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Oil set for 10% weekly drop as demand worries dominate

The EU's oil embargo against Russia and the G7 price cap on Russian oil that came into force at the start of this week have been just as powerless to prevent this as the easing of coronavirus restrictions in China and robust Chinese crude oil imports have, Commerzbank analyst Carsten Fritsch said.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 8:13 pm

Basil Joseph wins best director for Minnal Murali at Asian Academy Creative Awards

Mollywood Basil Josephs superhero flick Minnal Murali, which premiered on Netflix in December last year, features actors Tovino Thomas and Guru Somasundaram in the lead. TNM Staff Instagram/ Basil Joseph Malayalam filmmaker and actor Basil Joseph shared on social media that he was elated to win the award for Best Director (Fiction) at the Asian Academy Creative Awards. He was conferred the award for his 2021 Malayalam film Minnal Murali starring Tovino Thomas in the titular role. The Asian Academy Creative Awards recognise the best content from 16 countries that are part of the Asia Pacific region. This years event was held at the Chijmes Hall in Singapore on Thursday, December 8. The awards ceremony is being held in person after a gap of two years since it was hosted online during the coronavirus pandemic. I feel overwhelmed and honoured to be declared the Best Director among 16 countries at the Asian Academy Awards 2022. Today, I feel prouder than ever to be a part of the Malayalam movie industry and to represent India on this stage, Basil tweeted on Dec 8. He also took to Instagram to share a clip from his speech at the awards ceremony. I am so proud and honoured to come from the Malayalam film industry, to represent India. We have been creating great content for a long time, we have been trying to push ourselves to go global. I am so glad that I am also a small part of that, Basil said. Basil also noted that a number of Indian filmmakers have in the past taken Indian films to the global stage, such as Satyajit Ray as well as Malayalam filmmakers like KG George, Padmarajan, Bharathan along with recent efforts by Anurag Kashyap and Kabir Khan. The Minnal Murali director also extended his gratitude to his crew, producers, actors Tovino Thomas and Guru Somasundaram, VFX company, Netflix, cinematographer, his wife, and other family members. Guru was also nominated under the Best Actor category. Minnal Murali premiered on Netflix on December 24, 2021, in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and English.The film revolves around a tailor who gains special powers after being struck by lightning. Apart from Tovino Thomas, the movie features Guru Somasundaram, Aju Varghese, Baiju, Femina George, Sneha Babu, and P Balachandran.

The News Minute 9 Dec 2022 7:34 pm

Fauci slams lowlife trolls harassing his wife, children over covid

Anthony S. Fauci, a public face of the governments response to the coronavirus pandemic, said he's alarmed by the harassment of his wife and children.

