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Covid-19 impact: Lockdown takes toll on wedding industry in Vadodara

Coronavirus lockdown took a massive toll on the wedding industry in Gujarat’s Vadodara. Marriage decorators are facing hardships to revive their businesses in market. They are suffering loss due to COVID-19 outbreak. There are 12,905 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Gujarat. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases are 66,330 and 3583 deaths in India.Covid-19 impact: Lockdown takes toll on wedding industry in Vadodara

In times of Covid, diamond jobs are not forever

After the lockdown was imposed, imports of rough stones dried up, and nearly 70% of workers left.

Covid-19 impact: Oman asks firms to fire expats, hire locals

Coronavirus impact on Oman. Oman asks firms to fire expats & hire locals. 7 Lakh Indians in Oman to bear the brunt.Covid-19 impact: Oman asks firms to fire expats, hire locals

Sector-wise impact of Covid-19 given by various ratings agencies

Covid-19 hits the economy. Growth to slow. Check the sector-wise impact and the ratings by various agencies.Sector-wise impact of Covid-19 given by various ratings agencies

IIT-M, industry bodies to study COVID-19 impact on MSMEs

The phases of lockdown announced by the government witnessed a revenue shortfall of more than 60 per cent for the sector, creating an unprecedented crisis to the industry.

COVID-19 lockdown: Reliance to provide meals for 3 crore Indians

New Delhi, Apr 20(ANI): Reliance Foundation has scaled up its meal distribution programme under Mission Anna Seva to provide over 3 crore meals to marginalised and under-resourced communities across India. Under the programme, Reliance Foundation is providing cooked meals, ready-to-eat food packets and dry ration kits to families and bulk ration to community kitchens. The entire staff of Reliance Foundation is working together in the mission on a war footing to ensure that no Indian goes hungry during the lockdown period. RIL has contributed Rs 535 crore to various relief funds, including Rs 500 crore to the PM-CARES Fund. COVID-19 lockdown: Reliance to provide meals for 3 crore Indians

Developers' body offers jobs to migrant workers in UP

UP chapter of the apex body of real estate developers have written to the UP chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying the jobs will be offered provided some kind of assistance to the real estate sector to enable them re-start their stalled projects.

COVID-19 pandemic to impact study abroad plans of over 48 pc Indian students: QS Report

"Our findings suggest that COVID-19 has impacted the decision of 48.46 pc students who aspired to study abroad in the recent past. However, there is a larger proportion of non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students who have reconsidered their decision to pursue higher education outside India," it said.

Coronavirus impact on India's pharma sector

The Indian pharma industry has been a world leader in generics both globally and in domestic markets.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath not to attend father's last rites amid COVID-19 lockdown challenges

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's father, Anand Singh Bisht, died this morning. Mr Bisht who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi last month due to kidney problems died at 10.44 am.UP CM Yogi Adityanath not to attend father's last rites amid COVID-19 lockdown challenges

COVID-19: Actor Salman Khan condemns attacks on doctors, police personnel

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan is deeply disturbed after reading about the growing violence against doctors and police personnel in various cities. Salman Khan said, “Doctors and nurses came to save you and you pelted stones on them, COVID-19 patients are running from hospital to nowhere, all these will not anyone.” “Because of some people all the citizens are suffering,” the actor further added and urged people to support the doctors and police personnel during this humanitarian crisisCOVID-19: Actor Salman Khan condemns attacks on doctors, police personnel

COVID-19 lockdown: Lack of basic amenities force patients to stay in night shelters in Delhi

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Amid extended nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many patients and their attendants are left stranded outside prestigious All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) hospital in a night shelter due to lack of amenities. Patients those who were scheduled for appointment prior to implementation of lockdown are now nowhere to go as they don’t have access to transportation and basic amenities which force them to accommodate in a night shelter. For these people, life has come to a standstill and left with nowhere to go as they hope for relaxation from the lockdown to move ahead in life. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended nationwide lockdown till May 03. COVID-19 lockdown: Lack of basic amenities force patients to stay in night shelters in Delhi

Lockdown puts rural economy under stress

The prolonged lockdown along with rain and hailstorm in many regions has heightened rural distress, pushing anxious villagers to moneylenders — a situation which farm leaders say can trigger agitations and suicides unless farmers get quick relief.

