- Need a plan for 'staggered' movement of people after lockdown ends: PM Modi to states
The Central and State governments must have a common plan to ensure staggered movement of people after lockdown in India ends on April 14, PM Narendra Modi told Chief Ministers via a video conference on April 2, 2020.
- No Hajj this yearMuslims asked not to make any Hajj plans this year: Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus outbreak
A senior Saudi official has requested around 1 million Muslims, intending to make a plan for the Hajj, to delay or avoid their journey as the pilgrimage may get cancelled due to prevailing coronavirus pandemic.Coronavirus Cases in IndiaCoronavirus in India: 389 linked to Tablighi meet test positive to COVID-19
The Health Ministry on Wednesday blamed the attendees of Tablighi meet at a Delhi mosque for a sudden rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the country.Donald Trump on ChinaUS President Donald Trump raises doubts on China coronavirus figures
The US President Donald Trump on Wednesday raised suspicion on the accuracy of official Chinese figures on its coronavirus outbreak; this comes after US lawmakers, citing an intelligence report, accused Beijing of a cover-up.CBSE Board ExaminationCBSE to resume pending Board Examination only for main subjects
The Education Ministry has asked CBSE to resume the Board Exam only for the main subjects, for rest, there will no examination, said an official statement. The main subjects include only those which are required for the admission in higher-level institutions, said the ministry.Book Ticket NowIndian Railways starts accepting ticket bookings from April 15: Report
The lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will end on April 14, and on the positive note the Indian Railways has started accepting ticket bookings from April 15 for its passenger trains.Gautam Gambhir slams ESPNIrked Gautam Gambhir slams ESPN for crediting MS Dhoni the 2011 World Cup victory
World Cup winner Gautam Gambhir shared his thoughts over obsession with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's famous winning six and claimed that it was the effort of the whole team in winning the tournament.Venus through the PleiadesVenus to meet the Pleiades after eight years on April 3: All you need to know
After eight years, the brightest planet and the best-known open cluster will come together and it will be nothing less than a treat to watch for stargazers on April 3.Smartphones costlierXiaomi increases prices of its mobile phones in India
Xiaomi has announced that the prices of its smartphones in India have been raised due to the hike in GST rates. The new prices will be effective from April 1.
- Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies of coronavirus, tributes pour in on Twitter
- Janhvi Kapoor pens an emotional note for mother, says she can still smell her presence
- Yuvraj Singh lends support to Shahid Afridi in fight against Covid-19 pandemic
- Make your own zoo with Google 3D animals in your home
- Coronavirus can stay in patients for up to eight days after symptoms end
- Hubble telescope gives evidence of modest-size black hole in space
The Hubble telescope has given significant evidence for a black hole of an elusive class known as "intermediate-mass". The black holes in the space are known for their destructive behaviour on stars which come close to them.Future astronauts likely to use their urine to build Moon bases: Study
The researchers have been trying ways to find out how material available on the Moon can be utilised to a maximum to build bases. While rocks can be used from the planet, urea present in the urine of astronauts can be used to keep them bound.NASA SunRISE mission to study solar storms from the Sun
NASA's new announced mission, called the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE), will be conducting a study on the solar storms created by the sun. NASA has awarded $62.6 million to design, build and launch SunRISE by no earlier than July 1, 2023.Changes in Jammu and Kashmir domicile law one must know
The Central government on Wednesday announced changes in the current domicile law of the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir, in an attempt to give more power to the residents.Omar Abdullah slams government for tweaking domicile rules in Jammu and Kashmir
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Monday slammed the government's move to tweak the present domicile rule in the Jammu and Kashmir at a time when the nation is observing lockdown due to spreading coronavirus infection.COVID-19: 10 Coronavirus hotspots identified, testing to be boosted
After sudden rise in the number of positive coronavirus cases in India, the government has identified 10 COVID-19 hotspots where an unusual rise in the number of positive cases was registered. The testing process will be boosted in such areas.Fact Check: Did Bill Gates tag coronavirus outbreak 'a great corrector'?
A long letter attributed to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is getting viral on social media with claims that the novel coronavirus has a "spiritual purpose" and is "a great corrector".Fact Check: Did Italians throw money on streets, calling it useless?
A WhatsApp message is being circulated massively with the images of streets filled with currency notes. It has been claimed in the message that the Italians are throwing away their money after they found it useless in curing the loved ones of coronavirus.China's COVID-19 sustenance more deadly for world than coronavirus pandemic
With coronavirus pandemic starting at Wuhan in China and then spreading across the world, China must have been the nation to suffer most of the economic losses due to lockdown and other known factors; but, it is the exact opposite, the world economies have shattered with experts calling it to be recession worse than 2009.Assam relaxes lockdown norms from today, first state to do so
Assam has become the first state to implement exemptions from the ongoing nationwide lockdown that has been implemented to stop the spread of novel coronavirus pandemic in India. The relaxation in the norms comes into effect from April 1 despite the fact that the state has recorded its first COVID-19 case from Silchar.'All CBSE Class 1-8 students to get promoted to next class'
Amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic in India, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to promote all Class 1-8 students to next class without examination.IIT JAM 2020 scorecard released at jam.iitk.ac.in
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur on Tuesday released the scorecard of Joint Admission Test (JAM) 2020 for M.Sc on its official website. Candidates who have appeared in the examination can check their scores online at jam.iitk.ac.in.NTA extends registration deadline of UGC- NET, CSIR- NET and other exams by a month
National Testing Agency has extended deadline for the registration of UGC- NET June exam 2020 and CSIR - NET examination in view of the hardships faced by candidates and parents due to lockdown.Thane schools may lose recognition for collecting fees amid lockdown
A warning has been issued to schools in Maharashtra's Thane against demanding fees during the coronavirus lockdown, a senior official said.