The Washington Post 9 Dec 2022 6:45 pm

Xi Focus A brief timeline of Chinese presidents COVID19 responses

Xi Jinping inspects the COVID-19 prevention and control work at Beijing Ditan Hospital in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Ju Peng) BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- For the past nearly three years, President Xi Jinping has been leading China in its tough but extraordinary fight against the COVID-19 epidemic. The country logged the lowest COVID-19 incidence and death toll among all major countries in the world in the period. Reviewing the timeline of the country's epidemic response led by the president may reveal what was done right. Jan. 20, 2020. When the epidemic began to hit China, Xi, who was inspecting Yunnan Province at the time, ordered resolute actions to curb the virus' spreading. From the very beginning, he stressed putting people's lives and health above all else. Jan. 22, 2020. As the virus wreaked havoc in central China's Hubei Province and particularly in its capital city Wuhan, Xi assessed the situation and ordered the shutting of exit channels from the capital city and the province. Around 10 million people in the city were placed under an unprecedented lockdown. Yet the move was instrumental in stemming the spread. Jan. 25, 2020. It was the Lunar New Year, one of the most cherished traditional holidays for the Chinese. Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, convened a Party leadership meeting to discuss and plan COVID-19 responses. A central leading group was formed, with work teams sent to localities that reported an alarming epidemic status. Feb. 3, 2020. Upon approval by Xi, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission, China's armed forces sent 1,400 medics to Wuhan on a mission to treat COVID-19 patients. Many among them had rich experience in fighting contagious diseases such as SARS in 2003 in Beijing and Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Feb. 10, 2020. Xi inspected epidemic prevention and control in Beijing. He sent regards to medical personnel and workers on the front line all over the country and devised plans for the next stage of epidemic response. Feb. 23, 2020. Xi specifically stressed the need to coordinate the COVID-19 response with economic and social development at a work meeting to advance both fronts. March 2, 2020. Xi visited the Academy of Military Medical Sciences and the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University in Beijing to inspect work on COVID-19 scientific research. He urged arduous efforts to win the fight against the epidemic, as well as persistent efforts to seek solutions through science. March 10, 2020. It was a crucial moment in China's anti-epidemic battle. Xi arrived at the hardest-hit city of Wuhan to inspect the epidemic response on the ground. Epidemic control, according to Xi, was on top of the agenda. Combo photo shows Xi Jinping waving to residents who are quarantined at home and sending regards to them at a community in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi) March 26, 2020. The Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit on COVID-19, an unprecedented high-caliber virtual meeting, was held. It was also the first major multilateral event that Xi attended since the COVID-19 outbreak. His speech at the meeting played a crucial role in rallying international solidarity to fight the pandemic. April 4, 2020. It was Tomb-sweeping Day, a traditional Chinese holiday to mourn ancestors and deceased family members. Xi led a national mourning for the lives lost to the novel coronavirus outbreaks. April 8, 2020. The lockdown of Wuhan was lifted. On the same day, Xi chaired a Party leadership meeting to discuss implementing routine COVID-19 response measures and advancing the resumption of work and production across the board. Late May 2020. The postponed annual sessions of the country's top legislature and top political advisory body were convened. Sitting down with fellow lawmakers, Xi raised the demand for a better public health system and made plans to strengthen routine COVID-19 prevention and control and accelerate economic and social development. Sept. 8, 2020. Xi hailed China's great spirit in battling the COVID-19 epidemic as the country's model virus fighters were accorded grand state honors. China had secured major strategic achievements after eight months of fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. Xi Jinping presents medals to the recipient of the Medal of the Republic Zhong Nanshan (2nd R, front), and recipients of the national honorary title, the People's Hero, Zhang Boli (2nd L, front), Zhang Dingyu (1st R, front) and Chen Wei (1st L, front), at a meeting commending role models in the country's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi) Jan. 28, 2021. The CPC leadership held a group study session on getting off to a good start in the 14th Five-year Plan (2021-2025). Xi stressed preventing both imported cases and domestic resurgence without any let-up to ensure that there would be no large inflows or resurgence. March 6, 2021. Xi stressed strategic priority to safeguarding people's health when he joined national political advisors from the education, medical and health sectors in a joint group meeting held during the two sessions. Aug. 5, 2021. Xi announced that China will strive to provide 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to the world throughout the year and offer 100 million U.S. dollars to COVAX, which will help developing countries get life-saving vaccines. Nov. 16, 2021. President Xi held the first virtual meeting with his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden. Xi pointed out that the pandemic once again proves that humanity lives in a community with a shared future. There is no higher priority than people's lives. Solidarity and cooperation is the most powerful weapon for the international community to defeat COVID-19. Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with U.S. President Joe Biden via video link, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 16, 2021. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei) As the year 2022 began, the pandemic remained complex and fast-changing. Since March, a new wave of infections caused by the super-spreading Omicron variant hit many provinces. March 17, 2022. At a Party leadership meeting, Xi stressed putting people and their lives first, adhering to the dynamic zero-COVID approach with science-based and targeted measures, and containing the spread of the virus as soon as possible. May 5, 2022. Xi chaired a Party leadership meeting at which he emphasized efforts to consolidate the hard-won achievements in epidemic response and earnestly abide by duties. June 28, 2022. Xi visited Wuhan again. I have been concerned with people in Wuhan and now I am here to revisit you in this heroic city after two years, he said. Xi emphasized that over the past two years, Wuhan encountered multiple clusters of infections, but they were quickly brought under control without a large rebound. Xi Jinping visits a residential community in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, June 28, 2022. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi) Nov. 10, 2022. Xi chaired a Party leadership meeting to hear a report on the COVID-19 response, and discuss and arrange 20 measures to further optimize the responses. A day later, the Chinese government unveiled the measures and called for more science-based and targeted epidemic responses. Chinese cities loosen testing requirements as the zero COVID-19 policy is relaxed Covid's misinformation policy is no longer enforced on Twitter China's Xinjiang relaxes some COVID-19 regulations Can Taiwan's reopened tourism sector bring it back to life?

News Track 9 Dec 2022 5:33 pm

'It's dead out here': China's slow exit from zero-COVID

In the central city of Wuhan, where the new coronavirus erupted in late 2019, there were more signs of life with some areas busy with commuters on Friday. But residents say a return to normal is a long way off.

Business Today 9 Dec 2022 4:32 pm

IMF Chief Praises China's 'Decisive' Move Away from Zero-Covid

Beijing announced a loosening of its zero-tolerance approach to coronavirus outbreaks, ending large-scale lockdowns and allowing some positive cases

News18 9 Dec 2022 2:20 pm

India logs 249 fresh Covid-19 infections, active caseload declines to 4,228

India recorded 249 fresh coronavirus infections on Friday, while the number of active cases declined further to 4,228, according to Union health ministry data. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 4,46,74,439. The death toll has climbed to 5,30,653 with six fatalities reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated. No deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.80 per cent, according to the ministry website. A decrease of 16 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,39,558, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. According to the ministry's website, 219.96 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 11:42 am

Covid-19 India Updates: Fresh Cases At 249

India recorded 249 fresh coronavirus infections on Friday, while the number of active cases declined further to 4,228.

