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Lack of ventilation ups risk of air to air Corona transmission: Study

London, May 29 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that the lack of adequate ventilation in many indoor environments - from the workplace to the home - increases the risk of airborne transmission of Covid-19.In a study,...

Attack on Salahuddin blows lid off ‘homegrown’ militancy in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 29 (IANS) The reported attack on Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin in Islamabad on May 25 could have far reaching consequences on what has been called 'homegrown' militancy in Kashmir.A senior leader of the hardline Jamaat-e-Islami (JeM)...

GSK to produce 1bn doses of Covid-19 vaccine booster next year

London, May 28 (IANS) Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday said it plans to produce 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine adjuvant, an ingredient that makes vaccines work better, in 2021 to support multiple Covid-19 vaccine collaborations.Saying that it has...

India acted as pharmacy of the world in response to coronavirus: MEA

New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) India has acted as the "pharmacy of the world" and healthcare supplier to all parts of the globe in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the external affairs ministry said on Thursday.In a virtual address...

China’s latest U-turn, says Covid-19 virus had ‘multiple origins’

Beijing May 28 (IANS) In what seems to be an absolutely new theory, Chinese scientists have said that the novel coronavirus may not have its origin in the Wuhan seafood market, which allegedly caused the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic. ''People''s...

China’s top virologist warns Covid-19 is just tip of the iceberg

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) A top virologist from China, famous for her work on researching coronavirus in bats, has warned that new viruses being discovered are "actually just the tip of the iceberg". In an interview on Chinese state...

China accused the US of spreading conspiracies and lies on Covid

Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China''s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accused the US of spreading "conspiracies and lies" about the coronavirus pandemic, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations, it was reported.Speaking at an annual news conference during China''s...

50% chance Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial will yield ”no result”

London, May 25 (IANS) Due to a decline in infection rate, the team at Oxford University developing a Covid-19 vaccine believe that the chances of the trial yielding "no result" is now 50 per cent, The Telegraph reported.The University...

The new epicentre of Coronavirus is South America, says WHO

New York/Brasilia, May 23 (IANS) South America has become the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).With a total of 330,098 COVID-19 cases, Brazil has since surpassed Russia as the country with the...

COVID-19 virus ”does not spread easily” on surfaces, says US CDC

New York, May 22 (IANS) While the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads easily between people, the risk of getting infected in other ways such by touching surfaces and objects may be relatively lower, suggests new U.S. Centers for Disease...

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IPL if held amid Covid 19, can lift up mood of country: Parth Jindal

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Delhi Capitals Chairman and Co-owner Parth Jindal believes the 13th edition of the Indian...

Indian organisations prefers AI for improved productivity

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) For over 65 per cent of organisations in India, the primary drivers for using Artificial intelligence (AI) are improved...

National Games postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) The much-delayed 36th National Games, scheduled for October-November in Goa, was on Thursday postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19...

IPL if held amid Covid 19, can lift up mood of country: Parth Jindal

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Delhi Capitals Chairman and Co-owner Parth Jindal believes the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), even if...

Indian banks staring at significant asset-quality challenges: Fitch

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Indian banks are staring at significant asset-quality challenges for at least the next two years despite regulatory measures, Fitch ratings...