Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra records highest spike of 2,940 COVID-19 cases in a single day
Maharashtra records highest spike of 2,940 COVID-19 cases in a single day today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 44,582: State Health Department
Tickets can be booked through computerised PRS counters, as well as online: Rlys
Tickets can be booked through computerised PRS counters, including at Post Offices, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras, as well as online: Rlys
53 new COVID19 positive cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi
Maharashtra records highest spike of 2940 COVID-19 cases in a single day
Maharashtra records highest spike of 2940 COVID-19 cases in a single day today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 44,582: State Health Department
Govt will also into the possibility if Shooting can be started in Film City: Maharashtra CMO
Today CM Uddhav Thackeray had a meeting with Indian Broadcasting Foundation where he told them that Maharashtra govt is considering to start tv production following all precautions. Govt will also look into the possibility if Shooting can be started in Film City: Maharashtra CMO
37 new cases reported in Haryana
The state's total number of COVID19 positive cases now stands at 1067, with 37 new cases reported today: Haryana Health Department
Total number of COVID19 positive cases in Punjab now stands at 2029
Total number of COVID19 positive cases in the state now stands at 2029 including 143 active cases, 1847 recovered and 39 deaths: Punjab Health Department
Oxford COVID-19 vaccine enters advanced human trials
The University of Oxford said on Friday that its researchers have begun recruiting adults and children for advanced human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine that will involve up to 10,260 volunteers across the UK.
The initial human trials which began in April involved more than 1,000 volunteers. The immunisations in the initial trials have been completed and the follow-up is currently underway. The advanced study will involve Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials.
The Phase 2 part of the study involves expanding the age range of the people the vaccine is assessed in to include a small number of older adults and children -- aged between 5-12 years, 56-69 years, and those over 70 years.
For these groups, researchers will be assessing the immune response to the vaccine in people of different ages, to find out if there is variation in how well the immune system responds in older people or children.
The Phase 3 of the study involves assessing how the vaccine works in a large number of people over the age of 18.
Total number of positive cases in Chandigarh is now 219
Karnataka Government has issued revised lab testing protocol for COVID19
2 people test positive for COVID-19 in Goa
2 people test positive for COVID19 in the state today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 54 including 38 active cases and 16 recovered: Goa Health Department
Home delivery of liquor permitted in Mumbai except in containment zones; over-the-counter sale not allowed: civic body
5 new positive cases in Delhi detected&shifted to AIIMS Jhajjar
5 new positive cases in Delhi detected&shifted to AIIMS Jhajjar. One personnel of 31 battalion discharged from Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital. Now 125 active positive + 213 recovered cases + 2 deceased = 340 till today. Further update follows: Central Reserve Police Force
2 more tested positive for COVID19 in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
2 more tested positive for COVID19 in Hamirpur district. Total number of positive cases in Himachal Pradesh rises to 166.
Gautam Budh Nagar: 5 new COVID19 positive cases reported
5 new COVID19 positive cases reported today, taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 307: District Surveillance Officer, Gautam Budh Nagar district
Twin brother and sister, born six days ago in Gujarat, test positive, become state's youngest COVID-19 patients: Official
786 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Tamil Nadu
786 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state today; the total number of positive cases in the state rises to 14,753: Tamil Nadu Health Department
138 new positive cases in Karnataka, 1,743 total cases
138 new positive cases reported in the state from May 21, 5pm to 5pm today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,743 including 597 discharges: Karnataka Health Department
118 more positive cases reported in Bihar taking the total to 2105: State Health Ministry
Number of active cases reach 2,243 in Uttar Pradesh
Number of active cases of COVID-19has reached 2243 in Uttar Pradesh, with 263 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours. 3238 people have recovered from the disease while 138 others lost their lives: Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad
24 new cases in last 24 hours in BSF, total 108 cases in border forces
24 new positive cases reported, in the last 24 hours; the total number of active cases in BSF is now 108: Border Security Force (BSF)
12 fresh cases in Himachal Pradesh, 164 total cases
Twelve fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Hamirpur today, says District Magistrate Harikesh Meena. With this, the total number of cases has risen to 164 in Himachal Pradesh out of which 102 cases are active.
