Key equity indices were on a downward swing on Tuesday as the fear of continuous rise in COVID cases and extended lockdowns in various states capped market sentiment. Investors said the strong quarterly earnings season have been supportive but poor progress on the vaccination front dented market sentiments. The BSE SandP Sensex closed 465 points or 0.95 per cent lower at 48,254 while the Nifty 50 tumbled by 138 points or 0.94 per cent to 14,497. Except for Nifty PSU bank which jumped by 3.4 per cent, all sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the negative terrain. Among stocks, Tata Consumer Products dipped by 4.3 per cent to Rs 648 per share and Reliance Industries lost by 2.1 per cent to wind up the day at Rs 1,918.
Equity benchmark indices shaved early losses but ended flat after a volatile session on Monday as surging COVID-19 cases continued to hit market sentiment. At the closing bell, the BSE SandP Sensex was down by 64 points or 0.13 per cent at 48,719 while the Nifty 50 edged lower by 3 points or 0.02 per cent to 14,634. Sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were mixed with Nifty private bank slipping by 1.1 per cent, PSU bank and realty by 0.6 per cent each and financial service by 0.2 per cent. But Nifty FMCG rose by 1.1 per cent. Among stocks, Titan dropped by 4.5 per cent to close at Rs 1,423.70 per share. Index heavyweight Reliance Industries dipped by 1.9 per cent to Rs 1,956 per share.
Key equity indices tumbled during early hours on Monday as surging Covid-19 cases continued to spook market sentiment. At 10:15 am, the BSE SandP Sensex was down by 401 points or 0.82 per cent at 48,381 while the Nifty 50 edged lower by 97 points or 0.66 per cent to 14,534. Sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were mixed with Nifty PSU bank slipping by 1.4 per cent, private bank by 1.3 per cent, financial service by 1 per cent and realty by 0.9 per cent. But Nifty pharma and auto rose marginally by 0.3 per cent. Among stocks, index heavyweight Reliance Industries dropped by 2.1 per cent to Rs 1,951.45 per share while Titan cracked by 3.1 per cent.
Oxygen tankers were loaded in Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft in Thailand's Bangkok. IAF to airlift the cryogenic oxygen tankers to Panagarh Airbase in West Bengal. Earlier, IAF airlifted three oxygen tankers from Singapore and six from Dubai to Panagarh. Several countries have come forward to help India amid increasing Covid-19 cases. Meanwhile, IAF aircraft are already ferrying oxygen containers within the country. An IAF plane carried two more empty oxygen tankers from Indore to Jamnagar in Gujarat. Tankers, loaded with oxygen, are scheduled to travel from Jamnagar to Indore by road. India recorded over 3.7 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases and 3,645 deaths in the last 24 hours.
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An Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft on April 29 carried two more empty oxygen tankers from Indore to Jamnagar in Gujarat. Tankers, loaded with medical oxygen are scheduled to travel from Jamnagar to Indore by road. Tankers cannot be transported by IAF aircraft as the gas is considered flammable and may pose a threat.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is continuing to aid Covid efforts by transporting oxygen tankers. The Indian Air Force's C17 planes were seen being loaded at Indore on April 27.The IAF craft carried two empty oxygen tankers to Jamnagar for refill. The refilled tankers are reportedly slated to return to Indore by road. IAF said it's shuttling oxygen tankers from at least seven cities. The air force is carrying cryogenic oxygen containers to Jamnagar, Ranchi and Bhubaneswar. Indian air force is also airlifting oxygen tankers from Singapore and Dubai. Watch the full video for more.
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An Indian Air Force C-17 transport aircraft on April 27 carried two empty oxygen tankers from Indore to Jamnagar in Gujarat. Tankers, loaded with medical oxygen are scheduled to travel from Jamnagar to Indore by road. Tankers cannot be transported by IAF aircraft as the gas is considered flammable and may pose a threat.
India extended 'deep appreciation' to nations providing priority requirements to battle Covid-19. It said that the pandemic 'sharpened our awareness' of the depth of global interdependence. India added that it provided vaccines, medical equipment to over 150 countries last year. “Covid sharpened world’s awareness of depth of global interdependence. The world is only as resilient as the least resilient country. It's imperative for countries to coordinate responses to pandemic challenges. The pandemic has also underlined the need of global solidarity,” Foreign secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla said. He added, “Over past year, we provided vaccines, medical equipment to over 150 countries. We extend deep appreciation to those providing priority requirements.” India provided Covid vaccines to its neighbours as well as nations in Latin America, Africa. As per May 7 MEA data, a total of 66.37 million Made-in-India vaccines have been sent to 95 nations.
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As the country is reeling under the horrific second wave of pandemic and acute oxygen shortage, a start-up in Hyderabad came up with a invention to address the crisis. 'The Phi Factory' has created a portable oxygenerator, which works on Hydrogen Peroxide, under the name 'Project Vayuputra'. Vayuputra has been developed with an objective to support COVID-19 patients who are under home isolation. Price of this oxygenerator would be around Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 2,600 that includes the oxygenerator along with 10x2 liter bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide.
A groom in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district, where he was on his way to his wedding function, was found COVID positive after police stopped the baraat and conducted rapid antigen tests of the passengers. Groom's car driver also tested positive for coronavirus. Police has registered a case and has also booked the family of bride for organising the function despite strict guidelines in place due to COVID-19. The groom was later sent to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Terming coronavirus as a big health crisis before humanity, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said the only way to break the chain of transmission and contain COVID-19 cases is for people to "close down everything" till May 15. Chouhan also announced providing free treatment for COVID-19 for patients from poor financial background, common citizens and middle class population in Madhya Pradesh, an official of the state's public relations department said. Watch the full video for more details.
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After central government fulfilled the demand of oxygen supply of national capital amid O2 crisis, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 06 thanked Centre for providing 730 tons oxygen on May 05. "For the first time, Centre supplied 730 tons oxygen to Delhi yesterday. Delhi requires 700 tons. We're thankful to Centre, Delhi HC and SC. With their efforts, we received 730 tons of oxygen. I request everyone with folded hands to not bring down the supply, we'll be thankful," Delhi CM said.
An Oxygen Express train carrying tankers of liquid medical oxygen reached Delhi on May 05. The train arrived from Jamnagar's Hapa at 2 am in the national capital. Delhi received 244 tonnes more oxygen in which 103.6 MT liquid oxygen. The train had 5 tankers.
24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
A chip-fitted pigeon was caught in Gujarat's Vadodara. It had a ring and a small device on its leg. According to Gujarat Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA), "Device may have been strung for some research purposes. Device sent to Gandhinagar for FSL tests, cops are investigating incident, pigeon is in custody of Forest Department".