Coronavirus India lockdown day 231 updates | 18 generic drug firms pledge to make COVID-19 drugs for developing countries

18 generic drug companies pledge to make COVID-19 drugs for developing countries The companies have come together under the umbrella of the non-profit Medicines Patent Pool (MPP). Indian companies that have pledged to manufacture COVID-19 drugs include Sun Pharma, Lupin, Aurobindo, Zydus Cadila, Hetero, Natco and Strides Shasun. “This unprecedented cooperation from companies that are … Read more Coronavirus India lockdown day 231 updates | 18 generic drug firms pledge to make COVID-19 drugs for developing countries

Many parents averse to sending their children to schools, colleges

Majority of the parents are not ready to send their children to schools and colleges due to prevalence of COVID pandemic. Students too are in a grip of fear, though the government reopened schools and colleges on Monday. All the school and college students attended classes by wearing gloves and masks. They carried water bottles, … Read more Many parents averse to sending their children to schools, colleges

In Pictures | Low-key but topical, Durga Puja amid the COVID-19 pandemic

A devotee puts a mask on the face of goddess Durga at a community puja pandal in Prayagraj. Photo: PTI West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurates a community Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata. Photo: PTI Visitors taking photos from outside a puja pandal as they weren’t allowed inside, as per the Calcutta High Court … Read more In Pictures | Low-key but topical, Durga Puja amid the COVID-19 pandemic

How classrooms will change post-Covid

Schools will need to look at connected spaces, natural ventilation and outdoor learning spots, says Anupama Mohanram The past few months have made us realise the importance of personal interactions for our children. It is clear that however efficient or effective online education might be, they need to spend a certain amount of time in … Read more How classrooms will change post-Covid

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 194 live updates | Vaccine likely to arrive by first quarter of 2021: Health Secretary

The Translational Health Science And Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), has been chosen by the international non-profit, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), as one of the ‘Global network of Laboratories for centralized assessment of COVID-19 Vaccines’. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan had earlier said that according … Read more Coronavirus India lockdown Day 194 live updates | Vaccine likely to arrive by first quarter of 2021: Health Secretary

Premature relaxation of social-distancing affects COVID-19 control measures: Study

Washington: A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has revealed that “premature” relaxation of the statewide physical-distancing measures that have been designed to control the COVID-19 pandemic have frequently resulted in an immediate reversal of public health gains against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease. According to the study, published in the journal Clinical … Read more Premature relaxation of social-distancing affects COVID-19 control measures: Study

Divyanka Tripathi ‘Looking for Some Ab-normal Times’

Actress Divyanka Tripathi does not want anything too eye-popping, and is searching for normal times. IANS Updated:September 27, 2020, 6:57 PM IST credits – Divyanka Tripathi Instagram Actress Divyanka Tripathi does not want anything too eye-popping, and is searching for normal times. While people are adjusting to the new normal amidst the pandemic, the telly … Read more Divyanka Tripathi ‘Looking for Some Ab-normal Times’

DNA Exclusive: Is social media changing our personality and way of thinking?

New Delhi: We all use social media platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp as we do not pay for their services. We only pay for internet data. However, you will be surprised to know that these social media websites are now controlling your likes, dislikes, and your behaviour.  For these social media companies, we … Read more DNA Exclusive: Is social media changing our personality and way of thinking?

CM Mamata Banerjee doles out Rs 50,000 to each Durga Puja committee in West Bengal

Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government on Thursday (September 24) announced to give Rs 50,000 for 28,000 Durga Puja committees in West Bengal. The amount has been doubled from the last year’s Rs 25,000. Making this announcement, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee advised people to take precautions while visiting Durga puja pandals amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She … Read more CM Mamata Banerjee doles out Rs 50,000 to each Durga Puja committee in West Bengal

Opposition breaks mic, heckles Rajya Sabha deputy chairman – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Dramatic scenes played out in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday soon after agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar started replying to the debate on the controversial farm bills. All social distancing and Covid-19-related precautions were violated as opposition members climbed the chairman’s podium, yanked his mic, tore official papers and heckled the presiding officer … Read more Opposition breaks mic, heckles Rajya Sabha deputy chairman – Times of India