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Daily Archives: 6th April 2020

Entrance exams including JNU, UGC NET, PhD, NEET, TTE postponed

Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said: "The Director General of National Testing Agency has been advised to postpone the last date for submission of applications for various examinations".

Mumbai hospital isolated after 29 staff test positive

The infections reportedly happened after two COVID-19 patients and two suspected cases were shifted here from the Kasturba Hospital a fortnight ago.

Crude oil prices fall as ‘OPEC+’ delays meet on output cut

Brent crude fell near to $30 per barrel during early trade on Monday. Currently, it is trading at $33.51, lower by 1.76 per cent from its previous close.

Americans asked to brace for ‘saddest’, ‘hardest’ week

Alluding to two epochal events in the country's history, Adams said on Sunday: "This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it's not going to be localised. It's going to be happening all over the country."

Pope marks Holy Week alone for 1st time in history

On Sunday, the rites to mark the beginning of Holy Week, an important religious festival in the Catholic calendar, were not held in the Vatican Square as usual and there was no congregation present at the ceremony, reports Efe news.

COVID-19 deaths up in Brazil as citizens defy restrictions

According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health released on Sunday, in the past 24 hours there were 54 new deaths, representing an increase of 12.5 per cent, reports Efe news.

Cabinet to meet at 1 p.m. via video conference

Instead of reaching the Prime Minister's residence or the PMO, the cabinet will maintain social distance and Narendra Modi's ministers will link from their Ministerial Offices in Delhi. Those who are not in Delhi will link through NIC network in their districts.

Guterres urges gender violence end amid ‘horrifying’ global surge

"I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our shared struggle to overcome the pandemic. I appealed for an end to violence everywhere now. But violence is not confined to the battlefield," Efe news Guterres as saying in a statement on Sunday.

Corona deaths top 100 in India, 490 new cases in 12 hours

At least 490 new cases and 26 new deaths have been reported in the last 12 hours.

Abe to declare state of emergency as COVID-19 cases surge

Pressure had been mounting on Abe to make the declaration amid a surge in COVID-19 cases recently, with calls for the move from Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and the Japan Medical Association intensifying, reports Xinhua news agency.

India faces greatest economic emergency since Independence, says Raghuram Rajan

He noted that although the global financial crisis in 2008-09 had a severe impact on the country, economic activity was going on and India's financial system was largely sound. Currently, none of the fundamentals are positive, he observed.

Saudi launches e-service for return of citizens abroad

The ministry on Sunday said in a statement carried by the SPA that all requests will be processed electronically and the travel dates will be set according to the approved plan, reported Xinhua news agency.