India is close to turning the pandemic tide: Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII), expects the world to go back to the pre-Covid times by this time next year

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Govt appeals to people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as India nears 100-crore jabs landmark

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had earlier said that announcements will be made on airplanes, ships, metros and at railway stations when India achieves its target of administering 100 crore d

Govt appeals to people to get vaccinated against Covid as India nears 100-crore jabs landmark

Failure to limit global warming a death sentence: Maldives minister

A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said earlier this year that the world is likely to exceed the 1.5 C increase in the 2030s, earlier than expected.


Agreements signed with 11 countries for mutual recognition of Covid vaccines: Govt

Revised guidelines for international arrivals were released on Wednesday. These fresh rules supersede all guidelines issued on the subject on and after February 17, 2021, the ministry said.

They shall self monitor their health for 14 days post arrival, according to the revised guidelines.

COVID-19: Corona night curfew lifted in Uttar Pradesh

"On directions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Corona curfew between 11 PM to 6 AM) is being lifted in the state," Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish Kumar Awasthi said here. The order in th

The state reported 11 fresh cases on Wednesday and there are 112 active cases, a senior health official said, adding that 16,87,048 patients have recovered from the virus till now.

Delhi sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, zero fatality; positivity rate dips to 0.04%

Delhi was hit by a brutal second wave of the pandemic in April-May, which claimed a massive number of lives daily, and the oxygen supply shortage issue at various hospitals had added to the woes.

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Govt looking to vaccinate country’s entire adult population by year-end: MoS Health Bharati Pravin Pawar

The minister highlighted that in working towards the goal of achieving universal health coverage, the government launched the world's largest public funded health care programme, the 'Ayushman Bharat

The National Medical Commission and Paramedical Council have been key achievements in the field of medical education, she said.

Delhi air pollution monitoring gets boost with new Decision Support System

Despite several interventions by the state government, including the odd-even formula for vehicles, the city’s air quality continues to decline during the winter months.

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Govt issues revised guidelines for international passengers coming to India; check details

Thermal screening would be carried out in respect of all the passengers by the health officials present at the airport. The self-declaration form filled online shall be shown to the airport health sta

Travellers coming from these countries who are fully vaccinated and 15 days have elapsed since completion of COVID-19 vaccination schedule, they shall be allowed to leave the airport and shall self monitor their health for 14 days post arrival, according to the revised guidelines.

Covid-19: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand under-reported cases, deaths, new study finds

Project: Jeevan Raksha Convenor Mysore Sanjeev told IE Online that several states seemed to have artificially deflated cases and deaths, particularly during the past three months.

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Over 102.4 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states: Centre

More than 10.78 crore (10,78,72,110) balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states, it added.

Heavy rainfall, landslides, cuts off highway linking Gangtok, flooding in low lying North Bengal areas

Siliguri Police Commissioner Gaurav Sharma said vehicles have been diverted to another route owing to the damage to the bridge, while motorcyclists and pedestrians have been allowed to use it.

Nainital tourists venture out, respite from rain after two days

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami undertook a tour of the affected areas including Khatima, Almora and Champawat by road after his helicopter could not take off from Haldwani due to technical reasons

Southwest monsoon to withdraw completely from country around Oct 26: IMD

There will be rainfall activity over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, coastal and south interior Karnataka during October 20-24, the IMD said.

Delhi’s air pollution, stubble burning menace finds cure? Thousands of farmers trying PUSA bio-decomposer to solve stubble problem

Bengaluru-based AgTech startup tied up with the IARI to provide the PUSA bio-decomposer for free to famers in Kaithal, Karnal, Ambala, Sirsa, and Kurukshetra

Flights to soon connect Kushinagar with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata

As many as 54 new airports have come up in the last 7 years, the minister said while speaking at the inaugural event for the Kushinagar International airport.

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Abu Dhabi’s warm welcome to Indian travellers! How to enjoy tourist attractions in the UAE capital through the Abu Dhabi Green Pass

Travelling abroad is gradually witnessing an uptick despite the pandemic. For Indian travellers, Abu Dhabi has always been one of the popular and safe leisure destinations.

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Inaugural flight from Sri Lanka to Kushinagar takes off; Waskaduwa relics arrive on the flight

Sources confirmed to Financial Express Online that diplomats from 12 countries were present during the ceremony.


Will Air India’s beautiful art collection also go to the Tatas? Here’s what we know

There are no official estimates about the worth of the collection, and it is notable that the collection expanded alongside the airline.

Kerala floods: Govt sounds alarm in landslide-prone areas as state braces for heavy rain

The chief minister added that the respective district administrations had been directed to compulsorily shift people living in unfit houses and close to riverbanks.

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Uttarakhand rain: Worst likely over, rainfall activity to shift eastwards, IMD says

The meteorological station in Mukteshwar recorded 340 mm rainfall during the 24-hour period — the highest since the station started recording data in 1897.

Uttarakhand Rain

WHO chief discusses Covaxin, resumption of AstraZeneca vaccine supplies to COVAX facility with Health Minister Mandaviya

“Had a call with @mansukhmandviya, India's Health Minister, to discuss #India's ongoing #COVID19 vaccination programme; the need for a global pandemic agreement; digital health; & traditional medici

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South African regulator rejects Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, or SAHPRA, said in a statement Tuesday that the request for Sputnik V to be authorized could ?not be approved at this time,? referring to past f

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India lags nations in fully vaccinating population

According to the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Centre, the United Arab Emirates tops the list with 87.26% of its population vaccinated fully, followed by Portugal, Malta, Si

Another 23.83 crore doses would be needed for administering at least the first dose to the unvaccinated adults. If children are included, the country would need another 25 crore doses for its 12 crore children.

Restaurants and eateries in Maharashtra can function till midnight: Govt

The BMC said the provisions mentioned in the Maharashtra government's notification under "Break the Chain" guidelines will be applicable "as it is" till further orders.


Second wave of pandemic not receded yet, third wave feared post-Diwali: Maha health minister

Maharashtra reported 1,485 COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest daily count in more than 17 months, and 27 deaths, taking the infection tally to 65,93,182 and the toll to 1,39,816, as per the state he


Over 300 people rescued from flood-affected Uttarakhand: NDRF

The NDRF has deployed 15 teams in the state, where 16 people have died in rain-related incidents so far.

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