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Friday, July 30, 2021



India's new Covid-19 vaccination policy: A Quixplained

June 25, 2021 2:45 pm

Coronavirus vaccination: How much do vaccines now cost? Does one still need to register on CoWin and Aarogya Setu? Which groups will be prioritised for vaccination? And, which vaccines are being administered in the country?

Covid-19 and children: A Quixplained on what to watch out for

June 11, 2021 2:23 pm

Covid-19 and children: Who is vulnerable? Do children show different symptoms than adults? What do you do if your children is showing symptoms? We explain.

Coronavirus vaccination regimen in India: A Quixplained

May 28, 2021 7:47 am

Coronavirus vaccination: How long can you afford to wait for the first or second dose, and how does that change if you are infected with Covid-19 during the wait? Take a look at the vaccination regimen followed by India.

Quixplained: What is mucormycosis or black fungus seen in Covid-19 patients?

May 27, 2021 11:05 am

Mucormycosis or 'black fungus' symptoms, treatment, prevention: What is mucormycosis or 'black fungus'? Who is at risk? What are the symptoms and treatment? Take a look.

Quixplained: Is a foam path for an emergency belly landing effective?

May 13, 2021 11:46 am

A flight with a Covid-19 patient made an emergency belly landing in Mumbai last week after losing one wheel. As a precaution, airport officials sprayed foam on the runway.

Quixplained: The importance of proning during Covid-19 pandemic

May 11, 2021 7:47 am

The Indian Express explains proning, its benefits and how it can save lives at a time when liquid oxygen faces shortage of supply.

Quixplained: How do you double mask? Here are the dos and don'ts

May 11, 2021 8:44 am

Double masking, with cloth and surgical masks, can prevent leakage of air and fit the contours of the face better, studies by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found.

Quixplained: Features of the Chenab arch bridge which will connect Kashmir to Kanyakumari

April 14, 2021 10:43 am

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the construction of the arch, stating that it was an example of the country’s “changed work culture”.

Quixplained: A look at the Suez Canal crisis, its impact on global trade

April 08, 2021 9:41 am

How did the Ever Given get stuck in the Suez Canal? How did this impact global trade? Take a look

Quixplained: What is vaccine wastage, and how can it be prevented?

March 27, 2021 12:47 pm

How is vaccine wastage quantified, why does it happen, and what are the ways in which it can be reduced? Take a look.


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.