India Death Toll Rises to 149 due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)


The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 149 and the number of cases to 5,194 in the country on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases is 4,643, as many as 401 people were cured and discharged and one had migrated, it said. The total number of cases includes 70 foreign nationals. According to the ministry’s data updated at 9 a.m., 25 new deaths have been reported since Tuesday. Sixteen deaths were reported from Maharashtra, two each from Delhi, West…

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Tesla would furlough all non-essential workers and implement salary cuts during a shut down


Tesla said it planned to resume normal operations on May 4, barring any significant changes, according to an email sent to U.S. employees by in-house counsel Valerie Capers Workman, which was viewed by Reuters. The company, which suspended production at its San Francisco Bay Area vehicle and New York solar roof tile factories on March 24, said in the email the decisions were part of a broader effort to manage costs and achieve long-term plans. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The coronavirus pandemic has slashed…

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COVID-19: Govt to Allow Industrial Manufacturers to Produce Oxygen for Medical Use

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The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has decided to grant a licence to manufacturers of industrial oxygen to produce oxygen for medical use in public interest in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The DGCI has asked all state and union territory drug controllers to take action for granting a licence to manufacturers of industrial oxygen to make oxygen for medical use. In a letter, the DCGI said that supplemental oxygen therapy is part of clinical management of COVID-19 patients and therefore, it is imperative to ensure the availability…

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Trump Has Small Financial Interest in French Pharma Giant That Makes Hydroxychloroquine, Says Report

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President Donald Trump, who has aggressively promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients in and has asked India to export the anti-malarial drug to the US, has a “small personal financial interest” in the French pharma giant Sanofi, one of the manufacturers of the drug, according to a media report. Hydroxychloroquine, an old and inexpensive drug used to treat malaria, is seen as a viable therapeutic solution by President Trump to coronavirus that has so far killed more than 10,000 Americans and infected over 3.6 lakh within weeks.…

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SBI Card Business Update on country wide shut down due to COVID-19

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SBI Card and Payment Services informed that due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its outbreak in India, Government announced a 2 1-day nationwide lock-down till April 14th, 2020. In compliance with the advisories issued by Central and State administrations, our offices across India have been closed. Our Business Continuity Plan (BCP) has kicked in and all our critical processes are running as usual, with our workforce supporting the critical business operation s remotely from home. Our digital transformation through our investments in technology over the years has ensured that…

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COVID-19 Pandemic: HDFC Group commits Rs 150 crore to PM CARES Fund


Financial services conglomerate HDFC Group, today committed Rs 150 crore to the PM CARES Fund to support the Government of India for its relief and rehabilitation measures towards the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Limited said “These are uncertain and trying times for all of us. The HDFC Group’s support to the PM CARES Fund is to commend the exemplary efforts of the Central & State governments, armed & paramilitary forces, local police, healthcare professionals and sanitation workers across the country, who are working tirelessly day in…

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Jubilant Foods: Domino’s Pizza and ITC to deliver essential items and help Indians stay at home

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In these difficult times, Jubilant FoodWorks is committed to helping the country in every possible way. Jubilant FoodWorks will use Domino’s supply chain and delivery network to deliver essential goods such as Aashirvaad Atta, spices, etc. at people’s doorstep. Customers can order using the Domino’s App and their order will be delivered safely and hygienically using Zero Contact Delivery. Jubilant FoodWorks said we are happy to partner with ITC Foods for this initiative enabling consumers to procure and receive certain essentials while staying safe at their homes. Domino’s Pizza and…

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Private schools to stop fee recovery during shutdown – Chhattisgarh CM orders

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has instructed all private schools to stop pressurizing parents to deposit fees of the students during the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Bhupesh Baghel has instructed all private schools to stop pressurizing parents to deposit fees of the students during the lockdown. He had last month issued an order that would ensure general promotion to the students of the state studying from class 1 to 9 and class 11. Also Read: Infosys Provide 100-Bed Quarantine Facility for COVID-19 Patients Baghel’s Tweet on Wednesday:…

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MSTC Limited donates as its contribution 5.54 crore Rupees to PM Cares Fund to support India’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response


01 April late Night, MSTC Limited (NSE: MSTCLTD, BSE: 542597) announced its contribution of Rs. 54 lacs from CSR fund and donation of Rs. 5.00 Crore to the PM Cares fund to support India’s COVID-19 response. In Addition, All the Employees of MSTC Limited have pledged to donate their one day’s salary to the Prime Minister’s Cares Fund. MSTC Limited salutes the entire medical and support fraternity including doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who are selflessly providing care to all affected patients in India. Also Read: Alembic Group commits Rs.10 crore…

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Alembic Group commits Rs.10 crore towards the COVID 19 Pandemic

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The 112-year-old Alembic Group, based in Vadodara has stepped up its humanitarian effort and announced an allocation of Rs. 10 crores towards the COVID 19 pandemic. In this difficult time, it thanks to its team at the pharmaceutical operations, who continue to deliver vital medicines. It also acknowledges it, frontline workers, at the Bhailal Amin General Hospital, who have been working tirelessly to provide medical care to all in the community. Some of the areas where the contribution will be made include: Direct Contribution of Rs. 1 crore to the…

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