Chandigarh eases Covid restrictions, shops to remain open till 7 pm

During a review meeting on Tuesday, the city administration decided to impose the nigh curfew between 10:30 pm and 5 am. Earlier, it used to be on from 10 pm to 5 am.


Amid unlock, doctors warn of ‘worse than second wave’ situation if norms not followed

Market association representatives and management staff at malls claimed, all precautions were being taken and Covid safety rules being adhered to.

Mumbai: No new COVID-19 case reported in Dharavi for second day

Dharavi's COVID-19 caseload remained unchanged at 6,861, of which 6,491 patients have already recovered and discharged from hospitals, the official said.

Spread over 2.5 sq km and housing a mix of shanties and micro industrial units, Dharavi is home to almost 6.5 lakh people.

Plant a tree and get your lungs tested with ESDS’ AA+ testing solution

An AI/ML based tool that detects lung abnormalities caused due to Coronavirus or any other respiratory ailment, AA+ helps detect it from the patient’s chest X-ray within a few minutes.

Sky survey of stars: How PASIPHAE instrument would help scientists look into sudden expansion of universe

PASIPHAE is being developed by a team led by an Indian astronomer.

Almost 85 pc decline in daily Covid cases since highest reported peak on May 7: Govt

On the Delta plus variant of Covid, the government said that it has been around since March and it is not yet a variant of concern'. "We have to learn more about it and track its progress," it said.

During the second wave of the pandemic, the government said, about 11.62 per cent cases were seen in the below 20 years age group, while it was 11.31 per cent during the first wave.

COVID-19 vaccination coverage: Tribal districts performing better than national average

As per the data available on Co-WIN as on June 3, the gender ratio for people vaccinated is also better in tribal districts. The vaccination per million population (10 lakh) in tribal districts is 1,7

Out of the total 69,995 vaccination centres so far classified by states on Co-WIN as rural or urban, 49,883 vaccination centres or 71 per cent are located in rural areas, the ministry said.

Over 1.05 crore Covid vaccine doses available with states, UTs; more in pipeline: Govt

A total of 1,05,61,861 Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.

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The power of grandmothers finding their families again

Thanks to the tireless work of the Mothers and the Argentine Government since the restoration of democracy in 1983, 130 cases of girls and boys have already been solved and their identity restored.

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India confirms first death following COVID-19 vaccination

According to a report by the National AEFI Committee, a 68-year-old man died due to anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) after being vaccinated on March 8, 2021.

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Bharat Biotech says Covaxin at Rs 150 per dose ‘not sustainable’, experts differ

Talking about the higher pricing of Covaxin for private sector players, the company said this is purely due to fundamental business reasons.

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Vaccine delivery through drones: Telangana to test feasibility, ICMR seeks bids from UAV operators.

State and Centre governments are exploring different ways to accelerate the vaccination process especially in remote areas where healthcare infrastructure is weak and delivering vaccines is difficult.

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Domestic travel eased for vaccinated individuals! These states, UTs allow entry to people with vaccination certificates

COVID-19 travel restrictions: Some states and UTs have decided to allow vaccinated air passengers to arrive at their states without needing a mandatory negative RT-PCR test report.

Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines protect against Delta variant: Lancet study

Researchers at Public Health Scotland and the University of Edinburgh, UK, found that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine offered better protection against the Delta variant compared to the Oxford-AstraZeneca

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Not so green: The myth of the biodegradable sanitary pads

Made of corn starch, banana fibre or bamboo pulp several new niche pad brands have joined what is being called a 'nation-wide revolution’ to do away with plastic periods.

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Covid-19 and Venous Stroke: Everything you need to know

Stroke is one such complication which is reported to occur in association with Covid-19 and is associated with higher morbidity and mortality.

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Generation Z’s search for identity in the world of social media

Every stage of technological advancement across human history has impacted the generation of users, but the graph of recent advancements has been a steep one.

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Delhi unlock: Liquor not allowed to be served in hotels, restaurants, clarifies Excise dept

With a significant improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the national capital, liquor shops and restaurants that were closed after the imposition of lockdown in April have reopened now.

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Report of 6th sero-survey submitted to Delhi government

The survey was started by the Delhi government on April 12, but was shortened after six-seven days, the officials said. Maulana Azad Medical College had provided technical support for it.

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Covid-19: Novavax says vaccine shows 90% efficacy

The company said the vaccine had 93% efficacy against predominantly circulating variants of concern and variants of interest. There was an 11% efficacy in high-risk populations and 100% efficacy again

This vaccine was scheduled for a September 2021 launch in India. The Indian government expects to get 20 crore doses of this vaccine from SII.

Co-Win system not hacked, says RS Sharma

Dr R S Sharma, chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (EGVAC), clarified that the claims of so-called hackers on the dark web, relating to alleged hacking of the Co-WIN system and d

The system now allowed for correction in name of the vaccinated in the vaccine certificate and two lakh mistakes had been corrected so far.

Parts of north India to wait little longer for monsoon as IMD predicts its slow progress

The southwest monsoon reaches west Rajasthan by the first week of July. The region is also its last outpost in the country to cover. It reaches northwest Rajasthan late and also withdraws from there e


Over 25.87 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India

It said 20,99,621 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group received the first dose, while 1,16,326 got the second dose of the vaccine on Monday.


CISF takes over security of Covaxin manufacturer Bharat Biotech’s H’bad campus

The force will now control access to the facility and its armed troops,  including a vehicle-borne quick response team (QRT), will be stationed at vantage positions in case of a terrorist attack or s

The CISF flag was unfurled on the Bharat Biotech campus.

Single dose of COVID-19 vaccine sufficient for already infected people: Study

This will significantly help at a time when theres a shortage of vaccine in the country and more people can be covered using the saved doses, Dr Reddy said.


Centre to provide over 96,490 Covid vaccine doses to states, UTs in next 3 days

Over 26.68 crore (26,68,36,620) vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union Territories so far through the Government of India and direct state procurement category. Of this, the total consum

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the states and UTs by providing them COVID-19 vaccines free of cost.

COVID-19: Kerala logs 7,719 new cases, 161 deaths

Active case stood at 1,13,817. As many as 16,743 people have been cured, taking the total recoveries to 26,10,368. Among the districts, Thiruvananthapuram recorded the highest number of positive cases

As many as 5,25,331 people are in quarantine, including 30,052 in hospitals, it said.
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