India now has over 15,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

Confirmed coronavirus cases in India shot well past the 15,000 mark today, Health Ministry data updated at 8 am showed.The number of cases in the country stands at 15,712 at the moment. Casualties number 507 till now, while 2,231 have been listed as cured/discharged/migrated.As of 9 pm yesterday, a total of 3,72,123 samples from 3,54,969 individuals had been tested for the virus, according to latest data at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) website.India now has over 15,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

Over 50% of urban Indians feel COVID-19 situation getting worse

According to market research company YouGov's 'global COVID-19 public monitor', confidence in the recovery from the pandemic is high in countries like China, Vietnam and Taiwan, while it is the least in India, Mexico and the Philippines. Along with India, majorities in the Philippines (55 per cent) and Indonesia (53 per cent) also believe that things are still on the decline.

View: Many things about jobs could change in the post-lockdown era

In the days following the lockdown, employment and the job market is expected to see a brand new normal.

Covid + Lockdown impact: Kerala estimates Q1 loss of Rs 80,000 crore to GVA

Kerala govt report estimates a loss of about Rs 80,000 crore in GVA to the Kerala economy in Q1 (Apr-Jun) of 2020. For March, the shortfall in GVA could have been roughly Rs 29,000 crore. The direct and indirect losses in gross state value addition (GSVA), based on an input-output model, is estimated to be 10% in 2019-20 and 20% in 2020-21.

Coronavirus impact: Staffing body seeks job security for 33-lakh temporary workers

At least, four companies told ET that they were thinking of reducing their temporary staff by 40-60% this month to rein in costs amid uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

What human-centric companies prescribe for a post-Covid world

The survey focuses on three major dimensions. The responses highlight the importance of attributes such as perseverance, grit and resilience for human centric firms. Interestingly, creativity, imagination, or appreciation of aesthetics and beauty – which characterize talent – didn’t feature in the top 3 skills for the future.

COVID-19 outbreak: Delhiites violate ‘social distancing’ norm at Azadpur Mandi

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): Massive crowd was seen at a vegetable market in Delhi on April 12 amid nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Delhiites were seen violating norms of social distancing while purchasing vegetables. On April 11, District Magistrate North directed DCP North West and Secretary APMC took all necessary measures to ensure social distancing protocol is followed at Azadpur Mandi and took strict action against those violating norms. There are total 903 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Delhi including 14 deaths. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases surpassed 7,000 in India with over 240 deaths.COVID-19 outbreak: Delhiites violate ‘social distancing’ norm at Azadpur Mandi

Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues guideline to all central govt employees

Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues a 17-point guideline to all central govt employees. Details by TIMES NOW's Mohit Sharma.Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues guideline to all central govt employees

Oscars likely to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic

The movie industry's biggest night is currently scheduled for February 28.

The signal in the noise: Using the best data to combat Covid-19 in India

If we ignore biases in data sets and analysis, it will hamper the efforts to defeat the virus.

COVID-19: Government identifies 170 hotspot districts

Detailing the government's plan to contain local outbreak of coronavirus, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, MoHFW, underlined that the affected areas have been divided into two zones- Containment zone and Buffer Zone. The containment zone has been divided into sectors with 50 houses each (30 houses in difficult areas) emphasised Agarwal. The cluster-containment strategy has yielded positive results, said the officialCOVID-19: Government identifies 170 hotspot districts

COVID-19 impact: Zomato to layoff around 13% employees and cuts salaries across organisation

Zomato, a unicorn in the online food delivery space, will let go of 13% of its workforce and cuts salaries across the organisation to tackle the COVID-19 India crisis. The company has around 4,000 employees in different roles. Here's a report by ET NOW's Chandrar Srikant. Watch.COVID-19 impact: Zomato to layoff around 13% employees and cuts salaries across organisation

Covid and your career: Answers to your job worries and tips to protect money

In desperate attempts to ensure their survival through coronavirus, many companies and businesses have already taken painful measures such as pay cuts and layoffs. The working class has been an apprehensive lot, dealing with or preparing to deal with the covid-induced pain. ET Online's Shambhavi Mehrotra brings you the answers to career-related questions that may be troubling you and tips to protect your finances, regardless of whether you've fallen prey to a pay cut or not.Covid and your career: Answers to your job worries and tips to protect money

COVID-19 crisis: Two recovered patients get relapse bout, admitted to Noida hospital

Noida: Two recovered COVID-19 patients relapse and have been admitted to the hospitalCOVID-19 crisis: Two recovered patients get relapse bout, admitted to Noida hospital

Minimal impact on students' job offers, summer internships amid COVID-19 crisis: IIM-C

Several recruiters made alternate arrangements to start the internship as per their original commitment via digital media, leveraging their IT capabilities. Some others deferred the joining dates to April 13 or April 20 to deal with emerging challenges of the lockdown. At this time, 90 per cent of the employers are expected to start their internships by April 20.

