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Friday, April 03, 2020

Shubhajit Roy


No, Ayurveda did not cure Prince Charles of Covid-19, office denies claims of AYUSH minister
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

Ella Lynch, a spokesperson for the Prince of Wales, told The Indian Express “The Prince of Wales followed the medical advice of the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK and nothing more.”

Anthony Fauci: ‘Disruption in economy by lockdown can be catastrophic’
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

India is on a national lockdown for three weeks till April 14, while in the US, 37 states have given orders or directives to stay at home.

PM Modi, Germany’s Merkel discuss collaboration, raise issue of medical gap
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

PM Modi informed Merkel about the recent Indian initiatives to disseminate simple yoga exercises and immunity-enhancing Ayurvedic remedies.

COVID-19 a reminder of interconnected world, need for global response: PM Modi
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Modi said that he looks forward to working with Li to “further deepen and strengthen our closer developmental partnership and take it to even greater heights in the years to come”.

Coronavirus: Govt to accept foreign contribution to PM-CARES fund
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

The source said PM-CARES was set up following requests from India and abroad from individuals and organisations willing to make contributions to support the government in its fight against COVID-19.

PM Modi speaks to Emmanuel Macron; experts from India, France to share virus info
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The leaders discussed the domestic and international aspects of the crisis, and underlined the importance of global collaboration and solidarity in the present situation, a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs said.

Korea’s testing protocols to help Indians abroad: PM Modi discusses COVID-19 with envoys
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The PM’s interaction with the envoys, part of a video conference with about 130 Indian envoys across the world, was to discuss responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Punjab CM seeks MEA help to rescue Sikhs in Afghanistan
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

India said that the bodies of Indian national Tian Singh and two other Afghan Sikhs are being repatriated to India where their families live.

SAARC meet: India suggests WhatsApp, email group to exchange info
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Health experts from SAARC countries will form a WhatsApp or an email group to exchange information on the coronavirus pandemic in real-time, officials said on Friday.

Coronavirus: G20 leaders plan $5-trillion economy boost
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

At the end of the two-and-a-half hour virtual G20 summit — which was not on a purely economic agenda — the leaders decided to inject “$5 trillion into the global economy”.

PM Modi to join G-20 session on COVID-19 chaired by Saudi king
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will chair the virtual summit on March 26 to advance the global coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Foreign missions start flying out stranded citizens on special flights
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

About 6,000-10,000 foreign nationals are expected to be evacuated on special flights, as all international flights have been cancelled.

At least 25 killed in IS attack on Kabul gurdwara, India calls it diabolical, cowardly
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack, and New Delhi said “such cowardly attacks” at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic is reflective of the “diabolical mindset” of the perpetrators and their backers.

G-20 leaders likely to discuss COVID-19 in virtual summit
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and discussed the global situation in the context of the pandemic.

Nearly 100 J&K students at Bangla border, High Commission tells them to stay back
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

The students said that their medical colleges had shut down due to the coronavirus scare and that they were told to leave the hostels and return home.

Combating COVID-19: Video conference of SAARC health experts set for March 26
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

This will be a follow-up to the video-conference of SAARC leaders on March 15.

Parliament adjourned sine die due to coronavirus
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

While Lok Sabha was adjourned around 3.30 pm after passing the Finance Bill, 2020, without any discussion, Rajya Sabha was adjourned around 7 pm.

Amid coronavirus outbreak, stranded Indians seek embassy help to find accommodation
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

About 280 Indians are stuck in Kuala Lumpur. The Indian High Commission there has tied up with some local NGOs to provide temporary accommodation to them.

COVID-19 pandemic: Jaishankar dials key envoys, says be on same page as govt
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Sources said Jaishankar’s phone calls to Indian envoys is to make sure that they are on the “same page” with the South Block, as the situation is “fast evolving”, with more confirmed coronavirus cases around the world and in India.

Coronavirus: Next Italy evacuation over weekend, says MEA
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Giving details of the evacuation exercise for stranded Indians in Italy, the ministry said 380 swab samples of Indians were brought back from Italy.