Covid impact

COVID-19 impact: Out-of-business light and sound firm owners in Kochi to miss poll buzz too

Michael Fernandez, proprietor of Gee Sounds, Mattanchery in Kochi, entered the business of renting out sound and light equipment since he turned 18 in 1987.

published on : 29th October 2020

In a first, Kerala fixes floor price of vegetables to tide over Covid impact

In all, 16 varieties of vegetables would be covered in the first phase and there is a provision to revise the floor price on a regular basis, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. 

published on : 27th October 2020

Coronavirus impact: Kochi Muziris Biennale postponed to November 1, 2021

Bony Thomas, treasurer, Kochi-Biennale Foundation, said KBF is postponing the much-anticipated event with a firm affirmation to organise it in a grand manner next year.

published on : 25th October 2020

Surviving Covid is the mantra, plan is ready to ensure we don't run out of cash: Alliance Airline

This comes as Airports Council International World estimates the airport industry will suffer a 60 per cent reduction in revenues, reaching an unprecedented loss of  $104.5 billion.

published on : 22nd October 2020

Coronavirus impact: UEFA cancels men's under-19 Euros, hand WC walkover to higher-ranked sides

The decision sends high-ranked England, France, Italy, Netherlands and Portugal direct to the 2021 under-20 World Cup representing Europe.

published on : 21st October 2020

COVID-19 effect: Not your usual FDFS as Pondy theatres reopen after seven months

Theatres have been permitted to open from October 15 based on the Central government's Unlock guidelines

published on : 16th October 2020

Jobs at stake: Film industry appeals to Government of India to reopen cinemas

The cinema body, which represents all the multiplex chains, including, PVR, INOX and Cinepolis, said the sector directly employs more than two lakh people and provides employment to lakhs indirectly.

published on : 16th September 2020

COVID-19: IRDAI exempts insurers from issuing policy documents physically 

Moreover, insurers shall maintain verifiable, legally valid evidence for the proposer's consent received for the fully completed proposal form.

published on : 12th September 2020

Coronavirus impact: Annual festival at Velankanni turns out to be low-key affair

A 'quasi curfew ' was observed in the streets of Velankanni with police personnel in every street.

published on : 8th September 2020

High fuel rates, low demand set to dwindle truck operators' profit for current fiscal

CRISIL Ratings pointed out that recovery to business-as-usual status is possible in the third quarter if things keep improving.

published on : 29th August 2020

COVID-19 created largest disruption of education in history, affected 1.6 billion students: UN chief

The policy brief said that the pandemic has exacerbated education disparities and learning losses due to prolonged school closures threaten to erase progress made in recent decades.

published on : 4th August 2020

COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Restriction on arriving flights from 6 cities to Kolkata airport extended upto August 15

The restriction on arriving flights to Kolkata Airport from 6 cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur & Ahmedabad- has been extended.

published on : 30th July 2020

Asia Pacific airlines to post $29 bn losses

Brokerage firm Centrum pointed out that IndiGo may report loss to the tune Rs  2,670 crore for the June quarter, while SpiceJet losses to be at Rs  1,000 crore.

published on : 14th July 2020

Export of gems, jewellery dips 34.8% in June

However, we are seeing demand picking up in China, Europe and Australia,” said GJEPC chairman Colin Shah.

published on : 14th July 2020

Tamil Nadu CM asks Centre to give states freedom to work out assessment methods for students

EKP said it would not be feasible to conduct online examinations, considering the various issues relating to digital access to the students.

published on : 11th July 2020
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