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Oerlikon cuts 800 jobs, withdraws 2020 outlook amid market uncertaintySwiss industrial group OC Oerlikon on Tuesday withdrew its full-year outlook and slashed 800 jobs, citing a high degree of market uncertainty triggered by the coronavirus crisis.The group had previously expected full-year 2020 order intake and sales of between 2.5 billion and 2.6 billion Swiss francs ($2.6 billion to $2.7 billion) and earnings before interest, taxes, amortisation and depreciation (EBITDA) margin before exceptional items to improve to 15% to 15.5%.In the first phase in March, between 27th & 29th we brought back more than 6.5 lakhs migrant workers & made arrangements for their treatment & food. In the second phase, in the last 3 days, more than 50,000 migrant workers have been brought back: UP Chief Minister Yogi AdityanathProbe into COVID-19 infection in CRPF unit to complete soon; new measures on anvilAn inquiry launched to probe the “serious” case of 137 COVID-19 infections, and a death, in a single CRPF battalion will be completed soon, officials said on Tuesday, even as the force is undertaking new measures to combat the outbreak.There are 137 positive cases in this unit till now and six more results are awaited, he said.They said the probe is being monitored by CRPF chief A P Maheshwari and it will be taken to its “logical end at the earliest.” “The coronavirus outbreak in the 31st battalion of the force has been viewed seriously. The Director General (DG) has directed to gear up the force to face the challenge of the pandemic during ‘hotspot policing’ duties and while rendering other security related tasks,” a senior officer said.COVID-19: Koyambedu market emerges as TN’s new hotspotKoyambedu market for vegetables, fruits and flowers, one of the largest in the country that used to teem with thousands of people every day here, has emerged as the latest hotspot for COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu.The development has prompted authorities to shift the market -spread over 295 acres with over 3,000 outlets of which only about 200 of them are presently functional- to suburban Tirumazhisai from Thursday.Part of Shastri Bhavan floor sealed after law ministry official tests COVID-19 positiveA floor of the Shastri Bhavan, a government building that houses several ministries, was on Tuesday partially sealed after a law ministry official tested positive for coronavirus.This is the second incident in the Lutyens’ zone of the sealing of the government office. The NITI Aayog building was sealed last month. According to two senior government officials, an officer of the Law Ministry, housed in the fourth floor of the Shastri Bhavan, has tested positive for COVID-19.Australia PM says new coronavirus most likely emerged from Chinese wildlife marketThe most likely source of the novel coronavirus was a wildlife market in China, Australian Prime Minister said on Tuesday.U.S. President Donald Trump last week said he was confident the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese virology lab.Rupee rises 15 paise to 75.58 against US dollar in early tradeCOVID-19 cases in Indore rise to 1,654; death toll reaches 79

The number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh’s worst hit Indore district climbed to 1,654 after 43 more people tested positive for the disease in last 24 hours, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

Man accused in fire at party that killed 36 freed over virusA man facing a second trial after a fire killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse he’s accused of illegally converting into a cluttered artists enclave was released from jail Monday over coronavirus concerns.Derick Almena, who’s been behind bars since 2017, was released after a court hearing by phone, the Alameda County sheriff’s office said. He will be under electronic monitoring while he waits for a new trial.Lockdown: Thousands of migrant workers stranded in western MPAmid the nationwide lockdown, thousands of migrant labourers who left for their native places have got stranded in western Madhya Pradesh and are getting impatient because of loss of jobs, misery of being displaced and uncertainty over return to home. Among the stranded labourers, the biggest number is of those who left from neighbouring Maharashtra to go to their home states, officials said. Most of these workers had taken the National Highway No.3 connecting Mumbai to Agra, but after entering Madhya Pradesh, they were stopped from proceeding further.Delhi Government increases VAT on petrol from 27% to 30%, and on diesel from 16.75 % to 30%. Price of petrol increased by Rs 1.67 & diesel by Rs 7.10Telangana to run 40 trains a day for one week to send migrant workers homeIn a major relief for migrant workers stranded in different parts of Telangana, the state government has said 40 special trains would be deployed per day for one week beginning Tuesday to ferry them to their native places in states, including Bihar and West Bengal.These trains will start from various stations in the city, Warangal, Khammam and Ramagundam among other places, a release from Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s office said late on Monday night, announcing the massive evacuation exercise amid the coronavirus lockdown.Thailand reports one new coronavirus case, no new deaths18-year-old man who returned from Surat tests positive in Ganjam

18-year-old man who returned from Surat tests positive for COVID19 in Ganjam. He is under quarantine at a government facility, contact tracing. Total positive cases in the state is now 170, said Information & Public Relations Dept. Govt. of Odisha.