Covid-19 crisis: SpiceJet to pay part salaries to 92% of employees, no job cuts

Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Thursday said that it will pay part salaries to over 92 per cent of its employees and t hat there will be no job cuts at the airline. "In these extremely challenging times when no passenger flights have opera ted for over a month resulting in our primary revenue source drying up completely, SpiceJet has decided that there would be no job cuts at the airline at this time," the airline said in a statement.Covid-19 crisis: SpiceJet to pay part salaries to 92% of employees, no job cuts

COVID-19 crisis: Over 20 Navy sailors in Mumbai test positive for coronavirus

Mumbai: At least 20 sailors of the Indian Navy at INS Angre have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai on Saturday. The INS Angre is a shore based logistics and shore-based support establishment of the Western Naval Command.COVID-19 crisis: Over 20 Navy sailors in Mumbai test positive for coronavirus

Chinese Govt restricts publications on the origin of COVID-19

Chinese Govt restricts publications on the origin of COVID-19.Details by TIMES NOW's Athar Khan.Chinese Govt restricts publications on the origin of COVID-19

Maharashtra: NCP leader Anand Paranjpe tests positive for Covid-19

Six persons including Anand Paranjpe, Thane city NCP president tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, It is suspected that Paranjpe may have been infected during one of two recent visits to state housing minister Jitendra Awhad’s residence.TIMES NOW's Aruneel with detailsMaharashtra: NCP leader Anand Paranjpe tests positive for Covid-19

Maharashtra fights Covid-19: Thane Police officer tests positive, 35 cops quarantined

A senior police inspector from Thane police commissionerate tested positive for coronavirus in Nasik hospital on Saturday.Maharashtra fights Covid-19: Thane Police officer tests positive, 35 cops quarantined

Covid-19 impact: Ahmedabad decides to go digital to prevent spread through currency

To contain the spread of COVID-19, Ahmedabad, the second-worst coronavirus affected city in India, has decided to go completely digital to prevent the spread of the pandemic through currency notes. As part of the preparatory strategy post-lockdown period, all retail and home delivery agencies have been contacted and asked to get 100 per cent screening of their delivery staff, according to an order.Covid-19 impact: Ahmedabad decides to go digital to prevent spread through currency

Noida: Sixteen fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported

Sixteen fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Noida.Details by TIMES NOW's Siddhant.Noida: Sixteen fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported

India's Covid-19 count crosses the 9,000 mark

COVID-19 curve in India crosses the 9,000 mark. The total number of deaths reported in the country stands at 308India's Covid-19 count crosses the 9,000 mark

How the coronavirus crisis will impact workspaces

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the world is changing rapidly. From masks becoming a fashion accessory, to social distancing becoming the norm, our culture is being impacted in multiple subliminal ways. Our workplaces are not far behind.

Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi calls for large scale testing

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said it is imperative for India to immediately ramp up its rate of testing for coronavirus and that the government must act now for the lockdown to yield results. The Congress general secretary asserted that extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing."It is imperative that India immediately ramps up its rate of testing. Extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing," she said in a tweet.Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi calls for large scale testing

COVID-19 impact: Major automakers see demand for personal vehicles going up

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) Senior Vice President and Director, Marketing and Sales, Rajesh Goel said that considering people will be extra careful against COVID-19, personal mobility will gain much more significance than shared mobility or public transport, and hence can contribute to sales.