Current active COVID19 cases (as of May 21) are concentrated in a few states and cities/districts, says VK Paul, Chairman of Empowered Group 1
Current active COVID-19 cases (as of May 21) are concentrated in a few states and cities/districts; around 80% in 5 states, over 60% in 5 cities, over 90% in 10 states and over 70% in 10 cities: VK Paul, Chairman of Empowered Group 1
Like the number of cases, growth rate of number ofdeaths too has fallen significantly, says VK Paul, Chairman of Empowered Group 1
Like the number of cases, growth rate of number of COVID-19 deaths too has fallen significantly due to lockdown, marking a notable difference between pre-lockdown and post-lockdown situations: VK Paul, Chairman of Empowered Group 1
India faced COVID19 in a proactive and pre-emptive way, with unmatched scale and determination, says Dr Harsh Vardhan
India faced COVID19 in a proactive and pre-emptive way, with unmatched scale and determination. Today we have a mortality of 3% only. In a country of 1.35 billion, there are only 0.1 million cases of COVID19. The recovery rate is above 40&doubling rate is 13 days:Dr Harsh Vardhan
27,55,714 tests have been done till 1 PM today, ICMR
27,55,714 COVID-19 tests have been done till 1 PM today. 18287 tests were done in private labs: Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar, ICMR
With 1 more positive cases total number of cases in ITBP is 105
The total number of COVID19 positive cases in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is now 105, with 1 person testing positive in the last 24 hours: ITBP
For the loss that we've suffered during lockdown, somebody has to pay the bill, says Manmohan S Kohli, Chandigarh Hotel Association Chairman
For the loss that we've suffered during lockdown, somebody has to pay the bill. But, nobody, not even govt wants to pay for the loss. That gap needs to be filled. Now, we are hoping that hotels will be allowed to open soon: Manmohan S Kohli, Chandigarh Hotel Association Chairman
Mandatory for candidates to carry sanitiser, wearing gloves optional: CICSE on pending exams
CICSE board to conduct pending class 10, 12 exams from July 1 to 14: Officials
62 new cases, AP corona tally reaches 2,514
Andhra Pradesh reported 62 new cases that were detected in the 24 hours ending 10 am, Friday. The state's tally of positive cases till date stands at 2,514, while there are 728 active cases that are receiving treatment in various hospitals.
The state nodal officer reported that 8,415 samples were tested during the past 24 hours as against 8,092 samples that were tested during the preceding testing cycle.
RDA AIIMS demands resignation of both Hostel Superintendent and Senior Warden
RDA AIIMS demands resignation of both Hostel Superintendent and Senior Warden taking moral responsibility of the same: Resident Doctor's Association (RDA), AIIMS (Delhi)
MHA allows travel of certain categories of OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) cardholders to India
Mess worker from RPC doctors canteen dies of Novel Coronavirus
Mess worker from RPC doctors canteen died of COVID-19 because hostel section refused to take precautionary measures as directed by RDA more than a month ago. Hostel Superintendent tried to present the death as probable cardiac event: Resident Doctors' Association, AIIMS (Delhi)
Shops in Shaheen Bagh reopens after 5 months after relaxations in the fourth phase of lockdown
Delhi: Shops reopened in Shaheen Bagh area after relaxations in the fourth phase of lockdown. The shops in the area have opened after almost 5 months as they were also closed during Anti-CAA protests.
Deaths of suspected cases are not covered in death toll of COVID-19: Delhi Health Minister
No death caused due to Coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. Deaths of suspected cases are not covered in death toll of COVID-19: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 deaths in the national capital.
