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      What to do in Dubai for free? Confused, aren’t you?

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      Dreamed of Singapore as a honeymoon destination? The island city is a true marvel of sights and sounds, both man-made and natural.

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      You will get a taste of richness and diversity if you visit Turkey in July. Once positioned as the centerpiece of the great Ottoman Empire, the modern Turkish Republic is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world.

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      Uttarakhand has long been known for its varied yet beautiful landscapes that draws the attention of tourists not just from India, but also worldwide.

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      Delightful nourishment, photogenic insides for the social media feed and noteworthy long stretches of discussions; defines Bangkok's expanding bistro scene.

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      Nashik or Nasik, attracts tourists and visitors in bulk due to the presence of several holy shrines in and around the city. The Maha Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years, draws millions from far and across the world.

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      Phi Phi is a part of the Noppharat Thara National Park and it is about 40 kilometres from Krabi which covers an area around 35 square kilometres. The name Phi Phi is kept after the two biggest islands in the archipelago: Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh.

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      The diverse and vibrant Thailand offers more than the run-of-the-mill attractions to the travelers. From mist-covered, towering mountains to pristine rainforests, there is an incredible landscape for you to explore.

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      The island country of Mauritius is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations around the world. Known for its beaches, flora and fauna as well as picturesque scenery, Mauritius is a multicultural place

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      Dharamshala is a place of cultural diversity where generations of people from different parts have settled and now call it home.

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      Stay Updated. Stay Aware: Know everything about COVID-19 In Less Than A Minute!

      Get the latest updates on what’s going around the world amidst Coronavirus Pandemic. Learn what’s best to do to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Practice social distancing.

      China Donates 50,000 Masks To Gujarat


      "50K masks donated by Guangdong Province of China to its Sister State Gujarat have arrived in India today. Hand in Hand we stand to overcome this difficulty," Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong tweeted.

      Mumbai's Wockhardt Hospital Becomes Containment Zone


      After several members of medical staff at Mumbais Wockhardt Hospital tested ostive for coronavirus, the hospitali has been declared a containment zone. The source of infection is belived to be a 70-year old man who was admitted in emergency on March 17 due to cardiac arrest.

      Lockdown Extended In Telangana Till 3 June


      Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has announced that the lockdown in the state will continue from14th April till 3rd June as a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus.

      Goa To Conduct Health Survey From 11-13 April


      Goa Government will conduct a health survey in its state to track the travel history of the citizens and to check whether anyone is showing symptoms of Covid-19. 7,000-8,000 government servants will be engaged in the state-wde activity.

      Google Maps Show Covid-19 Food & Night Shelter Locations

      India  Trending

      People can now locate food and night shelters for Covid-19 across 30 cities in India with the help of Google Maps. The feature will aslo be soon available in Hindi. Google India is closely working with state and central government authorities for relief.

      Pope Marks Holy Week Alone

      Vatican City

      Pope Francis held the Palm Sunday mass alone in the St Peters Basilica for the first time ever in history. An important religious festival in Catholic calendar, rites were not held in the Vatican Square as usual, as Italy is under complete lockdown.

      Here Are The New Isolation Coaches Prepared By Indian Railways



      Japan To Declare State Of Emergency


      As the number of coronavirus cases spikes in the country, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to declare emergency in the country, especially in Tokyo and other cities. The number of hospital beds in Japan will soon reach their capacity.

      Germany Reports 4th Straight Drop In Cases


      Germany has recorded 3,677 infections in the last 24 hours. However, this has gradually decreased from 5,936 infections the day before. The curve is going down and health experts say that Germany has passed its peak.

      Tiger In US Zoo Becomes First Animal To Test Positive For Covid-19

      New York

      The four-year old Malayan Tiger, Nadia in Bronx Zoo in New York City has become the first animal to test positive for Covid-19 after she showed symptoms of dry coughing and loss of appetite. WHO had ruled out dogs from catching coronavirus but it appear that feline family is not safe from the virus. It is suspected hat she got infected by one of the human visitors at the zoo.

      South Korea Detects Less Than 50 Cases

      South Korea

      South Korea, the country hailed as one of the best in terms of fighting Covid-19 has detected less than 50 new cases. After they peaked on February 29, 2020, the country has undertaken massive steps to test and has been successfully able to contain the spread.

      Singapore To Shut Down For A Month


      Amidst growing concerns of the spread of Coronavirus, Singapore will go into lockdown for 1-month from April 7. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced essential services and key economic sectors will remain open.

      Odisha Government Imposes A Complete Lockdown For 2 Days


      The Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha, as an additional measure has decided to impose a 48 hour complete lockdown in Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak. These 2 cities are currently under radar to stop the transmission chain.

      Google To Publish User Location Data


      Tech giant Google has announced that it will publish user location data of users to allow governments to measure the effectiveness of lockdowns. Google will effectively collate data from 131 countries and put it in a website.

      WHO Team Reaches Rajasthan's Tonk District


      Due to spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours in the Tonk district of Rajasthan, a WHO team has arrived to conduct a survey and take the situation under control

      Corona Beer Suspends Operations Over Virus

      Mexico  Trending

      The Mexican-based brewer Corona has suspended operations till April 30 after health emergency was declared in Mexico. The memes did not discourage the world-famous beer producer to stop production but health concerns did. Since it is a non-essential activity, the plant will keep its productioin to bare minimum.

