Maha Govt Allows Opening of Gyms, Salons With 50% Capacity Amid Covid Cases Surge

The Maharashtra government on Sunday reversed its earlier decision to keep gyms, beauty salons and spas shut amid an ongoing Covid scare and instructed in its revised guidelines to allow these establishments to function at a 50% capacity. The government in its statement said that beauty salons shall be grouped with hair-cutting salons and hence shall be permitted to function at a 50% capacity. It however stressed that under this revised guideline, only activities that…

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As Covid-19 cases surge in the city — 15,097 new cases were reported on Thursday — fuelled mostly by the Omicron variant, data accessed from the Delhi health department show that none of the confirmed Omicron cases have required oxygen or ventilator support, or been admitted to the ICU so far. According to the data, there have been no Omicron deaths so far. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain also confirmed this on Thursday. A total of 1,091 out of 12,580 dedicated Covid beds were occupied as per the daily health bulletin on Thursday. Delhi also reported six deaths and the positivity rate also shot up to 15.34 per cent on Thursday. With the latest addition, the cumulative caseload has gone up to 14,89,463 while the death toll rose to 25,127. The number of active cases in the capital now stands at 31,498. The last time active cases were over 31,000 was on May 21 last year. Delhi had on Wednesday reported 10,665 fresh Covid-19 cases and eight deaths with a positivity rate of 11.88 per cent. With one more case of Omicron variant reported, the tally of such cases has risen to 465 in Delhi.

As Covid-19 cases surge in the city — 15,097 new cases were reported on Thursday — fuelled mostly by the Omicron variant, data accessed from the Delhi health department show that none of the confirmed Omicron cases have required oxygen or ventilator support, or been admitted to the ICU so far. According to the data, there have been no Omicron deaths so far. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain also confirmed this on Thursday. A total of 1,091 out of 12,580 dedicated…

"As Covid-19 cases surge in the city — 15,097 new cases were reported on Thursday — fuelled mostly by the Omicron variant, data accessed from the Delhi health department show that none of the confirmed Omicron cases have required oxygen or ventilator support, or been admitted to the ICU so far. According to the data, there have been no Omicron deaths so far. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain also confirmed this on Thursday. A total of 1,091 out of 12,580 dedicated Covid beds were occupied as per the daily health bulletin on Thursday. Delhi also reported six deaths and the positivity rate also shot up to 15.34 per cent on Thursday. With the latest addition, the cumulative caseload has gone up to 14,89,463 while the death toll rose to 25,127. The number of active cases in the capital now stands at 31,498. The last time active cases were over 31,000 was on May 21 last year. Delhi had on Wednesday reported 10,665 fresh Covid-19 cases and eight deaths with a positivity rate of 11.88 per cent. With one more case of Omicron variant reported, the tally of such cases has risen to 465 in Delhi."

Delhi News Live: Capital likely to record 10,000 cases today, third wave has set in, says Satyendar Jain

Delhi Live News: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Wednesday said that the National Capital is likely to record 10,000 cases today and added that the third wave has set in. “Delhi is likely to report around 10,000 Covid infections today, with the daily positivity rate rising to nearly 10 per cent. The third wave of COVID-19 has set in,” ANI quoted Jain as saying. On a day the national capital reported 5,481 Covid cases and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tested…

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Weekend curfew in Delhi from Friday 10 pm to Monday 5 am amid Covid surge

Amid a spike in Covid cases, the Delhi government has imposed a weekend curfew from Friday 10 pm to Monday 5 am in the national capital. All employees of government offices will shift to “Work From Home” mode — except for those associated with the Essential Services category. Addressing the media, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the impact of the Omicron variant of coronavirus was less severe but asked people to be on…

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Exports rise 36% to $23.8 billion in first three weeks of December

India exported items worth $23.8 billion during the first three weeks of December, up 36.2 per cent year-on-year. This came amid robust external demand for goods, according to preliminary data collated by the commerce and industry ministry. The growth was 27.7 per cent as compared to the same period of 2020. In terms of value, goods worth $18.65 billion were exported two years ago. Export of other items, excluding petroleum oil and lubricants, increased more…

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Govt unveils scheme for setting up semiconductor fab units in India.

By Administrator_India Capital Sands In an attempt to attract large investments for setting up semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities within the country to strengthen the electronics manufacturing ecosystem, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology unveiled the scheme for setting up Semiconductor Fabs in India. This is in line with the National Policy on Electronics 2019 (NPE 2019) to make India a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) and enable the industry to…

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Google turns 23 celebrates the day with special birthday doodle

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Search engine giant Google is celebrating its 23rd birthday on September 27. To mark the special day, Google unveiled a special birthday doodle on its homepage. The Google doodle features a two-tier cake with ’23’ written on the top. The L in Google has been substituted by a candle on the cake. The tech company said that “one chance encounter” between two computer scientists changed the course of the Internet and the…

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IRCTC to launch India’s first luxury cruise liner from September 18; check details

By Administrator_India Capital Sands In a tie-up with Cordelia Cruises, a private company, it will begin the first cruise from September 18 for which bookings can be done on the IRCTC website http://www.irctctourism.com. “IRCTC has joined hands and signed the agreement with Cordelia Cruises being operated by M/s Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt. Ltd for promotion and marketing of the first indigenous luxury cruise in India. This is another incredible luxury travel offering under IRCTC’s umbrella of tourism services to…

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Zydus Cadila COVID-19 vaccine to get emergency use approval this week

By Administrator_India Capital Sands In what will be the first COVID-19 jab for the adolescent population in India, the Zydus Cadila vaccine is likely to get a nod from the Centre soon. ZyCoV-D is likely to get an emergency use authorisation this week, sources told ANI. Zydus Cadila’s jab will be the sixth COVID-19 vaccine to get approved in India after Covishield, Covaxin, Sputnik V, Moderna and J&J, which was the latest to get DGCI nod on August…

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PM Modi to chair UNSC debate on maritime security

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high-level open debate on “Enhancing Maritime Security – A Case for International Cooperation” on Monday via video conferencing. His office said on Sunday the meeting is expected to be attended by several heads of state and government of member states of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and high-level briefers from the UN system and key regional organisations. “Modi would be the first Indian…

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