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

Amid concerns that Covid-19 situation in India may flare up again due to increased mixing of people, crowds and lack of Covid appropriate behaviour during the festive season, the R factor in some cities in India has already started showing an increasing trend.  R factor refers to the effective reproduction rate which denotes the number of people getting infected by one infected person. If the value of the R factor is above 1, it means that one infected person can spread the infection to more than one person which suggests that the infection is spreading.

published on : 7th October 2021

Motherlodes of Power: The story of India's 'Shakti Peethas'

As #Navaratri and #Dussehra approach, the significance of the 51 #ShaktiPeethas once again resonates in the pilgrim’s prayers. The New Indian Express brings to you the virtual experience of visiting the 51 Peethas in 500 seconds.

published on : 3rd October 2021

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Digital health ID card for every Indian under

#PMModi on September 27th launched the #AyushmanBharatDigitalMission, under which a digital health ID will be provided to people that will contain their health records, and asserted that it has the potential to bring revolutionary changes in healthcare. The pilot project of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission was announced by the prime minister from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 2020. Currently, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is being implemented in a pilot phase in six union territories.

published on : 27th September 2021

Australia: Rare earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude triggers panic in Melbourne

A rare earthquake rattled southeastern #Australia on September 22nd morning shaking buildings, knocking down walls and sending panicked residents running into the streets of #Melbourne. The quake, one of the country’s biggest on record, was at a depth of 10 km. Hundreds of aftershocks were detected, with one measuring 4.0 magnitude. #Earthquake

published on : 22nd September 2021

US does not seek new cold war: Joe Biden in reference to China | UNGA Meet

President #JoeBiden told the United Nations General Assembly that the US does not seek a "new Cold War," in a reference to relations with #China. Without mentioning China directly, Biden acknowledged increasing concerns about rising tensions between the two nations. Biden also emphasised on a need for world leaders to work together on the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change.

published on : 22nd September 2021

This 9/11 book is about hope and resilience: Kushal M Choksi

In this episode of In-Conversation Kushal M Choksi, a former Wall Street trader, serial entrepreneur and author speaks about his latest book 'On a Wing and a Prayer'. He also shares how he narrowly escaped death during the 9/11 attacks.

published on : 12th September 2021

Covid-19: RT-PCR test compulsory for those arriving from 7 more nations

Amid fear of new COVID-19 strains, the RT-PCR test is compulsory for passengers arriving from seven more countries, including South Africa, Bangladesh and China, the Centre said on Thursday.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Kerala to conduct more random tests to identify new COVID clusters

In a bid to identify the maximum number of people infected with #Covid19 and new clusters, the health department has decided to conduct sentinel and random sample testing. This is a departure from the passive testing method, which mostly relies on testing symptomatic people who approach hospitals, those who are included in the primary contact list of infected persons or people coming from clusters.

published on : 30th August 2021

Reduced testing in Kerala behind improved national Covid-19 tally?

India’s Covid-19 chart continued to show improvement. On Monday, the country logged just 25,072 cases, taking the total past 3.24 crore. However,  a closer look at the numbers suggests that this significant drop could rather be a “manufactured” one on account of declining tests in Kerala.

published on : 24th August 2021

TNIE Business Unboxed: Why are automobile prices rising?

In this episode of TNIE Business Unboxed, we decode the reasons behind the rise in the prices of automobiles.

published on : 14th August 2021

67% Indians have Covid 19 antibodies, 40 crore still vulnerable: ICMR Sero Survey

In the fourth round of the nationwide sero-survey conducted by ICMR, it was found out that 67.6 per cent surveyed Indians have developed antibodies against #Coronavirus.

published on : 31st July 2021
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