Petrol, diesel price: Almost 70% of what you pay goes towards taxes

Updated: 06 May 2020

  • Employees of Auto Motives Hindustan Petroleum petrol pump wearing Personal Protective Equipment Kit (PPE Kit) while attending to the customers, in New Delhi, on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
  • Excise duty on petrol has increased to ₹32.98 per litre and that on diesel to ₹31.83

5G discussions have slowed as clients focus on telecom spend: Tech Mahindra

Updated: 06 May 2020

  • Telecommunication comprises about 40% of Tech Mahindra’s revenue. (Photo: Reuters)
  • For 5G implementations there is a lead time required to licence the technology, procure network resources.

Coronavirus: State-backed hackers targeting Covid research data, US and UK warn

Updated: 06 May 2020

  • The hackers are trying to acquire sensitive data on COVID-19 related research
  • Britain and the US, in a joint statement, said the hackers 'are actively targeting organisations involved in both national and international COVID-19 responses

12,000 daily Covid-19 tests happening in TN, hence more positive cases: CM K Palaniswami

Updated: 06 May 2020

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami holds a meeting with IAS Officers (of the 12 groups formed to coordinate Coronavirus prevention activities) to discuss COVID19 situation in the state, in Chennai on Tuesday.
  • In an address to the state's people, Palaniswami said ration card holders were given free rice, sugar, pulses and oil in April and May

More fiscal stimulus measures necessary in India to fight Covid-19: S&P

Updated: 06 May 2020

  • Migrants walk on foot from Dankuni to reach their native place (Purnia) during a nationwide lockdown, in Kolkata.
  • The stimulus is necessary to support the vulnerable segments of the society and also to prevent additional structural damage

Coronavirus vaccine: Pfizer starts clinical trials in US

Updated: 06 May 2020

  • Pfizer and Allergan on Monday announced plans to combine in a record $160 billion deal, creating a giant with products ranging from Viagra to Botox and a low-cost tax base on the edge of Western Europe. Photo: Reuters
  • Pfizer US trial will involve 360 patients in two age groups: 18 to 55, and 65 to 85

Aarogya Setu: Phones without app will draw punishment for users in Noida, Greater Noida

Updated: 06 May 2020

  • Aarogya Setu is a mobile application developed by the central government to connect essential health services.
  • Action will also be taken against people going outdoors without a face mask or spitting in public places

Coronavirus origin: EU backs independent probe

Updated: 05 May 2020

  • The EU is a co-sponsor of the plan that will be put forward at the assembly’s May 18 meeting (Photo: Reuters)
  • The European Union will put forward a proposal to the World Health Assembly calling for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus

Govt to provide medicines at doorstep, orders can be placed through WhatsApp

Updated: 05 May 2020

  • In May 2020, around ₹52 crore worth of medicine have been supplied throughout the country.
  • Various Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJK) are accepting the orders for medicines on WhatsApp

Mint Covid Tracker: India’s coronavirus curve flattens slightly as country goes into lockdown

Updated: 20 Apr 2020

  • Kerala, Maharashtra, and Punjab have seen the biggest spikes in confirmed cases over the past 24 hours
  • UP presently has 6,000 isolation beds and their number will soon be increased to over 12,000