World leaders, diplomats praise PM Modi for helping them in fight against COVID-19

After US President Donald Trump heaped praise on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the export of key drugs related to COVID-19 pandemic from India, it seems PM Modi is getting praise from several world leaders and diplomats for India’s noble gestures in this hour of crisis. Fully agree with you President @realDonaldTrump. Times...

10 drugs for COVID-19 under clinical trial in US: Trump

As many as 10 drugs are currently under clinical trial in the US as part of the administration’s “unprecedented” effort to find a therapeutic solution to the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has said. In the absence of either a vaccine or a drug, the novel coronavirus has claimed more than 88,500 lives and...

PM Modi reacts to Trump’s tweet, says India will help humanity in fight against COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has replied to US President Donald Trump after he thanked India for clearing the export of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug believed effective in the treatment of coronavirus. “India shall do everything possible to help humanity’s fight against COVID-19. We shall win this together,” PM Modi tweeted. Thanking India and PM...

Gujarat-based pharma companies to export hydroxychloroquine to the USA

With the coronavirus outbreak creating additional demand for anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said three companies from the state will export it to the United States. In an interview to a private radio station, Rupani said his government has kept aside 1 crore hydroxychloroquine tablets to deal with any eventuality. “Gujarat...

After “retalitation” threat, Trump praises PM Modi as India allows supply of COVID-19 medicines to the US

After threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “retaliation” if India does not allow the export of key medicines being used for the treatment of COVID-19 to the US, President Donald Trump has praised the Indian Prime Minister as India permitted the export of the medicines to the US and other countries affected by the virus....

Tiger tests positive for COVID-19

A tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19, the institution said Sunday, and is believed to have contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic at the time. The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia along with her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions all developed dry coughs...

Globally, coronavirus cases cross 10 lakh, death toll surpasses 50,000-mark

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50,000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far. Despite more than half the planet living in some form of lockdown, the virus continues to spread its tentacles and is...

H-1B visa holders request US administration to let them stay up to 180 days post-job loss

Fearing massive layoffs in America due to the coronavirus crisis that is hitting businesses around the globe, foreign technology professionals holding H-1B visas, the most sought after among Indians, have demanded the Trump administration extend their permissible post-job loss limit to stay in the US from the existing 60 to 180 days. The H-1B visa...

US lab unveils portable 5-minute coronavirus test

A US-based lab has unveiled a portable test that can tell if someone has Covid-19 in as little as five minutes, it said in a statement on Friday. Abbot Laboratories said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had given it emergency authorisation to begin making the test available to healthcare providers as early as...
Sensex ends 1,325 points higher, turns black Friday into fantastic Friday

Sensex ends 1,325 points higher, turns black Friday into fantastic Friday

The S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 indexes recovered sharply in afternoon trading on Friday after tumbling earlier in the session. The indexes plunged more than 10 per cent each at the opening, triggering a “circuit breaker” for the first time since 2008 as panic over the coronavirus pandemic gripped global markets. The indexes...

Twitter Asks 5,000 Employees to Work From Home

In a bid to safeguard its employees from the spread of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, social media giant Twitter has asked its 5,000-strong workforce across countries to work from home. Work from home has been made mandatory for its employees based in Hong Kong, and South Korea, as the virus is spreading its tentacles in...