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Saudi Arabia imposes 24 hour curfew in Makkah & Madina

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Thursday reported that the decision was taken to supplement the Kingdom’s efforts to confront Coronavirus pandemic and in the interest of public health. The Royal order also prohibited the practice of any commercial activities within the residential neighborhoods of the cities of Makkah and ... Read More »

Government launches ‘AarogyaSetu’ mobile app: COVID-19

The App, called ‘AarogyaSetu’ joins Digital India for the health and well-being of every Indian. The App will enable people to assess themselves the risk for their catching the Coronavirus infection. It will calculate this based on their interaction with others, using cutting edge Bluetooth technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence. ... Read More »

Home Ministry blacklists 960 foreigners involved in Tablighi activities

The Home  Ministry has directed Delhi Police and Directors General of Police of other concerned states to take necessary legal action against 960 foreigners for violating the provisions of the Foreigners Act, 1946 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005.  The foreigners along with others were involved in Tablighi Jamaat despite ... Read More »

PM to share video message at 9 am today

Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the country and the world over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share a video message with the people at 9 AM on Friday. PM Modi held a meeting with chief ministers on the COVID-19 outbreak via video-conferencing on Thursday. Read More »

Goal is to ensure minimum loss of life due to COVID-19:PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined that the common goal for the country is to ensure minimum loss of life due to COVID-19 pandemic. Interacting with the Chief Ministers of states via video conferencing to discuss measures to combat the pandemic, PM Modi said, testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine should remain ... Read More »

Frozen and desolate Antarctica once boasted warm, swampy rainforests

Earth’s southernmost continent long ago was home to temperate, swampy rainforests teeming with life, scientists said on Wednesday based on pristinely preserved forest soil they retrieved by drilling under the seafloor off Antarctica’s coast. The sediment core obtained by scientists working aboard the research icebreaker RV Polarstern in the Amundsen ... Read More »

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by coronavirus

The painting “Lentetuin”, or “Spring Garden,” which dates back to 1884 and depicts the garden of the rectory at Nuenen, had been on loan from the Groninger Museum. “I feel incredibly angry and now I’m starting to feel sadder too,” Jan Rudolph de Lorm, director of the Singer Laren Museum, ... Read More »

Railways transported 7,195 wagons of food grains in 3 days

A railway spokesperson said that in three days, the national transporter ferried 7,195 wagons of food grains, 64,567 wagons of coal, 3,314 wagons of steel and 3,838 wagons of petroleum. The railway official said that a total of 1,43,458 wagons of freight was loaded in last three days. The spokesperson ... Read More »

IOC president thanks PM Modi for support to Olympics

“I am very grateful for your support for the Olympic Games and their unifying role, which the G20 Leaders” Summit had already expressed at your meeting last year in Osaka, where I had the great honour to address you, thanks to the generous invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo,” ... Read More »

Bangladesh to use AI for Corona management, scales up Testing

The outcome of the survey along with extensive data garnered by Robi from multiple sources will utilise AI analytics to provide insights for accurate prediction of Corona threat. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said on Thursday that the AI powered insights will help the government to set its ... Read More »

Nepal:One more person tests positive for Covid-19

Ministry of Health and Population Spokesperson Dr Bikas Devkota informed mediapersons in Kathmandu today that a sample sent for testing at the National Health Lab has come out positive. He said the person had come to Kathmandu on  QR-652 flight from Doha. Dr Bikas Devkota said earlier two  persons from ... Read More »