      Raipur Parents Name Newborn Twins Corona & Covid

      Raipur  Trending

      A couple in Raipur, Chhatisgarh gave birth two twins during the coronavirus lockdown and named their baby boy and girl 'Corona' and Covid' to remind of their triumph over all the hardships. God bless their kids as they will have a hard time making friends. LOL

      Global Companies Extend Hand To Supply Kits


      4 MNCs are gearing up to provide 1 million testing kits to India. As India ramps up testing, US-based Thermo Fisher Scientific, Germany's Siemens and Altona, and South Korea's Seegene would be providing kits within a week.

      PM Requests Citizens To Turn Off Lights On Sunday

      India   Alerts

      PM Narendra Modi has requested all the citizens of India to turn off the lights for 9 minutes on April i.e. Sunday and light a diya or candle of hope to stand in solidarity against coronavirus. He also requests people to maintain social distancing during the activity.


      Batch Of 324 People Released From Quarantine: Srinagar


      The third batch of people were released from quarantine, a total of 324 people. They were put in quarantine facilites to make sure that the virus doesn't spread rapidly. The quarantine was successful and such steps are important to contain the virus, said a health official from Srinagar.

      Don't Have A Mask? Make Your Own


      Indian Ministry of Science & Technology has released a press release sharing a turorial to create own masks for those who do not have the access to face masks amid coronavirus pandemic.

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      Aggressive Contact Tracing Campaign In J&K


      J&K government has launched an aggressive contact tracing campaign in which nearly 2,000 people have been identified. The hotspots have been isolated and sealed for public safety. The officials said that people would be out under quarantine and health samples would be taken for tests.

      Indian Railways, Airlines Accept Bookings From April 15 Onwards


      After the government has clarified that no extension on 21-day nationwide lockdown will be imposed, commercial airlines like Indigo, Spicejet, and GoAir have begun taking booking for April 15 onwards. Railways have also started accepting bookings, however, no official statement has been made.

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      Indian Navy Develops Infrared-Based Temperature Sensor



      Dharavi Man Tested Positive For Coronavirus


      A man in India's largest slum Dharavi was tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday and was announded dead at Mumbai Hospital. He had morbid symptoms like fever, cough, respiratory issues and condition of renal failure.

      Wimbledon Canceled Amid Coronavirus Crisis


      Wimbledon Tournament that was due to be played between 29 June and 12 July has been cancelled keeping in view of coronavirus pandemic. No tennis matches will be played up until 13 July.

      Gurugram Launches 'Mobile Grocery Bus'


      Gurugram's Municipal Corporation has launched a mobile grocery bus for the residents to supply essential food items and medicine. The bus will deliver food items at your doorstep. The residents can contact Residents Welfare Association at rwa.covid@mcg.gov.in with requirements to avail the service.

      Uber Launches 24/7 Transport Service For Health Workers


      Uber has announced UberMedic, a 24/7 transportation service for doctors and health workers working at frontline to fight coronavirus. It is working with a network of hospitals to facilitate smoother transportation of health workers in the field and help the government in stopping the spread of Coronavirus.

      IIT Researchers Developing Robots


      Researchers from IIT Guwahati's electronics and mechanical department are developing robots to assist in hospital work. The robots would be responsible for delivering food and medicines to patients in the isolation wards.

      Cuba Suspends Arrival Of International Flights

      Alerts   Cuba

      Cuba has decided to ban the arrival of international flights in the country to curb the spreading of virus in the country. It also suspended May Day parade to avoid social gathering amidst fear of Coronavirus.

      Endangered Turtles Hatch On Deserted Brazil Beaches


      As the world goes into a lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, nature is blooming at its best. Over 100 endangered sea turtles hatched on the deserted Janga Beach of Paulista. Usually the beach is crowded with humans hindering the hatching of turtles but after the lockdown these vulnerable turtles were able to make into the ocean safely.

      States Start Hunt For Tablighi Jamaat Participants


      The authorities have launched a nationwide search to hunt down participants of the Tablighi Jamaat. It has been noted that nearly 50% of the cases in some states are a direct or indirect result of the religious event.

      Rajasthan To Screen Entire Population


      Rajasthan will be the first state in the country to screen the entire population of 7.5 cr people. This comes in an effort to gather actual transmission data and to check the status of whether there is community transmission in the state.

      14 Samples In Goa Test Negative


      The tests on 14 samples conducted in the laboratory of state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital have been tested out negative. This is the second batch of samples that has tested negative for coronavirus.

      Kerala Distributes Free Ration From April 1


      From 1st April, Kerala will distribute free rice through its 14,250 ration shops during lockdown. Priority car holders can purchase ration till noon while non priority card holders can approach the shops in the afternoon.

      Andhra Pradesh Defers Salaries Of Govt Employees

      Andhra Pradesh

      Keeping in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Andhra Pradesh administration has decided to defer 10%-100% salaries of the government employees depending on the slab. These include CM/Ministers/MLAs/MLCs, Corporations members, elected representatives of local bodies.

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      North Goa is the Goa we hear about all the time – Goan trance, sizzling Goan nightlife, hippie markets, and more. But it is the beaches in North Goa that make up for all the glitz and glamor that it boasts of.

