“An appropriate congestion fee shall be levied on all trips originating or terminating within the NCT of Delhi and taken using cab aggregator and ride hailing services. This tax shall be waived for rides taken in e-two wheeler, e-auto or e-cab. Tax due shall have to be deposited with the GNCTD every month and shall be allocated to the State EV Fund,” reads the Delhi EV Policy, 2020. … [Read more...] about App-based cab trips may get costlier in Delhi, road tax likely to be hiked
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The Centre on Saturday advised 13 districts across eight states and a Union territory to focus on ramping up testing and addressing delays in diagnosis results, flagging that the Covid-19 case fatality rate in these regions was higher than the national average and that they contributed 14% of all deaths due to the disease in India. … [Read more...] about With nearly 3.5 lakh Covid-19 cases in a week, India’s tally reaches 2,153,010
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday directed officials to use reliable kits such as Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) to detect Sars-Cov-2, which causes the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), instead of the antigen-based rapid detection test. … [Read more...] about Rajasthan CM directs use of RT-PCR instead of rapid antigen test for Covid-19
A 36-year-old woman from Budhwar Peth was reported dead at Sassoon General Hospitals (SGH). The patient died of type-1 respiratory failure due to ARDS in COVID-19-positive bilateral pneumonia. The patient has seizure disorder and aspiration pneumonia. A 41-year-old man from Warje was reported dead at Poona Hospital due to lung cancer. State crosses five lakh cases With 12,822 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, crossing the five-lakhmark. Also, 275 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the state on Saturday taking the state death toll to 17,367. The case fatality rate in the state is now 3.45 per cent. Around, 11,081COVID-19 patients were discharged on Saturday after recovery from the infection. So far 3,38,262 patients have been discharged and there are 1,47,048 active cases in the state. The recovery rate in the state is now 67.26 per cent. Corona fact-checkPune District: 1,05,523 Discharged in district: 76,426 State: 5,03,084 India: 21,29,154 World: 1,96,37,522 … [Read more...] about 70 dead in district over 24 hrs
To be sure, there are benefits to the work-from-home model, apart from saving hundreds of dollars in gas and tolls on commute. Offices are full of distractions, such as water cooler gossip, myriad opportunities for socialization, unnecessary meetings -- the list is endless. … [Read more...] about Spotlight: Pros and cons of work-from-home amid lingering COVID-19 pandemic in U.S.