News Wrap: April 1, 2020 - Lockown Day #8

People wear masks depicting coronavirus and placards which read: "Don't come out, don't go near to corona" provided by police as part of a punishment for breaking a lockdown imposed to slow the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Chennai, India, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Here’s a content capsule to keep you updated and entertained as April 1, 2020, the eighth day of India’s 21-day lockdown against the coronavirus, draws to a close.

Race to identify Markaz attendees’ contacts

Railways is scrambling to provide information regarding thousands of passengers who travelled on five trains with people who participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi, many of whom have tested positive for COVID-19. Read More

Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore for kin of those working against coronavirus

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced Rs 1 crore for the families of healthcare personnel if they lose their lives while dealing with coronavirus cases in the national capital. So far, 120 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the national capital. Read More

UP’s first COVID-19 victim hid travel history, was treated in general ward

Uttar Pradesh recorded its first death due to coronavirus; a 25-year-old man who had died on Monday. Upon his admission to the Basti Hospital, he hid his recent travel history to Mumbai and Hyderabad, and was thus admitted to the general ward, said hospital authorities. Read More

Six banks cease to exist today after mega-merger

The biggest-ever bank consolidation exercise in the public sector unit kicked in today. Six PSU lenders were merged into four in a bid to make them globally competitive. Experts said merger at this point of time will not be very smooth and seamless. However, heads of the anchor banks are exuding confidence. Read More

Anil Kumble becomes the latest cricketer to donate to coronavirus relief fund

The cricketer gave away an undisclosed amount to the cause, joining prominent names such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli in India’s fight against COVID-19. Read More

India’s fanciest homes: from ‘Antilia’ to ‘Mannat’

And a little something to lighten the mood, especially when we are all confined to our houses. Here’s a look at India’s fanciest dwellings, from Mukesh Ambani’s ‘Antilia’ to Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Mannat’. Sure wouldn’t mind being quarantined in one of these, would we! See More

What will happen when the lockdown is finally lifted? Tell us

As we enter Day 8 of the lockdown, we see many citizens violating the lockdown and forcing law enforcement authorities to resort to harsh measures. With a strict lockdown in place, if there are so many problems, imagine what will happen the day the lockdown is lifted. Click and comment

#Lockdown Diary: Take a pause, breathe! We can't control everything

‘In case you’re wondering, yes, there is a reason for today's journal entry. It’s to ask you to take a pause, stop what you’re doing right now, and breathe. Breathe like you’ve never breathed before. Don’t keep yourself busier than what your mental health can afford at this point..’ Read More


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