Bloomberg Quint 9 Dec 2022 11:05 am

India Records 249 New Covid Cases, Active Tally At 4,228

India recorded 249 fresh coronavirus infections on Friday, while the number of active cases declined further to 4,228, according to Union health ministry data.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 10:31 am

India reports nil COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours

About 249 fresh coronavirus infections were reported on December 9, 2022.

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 10:24 am

249 fresh COVID-19 cases in India

New Delhi, Dec 9: India recorded 249 fresh coronavirus infections on Friday, while the number of active cases declined further to 4,228, according to Union health ministry data. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 4,46,74,439. The death toll has climbed to 5,30,653 with six fatalities reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated. No deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.01 per cent of the [] The post 249 fresh COVID-19 cases in India appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 9 Dec 2022 10:04 am

Passport delays: Watchdog warns against repeat of 2022's problems

Passport services dealt with an unprecedented demand as coronavirus travel rules were lifted.

BBC 9 Dec 2022 8:32 am

Covid-19 disruption resulted in 63,000 more malaria deaths, says WHO

The coronavirus pandemic interrupted efforts to control malaria, resulting in 63,000 additional deaths and 13 million more infections globally over two years, according to a report from the World Health Organisation published on Thursday. Cases of the parasitic disease went up in 2020 and continued to climb in 2021, though at a slower pace, the UN health agency said on Thursday. About 95 per cent of the world's 247 million malaria infections and 619,000 deaths last year were in Africa. We were off track before the pandemic and the pandemic has now made things worse, said Abdisalan Noor, a senior official in WHO's malaria department. Alister Craig, dean of biological sciences at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, noted that progress in reducing malaria deaths had stalled even before COVID-19. It is almost as if we have reached a limit of effectiveness for the tools we have now, said Lister, who was not linked to the WHO report. Noor said he expected the wider rollout of th

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 6:40 pm

Record-Breaking Demand for Alternative Residence and Citizenship

Business Wire India The number of high-net-worth individuals enquiring about investment migration options has more than doubled since the coronavirus was first reported three years ago, with record numbers of wealthy international investors now looking to diversify their residence and citizenship options amid unprecedented global volatility. Henley & Partners has also seen a huge surge in interest and applications from citizens of highly developed countries such as Canada, the UK, and the US compared to pre-pandemic times, with Americans now the top client nationality seeking alternative residence and/or additional citizenship . Henley & Partners CEO Dr. Juerg Steffen says with many economies now in a post-pandemic phase plagued by security, political, and economic risks, wealthy families are revisiting their priorities to ensure that their legacies, wealth, and lifestyles are protected and future-proofed. For high-net-worth investors, the optionality of living in or conducting business in a country of their choice is a prime concern. Many are exploring residence and citizenship by investment portfolios that offer them location fluidity and the option to relocate at any given moment between two or more home nations, often many thousands of miles from each other. In terms of the most sought-after alternative residence options, both Spain and Greece have shot up in popularity over the past six months. Applications for the Spain Residence by Investment Program have increased by 240% this year compared to 2021, and there has also been a significant 125% spike in applications for the Greece Golden Visa Program , with investors able to apply for Greek citizenship after seven years of residence. Both Spain and Greece rank among the worlds top vacation destinations and offer a highly desirable laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle, with vibrant, cosmopolitan cities and leading educational institutions. Each program offers several investment options but the most popular way to secure residence rights is through purchasing real estate : a minimum investment of EUR 250,000 is required for Greece and EUR 500,000 for Spain. As a resident of either country, you have the right to live and study there as well as free movement across the EU and Europes Schengen Area. Henley & Partners Group Head of Private Clients Dominic Volek says because the single property purchase secures residence for the whole family, its a legacy investment across generations. International real estate has always been a reliable asset class for global investors due to its long-term staying power. Real estatelinked investment migration programs have the additional advantages of enhancing your global mobility through multiple passports and expanding your personal access rights as a citizen or resident of multiple jurisdictions, creating optionality in terms of where you and your family can live, work, study, retire, and invest. The potential gains over the lifetime of the investment include the core value of the asset, rental yields, and global access as an ultimate hedge against both regional and global volatility. -Ends- Notes to Editors About Henley & Partners Henley & Partners is the global leader in residence and citizenship by investment. Each year, hundreds of wealthy individuals and their advisors rely on our expertise and experience in this area. The firms highly qualified professionals work together as one team in over 35 offices worldwide. The concept of residence and citizenship planning was created by Henley & Partners in the 1990s. As globalization has expanded, residence and citizenship have become topics of significant interest among the increasing number of internationally mobile entrepreneurs and investors whom we proudly serve every day. The firm also runs a leading government advisory practice that has raised more than USD 10 billion in foreign direct investment. Trusted by governments, the firm has been involved in strategic consulting and in the design, set-up, and operation of the worlds most successful residence and citizenship programs. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221208005062/en/

BusinessWire India 8 Dec 2022 4:00 pm

Life cycle of coronavirus at the molecular level

From Maastricht University: What happens if a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus enters your lung? This Tags: coronavirus , Maastricht University

FlowingData 8 Dec 2022 1:58 pm

Covid-19 India Updates: Active Cases Decline To 4,244

India logged 241 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases further declined to 4,244.

