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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Coronavirus. COVID-19


India turned pandemic’s challenge into opportunity: Prakash Javadekar

January 23, 2021 10:43 pm

The minister was attending the renaming ceremony of Camp Education Society’s high school and junior college where he congratulated the chairman of vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India, Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, who was present on the occasion.

Gujarat: State govt unveils Covid-19 response review document

January 23, 2021 5:45 am

The report was unveiled Friday at Gandhinagar in the presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also holds the health portfolio, along with senior bureaucrats including Principal Secretary.

No new Covid case in Dharavi for 2nd time since April

January 23, 2021 2:08 am

According to BMC data, since the pandemic broke out, Dharavi has reported 3,904 cases. It, however, has only 10 active cases now. G North ward, which covers Dharavi, Dadar and Mahim, recorded only five new cases on Friday – two in Dadar and three in Mahim.

'Chicken nor egg' situation for foodies looking for options in bird flu times

January 21, 2021 11:48 am

The food industry, already reeling under the impact of COVID-19, has lost little time in rejigging their menus to make them 'bird flu proof'

Maharashtra to withdraw over 3 lakh cases filed under Section 188 for violation of Covid lockdown norms

January 21, 2021 2:38 am

Since the beginning of the first lockdown, offences have been registered against people who have been found violating these prohibitory orders. These cases have been registered under Indian Penal Code Section 188.

Indian, international students ask China to permit them to return to re-join courses

January 19, 2021 9:03 pm

The students, in the letter, urged the Chinese government to permit them to return after following all COVID-19 protocols including the necessary tests and quarantine procedures.

Flexible WFH policy, mental health leaves among demands for workplaces post-COVID: Report

January 20, 2021 3:21 pm

As per the report, 66 per cent of respondents prefer to work in a hybrid model instead wherein their week consists of working partly from the office and partly from home. Further, 60 per cent of them will feel comfortable with returning to the office only after getting vaccinated.

Tamil Nadu reopens schools for classes 10 and 12 after 10 months

January 19, 2021 12:07 pm

The decision to reopen schools was taken by the government after holding a consultation with parents and teachers. The government said 95 per cent of the parents consented to reopen the schools.

11 girls test positive for Covid at school in Junagadh

January 19, 2021 7:31 pm

The girls’ school had resumed classroom teaching on January 11, following the state government’s orders to open schools to physical attendance for students of classes 10 and 12

Thailand sold itself as a paradise Covid retreat, but no one came

January 20, 2021 10:45 am

The lack of interest is adding pressure on Thai policy makers, who have struggled to accommodate both industry players calling for relaxed quarantine rules and public-health experts warning against putting people in danger


Mumbai's largest event venue now a 'contactless' quarantine centre. See pictures

April 29, 2020 1:56 pm

Equipped with a “contactless” sample collection facility and diagnostic “self-clinic” where everything is done across a glass panel, the dome house over 250 asymptomatic patients currently and is described as a model unit.

Flamingos brighten up the day in Navi Mumbai during Covid-19 lockdown

April 21, 2020 10:41 am

Maharashtra is home to the highest flamingo population in India, according to a survey conducted by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). The survey revealed that in all, 51,655 Greater Flamingos and 88,906 Lesser Flamingos visit the country.

Iran's musicians reach new audiences with rooftop performances during lockdown

April 19, 2020 3:26 pm

From playing traditional Iranian instruments like Kamancheh to drums, these Iranian musicians have made their rooftops a place to be as they self isolate during Iran's lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

How the world is celebrating Easter amid coronavirus pandemic

April 12, 2020 2:31 pm

From a drive-in worship service in South Korea to Reverends leading the Sunday Mass without any devotees in India, here's how the world celebrated Easter this year.

India races to meet Personal Protective Equipment demand

April 05, 2020 12:15 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday chaired a meeting of Empowered Groups constituted for planning and ensuring implementation of COVID-19 response activities in the nation. and directed concerned groups and officials to ensure sufficient production, procurement and availability of all essential medical equipment.