231 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamilnadu today; total rises to 2757:A record 231 persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Tamilnadu on Saturday, 174 of them from Chennai alone.
Lockdown 3: Tamil Nadu govt not to allow any relaxations in containment zones across state:The Tamil Nadu government today said it will not allow any relaxations in containment zones across the state during the third phase of the lockdown from May 4.
Number of positive Covid-19 cases in J&K rises to 666:The number of positive Covid-19 cases in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir has risen to 666 as 27 new positive cases of COVID-19, 02 from Jammu division and 25 from Kashmir division, have been reported on Saturday.
PM Modi discusses financial sector, structural & welfare measures to spur growth in India:Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting to discuss strategies to discuss interventions in the financial sector as well structural reforms to spur growth and welfare in the current context.
Bangladesh Railway operates special parcel train for agricultural goods:Bangladesh railway has started operating special trains to carry agricultural goods and essential items on Dhaka-Chattogram-Dhaka, Dhaka-Dewanganj-Dhaka and Khulna-Dhaka-Khulna routes.
China mishandled situation after coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan: US:The US has said that China mishandled the situation after the coronavirus outbreak in its Wuhan city. But it refrained from giving a definitive answer on retaliatory measures against Beijing.
Countries must lift lockdowns gradually: WHO:World Health Organization has said that countries must lift lockdowns gradually, while still being on the look-out for COVID-19 and ready to restore restrictions if the virus jumps back.
North Korea state media reports Kim Jong Un appearance:After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong Un, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the completion of a fertilisers plant north of Pyongyang, the first report of his appearance since April 11.
200 new mandis from seven states join e-NAM:Two hundred new mandis from seven states joined the e-NAM platform for marketing of agricultural produce on Friday.
India welcomes mutually benefitting collaborations with interested countries: Goyal:Union Minister Piyush Goyal has said India is open to mutually benefitting collaborations with interested countries. Interacting with foreign missions in New Delhi, through video conference, the Commerce and Industry Minister welcomed the interested countries who are planning to do business with India.
CAIT to launch national e-commerce marketplace ‘Bharatmarket’ for retail traders:Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced to launch a national e-commerce marketplace ‘Bharatmarket’ soon for all retail traders in collaboration with several technology partners.
Government hikes MSP for minor forest produce of 49 items:Government has raised the minimum support price for Minor Forest Produce of 49 items in view of circumstances arising out of Covid 19.
New UV disinfection trolley can effectively clean up hospital spaces to combat COVID-19:International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), an autonomous R&D Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST), and University of Hyderabad (UoH) together with the help of Mekins Industries Ltd. (MIL), have developed a UVC based disinfection trolley to fight against COVID-19 by rapid cleaning of hospital environment.
SpaceX to bring astronauts to short-handed Space Station for longer stay:Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX’s new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the International Space Station, the U.S. space agency said on Friday.
Singapore to ease some coronavirus curbs over next few weeks:Singapore will start easing some curbs put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus over the next few weeks, authorities said on Saturday, as the city-state takes the first tentative steps towards reopening its economy.