Bloomberg Quint 8 Dec 2022 11:17 am

India reports 241 fresh Covid-19 cases; active tally declines to 4,244

India logged 241 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases further declined to 4,244, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The total tally of Covid cases stands at 4.46 crore (4,46,74,190). The death toll has climbed to 5,30,647 with nine fatalities which includes six deaths reconciled by Kerala. While two deaths were reported from Karnataka, one was from Kerala in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.80 per cent, according to the ministry website. A decrease of 11 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,39,299, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. According to the ministry's website, 219.95 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 10:01 am

Ex-scientist at Wuhan lab says COVID virus was made by humans: Epidemiologist David Huff

In his new book, The Truth About Wuhan, epidemiologist David Huff claims that the US government funded Coronaviruses in China.

DNA India 8 Dec 2022 9:42 am

China eases coronavirus restrictions after widespread protests, likely to scrap zero-Covid policy soon

The new measures in China limit the lockdown to individual apartment floors and buildings, rather than entire districts and neighbourhoods.

Zee News 8 Dec 2022 9:10 am

COVID-19 vaccinations reduce risk of reinfection by 50 per cent

When compared to those who have not been vaccinated, those who have recovered from a coronavirus infection have halved the risk of becoming infected a second time or contracting COVID-19 again with severe symptoms. These findings were revealed in an analysis published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, which is coordinated by Lamberto Manzoli, medical epidemiologist as well as Director of the School of Public Health and Hygiene of the University of Bologna. The study also involved scholars from the University of Ferrara and the Sapienza University of Rome and was carried out by collecting and analysing data from 18 studies conducted in different parts of the world and including a sample of overall 18 million people. Scholars evaluated several aspects of COVID-19 reinfection through a series of analysis of the data collected. These included differences between people vaccinated with two and three doses, the persistence of protection 12 months after the last infection and the severity and contagiousness of different variants. Two main results emerged where one showed that vaccination halves the likelihood of COVID-19 reinfections compared to natural immunity alone obtained with a recover from the virus. Moreover, data show that even if a second infection occurs, the likelihood of developing severe symptoms is halved in vaccinated people. Similar levels of protection were observed in people vaccinated with only one dose, even for the Omicron variant and up to 12 months since the last infection.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:46 am

Chinese President Xi Jinping Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Energy-focused Visit

Xi's third overseas since the coronavirus pandemic broke out comes after US President Joe Biden's visit in July, when he pleaded in vain for higher oil production

News18 7 Dec 2022 10:24 pm

China eases Covid quarantine rules in major policy adjustment

Most cases of infection with the coronavirus are asymptomatic or mild with no special treatment required, the National Health Commission said in a statement.

Business Today 7 Dec 2022 1:27 pm

The Pentagon will increase the military's food allowance in 2023 by the most in 20 years

Washington: The amount of money that American troops receive each month to purchase food is increasing, and this is the biggest increase in two decades. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service has announced an 11% increase in the monthly food allowance for active-duty personnel. The average monthly pay for enlisted service members will be close to $453, and for officers, it will be close to $312. The biggest increase since 2001 will go into effect on January 1. Also Read: The announcement of the first luxury island development in NEOM by the Crown Prince Typically, enlisted personnel will receive an additional $45 per month, and officers, an additional $31. There will be a $905 increase in pay for the BAS II class of enlisted service members. BAS II troops are those who are indefinitely housed in a single government facility that does not have enough food. The increase in allowance comes at a time when American inflation is rising but slowing, which has led to higher prices for basic necessities like food and gas for families. According to the Labor and Commerce departments, the coronavirus pandemic is primarily to blame for the current inflationary arc. International supply chain issues have made some products more difficult to purchase, and Russia's war in Ukraine has also had an impact on global energy markets. According to the Defense Department, the allowance is only meant to help service members with their food expenses, not those of their family. As a result, some military families are still having trouble making ends meet. A Pentagon study from earlier this year found that nearly 25% of active-duty soldiers experienced some form of food insecurity in 2021. In those circumstances, according to Army Sergeant Major Michael Grinston, families can apply for other types of federal aid, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Also Read: Saudi authorities highlight the efforts of those who volunteer on International Volunteer Day The most senior enlisted soldier in the Army, Grinston, stated in August that many soldiers are not aware of these resources. Help is just a click, call, or walk away via online tools, phone calls with personal financial counsellors, and visits to the local installation Army Community Service Center. There's no time like the present to get started. The Defense Department examines the Food Price Index published by the Agriculture Department each year to determine whether troops require more funding for food. According to the most recent data from the USDA, food prices increased 10.9% in the year that ended in October. The agency predicted that prices would increase by another 3% to 4% in 2023. Some supporters claimed that while increasing the amount of money provided to the troops for food is always appreciated, the real issue is not being addressed. According to Steve Rossetti, president of the American Logistics Association, a nonprofit organisation of manufacturers and suppliers that provide services and goods to the military, ensuring that these dining facilities on [military] bases are places that people want to go is more crucial than the allowance. Many soldiers, according to Rossetti, don't consume their entire allotment of food. The reasons are that the dining options on base are not convenient or appealing. He claimed that wasted food funds are twice as common in the Air Force. Also Read: Rwanda claims that the world community is failing to address the Congo crisis Convenience and operating hours are everything. The healthy dining options are everything. Giving people what they want is important, he said. And they lose it if they don't use it.

