India coronavirus, COVID-19 live updates, April 17: India records 13,835 positive cases and 452 deaths so far

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17 April 2020, 17:54 PM

India records 13,835 positive cases and 452 deaths till 5.45 pm (IST).

17 April 2020, 17:50 PM

West Bengal government has decided to provide Rs 1,000 to Bengal-based migrant labourers stranded in other states due to the lockdown. The money will be sent from Monday onwards: Mamata Banerjee

17 April 2020, 16:36 PM

CSIR, DBT, DST and DAE India are working to increase testing capacity. Our focus is on developing new, rapid and accurate diagnostic testing kits which can give result in 30 minutes, innovative pooling strategies and indigenous synthesis of kits: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary

17 April 2020, 16:33 PM

Group of Ministers held a meeting today to chalk out further direction with respect to lockdown. Efforts of S&T institutes in the areas of diagnosis, vaccines, drugs, hospital equipment accessories and general wellness have been reviewed: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary


17 April 2020, 16:32 PM

Before lockdown, the doubling rate of COVID-19 cases was 3 days. For the last 7 days, the doubling rate has been 6.2 days. In 19 states and UTs, the doubling rate is less than the national average: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary


17 April 2020, 16:31 PM

The average growth factor of cases has been 1.2 from April 1, while during Mar 15 – Mar 31, the average growth factor was 2.1. This decline of 40% has occurred due to an increase in testing, including testing of SARI and ILI cases: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary

17 April 2020, 16:30 PM

5 lakh rapid antibody testing kits are being distributed to states and districts where high case burden has been observed: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary


17 April 2020, 16:29 PM

India has been doing better than many other countries on outcome ratio, ratio of number of COVID-19 recoveries versus number of deaths. We are taking efforts to further improve this ratio: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary

17 April 2020, 16:19 PM

A total of 13,387 COVID-19 cases have been reported so far. In last 24 hours, 1,007 cases and 23 deaths have taken place. 1,749 people have been cured: Ministry of Health

17 April 2020, 16:18 PM

Collection, harvesting and processing of Minor Forest Produce / Non-timber Forest Produce by Scheduled Tribes and other forest dwellers in forest areas have been exempted from lockdown restrictions: MHA spokesperson

17 April 2020, 15:58 PM

Global positive cases reach 2,167,955, death toll rises to 146055 at 3.55 pm.

17 April 2020, 15:49 PM

26 police personnel, including the SHO, of Chandni Mahal police station in Delhi were quarantined. 2 police personnel of Chandni Mahal police station were found to be coronavirus positive. All the police personnel who came in contact with these two people were quarantined. 52 people belonging to Tablighi Jamaat of this area were also found to be coronavirus positive. 

17 April 2020, 15:27 PM

Bihar: COVID-19 patient dies of multiple ailments at AIIMS, Patna; State’s coronavirus toll goes up to two.

17 April 2020, 15:12 PM

West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee likely to pay a surprise visit to ration shops in the city. This step comes after issues regarding ration distribution or PDS was reported across the state amidst the lockdown situation. 

17 April 2020, 14:55 PM

Home Minister Amit Shah lauds RBI’s decision to extend 25000 crore credit facility to NABARD, 15,000 crore to SIDBI, 10,000 crore to NHB. 

17 April 2020, 14:44 PM

TRAI revises fixed international termination charge: It was been revised from Re 0.30/min to Re. 0.35/min to Re 0.65/ min. TRAI mandates all-access service providers to offer a non-discriminatory rate of ITC to everyone. TRAI mandates Access Service providers to offer same rate to its own International Long Distance Operators (ILDO) and standalone International Long Distance Operators.


17 April 2020, 14:38 PM

RBI’s steps will improve credit supply, help small businesses, farmers, says PM Narendra Modi.


17 April 2020, 14:15 PM

Maharashtra: 23 new COVID-19 cases reported in Pune. The number of COVID-19 cases in the state saw a drop as only 34 cases were recorded in the last 8 hours out of which 6 positive cases were reported from Mumbai 


17 April 2020, 13:33 PM

Jammu and Kashmir: COVID-19 tally mounts to 314 out of which 260 are reported from Kashmir and 54 in Jammu. Till now there are 38 recovered cases in the territory and 4 deaths, over 58,000 under surveillance in J&K. Fourteen new cases were reported in Kashmir. 

17 April 2020, 13:05 PM

Delhi: No student should be restricted from attending online classes, says Deputy CM Manish Sisodia to Private schools.

17 April 2020, 12:49 PM

Delhi: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said private schools in Delhi can’t raise fees during lockdown.

17 April 2020, 12:46 PM

Andhra Pradesh: 38 new cases reported in the state in last 24 hours. Total coronavirus cases in the state at 572, including 35 discharged cases. Death toll stands at 14.