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      Established in 1982, a part of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, Nanda Devi National Park is one of the most expansive and popular bio reserves in India. Nanda Devi Biosphere is a quaint and scenic habitat of rich varieties of flora and fauna, covering an area of 2,236.74 square km.

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      You know what’s one of the most beautiful things to do around Mysore? It’s sitting by the beautiful waterfalls near Mysore and have a good time with family and friends. Read more

      The unexplored terrains of Northeast India concealed away by impenetrable forests and formidable mountain ranges have stories hidden deep within its trails. Read more

      Just like the scrumptious biryani, gorgeous pearls, and the beautiful Charminar, the best water parks in Hyderabad have become an iconic attraction too. From letting you relive your childhood fun days to helping you beat the heat, these places

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      Do you get tired of your working schedule and want to relax yourself? Fret not; the city has a solution for all your weekend woes! This list of tourist places near Chennai will undoubtedly entice you to pack your bags and head out.

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      You must have read fables and tales about Mahabalipuram in Upanishads and novels. A small town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake attracts tourists and pilgrims because of its historical temples and alluring sunsets.

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      'Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road,
      Healthy, free, the world before me,
      The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose’ - Walt Whitman

      Do you wish to take to the open roads too? Are you a glutton for the green rolling hills of South India? If so, the glorious hill stations near Mangalore are calling you home.

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      Even the engine that drives India’s economy needs a break; all the more when the drivers are Delhiites and Gurugrameen. While some might plan amazing holidays in India, others might not be able to look beyond the places nearby. Luckily for those living in Delhi NCR, there’s no dearth of weekend destinations near Gurgaon.

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      Sometimes when life gets mundane dealing with regular monotonous work, you need to give it a different direction by enjoying it to the fullest. Read more

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      Planning for vacations at Mysore? No doubt, holidays are the best part of everyone's life. Tickets confirmed but stuck while looking for the hotel near Mysore? Yes, before we think of going on the holiday trips, the first thing which comes to mind is where to stay?

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      Kerala is rightly known as 'God's own country.' There are beautiful beaches, hills, and lush-green sites to explore in the state. Kerala has lots of famous tourist destinations, and no matter where you go in the state, you will find beautiful places of worship.

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      With a lengthy coastline, breezy beaches and bright skies, Goa provides ample opportunities for adventure enthusiasts to explore the waters in as many ways possible as you want. Whether you are a relaxed first timer or an adventurous water skiing expert, the waters of Goa have something for everyone.

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      Do you travel for taste?

      One of the many joys in travelling across a country as vast and diverse as India is its rich culinary heritage.

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      Uttarakhand boasts of host of scenic places, which are ideal destinations to find respite from scorching summer heat and hustles and bustles of the city. Other than the popular touristy places, there are some offbeat places in Uttarakhand; though not much known to many but promise stunning views and serenity.

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      A quieter and more sophisticated and exciting alternative to its brazen cousin, Kuta, Seminyak offers you the trendiest restaurants, the most hippie fashion boutiques and is the most luxurious resort stay area. Modernity and glamour are what Seminyak stands for and the place offers many places to explore and various activities to try out. With pristine and very beautiful beaches and cutesy cafes, there are several activities to do in Seminyak Bali. Read more

      Every Indian has a weak spot for that savory street food served at the many alleys and lanes of small and big cities across the country. Udaipur is one such city that is known for its delightful varieties of street delicacies, but with a twist of the mind-blowing spices of Rajasthan that together make up the best street food in Udaipur.

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      Flaunting its vibrant heritage and oozing architectural brilliance at every nook and corner, Vadodara is one city in Gujarat which is bestowed with inspiring culture, and overwhelming history

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      ‘All you need is food’ is an absolutely apt thing to say if you’re tripping around Singapore and exploring its amazing places. From dawn to dusk, the country offers experiences galore that can leave you in awe and make you want to come back here time and again. One such great experience is bar hopping. There Read more

      March is an excellent month to visit places near Delhi. This month gives an enjoyable environment for tourists. This is the ideal time for a voyage in The Himalayas. Delhi, the stunning capital city of India, is a very widely held tourist destination.

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      Ministry Of Tourism Launches Portal For Stranded International Tourists



      Airlines, Cargo Operators Transport Medical Supplies


      The domestic airlines and cargo operators along with the Indian Air Force have transported nearly 15 tons of medical supplies in 62 flights between March 26 and March 30 now.

      #21DayNationLockdown: Here's A Shocking Fact


      The government data has revealed that India's electricity consumption has fallen down by 25% in five months. This comes as no shock as the businesses come to standstill after lockdown. However, some states have seen load in residential areas due to lockdown.

      Money Crisis In The Time Of Covid-19? Here's A News Of Relief


      The Labour Ministry has allowed employees to withdraw money from their EPF account to deal with the money crisis during the coronavirus pandemic. The employees can withdraw an amount not exceeding their three months basic pay and dearness allowance from their EPF account, according to the new amendment in the Employees' Provident Fund Scheme 1952.

      UP Govt Lodges Medical Staff In 5-Star Hotels


      The Uttar Pradesh Government has taken over 4 five-star hotels to lodge doctors and medical staff who are in constant contact with coronavirus patients. These hotels include Hyatt Regency, Lemon Tree, The Piccadily, and Fairfield by Marriott. These people are at a huge risk of getting infected by the coronavirus contagion. Lucknow administration took this measure to keep its doctors, medical staff, and their families safe.

