Pandemic

Delhi records 10 Covid deaths; highest in six months

This is the 10 consecutive day when the city logged more than 2,000 cases in a day. The national capital on February 13 reported 12 deaths due to the viral disease.

published on : 13th August 2022

Hong Kong population shrinks for 2nd year under virus curbs 

The population as of mid-2022 declined by 1.6% from a year earlier to 7,291,600, the Census & Statistics Department announced Thursday.

published on : 12th August 2022

Mask mandate brought back in Delhi, Rs 500 fine on violators

Passengers in private 4-wheeled vehicles to be exempted from fine.

published on : 12th August 2022

Hit hard by pandemic, MSMEs in Telangana now suffer from rising inflation

As much as 70 per cent of the operating cost goes towards resources, intermediate and raw materials while 20 per cent is spent on rentals and wages.

published on : 12th August 2022

North Korea claims disputed victory over virus, blames Seoul 

Seen delivering a speech on TV for the first time, his powerful sister said Kim had suffered a fever while glorifying his "epoch-making" leadership, and she blamed the virus outbreak on  South Korea.

published on : 11th August 2022

Hospitality industry stages strong recovery in April-June quarter of FY23

Driven by rise in demand for weddings, leisure travel and recovery in corporate travel; the Indian hospitality sector witnessed a strong growth in Q1FY2023 (April-June). 

published on : 10th August 2022

Hong Kong cuts Covid hotel quarantine to three days for arrivals 

Hong Kong leader John Lee  said that the new policy of just three days in quarantine was made after scientific evidence and data had been analysed to control the risk factors.

published on : 8th August 2022

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani draws nil salary for second year in row citing pandemic 

In both these years, Ambani did not avail of any allowances, perquisites, retiral benefits, commission or stock options from Reliance for his role as the Chairman and Managing Director.

published on : 8th August 2022

Odisha accounts for 5 pc of new Covid cases nationally

While 10 districts have reported an increase in cases, four districts - Sonepur, Sambalpur, Boudh and Sundargarh have recorded more than 10 pc weekly positivity.

published on : 7th August 2022

Delhi sees 2,419 Covid-19 cases, highest in six months

It was the third consecutive day that the daily count of Covid-19 cases crossed the 2,000-mark. 

published on : 6th August 2022

North Korea reports no new covid cases, says 'all recovered' from virus outbreak 

The country has one of the world's worst healthcare systems, with poorly equipped hospitals, few intensive care units, and no covid-19 treatment drugs or vaccines, experts say.

published on : 5th August 2022

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

The urgency in the current response stems from the rapid spread of the virus coupled with the limited availability of the two-dose vaccine called Jynneos, which is considered the main medical weapon.

published on : 5th August 2022

Covid cases, hospitalisation see uptick in Delhi, 4 more fatalities

While on July 29, 244 patients were hospitalised, the numbers increased to 386 on August 4.

published on : 5th August 2022

87 per cent people in Odisha yet to receive booster shots

Not only the precaution dose, but the second dose coverage in around eight districts is also low as 25 lakh people are yet to take their second jab.

published on : 5th August 2022

Bhubaneshwar to get 50 mini-parks under Mukta scheme

The move will also help increase green cover and open public space in the city. The initiative will involve identified Mission Shakti groups.

published on : 4th August 2022

ITRs filed this year lower than returns filed in pandemic years: Report

The number of income tax returns filed thus far for AY23 is lower; the deadline of July 31 was not extended this year unlike during the pandemic-affected years.

published on : 3rd August 2022

People who skipped booster are most vulnerable to severe Covid

An analysis of recent Covid fatalities in the State revealed that around 80 per cent (pc) of the victims who succumbed to the disease in the last one month had not taken the precautionary dose.

published on : 3rd August 2022

East Coast Railway to resume all express, passenger trains

Except Bhubaneswar-Dhanbad-Bhubaneswar Garib Rath Express, all the originating trains from ECoR jurisdiction have resumed service.

published on : 3rd August 2022

Uber gains momentum in second quarter, investors look past loss

Uber has regained a lot of ground since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 triggered government lockdowns that kept most people at home.

published on : 2nd August 2022

Taking cue to improve collaboration

Corporates are reaching out to theatre practitioners for training programmes that use the art form to enhance teamwork and build employees’ soft skills

published on : 2nd August 2022
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