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Daily Archives: 12th May 2020

Vietnam kids return to school as COVID 19 restrictions eased

With schools opening in the two biggest urban areas, capital Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as many other provinces, a long period of children missing classes finally came to an end on Monday, reports Efe news.

Kejriwal announces Rs 1 cr to kin of teacher who died of Covid

Kejriwal, while addressing the media, said she was helping in serving food to the poor.

Indian Railways earns Rs 16 crore on day 1 of booking

The railways have started taking booking for the 15 pair of Special air conditioned train on Monday at 6 p.m. online on its IRCTC website. A senior railway ministry official said that on Monday tickets valued at Rs 16.15 crore were sold with 45,533 PNR generated.

Fatwa issued for low-key Eid amid corona outbreak

Eid will be celebrated on May 25.

UAE denies plans to raise VAT rate

VAT was introduced in the UAE in 2018 at 5 per cent on several goods and services, reports Xinhua news agency.

Equity indices fall, Sensex down 600 points

Around 10.05 a.m., Sensex was trading at 30,900.41, lower by 660.81 points or 2.09 per cent from the previous close of 31,561.22.

Saudi Arabia to cut June’s oil production

The state-run Saudi Press Agency official quoted a Ministry official as saying that the reduction will be a voluntary amount of 1 million bpd, in addition to the reduction committed by the kingdom in the latest OPEC+ agreement reached on April 12, reports Xinhua news.

Trudeau announces aid program for large companies

The program called the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF), is designed to allow big companies to access additional liquidity to keep their operations going, retain workers on the payroll, and avoid bankruptcy, though the financing comes with a series of terms and conditions, reports Xinhua news agency.

FIBA confirms dates for 2023 Basketball World Cup

The 2023 World Cup will see the group phase take place in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, with the final phase to follow in the Philippine capital city of Manila. It marks the first in the competition's history that it is to be staged in more than one country.

Twitter CEO donates $10 million to help prisons fight COVID-19

The donation is given to criminal justice advocacy group REFORM Alliance that would buy 10 million face masks and personal protective equipment (PPEs) for prisoners and other employees.

US COVID-19 deaths surpass 80,000

A total of 1,344,512 cases have been reported in the country, according to the CSSE, Xinhua news agency reported.

3 infants among 180 passengers fly back from Kuala Lumpur

According to the official, flight IX 687 flew in and touched down at the Anna International Airport here on Monday late night.

Pence tests negative for coronavirus, says Trump

Pence is in the White House and not in quarantine, though his press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for the coronavirus last week.

With 3,604 new cases, India’s Covid tally surges past 70K

According to the morning update provided by the ministry, the total number of cases now stands at 70,756.

Mobile internet facility restored in Kashmir

Mobile telephony except on postpaid BSNL connections was suspended in Kashmir on May 6 when Hizbul chief commander, Riyaz Naikoo was killed in an encounter with the security forces.

Five Air India pilots test Covid-19 negative on re-testing

According to sources, the new results were obtained after a re-test was conducted on the positive cases under Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the airline.

Global COVID 19 cases surpass 4.1 million

AS of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases increased to 4,175,284, the latest update by the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.