News Track 7 Dec 2022 11:44 am

Angry winter: Germanys Monday night protests unite far-right and left

Anger over cost-of-living rises and sanctions against Russia has sparked demonstrations in former East Germany Shed your sense of powerlessness, take to the street! a man calls from a megaphone, his cry echoed by hundreds of demonstrators walking alongside him who repeat the chant. Germanys going to the dogs, wake up from your sleep! Carrying banners and posters, some with strings of Christmas lights draped around their necks, banging drums, others holding blank pieces of paper out of sympathy with Chinese protesters banned from objecting to coronavirus lockdowns, the participants make their fears and anger known during a one-hour procession through the snow-sprinkled streets of the eastern German city of Halle. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Dec 2022 11:30 am

India reports 166 fresh Covid-19 cases; active tally dips to 4,255

India recorded 166 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases declined to 4,255, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The total tally of Covid cases stands at 4.46 crore (4,46,73,949). The death toll climbed to 5,30,638 with five fatalities which includes three deaths reconciled by Kerala. One death each has been reported from Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.80 per cent, the ministry said. A decrease of 90 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,39,056 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. According to the ministry's website, 219.94 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination .

Business Standard 7 Dec 2022 11:10 am

India reports 166 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, active cases dip to 4,255

New Delhi, Dec 7 (PTI) India recorded 166 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases declined to 4,255, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The total tally of Covid cases stands at 4.46 crore (4,46,73,949). The death toll climbed to 5,30,638 with five fatalities which includes three deaths reconciled by Kerala. One death each has been reported from Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active []

The Sen Times 7 Dec 2022 11:00 am

Active Covid cases in country dip to 4,255

New Delhi, Dec 7: India recorded 166 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases declined to 4,255, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The total tally of Covid cases stands at 4.46 crore (4,46,73,949). The death toll climbed to 5,30,638 with five fatalities which includes three deaths reconciled by Kerala. One death each has been reported from Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases [] The post Active Covid cases in country dip to 4,255 appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 7 Dec 2022 10:36 am

Covid-19 India Updates: Active Cases Drop To 4,255

India recorded 166 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases declined to 4,255.

Bloomberg Quint 7 Dec 2022 10:36 am

Congress moves to end militarys coronavirus vaccine mandate

Its a major capitulation for Democrats. Republican lawmakers had threatened to stymie action on the $858 billion bill if they didnt agree to the change.

The Washington Post 7 Dec 2022 10:21 am

Chinese students protest campus lockdown as Covid curbs eased

Students have staged a protest against a coronavirus lockdown at a university in eastern China as authorities across the country take baby steps away from their hardline zero-Covid policy..Millions of people around China still face restrictions, despite some cities rolling back mass testin

