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What are wet markets? The virus ‘breeding grounds’ thought to have led to Covid-19 outbreak

Coronavirus outbreak is thought to have begun in China's Hubei province, where numerous cases were linked to a wet market known as Huanan Seafood Market.
The Marriott group has been furloughing its employees | Wikimedia commons

Companies furlough employees amid Covid-19 crisis: What it means, how it differs from lay offs

With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing the world indoors and shutting industries overnight, companies are furloughing employees to survive. ThePrint explains.
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What new J&K domicile rule is and how it impacts residents of the union territory

Until August 2019, J&K enjoyed a special status under the Constitution, which restricted its jobs, property for natives. This has now changed.

Consult doctors via phone or video call, but first know these dos & don’ts of telemedicine

The 'Telemedicine Practice Guidelines' allow registered medical professionals to offer consultation and treatment from remote locations through the use of technology.
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What is Tablighi Jamaat? Organiser of Delhi event behind spike in India’s Covid-19 count

Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Banglewali Masjid in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area was attended by thousands on 10 March. Many among them have tested positive for Covid-19.
Medical workers attend to a suspected COVID-19 patient in Hyderabad | PTI

What is PPE, and why it is essential in the fight against coronavirus

Complaints from medical professionals about a shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is concerning as the number of coronavirus cases rise in India.
Thermal screening of visitors at the entrance of Parliament House, in New Delhi | PTI

Modi govt is using two laws to tackle coronavirus spread. But one of them needs changes

While govt is using Disaster Management Act and 1897 Epidemic Diseases Act in tandem to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, experts say India needs a modern public health law.
Man wearing mask | Christopher Pike | Bloomberg

What the word ‘curfew’ means & how janata curfew isn’t literally one

PM appealed to the public to stay home and take part in a ‘Janata Curfew’ on 22nd March in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

‘Rarest of rare’ — history of death penalty in India and crimes that call for hanging

Four convicts in 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case are to be hanged at 5.30 am Friday. This is the first time that four convicts will be hanged together on the same platform.

HAL cuts its profit on Tejas Mark 1A deal by 50%, fighter jets to take to sky by 2022

Defence Ministry Wednesday gave green signal to the purchase of 83 Light Combat Aircraft Mark 1A Tejas from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited at a cost of Rs 37,000 cr.

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Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".


Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.