Actor Pandu, who designed AIADMK flag, no more

The well-known actor, who starred in several Tamil films, was hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 Actor Pandu, who has starred in several Tamil films, passed away in Chennai on Thursday morning. He was 74 years old and was hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19. He is survived by his wife and three sons. Mr. … Read more Actor Pandu, who designed AIADMK flag, no more

Aamir Khan tests positive for COVID-19, in self-quarantine

Actor Aamir Khan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Also Read | Get ‘First Day First Show’, our weekly newsletter from the world of cinema, in your inbox. You can subscribe for free here A representative of the actor issued a statement, “Mr Aamir Khan has tested positive for Covid 19. He is at … Read more Aamir Khan tests positive for COVID-19, in self-quarantine

Watch | How to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine?

There are three methods to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. This is for the second phase of vaccination. It will cover those over 60 years of age and 45+ with comorbidities. The three ways to sign up for the vaccine include — self registration, on-site registration and facilitated cohort registration. Aadhar, electoral photo ID card or … Read more Watch | How to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine?

Watch | Indian Army’s dog squad to sniff out COVID-19

A video on Indian Army’s specialist unit of canines, trained to detect COVID-19 among personnel Meet Casper and Jaya, the two ‘specialist’ military dogs trained to screen samples and detect COVID-19 cases. Casper is a two-year-old male Cocker Spaniel, and Jaya, a one-year-old female Chippiparai. They are the first two canines trained to detect COVID-19 … Read more Watch | Indian Army’s dog squad to sniff out COVID-19

Watch | What are the side effects of the two COVID-19 vaccines rolled out in India?

A video on the known side-effects of the two COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, rolled out in India Covaxin and Covishield were rolled out on January 16 across India to vaccinate 3 crore healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase of the vaccination drive. Covaxin is produced under a collaboration between Bharat Biotech and … Read more Watch | What are the side effects of the two COVID-19 vaccines rolled out in India?

Data | Covishield and Covaxin currently among the cheapest COVID-19 vaccines globally

The costs of the two COVID-19 vaccines that were rolled out in India are lower compared to others in use around the world. However, the vaccine manufacturers have indicated that they may raise the cost going forward. The overall cost of vaccination against COVID-19 in India would trump that of others. The estimated cost of … Read more Data | Covishield and Covaxin currently among the cheapest COVID-19 vaccines globally

Data | What is the COVID-19 vaccine policy of countries across the world?

Among the countries that began inoculation, the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine is the most popular At least 45 countries have begun administering COVID-19 vaccines as of January 6, a rapid rise from only eight nations a fortnight ago. While most of the nations that began vaccination drives have prioritised front-line workers, many have included the elderly and … Read more Data | What is the COVID-19 vaccine policy of countries across the world?

Morning Digest: Cyclone Nivar makes landfall, weakens from ‘very severe’ to ‘severe’ cyclonic storm; Football legend Diego Maradona dies and more

A select list of stories to read before you start your day. Centre of storm crosses T.N., Puducherry coasts, set to weaken further by 7 a.m. Cyclone Nivar began the landfall process by around 11:30 p.m. on Novermber 25 and crossed the coast of Puducherry before 2:30 a.m. on November 26. After weakening from a … Read more Morning Digest: Cyclone Nivar makes landfall, weakens from ‘very severe’ to ‘severe’ cyclonic storm; Football legend Diego Maradona dies and more

EU says first virus vaccinations possible by Christmas

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told EU lawmakers that the first European citizens might already be vaccinated before the end of December A top European Union official said Wednesday that the first citizens in the 27 nation bloc could be vaccinated against the coronavirus by Christmas, but she warned that member countries must … Read more EU says first virus vaccinations possible by Christmas

80,472 new infections push India’s COVID-19 caseload past 62 lakh, recoveries rise to 51.8 lakh

The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 62,25,763, while the death toll climbed to 97,497 with 1,179 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 a.m. showed India’s COVID-19 caseload raced past 62 lakh on Wednesday with 80,472 infections being reported in a day, while the number of people … Read more 80,472 new infections push India’s COVID-19 caseload past 62 lakh, recoveries rise to 51.8 lakh