The Daily Star 6 Dec 2022 1:37 pm

Oil prices rose after the Russia price cap pact, with world shares mixed

United States: World stocks were mixed and oil prices rose after the European Union and the Group of Seven democracies decided to boycott the majority of Russian oil and agreed a $60 per barrel price cap on Russian exports. The CAC 40 in Paris fell 0.2% to 6,728.57 and the DAX in Germany fell 0.3% to 14,490.99. In Britain the FTSE 100 rose 0.1% to 7,562.40. S&P 500 futures declined 0.4%, while Dow futures lost 0.3%. A barrel of US benchmark crude rose 55 cents to $80.53 a barrel, in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell by $1.24 to $79.98 a barrel on Friday. Also Read: What to Watch out for from RBI MPC's upcoming meet Brent crude rose 56 cents to $86.13 a barrel on Monday after Western countries imposed a $60-a-barrel price cap and imposed sanctions on some types of Russian oil. The two sanctions measures may have resulted in an unknown amount of Russian oil being removed from the market, reducing supply and driving up prices. Turkey, the world's second-biggest oil producer, was able to redirect the majority, but not all, of its previous European shipments to customers in China and India. The Saudi-led OPEC oil cartel and its allies, which include Russia, decided on Sunday not to change their plans to supply oil to the world economy. The OPEC+ alliance decided in November to cut production by 2 million barrels per day; This deduction is still in effect. Also Read: World will see the power of 'Indian toys', Modi govt will help Hong Kong's benchmark rose 4.5% to 19,518.29 during Asian trade. The Shanghai Composite rose 1.8% to reach 3,211.81. Market participants claim manufacturing and trade disruptions will ease as Chinese authorities ease some of the toughest rules imposed to control the coronavirus outbreak, while pursuing their zero-covid strategy, which aims to kill every infected person. Is to separate, still in progress. place. Restrictions include lockdowns of certain areas or structures, routine testing requirements and the closure of factories and other businesses. Shanghai and Beijing, among other Chinese cities, recently experienced several days of protests as anger over COVID-19 restrictions reached a boiling point. In an extraordinary display of public disapproval in a society where the ruling Communist Party exercises near total control, some people called for Chinese President Xi Jinping to resign. The Kospi fell 0.6% to 2,419.32 in Seoul, while the Nikkei 225 rose 0.2% to 27,820.40 in Tokyo. The S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.3% to 7,325.60 in Sydney. Mumbai shares declined, but increased in Singapore and Taiwan. Thailand's markets remained closed due to the holiday. A report showing accelerating US wages prompted investors to worry about inflation, leading to a mixed stock performance on Wall Street on Friday. It rekindled concerns that the Federal Reserve may not be able to scale back its key interest rate hikes as expected. The Dow Industrial gained 0.1% while the S&P 500 declined 0.1%. The Nasdaq's overall index declined 0.2%. Since the beginning of the month, stocks have been rallying on hopes that inflation may peak. This allows the Federal Reserve to reduce rate increases with the aim of reducing inflation by slowing the economy and lowering the price of stocks and other investments. But according to a labor market report released Friday, workers' wages increased by 5.1% last month compared to a year earlier. That's an increase from the 4.9% gain in October and easily exceeds economists' predictions for a recession. Last month, American businesses added 263,000 new jobs. More than 200,000 were forecast by economists, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7%. With a higher percentage of people either not working or looking for work than before the pandemic, many Americans are also outright unemployed, which could put more pressure on employers to raise wages. Also Read: Watch: Top 10 fastest-growing major state economies of India The US economy will enter a recession next year, according to a growing number of economists, primarily as a result of higher interest rates. In foreign exchange, the dollar fell to 135.31 yen from 134.39 Japanese yen late on Friday. The euro rose from $1.0540 to $1.0553.

News Track 5 Dec 2022 3:15 pm

New Zealand launches inquiry into its coronavirus response

New Zealand is launching a wide-ranging inquiry into whether it made the right decisions in battling COVID-19 and how it can better prepare for future pandemics

ABC News 5 Dec 2022 11:15 am

Congress eyes end to military coronavirus vaccine mandate

Kevin McCarthy claims he worked out a deal with President Biden as part of a defense bill, but White House officials say nothing has been finalized.

The Washington Post 4 Dec 2022 11:11 pm

Rep. Thomas Massie Tweets Questionable Claim About Face Masks And Covid-19

Massie claimed on Twitter that the data shows masks dont work, when in fact data and studies have shown the opposite: that face masks can significantly reduce the transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Forbes 4 Dec 2022 8:14 pm

Minimum Wage in India: Reality- Pre and Post Pandemic

India currently is undergoing a Post covid recovery phase in terms of economy and employment. The Coronavirus pandemic had an unprecedented worldwide financial and labour crisis harming a large...

Legal Service India 3 Dec 2022 12:48 pm

Health Tips: This superfood keeps 'death' away, but it seems disgusting to eat, and you will run away after knowing the method of preparation