      Centre Extends Validity Of Government Issued IDs Till June 30


      The validity of government-issued IDs like driving license, permits, and registration that expired since 1st February have been extended till June 30.

      Human Testing For Coronavirus Vaccine Will Start This Fall


      Healthcare company Johnson & Johnson has selected a lead candidate for vaccine trials for the Coronavirus. The testing will start in September and a vaccine could be ready by early next year. The company has signed a $1 Billion agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

      Here Are 5 Countries With Highest Coronavirus Deaths


      More than 37,600 have died due to novel coronavirus worldwide and these are the 5 countries with highest number of coronavirus deaths:

      • Italy 11,591
      • Spain 7,716
      • China 3,305
      • France 3,024
      • US 3003

      Infosys Commits Rs 100 Crore To India


      The corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Infosys has donated a very generous amount of INR 100 crores to fight the coronavirus pandemic in India.

      Mexico Declares Health Emergency Due To Coronavirus

      Alerts  Mexico

      As the number of cases rose above 1,000 in Mexico on Monday, the country declared "health emergency" to combat the spreading of coronavirus.

      Anushka Gives Virat Haircut Amid Lockdown



      Rajasthan Acquires 84 Private Hospitals In Jaipur


      As the number of coronavirus cases rises in the state of Rajasthan, the government has acquired 84 private hospitals in Jaipur to accomodate coronavirus patients.

      Food Packets Being Prepared For Needy In Ahmedabad Guruduwara



      Central Park In NY Gets Field Hospital

      New York

      As the situation in New York worsens, the authortiies have decided to build a 68-bed field hospital in Central Park. The hospital is a joint initiative of Central Park Conservancy, Mt. Sinai Hospital and Samaritan’s Purse and will be operational by tomorrow.

      UK Researchers Develop Breathing Machines For Covid-19 Patients


      Medical researchers in Britain have redesigned a breathing aid to help the patients with coronavirus-related respiratory problems. It will help them with sleep apnea and keep them out of intensive care unit.

      OLA Gives 500 Cabs To Ferry Doctors


      The Indian cab-aggregator service Ola has come forward in the time of the pandemic and offered 500 cabs to ferry doctors and medical staff who are fighting Coronavirus to the hospitals.

      Tokyo Olympics Rescheduled Dates Confirmed


      The Tokyo Olympics has been rescheduled for next year amidst the Coronavirus scare. The new and confirmed dates for Olympics are July 23 to August 8. The organizers said that the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021, almost exactly after one year after the games were due to start this year.

      Kochi Super Fab Lab To Produce Low Cost Ventilators

      Alerts   Kochi

      The Kochi Super Fab Lab has created a low-cost ventilator support which is a working prototype as of now. The company will soon send additional 100 units for approval which would be put to use later on.

      Bhutan Increases Quarantine Period



      The government of Bhutan has increased the quarantine period to 21 days starting tomorrow in order to contain the limited spread of the novel Coronavirus.

      Wuhan Shrimp Seller Identified As "Patient Zero"


      A 57-year old woman is identified as the first-ever victim of Coronavirus. The lady identified as Wei Guixian caught the infection on December 10, 2019 while at the Huanan Seafood Market. She recovered from her 'flu' after 1-month of treatment. Scientists say this could help with the research process.

      Infection In China Drops: Zero Cases In Wuhan For 6th Day


      China has recorded a drop in the infection levels on a per-day basis. Fortunately enough, Wuhan has registered Zero cases for the 6th day. Can the world learn anything from this?

      PM Narendra Modi Shares Fitness Video From Home: Says Stay Safe & Healthy



      Google Pledges To Support Corona Fight With $800 Million


      Google has promised to pump another $800 million to charities and support initiatives to lessen the impact of the pandemic. The funds would also be donated to WHO, Google Ads credits for SMBs and Google Cloud credits.

      JSW Group Contributes 100 Crores To PM Fund


      JSW Group, a metals and mining company to contribute INR 100 cr. to the PMCARES Fund in order to support the fight against Coronavirus. The company will also convert some of its facilities into isolation wards to relieve pressure from local hospitals.

      Indian Air Force Readies Critical Medical Supplies



      Mann Ki Baat: PM Says Strict Measures Necessary But Apologizes For Discomfort


      PM Modi came on 'Mann Ki Baat' today to address the situation. Here are some highlights:
      - Tough decisions were necessary as the fight against Coronavirus is a life and death battle
      - PM seeks forgiveness from country for difficult yet necessary decision
      - PM applauded India and said ""fighting disease from start is a good measure""
      - Humanity must unite or the virus will take over
      - Urges citizens to show courage and resolve, follow ""Lakshman Rekha""
      - People who did not follow quarantine are now repenting
      - We should take inspiration from front-line soldiers
      - PM praised sanitation, utility workers, bank staff, delivery agents and grocers
      - Maintain social distance, not emotional and human distance

      CBSE Contributes Rs 21,00,000 To PMCARES Fund


      The Central Board of Secondary Education has contributed Rs 21,00,000 to PMCARES Fund to support the Coronavirus cause. The fund is part of salaries of all the CBSE employees.

