Monday, June 14, 2021

New Covid cases drop below 10K-mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
In a clear sign of the curve flattening, Karnataka's single-day Covid tally plunged below the 10,000-mark for the first time in over two months, while Covid fatalities also dropped below 200, the state health bulletin said on Tuesday. ... read..

Andhra reports 7,796 new Covid cases, 77 deaths
Amaravati | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
For the second consecutive day this week, Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday reported Covid numbers below the 10,000-mark. ... read..

Foreign-bound students, Olympic participants to be vaccinated in Goa
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Students and job seekers heading abroad and Tokyo Olympic Games-bound sportspersons in the 18-45 years age group will be allowed vaccination in Goa from Wednesday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday. ... read..

Centre fixes maximum charges for Covid jab at private hospitals
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Central government on Tuesday fixed the maximum price that private hospitals can charge for Covid vaccines, amid sharp allegations that people are being forced to pay a heavy amount to get a jab at private hospitals. ... read..

Oxfam partners Microsoft to support 9 Covid hit states in India
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Oxfam India and Microsoft joined hands on Tuesday to help strengthen the healthcare ecosystem to address the challenges that have come up with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India and also to prepare for a possible third wave. ... read..

Maha's Covid cases dip, deaths soar, Mumbai toll crosses 15K
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 death toll remained high and the Mumbai toll crossed the 15,000 mark though fresh infections stayed low, health officials said on Tuesday. ... read..

Patanjali's Coronil lands in row in Nepal, faces distribution ban
Kathmandu | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Coronil, the so-called immunity booster kit manufactured by yoga guru Ramdevs Patanjali group in India, has landed in a controversy in Nepal after the Himalayan nations Department of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine imposed a ban on its distribution. ... read..

Mucormycosis caseload crosses 1K-mark in TN: Minister
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Medical and Family Welfare minister Ma Subramanian has said that the mucormycosis (black fungus) cases in the state have crossed 1000. He was speaking to reporters at the Government Medical College hospital, Omandarur Estate, Chennai on Tuesda ... read..

Telangana extends lockdown for another 10 days
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The Telangana government on Tuesday decided to extend the lockdown for another 10 days but with an increased daily relaxation time. ... read..

60% students against using internal marks for Class XII score: Survey
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
While 80 per cent of Class XII students are relieved and pleased that the board examinations have been cancelled, nearly two-third of them are concerned about the use of internal school assessments to calculate results, a survey revealed on Tuesday. ... read..

AAP launches 'Jahaan Vote, Wahan Vaccine' campaign
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched a mass vaccination campaign by using the slogan - 'Jahaan Vote, Wahan Vaccine', on Tuesday. ... read..

67 Covid deaths reported late in Goa, Oppn demands probe (Ld)
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane should resign from their posts, in wake of 72 previously unreported Covid-related deaths in the state in private hospitals from August 2020 to May this year, the main opposition party in ... read..

No respite in Covid cases in Kerala, TPR hovers above 14%
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Kerala's Covid test positivity rate (TPR) continues to hover near the 15 per cent mark as 15,567 people turned positive on Tuesday from 1,09,979 samples was tested in the past 24 hours, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. ... read..

Telangana's Covid positivity rate drops further
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The Covid-19 positivity rate in Telangana dropped further to 1.42 per cent as the state reported 1,897 positive cases during the 24 hour period ending 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday. ... read..

G7 nations must donate Covid vax now or risk wasting: UNICEF
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Millions of Covid vaccines could be wasted if rich countries send large amounts of leftover doses to poorer nations in one go, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. ... read..

Gurugram hospitals told to reserve 50% ICU beds for Covid patients
Gurugram | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
In view of decline in Covid-19 cases in Gurugram, District Magistrate Yash Garg on Tuesday ordered all private and public hospitals to reserve 30 per cent of their total beds capacity in general category and 50 per cent beds in ICU/Ventilator for Covid-19 ... read..

1,184 new Covid cases, 11 deaths in J&K
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Eleven Covid related deaths and 1,184 new cases were reported in J&K during the last 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday. ... read..

44 crore more vaccine doses ordered by Health Ministry
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
After the Prime Minister announced free vaccination, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a fresh order for 25 crore doses of Covishield and 19 crore doses of Covaxin. ... read..

