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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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NZ PM calls for strong, equitable, sustainable post-Covid recovery

NZ PM calls for strong, equitable, sustainable post-Covid recovery

🕔21:07, 11.Nov 2021

Wellington, Nov 11 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday called on political and business leaders to work together to build a strong, equitable and sustainable recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. She made the remarks when delivering the keynote

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Indian banking Sector insulated against Covid-19, expects improved profitability even as asset quality remains monitorable

Indian banking Sector insulated against Covid-19, expects improved profitability even as asset quality remains monitorable

🕔18:13, 24.Oct 2021

Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic posed challenges for banks like increase in overdue levels and higher infection rates among employees, impacting collections and resulting in higher slippages and some increase in the restructured book. However,

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Insurance scheme for health care workers extended for 180 days

Insurance scheme for health care workers extended for 180 days

🕔07:31, 21.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday extended the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Care Workers Fighting Covid-19’ for a period of further 180 days. The current period of the insurance policy is ending

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India’s economy to grow by 8.3%, making it 2nd fastest growing-major economy

India’s economy to grow by 8.3%, making it 2nd fastest growing-major economy

🕔07:13, 8.Oct 2021

United Nations, Oct 8 (IANS) India’s economy is expected to grow by 8.3 per cent this fiscal year, according to the World Bank, making it the second-fastest-growing major economy. The Bank’s Regional Economic Update released on Thursday said that after the

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After Moderna chief, now Pfizer says Covid will end in a year

After Moderna chief, now Pfizer says Covid will end in a year

🕔18:08, 27.Sep 2021

Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) The world will return to normal life as Covid-19 will end in a year, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said, while stressing the need for annual Covid jabs. “Within a year I think we will be able

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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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