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PM Modi launches three COVID testing labs in Noida, Mumbai, Kolkata

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July 28, 2020

Google employees will work from home till July 2021

Google has extended the work-from-home order for its employees till July 2021 amid rising coronavirus cases around the world. This makes the internet giant the first US company to take such a decision. The move will affect almost 200,000 employees, including contractors and full-time workers, across Google's parent firm Alphabet Inc.

Monsoon rainfall best in 6 years at 6% above normal

With the timely onset, the south-west monsoon is making a great progress. The seasonal cumulative rainfall during this year (from June 1 to July 22) has been at its best in six years as the country received a total of 388.6 mm of rainfall against a normal of 366.3 mm which was 6 per cent above the long period average (LPA).

PM Modi launches three COVID testing labs in Noida, Mumbai, Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched three high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata via video conferencing. The Prime Minister said these hi-tech testing facilities will boost the testing capacity by almost 10,000 daily tests in each of the three cities. These labs are expected to reduce turn-around-time and exposure of lab personnel to infectious clinical materials.

Push to made-in-India bulk drugs, medical devices to provide 2.55 lakh jobs

The production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes and development of dedicated industrial parks announced for the promotion of indigenous manufacturing of bulk drugs and medical devices will attract Rs 77,000 crore worth of investments and generate employment for 2.55 lakh people, estimates the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers.

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home: WHO

A surge of infections has prompted countries to reimpose some travel restrictions in recent days. Only with strict adherence to health measures, from wearing masks to avoiding crowds, would the world manage to beat the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said at a virtual news briefing. WHO emergencies programme head Mike Ryan said it was impossible for countries to keep borders shut for the foreseeable future.

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