Articles about COVID-19

29 Nov 2022

China readies 2.5 lakh COVID-19 quarantine beds in 'hotspot' Guangzhou

Mass quarantine camps and makeshift hospitals are reportedly coming up in Guangzhou, China to accommodate nearly 2.5 lakh people amid the country's recent COVID-19 spike, according to AP.

29 Nov 2022

United Kingdom
'Golden era' of UK-China ties over, says PM Rishi Sunak

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday said that China posed a "systemic challenge to the values and interests" of the United Kingdom (UK).

Not liable for deaths by COVID-19 vaccine: Centre tells SC

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the government cannot be held accountable for the harmful consequences of the COVID-19 vaccination, HT reported.

29 Nov 2022

Tablighi Jamaat
HC directs Delhi Police to return keys of Nizamuddin Markaz

The Delhi High Court on Monday rebuked the Delhi Police over the continuing restrictions at Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in Delhi's Nizamuddin since March 2020.

29 Nov 2022

Gautam Adani
India's 100 richest amassed $25bn more wealth in 2022: Forbes

While the rupee has weakened, raising concerns of inflation and looming recession for the rest of the Indians, it has seemingly no effect on the country's richest bunch.

28 Nov 2022

How is China using porn to control news about protests?

Thousands of people in China have taken to the streets to protest against the Xi Jinping government's 'zero-COVID policy.'

28 Nov 2022

Camil flu
Camel flu threat looms over FIFA World Cup; advisory issued

Football fever has gripped the world with the FIFA World Cup 2022—one of the largest global events—in full swing in Qatar.

28 Nov 2022

Anti-lockdown protests intensify across China as demonstrators, police clash

As China is struggling to contain rising COVID-19 cases which are breaking records with every passing day, anti-lockdown protests are said to be growing in the country's major cities with reports of clashes.

27 Nov 2022

Debt-ridden father kills 2-year-old daughter crying of hunger, attempts suicide

A shocking incident came to the fore in Bengaluru after a debt-ridden techie allegedly killed his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter before attempting suicide.

27 Nov 2022

Xi Jinping
China: Fatal building blaze ignites protests against extreme COVID-19 curbs

Widespread protests erupted in China on Saturday against fresh COVID-19 curbs imposed by authorities, Reuters reported.

24 Nov 2022

China records highest daily COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

Despite strict restrictions, China on Wednesday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases since the outbreak in the country in December 2019, Agence France-Presse reported.

WHO to identify 'priority pathogens' capable of triggering future pandemics

After witnessing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to focus on its long-term goal of mitigating future pandemics.

19 Nov 2022

Zomato to fire nearly 3% employees in performance-based layoffs

Amid the layoff season across the globe, especially in the tech world, homegrown food aggregator and delivery platform Zomato has confirmed that it will lay off around 3% of its workforce across various departments, Livemint reported.

Masks no more mandatory during air travel, but advisable: Centre

The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Wednesday said the use of masks was not compulsory for passengers during air travel, PTI reported citing the official order.

15 Nov 2022

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic to be granted visa for Australian Open: Reports

Serbia's Novak Djokovic is set to receive his visa for the 2023 Australian Open.

12 Nov 2022

800 test COVID-19 positive on Australian cruise ship in Sydney

As several hundred people on board a cruise ship in Australia tested positive, Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil on Saturday tried to reassure the public that "COVID-19 protocols were adequate" to deal with the situation.

10 Nov 2022

Fire Accidents
Maldives: 8 Indians among 10 migrant workers die in fire

At least 10 people including eight Indian migrant workers lost their lives in a fire in Male city of Maldives on Thursday.

09 Nov 2022

DY Chandrachud
Meet new CJI Chandrachud, who bats for progressive, liberal values

Justice DY Chandrachud was sworn in as India's 50th Chief Justice on Wednesday.

31 Oct 2022

China: 'Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja' becomes COVID-19 protest song

A superhit song from Mithun Chakraborty's 1982 film Disco Dancer, Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja has become an unusual protest song for Chinese people frustrated with their government's COVID-19 restrictions.

