Coronavirus Can Get ‘Fitter’ Using Genetic Recombination, Finds Research

Image for representation only. According to media reports in February, over 24000 mutations of more than 7600 variants were detected in India itself. A recent study has found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic, can boost its fitness using genetic recombination, a process in which genetic material of different … Read more Coronavirus Can Get ‘Fitter’ Using Genetic Recombination, Finds Research

World Asthma Day 2021: History, Theme and Significance

New Delhi: World Asthma Day is celebrated every year on the first Tuesday of May. The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) in collaboration with health care groups and asthma educators, organizes events to spread awareness and care around this respiratory disease. History of World Asthma Day World Asthma Day was first celebrated in 1998 in … Read more World Asthma Day 2021: History, Theme and Significance

Discussions on with Indian govt for expedited approval of COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer

Global Pharma major is discussing with the Indian government an expedited approval pathway to make Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine available for use in the country, the company’s Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday. Earlier in April, Pfizer said that it had offered a not-for-profit price for its vaccine for the government immunisation programme in India … Read more Discussions on with Indian govt for expedited approval of COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer

CII president calls for stringent lockdown

The requirement for hospital beds, oxygen and medicines will continue to escalate at the current pace of the pandemic. says industry body. Indian industry has urged the government to deploy the armed forces and Central security forces to manage the logistics, infrastructure and personnel necessary to address the rising wave of COVID-19 cases in the … Read more CII president calls for stringent lockdown

UN Stands Ready to Step Up Support to India: UN Chief Guterres on 'Horrific' Covid Outbreak

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the world organisation stands ready to step up its support to India to combat the horrific COVID-19 wave in the country that has infected more than 18 million people and killed over 200,000. With the entire @UN family, I stand in solidarity with the people of India as they … Read more UN Stands Ready to Step Up Support to India: UN Chief Guterres on 'Horrific' Covid Outbreak

Bharat Biotech cuts vaccine price for States to ₹400/dose

This follows a widespread criticism of its pricing policy as it sold Covaxin to the central government at ₹150 per dose. Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech on Thursday said it will supply the vaccine to State governments at ₹400 per dose. A reduction of ₹200 from the ₹600 it had set last week, for State government … Read more Bharat Biotech cuts vaccine price for States to ₹400/dose

Why low oxygen supply to Delhi, questions High Court

The Delhi High Court on Thursday questioned the Central government why States such as Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra were allotted more oxygen than they had asked for, while Delhi was not even allotted its projected requirement to treat COVID-19 patients. Also read: Tell us if you cannot manage oxygen supply, High Court tells Delhi government … Read more Why low oxygen supply to Delhi, questions High Court

Coronavirus | COVID-19 death toll crosses 2 lakh; case tally almost 1.8 crore on April 27, 2021

Daily fatalities go over the 3,000 mark for the first time. With 3,306 new deaths registered until 11 p.m. on April 27, India’s recorded COVID-19 death tally crossed the 2 lakh-mark. It was also the first instance when the daily deaths crossed the 3,000-mark since the beginning of the pandemic. The country’s cumulative fatalities stood … Read more Coronavirus | COVID-19 death toll crosses 2 lakh; case tally almost 1.8 crore on April 27, 2021

No request made for COVID facilities in five star hotel for judges, says Delhi HC

The High Court also did not agree with senior advocate Rahul Mehra’s claim that the media played “mischief”, saying “the media is not wrong”. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said it has not made any request for creating COVID-19 facilities for its judges, staff and their families in a five star hotel. Taking suo … Read more No request made for COVID facilities in five star hotel for judges, says Delhi HC

Coronavirus | Weekend lockdown gave infection spread a break, says Health Secretary

Health Secretary urged people not to come out of their homes over the next few days and follow the State government’s restrictions. The total lock down on Sunday has given the spread of COVID-19 infection a break, health secretary J. Radhakrishnan said on Tuesday after inspecting the preparedness of Communicable Diseases Hospital in Tondiarpet. “As … Read more Coronavirus | Weekend lockdown gave infection spread a break, says Health Secretary