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Coronavirus: UK’s Covid-19 alert level reduced from four to three

Coronavirus: UK’s Covid-19 alert level reduced from four to three

Health
The UK's coronavirus alert level has been downgraded from four to three.Under level three, the virus is now considered to be "in general circulation" and there could be a "gradual relaxation of restrictions".Previously transmission was considered to be "high or rising exponentially".Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the change was "a big moment for the country" and showed that the government's plan was working.The decision to reduce the threat level followed a recommendation by the Joint Biosecurity Centre, the chief medical officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland said."There has been a steady decrease in cases we have seen in all four nations, and this continues," the medical officers said in a joint statement.But they warned it "does...
EMI moratorium fraud: Banks asking customers to be alert, not to share OTP with imposters

EMI moratorium fraud: Banks asking customers to be alert, not to share OTP with imposters

Finance
NEW DELHI: In a bid to warn customers against fraudsters who may attempt to exploit the EMI moratorium scheme, leading banks are reaching out to their customers to caution them against 'EMI moratorium frauds' and strongly advising them not to share sensitive information like OTP and PIN with imposters. Over the past few days, Axis Bank, State Bank of India and other banks have sent out SMSs and e-mails to their customers informing them about new modus operandi being adopted by fraudsters and cyber criminals, to gain access to banking details. Asking customers to protect their financial details, Axis Bank said in an e-mail to customers said fraudsters have started a new modus operandi to gain access to banking details. Imposters may contact you to help postpone your EMI payments and reque...
RBI has not put banks on alert: Shaktikanta Das

RBI has not put banks on alert: Shaktikanta Das

Finance
BHUBANESWAR: The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday said it has not put banks on alert, as reported by a section of media, but asked lenders to remain prepared to face emerging and new challenges. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das was in the city to attend a central board meeting. He also met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the state capital. "There is nothing like putting banks on alert though a section of media has reported. We have said that banks should remain prepared to face the emerging and new challenges," Das told reporters. The RBI governor said he also discussed a host of banking-related issues with Patnaik during their meeting. "We discussed on financial inclusion, bank branches in the state, credit flow to agriculture sector and streamlining of the DBT through e-Kuber platform in O...
Florida, Bahamas on high alert as Hurricane Dorian reaches Category 3 strength

Florida, Bahamas on high alert as Hurricane Dorian reaches Category 3 strength

World
Aug. 30 -- Hurricane Dorian became a major hurricane on Friday as government officials and residents in the United States and Bahamas continued to prepare for the potentially devastating storm that is forecast to unleash a three-pronged assault of extreme winds, devastating storm surge and severe flooding. Dorian will make a turn toward the west and continue to strengthen throughout the Labor Day weekend tracking along a path that will take it across the northern Bahamas Sunday and to the Florida coast, perhaps between West Palm Beach and Cape Canaveral, early next week. More than 20 million Americans face the possibility of feeling impacts from Dorian, including about 3.7 million senior citizens, based on the current forecast. As of 8 p.m. Friday, the National Hurricane Center said the ...
China on red alert as typhoon threatens storm surge

China on red alert as typhoon threatens storm surge

World
China has issued a red alert as a typhoon bringing torrential rain and gales descends on its eastern coast, threatening an intense storm surge up the Yangtze river.Flood prevention efforts are being stepped up along Asia's longest waterway in the wake of the top-level warning, which has also led authorities to ready evacuations, suspend train and air travel and call for vessels to return to port. Typhoon Lekima is expected to bring heavy rain and storm-force winds to Zhejiang, Shanghai and other neighbouring provinces before making landfall on Saturday. Image: Vessels have been urged to return to port as China braces itself for extreme weather The typhoon has already forced Taiwan to cancel flights and order the closure of markets, of...