Budget cues for MGNREGA, Modi govt's unlikely saviour in a pandemic
The lockdown proved to be a death knell for daily wage labourers mostly engaged in construction and other activities in urban areas.
Indians saved additional $200 billion during Covid pandemic and lockdowns
“The slowdown in spending by Indian households (HH) through the loc...
Amit Shah to honour 'COVID-19 warriors' at Delhi Police HQ
The minister will honour police personnel for outstanding performance and pay tributes to the those who lost their lives while discharging duties during the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior officer said.
Coronavirus in India: 13,788 new cases, 14,457 recoveries recorded in last 24 hours
As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 18 reported single-day spike of 13,788 new coron...
Farooq Abdullah says 'can't even kiss my wife' because of pandemic , leaves audience in splits
The octogenarian leader, who was candid and witty in his nearly-35-minute speech, said one is even afraid of a handshake or a hug in the current situation. "I can't even kiss my wife. Who knows (what will happen). There is no question of a hug, though the heart wants it. I am sincere in my words," he said.
Delhi schools prepare to open the doors to classes 10, 12 students after pandemic-induced closure
The Delhi government has allowed all schools outside COVID-19 containment zones to reopen for classes 10 and 12 from January 18 in view of board exams. However, it made clear that physical attendance is not compulsory and students will attend schools only with consent of parents.
Living with less: How pandemic has inspired some people to make permanent changes in their lives
During the lockdown, people were forced to make do with less. Now, some are carrying on with this life lesson, cutting down on city life, eating out, new clothes.
Adar Poonawalla takes Covishield jab, wishes success on launch of COVID-19 vaccine drive
SII manufactured Oxford University-AstraZeneca's vaccine Covishield, while Bharat Biotech developed the other vaccine Covaxin that is being administered in the inoculation drive.
No foreign head of any govt as chief guest on Republic Day due to COVID-19 pandemic: MEA
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava informed that there will be no foreign head of state or government as chief guest on Republic Day due to ...
Taxed by the pandemic, Centre may go for a coronavirus cess in Budget 2021
The industry has asked that no new taxes be levied as the economy is under stress in its budget recommendations. Experts also opposed the idea, saying the timing wasn’t right.
Second year of Covid-19 pandemic could be more difficult than first: WHO
The second year of the coronavirus pandemic could be more difficult than the first one over the transmission dynamics, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme Michael Ryan said.
2020: How Delhi suffered, battled pandemic of the century
The first case of COVID-19 in Delhi was reported on March 1 when a businessman from east Delhi, who had returned from Italy, tested positive. On April 11, the number of cases crossed the 1,000-mark, totalling 1,069, while the death count on that day was 19. Active cases on April 27 when the tally crossed the 3,000-mark stood at 2,177.
A pandemic atlas: How COVID-19 took over the world in 2020
More than any event in memory, the pandemic has been a global event. On every continent, households have felt its devastation, joblessness and lockdowns, infirmity and death.