India registers10 lakh COVID recoveries in just 13 days: Health Secretary

Press Information Bureau
India has conducted more than 10 Crore COVID-19 tests and the recovery rate is more than 90%. India’s recovered COVID cases are the highest in the world. Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Rajesh Bhushan began the weekly COVID briefing on a positive note. The media briefing on the actions taken, preparedness and updates on COVID-19, was held at National Media…

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The Latest: Mask-less Pope Francis noticed by commission

Metro West Daily News
BERLIN ” A second German district has gone into a de-facto lockdown as new coronavirus infections surge in the country and across Europe.

The restrictions in Bavaria’s Rottal-Inn county, on the border with Austria, began Tuesday, news agency dpa reported. Rottal-Inn follows Berchtesgaden, another Bavarian county in Germany’s southeastern corner, which introduced similar…

In for the long haul

Millennium Post
Donald Trump’s off-hand comment during the US Presidential Debates labelling India as ‘filthy’ and its air as polluted created quite a social media firestorm. While he had used this comment as a shield against his decision to pull out of the Paris Accord, his comment has nevertheless induced strong reactions on both sides of the spectrum. On the one hand, some see this as an…

COVID-19: Government extends guidelines for re-opening till November end

The Hans India
Union Government today extended the Guidelines for Re-opening of activities issued on October 30, 2020, till the end of November this year. The Union Home Ministry in its order issued on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, informed about the extension and reiterated that the resumption of normal activities does not mean the end of the pandemic.

Union Government today extended the Guidelines…

Coronavirus | Centre expresses concern over decline in daily COVID-19 tests in Odisha

The Hindu
The Centre has expressed concern over the decline in the number of daily COVID-19 tests in Odisha.

At a recently held meeting with 14 States, the Union Health Ministry pointed out that there was a steady decline in the number of tests being conducted in Odisha.

The State, which had touched 68,906 tests on August 22, has been bringing down them consistently. The last over 50,000…

RBI asks lenders to implement waiver of compound interest by Nov 5

Telangana Today
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Tuesday asked all lending institutions, including non-banking financial companies, to ensure that the scheme of waiver of interest on interest for loans up to Rs 2 crore for the six-month moratorium period is implemented by November 5, as decided by the government.

Last Friday, the government had announced the scheme for grant of ex-gratia payment of…

JM Financial Q2 net profit up 7.3% at Rs 139 crore

Yahoo! Finance India
Mumbai, Oct 27 (PTI) JM Financial on Tuesday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 139.06 crore for the quarter to September, a growth of 7.31 per cent over the same period last fiscal, despite a 5.6 per cent decline in revenue due to the pandemic. Total income declined to Rs 803.40 crore, down 5.64 per cent, the company said in a statement.

For the first half of the year, its net…

India to up share of short-term LNG deals in gas use – GAIL chairman

Yahoo Singapore Finance
NEW DELHI/CHENNAI (Reuters) – India’s biggest gas marketing firm GAIL expects the share of spot and short-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts in the nation’s gas consumption to rise after a slump in spot prices has made long-term deals less attractive.

“Presently one third of the market is (made up of) spot contracts and two thirds are long term. But we expect it to go more…

In Spite Of Partial Lifting Of Lockdown, MakeMyTrip’s Quarterly Revenues Down 82% Over Last Year

The coronavirus lockdown might be slowly lifting, but travel firms are still struggling to achieve even a fraction of the business that they used to.

MakeMyTrip’s revenues for the quarter ended 30th September 2020 are 82.2 percent down over the same period last year. MakeMyTrip had recorded revenue of $118 million in…