JEE-Advanced: Slip in successful girl candidate count

JEE-Advanced is the entrance test for admission into IITs and NITs. A total of 1,41,699 candidates appeared in both papers.

16 Oct 2021

Government medical colleges too catch faculty data fudge bug

The Commission said its Medical Assessment and Rating Board observed that faculty positions in many departments of government medical colleges have stayed vacant for several years.

13 Oct 2021

Expert panel endorses Covaxin for kids, vaccine may come in pre-filled syringes

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19 examined the data and deliberated on the EUA application on Monday.

12 Oct 2021

Five private labs join Covid-19 genome surveillance project

Beginning with 10 national research laboratories that came together in view of the B1617 variant of Covid, the INSACOG project went on to add 18 more regional laboratories over the past few months.

12 Oct 2021

‘Vaccine hesitancy still a problem in remote areas’

Though no concrete data on the percentage of people choosing to forgo vaccines is available, it has been estimated that in remote and rural areas, up to 10% people may be sceptical.

09 Oct 2021

Covid-19 R value for big cities shows rising trend again as festive season kicks in

R factor refers to the effective reproduction rate which denotes the number of people getting infected by one infected person.

07 Oct 2021

Indian lab may have helped validate research that fetched the medicine Nobel

The Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) under the CSIR had shown in 2018 that the cells of the immune system may also be critically dependent on these channels to sense physical cues.

06 Oct 2021

Aaganwadi workers, helpers now under Rs 50 lakh Covid insurance scheme

Workers involved in awareness and surveillance drives, door-to-door distribution of ration, caring for the infected pregnant women, and vaccination drives will be covered under the scheme.

05 Oct 2021

Debate over prices halted launch of Zydus' Covid-19 vaccine on Gandhi Jayanti?

Sources added that a few more rounds of negotiations are likely this week before a government procurement price, as well as price of the vaccine in private hospitals can be fixed.

05 Oct 2021

TEQIP III: Only Bihar, Uttarakhand continue with highly qualified teachers in engineering colleges

Nearly 1,500 technical education teachers across 18 states had joined on a temporary basis in technical institutions in backward or “aspirational” districts in 2018.

04 Oct 2021

All-India merit list for NEET PG likely by end of week, say officials

Officials said that while most states will prepare their own merit list for admission on the basis of the NEET PG merit list and the all-India ranks, the national list will be released separately.

04 Oct 2021

Import delay, limited availability prevents Sputnik V COVID vaccine take-off in India

Of every 1000 people who have taken shots, less than 1 received Sputnik V, despite its soft launch in India in May through its local partner Dr Reddy's.

02 Oct 2021

Zydus Cadila jab to be rolled out tomorrow

AhmEdabad-based Zydus Cadila’s three-dose Covid-19 vaccine is likely to be included in the national vaccination drive from Saturday, according to Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan.

01 Oct 2021

COVID-19: Highly mutated C.1.2 variant sparks concern amid third wave fears

The variant is being called the most mutated version of the virus yet, even though a concrete understanding on its clinical characteristics and transmissibility is yet to emerge. 

02 Sep 2021

COVID-19: Amid reports of shortage, remdesivir production to be up to 78 lakh vials per month

Last week, the government had put ban on export of Remdesivir for the time being to meet domestic needs.

15 Apr 2021