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COVID-19 PANDEMIC NEWS

Pune man shells out nearly Rs 3 lakh for gold mask, leaves netizens baffled

July 04, 2020 8:07 pm

The man said that the metallic mask was light-weight with few minute holes, ensuring that there is no difficulty in breathing. But when asked about its efficacy, he said he wasn't quite sure.

Explained: Why China factor has led to an increase in price of Heparin; will other drugs follow?

July 02, 2020 8:14 pm

The heparin sodium API for the injections made in India majorly comes from China, according to pharma companies. Some industry bodies say there aren't many alternative manufacturers for the API, especially in India.

What makes people happy with their neighbourhoods, asks a study

July 01, 2020 3:21 pm

With millions of people staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic there’s a chance they might see their communities through a different lens.

Ashadi Ekadashi special: Make this easy, traditional Maharashtrian fasting food

July 01, 2020 5:30 pm

Make sure you keep your energy going with this easy fasting recipe.

Coping with the coronavirus

July 01, 2020 1:04 pm

“I think the hardest thing for me has to be the isolation I have phased, physically and emotionally during this time...", said one of the doctors.

Covid-19 ward doctor: 'I am always anxious about my family, but have to do my duty'

July 01, 2020 1:50 pm

Once doctors wear the protective gear, they cannot use the restroom; and what makes matters worse, says Dr Aparna Mahajan, is that “the PPE kit causes a lot of sweat, and even the face shield becomes foggy that comes in the way of examining patients".

Will remote working and learning lead to an era of multi-PC homes

June 30, 2020 5:36 pm

The current situation is driving a dynamic shift in consumer behavior with multi-PCs per family becoming prevalent. With the future of working and learning changing, spending long durations in front of PCs and laptops are inevitable.

IP university to lead project to develop low-cost test for detecting COVID-19 antibodies

June 29, 2020 10:59 am

The Biotechnology Industry Research Council (BIRAC), a public sector enterprise set up by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will fund the university and its partners to develop a low-cost completely indigenous test for SARS COV2 antibody testing, which can be used for large scale screening of pandemic population

Education institutes launch social media campaigns, webinars to end lockdown blues

June 28, 2020 7:19 pm

As the lockdown period gets extended further without much respite in the number of coronavirus cases, maintaining a sound mental and physical health is a huge task for many and institutes are here to help.

UP govt decision to start classes for MBBS students can jeopardize their safety: Priyanka Gandhi

June 28, 2020 6:19 pm

"At a time when coronavirus cases are rising across the country, UP government's decision to start classes for MBBS students can jeopardize their safety," Priyanka Gandhi said