Asian shares mostly higher, echoing Wall Street rebound

Stocks on Wall Street bounced back and closed higher, extending the market’s recent winning ways as investors look ahead to several updates from retailers this week.

published on : 16th August 2022

India logs 8,813 Covid infections in a day; active cases decline to 1,11,252

Active cases declined by 6,256 in a day and now comprise 0.25 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was at 98.56 per cent, the health ministry said.

published on : 16th August 2022

Covid surge in the national capital due to reinfections, say experts

“It is surprising to see patients being hospitalised with Covid-19 second and third time despite two doses is a worry,” said Dr Sarin. 

published on : 16th August 2022

Covid positive Mallikarjun Kharge regrets skipping I-Day

In a press note on Monday, Kharge said in spite of not being able to be physically present on theoccasion, he will join the celebrations in spirit and with pride.

published on : 16th August 2022

Pfizer CEO tests positive for Covid-19, has mild symptoms

Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said Monday that he started taking Pfizer’s Paxlovid pill treatment and is isolating while he recovers.

published on : 16th August 2022

Bharat Biotech completes trials for India’s first intranasal Covid vaccine, says it's safe, immunogenic

“BBV154 has proven to be safe, well-tolerated and immunogenic in subjects in controlled clinical trials," the pharma company said in a statement.

published on : 15th August 2022

UK becomes first country to approve Covid booster vaccine targeting original and Omicron strains

MHRA said it had given the green light to the Moderna vaccine as a 'sharpened tool' against the novel coronavirus after it was found to meet its standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.

published on : 15th August 2022

One-day recoveries surpass fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal

The toll remained unchanged at 296 as no new fatality due to the infection was recorded in the last 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

published on : 15th August 2022

Analysis of 381 samples show Omicron domination in Bengaluru

The INSACOG (Indian SARS Cov2 Genomics Consortium) has confirmed that omicron and its sub-lineages BA2, BA1.1.529 and BA5 continue to dominate.

published on : 15th August 2022

Active Covid cases decline in country

India added 14,092 new coronavirus infections with 41 fatalities which include 12 deaths reconciled by Kerala.

published on : 14th August 2022

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah tests positive for Covid again

The 85-year-old MP from Srinagar is recovering well and has self-isolated at home.

published on : 13th August 2022

As Covid cases surge, Punjab government makes face masks mandatory

The wearing of masks shall be ensured in all educational institutions, government and private offices and indoor/outdoor gatherings, malls, and public places.

published on : 13th August 2022

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19 again

Sonia Gandhi had tested positive for COVID-19 in early June as well.

published on : 13th August 2022

Unvaccinated Djokovic out of US Open tuneup in Cincinnati 

That is also why Djokovic is not expected to be able to enter the US Open, the year's last Grand Slam tournament, which begins in New York on August 29.

published on : 13th August 2022

India reports nearly 16,000 new Covid cases, 68 deaths

The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.54 per cent, the health ministry said.

published on : 13th August 2022

Delhi records 10 Covid deaths; highest in six months

This is the 10 consecutive day when the city logged more than 2,000 cases in a day. The national capital on February 13 reported 12 deaths due to the viral disease.

published on : 13th August 2022

Ma Subramanian launches Corbevax booster dose drive in TN

Health Minister Ma Subramanian launched a drive to administer Corbevax booster doses to recipients aged 18 years and above in Tamil Nadu on Friday.

published on : 13th August 2022

Flipkart fined Rs 50,000 for charging extra on oil, disfiguring price tag

However, after receiving the order, Farooq found that Flipkart was selling the oil at more than the MRP.

published on : 13th August 2022

After Deepawali, Shivraj celebrates Raksha Bandhan with COVID orphans

The memorable meeting where kids performed cultural programmes was titled 'Meri Rakhi Shivraj Mama ke Ghar.'

published on : 13th August 2022

Current Omicron strains are 20-30% more infectious, says NTAGI's Dr NK Arora

"These sub-variants are BA.4, BA.5, BA.2.75, BA.2.38, however, any surge in hospitalization or any disease severity has not been observed so far," said Dr Arora.

published on : 12th August 2022
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