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  • Aditya Chopra starts initiative to support daily wage earners of film industry

    Aditya Chopra starts initiative to support daily wage earners of film industry

    The pandemic has pushed the backbone of our industry, the daily workers, to a breaking point, and YRF wants to support as many workers and their families who are in need due to the loss of livelihood.

    May 7, 2021
  • In search of learning…

    In search of learning…

    The Bench has conceded that it is for the school authorities to “reschedule the payment of fees in such a way that not even a single student is left out or denied the opportunity of pursuing education, so as to effectuate the adage ~ live and let live”.

    May 5, 2021
  • Covid symptoms in eight lions at Hyderabad zoo

    Covid symptoms in eight lions at Hyderabad zoo

    The veterinarians collected oropharyngeal sawb samples from the big cats and sent them to CCMB.

    May 5, 2021
  • Indian in UAE to produce O2 cylinders instead of CNG to aid patients back home

    Indian in UAE to produce O2 cylinders instead of CNG to aid patients back home

    We make the cylinders which are then filled with medical oxygen by Gulf-based industrial gas companies such as Emirates Industrial Gases Company (EIGC) and Gulf Cryo, and these are shipped to Port Mundra. Each container that is shipped contains about 350 cylinders of 50 litre capacity."

    May 5, 2021
  • Wearing masks for Covid cut asthma, allergies by 65%

    Wearing masks for Covid cut asthma, allergies by 65%

    By wearing masks, people are also less likely to suffer from seasonal allergies, as face coverings prevent pollen from flowers, trees, and grass coming into contact with the nose and mouth.

    May 4, 2021
  • How dance can lift spirits during tough times

    How dance can lift spirits during tough times

    Right now what we have been facing is an unprecedented situation, a crisis that humanity has never faced before. The time in itself is teaching us to live in a moment and dance is all about that.

    May 3, 2021
  • Novel chip that improves testing, tracing for Covid

    Novel chip that improves testing, tracing for Covid

    With more than 142 million people worldwide having contracted the virus, vigilant testing and contact tracing are the most effective ways to slow the spread of Covid-19.

    May 1, 2021
  • CCMB licenses quicker, dry swab RT-PCR method for Covid testing (Lead)

    CCMB licenses quicker, dry swab RT-PCR method for Covid testing (Lead)

    The dry swab-direct RT-PCR method involves collecting and transporting the nasal swab in dry state (as opposed to using the viral transport medium VTM) which makes the transportation and handling of the samples easy and less prone to spillage and spread of infection.

    April 29, 2021
  • Temporary layoffs in EU hit record high

    Temporary layoffs in EU hit record high

    In January and February this year, the unemployment rate in the EU stood at 7.3 per cent and 7.5 per cent, respectively, equivalent to almost 16 million people.

    April 20, 2021
  • The forever pandemic

    The forever pandemic

    Daily worldwide new cases are crossing 700,000 globally now. Factoring for underreporting, these could be easily crossing a million globally. On 8 January 2021, the spike was 8,50,000 (not accounting for underreporting).

    April 14, 2021
  • Centre gives nod to COVID-19 vaccination at workplaces from April 11

    Centre gives nod to COVID-19 vaccination at workplaces from April 11

    India is experiencing a sudden incline in COVID-19 cases for the past few weeks. It reported 1,15,736 new COVID-19 cases and 630 COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest ever daily record of new COVID-19 cases in the country since the pandemic started.

    April 8, 2021
  • World leaders call for new int’l pandemic treaty

    World leaders call for new int’l pandemic treaty

    However, notable omissions from the article's signatories include the US and China.

    March 30, 2021
  • 3 common antiviral drugs potentially effective against Covid

    3 common antiviral drugs potentially effective against Covid

    "In the human-derived cell lines, we found that all three compounds worked similarly to remdesivir, which is currently being used to treat Covid-19," the researchers said.

    March 25, 2021
  • 5 must-haves for your back-to-office phase

    5 must-haves for your back-to-office phase

    Although going back to a professional space and communicating with peers seems like an exciting pursuit, transitioning from our largely comfort-focused home workspaces to a professional setup does have its gloomy challenges.

    March 22, 2021
  • Study links skin rashes to Covid

    Study links skin rashes to Covid

    "Cutaneous manifestations of Covid-19 are sometimes the first or even the only sign of SARS-CoV-2 infection," said researcher Mario Falchi from King's College London in the UK.

    March 16, 2021
  • Unravelling the India Covid story

    Unravelling the India Covid story

    Covering the pandemic from the start, the author, Abantika Ghosh has had a ringside view of India's battle against the pandemic. A thrilling tale of unnamed thousands battling against a little-understood virus from the frontlines, "Billions Under Lockdown" (Bloomsbury) brings that gripping theatre and its dramatis personae to life.

    March 13, 2021
  • The race to create a world-class ventilator to combat Covid-19

    The race to create a world-class ventilator to combat Covid-19

    "The Ventilator Project" (Pan Macmillan India) also offers an unmatched blueprint for business in the post-Covid era through first-hand lessons gleaned during the task force's phenomenal 90-day run."

    February 24, 2021