Pratishtha Nangia

Articles By Pratishtha Nangia

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Why is WhatsApp delaying its controversial privacy policy update and what it means for users

WhatsApp is delaying its controversial new privacy policy update rollout till May amid major backlash and ‘confusion’ around it globally.


COVID-19 vaccination drive: States will not bear the cost for first 3 crore beneficiaries, says PM Modi

In an interaction with chief ministers of all states on the current COVID-19 situation, on Monday (January 11, 2021), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Central government has decided not to let the state governments bear

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Bird Flu confirmed in 9 states; Maharashtra, Delhi report cases, all you need to know

The bird flu outbreak in India has reached nine states including Maharashtra and Delhi.

No more waiting list in trains from 2024? Ministry of Railways denies reports, waitlist provision to continue

A day after the release of the draft National Rail Plan, the Ministry of Railways today clarified that the document did not indicate that the Indian Railways will do away with the passenger waiting list in trains.

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Punishment for not wearing mask: Gujarat HC orders compulsory community service at Covid-19 care centres

This has been mandated by the Gujarat High Court and Gujarat government is also directed to issue a notice on the same.

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Coronavirus: Health Ministry releases new Covid-19 guidelines for crowded marketplaces

With an increased footfall in marketplaces as people are stepping out for their daily needs, food, shopping or other sources of entertainment, it is likely that the chances of Coronavirus transmission also become higher.

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Apollo hospitals to run COVID test with new technique by Tata MD; how it will help reduce time for test results

According to the Apollo Hospital, the cost of the test will be according to the price cap that has been put (for RT-PCR) in different states.

Coronavirus in Delhi: COVID-19 cases to be controlled in up to 10 days, says Arvind Kejriwal

The statement has come after the daily count of positive cases spiked significantly taking it beyond 7,000-mark whereas the death toll has also increased.

Amid elections, Income Tax Department exposes Rs 75 crore-fraud in Bihar; here’s how they operated

Amid a lot of buzz around Bihar elections, new fraud cases have surfaced in the state as the Income Tax Department carried out searches.

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Explained: Are medical consultations via digital means likely to stay post COVID-19 pandemic as well?

With the outbreak of Coronavirus in India, the healthcare sector witnessed many changes and one of the major disruptions is increase in demand for telemedicine.

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Cinema halls to reopen from October 15! Broadcasting Ministry lays down guidelines, details

Since March, the cinema halls have remained closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak in India and after seven months, the movie theatres are set to open.

Some states exercising caution had not yielded to the demands of the cinema industry to allow the opening of theatres including Maharashtra and Odisha.

COVID-19: Who will be vaccinated first? Hear from Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

As the Coronavirus vaccine development reaches the advanced stages of human clinical trials, the central government has made a roadmap for distribution/supply chain of vaccines in India.

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Atal Tunnel: How world’s longest tunnel above 10,000 feet at Rohtang pass will make use of automation solutions

The tunnel will have the technology to monitor local and remote connectivity, ventilation, lighting, fire safety systems and power distribution.

Ladakh 6th Schedule demand: After meeting Amit Shah, leaders withdraw boycott call, to support polls to LAHDC

Leaders from Ladakh today decided to support the elections to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh.

COVID-19 vaccine: Immediate requirement of $15 billion to fund vaccine development, says WHO

The World Health Organisation is currently supporting the development of nine COVID-19 vaccines and there are several more under the programme COVAX.

India becomes second largest producer of PPE Kits; daily production capacity surpasses 5 lakh

With ramped up production of PPE kits, India has become a producer for PPE kits now from being an importer.

International travel: SOP laid by MHA; Check guidelines for inbound and outbound international flights, ships

In a recent notification, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) followed for international travel on non-scheduled commercial flights.

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Tabletop runway: What is it and why these airports are risky- Explained

The recent crash of Air India Express Plane with 191 people at the Kozhikode airport has pointed out how risky tabletop runways can be.

Going to Mumbai? Check new mandatory quarantine rules for domestic passengers; how to apply for exemption

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai has released an order reiterating the travel guidelines and mandatory quarantining protocol for all domestic passengers in India.

International travelers exempted from 7-day paid institutional quarantine, but there’s a catch

According to the government, all the travelers will have to submit a RT-PCR test report that shows the traveler has tested negative for the novel Coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: National clinical registry of COVID-19 patients to be rolled out by ICMR

The registry will also help in conducting clinical trials and study the effectiveness of new therapies that are being introduced for the treatment of coronavirus.

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National Education Policy 2020 Highlights: 1-year PG, 4-year UG; no more M Phil and more – Check key points

Changing the educational landscape of India, Union Cabinet today approved a new education policy, reflecting the 21st-century needs.

Going out for dinner? Govt defines new normal for restaurants during COVID-19 outbreak

Have you ever wondered what it would look like stepping out to grab a bite in restaurants, now that there is a risk of Coronavirus transmission?

According to a report by Crisil Research, India’s organised dine-in restaurants are on course for a 40-50% downslide in FY21 revenue due to Covid-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Will ensure that vaccine reaches every nook & corner of India, says Nita Ambani

In a recent announcement by Nita Ambani, Chairperson & Founder of Reliance Foundation, the company has assured that as soon as the vaccine for Coronavirus is available for masses, Reliance will step forth and volunteer for di

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MacBook users, Apple has an important advisory for you; check details

Apple has recently alerted all its MacBook users regarding a practise that may harm their laptop’s display.

DRDO can manufacture 25,000 ventilators each month and export too: Chairman G Satheesh Reddy

Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), G Satheesh Reddy today said it has produced around 70 Made in India products to fight the novel Coronavirus.

DGCA’s new decision on scheduled International flights till July 31; check details

The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country has been extended by DGCA.

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