Indian News

Traffic at India's major ports falls 20% in June quarter due to coronavirus lockdowns

Disaster & Management, Eco/Invest/Demography       Jul 04, 2020

Major ports in India, which handle more than half of the country's seaborne trade, had a nearly 20 percent fall in traffic during the quarter ended June, the Indian Ports Association (IPA) said, as coronavirus lockdowns slowed economic activity.   India's twelve state-run major ports handled...

Bajaj Auto unions demand factory halt after 250 workers catch COVID-19

Pune: Workers at Bajaj Auto, India's biggest exporter of motorbikes, are demanding the temporary closure of one of its plants after 250 employees  tested positive for coronavirus, its unions said on Saturday, as companies struggle to ramp up operations.   India went into complete lockdown in...

Kolkata bans flights from 6 cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Jul 04, 2020

New Delhi: No passenger flights will operate to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur and Ahmedabad between July 6 and July 19, the Kolkata airport said on Saturday as novel coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country.   India resumed domestic passenger flights from...

In highest single-day spike,nearly 23k test positive for COVID; death toll rises to 18,655 in India

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Jul 04, 2020

New Delhi: With 22,771 people testing positive for coronavirus in the highest single-day spike so far, India's COVID-19 tally climbed to?6,48,315 on Saturday, while the death toll rose to 18,655 with 442 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.   The western state of...

Domestic air traffic to decline by 41-46% in FY21 due to Covid-19: Icra

Eco/Invest/Demography, Pandemic       Jul 03, 2020

  New Delhi: The recommencement of commercial passenger flight services in a graded manner is unlikely to help the domestic aviation industry recover in the current financial year with domestic air traffic expected to shrink by 41-46 per cent and international travel demand by a negative...

Health experts cast doubt on India's timeline for COVID vaccine

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Jul 03, 2020

  NEW DELHI/BENGALURU: The chief of India’s top clinical research agency said in a leaked letter circulated on Friday it envisaged launching a novel coronavirus vaccine by Aug. 15, prompting scepticism from some health experts who questioned the short timeline.   Dozens of vaccine candidates are at...

International flights suspended till July 31; may exempt some routes: DGCA

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life       Jul 03, 2020

New Delhi: The aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday it was extending the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country till July 31 but added that some international scheduled services on selected routes may be permitted on a case to case basis.   Scheduled...

India's COVID-19 tally zooms past six lakh cases,5 days after crossing 5-lakh mark

  New Delhi: India''s COVID-19 tally zoomed past six lakh cases on Thursday with a single-day increase of 19,148 cases, just five days after it crossed the five-lakh mark, while the death toll rose to 17,834, according to the Union health ministry data.    The COVID-19 case...

 Cybersecurity top priority for Indian CIOs post Covid-19 pandemic:Adobe

New Delhi: As hacking threats increase from nation-state bad actors from China and North Korea, a staggering 89 per cent of CIOs in India say that cybersecurity remains to top investment area for them, a new Adobe survey revealed on Thursday.   The CIOs from India...

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