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  • In Pics | There is scope for another 10% correction in the market, says Samir Arora May 13, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    In Pics | There is scope for another 10% correction in the market, says Samir Arora

    Samir Arora, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Helios Capital, sees scope for a further 10 percent correction in the market and expects the domestic market to bottom out when the US markets do the same. The veteran asset manager dismissed concerns that the current drawdown in the equity market is similar to the 2008 global financial crisis. Here’s what he said during a chat with Moneycontrol.

  • Covid-19 | A look at rising number of cases and virus sub-variants in select countries May 13, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Covid-19 | A look at rising number of cases and virus sub-variants in select countries

    A look at infection trends in some countries battling the covid, and the sub-variant responsible it...

  • South Korea plans to provide COVID vaccine to North Korea May 13, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    South Korea plans to provide COVID vaccine to North Korea

    "We will discuss detailed plans for assistance with North Korea," Yoon's spokesperson said in a statement.

  • Beijing works from home, Shanghai says victory against COVID getting closer May 13, 2022 09:58 AM IST

    Beijing works from home, Shanghai says victory against COVID getting closer

    Beijing officials late on Thursday denied rumours of sweeping, Shanghai-style lockdown measures, urging people not to panic-buy but to stay at home. They also announced a new round of mass testing across most of the city.

  • North Korea reports first COVID-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever May 13, 2022 06:21 AM IST

    North Korea reports first COVID-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever

    Some 187,800 people are currently being treated in isolation after a fever of unidentified origin has "explosively spread nationwide" since late April, the official KCNA news agency reported.

  • COVID crisis could deepen North Korea food shortages amid drought warnings May 13, 2022 06:19 AM IST

    COVID crisis could deepen North Korea food shortages amid drought warnings

    The isolated North confirmed on Thursday its first COVID-19 outbreak since the pandemic emerged more than two years ago, declaring the "gravest national emergency" and imposing a national lockdown.

  • COVID deaths in Europe pass 2 million mark: WHO May 12, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    COVID deaths in Europe pass 2 million mark: WHO

    "A devastating milestone has passed as reported confirmed COVID-19 deaths from countries in the WHO European Region have exceeded more than 2 million people," the UN health agency said in a statement.

  • COVID-19 claims 1 million lives in the United States May 12, 2022 03:57 PM IST

    COVID-19 claims 1 million lives in the United States

    By June 2020, the U.S. death toll had surpassed the total of the country’s military deaths in World War One and it would exceed the American military losses of War World Two by January 2021 when more than 405,000 deaths were recorded.

  • Half of COVID survivors show one symptom even two years after infection: Lancet study May 12, 2022 11:54 AM IST

    Half of COVID survivors show one symptom even two years after infection: Lancet study

    The research followed 1,192 participants in China infected with SARS-CoV-2 during the first phase of the pandemic in 2020.

  • North Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak with Omicron case, orders lockdown May 12, 2022 07:22 AM IST

    North Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak with Omicron case, orders lockdown

    "There has been the biggest emergency incident in the country, with a hole in our emergency quarantine front, that has been kept safely over the past two years and three months since February 2020," official KCNA news agency said.

  • North Korea declares Covid-19 'severe emergency' May 12, 2022 06:19 AM IST

    North Korea declares Covid-19 'severe emergency'

    The official KCNA news agency said samples taken from patients sick with fever in Pyongyang on Sunday were "consistent with" the virus' highly transmissible Omicron variant.

  • EU lifts mask requirement for air travel as pandemic ebbs May 11, 2022 08:44 PM IST

    EU lifts mask requirement for air travel as pandemic ebbs

    Passengers should however behave responsibly and respect the choices of others around them, EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky said.

  • Fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose provides strong immunity boost: UK study May 11, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    Fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose provides strong immunity boost: UK study

    The findings, published in The Lancet Infectious Disease journal, show that fourth dose mRNA booster vaccines for COVID-19 are well-tolerated in people who received Pfizer as a third dose.

