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Curfew: Ludhiana postal staff go the extra mile to help out needy

Amid the lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, different non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals have risen to the occasion and gone the extra mile. The staff members of the department of posts, Ludhiana, are also among the brave warriors, who are not only facilitating the public with banking and delivery facilities, but also coming to the aid of the needy.

State health minister reviews pandemic handling in GB Nagar

State health minister Jai Pratap Singh on Saturday reviewed handling of Covid-19 pandemic in the district. He held a video conference with Dadri MLA Tejpal Nagar, Noida MLA Pankaj Singh, Jewar MLA Jewar Dhirendra Singh, Gautam Budh Nagar MP Dr Mahesh Sharma, police commissioner Alok Singh, district magistrate Suhas LY and Greater Noida chief executive officer Narendra Bhooshan, among others.

Lockdown challenge: Tarundeep Rai builds muscles to maintain shape for third Olympics

Amid the nationwide lockdown, veteran Indian archer Tarundeep Rai is busy building shoulder muscles at the Army Sports Institute in Pune, which he believes will keep him in shape for Tokyo Olympics now postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The postponement of the Tokyo Games was a bitter pill to swallow for the two-time World Championship silver medallist as he will get one year older when he takes the field for his third Olympics.

Former Australia all-rounder picks best openers in the world currently

Coronavirus pandemic has brought out the sporting world to engage with the fans a lot more on social media. With almost all of the tournaments and events cancelled or postponed, the sporting community is initiating fans into question and answer sessions on Twitter. Rohit Sharma, Kevin Pietersen, Virat Kohli have held conversations on Instagram live and fans have loved the tete-a-tete.

England cricketers volunteer salary reduction to fight against COVID-19 pandemic

England cricketers, both men and women, have volunteered pay cuts and donated 500,000 pounds as contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The cricketers’ gesture comes after the England and Wales Cricket Board had proposed a 20 percent cut in the players’ salaries. The ECB was waiting for a response from the representatives at the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Virus count hits 3k, businesses seek faster payments: Covid-19 news from India

India’s Covid-19 count crossed 3,000 on Friday, primarily driven up by the detection of hundreds of patients who attended Islamic missionary group Tablighi Jamaat’s gathering in Delhi’s Nizamuddin in March. At least 647 people among the thousands who attended the congregation have been found Covid-19 positive, the government said. With the virus having a deep impact on the economy, businesses are expecting the government to roll out a fiscal package of the same magnitude as the one unveiled by the US (equivalent to around 10 per cent of GDP). They are also hoping the Centre and states, various administrative departments and companies and utilities owned by states will expedite payments owed to them.

Samsung’s Exynos team is embarrassed of Galaxy S20 smartphones selling in their home country, here’s why

Since years Samsung has been following a practice of launching flagship Galaxy S series and Note series smartphones with two processor variants. While its home country, the US and some others usually get the Qualcomm Snapdragon version, others like India get the Samsung-made Exynos processor variant. This year too India received the Exynos version of the Galaxy S20 smartphones. But home ground South Korea got the Qualcomm version instead of Samsung’s own Exynos version.