Delhi Central Ridge to be revived with native tree species to improve air quality and groundwater

The ridge is 7,700 hectares of reserved forest and its northern extension is densely populated by an invasive plant species brought during the colonial era but is not serving the purpose of being the

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Over 1.8 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India

Nearly 14 lakh (13,88,170) vaccine doses were given on Thursday, Day-48 of the vaccination drive (March 4).

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Save your money, eat what you love! How cloud kitchens are a smart way to order

As several travel-based surveys have indicated time and again, investing in technology enhances a guest's satisfaction and confidence.

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Reliance to cover COVID-19 vaccination costs for employees, families

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd will bear the cost of vaccinating its employees and their immediate family, totaling an estimated 12.2 lakh, as the oil-to-telecom conglomerate look

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COVID-19 antibodies, vaccines less effective against coronavirus variants: Study

COVID-19 antibody-based drugs and vaccines developed so far may become less effective as new variants of the novel coronavirus spread widely, according to a new study.

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Tourism in MP gets a boost! Now enjoy night safaris in three national parks; Details

Tourists can book their night safaris on the Wildlife Safari Reservation portal that is operated by the forest department of the state.

Hyderabad: More than half of city’s population now have COVID-19 antibodies

In a recently conducted seroprevalence survey in Hyderabad, it has been found that around 54 per cent of residents living in Hyderabad have already developed antibodies against COVID-19.


EU, Italy stop AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia

The move, affecting only a small number of vaccines, underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive and the shortfall of promised vaccine deliv

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COVID-19: India records 16,838 fresh cases, 113 more fatalities

The number of patients who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,08,39,894, the Union health ministry said on Friday.

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Japan to extend virus emergency for 2 weeks for Tokyo area

Japan's economic revitalization minister, Nishimura said the government has received preliminary approval from experts to extend the emergency through March 21 for Tokyo and three neighbouring prefect

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Pacific quake sets off tsunami, threat lifts in New Zealand

One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate coastal areas Friday.

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Path to NASA started way back watching Star Trek as a child, Indian-American Swati Mohan tells Biden

Mohan played a pivotal role in landing the US space agency's historic Perseverance rover on the Martian surface on February 18.

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UK regulator to fast-track vaccine updates to combat new Covid variants

The approach will be based on the tried and tested regulatory process used for seasonal flu vaccines, for which annual modifications are needed to match the strains circulating each year.


Powerful earthquake hits off northeast coast of New Zealand

New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency said it was still assessing whether the quake had triggered a tsunami that could affect the country.


Bengaluru and Shimla top Ease of Living Index 2020; Indore, NDMC best municipalities

A total of 111 cities were assessed during the surveying exercise, of which 49 have populations over 10 lakh, and 62 have populations below 10 lakh people.

Air quality deteriorates in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad

The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Thursday was 332 in Ghaziabad, 298 in Greater Noida, 302 in Noida, 312 in Faridabad and 218 in Gurgaon, according to CPCB’s Sameer app. 


UK coronavirus variant could spark resurgence of COVID-19 cases, study says

Estimates of its growth rate, disease severity, and impact are crucial for informing policy responses, according to the researchers.

They noted that as of February 15, the variant comprises roughly 95 per cent of new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the UK, and has now been identified in at least 82 countries, including India.

Khajuraho beyond Kamasutra: A potpourri of art, culture and spirituality

Khajuraho's artworks symbolically depict all the four goals of life given in the Hindu philosophy i.e., dharma, kama, artha and moksha.

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IIT Guwahati researchers design AI-based system to detect colorectal cancer using colonoscopy images

The multi-institutional team extracted the shape, texture and colour components through artificial intelligence algorithms using different filters.

Results of the work have recently been published in a prestigious journal belonging to the Nature group - Scientific Reports, according to a release issued by the institute.

Work-life balance becomes worse for working women during pandemic, finds survey

As per the report, 38.5 per cent of working women surveyed said they were adversely affected by the burden of added housework, childcare and eldercare while 43.7 per cent said that work-life balance h

The report was launched by not-for-profit firm Aspire for Her and Sustainable Advancements on Thursday. (Representative image/ File photo)

Mighty Cheetah to return! Work to reintroduce majestic cat to India underway, says Union Minister

Currently, the only surviving Cheetahs in the country live in the zoos.

Bilateral COVID-19 vaccine deals not good for COVAX, says WHO

Countries should not agree bilateral deals that undermine the international COVAX COVID-19 vaccine procurement facility, but they also have a responsibility to vaccinate frontline workers swiftly, WHO

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Indian scientists reveal new mutations, proteins of novel coronavirus

A study from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has identified multiple mutations and unique proteins in isolates of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


Solar-powered COVID-19 vaccines storage market sees new player with hybrid offering

Companies in India have not been new to solar-powered solutions in healthcare with some deploying off-grid solutions for a long time now.


UK, 4 nations fast-track review of modified COVID vaccines

Regulators in the UK and four other countries have announced new rules to fast-track the development of modified COVID-19 vaccines to ensure drugmakers can move swiftly to target emerging variants of

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Premium stay or discount deals? From vacation homes, wellness retreats to road trips!

Be it a staycation, workcation or even better a short family vacation, there are plenty of travel and accommodation options to choose from. But wondering how to start planning your travel schedule in

COVID-19: A chance for Indian PPE manufacturers to shine globally

When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020, the World Health Organisation estimated that the global healthcare industry would need an astounding 89 million masks, 78 million gloves and 1.6 mi

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