      Everyone Entering After March 1 To Be Checked: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

      Uttar Pradesh

      Philanthropist and BJD MP Achyuta Samanta has taken to the streets of Bhubaneswar to distribute food. Vegetables, snacks, fruits were distributed to children and the needy.

      Achyuta Samanta Distributes Food In Odisha



      Philanthropist and BJD MP Achyuta Samanta has taken to the streets of Bhubaneswar to distribute food. Vegetables, snacks, fruits were distributed to children and the needy.

      Social Distancing Slowing Infections In Australia


      Australia PM Scott Morrison said that the people exercising "Social Distancing" has slowed infections in the country. The rate of new infections has halved in recent days, from 25-30% to 13-15%.

      Tata Trusts Commits Rs 500 Crore


      Tata Trusts has committed a sum of Rs. 500 Crore to all affected commmunities. The funds would majorly be used for Protective Equipment for medical personnel, respiratory systems and testing kits to increase per capita testing. The funds might also be used for modular treatment facilities for infected patients, knowledge management and training of health workers.

      Here Is A List Of Government Helpline Numbers For Coronavirus



      Indian Army Distributes Food In Jammu and Kashmir



      Mumbai Police Arrests Three Persons with 5000 Bottles of Hand Sanitizers Illegally


      Mumbai police has seized 5000 bottles of hand sanitizers worth Rs 2.5 Lakh in a raid in Mahim area. The godown had illegally stored the hand sanitizer bottles. Three persons have been arrested in connection with this.

      Coal India Set To Build A 500 Bed COVID Hospital In Odisha


      Coal India has decided to build a 500 bed hospital in Odisha to deal with Coronavirus cases. The hospital will be setup overnight and all equipment to be transferred in a day to keep it prepared and ready.

      Virologist Delivers Kit And Then A Baby Girl


      A virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale, from MyLab Discovery is an honorable woman who supported her country in a time of need. She is responsible for developing testing kits for the Indian government in an effort to ramp up testing. Ms Bhosale also said that the kit was created in record time and can detect samples in two and a half hours. Meanwhile, she also gave birth to a baby girl but said "It was an emergency, so I took this on as a challenge, I have to serve my nation." She along with a team of 10 developed the kit.

      India Quarantines 40,000 People Due To 1 Man


      The state of Punjab as quarantined 40,000 villagers in an effort to stop a possible transmission chain started by a Gurdwara priest who defied quarantine orders. A 70-year old man, who up until now is the only fatality in the state had a travel history of Europe. The police is keeping a close eye on the villagers.

      China Offers To Build Makeshift Covid-19 Hospitals: India


      China has offered to build makeshift Covid-19 hospitals in case a situation like that arises. 2 hospitals with 1500 beds were built in Wuhan in a week's time to combat the rising pandemic. The a China Railway Construction Corporation would be undertaking the project if such a request is made by the Indian government.

      Covid-19: India Prepares For Massive Screening Effort After April 14


      India, which is under the largest lockdown in the world, is readying to undertake a massive testing programme to identify COVID-19-positive cases after the 21-day period ends in a move that public health experts have been calling for. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) sought quotations earlier this week from suppliers for a million antibody kits (for screening through blood tests) and also 700,000 RNA extraction kits (the swab-based test for confirming COVID-19). As on Friday, a total of 157 laboratories were gearing up for testing — of these around 121 are government labs (109 are functioning and 12 are being operationalised) and 36 are private labs.

      Russia Starts Shutdown After Cases Rise


      Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered a week-long shutdown to avoid the spread of Coronavirus. Although, the country claims to have not being infected on a large scale, Putin said the shutdown is more like a "non-working week." The move has confused many citizens who are not sure about the move.

      Dollar Sinks To Its Worst Since 1985


      Amidst all the trade-offs, dollar sinks to a new low with the Coronavirus boiling down in US. As Asian markets stabilize a little bit, a stumbling dollar are signs of a huge economic depression.

      China To Share Data Related To Coronavirus With US


      As America is now the new epicenter of the virus, Donald Trump went for an hour long conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xi has assured full assistance and cooperation from the Chinese side regarding Covid-19. Therefore, China would be sharing all its data regarding Coronavirus with US, said Trump.

      Bengaluru Oncologist Claims Coming Close To A Cure


      A Bengaluru-based oncologist has disclosed information about finding a cure that might be effective against the Covid-19. Dr. Vishal Rao claims that Interferon could be used to develop a cure. He, along with his team, have sent a proposal to the government citing assistance.

      India Prepares For Stage 3 Transmission


      As cases spike, India is readily getting ready for stage 3 of Coronavirus transmission - which is the "community transmission" phase. In this phase, the source of the infection is unclear and new positive cases can no longer be traced.

      Ports Turn Stranded Ships Away


      Cruise ships around the world are forced to stay stranded at sea as ports are not letting any passenger out and sending the ships away. One of the world-hit ships is Zaandam, which carries 10,000 passengers and is not allowed to dock in San Antonio in Chile.

      India Considers A Larger Doctor Force


      India is considering a move to turn final-year medical students to treat Coronavirus patients. The move is aimed at decreasing the doctor-patient gap that India might face in the coming days as cases continue to increase. India is also planning to call back retired doctors to further improve the gap.

