Daily Archives: March 12, 2020

Covid 19: China suspends expeditions on its side of Mt Everest

Coronavirus: ICC to have annual board meeting via conference call

The annual board meeting of the ICC scheduled in Dubai from March 26-29 will now be held via video conference call in the wake novel coronavirus pandemic.

Man City-Real Madrid Champions League match postponed: UEFA

Manchester City’s Champions League last 16, second leg with Real Madrid and Lyon’s trip to Juventus became the latest high-profile football matches to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, UEFA confirmed on Thursday.

PV Sindhu in All England Open quarters; Lakshya Sen exits

PV Sindhu moved into the quarterfinals of the All England Championships with a straight game victory against Ji Hyun Sung of Korea 21-19, 21-15 in Birmingham on Wednesday. Earlier, teen shuttler Lakshya Sen gave a good account of himself before suffering a 21-17, 21-18 defeat to Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the second round.

Cristiano Ronaldo in quarantine in Portugal but ‘symptom-free’

Cristiano Ronaldo has been in quarantine in Madeira for several days but is not showing any symptoms of the coronavirus contracted by a Juventus team-mate, local authorities in Portugal said Thursday.

Will Italy’s shutdown beat the coronavirus?

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says he is convinced that the swingeing measures taken by his government will succeed in containing Europe’s worst novel coronavirus outbreak, which has seen more than 800 deaths and nearly 12,500 infections.

Current account deficit narrows to $1.4bn

The country’s current account deficit (CAD) narrowed sharply to $1.4 billion, or 0.2 per cent of GDP (gross domestic product), for the December 2019 quarter, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Thursday.

World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says: ‘We’ll be in Tokyo’

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world, Tokyo Olympics organisers received a boost Thursday with World Athletics president Sebastian Coe’s assumption that track and field would take place at the Games.

RBI may slash rates by at least 65 bps by June

Given the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant bloodbath in global markets, including in the country, and plunging asset prices, the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) will begin to look beyond inflation and start easing rates to the tune of 65 basis points (bps) by June, and the first rate cut could come even before the April review, according to British lender Barclays.

Lakshya Sen bows out of All England Open

Rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen was knocked out of the All England Championships after losing in straight games to Victor Axelsen. Lakshay went down to the world number seven Dane 17-21 18-21 in a hard fought second round battle which lasted 45 minutes.