Palghar (Maharashtra) [India], April 23 (ANI): At least 13 patients died on Friday after a fire broke out at an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a COVID hospital in the Virar area of Maharashtra's Palghar district.
Nagaur (Rajasthan) [India], April 23 (ANI): A family in a village in Rajasthan's Nagaur district went all out to welcome the first girl child born in their house in 35 years and to mark the occasion, they hired a helicopter to bring the newborn daughter from the house of her maternal grandparents.
Naypyitaw [Myanmar], April 23 (ANI): Within the next six months, 3.4 million people will go hungry, over and above the 2.8 million people considered to be food insecure in Myanmar before the military takeover, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).
Washington DC [US], April 23 (ANI): The House of Representatives voted Thursday (local time) on a bill that would admit Washington DC as the 51st state of the United States. The legislation passed along party lines with a vote of 216 (D) to 208 (R) with no Republicans voting in favour.
Beijing [China], April 23 (ANI): Despite Chinese regulators slapping a record fine of 18.2 billion yuan (2.8 billion dollars) on Alibaba Group, authorities in the country are getting unsettled due to the growing influence of the e-commerce giant over media assets.
New Delhi [India], April 23 (ANI) Amid a severe shortage of oxygen across the country in the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases, steelmaker Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has announced that more than 500 tonnes of liquid oxygen is available at its Angul plant.
Quito [Ecuador], April 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Ecuador's ministry of health reported on Thursday 2,550 new COVID-19 cases and 120 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the tally to 365,393 cases and 12,915 deaths.
New Delhi [India], April 23 (ANI): The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has issued new guidelines for supply and allocation of oxygen supply across the national capital and said oxygen supply to all health establishments will be strictly regulated as per allocation orders issued by the government from time to time.
New Delhi [India], April 23 (ANI): The ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting a feasibility study of the Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones in collaboration with Indian Institue of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
New Delhi [India], April 23 (ANI): India and the United States are firmly committed to work together in achieving ambitious climate and clean energy targets, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) has said.