      Indian Armed Forces Hospitals Reserved For Covid-19


      The Indian Armed Forces has ensured that 28 of its military hospitals are equipped to battle the inflow of patients and on stand-by awaiting further government orders. Armed Forces is getting prepared by the day with "Operation Namaste" being rolled out for fighting Coronavirus.

      Lab In US Unveils Portable 5-Minute Covid-19 Test


      Abbot Laboratories is working on a portable Covid-19 test kit that gives results in as less as 5 minutes. The US Food and Drug Administration has given it emergency authorization to begin making the test available as early as next week.

      China Reports Zero Local Transmissions


      The Chinese health ministry have not reported any locally-transmitted case of the novel Coronavirus. However, imported cases also slowed a slight decrease. The officials have still decided to restrict foreign travelers into the country as a precautionary measure.

      Karnataka: Villagers Use Logs To Block Entry


      Some villagers in the Sagara Taluk of Shivamogga district has put down logs of wood to avoid entry of people coming from outside.

      Indian Railways To Use Train Coaches As Isolation Wards


      The Indian Railways has offered a solution to use the empty train coaches as isolation wards for patients. Currently, the authorities are working on a plan. Once finalized, the coaches would be disinfected and pantry cars would be used as a kitchen.

      Uttarakhand Releases Covid-19 Control Room Numbers



      UK Health Minister Matt Hancock Tests Positive



      UK's Health Minister Matt Hancock has now tested positive for Coronavirus. The virus has spread to more than 11,000 citizens living in the UK, Prince Charles and British PM Boris Johnson. Matt has self-isolated himself since only mild symptoms were detected.

      Facebook Launches Messenger Chatbot For Sharing Information


      Facebook has launched a chatbot to share COVID-19 information that will reach out to the Health ministry for official news, updates, and emergency helpline numbers. Available in both, Hindi and English language, users can visit the Facebook page on MyGov Corona Hub and start a chat by typing 'Get Started'.

      People In Tripura Put "Lockdown" Barricades


      The people have put up 'lockdown barricade' at entrance of a village in Tripura. A due notice in the village declares that no one will be allowed to enter without washing hands with soap.

      Odisha Government To Provide Under Food Security Scheme


      The state government in Odisha will provide 3 months advance PDS ration to all its beneficiaries. A total of 94 lakh beneficiaries will receive Rs 1,000 each. For the welfare of the weaker sections of the society, the CM sanctioned a Rs 2,200 cr. package.

      Britain PM Boris Johnson Tests Positive



      First Prince Charles, and now Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for Coronavirus. He is in self-isolation now! It seems that the virus is spreading rapidly in UK with more than 11,000 infections.

      Odisha: Malls, Stores, SHGs Roped In For Home Delivery


      The civic bodies in Odisha have roped shopping malls, stores and self-help groups (SHGs) to ensure doorstep delivery of essential commodities and make sure that people remain indoors.

      Armed Forces Step Up To Battle Covid-19


      The Indian Army has taken more steps to fight the COVID-situation. Tests have been conductd at AFMC in Pune, Army R&R Hospital in Delhi, Army command hospitals in Lucknow and Udhampur and IAF command hospital in Bengaluru. Additionally, six more military hospitals are being equipped shortly with resources to begin testing.

      Delhi Police Releases List Of ‘Dangerous’ Coronavirus-Related Websites


      "Delhi Police's cyber division has released a list of websites that are dangerous and you should not open.
      DO NOT Open these website:
      - Coronavirusstatus(dot)space
      - Coronavirus-map(dot)com
      - Blogcoronacl.canalcero(dot)digital
      - Vaccine-coronavirus(dot)com
      - Coronavirus(dot)cc
      - Bestcoronavirusprotect(dot)tk
      - coronavirusupdate(dot)tk
      - Coronavirus(dot)zone
      - Coronavirus-realtime(dot)com
      - Coronavirus(dot)app
      - Bgvfr.coronavirusaware(dot)xyz
      - Coronavirusaware(dot)xyz
      - Corona-virus(dot)healthcare
      - Survivecoronavirus(dot)org
      - www(dot)Survivecoronavirus(dot)org"

      GoAir Follows IndiGo: Dedicates Crew, Aircrafts


      Domestic airline carrier GoAir has decided to offer aircraft, crew members to the govt for carrying emergency and special services. The move was initally done by IndiGo Airlines.

      World Bank Provides Advisory To Travel And Tourism Industry


      Source: World Bank

      In a time of crisis, especially for the travel, aviation and hospitality industry, the World Bank has provided some tips and advisory. With the billion dollar industry, currently dealing in losses, the World Bank believes these tips will keep the industry afloat for a longer time.

      Engineering Students Create District-Wise Covid-19 Tracker


      Engineering students, under faculty guidance at Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering have developed India's first live district-wise tracker to detect Covid-19. The app named "CovidIndia" is the only app that could prove helpful for people traveling within the country. It would also help authorities mobilize resources efficiently.

      Drones To Start Disinfecting Chennai


      The Chennai Corporation has conducted trials on drones to disinfect inaccessible and congested neighborhoods in the city. Developed by the Abdul Kalam Advanced UAV Research Center in the Anna University, each drone can spray disinfectants over a large area - up to 2 lakh square meters when deployed.

