Non-Life

Maha makes RT-PCR negative report mandatory for entering state

Indian News       Nov 23, 2020

  Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday made it mandatory for those seeking to enter the state from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa to carry RT-PCR negative reports. For those flying in, the RT-PCR sample collection should have been done within 72 hours of scheduled time of...

SC says COVID-19 situation worsened in Delhi & Guj, asks Centre, states to file status reports

Indian News       Nov 23, 2020

  New Delhi: The pandemic situation in Delhi has worsened and it has gone out of control in Gujarat, the Supreme Court said on Monday while expressing concern over the surge in number of COVID-19 cases across the country The apex court, which asked the Centre...

COVID-19 shots could reach first Americans by mid-December, top health official says

International News       Nov 23, 2020

  U.S. healthcare workers and others recommended for the nation’s first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting shots within a day or two of regulatory consent next month, a top official of the government’s vaccine development effort said on Sunday. Some 70% of the U.S. population of...

COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 91-lakh mark

Indian News       Nov 23, 2020

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload went past 91 lakh with 44,059 coronavirus infections being reported in a day, while the?recoveries surged to 85,62,641, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday The total coronavirus cases mounted to 91,39,865 while the death toll climbed...

Insurer Inigo raises $800 million from investors including QIA, CDPQ

International News       Nov 23, 2020

  LONDON: Newly formed Lloyd’s of London insurer Inigo said on Monday it had raised $800 million from a group of investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Canada’s Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Inigo is founded by Richard Watson, former chief underwriting officer of...

G20 says it will strive for fair global access to COVID-19 vaccine

International News       Nov 22, 2020

  DUBAI/RIYADH: Leaders of the 20 biggest economies vowed on Sunday to spare no effort to supply COVID-19 drugs, tests and vaccines affordably and fairly to “all people”, reflecting worries that the pandemic could deepen divisions between the world’s rich and poor.The pandemic and prospects of...

Sputnik V priced lower than Pfizer and Moderna vaccines: Sputnik V Twitter account

International News       Nov 22, 2020

  Moscow: The price per dose of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V will be much lower than that of the vaccines of US drug giants Pfizer and Moderna, said the Russian vaccine's official Twitter account on Sunday. "Translating pharma lingo: the announced price of Pfizer...

WHO COVID envoy fears third wave, calls Europe response 'incomplete'

International News       Nov 22, 2020

  ZURICH: A World Health Organization (WHO) special COVID-19 envoy predicted a third wave of the pandemic in Europe in early 2021, if governments repeat what he said was a failure to do what was needed to prevent the second wave of infections. "They missed building...

Europe to lift Boeing 737 MAX grounding in January, follows US action

International News       Nov 22, 2020

Paris: Europe is set to lift its flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX passenger jetliner in January after US regulators last week ended a 20-month grounding triggered by two fatal crashes. The head of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said in remarks...

Coronavirus vaccine distribution faces logistics, supply chain challenges

Indian News       Nov 22, 2020

  Observing that immunisation against COVID-19 involved several challenges, including logistics and supply chain for distribution of vaccine in the country, an expert has said there cannot be any lowering of guard on prevention of virus spread till a robust vaccine was available. While the government...