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COVID 2019

Covid 2019 India Stats

Total Cases

Active Cases

Recovered

Deaths

75,94,736

             7,47,622

67,30,617

1,15,236

Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Updated: 20 October 2020, 08:00

Argentina is 5th nation to pass 1 million coronavirus cases

Buenos Aires, Oct 20 (AP) Argentina reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases Monday, making it the second nation in Latin America to reach the...

Bharat Biotech & Washington Univ developing nasal vax for Covid: Minister

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday informed that Bharat Biotech will develop an intranasal vaccine for Sars-CoV-2, the...

Remdesivir does not help hospitalised Covid-19 patients: WHO study

Geneva, Oct 16 (IANS) Anti-viral drug remdesivir has little or no effect in the recovery and mortality of hospitalised Covid-19 patients, said a World...

Covid-19: Health Ministry rushes expert teams to 5 states

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS): The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday deputed high level Central teams to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh...

People with blood type O may have a lower risk of Covid-19: Study

London, Oct 15 (IANS) New research adds to the growing body of evidence that people with blood type 'O' may have a lower risk...

Herd immunity is dangerous and flawed approach: Lancet

New York, Oct 15 (IANS): The idea of using herd immunity approach to manage Covid-19 -- by allowing immunity to develop in low-risk populations while...

Covid 19 India Updates

Higher Petroleum Taxes Rescue Govt’s Biggest Ever Economic Package

New Delhi:  The government is depending heavily on taxes levied on petrol and diesel to finance its biggest ever Rs 20 lakh crore economic package...

Airtel’s privacy policy updated after furore

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Airtels privacy policy statement has been updated after a controversy over sexual orientation being part of the personal information that...

1.5 cr sanctions under Special KCC Saturation Drive achieved: Govt

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Centre on Monday said that it has achieved the milestone target of covering more than 1.5 crore farmers...

Another round of economic stimulus not off the table: FM

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Just a week after announcing measures to boost consumer demand and provide liquidity to states, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman...

Argentina is 5th nation to pass 1 million coronavirus cases

Buenos Aires, Oct 20 (AP) Argentina reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases Monday, making it the second nation in Latin America to reach the...

Dark Mode, multiple account support now on Google smart displays

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Google on Monday introduced dark mode and multiple account support for its Assistant-powered smart displays like Nest Hub.If users have...

This IPL CSK weren’t there, says Dhoni after loss to RR

Abu Dhabi, Oct 20 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday seemed resigned to his fate after a seven-wicket defeat...

‘Lock him up’, ‘idiots’, ‘disaster’: Trump swings for the fences, recycles 2016

By Nikhila Natarajan (IANS) With 14 days to go before election day, US president Donald Trump is leaning into his greatest hits playlist from 2016 — “lock...

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Bharat Biotech & Washington Univ developing nasal vax for Covid: Minister

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Covid underscores need for greater global cooperation: President

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said that the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the need for greater global cooperation to ensure collective...

Remdesivir does not help hospitalised Covid-19 patients: WHO study

Geneva, Oct 16 (IANS) Anti-viral drug remdesivir has little or no effect in the recovery and mortality of hospitalised Covid-19 patients, said a World...

As winters approach, India stares at 2nd Covid-19 wave: NITI Aayog

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) In view of the winter season and festivities around the corner, the NITI Aayog has warned that the second...

Bharat Biotech & Washington Univ developing nasal vax for Covid: Minister

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday informed that Bharat Biotech will develop an intranasal vaccine for Sars-CoV-2, the...

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Covid Vaccine Updates

Bharat Biotech & Washington Univ developing nasal vax for Covid: Minister

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday informed that Bharat Biotech will develop an intranasal vaccine for Sars-CoV-2, the...

After Sputnik V, Russia approves another Covid-19 vaccine: Putin

Moscow, Oct 14 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced that the country has registered the second Covid-19 vaccine, according to media reports.Russia...

Vaccines developed abroad will be checked for safety: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that Covid-19 vaccines developed outside India will have to undergo bridging studies to prove...

Covid-19 vax to be rolled out within 3 months in UK: Report

London, Oct 4 (IANS) The Covid-19 vaccine developed by scientists at the Oxford University, which is advanced stages of the trial, could be rolled...

Aim to cover 25 cr with Covid vaccine by July: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the Centre is working on plans to procure 400-500 million...

National News

Higher Petroleum Taxes Rescue Govt’s Biggest Ever Economic Package

New Delhi:  The government is depending heavily on taxes levied on petrol and diesel to finance its biggest ever Rs 20 lakh crore economic package...

1.5 cr sanctions under Special KCC Saturation Drive achieved: Govt

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Centre on Monday said that it has achieved the milestone target of covering more than 1.5 crore farmers...

Modi govt receives 213 proposals to end rural water woes

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Centre has received a whopping 213 proposals from various Indian tech start-ups, MSMEs, companies and LLPs for a challenge...

All guns blazing: Sidhu slams Cong govt, Centre on agriculture

Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) On the eve of introduction of a state Bill in Punjab Assembly to negate 'anti-farmer' central farm laws, cricketer turned...

Corona is the new Mahishasura in Delhi’s subdued Durga Puja

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) In times of the pandemic, evil has attained a new face — coronavirus. Hence, the Safdurjung Matri Mandir, an old puja...

Preparations to start soon for Haj 2021, says Centre

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Centre on Monday said that Haj 2021 will depend on the national and international protocol guidelines in view...

Technology

Dark Mode, multiple account support now on Google smart displays

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Google on Monday introduced dark mode and multiple account support for its Assistant-powered smart displays like Nest Hub.If users have...

AWS partners Niti Aayog for its first India Cloud Innovation Centre

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud arm of e-commerce giant Amazon, on Monday partnered with government think tank Niti...

Musk one step closer to beam cheaper Internet with Starlink

Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Elon Musk-run SpaceX has launched 60 more Starlink satellites aboard Falcon 9 rocket to be deployed in low-Earth orbit, bringing...

Xiaomi announces industry-leading 80W wireless charging

Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) Chinese brand Xiaomi on Monday said it is working on the industry-leading wireless technology that will fully charge the battery...

Dassault Systemes’ hackaton to boost drone innovation in India

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) French 3Dexperience major Dassault Systemes on Monday announced a virtual hackathon in India to inspire students, startups, budding entrepreneurs...

Atlassian’s $50mn global venture fund to focus on Indian startups

Bengaluru, Oct 19 (IANS) In a bid to tap into India’s growing startup and developer community, Australia’s leading software firm Atlassian Corporation on Monday...

Business News

Airtel’s privacy policy updated after furore

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Another round of economic stimulus not off the table: FM

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SEBI forms panels to suggest policy for securities market data

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted a Standing Committee -- Market Data Advisory Committee (MDAC) --...

Sitharaman tells central PSUs to scale up capex in FY21, FY22

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Stressing the need for capital expenditure (capex) by Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said...

Sustainable mining of bauxite needed for India to be global aluminium hub

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS): Import of bauxite, one of Indias most abundant ores, has caused an estimated forex loss of over $400 million in...

Paytm enters credit card biz, to issue 20 lakh in 12-18 months

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Leading digital financial services platform Paytm on Monday said it will partner with various card issuers to introduce co-branded...