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Since April 22, Delhi government has imposed fines of Rs 22 lakh on masks

According to government data, more than 4,500 persons in Delhi have been fined a total of Rs 22 lakh for not wearing masks since the mask mandate was reinstated amid a spike in coronavirus cases. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) agreed last month to reinstate the mask mandate, with a Rs 500 punishment for […]

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Omicron spread: Vaccinate teens in mission mode, says PM Narendra Modi
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Omicron spread: Vaccinate teens in mission mode, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chairing a high-level review meeting on Sunday, called for accelerating vaccination in the 15-18 age group in mission mode and ensuring adequate health infrastructure in districts. The review meeting, held to take stock of the country’s Covid preparedness, came on the day India registered around 160,000 cases and the daily positivity […]

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IndiGo limits flights connecting West Bengal to Delhi Mumbai to Mondays and Fridays
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IndiGo limits flights connecting West Bengal to Delhi, Mumbai to Mondays and Fridays

Budget carrier IndiGo airlines announced on January 3 that it will limit its flights connecting Kolkata, Durgapur, and Bagdogra to Delhi and Mumbai to Mondays and Fridays. The announcement comes a day after the West Bengal government announced, along with a slew of fresh COVID-19 curbs in view of rising coronavirus cases, that it will allow domestic […]

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Covid-19 pandemic: Mumbai sees 8,063 fresh cases and no death
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Covid-19 pandemic: Mumbai sees 8,063 fresh cases and no death

Mumbai recorded a steep rise in the daily coronavirus cases with 8,063 infections on Sunday, 1,763 more than the figure added to the tally on Saturday, the civic body said. The city did not see any death during the day due to the infection and 89 per cent of the cases reported are asymptomatic, it added. On Saturday, […]

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Covid-19 pandemic: Mumbai sees 8,063 fresh cases and no death
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Covid-19 pandemic cut life expectancy by most since World War II

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The Covid-19 pandemic reduced life expectancy in 2020 by the largest amount since World War II, according to a study published on Monday by Oxford Univer­sity, with the life expectancy of American men dropping by more than two years. Life expectancy fell by more than six months compared with 2019 in 22 of the 29 […]

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India

No Delta plus variant of COVID-19 was found in 376 samples tested in Mumbai

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands No Delta plus variant of COVID-19, considered highly contagious, was found among 376 samples tested in the second round of genome sequencing in Mumbai, a senior civic official said. Additional municipal commissioner (western suburbs) Suresh Kakani said the samples were examined at a genome sequencing facility inaugurated in the city […]

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International

PM to visit US for Quad on Sept 24; focus on Afghan crisis, Covid-19

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to the US next week to participate in the first in-person Quad summit that is expected to broadly focus on contemporary global challenges, including the Afghan crisis, the Covid pandemic, and ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific. In his first visit to the US since President […]

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Vaccine passports
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Vaccine passports ditched in UK’s new plan to manage Covid-19 pandemic

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out on Tuesday his plans to manage the Covid-19 pandemic in the winter months, announcing a decision to scrap the introduction of vaccine passports and steps to end some emergency powers. Johnson, under fire from some in his governing Conservative Party for raising taxes to fix a […]

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Business

Gold imports nearly double in August as prices dip ahead of festivals

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands India’s gold imports in August nearly doubled from a year earlier to the highest in five months on strong demand and as weaker prices prompted jewelers to ramp up purchases for the festive season, a government source said. Higher imports by the world’s second-biggest bullion consumer could support benchmark gold prices, which have […]

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Market

Asian Stocks Up Following U.S. $579 Infrastructure Deal

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Asia Pacific stocks were up Friday morning after a U.S. $579 billion infrastructure deal boosted investor sentiment and sent U.S. shares to record levels. Japan’s Nikkei 225 was up 0.68% by 10:19 PM ET (2:19 AM GMT). The Tokyo Core Consumer Price Index was at 0% in June year-on-year, but above the 0.1% contraction in forecasts […]

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