23 MBBS students test COVID 19 positive in Mumbai, investigation underway: Mayor

23 MBBS students test COVID 19 positive in Mumbai, investigation underway: Mayor

On Thursday, Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar informed that as many as 23 MBBS students have tested positive for COVID-19 infection at KEM Hospital. Among them, two students have been admitted to Seven Hills Hospital for treatment while the others have been quarantined at their homes. “All 23 students were vaccinated with at least one dose … Read more

What did you do when the lights went off? Bollywood talks about COVID-19

What did you do when the lights went off? Bollywood talks about COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdowns have taken the light out of everyone’s life and film folks are no exception, finds Mayukh Majumdar. The deadly COVID-19 pandemic has brought regular life to a standstill and while its physical effects are quite well known, not much is spoken about the adverse emotional and mental issues … Read more

GST Council May Consider Bringing Petrol, Diesel Under GST on September 17

GST Council May Consider Bringing Petrol, Diesel Under GST on September 17

The GST Council might on Friday consider taxing petrol, diesel and other petroleum products under the single national GST regime, a move that may require huge compromises by both central and state governments on the revenues they collect from taxing these products. The Council, which comprises central and state finance ministers, in its meeting scheduled … Read more

Covid-19 Pandemic Pushed an Additional 31 Million into Extreme Poverty, Says Report

Covid-19 Pandemic Pushed an Additional 31 Million into Extreme Poverty, Says Report

Covid-19 pushed an additional 31 million people into extreme poverty in 2020 compared to 2019, according to a report that highlighted stark disparities caused by the pandemic worldwide. The annual Goalkeepers Report, co-authored by Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates as part of their foundation, illustrates the pandemic’s adverse impact on progress toward the UN … Read more