10 Big Takeaways As Centre Relaxes Lockdown Guidelines

MHA Guidelines Lockdown: The current phase of re-opening will have an economic focus, centre said. New Delhi: The nationwide coronavirus lockdown has been extended to June 30, the Home Ministry said on Saturday evening. Dubbing the fifth phase of the lockdown “Unlock 1, which will have an economic focus”, the ministry said a decision had […]

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SpaceX-NASA Mission to ISS on Schedule Though Weather Remains Uncertain

SpaceX’s historic first crewed mission was set to blast off for the International Space Station as scheduled on Saturday, NASA said, although uncertainty remained over weather conditions at the Florida launch site. “We are moving forward with launch today,” NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said in a tweet. “Weather challenges remain with a 50 percent chance […]

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Decision On International Flights, Gyms After First 2 Phases Of Lockdown5

Coronavirus lockdown: The government said it will decide on international flights later New Delhi: The government today said it will consider restarting international flights, metro trains, cinemas and gyms after the first two phases of lockdown5, which kicks in on June 8 with the opening of places of worship, hotels, restaurants and malls. The Home […]

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“Gross Violations” In Railways Handling Of Migrants: Rights Panel

The Commission has observed that media report contents, if true, lead to gross violations of human rights New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has send notices to the Union Home Secretary, the Railways and the governments of Gujarat and Bihar over hardships faced by migrants onboard trains due to delay in services and […]

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Layoffs in Lockdown Continue as the Tech Industry Cuts Losses

Tech companies in India have seen thousands of layoffs because of COVID-19. Ever since the lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus in March, most industries have struggled to make money, and have been cutting jobs at a steady pace. One of the latest developments on this front was BookMyShow, which laid off 270 employees, […]

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WeTransfer ‘Partially’ Blocked in India, Company Says

WeTransfer, a popular file transfer service that is used by a large number of Internet users across the globe, has “partially” been blocked in India. Various users report that the service is unavailable on their networks. The Amsterdam, Netherlands-based company has also confirmed the blockage while responding to user comments on its social media sites. […]

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‘World needs answers’: Donald Trump renews attack on China over Covid-19 pandemic

US President Donald Trump on Friday said that America is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization as he blamed it and China for the deaths and destruction caused by the Covid-19 pandemic across the globe. Stating that the funding of the WHO would now be diverted to other global public health organisations, Trump […]

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Hold exams while ensuring infection doesn’t spread: Maharashtra CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday spoke with vice chancellors of various universities and said that examinations should be held while ensuring that it doesn’t lead to the spread of coronavirus. An official statement quoted the chief minister as saying that “it is becoming clear that examinations cannot be held in July”, but the […]

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“I Can’t Breathe” Protests Spread Across US After Minneapolis Killing

Police made scores of arrests at Friday’s massive demonstration across US. New York: Thousands of protesters stormed the security perimeter of Barclays Center in New York as protests spread across the United States over the killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died after being pinned by the neck under a white police […]

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