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Budget To Offer More Fiscal Support To Economy Amid Uncertainty From Third Wave: Report

Jan 14, 2022 Press Trust of India

Budget 2021 had pegged the fiscal deficit at 6.8 per cent or Rs 12.05 lakh crore for FY22, down from 9.5 per cent in FY21 when also it had borrowed Rs 12 lakh crore but in percentage terms, it soared given the massive 7.3 per cent contraction of the economy in the year.

MP Govt Shuts All Schools, Hostels In State Till Jan 31 Due To Rise In COVID-19 Cases; Imposes Fresh Curbs

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The guidelines were issued after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the coronavirus situation in the state with the crisis management committee.


Delhi Expected To Record Less Than 25,000 COVID-19 Cases On Friday: Minister Satyendra Jain

The minister added that more than 13,000 hospital beds are lying vacant in the city.

Odisha Logs 10,273 New COVID Cases, Four More Deaths

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The daily positivity rate rose to 13.57 per cent from 12.41 per cent the previous day.


Bihar Reports 6,393 Fresh COVID-19 Infections, Seven Fatalities

This is the second consecutive day when Bihar witnessed a rise of over 6,000 fresh cases.

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13 January, 2022

Amid Covid Surge, Delhi Govt Cuts Budgets For Various PWD Projects

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Due to the ongoing third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delhi government's primary focus is to strengthen medical and healthcare facilities.


13 January, 2022

HC Pulls Up Delhi Govt For Inaction In Making Operational COVID Care Centre At JNU

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The court was hearing a plea by JNU Teachers' Association and others for providing infrastructure and medical staff for a proposed COVID care centre at the varsity’s campus.


12 January, 2022

Noida: COVID-19 Officer Aims To Make Available 24-Hr Doctor Consultation For Patients

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The district nodal officer for COVID-19 directed the officials to ensure 24-hour telephonic consultation facility for patients with doctors.


12 January, 2022

Omicron May Replace Delta As Most Dominant Covid-19 Strain: Why It Matters

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Even though Omicron has caused fewer cases of severe disease and hospitalisation than Delta, the new Covid-19 variant might not be entirely harmless, WHO Covid-19 body chief recently warned.


12 January, 2022

New COVID-19 Cases Drop In Mumbai For 4th Day At 11,647; 2 More Die

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According to a BMC bulletin, with new additions, the COVID-19 tally jumped to 9,39,867, while the death toll climbed to 16,413. This was the fourth day in a row when the city has witnessed a dip in daily COVID-19 infections.


11 January, 2022

Akshay Kumar To Shoot Underwater For 'Ram Setu'

Outlook Web Bureau

An international crew is hired for Actor Akshay Kumar who will be shooting underwater for his next movie.


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10 January, 2022

Odisha Decides To Provide Booster Dose To Health Workers As Covid Cases Rise

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The direction was issued by Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra to district collectors while reviewing the surge of COVID-19 cases along with detection of Omicron cases in the state.


08 January, 2022

TMC Top Brass Wants To Withhold Political, Religious Meets Following Rise In Covid Cases

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The Calcutta High Court has directed West Bengal State Election Commission to file an affidavit on a petition seeking postponement of the elections in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases


08 January, 2022

Mumbai Reports 20,318 Fresh COVID Cases

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Mumbai now has 1,06,037 active cases as 6,003 patients were discharged during the day.


08 January, 2022

Delhi Covid Scare: OPD, Trauma Services Hit As Hospitals Reserve Beds For Coronavirus Patients

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Non-covid services in Delhi hospitals have been severely hit as authorities prepare for the Covid-19 surge. Even hospitals under the Union Health Ministry have imposed restrictions on regular operations and OPD services.


07 January, 2022

Amidst Rising Covid Cases, Odisha Gov Orders Closure Of Educational Institutions From Jan 10

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The order was issued to contain the spread of the coronavirus, state officials said. It will be in effect till February 1


07 January, 2022

Covid-19: CM Sarma Announces Assam Is Now Facing The Third Wave Of Pandemic

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By the end of January, we will reach the peak of the third wave, the chief minister said.


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05 January, 2022

Third Covid wave has hit Delhi, 10k cases expected on Wednesday: Satyendar Jain

Outlook Web Desk

The minister also said only 300-400 samples are being sent for genome sequencing now as sequencing of all samples is not possible.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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