Natto dish is a traditional dish of Japan. People here have been considering it as a superfood for a long time. It keeps the blood flow right and also reduces the risk of a heart attack. Not only this but Covid can also be beaten. Many studies have been done regarding this food. The people of Japan who grew up eating it also do not like to eat it. The reason behind this is its stench and mucus-like stickiness. The 'Natto' dish smells like ammonia. Looks very bad to eat too. In the year 2017, a survey was done regarding this. Nifty, a Japanese internet service provider, had surveyed this dish. It was found that 13 percent of people do not like to eat Natta, no matter how many benefits it has. And 62 percent of people eat it with fervor. The reason for this is the secret of health hidden in it. Reduces the risk of heart attack Not only this but it has also been claimed about this dish that it keeps death away. Japanese news site Soranews 24 has claimed that if 'Natto' is eaten daily, death stays away. At the same time, some scientists also agree with this claim. According to a study published in the Shirakawa British Medical Journal, researchers at the National Cancer Center in Tokyo found that men and women who ate natto daily had a 10 percent lower risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke. What is found in natto? Natto food is rich in protein, fiber, and iron. It plays a positive role in controlling blood pressure and weight. Not only this, but it also helps in looking young. Apart from this, it is also rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E. Which helps prevent osteoporosis and wrinkles. Able to fight covid Recently, in a study published in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, researchers found that an extract made from natto can inhibit the ability of the coronavirus to infect cells. How is this dish made? Firstly, soybeans are soaked to make natto. After this, it is boiled in water. Then Bacillus subtilis bacteria were added to it. After this, it is wrapped with weeds and left for four days. Food is prepared from it after being fermented. Natto is made with soy sauce and hot sauce. Natto is now available in supermarkets or grocery stores. Bring it home and cook it by adding sauce, and chutney and serve it with rice. In Japan, it is eaten more in the morning for breakfast.

Kalam Times 3 Dec 2022 8:40 am

WHO pleased to see China ease harsh zero COVID policies

A top official at the World Health Organization said the U_N_ agency was pleased to see China loosening some of its coronavirus restrictions, saying its really important that governments listen to their people when the people are in pain.

ABC News 2 Dec 2022 9:01 pm

Live: Maharashtra logs 23 coronavirus cases

The Times of India 29 Nov 2022 8:06 am

China's 'zero-COVID' limits saved lives but no clear exit

Chinas strategy of controlling the coronavirus with lockdowns, mass testing and quarantines has provoked the greatest show of public dissent against the ruling Communist Party in decades

ABC News 29 Nov 2022 2:34 am

Mumbai reports 6 Covid-19 cases, no death; active tally 91 as 10 recover

Mumbai on Monday reported six COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the metropolis to 11,54,895, while the death toll remained unchanged at 19,743, a civic official said. It is one of the lowest additions to the tally since the pandemic began in March 2020, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official pointed out. The city had recorded 16 cases and no death on Sunday, he added. The recovery count increased by 10 to touch 11,35,061, leaving the city with an active caseload of 91, he said. As per BMC data, the recovery rate is 98.3 per cent and caseload doubling time is 60,638 days. So far, 1,85,55,767 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the city, including 1,226 in the last 24 hours, as per civic data.

Business Standard 28 Nov 2022 10:18 pm

Startups, take note! These are the tech sectors the EUs funding in 2023

On Tuesday, the European Council approved the EUs general budget for 2023. This was agreed in negotiations with the European Parliament a week earlier. The two institutions have committed to a total budget of 186.6 billion next year an increase of 1.1% compared to 2022. According to the Commission, 2023s budget aims to boost the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, to put Europe on the path towards a sustainable future, to protect and create jobs, and to strengthen the Unions strategic autonomy. Notably, a significant amount of funding is being allocated to sectors that can benefit startups and SMEs This story continues at The Next Web

TNW 25 Nov 2022 7:46 pm

COVID Is Not Just A Pandemic For Unvaccinated: USA Reports Surge In COVID Deaths Among Fully Vaccinated People

A study has found that more vaccinated people are now dying of the COVID disease, and 58 per cent of coronavirus deaths in August in the United States.

The HealthSite 24 Nov 2022 1:22 pm

Health Tips: Do this work daily for 20 min to burn your belly fat!

How To Burm Belly Fat: Whenever it comes to reducing increasing weight, many people find this task impossible, but you can easily reach the desired result. Skipping Rope For Weight Loss: In the last about 2-3 years, the weight of many people has increased rapidly, the reason for this is the long lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic and then the work-from-home culture because, in such frightening times, the physical activities of the people are very limited. had reduced, and when things returned to normal, it is becoming difficult to lose the weight back. It is very important to reduce obesity, even though it is not a disease in itself, but it invites many problems, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and triple vessel disease, etc. It is difficult to reduce body fat, in In today's busy lifestyle, not everyone has enough time to sweat for hours in the gym to reduce the fat around the stomach and waist, nor can everyone afford an expensive dietician. finds. Now to reduce the increasing weight, you have to take an easy solution. Reduce weight in just 20 minutes of exercise Today we are going to tell you such a solution, with the help of which you can reduce your increasing weight in a few days and also it will not take you much time. You take the time to jump rope for 20 to 25 minutes daily, it can prove to be very beneficial for your health. Jumping rope will lead to weight loss. Jumping rope helps you lose weight quickly, most fitness experts believe that this exercise must be done for at least 20 minutes a day, it will reduce about 300 calories and the body's stamina too. Will increase. Be sure to keep these things in mind while jumping rope 1. You should never try to jump rope on an empty stomach, it can cause dizziness and stomach pain. 2. Jumping rope immediately after eating food is not good for health, so do it after 2-3 hours of food. 3. Light exercise is necessary before jumping rope, it warms up the body and makes the body active. (Disclaimer: The information given here is based on home remedies and general information. You must take medical advice before adopting it. Kalamtimes does not confirm it.)

