KVIC’s KAAM to generate 1000s of jobs, make India ‘Atmanirbhar’ in Agarbatti production

Khadi Agarbatti Aatmanirbhar Mission (KAAM): Union Minister for MSME Nitin Gadkari has approved a unique employment generation program proposed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission

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How to face challenges of COVID-19: UNICEF releases guidance documents for faith-based organisations

The release of these documents is part of the Multi-Religious Faith-in-Action COVID-19 Initiative which was launched in April 2020 in an effort to raise awareness of the impacts of this pandemic, and

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ICMR plans to set up registry of hospitalised COVID-19 patients

The ICMR in collaboration with the Health Ministry and the AIIMS is planning to set up the National Clinical Registry which will help researchers and policy makers understand effectiveness of investig

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Coronavirus in India: COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 65.44%; fatality rate drops further to 2.13%

There are 5,67,730 active cases of the coronavirus infection, which is the "actual caseload" of COVID-19 for the country presently and account for 32.43 per cent of the total cases, it said.

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Scientists study coronavirus outbreaks among minks in Europe

The virus that first infected people in China late last year came from an animal source, probably bats, and later spread from person to person, as other coronaviruses had done in the past.

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IMD plans to use artificial intelligence in weather forecasting

The IMD has invited research groups who can study how artificial intelligence (AI) be used for improving weather forecasting and the Ministry of Earth Sciences is evaluating their proposals, Mohapatra

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Coronavirus: Scientists find process to eliminate COVID-19 from used N95 masks and reuse

Scientists may have found the solution to the problem of shortage of N95 masks amid the Coronavirus pandemic by making them re-usable.

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COVID-19: Pakistan reports 553 new patients, tally stands at 279,669

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in its update on the second day of Eid al-Adha reported that six more people lost their lives due to the contagion, taking the death toll to 5,976.

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Coronavirus: A2a variant of virus most prevalent in India

The scientists who worked on the report have also claimed that the clampdown on the movement of people from different countries and across different states during the nationwide lockdown might have al

She also said that it is not possible to know at this moment which strain is more virulent and more study needs to be done on the topic.

Rains lash Aurangabad, Solapur, Pune in Maharashtra

The IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pune, Kolhapur, Sangli, Beed, Latur and Osmanabad districts from Monday to Wednesday.

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Self-medication with borrowed prescriptions adding to COVID crisis, say doctors

A teacher at a private institute in Barasat near Kolkata admitted that he refrained from undergoing a test despite symptoms of the viral disease, and instead collected a prescription from a friend, a

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Coronavirus: Good news for Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai; COVID-19 transmission rate drops below 1

The rate of Coronavirus transmission has dropped below 1 for the first time since the start of COVID-19 outbreak.

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UP Cabinet minister Kamal Rani dies due to COVID-19

Kamal Rani is the first minister in Uttar Pradesh to die after contracting coronavirus. She was 62.

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Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan: Yogi to visit Ayodhya today to take stock

Senior BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, who has been associated with the Ram Janmabhoomi movement for decades told ANI that it is apt and incumbent upon the Chief Minister of the state to oversee the prepara

Coronavirus India Update: COVID-19 cases in India cross 17-lakh mark; death toll at 37,364

Coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 17-lakh mark. According to the Union Health Ministry data

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NASA astronauts aim for Florida coast to end SpaceX flight

NASA's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken bid farewell to the three men left behind as their SpaceX Dragon capsule undocked and headed toward a Sunday afternoon descent by parachute into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Odisha allows private labs to conduct COVID-19 tests

The department issued a separate set of guidelines for conducting sample tests both under Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR. The private health establishments have to abide by the ICMR norms.

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Second round of sero survey begins in Delhi, extended till August 7

Originally a five-day exercise from August 1-5 that began with four districts on Saturday, it will span all districts and cover various demographic segments.

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Delhi now 12th in country in active COVID-19 cases category, says Satyendar Jain

"Delhi now stands at the 12th position in the country. It was on the second position a month-and-a-half ago. The number of active cases in Delhi now stands at 10,705 (as on Friday)," Jain told reporte

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Looking beyond the Pandemic: Reshaping healthcare in the aftermath of Covid-19

The current outbreak should be a wake-up call, as it exploits our country’s vulnerabilities associated with income inequality, health disparities, and our slowness to recognize threats.

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A Wall Street View of Rural India: A book provides a reality check on rural India’s growth story

Another revelation by Sahgal pertains to the extended leverage of this sector and the loan waivers, which are politically motivated.

A file photo of a farmer ploughing his field near Hajipur, Bihar (Bloomberg Image)

The Room Where It Happened: Former US NSA exposes the frailties of the Trump administration

Former US national security adviser exposes the frailties of the Trump administration, but falls woefully short in providing an analysis of backroom dealings and policy decisions

US President Donald Trump. White House has lately seen numerous exits on the whims and fancies of the chair and those closest to it (Bloomberg Image)

Whale done! Whales can teach us a thing or two about friendships, social bonds and social distancing too

Whales can teach us a thing or two about friendships, social bonds and social distancing too

A recent study by the Florida Atlantic University analysed the relationship between group behaviours, dynamics and kinship of beluga whales in 10 locations across the Arctic.

The phoenix rises: Here are some bird species that have risen from the dead

The Aldabra white-throated rails have reappeared through iterative evolution. It is known to be the last flightless bird in the Indian Ocean.

This process of evolution is known as iterative evolution.

The green plate: There’s a renewed thrust on plant-based diets and meat alternatives across the globe today

With meat consumption coming under heavy scrutiny in the wake of the pandemic, there’s a renewed thrust on plant-based diets and meat alternatives across the globe today

McDonald's plant-based PLT burger; health experts suggest increasing intake of foods like brown rice, carrots, turmeric, quinoa, among other things

NASA astronauts face final leg of SpaceX test flight: Coming home with a rare splashdown

NASA said the weather looks favourable for a Sunday afternoon splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City, Florida. It will be the first splashdown for astronauts in 45 years.

Weather Alert: IMD issues yellow alert for 10 districts in Kerala 

The IMD website also indicates the formation of a low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal towards the later part of the first week of August and says its likely to intensify over northwest bay o

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