9 hours ago.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Municipal workers sanitize at platform at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in the view of rising number of COVID-19 cases, in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

  • Maharashtra is one of the worst COVID-19-hit states in India
  • In the past 24 hours, it accounted for nearly half of the 16,738 cases reported in India
  • Mumbai police have often used witty tweets to highlight law and order issues

10 hours ago.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
A health worker wearing protective gear takes a sample from a woman for COVID-19 test, at a housing society. (PTI Photo)

  • A total of 327 students live in the hostel
  • Maharashtra recorded over 8,000 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday
  • Students mostly from Amravati and Yavatmal, where COVID-19 cases are rising, reside in the hostel

11 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Police stop commuters after a restriction was imposed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, in Amravati, Maharashtra. (PTI Photo)

  • The COVID-19 tally of India is now at 11,046,914
  • The death toll from COVID-19 in India has now climbed to 156,705
  • There are currently 151,708 active cases of coronavirus in India

14 hours ago.Brisbane QLD, Australia
Australians will see the prospect of Brisbane hosting the Olympics in 2032 as a symbol of hope as the country emerges from the coronavirus pandemic,. (Photo credit: PTI/File)

  • an International Olympic Committee announced that Brisbane was the preferred candidate to host the 2032 Games
  • Queensland state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed the "wonderful news"
  • "It would bring huge economic benefit and jobs as part of our economic recovery as we come out of COVID-19," she said

18 hours ago
US President Joe Biden has been backed for his stimulus package.(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • A letter signed by more than 150 CEOs said Biden's American Rescue Plan "provides a framework for coordinated public-private efforts to overcome COVID-19
  • Signatories included James Gorman of Morgan Stanley and David Solomon of Goldman Sachs
  • A separate letter from the Business Roundtable also called for Congress to move swiftly on economic relief

1 day ago.Tokyo, Japan
Japan has appointed a Minister for Loneliness this month, the first in 11 years. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Tetsushi Sakamoto has been tapped as the Minister of Loneliness by Japanese PM
  • PM Suga has expanded his cabinet adding the Minister of Loneliness, the first in 11 years
  • Sakamoto will address matters, including issues of "the increasing women's suicide rate under the pandemic"

2 days ago.Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghanistan on Tuesday launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign aimed at inoculating hundreds of thousands. (AP/PTI Photo/Representative)

  • Doctors, security personnel, and journalists were among the first volunteers to receive doses of COVID-19 vaccine
  • "This is a big opportunity for the people of Afghanistan," said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
  • Officially, Afghanistan has recorded just 55,600 COVID-19 cases and about 2,430 deaths

2 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden addressed the nation to mark the unfortunate occasion.(Photo Credit:File/AFP)

  • The President was accompanied by his wife Jill, Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff
  • He stood outside the White House to mark a moment's silence
  • Flags were lowered over the White House and at federal buildings across the country

2 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
COVID-19 has had a severe impact on the US. (Photo Credits: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The catastrophic US figure comes as some signs of hope are emerging in the world's hardest-hit country
  • The grim threshold was reached only about a month after the US recorded 400,000 fatalities from the disease in mid-January
  • Cases surged into the winter season which brought people indoors for holiday gatherings

2 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden has made COVID-19 his priority. (Photo Credit: Facebook Screengrab/The White House)

  • Biden ordered flags on federal government buildings to be flown at half mast for five days
  • The president was scheduled to address the nation from the White House before attending a candle-lighting ceremony
  • Biden has made the pandemic his top priority