No data to show children will be seriously hit in next Covid waves: AIIMS chief
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
There is no data, either from India or globally, to show that children will be seriously infected in any subsequent Covid-19 waves, AIIMS, Delhi, Director Dr Randeep Guleria said on Tuesday. ... read..

Delhi's active Covid cases below 5K, lowest since March 24
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The number of active Covid cases in the national capital has come down to below 5,000 mark for the first time since March 24. On Tuesday, it reported 4,962 active cases, health officials said. ... read..

Milkha Singh's health shows continuous improvement
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh has shown continuous improvement for being treated for Covid-19, the PGI hospital here said on Tuesday. ... read..

More harmful algal bloom impacts emerge amid rising seafood demand
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
A first-ever analysis of harmful algal blooms (HAB) -- 9,500 recorded globally over 33 years -- shows the harm rising in step with the aquaculture industry, marine exploitation and coastal development launched by UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic ... read..

CAR T-cell therapy effective in treatment of rare cancer in children
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy has emerged as a breakthrough in cancer treatment. Clinical trials conducted globally have shown promising results in end stage patients, especially in patients suffering from Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia ... read..

'Our vaccines are effective on mutants seen in India'
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Our vaccines are effective on the mutants which have been seen in India till date, said India's top two Covid-19 experts: NITI Aayog Member (Health) V.K. Paul and AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria. ... read..

Agra hospital in controversy to be sealed, patients being shifted
Agra | Tuesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The Paras hospital in Agra is being sealed following the death of 22 patients reportedly due to a shortage of oxygen. ... read..

Govt cares more for headlines, not deadlines: Cong's latest jibe
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced free vaccines for all above 18 years of age, Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh alleged that the only concern of the government is for headlines and not deadlines. ... read..

Covid vax allocation now based on some criteria: Govt
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
From Tuesday onwards, Covid-19 vaccine doses provided free of cost by the Central government to states and the Union Territories (UTs) will be allocated based on criteria such as population, disease burden and the progress of vaccination. ... read..

Bihar's unlock process to begin from June 14
Patna | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Bihar will start the process of partially easing its lockdown measures from June 14 onwards, allowing markets to remain open till 5 pm. ... read..

Kerala HC asks Centre to spell out its new vax policy
Kochi | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The Kerala High Court has asked the central government to spell out its new vaccine policy on Wednesday. ... read..

Decoded: How Covid-19 aerosols travel through our lungs
Sydney | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
When we inhale isolated coronavirus particles, more than 65 per cent reach the deepest region of our lungs where damage to cells can lead to low blood oxygen levels, new research has discovered. ... read..

Aus state finds source of Covid variant
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Health authorities in the Australian state of Victoria, which is battling to contain the highly contagious B.1.6172 or the Delta Covid-19 variant, have found a genomic link to one of the positive cases. ... read..

Apple unveils watchOS 8, new health tools
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
To make it more user-friendly, Apple has unveiled watchOS 8, macOS Monterey and a new slate of health features for its users at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2021. ... read..

Bengal gears up to unlock in phases
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
With the Covid infection rate coming down below 10 per cent and the number of daily cases hovering around 5,000, the Mamata Banerjee government is mulling lifting of restrictions imposed on in West Bengal in phases. ... read..

Pak's Covid positivity rate drops below 3% this yr
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Amid strict measures and a vaccination drive against coronavirus, Pakistan has reported a Covid-19 positivity rate below 3 per cent for the first time in 2021, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Tuesday. ... read..

Gurugram admin screens over 3.98 lakh people in rural areas
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
During the second wave of Covid-19, the first phase of the door-to-door screening of 3,98,352 citizens has been completed across 165 villages in Gurugram district, administration officials said on Tuesday. ... read..

Covid vaccination gathers pace in Telangana
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Covid-19 vaccination gathered momentum in Telangana as more than 1.65 lakh people received the doses on Monday. ... read..

Chinese province reports 19 locally-transmitted Covid cases
Beijing | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
China's Guangdong province have registered 19 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases amid an ongoing resurgence, health authorities said on Tuesday. ... read..

Aditya Chopra initiates vax drive for Hindi film fraternity
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
A Covid vaccination drive for workers of the film industry has started at Yash Raj Films (YRF) studios, which aims to inoculate around 4000 workers in the first phase. ... read..

DYFI urges Puducherry govt to pay final-year MBBS students on Covid duty
Puducherry | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) - the CPI(M)'s youth wing - has urged the Puducherry government to provide monthly remuneration to the final-year MBBS students, who are engaged in Covid-related works. ... read..

