PIB sets up COVID19 Fact Check Unit

NEW DELHI: Press Information Bureau (PIB) has set up a portal - COVID 19 Fact Check Unit which will receive messages by email and send its response in quick time. PIB will also release a daily Bulletin at 8 pm every day to inform regarding Government’s decisions and developments and progress on COVID 19.

Furthermore, Ministry of Health &Family W

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India goes back to DD

Ramayan, Mahabharat etc help garner eyeballs

NEW DELHI: With the re-broadcast of its old iconic serials on DD National and DD Bharati during the lockdown, Doordarshan has again reinforced its position as the National Broadcaster. According to a recent report by Broadcast Audience Research Co

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Next 3-4 weeks critical, says PM

Chief Ministers suggest extension of Lockdown by two weeks

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with Chief Ministers of all states via video conferencing to strategize ahead for tackling COVID-19. This was the third such interaction of the Prime Minister with the Chief Mi

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PRCI salutes media warriors

PRCI salute to media warriors

Nagpur chapter coordinates sanitisation of journalists’’ workplace

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Fighting an infodemic, says WHO Director-General

An infodemic is an over-abundance of information, some accurate and some not that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it. It poses a serious problem for public health since people need this guidance to know what actions to take to protect themselves and others, and help mitigate the impact of a disease. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the infodemic is exac

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Will corona break the chain of corruption?

Let real estate make the right beginning and set the role model for the rest of the economy as over a hundred industries depend on this sector which also is supposed to contribute about 20% to the GDP if runs on full steam, writes B N KUMAR

Indira Gandhi said it’s a global phe

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Communication Vaccine to beat corona virus


Former Information adviser to PM

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Wanted: Rs 50-lk insurance cover for journos


Wanted: Rs 50-lk insurance cover for journos


Mumbai Press Club has appealed to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to extend the facility of Rs 50 lakh to journalists performing the essential service of providing the news to the world.

In his letter to Thackeray, Press Club Gurbir Singh pointed out that the state government has been providing special insurance cover for all emergency and essential category of workers who are tackling th

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From Modi’s desk: Opportunities galore in COVID-19 crisis

It has been a topsy-turvy start to the third decade of this century. COVID-19 has brought with it

many disruptions. Coronavirus has significantly changed the contours of professional life. These

days, home is the new office. The Internet is the new meeting room. For the time being, office

breaks with colleagues are history.

I have also been adapting to these changes. Most meetings, be it with minister colleagues, officials

and world leaders, are now via

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Job loss to job creation – Unlocking Opportunities in Lockdown

On International Labour Day, today, we are unfortunately staring at destruction of jobs rather than creation of employment that will help put the economy back on its wheels.

Even a much satisfied rich or middleclass family would now feel the pinch of collapse of the job market. The morning newspaper boy, the car wash guy who asks for the key, the iron wala and above all the maid servant - we miss all of them and we feel the pinch because their absence has been much, much longer than e

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When Health and Sports come together Sports

WHO and IOC will sign a Memorandum of Understanding tomorrow to collaborate on advancing global health, including in the promotion of physical activity and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
This should go a long way in promoting healthy sports.

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Bill Gates hails India’s key role in COVID-19 vaccine

By B N Kumar

NEW DELHI, May 15, 2020: Bill Gates says India’s role is key as the world works to minimize social and economic impact, and pave the way to vaccine, testing, and treatment access for all.

Bill, who has a video conference call with Prime Minister Modi, tweeted that combating the pandemic requires global collaboration. Read More

Kovind to draw 30% less, Rashtrapati Bhavan cuts expenses by 20%

NEW DELHI, May 15, 2020: As a part of steps to make more resources available for Covid-19 relief measures, the President Ram Nath Kovind, after contributing one month’s salary to the PM-CARES Fund in March, has decided to forego 30 per cent o

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Zenofar Fathima hosting online contest -This is How We Do

DUBAI, May 20, 2020: Realizing the gravity with which the film industry has been hit with a low blow due to the corona crisis, Dubai-based actress, filmmaker, producer, and an influencer, Zenofar Fathima, is all set to host an online international filmmaking competition This is How We Do for people of all age groups, with just the needed talent.

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COVID pandemic hits heart, diabetes, cancer care very badly

GENEVA - As the impacts of COVID 19 extend well beyond the death and disease caused by the virus itself services for treatment of noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease,  and cancer have been badly hit, a WHO survey shows.

The COVID 19 response must therefore be inclusive of the health care needs of people living with noncommunicable diseases, said WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

WHO conducted a rapid asses

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To Father With Love

New Delhi, June 20, 2020:- Fathers are the back bone of the family, a person whom we look upto, a guardian, mentor and a friend, showering us with all the happiness and selfless love. To celebrate this bond and journey of fatherhood packed with limitless love, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance has come up with a new social media campaign on Father’s Day- PromiseToProtect, which beautifully depicts the relation, companionship and safeguarding of his child and family by

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Influencers and Yoga Day

On the occasion of the International Yoga Day, VIBGYOR students performed Yoga@Home to showcase the importance of the age-old fitness module. 

VIBGYOR Group of Schools’ ‘Fit@Home’ programme has ‘yogasana’ is an intrinsic part of the fitness activity for our students. Students from Grade 1 – 10 have been following this programme and are practicing various forms of yoga like surya namskar, anulom vilom, kapalbhati, and pranayama. This initiative

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6 months on. The New Normal is Live With COVID-10, says WHO DG

GENEVA, June 30, 2010: As today marks six months since WHO received the first reports of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in China, critical question that all countries will face in the coming months is how to live with this virus. That is the new normal, said WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his virtual global media meet

Many countries have implemented unprecedented measures to suppress transmission and save lives. These measures have been success

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End of the America dream?

{By Arrangement with Finshots}

A few days ago President Trump signed a proclamation that temporarily restricted certain foreign workers from entering and working in the US. These restrictions were applied to a bunch of categories including the extremely popular H-1B visas — mainly used to hire skilled workers in the tech industry. And for Indians aspiring to work in the US, this was a pretty devastating blow.

An H-1B visa is your golden ticket to paradise. I

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