Articles by Savita V Jayaram

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India Inc. set to increase its CSR spends to combat Covid-19

With the Ministry of Corporate Affairs approving funds spent by organisations on preventative care, medicines, medical equipment, disaster management and provision of infrastructure as an eligible CSR activity, India Inc. seems to have pulled out all stops to reach out to the needy and those at the frontline by increasing their CSR spends in fight against Covid-19. Mar 28, 2020
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Your eyes might tell if you have Coronavirus: Two new indicators seen in Covid-19 patients

Medical practitioners do rely on the change in colour of a patient's eyes as indicators to identify a major health issue. While WHO (World Health Organisation) has not mentioned in its symptomatic guidelines that red eyes could be a warning sign of Covid-19 positive case, researches and noted observations by medical staffers on coronavirus patients indicate otherwise. Mar 27, 2020
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Coronavirus affects 207,518 people worldwide: Findings reveal 8,248 deaths and 82,104 patients recovered

Despite strict controls exerted by countries across the globe on curbing travel plans and limiting people movement across borders, new findings released by Johns Hopkins University reveal a phenomenal increase in the number of coronavirus cases to reach 207,518 patients globally. The virus has killed 8,248 people, but 82,104 patients worldwide have recovered so far, across 157 countries. Mar 18, 2020
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Mobile Phone prices in India to get dearer: Here are the new GST rates

At the 39th GST Council meeting held in New Delhi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced rationalization of tax rates on five sectors - mobile phones, fertilizers, footwear, renewable energy equipment, and man-made textiles. The GST rate on mobile phones will be hiked from the current 12% to 18%. Mar 14, 2020
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Alas! 69,607 people have recovered from coronavirus globally

Now that's a positive relief, an air of optimism to breathe for the infected and their families amidst the soaring number of deaths caused by the deadly coronavirus, and most reports confirming no cure for the infected. Over 50,000 people have recovered in China's Hubei province worst-hit by Covid-19 and Iran has seen over 2,900 recoveries, also few coronavirus victims from India have been cured. Mar 14, 2020
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Home quarantine guidelines for Covid-19 patients: Most important tips everyone must know

The Directorate General of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) issued home-quarantine guidelines in case of suspects of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease wherein focal clusters are arising from travel related transmission in an individual, or if a person is coming back from COVID-19 affected areas where local and community transmission is evident. Mar 14, 2020
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Coronavirus Scares: Trump might be infected, Ivanka in self-isolation after Brazil meetings

US president Donald Trump denies responsibility for administration failures earlier during the coronavirus outbreak and declares national emergency to allocate $50 billion in federal resources to fight out the viral spread of the pandemic. Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump chooses self-isolation after meetings with the Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and Brazilian communications director, Fábio Wajngarten who were later tested Covid-19 positive. Mar 14, 2020
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Flipkart, Unacademy, Meesho and Zerodha issue work from home mandate due to coronavirus

In one of corporate India's biggest work from home experiments battling the spread of coronavirus, Flipkart mandates its 11,000-strong workforce to work-from-home for the next three days. Also, Bengaluru-based startups - Fintech player Instamojo, edtech player Unacademy, Urban mobility platform Bounce, social commerce firm Meesho and Zerodha have asked their staff to mandatorily work from home. Mar 13, 2020
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Coronavirus scares: Contingency planning on top of the agenda for global financial firms

Large financial institutions and corporates are ramping up their contingency planning efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus amongst its staffers, which include telling them to self-quarantine for 14 days if exposed to someone suffering from the virus, deep cleaning of offices and splitting operations such that some staff can work-from-home in affected regions. Mar 12, 2020