Posted on: April 18, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

COVID-19: Social distancing for India zoo’s tigers over virus fears

New Delhi: Keepers at a major western India zoo are putting their big cats into solitary confinement after a tiger in the United States caught the novel coronavirus. “We have decided to isolate them to avoid any kind of infection,” said superintendent Bharatsinh Vihol of the Kamala Nehru Zoological Garden in Gujarat state. “Also, since we have run a planned breeding programme here, it has been decided to restrict mating…

Posted on: April 18, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Chinese doctor recalls treating her first case of COVID-19 in Wuhan

Beijing: The deadly coronavirus which has overwhelmed China and the world was discovered in an elderly couple in December last year in Wuhan through a CT scan done by Zhang Jixian, the official media reported on Friday, hailing her for alerting the authorities about the vicious virus. Since its emergence, the virus which has so far killed at least 145,000 globally and infected over 2.1 million has become a source of concern…

Nifty Seen Opening Marginally Higher; Maruti Suzuki, IndiGo In Focus
Posted on: July 28, 2021 Posted by: Administrator_India Comments: 0

Nifty Seen Opening Marginally Higher; Maruti Suzuki, IndiGo In Focus

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The Indian equity benchmarks are set to open higher as indicated by the Nifty futures on Singapore Exchange amid subdued cues from other Asian markets. Nifty futures on Singapore Exchange also known as the SGX Nifty futures advanced 42 points to 15,783. Meanwhile, Asian shares stayed stuck at seven-month lows on Wednesday, as markets continued to digest a storm in Chinese equity markets, while the dollar…

No plan to print currency notes to tide over economic crisis: Sitharaman
Posted on: July 27, 2021 Posted by: Administrator_India Comments: 0

No plan to print currency notes to tide over economic crisis: Sitharaman

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The government has no plan to print currency notes to tide over the current economic crisis triggered by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed Parliament on Monday. To a question on whether there is any plan to print currency to tide over the crisis, the Finance Minister said, “No Sir”. Many economists and experts have suggested the government to resort to printing more currency notes to support the economy ravaged…

Delhi Metro trains start running with 100% seating capacity; standing not allowed in coaches
Posted on: July 26, 2021 Posted by: Administrator_India Comments: 0

Delhi Metro trains start running with 100% seating capacity; standing not allowed in coaches

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) till Sunday was running trains with 50 percent seating capacity, after the services had resumed after a long hiatus on June 7. Also, to handle increase in volume of commuters, 16 additional entry gates have been made operational at 16 stations (one at each station) across the network from Monday onwards to facilitate the movement of passengers. The DMRC is…

Sentiments in property market turns pessimistic in April-June: Report
Posted on: July 23, 2021 Posted by: Administrator_India Comments: 0

Sentiments in property market turns pessimistic in April-June: Report

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Sentiments in the real estate market turned pessimistic during the April-June quarter because of the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic but the future outlook for the next six months remains optimistic, according to a survey by Knight Frank, FICCI and Naredco. In the 29th edition of Real Estate Sentiment Index Q2 2021, the consultant said the current sentiment score dropped to 35 in April-June 2021 from 57…

Gold hovers near 1-week low as risk appetite returns; ECB meet in focus
Posted on: July 22, 2021 Posted by: Administrator_India Comments: 0

Gold hovers near 1-week low as risk appetite returns; ECB meet in focus

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold prices fell on Thursday, hovering near a more than one-week low, weighed down by a stronger dollar and a rebound in risk sentiment as investors looked past economic threats from rising cases of the Delta coronavirus variant. Spot gold was down 0.3% at $1,798.27 per ounce, as of 0313 GMT, after hitting its lowest since July 12 at $1,793.59 in the previous session. U.S. gold…

Markets fall for third day on the trot amid delta variant worries
Posted on: July 21, 2021 Posted by: Administrator_India Comments: 0

Markets fall for third day on the trot amid delta variant worries

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The benchmark indices fell for the third day in a row, as rising coronavirus infections created fresh worries about business disruption and derailing economic recovery. Inflation concerns also kept investors on tenterhooks. Many countries, especially in Asia, have been forced to impose stricter lockdown measures as they are grappling with curbing the Delta variant of Covid-19. The benchmark Sensex shed 355 points to end the session at 52,198,…

IT minister, Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor among Pegasus 'targets'
Posted on: July 20, 2021 Posted by: Administrator_India Comments: 0

IT minister, Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor among Pegasus ‘targets’c

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The government on Monday denied claims that it had used spyware Pegasus to “compromise” the phone data of some persons but The Wire, the news portal which was a part of the Pegasus project that investigated possible snooping using the Israeli spyware in many countries, published fresh data that revealed IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw himself was on a long list of people who might have been…

OPEC+ agrees to boost oil output after Saudi Arabia, UAE end standoff
Posted on: July 19, 2021 Posted by: Administrator_India Comments: 0

OPEC+ agrees to boost oil output after Saudi Arabia, UAE end standoff

By Administrator_India Capital Sands OPEC+ ministers agreed on Sunday to boost oil supply from August to cool prices which have climbed to 2-1/2 year highs as the global economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The group, which includes OPEC countries and allies like Russia, crucially agreed new production allocations from May 2022 after Saudi Arabia and others agreed to a request from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that had threatened the plan.…

Dollar Down, but Set for Weekly Gain, as COVID-19 Worries Bite
Posted on: July 16, 2021 Posted by: Administrator_India Comments: 0

Dollar Down, but Set for Weekly Gain, as COVID-19 Worries Bite

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The dollar was down on Friday morning in Asia. However, the greenback is set for its best weekly gain in about a month as ongoing investor worries about a quicker-than-expected U.S. interest rate hike and by rising COVID-19 infections capped losses. The U.S. Dollar Index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies inched down 0.06% to 92.575 by 11:45 PM ET (3:46 AM GMT). The USD/JPY pair…

Petrol, diesel prices today: Fuel price rise continues unabated; petrol climbs to Rs 107.54 in Mumbai
Posted on: July 15, 2021 Posted by: Administrator_India Comments: 0

Petrol, diesel prices today: Fuel price rise continues unabated; petrol climbs to Rs 107.54 in Mumbai

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Petrol, diesel prices were hike once again on July 15 after a brief two-day pause. The increase, 40th since May 4, took fuel prices across the country to a fresh high. Petrol prices were hiked by 34-35 paise per litre on July 15, while cost of diesel increased by 15-16 paise a litre. In Delhi, the price hike led to a litre of petrol retailing at…