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Latest Articles in COVID 19 Pandemic

IRDAI Permits Insurers To Sell Short-Term COVID Policies Till March 2022

The regulator had granted the relaxation last year after received representations from the insurance companies for exemption from the requirement to issue physical policy document and hard copy of proposal form in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Trust Between Govt, Industry Critical To Leverage Opportunities Created By COVID: FM

The Centre budgeted Rs 1.75 lakh crore from stake sale in public sector companies including strategic sale of IDBI Bank, BPCL, Shipping Corp, Container Corporation, Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd, among others.

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NCC Plans Its Alumni Association With PM Modi, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh And Smriti Irani As Members

The NCC was seen as an extracurricular activity but as per the circulars issued by the University Grant Commission, All India Council for Technical Education and various other education bodies, NCC should be accepted as a general elective subject.

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Afghanistan Teetering On Brink Of 'Universal Poverty', Says UN Development Agency

The UN Development Programme outlined four scenarios for Afghanistan following the Taliban's August 15 assumption of power that predict the country's GDP will decline between 3.6% and 13.2% in the next fiscal year starting in June 2022, depending on the intensity of the crisis and how much the world engages with the Taliban.

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Strengthening Health Emergency Security Systems Top Priority: WHO

Strengthening emergency risk management has been a flagship priority programme of the WHO South-East Asia Region since 2014, which has consistently been scaling up response capacities since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, a mega disaster that hit six countries of the Region.

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Google Brings Accelerator Programme For Digital News Startups In India

Created in partnership with Echos (a global innovation lab) and DIGIPUB News India Foundation, the GNI Startups Lab India programme will support high-quality reporting for local and underserved communities, Google said in a blog post.

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Tata AIA Life Names Olympic Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra As Brand Ambassador

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has also underlined the need for life and health insurance, more emphatically than ever.

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Pak Continues To Foment Culture Of Violence At Home, Across Its Borders: India At UN

India''s strong response came after Islamabad''s envoy to the UN Munir Akram raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and spoke about the late pro-Pakistan leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in his remarks in the General Assembly hall that focussed almost entirely on India and not on the forum''s theme.

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No Afghan Will Be Asked To Leave India Without MHA's Approval: Govt

The MHA's decision came about a fortnight after the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan and many Afghans arriving in India fearing retribution from that country's new rulers.

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Abrupt Rise In Personal Hygiene Market Gives Birth To New Startups

The increasing female population and rapid urbanization, rising female literacy and awareness of menstrual health and hygiene, rising disposable income of females, and women empowerment are expected to accelerate the growth of the feminine hygiene products market across the globe.

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Future Consumer Focusing On Digital First Model Across Brand Activities

"During these times, while footfalls at offline retail slowed down, a new way of consumption was adopted by Indian masses with e-commerce becoming an integral part of frequent daily basket shopping,"

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Government Extends Visas Of All Foreign Nationals Stuck In India Due To COVID-19 Till September 30

The spokesperson said the decision was taken because a number of foreigners who came to India on various types of visas prior to March 2020 got stranded in the country in the absence of flights to their destinations due to the pandemic.

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Air India''s Indore-Dubai Flight Resumes After 17 Months

The flight, which was initially launched on July 15, 2019 on public demand, will give a boost to tourism and trade between central India and the UAE.

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'China's Surveillance Creep': How Big Data Covid Monitoring Could Be Used To Control People Post-Pandemic

This phenomenon of adopting a system of surveillance for one purpose and using it past the originally intended aims is known as function creep.

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What Happens When The COVID-19 Vaccines Enter The Body – A Road Map For Kids And Grown-Ups

The Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines all work similarly by giving the body’s cells the instructions to make the spike protein.

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