Kalam Times 16 Nov 2022 4:45 pm

India logs 501 new Covid-19 infections in a day; active case tally at 7,561

India saw a single-day rise of 501 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases have declined from 7,918 to 7,561, the health ministry said on Tuesday. Currently, the total Covid cases stand at 4,46,66,676, while the death toll has climbed to 5,30,535 with two more fatalities -- one each from Delhi and Rajasthan. The active cases comprised 0.02 per cent of the total infections and the recovery rate increased to 98.79 per cent, according to the data. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,28,580 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. As many as 219.82 crore doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the country so far under the vaccination drive.

Business Standard 16 Nov 2022 10:20 am

Japan to reopen to cruise ships after 2 1/2-year ban

Japan is lifting a more than 2 1/2-year ban on international cruise ships that was imposed following a deadly coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship Diamond Princess at the beginning of the pandemic

ABC News 15 Nov 2022 6:32 pm

German regions plan to end mandatory COVID isolation

Four German regions plan to scrap rules requiring people infected with the coronavirus to isolate at home, arguing that the pandemic has evolved and its time for a different approach

ABC News 11 Nov 2022 5:37 pm

India reports 1,016 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths; active tally at 13,187

India logged 1,016 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,46,63,968, while the active cases dipped to 13,187, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll climbed to 5,30,514 with three new fatalities -- two in Maharashtra and one in Rajasthan --being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.78 per cent, according to the ministry website. A decrease of 372 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,20,267, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. According to the ministry's website, 219.76 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the

Business Standard 10 Nov 2022 10:18 am

WHO reports 90% drop in world COVID-19 deaths since February

The head of the World Health Organization says there's cause for optimism as the latest weekly count of deaths worldwide linked to the coronavirus came in at more than 9,400 nearly 90% below levels seen nine months ago

ABC News 9 Nov 2022 10:29 pm

Indias successful Covid vaccination campaign: A major lesson for the rest of the world

With India reaching a significant milestone by administering 200 crore vaccine doses, one year after the country began the worlds largest coronavirus vaccination campaign, it has set a benchmark for the rest of the world....

The Times of India 2 Nov 2022 1:57 pm

Less rich Covid billionaires

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FlowingData 19 Oct 2022 1:20 pm

Coronavirus in India: 2,756 new cases recorded in last 24 hrs; active caseload stands at 28,593

Coronavirus in India: 2,756 new cases recorded in last 24 hrs; active caseload stands at 28,593

The Economic Times 9 Oct 2022 1:29 pm

World Mental Health Day 2022: Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority

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The Times of India 6 Oct 2022 4:48 pm

Why financial wellness is more important now than ever before and how can companies achieve it

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The Times of India 2 Oct 2022 3:18 pm

Humanitys fight against Covid: The promise of artificial intelligence

Few know that Coronavirus and its allied disease Covid-19 was first discovered by a data-mining program. HealthMap, a website run by Boston Childrens Hospital, raised an alarm about multiple cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, China,...

The Times of India 22 Sep 2022 2:22 pm

The growth of video-based customer onboarding from remote locations

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digitization and digitally native processes by several years. More so in financial services and product distribution! But digitization is a double-edged sword while it has revolutionized how individuals and organizations...

The Times of India 5 Sep 2022 11:32 am

5 ways to analyse crypto market trends

Cryptocurrencies have been around for over ten years now and it has rocketed into the mainstream eye in the last six years. The coronavirus pandemic and the ubiquitous stimulus checks provided young enthusiasts with two...

The Times of India 22 Aug 2022 4:09 pm

Why is insurtech a crucial driver for better overall healthcare access for the masses?

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has shifted focus to the importance of having a health insurance coverage. As per a recent report by Justdial Consumer insights, there has been more than a 300% spike...

The Times of India 19 Aug 2022 2:56 pm

Positive sentiment to drive housing demand

As various factors lead to muted demand, authorities, financial institutions and developers intensify efforts to lure buyers back to the market. This is what happened during and after the coronavirus-induced slump period. Whole states got...

The Times of India 17 Aug 2022 11:27 am

Insidious incline

The variant of the novel coronavirus thats going around is milder than past mutations, true, but immuno-compromised individuals are still at risk high enough for all of us to do what it takes to prevent this infection uptrend from reaching higher

Livemint 11 Aug 2022 11:24 pm