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Wednesday, November 25, 2020



Quixplained: The optimal temperature for storage of front-runner Covid-19 vaccines

November 24, 2020 5:27 pm

Coronavirus vaccines: How are Covid-19 vaccines stored? Does India have the infrastructure to store the leading candidates from Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-Oxford? Take a look.

Quixplained: Why are trains not running in Punjab?

November 24, 2020 11:04 am

The protesting farmers claim to have vacated all the tracks but says they will only allow goods trains to run. The Railways, however, has made it clear that it will either run both passengers and the goods trains or none at all.

Quixplained: Socialising and Covid-19, amid the festive season

November 15, 2020 12:35 pm

With the festive season upon us, you may find yourself in a position where you have to socialise. Here are some pointers you can keep in mind to stay safe amid Covid-19.

Quixplained: The Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and what its Phase III trial result means

November 15, 2020 12:21 pm

Pfizer coronavirus vaccine: What exactly does 90 per cent effectiveness mean? What happens next in the process of development?

Quixplained: Why counting of votes was slow in Bihar elections

November 11, 2020 10:24 am

Bihar election results 2020: The Election Commission declared late night Tuesday that the NDA alliance had won the election. However, counting of votes was unusually slow by today's standards. Here's why

Quixplained: Grounded since 2019, is there potential to revive Jet Airways?

November 03, 2020 2:18 pm

When Jet Airways was grounded in 2019, the slots that were under use by the airline were re-allocated to other domestic airlines by the government, given the severe crunch of available slots at key airports like Delhi and Mumbai.

Quixplained: From jobs to a free Covid-19 vaccine, what parties have promised Bihar

October 29, 2020 8:41 am

Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: We take a look at what major parties in play have promised in their manifestos.

Quixplained: The various factors that cause Delhi's air quality to dip this time of the year

October 24, 2020 11:26 am

Delhi air pollution: A look at why air pollution rises in October and the role of farm fires.

Quixplained: As schools reopen in India, here are the guidelines for the students and staff

October 31, 2020 12:19 pm

School reopening in India: What changes for students? And, for staff? What has the Centre said on attendance for students? What about assessments?

Quixplained: How long can the novel coronavirus survive on surfaces?

October 20, 2020 11:33 am

Findings from the study by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, appear to show that in a very controlled environment the virus remained infectious for longer than other studies have found.


Quixplained: What to keep in mind as gyms, fitness centres reopen

August 08, 2020 11:44 am

The government has allowed opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5 as part of the ‘Unlock 3’ phase.

Quixplained: What is herd immunity, how it works

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

Herd immunity is a stage of an epidemic in which some members of a population group remain protected from infection because a majority of those around them have already developed immunity, either through vaccination or because they have been infected earlier.

Quixplained: What's new in the National Education Policy

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

National Education Policy or NEP is a comprehensive framework to guide the development of education in the country. A new policy usually comes along every few decades. The latest policy is India's third. It replaces the 1986 NEP, which was in place for 34 years.

Quixplained: How ‘corona’ of the virus changes into a hairpin shape — and why

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

The spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 — the ‘corona’ in the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 disease — has just revealed new secrets. Researchers have found that the spike protein changes its form after it attaches itself to a human cell, folding in on itself and assuming a rigid hairpin shape.

Quixplained: India's Rafale vs Pakistan's F16 and China's J20

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

The five Rafale fighter jets that land in Ambala on Wednesday morning will resurrect the Number 17 Golden Arrows squadron of the Indian Air Force. It will take the IAF’s squadron strength to 31. When all the 36 Rafale jets are delivered by 2022, it will take it to 32 squadrons, still well below the 42 squadrons of the sanctioned strength.