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  • Gilead analysis shows remdesivir reduced coronavirus death risk, more studies needed
    July 11 (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc said on Friday an analysis showed its antiviral remdesivir helped reduce the risk of death in severely ill COVID-19 patients, but cautioned that rigorous clinical trials were needed to confirm the benefit.   Remdesivir has been at the fore
  • Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne
    CHICAGO, July 11 (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a clash among medical experts over disease transmission that stretches back nearly a century - to the very origins of germ theory.   The Geneva-based World Health Organization acknowledged this week that the novel
  • New WHO guidance calls for more evidence on airborne transmission
    July 10 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Thursday released new guidelines on the transmission of the novel coronavirus that acknowledge some reports of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, but stopped short of confirming that the virus spreads through the ai
  • Why kids are often spared from severe COVID-19, reveals study
    New York, July 10 (IANS) Differences in lung physiology and immune function in children could be why they are more often spared from severe illness associated with COVID-19 than adults, say researchers.   According to the study, published in the journal 'American Journal of
  • COVID-19 brain complications found across the globe: Lancet
    London, July 9 (IANS) Cases of brain complications linked to Covid-19 are occurring across the globe, according to a new study, published in the journal The Lancet Neurology.   According to the researchers from the University of Liverpool in the UK, Covid-19 has been associated

FEATURED NEWS

  • It's 'Vocal for Local' in Rajasthan on Raksha Bandhan this year
    Jaipur, July 9 (IANS) The 'Raksha Bandhan' festival this year will be celebrated with local flavour in Rajasthan, as many organisations in the state are following the Prime Minister's call for 'Vocal for Local'.   They have started making handmade 'rakhis
  • PM Modi's visit to his village Nimo, comforts 1962 war veteran
    Nimo/Leh, July 9 (IANS) In a quaint little village with tall poplars swinging gently in the summer bloom against the bare lofty mountains, 1962 war veteran Tsering Tashi giggles with exuberance over the thought that Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his village just a week ago.  
  • US envoy admires Dalai Lama for seeking freedom for Tibetans
    Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Reaffirming Washington's continued support to the Tibetan cause, US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Ian Juster, on Monday greeted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on his 85th birthday by admiring his tireless efforts to seek freedom for Tibetans and bringi
  • 30,000 Indian troops in eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese
    By Aarti Tikoo Singh Leh, July 6 (IANS) Around 30,000 troops of Indian Army are in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LoC) in Ladakh, following the additional deployment of three brigades since the violent face-off last month.
  • We shall prevail
    BY R. K. PACHNANDA  IANS | July 4 Union Home Minister Amit Shah made a very profound and pertinent statement that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, we shall overcome the two "jung" of COVID-19 and China and win both battles.   Our visionary Prime

LIFE AND STYLE

  • Tahira Kashyap completes her fourth book during lockdown
    Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap Khurrana has completed her fourth book, "The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman", during the coronavirus lockdown.   "I've finally finished writing 'The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman' and it's
  • Hate desk job? It may be good for your mental health
    London, July 10 (IANS) People who work in jobs that require less physical activity - typically office and desk-based jobs - are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than those whose work is more physically active, according to a study.   Lack of physical activity and exe
  • Rising global temperature creates 'enormous challenge' for meeting climate goals
    New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least one degree Celsius above the levels it was before the industrial era in each of the ensuing five years and there is a chance that it may exceed 1.5 degrees in at least one year, according to an analysis pu
  • Home-schooling tips during COVID-19
    New Delhi, July 9 (IANSlife) Parenting could be hard during a pandemic, especially when your child's physical classes are on hold. If you are helping your child learn from home or home-schooling them, a few tips can make it a positive experience.   Priyam Saharia, a parentin
  • Aditi Rao Hydari: Dropping 'fair' from a beauty product takes us closer to inclusivity
    Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) A cosmetic brand recently dropped the word 'fair' from the name of their skin-whitening product that, till a while back, endorsed the idea of fair complexion as the parameter of beauty. Many celebrities have applauded the decision. Among them is actress Aditi