Carbon emissions in India drop 26% amidst COVID-19 lockdown

Carbon emissions in India drop 26% amidst COVID-19 lockdown The unprecedented lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to a steep fall in global carbon emissions by 17 per cent in early April as compared to 2019 levels with India’s emissions dropping by 26 per cent, according to a study. An international study…

COVID-19 – UN calls for international help in Africa

COVID-19 – UN calls for international help in Africa UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for international action to help Africa deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. “These are still early days for the pandemic in Africa, and disruption could escalate quickly. Global solidarity with Africa is an imperative — now and for recovering better,”…

Over 270 Russians stranded in India fly back amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

Over 270 Russians stranded in India fly back amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown A special flight with 271 Russian nationals on board departed from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi. They flew home by the flight en route Delhi-Saint-Petersburg-Moscow with the assistance of the Russian Embassy in India. Over the last one month,…

Quotations invited for supply of PPE kits to overcome ‘acute shortage’ in J-K

Quotations invited for supply of PPE kits to overcome ‘acute shortage’ in J-K Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) has invited quotations for supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to overcome “acute shortage” in various coronavirus-hit areas. It has asked the prospective bidders to respond only if they are in a position…

Brazil’s coronavirus death toll breaches 5K mark

Brazil’s coronavirus death toll breaches 5K mark Experts believe the overall number of COVID-19 cases could be 12 to 15 times higher. BRASLIA: Brazil, the South American country worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, has registered more than 5,000 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry announced Tuesday, pushing the toll above that of China. A record 474…

Only 80 of 21,632 active cases need ventilators, say Health Ministry data

Only 80 of 21,632 active cases need ventilators, say Health Ministry data While there were 21,632 ‘active’ COVID-19 cases across the country till Monday, only about 80 of them were on ventilators. Top government sources said this is in line with the daily pattern seen so far. Meanwhile, even as some states have started plasma…

CRPF sub-inspector succumbs to Covid-19, 1st death in paramilitary forces

CRPF sub-inspector succumbs to Covid-19, 1st death in paramilitary forces A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) sub-inspector, who was admitted at Safdarjung Hospital after he tested positive for Covid-19 five days back, succumbed on Tuesday, officials said. This is the first death due to the Covid-19 pandemic among the 10 lakh personnel strong central paramilitary…

Gorakhpur reports first covid-19 patient who arrived from Delhi

Gorakhpur reports first covid-19 patient who arrived from Delhi Gorakhpur, which had so far managed to retain its green zone tag, reported its first Covid-19 patient on Sunday. The patient had traveled to Gorakhpur in an ambulance from Delhi with two co-workers and was admitted to BRD medical college where he tested positive. The man…

Pope says obey rules during exit from coronavirus lockdowns

Pope says obey rules during exit from coronavirus lockdowns Reuters, Pope Francis on Tuesday urged people to obey rules aimed at preventing a devastating second wave of infections as their leaders begin to ease coronavirus lockdowns. Francis spoke at the start of his daily private morning Mass, where he has been dedicating brief opening comments…