Coronavirus in India: 36 of the 88 people in contact with Hyderabad techie show symptoms of virus

March 4, 2020

Around 36 of the 88 people who came in contact with the 24-year-old techie, who has tested positive for coronavirus, are showing symptoms of the virus, according to Telangana government officials. The techie who traveled to Hyderabad from Bengaluru was tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. The Karnataka health department on Monday began the mammoth task of tracking and identifying all people who could have come in contact with the…

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Pfizer Announced a Plan to Identify a Possible Coronavirus Treatment

March 4, 2020

Following a meeting on Monday at the White House, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced a program to screen antiviral drugs in its development pipeline to determine whether they could be effective against the new coronavirus. “At Pfizer, we believe the best approach to address Covid-19 is to bring together the resources and know-how from across the pharmaceutical industry to rapidly develop and deliver vaccines and therapeutics,” the company’s chief scientific officer, Mikael…

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PPF: How you can turn your Rs 12,500 monthly investment into Rs 1.16 crore

March 4, 2020

New Delhi: The Public Provident Fund (PPF) is one of the most favoured long-term investment options in India because those who can not stomach the volatility of equity markets, they look for fixed return earning assets like PPF. Along with fixed interest every year, PPF offers Exempt, Exempt, Exempt (EEE) tax benefits at various stages. What is EEE tax benefit: EEE category means that the contribution, interest earned and the maturity…

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Aadhaar to be proof of address, age for DL

March 4, 2020

Hyderabad: The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) is now accepting Aadhaar as a valid ID for address and age proof to get a driving licence. The rule has been implemented in all 11 RTA offices across Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts. “The applicants were earlier asked to submit birth certificate, passport, life insurance policy etc for age proof to apply for a driving licence. But after the government recently issued orders regarding Aadhaar, the RTA officials…

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Indian cricket hit by slowdown? IPL reduces playoff prize money by half

March 4, 2020

MUMBAI: Economic slowdown seems to have hit the mighty Indian cricket board (BCCI) too. Never the kind to penny-pinch, especially after the birth of the Indian Premier League (IPL), world cricket’s proverbial 800-pound gorilla is now busy cutting costs on multiple fronts. In a circular sent out to all the stakeholders of the IPL, including the eight franchises, the board has reiterated that it will not be hosting the opening…

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PAN card holders could be fined ₹10,000 for not linking it with Aadhaar

March 4, 2020

NEW DELHI : If you fail to link your PAN card with Aadhaar card within the deadline of March 31, then the income tax department might impose a penalty of ₹10,000 on you for using an inoperative Permanent Account Number. The income tax department had earlier announced that all unlinked PAN cards will be declared as “inoperative” and now it has issued a new notification saying that such PAN card…

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