Nobel Laureate Prof. Abhijit Banerjee during interaction with Rahul Gandhi

There're 2 concerns,one is how to avoid chain of bankruptcies,may be writing off lot of debts…Second is demand sh… https://t.co/hbsJQbKXqD

— ANI (@ANI) 1588651218000Called to order: Supreme Court holds 1st arguments by phoneThey politely took turns speaking. Not a child, spouse or dog could be heard in the background. The conference call went long, but not by that much.And with that, the Supreme Court made history Monday, hearing arguments by telephone and allowing the world to listen in live, both for the first time. The arguments were essentially a high-profile phone discussion with the nine justices and two arguing lawyers. The session went remarkably smoothly, notable for a high court that prizes tradition and only reluctantly changes the way it operates.Spike in hate crime against Asian-Americans amid COVID-19 pandemic: US senatorsA group of Democratic senators have said that there has been a surge in the hate crime against the Asian-Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic and urged the Trump administration to take concrete steps to arrest the spike in such incidents.In a letter to Assistant Attorney General Eric S Dreiband, the 16 senators, including first Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris, requested the Trump administration to address this discrimination like it had been done in the past.China reports 16 new coronavirus cases, total tally reaches 82,881

China has reported 16 new coronavirus cases, including 15 asymptomatic ones, taking the total number of infections in the country to 82,881, health officials said on Tuesday.

Till now, Central Crime Branch, Bengaluru has conducted 51 raids & seized fake masks, fake sanitizers, checked illegal sale of liquor, sale of food items above MRP and gambling etc. Total Rs 1.5 Cr worth items seized and 70 persons arrested: Sandeep Patil, Joint CPCOVID-19: Special evacuation flights for Indians stuck in US to operate this weekSpecial evacuation flights for Indians stranded in the US due to the global travel restrictions put in place to contain the coronavirus pandemic are most likely to begin from San Francisco this week, according to officials.While no exact dates have been announced yet, the flights could take off from San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Washington DC, the officials said.
Given that a large number of Indian students and visitors are stranded in the US because of the strict travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, more flights are likely to be scheduled in the coming weeks.
3900 COVID-19 cases & 195 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, the largest spike till now in both: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare38 new cases in Rajasthan; total reaches 3,099

38 more #COVID19 cases & 5 deaths reported in Rajasthan today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 3099, i… https://t.co/snuHanGkuP

— ANI (@ANI) 1588649972000The first consignment of 5 million tablets of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) from India arrives in Toronto. India-Canada cooperation continues in these critical times: Consulate General of India in Toronto, CanadaTotal cases in India rise to 46,433Active cases: 32,138Cured: 12,726Deaths: 1,568Migrated: 1Total 14 warships have been readied for evacuating Indian citizens from Gulf and other countries: Indian Navy officials

INS Jalashwa sailed from Visakhapatnam a few days ago from the east coast to the west coast. Total 14 warships have… https://t.co/tgK3c6gSqy

— ANI (@ANI) 1588647944000White House limits task force appearances on Capitol HillA White House memo to congressional committees says no member of the administration’s coronavirus task force can agree to testify on Capitol Hill unless the invitation is expressly approved by the president’s chief of staff.Democrats bristled at the rule as a crimp on their ability to gather detailed information about the nation’s response to the pandemic.Italy lets millions back to work, US restrictions easing up

Italy started stirring Monday, with millions allowed back to work as Europe’s longest coronavirus lockdown started easing, while the U.S. took halting steps to lift some restrictions even as tens of thousands of new cases were reported daily.

Pandemic in numbersGermany reports 163,860 confirmed coronavirus cases (+685), 6,831 coronavirus deaths (+139) : Robert Koch InstituteSection 144 imposed in Mumbai till 17th May

Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) imposed in Mumbai till 17th May 2020. Movement of one or more persons for all non-essential services, except for medical reasons, will be prohibited between 8 pm & 7 am, said Mumbai Police.

