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Services exports crossed $178 bn in 6 months despite Covid: Piyush Goyal

Services exports crossed $178 bn in 6 months despite Covid: Piyush Goyal

🕔20:22, 21.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) “While 2021 was a year in which we defied all odds, 2022 will be the breakthrough year which will unlock the country’s exponential value. Services Export for Apr-Dec 2021 reached more than $178 bn despite the

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Sputnik V shows strong protection against Omicron: Joint Italian-Russian study

Sputnik V shows strong protection against Omicron: Joint Italian-Russian study

🕔07:20, 21.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Sputnik V vaccine has demonstrated strong protection against Omicron variant, with over 2 times higher virus neutralising activity compared to the Pfizer vaccinea, ccording to a study conducted by the Spallanzani Institute in Italy in

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India’s new Covid cases continue to decline for 2nd straight day

India’s new Covid cases continue to decline for 2nd straight day

🕔11:24, 18.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) India witnessed a substantial decrease in fresh Covid cases, reporting 2,38,018 new infections in the last 24 hours, and a total of 310 deaths, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday. With

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US Fed minutes suggest earlier & faster rate increases

US Fed minutes suggest earlier & faster rate increases

🕔14:55, 6.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Minutes from the US Federal Reserves December 2021 policy meeting underpin officials hawkish pivot and suggest earlier and faster rate increases in addition to a quicker start to normalising the central banks massive balance sheet—itself a

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Delhi govt directs pvt hospitals to reserve 40% beds for Covid patients

Delhi govt directs pvt hospitals to reserve 40% beds for Covid patients

🕔07:08, 5.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday directed all private hospitals and nursing homes with 50 beds or more in the city to reserve at least 40 per cent of their total bed capacity for Covid patients amid

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Develop Covid care centres in hotels, stock up on test kits, states told

Develop Covid care centres in hotels, stock up on test kits, states told

🕔07:05, 5.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Amid a large spike in Covid cases, the Centre on Tuesday directed the states and UTs to develop Covid care centres in hotel rooms and other similar accommodations to be linked with dedicated Covid hospitals for

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Omicron may do good by replacing Delta from world: Experts

Omicron may do good by replacing Delta from world: Experts

🕔18:59, 28.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid, which has so far been detected in more than 100 countries so far, may help the world get rid of the Delta strain that claimed so many lives across

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Over 2 cr people in Odisha now fully vaccinated

Over 2 cr people in Odisha now fully vaccinated

🕔18:51, 28.Dec 2021

Bhubaneswar, Dec 28 (IANS) More than two crore adults in Odisha are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed on Tuesday. Odisha has achieved yet another significant milestone in the fight against Covid-19 as more than 2 crore

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Shot in the arm: Vaccination for 15-18 age group from Jan 3, says Modi

Shot in the arm: Vaccination for 15-18 age group from Jan 3, says Modi

🕔09:57, 26.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday that Covid vaccination for the 15-18 age group will commence from January 3, 2022, while healthcare/frontline workers, along with the 60+ population with comorbidities, will get a precautionary dose

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Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO

Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO

🕔12:00, 15.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Omicron variant is spreading at an unprecedented rate, the World Health Organization has said. WHO Director General Tedros A. Ghebreyesus said that a total of 77 countries have reported Omicron cases so far but the

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After Covid-19, digital skills a must for every Indian: Govt

After Covid-19, digital skills a must for every Indian: Govt

🕔14:38, 13.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Monday said that the digital skills are now an important requirement for every Indian. Responding to a question of a BJP Member during Question Hour

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Omicron variant may change course of Covid-19 pandemic: WHO chief

Omicron variant may change course of Covid-19 pandemic: WHO chief

🕔11:25, 9.Dec 2021

Geneva, Dec 9 (IANS) Certain features of the Omicron variant, including its global spread and large number of mutations, suggest it could have a major impact on the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, said the chief of the World Health Organization

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People with disabilities among hardest hit by pandemic: UN chief

People with disabilities among hardest hit by pandemic: UN chief

🕔09:00, 5.Dec 2021

United Nations, Dec 5 (IANS) On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on December 3 annually, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that people with disabilities were among those most affected by the pandemic. “Covid-19 has laid bare the

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No evidence to suggest if Omicron more severe than other variants: Singapore

No evidence to suggest if Omicron more severe than other variants: Singapore

🕔22:49, 4.Dec 2021

Singapore, Dec 4 (IANS) As the Omicron variant has been detected in several countries, Singapore’s Ministry of Health said that there is no evidence yet to suggest if the Omicron variant is more severe than other variants. Singapore has preliminarily detected

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iPhone’s global market share in Q4 may reach 23%

iPhone’s global market share in Q4 may reach 23%

🕔13:47, 2.Dec 2021

San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) A market intelligence company is predicting iPhone market share for Q4 2021 to hit 23.1 per cent, up from 15.9 per cent last quarter. The smartphone market is showing an improvement in demand during the second

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New ‘Botswana’ variant is most mutated version of Covid

New ‘Botswana’ variant is most mutated version of Covid

🕔14:09, 25.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) British experts have sounded the alarm over a new Covid variant believed to have emerged in ‘Botswana’ that is the most mutated version of the virus yet, Daily Mail reported. Only 10 cases of the strain,

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NZ to move into new Covid protection system on Dec 3

NZ to move into new Covid protection system on Dec 3

🕔07:30, 23.Nov 2021

Wellington, Nov 23 (IANS) New Zealand will move into the new Covid-19 traffic light system on December 3, which provides the ability for businesses and events to re-open to vaccinated Kiwis, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. All of

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Deploy state officials to motivate people for full vaccination: Mandaviya

Deploy state officials to motivate people for full vaccination: Mandaviya

🕔14:37, 22.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday urged the states to deploy all government officials, one day in a week, to visit every eligible house with the message of full vaccination. “We are in the last

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AstraZeneca’s antibody shot 83% effective at preventing Covid

AstraZeneca’s antibody shot 83% effective at preventing Covid

🕔06:36, 20.Nov 2021

London, Nov 20 (IANS) A single shot of an antibody treatment against Covid-19 developed by UK drug major AstraZeneca is 83 per cent capable to reduce the risk of the infectious disease compared to placebo, according to new clinical trial results.

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World Diabetes Day: How Covid-19 exposed vulnerability in people with diabetes

World Diabetes Day: How Covid-19 exposed vulnerability in people with diabetes

🕔16:29, 14.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) While Covid-19 spared none, people with diabetes were among the hardest hit. The infectious disease not only raised the risk of severe disease progression and death among diabetics, affecting even the recovery, it also contributed towards

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