5 States account for 60% active COVID-19 cases, 52% new cases, 60% fresh recoveries in India

Maharashtra continued to top the chart with more than 23,000 new recoveries, while both Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh accounted for over 10,000 single-day recoveries With 94,612 people recuperating from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, the total number of recoveries in the country has surged to 43,03,043, taking the …

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IPL’s Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: 8 mn paid viewers on Disney+Hotstar

NEW DELHI: As many as 8.1 million concurrent viewers logged on to official broadcaster Star India’s video streaming platform Disney + Hotstar to watch the first match of Indian Premier League (IPL), 2020, on Saturday, as per LetsOTT, a Malaysian-based digital media company. The numbers are significant as the match …

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Hyundai expects sales to remain robust with Creta, Venue leading charge

NEW DELHI: Hyundai Motor India expects its sales to further pick up in the next few months with few of its models continuing to lead in various segments during April-August period of the current fiscal year, a senior company official said. During the five-month period, the South Korean automaker continued …

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State records 5,569 fresh infections, 66 more fatalities

Tamil Nadu reported 5,569 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking its tally of cases to 5,36,477. A total of 5,556 persons were discharged from hospitals after treatment. With the total number of recoveries at 4,81,273, the State’s recovery rate now stands at 89.7%. There are 46,453 active cases in the State …

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Tiruchi Class 11 student makes short film on actor Sonu Sood

A student from Tiruchi has made a short film involving actors from across the country and Sri Lanka, praising actor Sonu Sood for helping out migrant workers during the pandemic. The film urges the youth to help each other during a crisis. K.A.V. Dhanushwaran, a Class 11 student from a …

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Pickup in building activity pushes up demand for tippers

MUMBAI : Sales of tipper trucks, concrete mixers and other heavy vehicles have been growing following a pick up in construction activities, though demand for other medium and heavy commercial vehicles remains muted, executives of leading truck makers said. The recovery in construction activities is led by infrastructure projects in …

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Electronics, retail MNCs keen to shift production base to India, early to gauge Covid-19 impact on e-comm: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI: Several multinational firms in sectors such as electronics, retail, e-commerce, and automotive, among others, have shown interest in shifting their base to India, Parliament was informed on Friday. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said that due to sensitivity of …

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COVID-19 | 5,560 more persons contract infection in TN

State records 59 deaths; 5,524 persons discharged from hospitals; Chennai accounts for 992 new cases A total of 5,560 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. While 5,524 persons were discharged from hospitals after treatment, 59 persons succumbed to the infection. The fresh cases took the State’s …

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