  • Zero COVID policy not sustainable; shift strategy: WHO tells China May 11, 2022 01:46 PM IST

    Zero COVID policy not sustainable; shift strategy: WHO tells China

    As we all know the virus is evolving, changing its behaviour and becoming more transmissible. With that changing behaviour, changing your measures will be very important, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

  • China's COVID crisis and the dilemma facing its leaders, by experts who have monitored it since the Wuhan outbreak May 11, 2022 11:51 AM IST

    China's COVID crisis and the dilemma facing its leaders, by experts who have monitored it since the Wuhan outbreak

    The extraordinary story of China’s ongoing, and increasingly desperate, struggle against COVID-19 combines hubris at its own early public health successes with a failure to sufficiently vaccinate its elderly people, and is fuelled by rising anti-Western sentiment over the last five years.

  • Cooping Up In Pics| Shanghai tightens lockdown despite falling cases May 10, 2022 11:41 AM IST

    Cooping Up In Pics| Shanghai tightens lockdown despite falling cases

    Authorities in Shanghai have again tightened anti-virus restrictions, just as the city was emerging from a month of strict lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Cipla inks pact with Genes2Me to launch COVID-19 RT PCR test kit May 10, 2022 10:39 AM IST

    Cipla inks pact with Genes2Me to launch COVID-19 RT PCR test kit

    With the launch of the "RT-Direct multiplex COVID-19 RT PCR" test kit, the Mumbai-based drug firm is expanding its diagnostics offerings, it said in a regulatory filing.

  • COVID-19 cases may rise in June-July, speeding up vaccination drive best way ahead, says Maharashtra minister May 10, 2022 07:12 AM IST

    COVID-19 cases may rise in June-July, speeding up vaccination drive best way ahead, says Maharashtra minister

    Queried about illegal abortion centres in Jalna, one of which was busted recently, Tope said he had directed the health department to take strict action against such outlets.

  • Over 190.33 crore doses of coronavirus vaccine administered in India so far: Govt May 09, 2022 06:34 AM IST

    Over 190.33 crore doses of coronavirus vaccine administered in India so far: Govt

    More than 11 lakh (11,93,312) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm on Sunday. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night.

  • The White House plans for how to provide vaccines if there Is no more COVID-19 aid May 07, 2022 11:01 PM IST

    The White House plans for how to provide vaccines if there Is no more COVID-19 aid

    Democrats have been contemplating wrapping COVID-19 aid into another emergency package for Ukraine, but it was unclear whether they will do so.

  • Experts back India figures in COVID death toll clash over WHO data May 07, 2022 02:08 PM IST

    Experts back India figures in COVID death toll clash over WHO data

    Methodologies can differ to a limited extent but a 10 percent margin of difference is difficult to explain, as a war of words breaks out in India and overseas

  • China's Xi Signals That He’s Holding Firm on 'Zero-COVID' May 06, 2022 09:50 PM IST

    China's Xi Signals That He’s Holding Firm on 'Zero-COVID'

    On Friday, China reported 4,439 cases, including 4,088 in Shanghai. Recent outbreaks in Beijing, the country’s capital, and Zhengzhou, a city of 12 million, have led to lockdowns of many neighbourhoods.

  • CCHFW passes resolution terming WHO's modelling for India's Covid death estimate flawed May 06, 2022 09:39 PM IST

    CCHFW passes resolution terming WHO's modelling for India's Covid death estimate flawed

    India has been consistently objecting to the methodology adopted by the WHO to project excess mortality estimates based on mathematical models, the health ministry said in a statement.

  • Delhi records 1,656 COVID-19 cases, highest in 3 months; positivity rate 5.39% May 06, 2022 08:41 PM IST

    Delhi records 1,656 COVID-19 cases, highest in 3 months; positivity rate 5.39%

    Eminent epidemiologist Dr Chandrakant Lahariya had earlier said the test positivity rate is stagnant, and it means the infection is spreading at the same rate and that there is no wave.

  • China builds permanent COVID testing stations for life after lockdown May 06, 2022 03:22 PM IST

    China builds permanent COVID testing stations for life after lockdown

    At present, nearly 25 million residents in the eastern financial hub of Shanghai remain under some form of lockdown as the city battles China's biggest ever coronavirus outbreak.

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