Centre failed to chalk a well-defined policy for migrants, says Sachin Pilot
Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Friday launched a scathing attack on the central government accusing it of having failed to chalk out a decent policy to relieve migrants' distress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The central government could not chalk a clear policy to help migrants during COVID-19 crisis. There are thousands of these migrants walking hungry on roads and in such situations, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi showed sensitivity towards them by arranging around 1,000 buses, however, the Uttar Pradesh government created hurdles in the smooth plying of these buses. Our buses were not allowed to enter in the state," the Congress leader said.
One new positive casin Manipur today, total number of positive cases stand at 26
One new positive case have been reported in Manipur today. Total number of positive cases stand at 26 which includes 24 active cases: Health Department, Manipur
We have started bookings for domestic flights: Air India
Indian airlines to operate a total of 8,428 flights each week for the next three months from May 25 to August 25, after Central Government announced the resumption of domestic flights, amid lockdown
Bill for the diesel and for the buses amounts to ₹36 lakhs, of which only ₹19 lakhs is paid by UP govt, says Rajasthan Transport Minister
The bill for the diesel and for the buses provided by Rajasthan for UP students amounts to ₹36 lakhs, of which only ₹19 lakh has been paid by UP Govt till now: Rajasthan Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas
Rajasthan Roadways Dept provided them fuel for about 100-120 buses, says Rajasthan Transport Minister
Our officials of Rajasthan Roadways Dept provided them fuel for about 100-120 buses. Also, UP Dept asked for buses, our dept provided them buses too. Transport Depts of the 2 states took this decision and payments were cleared later: Rajasthan Transport Min PS Khachariyawas.
UP Transport Corporation wrote a letter to provide fuel for buses to bring back students from Kota, they said payment will be made later: Rajasthan Transport Minister
In April, UP Transport Corporation wrote a letter and requested on phone as well to provide diesel for the UP buses that are being run to bring back students from Kota in Rajasthan. They said payment will be made later: Rajasthan Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas.
105 new positive in Karnataka, 1,710 total cases
105 new positive cases have been reported in Karnataka from 5 pm yesterday till 12 noon today; taking the total number of positive cases to 1,710. There are 1080 active cases: Health Department, Karnataka
16 new positive cases in Chhattisgarh today, total cases stand at 89
16 newCOVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Chhattisgarh today. Total active cases stand at 89: State Health Department.
Total cases in the state stand at 214: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Two persons from Sivasagar in quarantine at our Jorhat centre are found COVID-19 positive. Total cases in the state stand at 214: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Tamil Nadu asks govt not to restart flights in the state until May, 31
Tamil Nadu asks govt not to restart flights in the state until My 32 amid rising virus cases, reported NDTV
278 police personnel test positive in 48 hours, 1,666 total cases in Maharashtra police
In the last 48 hours, 278 police personnel have tested positive. The total number of positive cases in Maharashtra Police is now 1,666 including 1,177 active cases, 473 recovered and 16 deaths: Maharashtra Police
Heavy traffic congestion seen at ITO in Delhi amid lockdown
It has been decided to relax rules governing withdrawal from Consolidated Sinking Fund, says RBI chief
It has been decided to relax rules governing withdrawal from Consolidated Sinking Fund (CSF) while at the same time, ensuring depletion of fund balance is done prudently. It will enable states to meet about 45% of redemption of their market borrowings which are due in 2020-21:RBI
Group Exposure Limit of banks is being increased from 25% to 30% of eligible capital base, says RBI chief
The Group Exposure Limit of banks is being increased from 25% to 30% of eligible capital base for enabling the corporates to meet their funding requirements from banks. The increased limit will be applicable up to 30th June, 2021: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
Group exposure limit for lenders to corporates raised to 30% from 25%: RBI Governor
Measures are being further extended by another 3 months from June 1 to Aug 31: RBI Guv
