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BusinessToday.In | March 16, 2020

Yes Bank crisis: ED summons Anil Ambani in connection with probe against Rana Kapoor
Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the probe against Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor. With an exposure of Rs 14,000 crore, Reliance Group is one of the largest borrowers of the bank. An ED official said that the agency was looking into all the big borrowers of the bank and the stressed loans sanctioned during the tenure of Rana Kapoor.

Coronavirus vaccine trials to begin from Monday: US govt official
A clinical trial evaluating a vaccine designed to protect against the new coronavirus will begin on Monday, according to a government official. The first participant in the trial will receive the experimental vaccine on Monday, the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the trial has not been publicly announced yet. The National Institutes of Health is funding the trial, which is taking place at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle, the official said.

Apple to close all retail stores globally, except China, till March 27: Tim Cook
Apple will be temporarily shutting all its retail stores outside China till March 27 to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in a tweet. Cook also mentioned in the same tweet that the Cupertino tech giant will be committing $15 million towards "worldwide recovery."

Orders double up for Bigbasket, Grofers due to coronavirus
Online grocery retailers such as Bigbasket and Grofers saw a huge spike in orders over the weekend due to coronavirus. Consumers are stocking up staples like flour, rice, pulses along with sanitisers, diapers and personal care items. This rush to stock up comes as authorities in major metros have asked people to stay at home and have ordered the shutdown of schools, colleges, restaurants, malls and theatres.

Coronavirus: Cinema halls across Ghaziabad, Noida to remain shut till March 31
In view of the coronavirus outbreak, all cinema halls across Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad will remain closed till March 31, the administrations of the two districts said on Sunday. The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has also ordered the closure of all gymnasiums in the district. The orders will be effective immediately.

ICMR increases random testing for COVID-19 as cases rise
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is intensifying the random sample testing of people who display flu-like symptoms but don't have a travel history to any coronavirus hit countries. This has been done to determine whether community transmission is taking place or not. According to the Economic Times, the exercise began on March 15 and each of the 51 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) laboratories is expected to test 10 such samples every week.
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