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Unregistered HCWs, FLWs can get Covid jab on site

New Delhi, March 7 | Health care and frontline workers who were not registered on CoWIN portal for vaccination can now avail it offline...

Multilayer masks effective to prevent aerosol generation: IISc

Bengaluru, March 7 | As triple-layered and N95 masks offer best protection from Covid, they must be used where health officials have made it...

Delhi records 286 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in 24 hrs

New Delhi, March 7 | The national capital on Sunday recorded 286 fresh Covid-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours, taking...

Unregistered HCWs, FLWs can get Covid jab on site

New Delhi, March 7 | Health care and frontline workers who were not registered on CoWIN portal for vaccination can now avail it offline...

Multilayer masks effective to prevent aerosol generation: IISc

Bengaluru, March 7 | As triple-layered and N95 masks offer best protection from Covid, they must be used where health officials have made it...

Worst phase of Covid appears to be over: V-P

New Delhi, March 7 | Referring to the largest vaccination drive in the world against Covid-19 being undertaken in India, Vice President M. Venkaiah...

Garmin launches new smartwatch in India for Rs 20,990

New Delhi, March 7 | Smart wearables and GPS tracker maker Garmin on Sunday launched its new smartwatch - 'Lily' at a starting price...

4mn people in Chile vaccinated against Covid

Santiago, March 7 | More than 4 million people in Chile have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and more than half a...

Brazil reports 1,555 new Covid deaths

Brasilia, March 7 | Brazil has registered 1,555 new Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the nationwide death toll to 264,325, the second highest in the world,...

AI reveals current drugs that may help combat Alzheimer’s

New York, March 7 | Researchers have developed a method based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that rapidly identifies currently available medications that may treat...

Is vegan diet linked to poorer bone health?

London, March 7 | People consuming vegan diet may have poorer bone health, suggested a new study.In a new study, the bone health of...

S.Korea’s Covid caseload reaches 92,471

Seoul, March 7 | South Korea reported 416 new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 92,471, health...

Ebola infects 29 people, kills 13 in Guinea, DRC

Addis Ababa, March 7 | The two African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 29 Ebola virus...

Africa reports nearly 3.95mn Covid cases

Addis Ababa, March 7 | The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa has reached 3,948,029, health authorities said.In an update on Saturday, the...

Mask mandates tied to fewer Covid cases, deaths

Washington, March 7 | A study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that mask mandates issued by state...

Cases with UK Covid variant found in Indonesia

Jakarta, March 7 | After a year since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, authorities in Indonesia have found two cases infected with the...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 116.4 mn

Washington, March 7 | The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 116.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.58...

US continues to see drop in new Covid-19 cases, 85 mn...

Washington, March 7 | The United States continues to see a decline in new Covid-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations as more than 85 million...

Hungary registers 7,269 daily Covid-19 cases, a new record

Budapest, March 7 | The Hungarian government reported a record number of 7,269 new Covid-19 cases in a 24-hour span, raising the national total...

Turkey reports 11,770 new Covid-19 cases; Iran’s total infections exceed 1.68...

Cairo, March 7 | Turkey reported 11,770 new Covid-19 cases, while Iran's total infections exceeded 1.68 million after 8,212 daily cases were registered.Among the...

France registers 23,306 new coronavirus cases, 170 deaths

Paris, March 7 | France registered 23,306 new coronavirus infection cases and 170 related deaths in the past 24 hours, official data showed.The cumulative...

US Senate passes $1.9 trn relief bill after marathon overnight session

Washington, March 7 | The evenly split US Senate narrowly passed a $1.9-trillion Covid-19 relief bill after a marathon overnight session that continued until...

Putin’s economic adviser contracts Covid-19

Moscow, March 7 | Maxim Oreshkin, an economic adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been infected with the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Mikhail...

UK records 6,040 new Covid cases, 158 deaths

London, March 7 | Another 6,040 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country...

Karnataka logs 580 new Covid cases, five deaths

Bengaluru, March 7 | Karnataka has reported 580 new Covid cases and five more deaths, taking the total number of infections to 9,54,393 and...

Covid vaccination in B’luru to intensify from next week

Bengaluru, March 7 | Bengaluru civic body commissioner N Manjunath Parasad on Saturday directed health officers to ramp up Covid vaccine drive as well...

India records highest single-day vaccination figures at 11.6L

New Delhi, March 7 | India recorded the highest vaccination on Saturday, the 50th day of immunization, achieving a total of 11,64,422 vaccine doses...

