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India’s Covid vax policy leading to avertable deaths: Experts

London, Jun 10 (IANS): The Indian government's Covid-19 vaccination approach has inappropriately prioritised people and is thus causing huge numbers of avertable deaths, warn a team of nine experts from research institutes in the UK and India. The government's current approach...

Data on CoWIN safe, says govt amid rumours of hacking

New Delhi, Jun 10 (IANS): After reports surfaced that India's vaccine registration portal CoWIN has been hacked and the database of 15 crore people is up for sale, the government on Thursday issued a statement refuting the claims. The statement said...

ICMR okays Meril’s rapid antigen test for Covid-19

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday granted approval to global medtech company Meril Diagnostics for its self-use rapid antigen test for Covid-19 that can provide accurate results in just 15 minutes. CoviFind...

NE India’s first DRDO supported Covid hospital in Assam

Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) The DRDO supported first ever 300-bed Covid hospital in northeast India was inaugurated in Guwahati on Thursday by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The modern Covid Care Hospital was set up by converting a...

ATM charges increased to Rs 21 from Jan 1

New Delhi, Jun 10 (IANS): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed the banks to hike the fee charged on cash withdrawal beyond the permitted free ATM transaction limit from Rs 20 to Rs 21 per transaction, with effect...

Nominations for Padma Awards 2022 open till September 15

New Delhi, Jun 10 (IANS): The Central government on Thursday opened the online nominations for the Padma Awards 2022. The last date for nominations is September 15, 2021. The awards will be announced on the occasion of Republic Day in...

Dhawan to lead India on Sri Lanka tour, Hardik in squad

Mumbai, Jun 10 (IANS): Shikhar Dhawan will captain India on a six-match white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July, the Indian cricket board announced on Thursday. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be vice-captain of the 20-member squad announced. Five net bowlers...

US to buy 500 mn Pfizer Covid vax doses to donate to 100 countries

Washington, June 10 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's administration plans to buy 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and donate them among about 100 countries over the next year, according to media reports on Thursday, citing people...

Fauci warns of new Covid variant spreading rapidly in UK

Washington, June 10 (IANS) US top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has warned of the risks of a new Covid-19 variant, first identified in India, which is now spreading widely in the UK. The Delta variant, known by the scientific...

Efforts on to comply with new norms, details in a week: Twitter to govt

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Days after the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) sent its final notice to Twitter over the microblogging platforms compliance to the new IT norms, the US-headquartered company has told the government...

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India’s Covid vax policy leading to avertable deaths: Experts

London, Jun 10 (IANS): The Indian government's Covid-19 vaccination approach has inappropriately prioritised people and is thus causing huge numbers...