26 Oct 2022

Arvind Kejriwal
Lakshmi-Ganesh pics on currency will revive economy: Kejriwal to Modi

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday appealed to the Centre to include photos of Hindu deities Lakshmi and Ganesh on currency notes along with Mahatma Gandhi's to revive India's economy and bring "prosperity."

25 Oct 2022

COVID-19 India
COVID-19: India reports 862 cases, lowest tally in 6 months

India recorded its lowest number of daily COVID-19 cases in 196 days, or more than six months, with a three-digit tally of 862 on Tuesday.

23 Oct 2022

George Dockrell
T20 WC: George Dockrell playing despite being 'potentially COVID positive'

George Dockrell has been picked in Ireland's ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2022 clash against Sri Lanka despite being 'potentially positive' for COVID-19.

22 Oct 2022

Government working on softening COVID-19 impact: PM at job fair

Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi during a job fair on Saturday said that his government is working on "softening the economic impact" of COVID-19.

19 Oct 2022

Emergence of new Omicron sub variants put government on toes

The emergence of new Omicron sub variants in India has alerted government as the Ministry of Health has said that they were "monitoring key data."

19 Oct 2022

UK couple names daughter Lockie after COVID-19 lockdown

While the COVID-19 pandemic brought us fear, stress, and anxiety, it also gave us an opportunity to spend some precious time with our loved ones at home.

18 Oct 2022

India's 1st case of Omicron subvariant BQ.1 reported from Pune

India's first case of the Omicron subvariant BQ.1 of coronavirus—considered to be dangerous—was reported from Pune, Maharashtra, on Monday during the genome sequencing of a patient's sample.

16 Oct 2022

Xi Jinping
Control over Hong Kong, determined on Taiwan: China President Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said that China had acquired total control over Hong Kong by transitioning it from disorder to governance.

15 Oct 2022

Global Hunger Index
Global Hunger Index: India ranks 107th; below Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh

India's standing in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2022 has deteriorated in a year, placing it behind neighbors Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

13 Oct 2022

China: Fresh restrictions grip Shanghai as COVID-19 cases rise

The coronavirus is again flaring up in China's financial capital Shanghai as the city on Wednesday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases since July, Bloomberg reported.

PMLA case: ED files charge sheet against journalist Rana Ayyub

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a prosecution complaint, which is equivalent to a charge sheet, against well-known journalist Rana Ayyub under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a Special Court in Ghaziabad, ANI reported.

12 Oct 2022

Novak Djokovic
Will Djokovic return at Australian Open? Director Craig Tiley answers

Serbian ace Novak Djokovic can compete at the 2023 Australian Open, provided he obtains a visa, according to tournament director Craig Tiley.

29 Sep 2022

Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah contracts COVID-19, gets ruled out of England series

Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the remainder of the T20I series versus England at home.

IPL 2023: Home and away format set to return

The original "home and away" format of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to return in the 2023 season.

21 Sep 2022

Ratan Tata
Ratan Tata, 2 others appointed trustees of 'PM CARES' Fund

India's veteran Industrialist Ratan Tata has been appointed as a trustee of the 'PM CARES Fund.'

17 Sep 2022

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami ruled out of T20I series versus Australia

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series versus Australia starting September 20.

17 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi
PM Modi to unveil much-awaited National Logistics Policy today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to launch the new National Logistics Policy (NLP) on Saturday.

17 Sep 2022

BYJU'S: Is India's most valuable unicorn in serious trouble?

BYJU'S, the world's most valuable edtech company, has opened a can of worms with the release of its FY21 financials after an 18-month delay.

COVID-19 end 'in sight', deaths lowest since March 2020: WHO

In a significant development, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday announced that the number of coronavirus fatalities globally last week was the lowest documented in the pandemic since March 2020.

15 Sep 2022

Gaganyaan: India's first manned space mission likely in 2024

Gaganyaan, India's first manned mission to space, is expected to be launched in 2024, said the Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh.

#NewsBytesExplainer: The risks of developing long COVID symptoms

The impact of COVID-19 is anticipated to last for a very long time among people who got the deadly illness during the pandemic.

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