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India plans to import oxygen containers, press IAF into service
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India is deliberating on importing oxygen containers and equipment from friendly foreign nations to address the oxygen crisis faced by the country in the middle of the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Port volumes moderate but still resilient: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India's port volumes growth has moderated but is still resilient to shocks such as the recent Suez Canal blockage, ratings agency India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
11 states, UTs administered first dose of vaccine to over 90% of health workers
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 13 crore on Wednesday, with 11 states and Union Territories (UTs) administering the first dose to more than 90 per cent of healthcare workers (HCWs).
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Airlift or create corridor, immediately provide hospitals oxygen: Delhi HC
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid oxygen crisis in the capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre why it was not waking up to reality and directed it to immediately provide oxygen to the hospitals in the city.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cumulative vaccination in India crosses 13.22 cr mark
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The total Covid vaccinations across the country have crossed the 13.22 crore mark on Wednesday with more than 21.21 lakh vaccine doses administered till evening.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Centre allocates Remdesivir supply to 19 states with high Covid burden
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Addressing shortages of Remdesivir in certain regions of the country, the Central government on Wednesday made interim allocation of the key anti-viral drug for 19 states/Union Territories for the period up to April 30.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Air India cancels UK flights from April 24 to 30
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) National carrier Air India has decided to cancel flights between India and the UK from April 24 to 30.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MG Motor India, Devnandan Gases to increase medical oxygen production
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer MG Motor India has tied up with Devnandan Gases to increase the production of medical oxygen.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SDMC ready to convert its schools, community halls into Covid centres
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Concerned with the increasing number of Covid cases in the national capital, the BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Wednesday announced to convert its primary school buildings and community halls into Covid isolation centres, subject to the approval of the Delhi government.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gasping for oxygen, Delhi awaits 480 MT of fresh supply (Ld)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi is gasping for oxygen for a second day running as several hospitals are left with a few hours' stock.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
CY21 net airline industry losses to narrow down: IATA
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Global airline industry's net losses are expected to narrow down in 2021, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IndiGo to bring in freighters, signs LOI
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) To serve the surging cargo demand, airline major IndiGo plans to convert four A321ceo aircraft from passenger jets to a full freighter configuration.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sitharaman assures industry of government's support
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday urged the industry to wait and watch for next few days to assess the situation amid the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, while assured it of full government support.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Industry more ready to invest now than before Covid: CEOs
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India Inc seems undeterred by the second wave of Covid pandemic and feels that the current times presents ideal investment opportunity, both for financial and industrial investors.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chhattisgarh to provide free vaccine to all above 18
New Delhi/Raipur, April 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced on Wednesday that free Covid vaccine will be provided to everyone above 18 years of age the state.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
FM assures ramp up in supply of oxygen, Remdesivir to states
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Union Finance Mminister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday praised the Indian industry for its extreme forbearance, patience and perseverance, using Japanese word 'Gamanzuyoi'.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP lashes out at Kejriwal, says no concrete policy to deal with pandemic
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the Covid situation worsened in the national capital, the BJP intensified its attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for doing nothing to overcome the crisis.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pipe manufactures demand temporary ban on steel exports to check rising prices
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India is one of the largest producers of steel in the world, yet the Indian MSEMs are struggling with increasing steel prices and shortage of raw material in the domestic market, which are leading to project cancellations and huge losses for the industry.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IAF roped in to bring in oxygen cylinders, medicines to Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre has roped in the Indian Air Force to airlift oxygen cylinders, regulators, and essential medicines as the national capital region faces shortage of oxygen cylinders and medicines.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Covid helpline numbers on social media a boon or bane?
