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Covid: WHO recommends antibody treatment for some patients

Covid: WHO recommends antibody treatment for some patients

🕔18:32, 24.Sep 2021

Geneva, Sep 24  The World Health Organisation has on Friday recommended a treatment combining two antibodies — casirivimab and imdevimab — for two specific groups of patients with Covid-19 The first are patients with non-severe Covid-19 who are at the

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US Fed signals tapering could start soon

US Fed signals tapering could start soon

🕔14:36, 23.Sep 2021

Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at the record-low level of near zero, while signaling that the central bank may begin tapering asset purchases soon despite the ongoing economic uncertainty. The Fed

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From 2004 tsunami to Covid-19: A timeline of Quad elevation

From 2004 tsunami to Covid-19: A timeline of Quad elevation

🕔14:28, 23.Sep 2021

New York, Sep 23  Nearly 17 years after the deadly 2004 tsunami, when outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US President Joe Biden meet September 24 for the first

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Japan to provide booster shots to elderly in 2022

Japan to provide booster shots to elderly in 2022

🕔16:47, 21.Sep 2021

Tokyo, Sep 21  Japan will begin to inoculate the elderly with the third dose of a Covid-19 jab early next year, as the country seeks to better deal with the spread of more infectious variants, Vaccination Minister Taro Kono said

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Jaishankar urges UK Foreign Secy to resolve quarantine curbs on vaccinated Indians

Jaishankar urges UK Foreign Secy to resolve quarantine curbs on vaccinated Indians

🕔13:30, 21.Sep 2021

United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has raised with the UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss her country’s rules that require vaccinated Indian travellers to be quarantined and urged an early resolution of the issue. “Urged early

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India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 80.85 Cr

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 80.85 Cr

🕔12:52, 21.Sep 2021

Recovery Rate currently at 97.72% 30,256 New Cases reported in the last 24 hours India’s Active Caseload (3,18,181) is 0.95% of Total Cases Weekly Positivity Rate (2.07%) less than 3% for last 87 days With the administration of 37,78,296 vaccine doses in

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GST Council extends relief of medicines, but petroleum still out of bounds

GST Council extends relief of medicines, but petroleum still out of bounds

🕔12:02, 18.Sep 2021

Lucknow, Sep 18  In a slew of decisions, the GST Council on Friday decided to extend the applicability of concessional rates on Covid-19-related medicines but did not include petroleum products in its kitty. Briefing the media after the conclusion of

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UNGA to continue honour system for vaccination status

UNGA to continue honour system for vaccination status

🕔10:40, 17.Sep 2021

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) The UN intends to continue an honour system for vaccination status to enter the General Assembly Hall during the high-level conference week. There was a pilot project under the previous president of the General Assembly, which

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Work towards PM’s vision to transform health system: Mandaviya to doctors

Work towards PM’s vision to transform health system: Mandaviya to doctors

🕔19:34, 16.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 16  The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday exhorted doctors to work towards the Prime Minister’s vision to holistically transform the health system for New India. He said that doctors are the crucial pillars of healthcare

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Haryana to reopen schools for Class 1 to 3 from Sep 20

Haryana to reopen schools for Class 1 to 3 from Sep 20

🕔14:36, 16.Sep 2021

Chandigarh, Sep 16 The Haryana government has decided to reopen government and private schools for Class 1 to 3 from September 20. However, the online mode of education will also continue. The students willing to attend the schools will have to

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Saudi Arabia inks MoU with Pfizer to manufacture viral and genetic vaccines

Saudi Arabia inks MoU with Pfizer to manufacture viral and genetic vaccines

🕔11:00, 15.Sep 2021

Riyadh, Sep 15  Saudi Arabias Ministry of Industry announced on Tuesday the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pfizer Foundation to manufacture viral and genetic vaccines in the Kingdom. The pact was inked on the sidelines of

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Need deeper cooperation to address global health crisis: UN chief

Need deeper cooperation to address global health crisis: UN chief

🕔16:51, 13.Sep 2021

United Nations, Sep 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for deeper international cooperation to address global health crisis, and reduce poverty and inequality. “We need deeper international cooperation to address the global health crisis, reduce poverty and inequality, achieve

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V-P Naidu calls for more academia-industry interface to address challenges

V-P Naidu calls for more academia-industry interface to address challenges

🕔16:40, 13.Sep 2021

Puducherry, Sep 13  Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the educational institutions must have an increased interface with the industry to promote Research and Development to address contemporary challenges faced by society like climate change and

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Wipro Chairman announces return to office from Monday

Wipro Chairman announces return to office from Monday

🕔06:49, 13.Sep 2021

Bengaluru, Sep 12  Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji took to social media on Sunday to announce the resumption of work at company offices after 18 months due to the Covid-19 situation. “After 18 long months, our leaders are coming back to

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Sinovac launches clinical trial of vaccine on children, teens in S.Africa

Sinovac launches clinical trial of vaccine on children, teens in S.Africa

🕔11:04, 12.Sep 2021

Johannesburg, Sep 12  Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech on Friday launched the Phase III clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine on a group of children and teenagers between six months and 17 years old in South Africa. The study, carried

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Appreciation trend: Healthy macros, vax figures to strengthen rupee

Appreciation trend: Healthy macros, vax figures to strengthen rupee

🕔17:08, 11.Sep 2021

Mumbai, Sep 11  Healthy macro-economic industrial output, as well as, accelerated nationwide vaccination drive are expected to strengthen the Indian rupee in the coming week. Accordingly, healthy macros are likely to attract foreign capitals to the equity markets on the

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Reusable cloth masks may be effective up to after a yr: Study

Reusable cloth masks may be effective up to after a yr: Study

🕔11:05, 11.Sep 2021

New York, Sep 11  Worried about the efficacy of cloth masks? A new study showed that washing, drying and reusing cloth masks may be effective for up to a year and may not reduce their ability to filter out viral

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Biden orders companies to require vaccination for employees

Biden orders companies to require vaccination for employees

🕔12:24, 10.Sep 2021

New York, Sep 10  Declaring that “our patience is wearing thin” with the resistance to vaccination against Covid-19, US President Joe Biden has ordered companies with at least 100 workers to get them all inoculated or test the hold-outs weekly.

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Signs of recovery: Credit profiles of large no of Cos get an upgrade

Signs of recovery: Credit profiles of large no of Cos get an upgrade

🕔17:58, 8.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 8 In a sign of a sharp economic recovery, credit profiles of companies has seen a marked improvement in the five month period of current fiscal as compared to Covid affected April-August period of 2020. A testimony

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India rapidly creating Covid dedicated infrastructure: MoS Health

India rapidly creating Covid dedicated infrastructure: MoS Health

🕔06:43, 8.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 8 Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Bharati Pravin Pawar, said on Tuesday that with a decentralised but unified government approach, India is focused on rapidly creating Covid dedicated infrastructure and upskilling of the healthcare

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