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Daily Archives: 19th May 2020

After long Covid break, Andhra schools set to reopen from August 3

During the course of a video conference, the Chief Minister instructed all the district collectors to take an active role and evaluate the daily progress of the works completed under the scheme.

FBI says it accessed terrorist’s iPhone without Apple’s help

In a media briefing, US Attorney General William Barr said that Mohammed Alshamrani, the Saudi air force officer accused of killing three classmates and injuring eight others at Florida Naval Air Station on December 6 was affiliated with Al Qaeda.

Qualcomm commits $1.5million to India’s fight against COVID-19

The contributions will be made towards PM CARES Fund, and multiple relief and public healthcare infrastructure initiatives, the chip-making giant said.

COVID-19: English Premier League witnesses six positive tests

The Premier League plans to restart in June after games were stopped due to the global pandemic.

Press freedom not absolute, says SC, asks Arnab to move court to quash FIR

The observations were made by a bench comprising Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R. Shah while asking Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami to move a competent court to quash an FIR for a news show on Palghar mob-lynching. The bench said Goswami is not immune from an investigation into the FIR which has been transferred from police station Sadar, district Nagpur City to N.M. Joshi Marg police station in Mumbai.

FIR against Priyanka Gandhi’s secretary in Lucknow

Sandeep Singh has been booked for furnishing wrong details about the buses arranged by the Congress to carry migrant workers to their destination.

Mamata forms task force, evacuates 3 Lakh people from coastal belts

To review all the arrangements, Banerjee has formed a task force, spearheaded by Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha, which would review the situation and carry out rescue operations across the state.

Centres in Maharashtra, Karnataka too for Goa Board exams, says CM

"Permissions are being taken from the Maharashtra administration and the local MLA for holding of exams," Sawant said.

Russian PM resumes work after COVID-19 recovery

Mishustin held several meetings via video-conference while he was in the hospital, while earlier reports said he was recovering and would be soon discharged reports TASS News Agency.

COVID19: 12 test positive, 142 under treatment in Kerala

Till Tuesday, 642 people have been reported positive for coronavirus in the state. Of these 53 came from abroad and 46 from other states who came by road and six by ships.

Cristiano Ronaldo reports for Juventus training

All football in Italy has been suspended since March as a precautionary measure against coronavirus pandemic and the authorities are now targetting mid-June as a possible return date for Serie A.

57 new cases raise Andhra Covid19 tally to 2,339

On Tuesday too, 6 of the 57 positive cases were found to have visited the market, identified as the primary factor in the spread of Covid-19 in neighbouring Tamil Nadu. It has been shut now.

Trump threatens to pull out of WHO over subservience to China

In a four-page letter addressed to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that he posted Monday night on Twitter, Trump said: "The repeated missteps by you and your organisation in responding to the pandemic have been extremely costly to the world. The only way forward for the World Health Organization is only if it can demonstrate its independence from China."

Buses, taxis, autos back on roads in Karnataka

"State-run BMTC, KSRTC and its two subsidiaries have resumed bus services in cities and towns across the state, except in containment zones where COVID cases are still high. Only 30 passengers are allowed in a bus, with no standing commuters, to ensure physical distancing," a transport official told IANS here.

2 Kerala Congress lawmakers begin 24-hour fast in isolation

Trouble broke out last week when five Congress lawmakers -- three MPs and two MLAs -- who visited the Walayar check-post in Palakkad on May 9 were asked to go for two-week isolation after a person who arrived from outside Kerala turned coronavirus positive.

Major US automakers resume production

The resumption of production on Monday comes almost two months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced auto manufacturers to shut their factories and send workers home to comply with quarantine measures issued by the authorities, reports Efe news.

Buses return on Telangana roads after 58 days

State-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) resumed bus services from 6 a.m. across the state, except in Hyderabad where city bus services remained suspended.

Trump taking hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 preventive despite US controversy

"A couple of weeks ago, I started taking it. I've heard a lot of good stories," he told reporters on Monday in Washington.

Bengal evacuates people in coastal areas as Amphan intensifies

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already directed the state disaster management authorities to transport the evacuees to temporary cyclone centres for safety. Three coastal districts of East Midnapore, South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas are expected to be the worst affected in the cyclonic spell.

ICC Cricket Committee recommends banning use of saliva, want extra DRS

"The ICC Cricket Committee heard from the Chair of the ICC Medical Advisory Committee Dr Peter Harcourt regarding the elevated risk of the transmission of the virus through saliva, and unanimously agreed to recommend that the use of saliva to polish the ball be prohibited," said the ICC in its statement.

Sensex up 500 points on positive global cues

The rise in the domestic market was in line with the gains in the global markets.

Merkel urges world to work together to overcome COVID crisis

"No country can solve this crisis alone, we must act together," said Merkel during her video message at the World Health Organization's (WHO) meeting on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Uber sacks 3,000 more employees, to shut 45 offices globally

Last week, Uber fired nearly 3,700 employees via multiple Zoom calls. With this, 25 per cent of its global workforce is now out of job.

Corona cases in India cross 1 lakh-mark with 134 deaths in 24 hours

According to the Ministry, there are 58,302 active cases, 39,173 people have been cured and 3,163 have died so far. In the past 24 hours, 134 people lost their battle to Covid-19.

Priyanka Gandhi accuses UP government of politicising over migrants

The letter written early Tuesday at 2.10 a.m. alleged that a letter was received from the Additional Chief Secretary Avneesh Awasthi's office at 11.40 p.m. on late Monday night said that all the buses should report in Lucknow by 10 a.m. on Tuesday is nothing but politics.

WHO chief warns of long road to travel as COVID-19 risk remains high

"This is a dangerous enemy, with a dangerous combination of features: this virus is efficient, fast, and fatal," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Delhi allows all industries with staggered business hours

In an order, signed by Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, the government said no movement will be allowed in a containment zone.

Global COVID-19 cases top 4.8 million

As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 4,801,282, while the death toll increased to 318,465, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

IMD issues fresh cyclone alert for Bengal, Odisha as ‘Amphan’ intensifies

In a statement, the IMD said the super cyclonic storm Amphan (pronounced as UM-PUN) over Westcentral and adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved nearly north-northeastwards with a speed of 14 kmph during the past six hours.

Evacuation flight from Dubai lands at Mangaluru

"The IX 0814 Boeing 737-8HG from Dubai landed at the Bajpe airport at 7:38 p.m., with 178 passengers, including 99 men, 67 women, 11 children and an infant," an Air India Express official told IANS.