      Hima Das Donates 1-Month's Salary To Assam


      Indian sprinter Hima Das has donated her one month's salary to the government of Assam. Das has joined a growing list of sports personalities, including wrestler Bajrang Punia, shuttler P V Sindhu, and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.

      Uttarakhand To Distribute Food Packets


      Amit Negi, the Disaster Management Secretary has directed District Magistrates to prepare a list and distribute food packets among the elderly, pregnant women and daily wage labourers.

      RBI Steps Up To Assist Banks


      The Reserve Bank of India has decided to inject Rs 3.74 trillion into the system to keep the banks afloat. The Cash Reserve Ratio has been cut by 100 bps. The Indian banking system is and would continue to be safe & sound, assures RBI governor, Shaktikanta Das.

      Bengal Hotels Set Up Quarantine Units

      West Bengal

      A total of 31 hotels in West Bengal have set up quarantine facilities. All citizens who have been advised to stay under quarantine can use the "pay-and-use rooms" provided by the hotels.

      Auto Drivers In Bengaluru Turn Into Delivery Boys



      To help with the Corona crisis, now, auto drivers in Bengaluru have turned into delivery agents delivering basic essentials such as groceries and medicines to people.

      Ramayana To Start Retelecasting On DD National


      On public demand, popular show 'Ramayana' would be retelecasted starting Saturday, March 28 on DD National. One episode would be telecasted in the morning from 9 am to 10 am while another in the evening, from 9 pm to 10 pm: Minister Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said.

      Health Workers In Rajasthan's Bhilwara District Keep Spirits Up



      Indian Air Force Creates 9 Quarantine Facilities


      To combat the outbreak of novel coronavirus, the IAF said it has created 9 quarantine facilities with a capacity of 200 -300 personnel each at its nodal bases across the country. The IAF has also launched a 24x7 helpline cell at the IAF Headquarters and various command headquarters for instant communication.

      More Private Labs Approved By ICMR


      The number of private labs for Coronavirus have increased in accordance with approval by ICMR. the total number of private facilities for testing has increased to 29 from 12. Labs are present in Delhi (4), Gujarat (3), Haryana (3), Tamil Nadu (3), Maharasthra (9), Telangana (4), West Bengal (1) and Karnataka (2).

      Holiest Site Of Christianity Closed Amid Covid-19 Fears


      Jerusalem's sacred Church of the Holy Sepulchre shut its doors on Wednesday in order to tighten its restrictions amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Located in Israel, the church is believed to be the site where Christ was crucified, buried, and later resurrected.

      IAF To Fly Medical Supplies, Doctors To Leh


      Indian Air Force will fly a team of doctors and medical supplies to Leh and will bring back samples for testing in the laboratories in Delhi and Chandigarh.

      Police In Kerala Start Kitchens To Feed Homeless


      Police in the capital city, Thiruvananthapuram, in association with a few NGOs have started kitchens to feed the homeless. Steps like these will help curb the barriers on Corona transmission in the city, said an official.

      Senior Citizens In Uttarakhand To Get Doorstep Delivery


      The district magistrates in Uttarakhand were asked to ensure doorstep delivery of essentials to all senior citizens, the sick and helpless during the 21-day lockdown. Orders are also to advertise the contact details PDS distributors and nodal officers in their area for proactive communication.

      Odisha To Set Up India's Largest Covid-19 Hospital



      Ayushmann Khurrana Pens A Beautiful Poem During Self-Isolation



      Supplyco Kochi Partners With Zomato To Start Online Food Delivery From March 27


      The Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation or Supplyco will start delivering essential food products online in Kochi within 8 kms of Gandhi Nagar area from from March 27. Zomato has signed a contract for the delivery.

      Uttrakhand Government Has Started A Helpline Service For People



      5 Apps That Make Social Distancing Fun!


      While public health and everyone’s is of utmost priority at the moment, know how you can still be in touch with your friends, family, and loved ones while practicing social distancing at the same time with the help of these apps. Read more

      31 Kolkata Hotels Set Up Quarantine Facilities

      Alerts   Kolkata

      Hotels near Rajarhat and New Town areas in Kolkata have set up quarantine facilities amidst the coronavirus pandemic after the resquest from the Bengal government. People who have been asked to remain in isolation for 14 days can utilize "pay and use quarantine" facilties at these hotels that are equipped with all the necessary faciltiies in accordance with the protocols set by the health department.

      Nagaland: Petrol Pumps Open On Alternate Days, Grocery Shops 4 Hours Daily

      Alerts   Nagaland

      The petrol pumps in Nagaland will remain open on alternate days during 21-day nationwide lockdown to encourage people to stay indoors. The grocery shops will remain open daily for 4 hours as directed by the state authorities.

      The Viral Video Of Doctors Singing Will Melt Your Heart



      FM Nirmala Sitharaman Announces Rs 1.7 Lakh Crore Relief Package For Poor


      "FM Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a slew of measures to deal with the economic distress caused due to Coronavirus. Here are some highlights:
      - PM Gareeb Kalyan Scheme will entail Rs 1.7 lakh crore
      - This includes cash transfer and food security
      - Rs 50 Lakh insurance cover for government workers, paramedics, doctors and all personnel working with COVID-19 patients
      - 5 kg rice/wheat to each gareeb for next three months for free
      - Rs 2,000 for each farmer to benefit a total of 8.70 crore kissans
      - Rs 500 per month for the next three months for women Han Dhan Account Holders
      - All women under Ujjwala scheme to be given free cylinders for the next three months
      - MGNREGA wages to be increased, Hike of Rs 2,000 per worker"

      Spicejet To Convert Booked Tickets To Credit


      To provide relief to its customers,Spicejet has announced that tickets booked between March 25 to March 31 will automatically get cancelled. The airline will convert them to credits with a validity of 1 year. The booking has to be done by the name of the same person and can be availed anytime during the year!