Three-month moratorium we allowed on term loans and working capitals we allowed certain relaxations. In view of the extension of the lockdown and continuing disruption on account of COVID-19, these measures are being further extended by another 3 months from June 1 to Aug 31: RBI Guv
RBI extends moratorium on loan repayments by three more months in view of COVID-19: RBI Governor
Measures announced today can be divided into 4 categories: to improve functioning of markets, says RBI chief
Measures announced today can be divided into 4 categories: to improve functioning of markets,to support exports and imports,to ease financial stress by giving relief on debt servicing and better access to working capital&to ease financial constraints faced by state govts: RBI
RBI to extend Rs 15,000-cr line of credit to EXIM Bank: RBI Governor
RBI increases export credit period to 15 months from 1 yr: RBI Governor
RBI to roll over ₹ 15,000-cr refinance facility for SIDBI for 90 days: RBI Governor
Monetary policy transmission has continued to improve: RBI Governor
Combination of fiscal, monetary and administrative actions will create conditions for revival of economy in 2nd half of FY21: RBI Governor
Industrial production and output of core industries have also shrunk significantly. Agriculture has been a beacon of hope during this crisis: RBI Governor
Volume of world trade can shrink by 13-32 per cent this year. Private consumption has been hit the most due to the coronavirus pandemic: RBI Governor
Headline inflation may remain firm in first half of yr; ease in second half, falling below 4% in Q3/Q4 of FY21: RBI Governor
GDP growth in 2020-21 is expected to remain in the negative category, says RBI chief
The GDP growth in 2020-21 is expected to remain in the negative category with some pick up in second half: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
Inflation outlook highly uncertain; elevated level of inflation in pulses worrisome, requires review of import duties: RBI Governor
Govt revenues have been impacted severely due to slowdown in economic activity amid COVID-19 outbreak, says RBI Governor Das
India's foreign exchange reserves have increased by 9.2 billion during 2020-21 from 1st April onwards, says RBI chief
India's foreign exchange reserves have increased by 9.2 billion during 2020-21 from 1st April onwards. So far, up to 15th May, foreign exchange reserves stand at 487 billion US dollars: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das
Pvt consumption has seen biggest blow due to COVID-19 outbreak, investment demand has halted: RBI Governor Das
RBI Governor says India seeing collapse of demand; electricity, dip in petroleum product consumption; fall in private consumption
Six member monetary policy committee voted 5:1 in favour of 40 bps cut in interest rate: RBI Governor
Industrial production shrank by close to 17% in March with manufacturing activity down by 21%, says RBI chief
Industrial production shrank by close to 17% in March with manufacturing activity down by 21%. Output of core industries contracted by 6.5%: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das
Global economy is inexorably headed to recession: RBI chief
COVID-19 has crippled the global economy: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
The repo rate cut by 40 basis points from 4.4 % to 4%, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
The repo rate cut by 40 basis points from 4.4 % to 4%. Reverse repo rate stands reduced to 3.35%: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das
86 new positive cases in Odisha, 1,189 total cases
86 new positive cases have been reported in Odisha today. Total positive cases in the state stand at 1,189: Odisha Health Department
54 new cases Rajasthan, 6,281 total cases, 152 deaths
54 new cases and 1 death reported in Rajasthan today, as of 9 am. Total number of cases in the state is now at 6,281, including 2587 active cases and 152 deaths: State Health Department
Delhi High Court suspends unctioning of all subordinate courts and district court till May 31
Delhi High Court further suspended the functioning of all subordinate courts and district court of Delhi till 31st May. Earlier the concern committee to Delhi HC had suspended the functioning of all subordinate court till 23rd May.
30 new cases in Nepal, 487 total cases, 3 deaths
30 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed on Friday morning. Total cases stand at 487 with 3 deaths and 49 recoveries: Health Ministry, Nepal
Spike of 6,088 cases and 148 deaths in last 24 hours, total number of cases rises 1,18,447 in India
Spike of 6,088 cases and 148 deaths in last 24 hours. Total number of COVID-19 cases in the country now at 1,18,447, including 66,330 active cases and 3,583 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare