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  • Two more test positive for COVID-19 in Pondy
  • Covid-19 positive cases touch 48 in Odisha: 4000 kits airlifted from Mumbai
  • COVID-19: US death toll rises to 16,672
  • Corona positive cases reach 60 in Bihar
  • Kejriwal greets people on Good Friday
  • OPEC+ adopts declaration of cooperation on 3-stage reduction of oil production: Baku
  • Assam reports first COVID-19 death
  • Saudi Arabia says new OPEC+ deal impossible without Mexico – Source
  • Coronavirus cases reach 143,626 in Italy, pressure on hospitals decrease
  • Death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 95,000 worldwide: Johns Hopkins University
  • Putin, Trump, King Salman Say Want to Coordinate Moves on Stabilizing Oil Market – Kremlin
  • OPEC+ Talks Come to End, Discussions to Continue on Friday – Sources
  • Mexico Withdraws From OPEC+ Talks Without Giving Consent to New Output Cut Deal – Sources
  • OPEC+ Still Can Reach New Oil Output Cut Deal Despite Mexico's Exit From Talks – Source
  • OPEC+ Hopes to Persuade Mexico of Returning to Oil Output Cut Deal on Friday – Source
India
Nat’l associations of journalists express ‘utter dismay' at Cong president’s suggestion to ban media ads

Nat’l associations of journalists express ‘utter dismay' at Cong president’s suggestion to ban media ads

09 Apr 2020 | 6:51 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) Taking a 'strong objection' over AICC president Sonia Gandhi’s suggestion to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to generate financial resources to combat COVID-19 pandemic by banning all media advertisements by the government and PSUs for two years, several journalists associations on Thursday “expressed utter dismay' on and took serious umbrage to Ms Gandhi’s advice.

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PM Modi speaks to President Moon, lauds supply of Korean medical equipment to India

PM Modi speaks to President Moon, lauds supply of Korean medical equipment to India

09 Apr 2020 | 6:49 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) India and South Korea on Thursday shared information about the steps being taken in the two countries to tackle COVID-19, the global pandemic that has spread to about 180 countries and claimed over 89,000 lives.

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Centre allots Rs 15,000cr package for India COVID-19 Emergency Response

09 Apr 2020 | 6:41 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) A whopping Rs 15,000 crore package for 'India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package' will be set up soon and the funds sanctioned utilised for immediate COVID-19 Emergency Response (amount of Rs 7,774 crore) and rest for medium-term support (1-4 years) to be provided under mission mode approach.

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09 Apr 2020 | 6:32 PM

The Union Health Ministry has formed high-level multidisciplinary teams to support the States and UTs in ventilator management, COVID-19 containment plan and hospital preparedness, Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said.

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Covid: 540 new cases, 17 deaths reported in past 24 hrs; informs Health Ministry

Covid: 540 new cases, 17 deaths reported in past 24 hrs; informs Health Ministry

09 Apr 2020 | 6:27 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) As many as 540 new Covid cases and 17 more deaths appeared in last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 5,734 while casualties to 166, Union Health Ministry said here on Thursday.

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CSIR-NCL ties up with BEL for production of medical devices

CSIR-NCL ties up with BEL for production of medical devices

09 Apr 2020 | 5:40 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) Councils of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) and National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) at Pune have tied up with Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) to produce medical devices in view of COVID19 outbreak, Department of Science and Technology(DST) said here on Thursday.

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PM salutes CRPF on Valour Day

PM salutes CRPF on Valour Day

09 Apr 2020 | 5:35 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday saluted CRPF personnel, on its Valour Day.

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SCTIMST designs super absorbent material for safe management of infected respiratory secretions

09 Apr 2020 | 5:33 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (INI) In wake of the COVID19 oubreak, the scientists at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) have designed and developed a highly efficient superabsorbent material for liquid respiratory and other body fluid solidification and disinfection for the safe management of infected respiratory secretions.

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PM holds telephonic conversation with Korea Prez on dealing with Covid pandemic

PM holds telephonic conversation with Korea Prez on dealing with Covid pandemic

09 Apr 2020 | 5:27 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday had a telephonic discussion with President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in on ways to deal with the Corona virus pandemic.

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MoHUA launches revised version of Swachhata App to handle Covid queries

09 Apr 2020 | 5:08 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched revised version of Swachhata App to handle queries specific to COVID-19.

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Chhattisgarh CM crticises Centre, says Corona crisis could have avert by stopping int'nl passengers

Chhattisgarh CM crticises Centre, says Corona crisis could have avert by stopping int'nl passengers

09 Apr 2020 | 5:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Beghal on Thursday criticised Narendra Modi government over the steps taken by the latter to contain the spread of Coronavirus, saying, “Centre should have stopped all international flights at the earliest and the passengers should been quarantined compulsory”.

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Lockdown: SC issues notice to J&K on restoration of high-speed internet

Lockdown: SC issues notice to J&K on restoration of high-speed internet

09 Apr 2020 | 4:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir government on a plea to restore high-speed internet in the Union Territory, needed by the students, healthcare workers and others at the time of statewide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19.

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Locdown: Over 8.5 lakh cooked meals distributed to needy by Railways

Locdown: Over 8.5 lakh cooked meals distributed to needy by Railways

09 Apr 2020 | 4:05 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) Indian Railway has so far distributed more than 8.5 lakh meals to the poor and the needy since March 28 with the active cooperation of IRCTC base kitchens, an official release here said on Thursday.

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Govt launches training module for COVID-19 management, 'iGOT'

Govt launches training module for COVID-19 management, 'iGOT'

09 Apr 2020 | 3:35 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) The Union Government has launched a training module for management of COVID-19 named ‘Integrated Govt Online training’ (iGOT) portal on the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry’s DIKSHA platform for capacity building of frontline workers, to handle the pandemic efficiently.

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COVID-19: Railways produces 582,317 reusable face masks, 41,882 litres hand sanitiser

COVID-19: Railways produces 582,317 reusable face masks, 41,882 litres hand sanitiser

09 Apr 2020 | 2:59 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) The Indian Railways has produced 582,317 reusable face masks and 41,882 litres hand sanitiser in-house in its Zonal Railways, Production Units and PSUs till April 7.

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