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N440K Covid variant not new, diminishing in India: CSIR

New delhi, May 5 | Coronavirus variant N440K is prevalent since last year in south India and it is diminishing, say scientists at the...

Covaxin found to neutralise the India variant, says Fauci

Washington, April 28 | The made-in India Covaxin vaccine, developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, can neutralise the B1617 variant of coronavirus, said White House's...

India’s double mutant Covid variant found in 17 countries: WHO

Washington, April 28 | The double mutant Covid variant -- identified as B1617 -- that was first detected in India, has spread to 'at...

WHO reserves judgement on Indian coronavirus variant

Geneva, April 27 | The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against jumping to conclusions about a new coronavirus variant discovered in India, saying...

UK variant ‘45% more contagious’ than original virus

Jerusalem, April 21 | The UK variant, termed B117 of Covid-19, is 45 per cent more contagious than the original virus, according to a...

Unsure whether vax effective against Indian variant: UK Health Secy

New Delhi, April 20 | British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he cannot give any assurances that the current vaccines the UK has...

Texas A&M University scientists identify new Covid variant

Houston, April 20 | A new variant of Covid-19 has been found by scientists at the US Texas A&M University, the media reported.The variant,...

This is how highly infectious Covid variant gets neutralised

New York, April 18 | Scientists have revealed how a highly infectious variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus binds to host but succumbs to antibodies later,...

Double mutant now most prevalent variant in India: Report

New Delhi, April 17 | Among all the mutant Covid-19 variants in India, the double mutated virus, B.1.617, is becoming the most prevalent,...

70% samples had UK variant: PGI Chandigarh

Chandigarh, April 15 | With the number of Covid-19 cases surging at a much faster rate in the second wave, it was assumed that...

B117 variant doesn’t lead to severe illness, death: The Lancet

London, April 13 | People infected with the B117 variant of the coronavirus did not experience more severe illness and were not more likely...

UK variant found in Punjab a potential threat: CSIR-CCMB Director (Ld)

By Sumit SaxenaNew Delhi, April 3 | The UK variant of coronavirus found in Punjab is a potential threat due to its efficiency in...

‘B117 variant silently spread across 15 countries by mid-Nov last yr’

New York, April 2 | The highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 variant -- B117 variant -- silently spread across 15 countries by mid-November 2020, found a...

Brazil detects new Covid variant

Brasilia, April 1 | Brazilian authorities have identified a new Covid-19 variant, similar to the one found in South Africa, which could be a...

Clinical trial of Moderna’s Covid variant vax begins in US

Washington, April 1 | A new Phase 1 clinical trial has started in the US to evaluate Moderna's investigational vaccine which is designed to...

US reports over 10K Covid variant cases

Washington, March 30 | The US has so far recorded more than 10,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus variants leading to health experts warning of...

Is the ‘double mutant’ variant found in India more dangerous?

New Delhi, March 26 | Amid the surge of Covid-19 cases along with other mutated variants, India has reported the presence of a 'double...

Samsung to launch 5G variant of Galaxy S20 FE in India...

New Delhi, March 25 | Samsung is planning to add more 5G smartphones to its premium segment portfolio in India.According to industry sources, Samsung...

795 foreign Covid-19 variant cases reported in India

New Delhi, March 23 | The total number of coronavirus cases of the UK, South Africa and Brazil variants in India stand at 795...

81% samples have UK Covid variant: Punjab CM

Chandigarh, March 23 | With 81 per cent of the latest 401 samples sent by the state for genome sequencing turning up positive for...

US reports nearly 4K Covid variant cases

Washington, March 13 | The US has registered nearly 4,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus variants, according to latest data by the Centers for Disease...

Novavax Confirms High Levels of Efficacy Against Original and Variant COVID-19...

- 100% protection against severe disease - Final analysis in U.K. trial confirms 96% efficacy against original strain of COVID-19 - Efficacy against variants confirmed in...

UK probing new Covid variant

London, March 12 | Public Health England (PHE) said that it has designated a new Covid-19 strain identified in the UK as a Variant...

UK variant of Covid linked to higher mortality rate

London, March 11 | The Kent variant of Covid-19 -- B.1.1.7 -- that swept across the UK last year before spreading worldwide, is associated...

Moderna, Pfizer less effective against S. Africa Covid variant, claims study

New York, March 9 | Covid-19 vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech significantly appear less effective against the Covid variant that first emerged in...

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...

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...

