UK people on streets

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UK Witnesses 3 Times Surge In COVID-19 & Omicron Cases, Mulls Lockdown

The UK reported a massive surge in Omicron cases, taking the tally to 24,968.  In the past 24 hours, nation reported 10,048 cases, triple times surge, forcing the UK Government to take massive restriction steps. Considering the situation, the UK Government is planning to impose strict lockdown. Besides Omicron, the UK reported 90,418 COVID-19 cases, taking the total to 11,279,428 cases till date. 

Mon, 20 Dec 2021 - 06:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: omicron, Covid-19, United Kingdom, coronavirus lockdown

Courtesy: Money Control

Passenger arriving at International Airport

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US Opens Borders For International Air Travelers

The United States Government on November 8, announced that the borders are open for international air travelers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in a statement, that foreign travelers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and will be required to show negative test results at the time of boarding. Reportedly, the country has ended its air travel ban for 33 countries including India, as per reports. 

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 - 01:37 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, International Travel, United States, India, coronavirus lockdown

Courtesy: The Indian Express

india's covid war poster

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Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Lowest In 242 days: Health Ministry

Union Health Ministry on October 27, recorded 13,451 new Coronavirus cases in India, taking the total tally to 3,42,15,653. Furthermore, the active cases have been declined to 1,62,661, which is the lowest in 242 days. The daily rise in Coronavirus cases have been below the 30 thousand mark since March 2021. "Our  figures are being reconciled with the Indian council of medical Research," said the ministry on its website.

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 - 11:47 AM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, India, Delta Variant, coronavirus lockdown

Courtesy: PTI

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Govt Data Reveals April 2021 Lockdown Initiated Economic Slowdown

Citing government data, financial experts hinted that India is facing economic distress from April 2021, due to lockdown. Analysing the retail activity and road congestion, Indian economist Abhishek Gupta highlighted the economic slowdown till May 16. Abhishek said that the continuous economic distress will surely reflect in the GDP. Reportedly, recent data highlighted rise in input costs in business with decline in exports, imports and… read-more

Thu, 27 May 2021 - 08:42 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: coronavirus lockdown, ECONOMIC DISTRESS, Exports, business

Courtesy: The Print

Lockdown extended in Tamil Nadu from May 24

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Tamil Nadu Govt Extends Lockdown By Another Week Till May 31

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin on May 22 announced the extension of complete lockdown by one more week. Following the steep increase in the COVID-19 death rate, the government extended the lockdown ending on May 24. However, the new guideline will allow shops to open till 9 pm on May 23 to stock up essentials. Allowing banks, private offices, the new order mandated e-registration for inter-state medical travel.

Sat, 22 May 2021 - 04:40 PM / by Samanth Lanka

Tags: LockdownExtension, Lockdown, coronavirus lockdown, Tamilnadu, Covid-19, MK Stalin

Courtesy: NDTV

Karnataka HC

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HC Rejects PIL Seeking FIR Against Cops For Using Force In Lockdown

The Karnataka High Court on May 19 rejected a PIL seeking FIR and departmental enquiry against the state cops for assaulting general public while implementing the lockdown. The petitioner, mentioning media reports, equalled the brutality with that of faced by freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai. Dismissing the plea, HC disagreed with the comparison and said police 'may not be doing that out of any pleasure.

Thu, 20 May 2021 - 05:52 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: coronavirus lockdown, lockdown guidelines, Karnataka High Court, Bench

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Power transmission towers

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India's Electricity Demand Dips In 2020-21; First Time In 35 Years

A data analysis by Reuters has revealed that annual electricity usage in India has drastically fell for the first time in last 35 years. Citing pandemic-induced lockdown as a reason, the analysis showed that power generation dipped by 0.2% for the year 2020-21. However, it also highlighted that while March 2021 observed a continuous increase in electricity generation, it picked up by 23% in comparison to March 2020 demand.

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 09:15 AM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Lockdown, Electricity, coronavirus lockdown, Production

Courtesy: NDTV

Raw Coconuts

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College in Bali Allows Students To Pay Coconut in Lieu of Tuition Fees

One of the hospitality college in Bali, Indonesia has allowed financially struggling students to pay fees in the form of 'coconuts and other natural produce'. The Venus One Tourism Academy claimed, “We have to educate them to optimize the natural resources in their surroundings. So when the pandemic is over, they would be more than just a common workers". The decision was taken after students failed to pay in installments.

Thu, 05 Nov 2020 - 10:19 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Bali, Indonesia, Tourism, Coconut, Tuition Fees, Covid-19, coronavirus lockdown

Courtesy: Indian Express

Expedite works worth Rs 834 cr under SRDP in city with traffic-free roads.

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Hyderabad Municipal Corporation To Utilize Lockdown Period For Construction

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is making good use of the lockdown and is speeding up different construction works under the Strategic Road Development Programme (SRDP) in different areas of the city. The municipal corporation is executing works worth Rs 62 crore in all the six zones in its jurisdiction. According to an official from GHMC, the work was executed three times faster than the normal days.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 - 05:21 PM / by Anjali Bharti

Tags: Hyderabad (633, coronavirus lockdown, Telangana, municipal corporation

Courtesy: MAGZTER

Lockdown continues in Thiruvananthapuram

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Thiruvananthapuram Continues Lockdown Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

With Kerala's capital city Thiruvananthapuram witnessing higher COVID-19 infection rate than the state average, the district administration has decided to extend the lockdown. However, some relaxations have been granted for certain daily and economic activities. As per the order, government offices and private enterprises are permitted to function with 1/3rd and 1/4th of staff respectively. Thiruvananthapuram has been observing a 'triple… read-more

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 - 04:53 PM / by Vaishnavi Venkatesh

Tags: Kerala, Covid-19, coronavirus lockdown, Thiruvananthapuram, CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Courtesy: The Indian Express