7 more COVID-19 cases reported in Nepal, taking the total number of positive cases in the country to 82: Nepal Health MinistryNew case in Odisha, total stands at 170

One more #COVID19 positive case reported in Odisha. The total number of positive cases in the state is now at 170,… https://t.co/XK4kbKgdUN

— ANI (@ANI) 1588643306000Australia lost almost a million jobs since mid-March – ABSAustralia may have lost almost a million jobs between mid-March and mid-April as large chunks of the economy shut down in the fight against the coronavirus, foreshadowing a steep spike in the unemployment rate.Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics out on Tuesday showed jobs recorded by the Australian Taxation Office payrolls system fell 7.5% between the week ended March 14 and that ended April 18, implying a drop of around 975,000.New Zealand records no new coronavirus cases for a second dayA woman, who was attending to a patient admitted in Urology ward of AIIMS Rishikesh, has tested positive for COVID19

She has been admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital. Contact tracing is being done, said Harish Mohan Thapliyal, PRO of AIIMS Rishikesh.

Three ships sent to evacuate Indians from the Maldives and UAE will return to Kochi: Defence spokespersonThree naval ships sent to evacuate Indians stranded in Maldives and UAE due to COVID-19 pandemic: Defence spokespersonNew projection of USA COVID-19 deaths nearly 135,000 by August: University of WashingtonNew U.S. COVID-19 forecasts project nearly 135,000 deaths in the United States through the beginning of August, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington said on Monday.The revised projections almost double the number of deaths foreseen in the United States since the last estimate in mid-April. The new projections reflect rising mobility and the easing of social distancing measures expected in 31 states by May 11, said the IHME, whose models are used by the White House. The increasing contacts among people will promote transmission of the coronavirus, it said.Delhi Government has imposed ‘Special Corona Fees’- 70% tax on Maximum Retail Price of the liquor. It will be applicable from tomorrow.Till 4th May, a total of 67 BSF jawans have tested COVID-19 positive

From Delhi there are a total of 41 positive cases and one is from Kolkata. One BSF personnel, while on leave, has a… https://t.co/W0Gf1jPrxs

— ANI (@ANI) 1588615117000A special train, carrying around 1200 migrant workers, left from Surat for Jharkhand yesterday

Gujarat: A special train, carrying around 1200 migrant workers, left from Surat for Jharkhand yesterday amid… https://t.co/nKF9cfr096

— ANI (@ANI) 1588629406000Three zones in Delhi de-contained, total number of containment zones now stands at 90

Three more zones in Delhi were de-contained y'day, total number of containment zones in the national capital now st… https://t.co/0IjfpsF66c

— ANI (@ANI) 1588632807000US coronavirus deaths rise by 1,015 in 24 hours, lowest in a month: Johns HopkinsAustralia says coronavirus curbs cost economy $2.6 bln a weekAustralia will take a 10% hit to gross domestic product and the unemployment rate will likely double in the June quarter due to measures to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will say in a speech on Tuesday.The world’s 12th-biggest economy will lose about A$4 billion ($2.6 billion) every week due to restrictions on movement and economic activity, according to excerpts of the treasurer’s speech seen by Reuters.China reports one new coronavirus case in mainland

The number of confirmed cases in China has reached 82,881. With no new deaths reported, the death toll remained at 4,633.

Global coronavirus death toll tops 250,000: AFP tally

More than a quarter of a million people have died from the novel coronavirus worldwide, with over 85 percent of them in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally of official figures.

Qantas extends flight cancellations for 2 more months, raises more debtQantas Airways said on Tuesday it would extend flight cancellations into June and July, and added that it secured further debt funding that should support the airline through to the end of 2021 if the coronavirus crisis prolongs.The Australian carrier secured A$550 million ($352.99 million) in further funding against three of its Boeing 787-9 aircraft and said it could raise another A$2.7 billion from other aircraft assets if needed.United Airlines plans 30% cut to management ranks from Oct -company memoUnited Airlines Holdings Inc has told employees that it expects its management and administrative ranks to be around 30% smaller starting in October, according to a company memo seen by Reuters.United is among U.S. airlines that have accepted U.S. government payroll aid that bans job cuts until Sept. 30. United has warned that air travel demand hit by the coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to have recovered by that date, forcing it to downsize.Mexico registers 1,434 new coronavirus cases, 117 deaths

Mexico registered 1,434 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday and 117 new deaths, a health official said, bringing the total in the country to 24,905 confirmed cases and 2,271 deaths.



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