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Maha Kumbh devotees thrown corona safety measures in to air

‘Shahi Snan’ is a ritual part of the ongoing Maha Kumbh, which is held once every 12 years at each of India’s four river-bank pilgrimage sites.   Devotees at Har Ki Pauri in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar on Sunday. Haridwar in Uttarakhand reported 372 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday less than 24 hours before the second Read More…

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Girija Vaidyanathan with zero experience been appointed as NGT special member

In a surprise move during the tenure of Modi led centre government Ex-TN Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan been appointed as NGT special member   Saibal Dasgupta, the present expert member, has been transferred to the Eastern bench of the NGT.   Girija Vaidyanathan was appointed by the principal bench of the NGT in New Delhi Read More…

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In pursuit BMJ report of increase in efficacy Centre amends 2nd dose time interval to 8 weeks

The government has increased the time interval between the two doses of Covishield the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, being manufactured locally by Serum Institute of India from four-six weeks to four-eight weeks in view of the “emerging scientific evidence”.   The recommendation came from the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, which revised its view Read More…

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Covaxin joins ‘clinical trial mode’ label free vaccination club

Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, will no longer have to carry the ‘clinical trial mode’ label.  The ‘clinical trial mode’ label meant that the manufacturer of Covaxin, Bharat Biotech had to seek informed consent before administering its vaccine to those eligible for the government’s ongoing vaccination drive.   It also meant the company had to Read More…

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Indians Job Loss resulted 13 Lakhs Crores Rs income during Pandemic : UBS Securities

Economists at UBS Securities India led by Tanvee Gupta Jain said the economy could slow by mid-2021 as households that lost incomes during the pandemic could drag consumption with a lag   Households have lost a whopping Rs 13 lakh crore of their incomes from the pandemic-induced job losses, according to a report that also Read More…

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Vaccination phase in India on 50th day cross 20million

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 2.06 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.   The nationwide vaccination drive against COVID-19 was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers, while frontline workers stated receiving vaccine shots from February 2. Providing the second dose of COVID-19 shots started Read More…

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We are donating or selling vaccines to foreign countries rather giving to its our own people : Delhi High Court

Delhi high court Justice Vipin Sanghi made strong observations while hearing a suo motu public interest litigation   This is when concerning vaccination of judges, court staff and lawyers on priority and for them to be treated as frontline workers so that they could receive it without limitations of their age or physical condition.   Read More…

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Two new strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, have been detected in India : Health Minisitry

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said two new strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, have been detected in India. These new strains  N440K and E484K — have been detected in Kerala and Maharashtra. However, the government said at present, there is no reason to believe that the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Read More…

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Media forgotten sorry tale of Uttarakhand flood where 67 dead and still 137 missing

Two more bodies were recovered from the flood-ravaged Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project site, taking the death toll in the calamity in Uttarakhand to 67 even as search operations continued there for the 15th day on Sunday.   Three bodies had been recovered from the desilting tank near the Tapovan project barrage by Saturday evening while two Read More…