Covid-19: Jain temples closed on occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ amid nationwide lockdown

New Delhi, Apr 06 (ANI): Jain temples are closed on the occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ in national capital on April 06. Shri Digambar Jain Ratnatraya Jain Mandir in Delhi’s Dwarka is closed due to coronavirus lockdown.Covid-19: Jain temples closed on occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ amid nationwide lockdown

COVID-19 crisis: MHA writes to State Home Secys to keep an eye on detention centres across states

MHA writes to State Home Secys to keep an eye on the detention centres across the states.Details by TIMES NOW's Nikunj Garg.COVID-19 crisis: MHA writes to State Home Secys to keep an eye on detention centres across states

Pakistan skips SAARC trade meeting on Covid-19

akistan skips virtual Saarc meet on overcoming Covid-19 impact on regional tradePakistan skips SAARC trade meeting on Covid-19

Consumer goods firms flag Covid hit, cut festive season forecast

Production cuts will be most in premium portfolio as consumers curb discretionary spending.

COVID-19 crisis likely to hit 29 lakh jobs in Indian aviation, dependent sectors: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said its latest estimates indicate a worsening of the country impact from the COVID-19 crisis in the Asia-Pacific region. About India, IATA said the pandemic is expected to potentially impact 29,32,900 jobs in the country's aviation and its dependent industries.

Haryana: Drive-through COVID-19 testing facility launched in Gurugram

Gurugram (Haryana), Apr 12 (ANI): A drive-through sample collection centre has been set up in Haryana’s Gurugram to ease COVID-19 tests. This initiative was started by Healthians lab on April 11 along with Municipal Corporation of Gurugram. Any person can apply for COVID-19 test by filling their details online. The facility has been established in collaboration with the Healthians testing group at Tau Devi Lal Stadium. While speaking to ANI, the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram, Vinay Pratap Singh said, “One can apply for the test by filling details online. The patient can drive on own or can be accompanied by another person.” “It takes about 1-2 minute to collect nasal or throat swab and the reports will be given online. It is compulsory for those who want to be tested for COVID-19 to obtain a prescription from a registered medical practitioner,” he added. There are total 177 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Haryana including three deaths and 29 cured. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases rose to 6634 in India and 242 deaths.Haryana: Drive-through COVID-19 testing facility launched in Gurugram

India's Covid-19 count crosses the 8,000 mark

The novel coronavirus has infected 8,356 people in India, killed 273, as per the latest update by the Union Health Ministry. According to the latest data available 909 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, 34 people have died of the infectionIndia's Covid-19 count crosses the 8,000 mark

Covid-19 outbreak: Dairy farmers facing losses amid lockdown in Maharashtra’s Nashik

Nashik (Maharashtra), Apr 09 (ANI): The dairy farmers in Maharashtra’s Nashik are facing losses due to the lockdown. Nationwide lockdown has been imposed in backdrop of COVID-19 outbreak. Milk price dipped to almost half amid pandemic and farmers are forced to sell the milk at low prices. While speaking to ANI, one of the farmers said, “We used to sell milk at Rs 50-55 per kg, now we have to sell it at Rs 30-35 per kg. The demand is low as hotels and tea stalls are closed. It is becoming difficult to manage expenses.” There are total 1574 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maharashtra including 110 deaths and 188 have been cured.Covid-19 outbreak: Dairy farmers facing losses amid lockdown in Maharashtra’s Nashik

COVID-19: Pizza delivery man tests positive in south Delhi; 72 quarantined

72 people in South Delhi were quarantined after a pizza delivery man tests positive for Coronavirus. TIMES NOW's Parvina with details.COVID-19: Pizza delivery man tests positive in south Delhi; 72 quarantined

COVID-19 to have significant deflationary impact due to demand evaporation: CEA

COVID has a deflationary impact because demand for non-essential goods and services will go down, he said.

Coronavirus impact on healthcare sector

Based on assessments made by different analysts and industry body Ficci, here is an impact analysis in healthcare sector.

Covid-19 impact: Jeff Bezos takes back the wheel at Amazon

After years of working almost exclusively on long-term projects and pushing day-to-day management to his deputies, Bezos, 56, has turned back to the here-and-now problems facing Amazon, the company said, as the giant retailer grapples with a surge of demand, labor unrest and supply chain challenges brought on by the coronavirus.

Covid-19: NSCI dome in Worli turned into quarantine facility

BMC has temporarily converted the National Sports Club of India’s (NSCI) dome in Worli into a massive quarantine cum observation facility. Details by TIMES NOW's Aruneel.Covid-19: NSCI dome in Worli turned into quarantine facility

Lockdown impact: Here's how states are planning to jump-start economy, ET NOW report

With revenues nosediving due to Coronavirus lockdown, how will states recover and jump-start the economy? Here's a report from ETNOW's Ruchi Bhatia.Lockdown impact: Here's how states are planning to jump-start economy, ET NOW report

Covid-19 crisis is pushing big offline retailers online

Big Bazaar said online or telephonic orders accounted for about 30% of the hypermarket’s sales, even as the bulk of sales continued to be through customers visiting stores even during the lockdown period.