UP minister orders probe into Agra 'mock drill' tragedy (Ld)
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh has ordered a probe into allegations that a private hospital in Agra turned off oxygen supply during an alleged mock drill, leading to the deaths of 22 patients. ... read..

US govt lab in 2020 concluded Covid-19 leaked from Wuhan: Report
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The US government's national laboratory had in a 2020 report on the origins of Covid-19 concluded that the virus leaked from a Chinese lab in Wuhan, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday citing people familiar with the classified document. ... read..

WHO warns against overpriced Covid vax
Geneva | Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned against the danger of buying overpriced Covid-19 vaccines from intermediaries, reminding countries to buy jabs certified by the WHO and make sure to identify the origin of the product. ... read..

Madurai Covid vax drive suspended due to shortage
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Vaccination for Covid-19 has been temporarily suspended in Madurai district due to the shortage of doses. The Tamil Nadu Health Department has not received any information regarding the arrival of new stock of vaccines and the resumption of inoculation in ... read..

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines cut infection risk by 91%: US CDC
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Taking two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's mRNA-based vaccines, authorised by the Food and Drug Administration, can reduce the risk of coronavirus infection by 91 per cent, according to a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prev ... read..

World Brain Tumour Day 2021: Here's how COVID affects the brain
New Delhi | June 8, 2021 5:14:24 PM IST
For those who think COVID-19 is a respiratory disorder, it's the time to think again. As days pass, it has been emerging as the biggest threat to trigger a huge range of neurological disorders. ... read..

US FDA approves new drug for Alzheimer's
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug, Aduhelm (aducanumab), for the treatment of Alzheimer's, a debilitating disease affecting 6.2 million Americans. ... read..

Day curfew lifted in all UP districts
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has completely lifted the day curfew in all the 75 districts. ... read..

Brain tumour patients must not delay taking Covid vax (June 8 is World Brain Tumour Day)
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Brain tumour patients undergoing chemotherapy should not delay taking Covid-19 vaccines as they are more vulnerable to the infection, say doctors. ... read..

Lucknow traders defy curfew, open shops
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Upset over the 50-day closure in the coronavirus-induced curfew, traders in several markets have now started defying the restrictions and opening their shops. ... read..

Schools in Japan's Okinawa close amid Covid surge
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Many schools in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa have closed temporarily in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 among young people, authorities said. ... read..

Now 'pink booths' for vaccinating women in UP
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has started special 'pink booths' for encouraging women to get themselves vaccinated against the Coronavirus. ... read..

After Mulayam's jab, vaccine politics begins in UP
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
When Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav took the Covid vaccine in a hospital in Gurugram on Monday, little did he foresee that it would unleash vaccine politics in Uttar Pradesh. ... read..

Maldives gives emergency approval to Moderna, J&J vaccines
Male | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The Maldives Food and Drug Administration (MFDA) has given emergency approval to the Covid-19 vaccines by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson as the island nation continues to battle the third wave of the pandemic. ... read..

At 86K new cases, India's daily count dips 1st time below 1L after 2 months
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
India on Tuesday logged 86,498 new Covid infections in 24 hours, less than one lakh cases for the first time in past 66 days, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said. ... read..

Ex-UK govt adviser warns of 3rd Covid wave 'evidence'
London | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
A former chief scientific adviser to the UK government has warned that the current Covid-19 figures were "evidence of another wave appearing". ... read..

Newborn operated upon for Black Fungus in Agra
Agra | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Doctors at Sarojini Naidu Medical College (SNMC) in Agra have successfully operated on a newborn who had symptoms of black fungus or Mucormycosis. ... read..

Thailand starts mass inoculation amid worst outbreak
Bangkok | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
Thailand has started a mass Covid-19 vaccination program with the aim to administer as many as 6 million shots in June amid efforts to stem its worst coronavirus outbreak since the onset of the pandemic last month. ... read..

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 173.5mn
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.73 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

ADHD medications may reduce suicidality risk in certain children: Study
Washington | June 8, 2021 12:14:37 PM IST
ADHD medications may lower suicide risk in children with hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, and other behavioural disorders, according to new research. ... read..

Study suggests defying body clock associated with depression, lower wellbeing
Washington | June 8, 2021 11:44:37 AM IST
People whose sleep pattern goes against their natural body clock are more likely to have depression and lower levels of wellbeing, according to a new study. ... read..

