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  • India sees highest 1-day spike of over 49k Covid cases in 24 hrs
    New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India on Monday registered the highest single-day spike of almost 50,000 (49,931) fresh novel coronavirus cases taking the total tally to over 14.35 lakh cases while with 708 new deaths, total fatalities crossed 32,771, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. According to the latest data, the total number of cases in India reached 14,35,453 of which 32,771 people have died while 9,17,568 people have recovered. The total number of active cases
  • SRMIST provides options for students to study abroad with SAT Scores
    Kattankulathur, July 26 (MExN): The SRM Institute of Science and Technology – SRMIST(formerly known as SRM University), Chennai, as a member of the India Global Higher Education Alliance of the US based College Board that conducts the SAT examinations, is offering attractive scholarships of up to 35% for students with SAT scores, a press release from the institute informed.   The offers include transfer /twining programme where the students get study final 2 years abroad
  • UP, Bihar worst in Covid reporting across India: Stanford study
    New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Researchers from the Stanford University have found that while Karnataka has done good Covid-19 data reporting, states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have fared the worst across India. The study, published in the preprint repository ‘medRxiv', found a disparity in the quality of Covid-19 data reporting across India. According to the researchers, transparent and accessible reporting of Covid-19 data is critical for public health efforts. "
  • Bihar floods: 10 dead in deluge, over 10 lakh affected; 22 NDRF teams deployed
    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI):  As many as 10 people lost their lives in the Bihar floods as heavy rains lash the state. Over 10 Lakh people have been affected in ten districts across the state, and nearly 16,000 others have been shifted to shelter homes. Now, floodwater has entered Darbhanga-Samastipur main road connecting both districts near Dilahi village here creating traffic issues on the stretch. According to the department, 22 teams of the National Disaster Response For
  • Record 36,145 COVID-19 patients recover in 24 hrs
    New Delhi, July 26 (PTI): As many as 36,145 patients have recuperated from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, the highest recorded in a day, pushing the recovery rate to 63.92 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Sunday. The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.31 per cent, the ministry said. The total recoveries has surged to 8,85,576 so far, as India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 13,85,522 on Sunday. More patients are recovering and their total number e
  • PM sends China a message, cites Pak fate at Kargil
    New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemingly took a sharp and veiled swipe at China while referring to "land grab" efforts by Pakistan during the Kargil War and its final fate. Using Sanskrit phrases, Modi in his signature style, sent out a word of caution to the dragon while talking about "backstabbing" by Pakistan. Addressing his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat' on the occasion of 21st anniversary of Kargil War victory, the Pri
  • 'Second wave of Covid in Delhi not as big as first one'
    New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Delhi was hit by a sharp first wave of coronavirus, which confined people to their homes, closed businesses and forced a drastic change in their lifestyle. The dip in the curve of new infections on a daily-basis at an aggregate level seems to be offset to an extent and it appears the first wave may be over. The second wave will not be massive like the first wave of what we saw in Delhi for example, and it will be quarter to the tenth in size, said Professor
  • Think of frontline workers before removing masks in public, says PM
    New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The threat of coronavirus is not yet over, cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday through his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' radio address. He said that before removing masks in public, Indians should think of frontline health workers who have been working diligently since March. Modi reiterated that wearing a mask may be uncomfortable, but is it crucial to defeat the pandemic. The Prime Minister also said that staying vigilant is extremely imp
  • With over 48,000 cases, India's COVID-19 tally climbs to 13,85,522
    New Delhi, July 26 (PTI): With 48,661 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 13,85,522 on Sunday, while the recoveries mounted to 8,85,576, according to the Union health ministry data. The COVID-19 death toll in the country rose to 32,063 with 705 fatalities being recorded in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed. There are 4,67,882 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country.Thus, around 63.92 per cen
  • Bihar floods: NDRF teams rescue over 3,500 people
    Patna, July 25 (IANS) As many as 21 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed across 12 flood-affected districts in Bihar, rescuing more than 3,500 people. Following the breach in the embankments in east Champaran and Gopalganj districts, NDRF teams reached there to carry out relief and rescue operations. The river embankment, near Bhawanipur village in east Champaran, was breached on July 23-24 night due to the surging flood waters of the Gandak river. As soo