Mohan Bhagwat, Bhaiyyaji Joshi get Covid jab

New Delhi, March 6 | Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and General Secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi took the first dose of Corona...

Raj mandates negative Covid report for arrivals from 4 states

Jaipur, March 6 | The Rajasthan government on Saturday made it mandatory for people arriving from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab to produce...

Andhra’s active Covid cases touch 921

Amaravati, March 6 | Continuing the upward trend, Andhra Pradesh's active Covid-19 cases climbed to 921 on Saturday, health officials said.Meanwhile, the state logged...

Nonagenarian among 7L senior citizens vaccinated in Raj (Ld correcting last...

Jaipur, March 6 | Ninety-five-year-old socialist leader and former Bharatpur MP, Pandit Ramkishan, was among those who were administered the Covid-19 vaccine along with...

Nonagenarian among 7L senior citizens vaccinated in Raj

Jaipur, March 6 | Ninety-five-year-old socialist leader and former Bharatpur MP, Pandit Ramkishan, was among those who were administered the Covid-19 vaccine along with...

Armed forces veterans to receive Covid vaccine from next week

New Delhi, March 6 | Veterans and dependents of the armed forces will start receiving vaccines against Covid-19 from next week, the Indian Army...

J&K clocks 79 new Covid infections, 87 recoveries

Jammu, March 6 | With 79 new Covid infections, J&K's caseload rose to 126,932, while the recovery count reached 124,089 after 87 more people...

‘Wildfire smoke more harmful than other pollution sources’

New York, March 6 | Fine particles in wildfire smoke can be several times more harmful to human respiratory health than particulate matter from...

Lack of exercise linked to depression risk amid pandemic

New York, March 6 | Exercise has for long been recommended as a cognitive-behavioural therapy for patients of depression, yet new evidence suggests that...

‘Arthritis drug cuts death risk in severe Covid patients’

New Delhi, March 6 | Arthritis drug tocilizumab has been found to reduce the risk of death among patients with severe Covid-19 in a...

Govt sends teams to Maha, Punjab for Covid control

New Delhi, March 6 | The Central government on Saturday rushed high level multi-disciplinary public health teams to Maharashtra and Punjab in view of...

Vision impairment linked to mortality

New York, March 6 | People with more severe vision impairment are at a higher risk of all-cause mortality as compared to those with...

Shield yourself from Covid with three-layered masks: Experts

By Vivek Singh ChauhanNew Delhi, March 6 | While buying a new face mask to protect yourself against Covid-19 infection, make sure you go...

Brazil reports over 1,600 Covid deaths for 4 days

Brasilia, March 6 | Brazil has registered more than 1,600 Covid-19 deaths for a fourth consecutive day, following a single-day count of 1,800 fatalities...

Antibody ‘cocktail’ found to block UK, Brazil Covid variants

New York, March 6 | A monoclonal antibody "cocktail" developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre (VUMC) in the US to neutralise the Covid-19 virus...

Person infected with Covid ‘variant of concern’ found in UK

London, March 6 | UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed that the mystery person infected with the coronavirus "variant of concern", which first emerged...

Covid death: Intellectual disability 2nd biggest risk factor

New York, March 6 | Intellectual disability appears to be second only to older age as a risk factor for dying from Covid-19, new...

Covid-19 caused more mass trauma than WW2: WHO

Geneva, March 6 | World Health Organization (WHO) officials have said that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused more "mass trauma" than World War...

COVAX delivers over 20mn doses to 20 nations

Geneva, March 6 | COVAX, the international vaccine campaign co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners, has so far delivered more...

Sweden to introduce vax certificate by June

Stockholm, March 6 | Sweden is developing a digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate for use in international travel and the country aims to have the...

Dalai Lama takes first dose, appeals to get Covid-19 jab (Lead)

Dharamsala, March 6 | Appealing to get themselves vaccinated, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is revered as a 'living god', on Saturday...

UK’s Covid ‘R’ number remains below 1

London, March 6 | The UK's coronavirus reproduction number, also known as the R number, remains still below one, the government's Scientific Advisory Group...

21 African nations’ Covid fatality rates higher than global average

Addis Ababa, March 6 | Twenty-one African countries are reporting Covid-19 fatality rates higher than the global average, according to health authorities.In a statement...

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Centre proposes to raise LIC’s authorised capital to Rs 25K cr

New Delhi, March 7 | With a view of listing the state-run insurance major Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), the government has proposed...