      AirIndia To Operate Relief Flight To Tel Aviv


      AirIndia will run a special relief flight to Tel Aviv for Israeli nationals who are stranded in India affter visa and travel restrictions on foreign citizens.

      Special Spicejet Flight To Bring Indians To Delhi


      142 Indian nationals who were brought back from Iran and placed in quarantine in Jodhpur will be flying to Delhi in a special Spicejet flight. A special Boeing 737 will be deployed as per the government of India's request to facilitate transportation of people.

      Jharkhand Will Provide 2 Months Ration In Advance


      Hemant Soren, Chief Minister of Jharkhand said his government has decided to provide 2 months of ration in advance to the users of public distribution system. The government has stepped up in order to curb the movement of people and avoid panic following lockdown.

      Lucknow Jail Inmates Start Mask Production


      At a time when humanity is at risk, now UP jails are trying to ramp up efforts in their fight against Coronavirus. The inmates at district jails of Barabanki and Adarsh Karaga in Lucknow have started producing face mask.

      Apple Follows Samsung: To Temporarily Halt Production


      Apple has temporarily halted production in India amidst the 21-day lockdown. Apple's manufacturing partners including Wistron and Foxconn have temporarily closed production keeping safety of workers and to comply with government's decision.

      M&M Helping Ventilator Manufacturer To Scale Up


      Pawan Goenka, MD of Mahindra & Mahindra said the company is partnering with 2 public sector units to assist an existing manufacturer of high-spec ventilators in simplifying and scaling up production capacity.

      Russia To Ban International Flights From March 27


      In view of the rising cases in Russia, the government has ordered the aviation ministry to suspend all international charter flights to Russia from March 27.

      Sourav Ganguly Donates Rice Worth 50 Lakhs

      West Bengal

      BCCI chief and former cricketer Sourav Ganguly has donated Lal Baba Rice worth 50 lakhs to the state. The government applauded the effort and said it would be used to feed people put in government schools for safety and security.

      Sugar Mill In Up To Sanitise 75 Nearby Villages

      Uttar Pradesh

      A sugar mill in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh will be sanitising nearly 75 villages to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as said by an official Thursday. The Doab Sugar Mill has also vowed to provide free food to its employees who are engaged in the fight against Coronavirus, said R B Khokhar, chief operating officer of the mill.

      No Disruption In Vegetables And Essential Items In Srinagar


      Traders in Srinagar are not facing any issues regarding suppply. Despite the lockdown due to coronavirus, the fruit and vegetable markets in Srinagar have not taken any hit. The people residing in the region are able to buy essential commodities without any hassle .

      Amul To Home Deliver Tetra Packs In Ahmedabad


      In a joint effort with district administration, Amul MD RS Sodhi has announced that it will deliver tetra packs of milk to the homes in Ahmedabad during the crisis of coronavirus. All its units in the country are operational and allowed to procure milk from the village cooperative societies.

      Download Free Books From NBT Website


      To encourage the habit of reading among the citizens during #21DayLockdown, the National Book trust (NBT) has launched #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks initiative wherein it will provide its select and best-titled books for free download on its website.

      Collection At Toll Plazas Suspended Across India


      Keeping in the health of toll plaza workers and spread of coronavirus, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Wednesday to temporarily suspend the collection of toll at all national highways.

      People In Shimla Practice Social Distancing



      US Senate Passes $2 Tn Relief Package As Economy Takes A Hit

      Alerts  USA

      As more than one million report losing their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic crisis, US Senate has passed a historical $2 trillion relief package to safeguard its citizens against coronavirus and dropping economy. The bill would provide up to $1,200 in direct relief for American adults, create a $500bn lending program for businesses, cities and states and $367bn fund for small businesses. The plan also provides $130bn to hospitals, and expands unemployment insurance.

      What's Open During National Lockdown?

      Alerts  India

      Here is a list of what remains open during the 21-day lockdown:

      • Chemist shops & pharmacies
      • Grocery shops
      • Newspaper services

      Here is what remains shut:

      • Theatres
      • Malls
      • Cab services
      • Private buses
      • metro services
      • E-rickshaws
      • weekly markets factories & godowns
      • Private offices
      • Interstate bus,
      • Schools
      • Religious places
      • Guided group tours
      • Construction activities
      • Flights
      • Shops selling non-essential good
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      While Kashmir is known for its natural beauty and the breathtaking views around, Gulmarg accounts for one of the best spots in Kashmir that are worth visiting. May is a good time to wake up the traveler in you and head to this beautiful place for escaping the heat.

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      An island city-state like Singapore makes a perfect rejuvenating vacation for every kind of traveler, be it a group one or a solo trip. With a diverse region having multiple islands and tourist attractions, this place attracts tourists from all over the world. From Marina Bay Sands

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