Delhi pollution: Study reveals hazardous indoor PM2.5 levels in both rich and poor households

The findings by the Energy Policy Institute at University of Chicago suggested high-income households were 13 times more likely to own purifiers than low-income households.
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COVID-19: Pfizer says booster offers protection against Omicron

Samples taken a month after a booster showed people harboured levels of omicron-neutralising antibodies, similar to amounts protective against earlier variants after two doses.

Scientists don't yet know how big a threat the omicron variant really is. (File)

Indians’ perception of mental health increased significantly: Survey

Of the respondents who knew at least one mental illness, 77 per cent were aware of depression and 65 per cent recognised stress as a cause for mental illness.

Further, 68 per cent respondents also said that individuals with mental illnesses can have meaningful relationships with friends, family and significant others. (Representative image)

COVID-19: Mumbai reports 250 fresh cases, one death; Recovery rate at 97%

The growth rate of COVID-19 cases was 0.02 per cent for the period between November 11 to December 7, 2021, and average doubling rate is 2,915 days.

The caseload of the country's financial capital rose to 7,64,444 and death toll reached 16,353. (File)

COVID-19: Delhi logs 65 fresh cases, one death; Positivity rate at 0.11%

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said the city government is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation arising out of the new Omicron variant of the infection.

With the new cases, the city's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 14,41,514, including over 14.16 lakh patients who have recuperated. (File)

Omicron cases must be treated only in designated Covid facilities: Centre to states

It has to be ensured that no cross infection takes place and adequate precautions are taken by healthcare workers in these facilities to prevent transmission among other patients and healthcare worker

Thanks to the raging pandemic, everyone has heard of the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet, which happens to be Omicron.

ISRO initiated research and development activities for active removal of space debris: Govt

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh told the Lower House that ISRO follows the guidelines laid down by the United Nations as well as by the Inter-Agency Space Debri

The space debris later re-enters the earth's atmosphere naturally within 20 years and burns due to aerodynamic heating caused by air friction, he said.

NASA gets laser system LCRD onboard for space communication; What is its importance

NASA’s first ever Laser communication system, Laser Communication Relay Demonstration (LCRD) was launched on December 7 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida to test optical communicati

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Suresh Jadhav’s passing a setback to Serum & a loss to the Indian vaccine industry

Suresh Jadhav, 71, succumbed to cancer, an ailment that he had been battling since last July.

‘No population explosion in India; The country achieved replacement level fertility without any coercive population policies’

Financial Express Online spoke with Sanghamitra Singh, who is a Health Scientist and Senior Manager at the Population Foundation of India about key findings from the report and the areas of concerns t

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Liquor, Beer consumption took maximum hit during pandemic, sales robust now: Prem Dewan, Devans Modern Breweries

Beer production is a very sophisticated and technical process and the quality of beers produced depends on a variety of factors, which complement each other.

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Adventure activities to explore in Goa during Christmas and New Year

Christmas celebration in Goa is a great carnival when every nook and corner is drenched in lights and decoration.

Kasturirangan Committee in recommendations on Western Ghats and why it is important

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has expressed his concern about declaring Western Ghats as an ecologically sensitive zone, a recommendation made by the Kasturirangan Committee.

Hygiene routine for winters

It is also a season to boost the immune system and nurture our body. But with all those arrangements to keep you warm and cozy also come various diseases like asthma, cold, cough, chest congestion and

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Where is Fort Barwara? From interiors to suite prices, know everything about Vicky-Katrina’s wedding venue

The Barwara Fort in Chauth Ka Barwara town of Sawai Madhopur is surrounded by scenic forests and overlooks Barwara lake and temple.

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New covid variant: GSK-Vir drug effective against all Omicron variants

The announcement came citing new data from early-stage studies.

Omicron Covid Variant: Omicron’s ‘stealth’ version, GSK treatment to Dr Fauci’s claim – Top 10 updates on new Coronavirus variant

How Dangerous is Omicron Virus? SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant: Though most of the mutations in this stealth version are quite similar to that of the Omicron variant, there is a particular genetic code, w

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Delhi pollution: Favourable wind speed improves air quality

The 24-hour average AQI stood at 255 at 4 pm on Tuesday. Neighbouring Faridabad (190), Ghaziabad (220), Greater Noida (136), Gurgaon (184) and Noida (180) also recorded improvement in their air qualit

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South Korea’s daily virus jump exceeds 7,000 for 1st time

More than 5,600 of the new 7,175 cases were reported in Seoul and the nearby metropolitan region, where a delta-driven surge has led to a shortage of hospital beds and strained an already depleted hea

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Coronavirus December 8 Highlights: India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 130 crore; Pfizer says Covid booster offers protection against Omicron

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Coronavirus Omicron India Live Updates: India records 8,439 new COVID-19 cases, 195 fatalities; US scientist Anthony Fauci says Omicron milder than previous variants

Serum Institute plans to cut monthly production of Covishield by 50%

The company has ramped up Covid-19 vaccine production and taken its capacity to 250 million doses a month in December 2021. SII has a stockpile of 500 million doses with them, which has a shelf life o

The country has administered 114.78 crore vaccines of the Covishield vaccines till date. SII has exported seven crore doses of the Covishield.

COVID-19: Serum Institute of India may halve Covishield monthly production amid demand slump

Poonawalla said the government has been informed and the company would wait for a few days for them to come back before deciding on its next course of action.

SII has written to the government to seek clarity on its requirement, if any, for normal two doses for eligible people in the country and also on booster doses. (File)

Delhi pollution: Air quality improves with increased wind speed

Neighbouring Faridabad (234), Ghaziabad (235), Greater Noida (174), Gurgaon (248) and Noida (212) recorded their air quality in the 'poor' to 'very poor' range.

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The top myths about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lungs are equally important as heart and brain, with time and age they can become less flexible and lose their strength which can make it more difficult to breathe.

COPD is caused by being exposed over time to irritants like gases and particulate matter, like cigarette smoke or chemical fumes and dust at work.
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