Covid-19: Indian students stranded in US seek govt help in evacuation

Indiana (USA), Apr 09 (ANI): Indian students from Surat who are stranded in parts of US have appealed for help and evacuation to the Indian government in wake of spread of COVID-19 in the country. One of the students said there are total 11 students from different states of India. Flight services are currently closed due to Novel Coronavirus.Covid-19: Indian students stranded in US seek govt help in evacuation

International tourism could decline by 60-80% in 2020: UN

The global international agency said that the pandemic has caused a 22 per cent fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020.

Coronavirus attack to slow down IT growth

TCS, Infosys and HCL will be hit by the reduced technology spending by clients in the US and Europe.

Karnataka: Farmers wash currency notes in water, fearing Covid-19 transmission

Karnataka: Corona fears amongst farmers, wash currency notes in water fearing Corona transmission. Times Now's Imran Khan with details. Listen in!Karnataka: Farmers wash currency notes in water, fearing Covid-19 transmission

Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world economy and how India is placed

As the world is undergoing the impact of Coronavirus, the IMF has revised its global GDP growth estimate. ET Wealth studies how India is placed in this scenario.

COVID-19 crisis: CEC Sunil Arora to take 30% salary cut for a year

CEC Sunil Arora and two other ECs take a 30% salary cut for a year amid the COVID-19 crisisCOVID-19 crisis: CEC Sunil Arora to take 30% salary cut for a year

UN reaches out to India for global vaccine supplies as COVID lockdown prompts fears

United Nations reaches out to India as COVID lockdown prompts other fears.India assures the UN on all vaccines.TIMES NOW's Srinjoy Chowdhury with details.UN reaches out to India for global vaccine supplies as COVID lockdown prompts fears

COVID-19: Rajnath Singh chairs meeting of Group of Ministers

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a meeting of Group of Ministers on COVID-19.Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Textiles and Women and Child Development Smriti Z Irani, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan were among the Union Ministers present at the meeting.COVID-19: Rajnath Singh chairs meeting of Group of Ministers

Lockdown not enough to curb the spread of COVID-19: WHO cautions India

WHO cautions India saying that lockdown is not just enough to curb the spread of COVID-19. According to WHO, aggressive measures that include more testing are necessary, lockdown just buys more time.Lockdown not enough to curb the spread of COVID-19: WHO cautions India

Social media analysis to forecast economic impact of COVID-19: Study

In their study, researchers said traditional economic recovery estimates, such as surveys and interviews, are usually costly, time-consuming and do not scale-up well. However, the scientists were able to accurately estimate the downtime and recovery of small businesses in countries affected by three different natural hazards using aggregated social media data.

Urban India gives Covid-19 lockdown a thumbs-up

The overall perception on the crisis recovery is 'good' on health front and 'poor' on the economic front, said a report by market research firm TRA Research, which is into consumer insights and brand analytics.

82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi

82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi. The patient will be discharged today. Details by TIMES NOW's Mohit Bhatt82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi

Mumbai: 6-month old toddler has successfully recovered from COVID-19

A 6-month old toddler in Mumbai has successfully recovered from COVID-19 and has come back home amongst heartening cheers.Mumbai: 6-month old toddler has successfully recovered from COVID-19

Covid-19 impact: At malls, the last to recover will be cinemas and eateries post lockdown

Since early February, malls and retail stores witnessed a huge dip in footfall with nearly 20-25% drop in revenue. While post lockdown, most companies will have to tweak their layout, seating arrangements among other things, business model of cinemas will take time to change.