  • Over 8,200 Maha cops infected by COVID-19
    New Delhi, July 25 (PTI): Over 8,200 police personnel have contracted coronavirus infection in Maharashtra so far, while 93, including seven officers, have succumbed to it, an official said on Saturday. As per official data, more than 8,200 personnel tested positive for coronavirus while implementing prohibitory orders, of which 6,314 recovered from the infection. A total of 1,1611 infected personnel, including 214 officers, are currently recuperating at various hospitals, the of
  • Centre suggests Ayushman Bharat, CGHS rates for Covid-19 treatment
    New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Centre in a report in the Supreme Court has proposed that state governments may consider Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY or CGHS rates as the benchmark basic rates for the treatment of coronavirus patients. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in the report in the Supreme Court gave suggestions for cost-effective treatment of Covid-19 patients after convening a stakeholders meeting following the court's direction on July 14. "States
  • MP CM tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to hospital
    Bhopal, July 25 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been admitted to a hospital here after he tested positive for coronavirus. Chouhan has been taken to Chirayu Hospital, a dedicated facility for the treatment of Covid patients in the capital city. Lokendra Parashar, in-charge of the BJP's media department, said that Chouhan himself said that he wanted to be treated in Chirayu Hospital. Parashar said the Chief Minister has chosen this hospital as
  • India's corona fatality rate down to 2.35%
    New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Even as India's total novel coronavirus cases has crossed 13 lakh, the fatality rate has registered a sharp decline to 2.35 per cent, one of the lowest in the world, says the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data. Sharing the data on Saturday, the Ministry said it could be possible because of "effective and standardised clinical management protocols based on holistic standard of care approach" adopted in the country. The case fatality
  • IIT Kharagpur's portable device can test Covid for Rs 400
    New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur on Saturday said its researchers have developed a portable diagnostic device that can detect Covid-19 infection in 60 minutes at an estimated cost of Rs 400. This entire non-invasive saliva-based test can be conducted in an ultra-low-cost portable enclosure as an alternative to specialised laboratory equipment, IIT Kharagpur said. The technology essentially deploys a disposable simple paper-strip for chemical anal
  • MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for Covid-19
    Bhopal, July 25 (IANS): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj singh Chouhan has tested positive for Covid-19. This information was shared by himself on his Twitter handle. In the tweet, Chouhan wrote, "My dear people, I was having symptoms of #COVID19, after the test my report has come positive. I appeal to all my colleagues that whoever has come in contact with me, get corona test done. People close to me must move to quarantine." In another tweet, Chouhan said, "
  • Priyanka Gandhi temporarily shifts to Gurugram
    Gurugram, July 25 (IANS): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to shift to a penthouse in Gurugram's Aralia residential complex. She visited the penthouse and spent the night there. Sources said that she may shift here after vacating the government bungalow in Lutyens' Delhi. Priyanka stayed here in her penthouse located at sector 43 on Golf Course Road on Friday night. The property is owned by her husband and businessman Robert Vadra. Following h
  • India adds nearly 1L more cases within 48 hours
    New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Even as India races to develope a cure for the Covid-19 virus, and despite all safety protocalls in place for the last four months to contain the pandemic outbreak, the number of infectees are increasing drastically each day. A total of 48,916 fresh cases were reported on Saturday after 49,310 on Friday taking the total to 98,226 -- touching almost a lakh in less than two days. In the last 24 hours, 787 people succumbed to the deadly virus, as there is a hu
  • India and China agree to speed border troop pull back, says New Delhi
    NEW DELHI, July 24 (Reuters) - Indian and Chinese diplomats agreed on Friday to a fast pull back of troops eyeballing each other across a disputed border in the western Himalayas where 20 Indian soldiers died in a clash last month, the Indian government said. There were no shots fired during the June 15 fighting in the Galwan Valley of India's Ladakh region when the Indian soldiers were beaten with rocks and clubs, but it still marked the worst clash in decades between Asia'
  • India's first Covid vaccine trial begins, 30-yr-old given 1st dose
    Phase I of the vaccine trial will be done on healthy people aged 18-55 years having no co-morbid conditions.   New Delhi, July 24 (PTI): The phase-I human clinical trial of India's first indigenously-developed vaccine against novel coronavirus, Covaxin, began at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi on Friday with the first dose of the injection given to a man, who is in his 30s. Already, over 3,500 volunteers have registered themselves for the tria