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Daily Archives: 16th May 2020

Atomic energy research reactor, facilities to be set up under PPP mode

Under the reforms, the government will establish a research reactor in PPP mode for the production of medical isotopes and promote the welfare of humanity through affordable treatment for cancer and other diseases.

China threatens retaliation at ‘unreasonable suppression’ of Huawei in US

Describing the move as the destruction of "global manufacturing, supply and value chains", the Chinese foreign ministry said that Beijing would "firmly uphold Chinese firms' legitimate and legal rights and interests".

COVID-19: 11 more test positive in Kerala, active cases now 87

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave this information in a Facebook post on Saturday. "Of these, seven have come from abroad, and four from within the country," he added.

Congress will arrange 1,000 buses for migrants, Priyanka Gandhi tells Adityanath

Priyanka Gandhi, who is also in charge of party affairs in eastern Uttar Pradesh, said that the Congress will bear the cost of these chartered buses at a time when the migrants are finding it tough to return homes safely.

Auto-rickshaw, shopping malls, domestic flights to start in Lockdown 4.0

Metro, bus services, barbershops, restaurants, local markets and home appliance repairing shops are expected to be allowed with considerable relaxations in the green and orange zones under the new guidelines for the fourth phase of lockdown that may extend for another 14 days.

France no longer exempt from UK’s 14-day quarantine period

On Sunday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had announced that anyone flying into the UK will have to spend 14 days in isolation before being able to move freely around the country, the Metro newspaper reported.

Give money directly to people, rework eco package, says Rahul

Rahul Gandhi was addressing his third press conference, this time for regional media.

Italy to lift travel restrictions from June 3

The decree was signed by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday and published early on Saturday, the BBC reported.

CBSE to announce class 10 and 12 board exams dates by 5 pm

In a tweet, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said: "Attention Students! Releasing the date sheet for CBSE Board Examinations for Class 10th and 12th today at 5.00 p.m."

Lava to shift production from China to India, to invest Rs 800 crore

Lava exports over 33 per cent of its phones to markets such as Mexico, Africa, Southeast Asia and West Asia.

Naval Ship Jalashwa leaves Male for Kochi with 588 Indians

Indian nationals are returning home as they were stranded due to the lockdown enforced by the government to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

‘US working with India on COVID-19 vaccine, sending ventilators’

Unveiling 'Operation Warp Speed' to ready a vaccine by the end of the year, Trump said on Friday that "many of the great scientists, researchers" from the US Indian community were working on the project.

India surpasses China in COVID tally, total nears 86000

With the steady rise in novel coronavirus cases, India has risen to 11th spot among countries with the highest number of confirmed infection. Goa and Manipur, which were declared COVID-19 free, have reported fresh corona positive cases.

Sri Lanka Cricket requests BCCI not to cancel scheduled tour of Sri Lanka

As per a report published in 'The Island', "Sri Lanka Cricket has sent an e-mail to their counterparts at Board of Control for Cricket in India requesting the possibility of resuming bilateral cricket later in July."

Reliance Industries Limited rights issue opens on May 20

In a filing with the stock exchanges, RIL said the issue opening date is May 20 and the closing date is June 3.

US House passes $3 trillion COVID-19 relief package

The rescue plan was approved on Friday night by a tight 208-199 margin amid opposition by Republicans as well as some moderate and progressive Democrats, reports Efe news.

Myanmar hands over 22 NE insurgents to India

The officials said on condition of anonymity that the 22 insurgents linked to NDFB(S), United National Liberation Front, People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Pro), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup, People's Liberation Army, and Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) were brought to India on a special aircraft and handed over to Manipur and Assam police separately.

No approved treatments yet for COVID19, says WHO

"There are hundreds of clinical trials that are underway, and the reason we need to wait for the results of these studies is because they are evaluating how these medicines, how these drugs work, in terms of either preventing infection, preventing someone from progressing to severe disease, preventing death and how safe they are, do they have any side effects," Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead for the WHO's Health Emergencies Program, said on Friday in a press conference in Geneva, Xinhua news agency reported.

23 Migrant workers die in accident in UP

The incident took place on the national highway at Mihauli under Kotwali police circle when the trolley rammed into a stationary mini-truck.

Global COVID-19 cases reach over 4.5million

As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 4,538,406, while the death toll increased to 307,486, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

APSRTC lays off over 6,200 contract employees

It said that the management through oral orders had asked the contract workers not to report for duties.