Govt talking to Russia for possible advancement of its Covid vaccine here: MoS Health
The Centre is in consultations with the Russian government for exploring the possibility of cooperation between the two countries for advancing the Covid-19 vaccine in India, Parliament was told on Friday.
IPL: No stadium access for media, only post-match press briefing
The 13th edition of the IPL will be devoid of any physical media presence due to the strict health safety protocols put in place in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI said on Friday. It has also been learnt that the franchises would not be required to conduct pre-match press conferences. However, there will be a mandatory virtual media conference after every game.
First IPL game full of anxiety and nerves, says CSK coach Stephen Fleming
Chennai Super Kings' preparations for the IPL-13 was marred by the coronavirus infecting pacer Deepak Chahar and middle-order batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad. It resulted in an extra week of quarantine for MS Dhoni & Co., meaning less time for practice, while the other teams sweated it out. To add to their woes, seasoned campaigners Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh pulled out too.
Smith and boys take COVID test, set to begin training post results: RR official
Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith and the rest of the players from England and Australia underwent their COVID-19 tests on Friday and they will start training if tested negative and on completion of their 36-hour quarantine cap.
Rajya Sabha passes bills for reduction of MPs, ministers' salaries, opposition demands restoration of MPLAD
Parliament on Friday passed a bill to reduce for one year the salaries of MPs by 30 per cent "to meet the exigencies arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic". The bill was passed in Rajya Sabha with a voice vote. Lok Sabha had passed the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020 bill earlier this week.
Eco heads for double-digit decline as virus spikes
India’s economic recovery prospects have gone from bad to worse after the nation emerged as a new global hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic with more than 5 million infections. Goldman Sachs now estimates a 14.8% contraction in GDP for the year through March 2021, while the ADB is forecasting -9%. OECD sees the economy shrinking by 10.2%.
IPL 2020: When and where to watch, TV timings, live streaming
The wait for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to be finally over, when the T20 extravaganza kicks off on Saturday, September 19, in the UAE, after the BCCI decided and got the government's permission to take the league to the Emirates because of the raging coronavirus pandemic in India.