Covid-19: IIT Kanpur to manufacture cost efficient antiviral coating masks

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 05 (ANI): Several researches are going on to curb coronavirus pandemic, which have killed 56, 985 people globally so far. Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has also joined the fight against the coronavirus. Researchers are working on cost- efficient special antiviral coating masks, which may replace N95 masks whose price shoot upto Rs 500 in recent days. Researcher at IIT Kanpur, Professor Ramkumar said, “We developed an alternative material for N95 masks, and we are making it manually as we don’t have access to automatic machines due to nationwide lockdown. By next 2-3 days, we will start manufacturing of the masks.” The N95 masks filters at least 95% of airborne particles. It is said that healthcare workers who are expected to perform patient activities with those suspected or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 to wear respiratory protection, such as an N95 respirator. Unlike a respirator, a surgical mask does not have an air-tight seal and thus does not protect its wearer against airborne particles such as virus material.Covid-19: IIT Kanpur to manufacture cost efficient antiviral coating masks

New US jobless claims slow to 2.43 mn in latest week

The Labor Department data on new first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the week ended May 16 showed the rate of new filings continued to slow in the second month of the nationwide lockdowns, but the job losses remained among the highest on record.

Purab Kohli and his family contracted Covid-19, says tried home remedies to manage coronavirus impact

The actor's daughter was the first to contract mild Covid-19 with cough and cold for two days.

Coronavirus impact: JLR to put about 20k employees in UK on furlough

The Tata Motors spokesperson said the British subsidiary was working towards an orderly return to production as soon as conditions permitted and was tightly managing all costs and investments, as well as working capital.

Weak demand, oversupply to hurt steel industry post-lockdown: Ind-Ra

Domestic steel demand in FY21 is likely to drop by around 12-15 per cent year-on-year with end-use industries being closed down and limited demand growth expected over the near term.

Companies move jobs away from India as coronavirus shakes up back offices

Having staff work from home is difficult because of rules on handling of sensitive material.

Wipro to convert Pune office into COVID-19 hospital

Wipro said it would hand over the facility to the Maharashtra government by May 30. The 450-bed hospital, which is going to be equipped to treat moderate cases, will have 12 beds to stabilise critical patients before shifting them to a tertiary care facility. The isolated COVID-19 dedicated complex will also have 24 rooms to accommodate doctors and medical staff.

28-Day paid leave for all COVID-19 patients in Noida

28-Day Paid Leave For All COVID-19 Patients In Noida; Factory, Shop workers to get daily wage for lockdown period employees of shops and factories which are shut due to orders from the state government or district magistrate will get paid for the period they are closed, an order from the District Magistrate 28-Day paid leave for all COVID-19 patients in Noida

Amid vast unemployment, India's biggest job creator short of labour

The challenge of retaining staff despite 12.2 crore people losing their jobs in India last month shows how difficult it will be for Modi to restart Asia’s No. 3 economy, where the bulk of the workforce comprises so-called informal labour that are denied security and benefits. Economists predict a rare contraction in national output.

Coronavirus impact: Ministry of Defence defers capital acquisition deadlines to June

The ministry is set to start working at full strength from Monday, with all officials told to report to office, taking adequate precautions like wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing.

54-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Tamil Nadu

A 54-year-old man infected with coronavirus died at a hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, the first death recorded in Tamil Nadu due to the contagion, state Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said.54-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Tamil Nadu

Lockdown 2.0: Hema Malini condemns attack on Corona Warriors, health workers

Friends, I’m sure u must have read about or watched how our brave corona warriors have been attackd in certain pockets wth stone pelting causing severe injuries to them. Docs, nurses, policemen, none are spared! Utterly disgusting! These ppl are sacrificing so much-treat them with respect: Hema MaliniLockdown 2.0: Hema Malini condemns attack on Corona Warriors, health workers

PM Modi chairs a key meeting with opposition leaders amid Covid-19

PM Modi chairs a key meeting with leaders of the opposition to discuss matters related to the war against COVID-19. Details by Times Now's G Madhavdas PM Modi chairs a key meeting with opposition leaders amid Covid-19

How Covid 19 dashboards are helping people make sense of the pandemic

People are actively seeking information on Covid-19’s impact — to stay updated and avoid panic.

Covid-19 Impact: Beauty parlours to undergo seismic shift in the new normal

Leading salons such as Lakme, BBlunt, Enrich and Bodycraft are planning a seismic shift in day-to-day operations to inculcate safety measures, as they seek to woo back the fear-enveloped customer amid the coronavirus outbreak. The five-billion-dollar salon industry, which has been under lockdown for eight weeks, anticipates sales to recover only by the fourth quarter of the fiscal.