17 April 2020, 12:42 PM

Karnataka: In the last 24 hours, 36 new cases of corona have been reported, bringing the number of positive cases to 315, including 13 deaths. 


17 April 2020, 12:37 PM

Maharashtra: State government starts a new helpline 9513615550 for citizens who want information or guidance regarding corona. This will also function as telemedicine helpline, said Maharashtra govt.

17 April 2020, 12:34 PM

UP CM Yogi Adityanath asks police administration to ensure the availability of food to everyone irrespective of whether they have ration card or are a migrant.

17 April 2020, 11:49 AM

Delhi: No new Covid -19 case in last 15 days from 3 locations in Delhi, says Health Minister  Satyendar Jain

17 April 2020, 11:40 AM

Gujarat: Ninety-two new COVID-19 cases take tally to 1,021 in the state. 

17 April 2020, 11:27 AM

Union Group of Ministers (GOM) meet to discuss COVD-19 situation in the country.

17 April 2020, 11:02 AM

Ulemas, muftis appeal to Muslims to observe Ramzan, offer prayers at home amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown: As the month-long Ramzan is about to begin, Ulemas and Muftis from all schools of Islamic thoughts have appealed to the Muslim community to offer Taraveeh prayers from homes, since the imposition of the second phase of lockdown to stop spread of coronavirus pandemic. The Ulemas and Muftis urged people to follow the instructions given by the government to observe the lockdown. 

17 April 2020, 10:59 AM

Priyanka Gandhi urges UP CM Yogi Adityanath to set up “economic revival task force” in the state for the revival of economy hit due to coronavirus pandemic. (PTI input)

17 April 2020, 10:51 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: CPI inflation declined in March; inflation is on a declining trajectory. RBI will monitor evolving situation continuously, use all its tool to deal with pandemic fallout. 

17 April 2020, 10:46 AM

RBI Governor: No liquidity crunch will be allowed. NBARAD, SIDBI, NHB granted Rs 50,000 crore from which they can lend to small businesses. 2021 will see GDP growth rate of 7%.

17 April 2020, 10:43 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: 90-day NPA norm not to apply on moratorium granted on existing loans by banks.

17 April 2020, 10:42 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: RBI cuts reverse repo rate from 4% to 3.75%.  Repo rate remains unchanged. Economic activity came to standstill during lockdown.

17 April 2020, 10:40 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: Ways and means limit of states raised to help them, not bunch up their borrowing plans. 

17 April 2020, 10:34 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: Contraction in exports in March 2020 at 34.6%, turned out to be much more severe than during the Global Financial Crisis. However, amidst all this, the level of Forex Exchange Reserves which we have continue to be robust.

17 April 2020, 10:33 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: It has been decided to reduce the fixed reverse repo rate under liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 4% to 3.75%, with immediate effect.

17 April 2020, 10:30 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: LTRO-2.0 to involve Rs 50,000 crore to begin with. 

17 April 2020, 10:30 AM

RBI Governor: RBI to announce new measures to maintain adequate liquidity in the system, facilitate bank credit flow, ease financial stress.

17 April 2020, 10:27 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: Contraction in exports in March at 34.6% much more severe than global financial crisis of 2008-09. 

17 April 2020, 10:24 AM

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das: No downtime of internet or mobile banking during lockdown; banking operations normal.

17 April 2020, 10:23 AM

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das: Surplus liquidity in banking system has increased substantially as a result of central bank actions.

17 April 2020, 10:20 AM

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das: India is expected to post sharp turnaround in 2021-22. 

17 April 2020, 10:19 AM

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das: Banks, financial institutions have risen to occasion to ensure normal functioning during the outbreak of pandemic.

17 April 2020, 10:18 AM

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das: IMF projection of 1.9% GDP growth for India is highest in G20. 

17 April 2020, 10:17 AM

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das: On April 14, International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its global growth projections revealing that in 2020, the global economy is expected to plunge into the worst recession since ‘The Great Depression’. 

17 April 2020, 09:56 AM

Ministry of Home Affairs has issued revised guidelines on lockdown measures for strict implementation by Ministries/Depts of GoI, State/Union Territory Govts, and various authorities.

17 April 2020, 09:46 AM

Rajasthan: 38 new coronavirus positive cases in last 24 hours. State’s tally at 1169. 18 new cases were recorded from Jodhpur. 

17 April 2020, 09:34 AM

China COVID-19 toll: China’s coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan on Friday abruptly raised its death toll by 50 per cent to a total of 3,869, admitting that many cases were “mistakenly reported” or missed entirely. The adjustment, detailed in a social media posting by the city government, adds 1,290 deaths to the tally in Wuhan, where the global pandemic emerged and which has suffered the vast majority of China’s fatalities from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. (PTI report)

17 April 2020, 09:04 AM

Uttar Pradesh: 12 new COVID-19 cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar, total rises to 92. 

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