‘UK Covid variant more transmissible, could spark resurgence’

London, March 4 | A variant of SARS-CoV-2 that emerged in the UK - B.1.1.7 - in November 2020 is more transmissible than pre-existing...

Covid variant 1st detected in Brazil more contagious

Brasilia, March 3 | The coronavirus variant detected in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas is twice as contagious and capable of re-infecting those...

Canada: Variant cases surge as overall Covid-19 numbers drop

Ottawa, Feb 25 | Canada detected 868 Covid-19 variant cases as of Tuesday, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada on Wednesday.Out of...

S Africa variant could reduce Covid vax protection: Pfizer-BioNTech

New York, Feb 18 | The South African variant of Covid-19 may significantly reduce antibody protection from the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as per a laboratory...

UK variant not found increasing Covid severity, transmission in India: NCDC...

By Ashish SrivastavaNew Delhi, Feb 18 | The genome sequencing of the samples of persons infected with the UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 in India...

Iran warns of spread of new Covid-19 variant

Tehran, Feb 17 | Iran's health ministry warned of the spread of a new Covid-19 variant in the country, official IRNA news agency reported."So...

Iraq detects infections with new coronavirus variant

Baghdad, Feb 16 | Iraqi Minister of Health Hassan al-Tamimi said that the ministry detected cases of a new strain of coronavirus, while the...

Covid-19 variant found in Gabon : Health Minister

Libreville, Feb 15 | Gabonese Minister of Health Guy Patrick Obiang Ndong on Monday announced that Gabonese researchers from the Franceville International Center for...

Covishield doesn’t prevent mild Covid by SA variant: Govt

New Delhi, Feb 9 | The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that studies, though limited, on the variant of SARS-CoV-2 that emerged in...

Oppo A15s launched in new storage variant at Rs 12,490

New Delhi, Feb 5 | Chinese smartphone maker Oppo on Friday announced the new storage variant for its A-series smartphone 'OPPO A15s'Previously available in...

‘Covid variant detected in UK spreading quickly in Sweden’

Stockholm, Feb 3 | The coronavirus variant first detected in UK is gaining a foothold in Sweden, where it was identified in approximately 11...

UK launches urgent testing for S.African Covid variant

London, Feb 2 | The UK has launched urgent testing for the coronavirus variant initially detected in South Africa amid concerns over community transmission...

US detects 1st case of S.African Covid-19 variant

Washington, Jan 29 | The US has detected the first cases of a new and highly contagious coronavirus variant which was first discovered in...

Over 300 infected with Covid variant in Canada care home

Ottawa, Jan 29 | A devastating outbreak linked to the UK Covid-19 variant at a care home in Canada's Toronto city has now infected...

Covaxin neutralizes UK variant of Covid: Study

Hyderabad, Jan 27 | Covaxin, the Covid vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, effectively neutralizes UK variants of SARS-CoV-2 reducing the possibility of mutant virus...

US detects 1st case of Brazilian Covid-19 variant

Washington, Jan 26 | The US has detected the first case of a new coronavirus variants which was first discovered in Brazil, according to...

Moderna working on Covid-19 booster shot to fight new variant (Lead)

New York, Jan 25 | While the two-dose regimen of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is expected to be protective against emerging strains detected to...

UK mulls hotel quarantine amid new variant concerns

London, Jan 24 | the UK government is considering the possibility of hotel quarantines for arrivals into the country amid concerns over new coronavirus...

Tata Motors launches hatchback Altroz’s i-Turbo variant

Mumbai, Jan 23 | Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors on Saturday launched the 'i-Turbo' variant of its premium hatchback, Altroz.The variant's petrol version starts at...

Covid-19 variant detected in UK may be more deadly: Johnson

London, Jan 23 | The coronavirus variant first identified in Britain may be more deadly than the older virus strain, British Prime Minister Boris...

Realme C12 smartphone’s 4GB RAM variant now in India

New Delhi, Jan 19 | Realme on Tuesday launched a new variant of its entry-level smartphone Realme C12 with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM...

New Covid variant detected in Nepal

Kathmandu, Jan 18 | Nepal's Health Ministry has confirmed the detection of cases of the new coronavirus variant, which was first discovered in the...

Italy bans flights from Brazil over new Covid variant detection

Rome, Jan 17 | Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza has signed an order banning direct flights to Italy from Brazil after a new variant...

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RBI’s Regulations Review Authority sets up advisory group

Mumbai, May 7 | The Regulations Review Authority of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an advisory group to support it.The group...