tourism sector is expected to recover next summer following a dramatic fall in revenues due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, a senior industry official said on Tuesday.Tourism is the main driver of Greece’s economy, accounting for about 20% of its output and employing one in five workers.How the sector fares is crucial for the country which emerged from its third international bailout in 2018 after a decade-long debt crisis.Yannis Retsos, head of the country’s tourism confederation (SETE), said tourism revenues this year had reached 4 billion euros, down from 18 billion in 2019, due to global travel restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus.Greece expects its economy to shrink by about 10 percent this year and is pinning its hopes in the second h...
Uttarakhand: A year of turmoil for tourism, economy
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Uttarakhand: A year of turmoil for tourism, economy

The tourism sector went into a tailspin and hordes of migrants returned home as coronavirus cast its shadow on the country and hit Uttarakhand’s economy hard in the past year. It was also the year when Gairsain in Chamoli district was formally declared the state’s summer capital. Environmentalists slammed a state government move to denotify the Shivalik Elephant Reserve. The Supreme Court kept its eye on the Chardham road project and a ruling BJP MLA faced a rape charge. The state made a staggered exit from the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the tourists are yet to return in great numbers. The migrants, who had left for work to the cities, did. The coronavirus numbers in Uttarakhand remained relatively small for some months with a few hill distric...
French retailers seek aid as sales fail to recover from lockdown
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French retailers seek aid as sales fail to recover from lockdown

French retailers called for government support after sales failed to rebound fully from a second lockdown, suggesting measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic are changing consumer patterns.Despite a good pick-up in spending thanks to Black Friday discounts and year-end purchases, many clothing, shoe, jewelry, beauty-product and perfume retailers face a drop in revenue of more than 20% in 2020, the French Council of Commerce, a group of about 30 business federations, said in a statement on Monday.“Many shopkeepers could decide to put up the shutters for good to avoid racking up further losses and dragging out an insurmountable economic situation,” said William Koeberle, chairman of the trade group.Since lockdown restrictions were eased for so-called non-essential retaile...