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Cyclone Amphan devastates Bengal, Bangladesh 

As if the problems of Coronavirus were not enough, the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha, and Bangladesh have had to face another calamity. Cyclone Amphan struck land on Wednesday, lashing coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain, and killing at least 22 people while destroying properties worth crores.  The chief minister of Bengal […]

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Count the zeroes: Rs200,00,00,00,00,000 That’s the amount of money govt plans to put into economy 

The Coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented event. We have neither witnessed such calamity before, nor have heard something like this. India, with a population of more than a 100 billion, is under immense pressure to fight off this pandemic. And if WHO is to be believed, Covid 19 would never go away. So what do […]

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India has crossed 50,000 positive cases, situation grim

Amidst fear and caution, the Indian government decided to relax lockdown in a few zones of the country even as the positive cases crossed 50,000. The country is divided into three zones — Green, Orange and Red — according to the severity of the situation in these areas. For example, the more the number of […]

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Lockdown may continue in hotspots, Mumbai still glum 

Coronavirus cases in India crossed 30,000 with more than 1,000 deaths. The lockdown, which was supposed to end on May 3, may be extended after many state government chief ministers had a virtual meeting with the prime minister Narendra Modi. Maharashtra registered the highest number of cases which are more than 9,000 and reported more […]

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Mumbai worst-hit, India fights on 

Even as India witnessed Coronavirus cases crossing 21,000 figure, Mumbai continues to be the worst-affected city with more than 3,600 cases. Mumbai tally is more than the state’s number. Maharashtra reported most number of cases in India which are beyond 5,500 now.  India has witnessed more than 600 deaths while more than 4,000 people recovered […]

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After Goa, Manipur claims to be Covid-free 

This may seem like a small blessing but it does warm our hearts. Just a few days after Goa claimed that it had no more Coronavirus cases, northeastern state of India Manipur too claimed that it has gone Covid-free. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said the state now has no COVID-19 active case […]

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Covid 19: Lockdown extended till May 3, India sees cases rising 

The Narendra Modi government extended the lockdown till May 3, even as the positive Coronavirus cases crossed 12,000 in the country. More than 400 deaths were reported while the number of recovered patients stays strong at around 1,500. When it comes to states, Maharashtra is leading the tally with more than 3,000 cases and 180 […]

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What is Hydroxychloroquine, and why is it in the news? 

You may not pronounce it but you must be hearing or reading about it a lot. Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug has been hailed as the top fighter against Covid 19. India agreed to export this drug after the US  President Donald Trump asked Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to uplift the ban on its export. […]

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India may continue lockdown as cases rise 

The 21-day lockdown announced by the centre government was supposed to come to an end on April 14. But looking at the amount of rising cases, there’s all the possibility that you may have to stay indoors a bit longer. Many states have already suggested that the lockdown be continued. States like Maharashtra, Telangana, Odisha […]

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Covid 19: India praised for handling the situation 

As Coronavirus cases in India cross 2,000 more than 50 people have succumbed to the virus. And though the World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised the country for handling the situation well, India is facing one of the worst health emergency crises. Municipal workers, doctors, nurses and policemen are at the front line of work […]