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Daily Archives: 8th May 2020

Top handset makers resume limited operation in Noida-Greater Noida belt

Samsung said it has received required permission from the state authorities to open its Noida Sector 81 factory.

Jharkhand bans Pan Masala for 1 year

A state government notification issued by health secretary Nitin Kulkarni said "41 samples of pan masalas of different brands including Rajni Gandha, Raj Niwas, Dilruba and others were collected from different districts for test and analysis during 2019-20.

Hold Babri Masjid trial over video conference, give verdict by August 31, says SC

On May 6, trial judge, S.K. Yadav, wrote to the apex court seeking an extension of time, stating that even recording of evidence has not been completed. A bench of Justices R.F. Nariman and Surya Kant observed that nine months have passed, yet the evidence is not completed in the case according to the letter.

Tamil Nadu government allows movie post production work from May 11

In a statement, the government said for the past 50 days no work had been carried out due to Covid-19 lockdown, putting a question mark over the livelihood of many in the industry.

Chouhan announces compensation for MP workers crushed under train in Maharashtra

Minister Meena Singh and some officials have been rushed to Aurangabad by a special plane to facilitate treatment of the survivors. Chouhan said the dead, who hailed from the state's Shahdol, would be cremated near the accident site.

One new case in Kerala, 16 under treatment

The state had recorded a total of 503 cases, of which 16 are currently under treatment.

COVID-19 could kill 190,000 in Africa in a year, warns WHO

The WHO warning comes as the continent's most populous nation, Nigeria, with others including South Africa and Ivory Coast, have begun relaxing some of their lockdown measures, reports the BBC.

Gyms, restaurants, salons, bars reopen in HK

With the local transmission of the virus levelling off over the past two weeks, city officials have allowed a partial reopening of eight types of business, but with conditions, reports the South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper.

States could consider online sale or home delivery of liquor, says SC

The remarks came from a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai during the hearing of a PIL through video conferencing. The PIL complained of indiscriminate flouting of all social distancing norms at the liquor vends after they were reopened on May 4.

Germany passes law banning ‘gay conversion therapy’

The legislation, passed on Thursday evening, is intended to stop groups offering the service - which claims to be able to change a person's sexual orientation - to under-18s, the BBC reported.

Priyanka Gandhi sends one lakh masks to UP

Congress media coordinator Lallan Kumar said that the party will now contact the party's district president and the masks will be sent to them on a priority basis.

Centre issues guidelines for quarantine of abroad returnees

In the guidelines issued on Thursday, the Health Ministry has said there are a large number of facilities such as hotels, service apartments, lodges which remain unoccupied due to the impact of COVID-19 on travel and tourism.

LSAT-India entrance exam goes online amid COVID-19 pandemic

The move from a paper and pencil test to an online examination will enable candidates to take the test from the convenience of their home or other respective settings without worrying for their health and safety.

Australia to reopen restaurants, cafes in first phase

The regional governments of the country's eight states and territories announced the phase calendar, reports Efe news.

Equity indices in green, Sensex up over 400 points

Around 10.10 a.m., the BSE Sensex was trading at 31,875.44, higher by 432.06 points or 1.37 per cent from the previous close of 31,443.38.

Trump orders daily testing at WH after aide gets COVID-19

While addressing the media during a White House meeting with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Trump said that he had had "very little contact, personal contact, with this gentleman", who is the President's personal military valet, adding that he had just undergone two coronavirus tests, one on Wednesday and another on Thursday, and the results were negative, reports Efe news.

COVID-19: Bundesliga to restart behind closed doors on May 16

League association CEO Christian Seifert announced the permitted re-start is planned without games on Friday evening but contains two rounds of matches during the week. "We wanted to follow the wording in the orders of politics strictly," the 50-year-old commented, reports Xinhua news agency.

India tally at 56,342, with 3,390 cases, 103 deaths in 24 hours

Of the total cases, 37,916 are active while 1,886 people have lost their lives.

Another gas leakage at LG Polymers in Vizag triggers panic

Fumes were seen billowing out of the chemical plant, where the gas leakage in the early hours of the day claimed 11 lives and affected over 300 others.

France to start “very gradual” easing of lockdown from May 11

"Following the data of the past few days, the gradual lifting of the confinement can be started on May 11. This is a new step in the fight against the epidemic," Philippe announced on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Lockdown to be lifted in phases from Saturday, says Pakistan Prime Minister

"We know that we're doing it at a time when our curve is going up but it is not edging up as we were expecting," Dawn news quoted Khan as saying in a televised address on Thursday alongside his aides after a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) in Islamabad.

15 migrants run over by goods train in Maharashtra

A senior railway official confirmed that 15 migrant labourers were run over by a goods train between Jalna and Aurangabad of Nanded Divison of South Central Railway.

COVID-19 deaths in Italy near 30,000

There were 1,401 new infections over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries to 215,858 since the pandemic began in Italy on February 21, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

Vista to invest Rs 11,367 crore in Jio Platforms

Vista's investment will translate into a 2.32 per cent equity stake in Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis, making Vista the largest investor in Jio Platforms behind Reliance Industries and Facebook.

Karnataka allows inter-state road travel for stranded people

"As per the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order to allow inter-state road travel for people stranded due to the lockdown, a procedure has been drawn for entering Karnataka from other states to ensure their health, safety and welfare in transit," state disaster management head T.K. Anil Kumar said in a statement here.