COVID-19 impact: GMAT to be conducted online from Apr 20

"As COVID-19 evolved, and quickly changed how we have traditionally administered the GMAT exam, we transitioned focus to developing an online testing solution that empowers business schools and candidates to discover and evaluate each other during this interim period," said GMAT head

Covid-19 Impact: Cycle Pure Agarbathies holds back prayer product launches to shift focus on hand sanitisers

“Once supply chain opens, we will retail our hand sanitisers nationally. We will also launch liquid soaps and home care products like cleaners because we have the advantage of being in the fragrance space already,” said Arjun Ranga, managing director of N. Ranga Rao & Sons that owns Cycle Pure Agarabathies.

Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown impact income of 85% of NCR households: NCAER survey

The data showed that casual labourers were disproportionately affected with nearly 75% stating their wages were severely affected. This figure was less than half, at 46.7% for salaried employees. The telephonic survey conducted between April 3-6, included 1,750 participants covering both rural and urban areas of Delhi NCR.

Coronavirus crisis: No relaxations in hotspots in city, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that the lockdown will continue as usual in Delhi and no relaxations will be allowed before a review meeting of experts on April 27.“Delhi has 11 districts and all of them have been declared hotspots. As per the central government, restrictions cannot be relaxed in containment zones,” Kejriwal said.Coronavirus crisis: No relaxations in hotspots in city, says Arvind Kejriwal

Maharashtra could soon have an AYUSH policy for COVID-19

Maharashtra is among the last states to have an official policy on using traditional medicines among the methods to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to improve the immunity of its citizens.

COVID-19: Foreigners from different countries sent to Delhi via buses amid nationwide lockdown

Dharamshala (HP), Mar 31 (ANI): Over 40 foreigners from different countries were sent to Delhi via special buses arranged by district administration on March 31. They were stuck in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala during nationwide lockdown. Government of India announced nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus scare which hit normal lives out of gear. COVID-19: Foreigners from different countries sent to Delhi via buses amid nationwide lockdown

Covid-19 lockdown impact: FMCG sales witness sharp decline in March last week, says Nielsen survey

Nielsen also expects consumers to be bearish on discretionary spending such as movies and restaurant visits, luxury brands and leisure travel, and defer spendings on fashion, personal grooming and home decor even in the coming months after the magnitude of the outbreak lessens. They may also spend less on alcohol and tobacco products.

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19. Delhi Govt takes over the stadium. Listen inJawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19

TCS management takes home smaller pay packets due to COVID-19 impact

According to TCS' annual report for 2019-20, Gopinathan received Rs 1.35 crore in salary, Rs 1.29 crore in perquisites, Rs 10 crore in commission (at 0.02 per cent of profit) and Rs 72.82 lakh in allowances.

Rishi Sunak extends UK's COVID-19 job retention scheme to June

The Indian-origin finance minister said that the "unprecedented" furlough scheme he had unveiled in March to keep millions of people in jobs on a forced leave basis while the government covers a large of their salaries has been extended to provide UK businesses with the certainty they need.

View: The coronavirus isn't the end of your career

If you’re in an industry directly hit by the virus, think about how your experience would be applicable to fields that have solid long-term prospects, like cybersecurity, robotics and artificial intelligence. These sectors aren’t just for coders and engineers; they need accountants, compliance officers, HR managers and communications teams.

COVID-19: PM Modi announces 15,000 Cr package to strengthen healthcare

New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 addressed the nation over the dreadful COVID-19 virus spread. While addressing the countrymen he sanctioned 15,000 crore to strengthen healthcare and to give boost the war against COVID-19.COVID-19: PM Modi announces 15,000 Cr package to strengthen healthcare

AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital

AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital.Details by Times Now's Mohit Bhatt.AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital

Covid-19 lockdown woes: Auto companies wheel in wage cuts to keep motors running

Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor have already resolved to cut salaries, Tata Motors may also do so shortly.

Jobs destroyed worldwide as coronavirus sparks recession

Rising unemployment will intensify pressure on governments and central banks to speed up reforms.

Telangana imposes Rs 1,000 fine for no mask in public place

Private offices, including IT and ITES, can operate with upto 33 per cent strength in red zones including Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area, with the remaining people working from home. However, they can operate fully in orange and green zones.All construction activities are permitted in rural areas, orange and green zones.

Covid impact: 2 in 5 employees are facing salary cuts, finds survey

​​​​59.8% of the respondents who have upskilled during the lockdown are those with a work experience of 10-14 years. On the other hand, 41% of the respondents who believe working from home is a better option belong to the age group of 26-35 years.

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