Bhopal: No social distancing in shelter houses

A large number of people are staying under the same roof, thus increasing the risk of infection in shelter houses. Anil Tiwari April 17, 2020 Social distancing is not being maintained in many shelter houses in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Most of the shelter houses are overcrowded.  Thousands of labourers from Sidhi, Rewa and other districts […]

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Lockdown—not so ‘locked’ in India

Despite the imposition of nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, people are violating it by roaming on the roads without face masks or any specific reason. Reported by Shreyas Vange Friday, 17 April 2020Pune: Even after the imposition of lockdown in the country, many people have been seen flouting the guidelines, as they are frequently […]

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Newspaper vendors hit due to the circulation dip

Fear of possible COVID-19 transmission via newspapers has amounted to a drop in newspaper circulation figures. Shivani Mishra April 17, 2020 Sashi Mandya, a newspaper vendor said, “Initially it started with one or two dropping off the list. Seeing each other almost all of them—almost 80 per cent have asked me not to deliver the […]

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Sigh of relief to Kota students stuck in lockdown

Uttar Pradesh government has arranged 250 buses for the students stuck in Kota, Rajasthan, to bring them back home. Archita Srivastava  17th April, 2020 Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation (UPSTRC) buses have been arranged to bring back 7,500 students back home, who are currently studying engineering and medical courses and are stuck in Kota, […]

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Pandemic a nostalgia for Surat’s own epidemic

The Gujarat government imposed a curfew in the hotspots in Surat amidst the complete lockdown. Surbhi Shah Mumbai, April 17, 2020 Amidst the rising cases of COVID-19 in Surat, Gujarat, the government on Thursday imposed a curfew in five areas of the city. “The curfew is imposed in the hotspots because the cases are rising and […]

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RBI announces the second set of measures to help banks and NBFCs

A reduction in reverse repo rate, Targeted Long-Term Repo operation (TLTRO) 2.0, are among efforts to increase liquidity. By Vivek Kumar M Keeping up with the expectations of Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) and Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), announced several liquidity measures to ensure their healthy functioning amid the COVID-19 […]

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