Managing Covid-19 will be more challenging for authorities as SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing it, has spread to 30% of the countrys districts.Union ministry of health data shows that the government has been able to ascertain cases in 211 of 720 districts in the country, with some big states reporting more than 60% of districts as infected while many have over 30%.This number is likely to increase as the ministry has only accounted for district-reporting of 1,965 positive cases, while the total num
Bengaluru: Technology firm Altimetrik said it has enabled 100 per cent work from home for its 2500 plus global workforce within 18 days to ensure business continuity during Covid-19 lockdown. About 1800 employees, making up 70 per cent of the company's employees, work out of India.The company initiated its business continuity plan (BCP) in March first week in India when the Covid-19 cases were being initially reported. The plan covered 15 cities across eight countries where Altimetrik has a pres
Segments across e-commerce are helping ease peoples anxieties by helping bring solutions both virtually as well as to your doorstep. These testing times are bringing to fore the accelerated adoption of online services.
New Delhi: Indias top six airports, including the two biggest hubs of New Delhi and Mumbai, are now home to about 80% of the civilian aircraft that have had to remain on the ground since the authorities enforced a blanked flying ban last week to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.Indian carriers have around 650-odd planes in their fleet and parking for these airplanes is not a problem. All airports together, including the government-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) airports
We are looking at a package for social protection followed eventually by support on the economic side, which will be to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), creating lines of credit to providing credit enhancement, said Junaid Ahmad, World Bank country director for India. The health programme is the first of its kind anywhere in the world.
The government extended the validity of e-way bills till April 30, that were set to expire between March 20 and April 15, giving a big relief to industry grappling with issues of supplies and goods stuck in transit amid the nationwide lockdown due to Covid 19.Where an e-way bill has been generated and its period of validity expires during the period 20th day of March, 2020 to 15th day of April, 2020, the validity period of such e-way bill shall be deemed to have been extended till the 30th day o
Focus shifts to rapid tests in Covid-19 hotspotsHealth Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said the tally has not risen sharply otherwise due to the lockdown and the government's efforts to promote social distancing. According to the ministry, at least 647 cases reported in last two days are linked to the Jamaat congregation.
NEW DELHI: In an indication that lockdown may continue till the end of April, national carrier Air India has stopped booking till the end of this month. An airline official said that no bookings are being taken till April 30, 2020.The government has asked us not to take any bookings till the end of this month and we have stopped bookings, said the official, who did not want to be identified. However, private airlines continue to offer bookings for flights starting April 15, 2020. Stopping of boo
Delhi's Covid count touches 386; two more deathsAmong the fresh cases too, 77 were from the Nizamuddin Markaz, the department said in a statement. By Thursday night, the number of cases of the deadly virus in the city stood at 293, including four deaths.
Can't evacuate Indians stranded abroad: CentreCentral government standing counsel Jasmeet Singh said a large number of Indian students are studying abroad and the missions are in constant touch with their universities or educational institutions for rendering assistance to them.
The decision was taken after field formations flagged the unavailability of notarised stamp papers for furnishing the bonds that was being faced by importers, exporters and their authorised custom brokers, during the lockdown period. The Board will review the order after April 14, when the nationwide lockdown ends.
We conducted a video conference with all states and Insurance companies to review the payment of claims, status of conduct of crop cutting experiments for Rabi 2019-20 crops, crop loss survey and implementation of Smart Sampling Technique, the official said.
Lockdown: Govt launches portal to help studentsThis portal is essentially to connect those who are willing to provide help with those who need help. The nature of support includes accommodation, food, on line classes, attendance, examinations, scholarships, health, transport and harassment of any kind, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said.
NEW DELHI: Flipkart has assured employees that the Walmart-owned company will not slash salaries and will honour the job offers extended even as the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted businesses in the country. Its quarterly townhall, virtually conducted on Thursday given the nationwide lockdown, saw the participation of over 8,000 employees of the e-commerce major. During the townhall, Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy assured staff that the company remains committed to its employees, ven
'647 corona cases found in 2 days linked to Tablighi'The congregation took place early last month in the national capital's West Nizamuddin area. So far there have been 2,301 cases of COVID-19 in India and 56 deaths out of which 12 were reported since Thursday, he said, adding there has been a rise of 336 coronavirus cases since Thursday.
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NEW DELHI: Fitch Ratings on Friday said it has slashed India's growth forecast for the current fiscal to a 30-year low of 2 per cent, from 5.1 per cent projected earlier, as economic recession gripped global economy following the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. The initial disruptions to regional manufacturing supply chains from a lockdown in China as the coronavirus spread have now broadened to include local discretionary spending and exports even as parts of China return to work. Fitch now