Spain opens doors to vaccinated visitors
Madrid | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 AM IST
Spain on Monday ended restrictions on travellers from outside of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen travel area who have a certificate to prove they have fully completed their vaccination procedure 14 days before travel. ... read..

Mandating vaccination could negatively impact voluntary compliance: Study
Washington | June 8, 2021 8:14:28 AM IST
Citizen opposition to COVID-19 vaccination has emerged worldwide, prompting pushes for mandatory vaccination policies. However, a new study based on evidence from Germany and on a model of the dynamic nature of people's resistance to COVID-19 vaccination ... read..

UK uses dating apps to encourage people to get Covid jabs
London | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 AM IST
Leading online dating apps have teamed up with the British government to encourage more adults to get Covid-19 vaccinations, the British Department of Health and Social Care said on Monday. ... read..

Oman reports 1,216 new Covid-19 cases, total up to 225,095
Muscat | Tuesday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
The Omani health ministry on Monday announced 1,216 new Covid-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 225,095, the official Oman News Agency reported. ... read..

Covid cases tally crosses 27-lakh mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
In spite of the daily positive cases declining, Covid tally in Karnataka crossed the 27-lakh mark while 340 patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Monday. ... read..

Mysore University research team develops affordable Covid testing kit
Mysuru | Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The University of Mysore (UoM) has jointly developed a self Covid detection kit in collaboration with Hyderabad-based Lorven Biologics Private Limited. ... read..

Guj Toyota dealer offers to convert 200 Innovas into ambulances
Gandhinagar | Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
A Toyota vehicle distributor in Gujarat is ready to convert 200 Innova Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPVs) into ambulance vans at a subsidised cost and provide them to MLAs, MPs and hospitals to use for benefit of rural residents. ... read..

Congress to step up free vaccination drive in Karnataka
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Congress would expand its free vaccination drive across Karnataka by involving its various wings, so as to protect as many people as possible from Covid, its state President D.K. Shivakumar said on Monday. ... read..

Raj announces Unlock-2 guidelines, markets to open till 4 p.m.
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
The Rajasthan government on Monday announced the Unlock-2 guidelines which shall be implemented from Tuesday. ... read..

Yediyurappa unveils 56-bed ICU in B'luru hospital for Covid care
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday unveiled a 56-bed intensive care unit facility at the state-run Sir C.V. Raman Hospital in Bengaluru for treating Covid patients. ... read..

Delhi to prepare list of children who lost parents to Covid-19
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Department of Women and Child Development (WCD) under the Delhi government will prepare a list of children who lost one or both their parents due to the Covid-19 pandemic, WCD Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said on Monday. ... read..

Govt decided to provide free vaccines after SC's rap: Congress
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Congress on Monday contended that the Narendra Modi government's decision to provide free vaccines to all above 18 years of age was taken after the Supreme Court pulled it up and questioned its vaccine policy. ... read..

SOPs issued for vaccination of people going abroad to study/work
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Following several requests for second dose of vaccines from people planning to travel abroad, the Centre on Monday issued guidelines to states and Union Territories to provide vaccines to such people who have completed 28 days of their first dose. ... read..

If vaccines are free, why should pvt hospitals charge for them: Rahul to PM
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced free vaccination for all above 18 years of age, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned him saying if vaccines are free for all, why should private hospitals charge for them. ... read..

SC frowns on Delhi, Bengal for not sharing info of kids orphaned amid Covid
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the West Bengal government to comply with its order in connection with collection of and uploading data on children who were either orphaned or are under distress amid Covid on the National Commission for Protection of Ch ... read..

Delhi gets Covaxin stock for 18-44, to use it for 2nd dose
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The Delhi government has received 40,000 doses of Covaxin from the Centre for the 18-44 age group, but this will be administered only as the second dose, AAP lawmaker Atishi said on Monday. ... read..

Andhra reports 4,873 new Covid cases
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh reported its lowest Covid tally in many months as the state recorded just 4,873 new Covid cases and 86 deaths during the 24-hour period ending 9 a.m. Monday, officials said. ... read..

WHO releases handbook to measure foodborne disease burden
Geneva | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday released a handbook to help countries measure their foodborne disease burden and identify food safety system needs. ... read..

J&K sees lowest Covid tally, toll since 2nd wave began
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
J&K on Monday saw 977 Covid cases and 16 deaths, in the lowest numbers recorded since the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic. ... read..

