Unemployment reaches four-month high in April, leaves 75 lakh people jobless during second COVID-19 wave

The second wave of COVID-19 and the resultant localised lockdowns have impacted over 75 lakh jobs, taking the unemployment rate to a four-month high of 8 percent, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) said on Monday. The situation on the employment front is expected to continue to remain challenging going forward as well, CMIE’s […]

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Here’s how you can get E-Pass, Check guidelines: Get all the details here

    The Delhi administration has decided to extend the lockdown in the national capital till 5 am on 3 May as Covid-19 cases continue to see a record surge. The decision was taken as Delhi recorded the highest single-day rise in its Covid-19 death toll on Saturday with 357 more people succumbing to the disease as […]

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UNLOCK 4: Services which are Likely To Reopen From September 1

From September 1, the fourth phase of the ongoing unlocking process will begin in India, though several states are continuing with partial, full and weekly lockdowns. This comes at a time when the number of total cases of infections in India has crossed 3 million. But notwithstanding the figure, some relaxations are likely to be […]

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Lockdown Extension Update: Know What Will Happen From July 1; Important Highlights Inside

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now made it clear to the state Chief Ministers that there will be no lockdown 5 or 6, the unlock phase has already started. Now, there is no going back. Prime Minister Modi’s this announcement has amid rumours and MHA’s continuous effort to bust the fake news on a probable […]

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Lockdown won’t be Extended in Delhi, says Health Minister

The lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) will not be extended in Delhi, which has more than 34,600 cases, health minister Satyendar Jain has said. “No, the lockdown will not be extended,” Satyendar Jain said when asked if there have been discussions to extend the lockdown in the Capital city, according […]

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Avoid Staying Out in the Sun for Longer Hours, More Sunshine Linked to Higher Risk of Covid-19 Spread

While higher heat and humidity may slow the spread of COVID-19, longer hours of sunlight are associated with a higher incidence of the disease, according to a study. The research, published in the journal Geographical Analysis, indicates that sunny days can tempt more people out even if this means a higher risk of infection. The findings by researchers led by McMaster University in Canada inform […]

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5 Smart Ways to Boost Your Loan Approval Chances in Times of Covid-19

Loans act as an invaluable gateway to bring us a step closer to achieving our financial goals such as owning a house, car, or taking care of a child’s higher education. It can also bail us out of unforeseen financial emergencies, like the ongoing COVID-19 induced lockdown which may lead to liquidity mismatch, cash flow […]

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Unlock 1.0 : Things You should Do, You should Avoid

Coronavirus, Covid-19, sealdown, lockdown, quarantine, nose-throat swabs, hospital, curfew, and police enforcement. These terms have dominated our daily conversations since March. We remained confined to our homes during lockdown and when permitted to go out, many avoided it. Some who did were apprehensive. From June 1, and more so from June 8, it will be almost […]

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Only 100 Days of School: New Model Envisages 50% Home Classes

The 220 working days and 1,320 hours of in-school studying model is likely to be replaced with a combination of school and home learning under a new normal dictated by the Covid-19 pandemic, people aware of the development said. The Union human resources development ministry is working on a proposed framework that will cut down the in-school learning […]

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How to Verify whether Your e-Pass is Valid or Not

The government recently launched a website to get e-pass for travelling across states —  http://serviceonline.gov.in/epass/. Developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), the website can currently be used to apply for movement passes for 17 states across the country. However, before this, most states issued their own passes. These e-passes have details such as name, e-pass […]

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