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Covid-19: India sees dip in active cases as 1 lakh

New Delhi | Mumbai: The number of active Covid-19 cases in India dropped sharply as recoveries continued to exceed new cases, according to data from the health ministry. Active cases declined by 27,438 to 975,861 on Tuesday. Recoveries of 101,468 took the total to more than 4.49 million, or 81% of the cases reported so […]Read More

40 lakh people under surveillance as part of COVID-19 contact-tracing

NEW DELHI: Around 40 lakh people have been kept under surveillance as a part of the contact-tracing efforts in the country and 5.4 crore samples were tested for coronavirus till September 10, Union minister Ashwini Choubey told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The minister of state for health said there were 15,290 COVID-treatment facilities with […]Read More

Centre introduced Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The Centre moved to standardise protocols of the growing fertility industry and introduced the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, in Lok Sabha on the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament. The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill or ART Bill makes it mandatory for all fertility clinics and banks in India […]Read More

India’s daily Covid-19 testing numbers one of the highest in

New Delhi: Cumulative tests for detection of COVID-19 surged to 4,55,09,380 in the country with a record 11,72,179 tests being conducted in a single day on Wednesday, said the Union Health Ministry underlining that “India’s daily testing numbers are one of the highest in the world”. Higher testing numbers subsequently result in lowered positivity rate, […]Read More

Centre decides to allow export of indigenous ventilators as COVID-19

The high-level Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 has agreed to the health ministry’s proposal to allow the export of indigenously made ventilators. The decision was taken as India continues to maintain a progressively declining low rate of fatality among COVID-19 patients, which currently stands at 2.15 per cent, “which means fewer numbers of active […]Read More

List covid work done by all ministries: Central Information Commission

New Delhi: After a Right to Information applicant sought answers to 18 questions on India’s response to Covid-19, the Central Information Commission (CIC) asked the health ministry to “compile all the measures taken by various ministries and list them chronologically on its website.” The recent order issued by chief information commissioner Bimal Julka stated that […]Read More

Don’t keep elderly, child in temporary covid care facility in

NEW DELHI: Separate entry and exit, sanitizer dispenser at entry, thermal screening provisions for caregivers, beds at 3 feet distance from one another, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued a detailed guidelines for housing societies if they plan to set up temporary COVID care centre in the complex. Some of the housing […]Read More

No prasad or touching idols in temples, disposable menus in

No distribution of prasad or sprinkling of holy water at places of worship, disposable menus and napkins at restaurants, contactless technology-based check-in at hotels and employees with comorbidities and expectant mothers not to be allowed in frontline public dealing jobs – these are a part of detailed guidelines issued by the government for hotels, restaurants […]Read More

Akshay Kumar and R Balki become the first to shoot

Actor Akshay Kumar and filmmaker R Balki became the first to shoot during a lockdown. On Monday, they along with their crew shot for a government-approved ad to create awareness about post-lockdown responsibilities. The shoot was held at Mumbai’s Kamalistan studio.  Shootings of films and TV projects had come to a halt a week before […]Read More

Global worries as Covid infections spike in Russia, Brazil, India

MOSCOW: New coronavirus cases have been spiking from India to South Africa to Mexico in a clear indication that the pandemic is far from over, while Russia and Brazil now sit behind only the United States in the number of reported infections. The surges come even as much of Asia, Europe and scores of US […]Read More