Day: July 2, 2020

Prime Minister Modi shuts Weibo account after app ban

HONG KONG – Sina Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, said it has deleted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s account at the request of the Indian embassy, as tensions between the two countries continue to simmer over a border skirmish. Since posting on Sina Weibo the first time in 2015 […]

Asia Today: India’s virus cases surpass 600,000, curve rises

NEW DELHI — India’s number of coronavirus cases passed 600,000 on Thursday with the nation’s infection curve rising and its testing capacity being increased. The 19,148 new cases reported in the past 24 hours raised the national total to 604,641, with nearly 100,000 of them in the past […]

ASHAs of Odisha: overcoming COVID related stigma and discrimination

More than 46,000 ASHAs working closely with local communities to fight COVID-19 open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 2: Manju Jeena, an ASHA from village Kandalei of Khurda district, Odisha, has been working tirelessly to support COVID-19 related activities and ensure that her community has access to […]

Nominations for Padma Awards-2021 open till 15th September, 2020

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 2: Online nominations/recommendations for the Padma Awards to be announced on the occasion of Republic Day, 2021 have started from 1st May, 2020. The last date for nominations for Padma Awards is 15th September, 2020. The nominations/recommendations for Padma Awards will be received online […]

China hopes India corrects actions against Chinese firms immediately

BEIJING – China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday that it hopes India would correct its discriminatory actions against Chinese companies immediately, after India banned Chinese mobile apps amid a border crisis between the two countries. China has not adopted any restrictive or discriminatory measures against Indian products and […]

India’s coronavirus cases cross 600,000 amid easing of lockdowns

MUMBAI/GUWAHATI, India – India’s coronavirus infections surpassed 600,000 on Thursday, with 17,834 deaths, as authorities battled to contain the pandemic while easing lockdown rules, officials and the health ministry said. Fresh challenges to protect people from the virus emerged for disaster management officials in the northeast state of […]

If elected, will revoke H1-B visa suspension: Joe Biden

Washington, Jul 2:  Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice president Joe Biden has said that he will lift the temporary suspension on H-1B visas, the most sought-after by Indian IT professionals, if he wins the November presidential elections. On June 23, in a huge blow to Indian […]

Delhi’s first plasma bank operational

New Delhi, Jul 2:  Delhi’s first plasma bank to help treat novel coronavirus started functioning on Thursday, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that COVID-19 patients can donate their plasma 14 days after recovery. Addressing an online media briefing, the chief minister issued numbers – 1031 and 8800007722 […]

Over 19K COVID-19 cases push India’s tally above 6 lakh, 5 days after crossing 5-lakh mark

New Delhi, Jul 2:  India’s COVID-19 tally zoomed past six lakh cases on Thursday with a single-day increase of 19,148 cases, just five days after it crossed the five-lakh mark, while the death toll rose to 17,834, according to the Union health ministry data. The COVID-19 case load […]

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