3rd Covid wave can be prevented, says V.K. Paul
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
NITI Aayog's Member (Health) V.K. Paul on Monday expressed hope that the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic can be prevented by following appropriate behaviour instructed by the government. ... read..

Delhi reports 231 new Covid cases, lowest since March 2
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
The national capital on Monday reported 231 fresh cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the lowest since March 2, officials said. ... read..

India reports over 28K mucormycosis cases till date: Govt
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
A total of 28,252 cases of mucormycosis have been reported in India so far from 28 states in which 86 per cent have a history of Covid-19 infections and 62.3 per cent of diabetes, the Central government said on Monday. ... read..

'Covid-19 pathogen has genetic footprint never observed in natural coronavirus' (Ld)
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
"The Science Suggests a Wuhan Lab Leak", as per an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by two leading US experts. ... read..

Free Covid vax to 18 plus age group from June 21: Modi
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
As the second wave of coronavirus has been indicating a declining trend in India for the last few days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that all Indians above 18 years of age will be administered free Covid-19 vaccine from June 21. ... read..

Telangana focuses on five districts with most Covid cases
Hyderabad | Monday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Monday directed Collectors of five districts to prepare a plan to check the spread of Covid-19. ... read..

Tech firms continue Covid relief work as cases subside
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Cloud software firm Salesforce on Monday announced $1.1 million donation to United Way of Hyderabad, Concern India Foundation, Rise Against Hunger India and Youth for Seva, to support the Covid response across India. ... read..

Gurugram to soon launch portal for Covid info
Gurugram | Monday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The residents of Gurugram will no longer have to visit different websites for information related to Covid-19. ... read..

Punjab to prioritise vax to students travelling abroad
Chandigarh | Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Students wanting to go abroad for studies from Punjab will now be prioritised in the vaccination process for the 18-45 group, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced this on Monday. ... read..

Punjab extends statewide curbs till June 15, gives some relaxations
Chandigarh | Monday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Adopting a graded approach to reopening, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered extension of Covid-19 statewide restrictions to June 15 with certain relaxations, including allowing opening of shops till 6 p.m. and private offices function ... read..

Unique Disability ID card also allowed for getting Covid shot
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
With a view to facilitate access to vaccination for persons with disabilities, the Central government on Monday directed all states and Union Territories (UTs) to include the Unique Disability Identification (UDID) card in the list of prescribed photo ide ... read..

How globetrotters increase spread of microbial resistance
New York | Monday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
People who travel around the globe are likely to pick up numerous genes that promote microbial resistance, which can then spread when travellers return home, and potentially initiate a bacterial outbreak, suggests a new research. ... read..

Gold coin, fridge for vaccine takers in this Bihar district
Patna | Monday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
The Sheohar district administration in Bihar has decided to give gold coins and other home appliances to those who take corona vaccine and are 45 years of age and above. ... read..

Polling booths in Delhi to be turned into vax centres: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
While the Delhi government's 'door-to-door' ration delivery scheme is a fresh political flashpoint between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Centre, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has decided to use his flagship scheme for vaccination drive in the nationa ... read..

Chennai medicos asked to give details of persons buying fever drugs
Chennai | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) on Sunday asked all medical shops and pharmacies in the city to mandatorily report the details of persons buying fever drugs Paracetamol or Azithromycin. ... read..

Herbal sanitiser units in rural interiors of UP
Lucknow | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) in Lucknow will help set up herbal sanitizer manufacturing units in rural parts of the state. ... read..

Plea in SC to seek postponement of AIIMS PG test amid Covid
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking to postpone postgraduate entrance test being conducted by AIIMS on June 16 and termed the schedule of the exam an utter disregard to the assurance given by the Prime Minister's Office while postponing the ... read..

Andhra extends partial curfew, reduces curfew timings
Amaravati | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Even as Covid cases have been gradually declining over the past week, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to play safe, and extend the partial curfew by another 10 days -- from June 11 to June 20. ... read..

TN 2nd Sero survey shows 23% sample have Covid-19 antibodies
Chennai | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Twenty three per cent of the people who were part of the second sero survey conducted by Tamil Nadu government were found to have IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 virus or simply Covid-19. ... read..

PM Modi to address the nation at 5 p.m. today
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 5 p.m. on Monday at a time when there is declining trend in cases of Covid-19 in the country after a deadly second wave in April-May. ... read..

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