However, the mother should put on a face mask and practice hand hygiene before feeding the child. In its 'Guidance note on Provision of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) services during and post COVID-19 pandemic' released on Wednesday, the ministry stressed that critical services for women, children and adolescent should be provided irrespective of their COVID-19 status. … [Read more...] about COVID testing not mandatory for services related to maternal, newborn: Health ministry
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The company is not in a hurry to bring people back. “It is not enough that companies are taking care of everything. Employees should feel that they are adequately protected. It is not just the employee alone, the family should feel it too. So that is one reason why we are not pushing,” Apparao explained. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 impact: HCL Tech’s recruitment process in India to go virtual
Of course, this is all weather permitting. The mission, from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, is scheduled to take place this afternoon, Wednesday, May 27. The launch window opens at 4:33 p.m. ET, with a backup date on Saturday, May 30, at 3:22 p.m. ET and Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m. ET. … [Read more...] about How to watch SpaceX launch NASA astronauts into orbit for the first time
It is important to remember that a good number of companies (again MSMEs) were in the stressed category (under special mention accounts for delayed payments) in the books of banks even before COVID-19 hit the economy. Some of them may not have progressed to the IBC stage yet. Banks already have about Rs 29 lakh crore loan outstanding to MSMEs as at end March. Most banks have around 9-10 percent bad loans from this segment (a rough estimate). … [Read more...] about What does the IBC data tell us about the state of Indian economy?
To attract and retain foreign investment in a strategic sector like defence, India must ensure a conducive, efficient and favourable business environment. India has been progressively improving its ranking in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business report. However, this ease is scarcely visible on the ground with multiple approvals, licenses, permits, an overload of documentation and reporting. … [Read more...] about It is India’s hour to shine, but will it?