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the coronavirus pandemic has turned more menacing than last year, there has been a massive increase in the number of people seeking help and those lending support on the social media.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Centre has increased Delhi's oxygen quota: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid shortage of oxygen reported in several government and privates hospitals in Delhi since last few days due to sudden increase of Covid-19 cases, the city government found some relief as the Centre has agreed to increase Delhi's oxygen quota, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Flushing public toilets propels Covid virus 5 feet up in air
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Respiratory droplets are the most prominent source of transmission for Covid-19. However, flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet at public restrooms, an Indian-origin researchers-led study has warned.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Panasonic India launches new smart home division
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Panasonic India on Wednesday launched a new Spatial Solutions division as part of its strategic expansion for smart home solutions.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Don't hoard oxygen, taking it casually is harmful, warns AIIMS chief
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Emphasising on judicious use of oxygen, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said if a person's oxygen saturation is 93 per cent to 99 per cent, then that person does not need oxygen, and taking it will instead be harmful.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Manish Sisodia on his toes to provide healthcare in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In a leaked video Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is seen taking a meeting at the GTB hospital and directing officials to take quick decisions without waiting for approvals from the Secretariat.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
SII borrows money from banks to scale up Covishield production
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) To scale up production of its Covishield vaccine, the Serum Institute of India (SII) had borrowed money from banks instead of waiting for the government's aid to arrive.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Runner Johnson contracts Covid-19, rules himself out of Olympics
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Jakarta Asian Games champion in men's 1500 metres Jinson Johnson says his chances of making cut for the Tokyo Olympics are almost over as he is still recovering from Covid-19 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centre in Bengaluru.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Faster jabs, surveillance can only tame triple-mutant Indian virus
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Increasing efforts towards faster mass vaccination and virus surveillance is the key to ward off dangers posed by a triple-mutant coronavirus now present in the country, health experts said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
21.57L active Covid cases in India, double of last year
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Union Government on Wednesday said that there are more than 21.57 lakh active Covid cases in the country, which is double the maximum number of active cases India had last year.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Union Education Minister Nishank tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus. At present, he is in home quarantine and following the Covid protocols.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India's DRI seizes over 300 kg 'cocaine' coming from Panama
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized over 300 kg of drug, suspected to be cocaine, concealed in a consignment of wooden logs that originated from Panama, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi man in shock after news of pregnant wife's death through video call
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A man outside the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital in New Delhi could be seen weeping inconsolably after losing his eight-month pregnant wife and unborn child on Wednesday afternoon.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
All in the Mind: The state of mental health in Corporate India
New Delhi, April 21 (IANSlife) A study highlighting the role of the workplace in causing, furthering and perpetuating mental illness, launched by Gi Group India, a leading human capital solutions and services provider. The study titled 'All in the Mind: the state of mental health in Corporate India shares a birds eye view into the state of mental well-being of Indias corporate segment.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Consumer confidence weakens amid Covid crisis
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As India battles the acute Covid crisis, the monthly Refinitiv-Ipsos Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI) for India, in April, has shown a downward slide of 1.1 percentage points, over March 2021.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Brace for hike in petrol, diesel prices post elections
New Delhi, Apr. April 21 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices may increase soon at the end of the ongoing Assembly elections with oil companies looking to raise the retail price of the two auto fuels between Rs 2 and Rs 3 per litre in phases and make up for the losses they incurred by keeping the prices at artificially low levels in the run up to the local elections.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Assume everyone infectious as 60% cases from pre-symptomatic people'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Pre-symptomatic transmission of Covid-19 is a big concern, with estimates that 30 to 59 per cent cases are especially coming from transmission from pre-symptomatic people and less from asymptomatic people, warns expert Jose-Luis Jimenez.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Good Samaritans distribute free oxygen in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid the disturbing news of people black marketing or hoarding essential healthcare products in the middle of the raging Covid-19 pandemic in the country, here is some good news -- there are still many who are out there to help those in need.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Vaccine Leader has been reduced to a Vaccine Beggar: Congress
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken has alleged that the country from being a Vaccine Leader has been reduced to a Vaccine Beggar and rather than testing corona positive patients, the Government is testing the people's patience.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Emilia Clarke in final talks to join Marvel's 'Secret Invasion'
Los Angeles (IANS) "Game Of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke is in final stages of talks to join the upcoming series "Secret Invasion". The assignment marks her entry into the Marvel universe, though details of her role are yet to be revealed.
2021-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hockey Pro League: Great Britain vs India matches postponed
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The FIH Hockey Pro League matches between Great Britain and India, scheduled on May 8-9, have been postponed.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sony unveils X75 Android TV series in India
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Sony India on Wednesday unveiled a new X75 Android TV series that comes with 4K Ultra HD LED display.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
8 Indians through to finals at Youth Boxing World C'ships
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As many as eight Indians went through to the final of the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Covaxin effective against double mutant strain found in India: ICMR
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Monday Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin neutralises multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 and effectively neutralises the double mutant strain as well.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tamil Nadu reported highest wastage of Covid Vaccine
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) While several states claimed a shortage of Covid vaccine, it has been learnt that many states have wasted huge quantities of it. Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Punjab are three top states that reported the highest wastage of vaccines. While Kerala, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh were the states which reported zero wastage of Covid vaccine.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Covishield to be sold at Rs 400 to State, Rs 600 to pvt hospitals
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Covishield will be sold at Rs 400 per dose to the state government and Rs 600 to private hospitals, Serum Institute of India (SII) said on Wednesday. Covishield is known as AstraZeneca vaccine across the world.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Apple to launch iOS 14.5 update starting next week
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Apple has quietly revealed that iOS 14.5 will officially arrive starting next week.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Daalchini to power smart snacking across 90 pantries at Reliance Jamnagar
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indias first 24/7 snacking destination Daalchini on Wednesday said it will convert 90 manned pantries at Reliance Industries Jamnagar into contactless and digitally-enabled kiosks.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Covid vaccine not available for sale at retail
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Despite allowing vaccination for all above 18 years, the Covid vaccine will not be available for sale at chemists or pharmacies. As per the government sources, only Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and hospitals are allowed to give the vaccines in the third phase of vaccination starting from May 1.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Another alarm as Delhi's positivity rate zooms to 32.82%
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid acute shortage of oxygen in Delhi hospitals, the Covid positivity rate in the national capital has shot up to 32.82 per cent (till April 20, night), making health management more challenging in the city.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
54% of Indian students comfortable with online learning: Survey
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Nearly 54 per cent students in India now feel comfortable with the online learning model, according to a survey by Brainly, an online learning platform.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education