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  • South Korea reports 125 more COVID-19 cases, 9,786 in total
  • US: 1 million tested for COVID-19
  • China's GDP growth to decline to 2 3 pc in baseline scenario in 2020: World Bank
  • COVID-19 death toll in US tops 3,000: Johns Hopkins University
  • Six from Telangana inflicted with Carona die after attending a religious prayer meeting
  • Pakistani PM announces formation of volunteers' force to fight against COVID-19
  • One million people tested for COVID-19 in US
  • China calls for immediate lifting of unilateral coercive measures against Syria: Envoy
  • Ukrainian parliament appoints new finance, health ministers
  • US state of Virginia orders residents to stay home amid COVID-19 spread
  • US to send medical equipment worth $100Mln to Italy: Trump
  • World Bank urges G20 to eliminate or cut import tariffs on COVID-19 products
  • Pompeo, NATO Chief discuss COVID-19 response, Afghanistan: US State Dept
  • US capital declares stay-at-home order, violators to face fines, imprisonment - Mayor
  • Finland tightens control at border with Sweden amid coronavirus pandemic
Sports
Reviewing opportunities to prepare for Olympic Games: Hockey India

Reviewing opportunities to prepare for Olympic Games: Hockey India

30 Mar 2020 | 9:33 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 (UNI) Hockey India said on Monday they are are already reviewing the opportunities to prepare for the upcoming muti-sporting event with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially announcing July 23 to August 8 2021 as new dates for the Tokyo Olympic
Games.

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2019, big year for Star Sports, says CEO Thakar

30 Mar 2020 | 8:38 PM

Mumbai, Mar 30 (UNI) Star Sports CEO Gautam Thakar has termed 2019 a big year for the network, saying there has been a rapid growth of sports consumption among television viewers in India.

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Australian midfielder Paartalu signs two year deal with Bengaluru FC

30 Mar 2020 | 7:41 PM

Bengaluru, Mar 30 (UNI) Midfielder Erik Paartalu has put pen to paper in a new two-year deal that keeps him with Bengaluru FC till end of the 2021-22 season, the club announced on Monday.

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Postponed Tokyo Olympics to be held from July 23 to Aug 8, 2021

Postponed Tokyo Olympics to be held from July 23 to Aug 8, 2021

30 Mar 2020 | 7:24 PM

Tokyo, Mar 30 (UNI) The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed last week over the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held from July 23 to Aug 8 next year, Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing Committee, said on Monday.

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Manu Bhaker contributes Rs 1 lakh to Relief Fund

30 Mar 2020 | 6:59 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 (UNI) Shooter Manu Bhaker on Monday said an amount of Rs 1 lakh will released to "Haryana Corona CARES Fund" to tackle the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

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SAI donates Rs 76 lakh to PMCARES Fund

30 Mar 2020 | 6:12 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 (UNI) Sports Authority of India employees on Monday pledged to donate an amount of Rs 76 lakh to PMCARES Fund in fight against the pandemic.
"I feel honoured to share that employees of Sports Authority of India have come forward to donate 3 days salary of Group A, 2 days of group B & 1 day of all other employees to #PMCARES fund to fight coronavirus. The total amount is 76 lakh," Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju shared the information on his
twitter handle.

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Tokyo Olympics to begin on July 23, 2021

Tokyo Olympics to begin on July 23, 2021

30 Mar 2020 | 5:29 PM

Tokyo, Mar 30 (UNI) The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed last week over the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held from July 23 to Aug 8 next year, officials said on Monday.
Several officials from Tokyo Metropolitan Government said that the Tokyo Olympics will open on July 23, 2021, while the Paralympic Games will open on Aug 24 of the same year, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.

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COVID-19: Mary Kom donates one month salary, releases Rs 1 cr from MPLAD fund

30 Mar 2020 | 4:43 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 (UNI) Ace boxer and six-time world champion Mary Kom on Monday made monetary contributions to the government in the fight against coronavirus pandemic
Mary Kom, who also is a nominated Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha said she has given her consent for release of Rs one crore from her MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) Fund towards the relief efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sathiyan Gnanasekaran extends support in fight against pandemic

30 Mar 2020 | 4:24 PM

Chennai, Mar 30 (UNI) Table tennis player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran on Monday pledged to a total of Rs 1,25,000 (Rs 1 lakh for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s public relief fund & Rs 25000 for PM Cares fund ) in fight against the pandemic.
"These are testing times for all of us especially for the daily wage workers & migrant labourers. I hereby pledge to donate a total of Rs 1,25,000 ( Rs 1 lakh for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s public relief fund & Rs 25000 for PM Cares fund )," Sathiyan wrote on his twitter handle.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted saying "Very good gesture @sathiyantt It will motivate everyone."
Earlier in the day, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma pledged to extend their support to the PM-CARES and CM’s Relief Fund of Maharashtra to combat the disease in the country.

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Kohli, Anushka offer monetary support to COVID-19 Relief Funds

30 Mar 2020 | 3:54 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 (UNI) Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma on Monday offered monetary support to the PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra) in fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
"Anushka and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many & we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of our fellow citizens," Virat Kohli tweeted.

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BFI reaches out to Olympic-bound boxers via video conferencing

BFI reaches out to Olympic-bound boxers via video conferencing

29 Mar 2020 | 8:44 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) Boxing Federation of India (BFI), in their maiden initiative reached out to its players through video conferencing to guide and motivate them when all sporting activities around the globe have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Shooter Esha Singh contributes her bit in fight against COVID-19

29 Mar 2020 | 7:25 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) Shooter Esha Singh is just 15-year-old and pledged on Sunday to contribute Rs 30,000 to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic making her youngest athlete in the country for this cause.
"I pledge to contribute 30 thousand Rupees from my savings to PM CARE FUND to Fight Covid 19 Desh hai to hum hai," Esha tweeted.

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COVID-19: Using his 'tracer bullet' cliche, Shastri urges people to stay indoors

COVID-19: Using his 'tracer bullet' cliche, Shastri urges people to stay indoors

29 Mar 2020 | 6:45 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) India head coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday urged people to stay indoors, saying 'only thing flying around the world like a tracer bullet is this bloody Corona', using his famous cliche to convey his message of staying home at all costs.

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KSCA to donate Rs 1 crore for fight against COVID-19

29 Mar 2020 | 5:07 PM

Bengaluru, Mar 29 (UNI) The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Sunday announced that it would donate Rs 50 lakh each to the central government and the state government for their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rahane contributes Rs 10 lakh in fight against COVID-19

Rahane contributes Rs 10 lakh in fight against COVID-19

29 Mar 2020 | 4:33 PM

Mumbai, Mar 29 (UNI) India Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane also did his little bit by contributing an amount of Rs 10 lakh to the Maharastra Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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