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Easing lockdown could lead to 3rd Covid-19 wave in UK: Scientists

London, April 12 (IANS) British scientists have warned that the British government is risking a third wave of Covid-19 by easing the lockdown too soon, local media reported. "There are areas in West Yorkshire, the Black Country and other regions...

‘E-commerce growth in tier-2, 3 cities outpace tier-1 Indian cities’

Mumbai, Apr 11 (IANS): The growth of e-commerce volumes in tier 2 and 3 cities in India is outpacing that in tier-1 cities, according to a recent report. "Smaller Indian cities are now accounting for a bigger volume of e-commerce sales....

Covid spike sees pubs, restaurants’ business dip 40%

Gurugram, Apr 11 (IANS): The increasing Covid cases and the enforcement of the night curfew across Delhi-NCR has witnessed a 40 per cent dip in the pubs, bars and restaurants business in Gurugram. Gurugram's nightlife hotspot CyberHub has taken a massive...

Amazon ‘Mentor Connect’ programme for startups launched

Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) Amazon India on Sunday announced the launch of its "Mentor Connect" programme for thousands of startups and emerging brands. Introduced ahead of ahead of the company's flagship event "Smbhav," the Amazon Mentor Connect programme is aimed...

Over 33% ICS computers faced cyberattacks in H2 2020: Report

New Delhi, Apr 11 (IANS): Globally, the percentage of attacked ICS (industrial control system) computers in the second half of 2020 was 33.4 per cent, said a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. The percentage of ICS computers attacked in the...

CEOs prefer strict safety norms over partial lockdowns: CII Survey

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Amid rising Covid cases and talks of partial and total localised lockdowns, most of the CEOs in India believe that along with the ongoing vaccination drive, stringent implementation of safety norms should be adopted...

S. Korea resumes AstraZeneca shots, those under 30 excluded

Seoul, April 11 (IANS) South Korea on Sunday decided to resume administering AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines to eligible recipients after temporarily putting the programme on hold amid growing concerns over its safety. The use of AstraZeneca's vaccine will resume on Monday,...

At current pace, all eligible Indians to get jabs in over 3 yrs

New Delhi, Apr 11 (IANS): With India taking 85 days to administer 10 crore (100 mn) Covid vaccine doses, a rough calculation shows that all eligible Indians can expect to be fully inoculated in over three years as per the...

Shocking that CBSE will hold exams, Priyanka writes to Nishank

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) After the CBSE board issued a circular stating that it is going ahead with the Board exams scheduled in May, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank...

11.08 lakh active Covid caseload, India breaks 7-month record

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Covid-19 pandemic in India registered another alarming trajectory on Sunday with over 11.08 lakh active caseload reported in the last 24 hours--highest ever in the last seven months. Only seven days are short in completion...

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Easing lockdown could lead to 3rd Covid-19 wave in UK: Scientists

London, April 12 (IANS) British scientists have warned that the British government is risking a third wave of Covid-19...