Day: March 24, 2020

Tokyo Olympics postponed over coronavirus pandemic

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday. The Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9, but after telephone discussions between IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese […]

Stocks up over 5% amid building hopes for US virus stimulus

NEW YORK — Stocks around the world rallied Tuesday amid expectations that Congress is nearing a deal to pump nearly $2 trillion of aid into the coronavirus-ravaged economy. Top congressional and White House officials said they expect to reach an agreement Tuesday, though some issues remain. Investors have […]

Lockdowns not enough to defeat coronavirus – WHO’s Ryan

LONDON – Countries can’t simply lock down their societies to defeat coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert said on Sunday, adding that public health measures are needed to avoid a resurgence of the virus later on. “What we really need to focus on is finding those […]

India’s poor, hammered by coronavirus lockdown, fear for future

MUMBAI – Shaikh Bahaduresha, 31, lived on Mumbai’s streets for two months last year, unable to make ends meet on his meagre taxi-driving profits of roughly $5 a day. After he got married in December, his wife put some money towards renting a small apartment, and they moved […]

ECI Defers Rajaya Sabha Poll in View of COVID-19

open view news desk On 25.02.2020, Election Commission of India announced elections to the Council of States to fill 55 seats of Members from 17 States, retiring in the month of April,2020, which were notified vide Notification No. 318/CS-Multi/2020(1) dated 06.03.2020. After the last date of withdrawal on […]

IGNOU extends Online submission of examination Form for June 2020 TEE upto 30th APRIL 2020 without Late Fee

open view news desk Keeping in view the spread of CORONAVIRUS and  LOCKDOWN throughout the country, IGNOU has extended the last date of accepting the June, 2020 Term-end Examination forms WITHOUT ANY LATE FEE upto 30th APRIL, 2020. Learners can submit June TEE 2020 exam form by visiting […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan visits NCDC Control Room, Lab and Testing Facilities

open view news desk Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare visited National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Control Room and the Testing Laboratories, and reviewed the current status with Dr S K Singh, Director (NCDC) and senior officials, here today. He also interacted with […]

Labour Ministry Issues Advisory to all States/UTs to use Cess fund for Welfare of Construction Workers

open view news desk In the backdrop of outbreak of COVID-19,numerous measures are being taken by the Government to give relief to workers.To support unorganized construction workers who sustain their livelihood on daily wages, an advisory  has been issued today by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of […]

Coronavirus: Sonia urges PM, Cong CMs to take measures for wage support to construction workers

New Delhi, Mar 24: Expressing concern over the plight of construction workers after the country-wide lockdown over coronavirus, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce emergency measures, including wage support to those in distress. In a letter to the prime minister, Gandhi said […]

China virus epicentre to open up as world locks down

China announced Tuesday an end to travel curbs at the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, as governments around the world tightened lockdowns affecting 1.7 billion people in a desperate effort to slow the spread of the deadly disease. Hubei, where the novel coronavirus emerged late last year, will […]

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