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Passengers in for a tough time as PCR tests made mandatory before exiting airports

Mylab Discovery Solutions, Suburban Diagnostics, Metropolis Healthcare are among the diagnostic companies that have set up labs at the airports and are ramping up capacity to deal with the surge in testing volumes by adding more counters.

2 Dec 2021 6:00 am
Omicron scare: UP Government orders for genome sequencing and 8-days home quarantine for international passengers

In a review meeting, the CM asked the King Georges Medical University and Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) and medical facilities at Meerut, Jhansi to conduct genome sequencing of samples

1 Dec 2021 6:10 pm
Is nuclear energy an answer to climate change? Everything to know

Proponents of nuclear energy have been equating the use of nuclear energy to climate protection, especially during the time of the recent COP26 summit.

1 Dec 2021 4:37 pm
Delhi pollution: November air most polluted in six years, data shows

In Delhi, the contribution of stubble burning to PM2.5 levels peaked in November, hitting a high of 48% on November 7 before falling to 35% on November 12.

1 Dec 2021 4:24 pm
Dinyar Patel wins Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2021 for definitive biography of Dadabhai Naoroji

The book is a definitive biography of the nineteenth-century activist, among the founders of the Indian National Congress and the first Indian-origin British MP.

1 Dec 2021 2:59 pm
Maharashtra tightens travel rules amid Omicron scare; makes 7-day institutional quarantine must for returnees from high-risk countries

Domestic passengers also need to show negative RT-PCR reports with samples collected not before 48 hours of arrival, irrespective of their Covid-19 vaccination status.

1 Dec 2021 1:41 pm
NASA delays astronaut spacewalk indefinitely as it receives notification of potentially dangerous debris

The aim of the spacewalk, which would have led to two astronauts venturing out of the ISS, was to replace a faulty antenna system.

1 Dec 2021 12:50 pm
HIV Stigma: Effects of harmful myths and what can be done

Enclosed are some of the major stigmas linked with HIV and their impact on the lives of the people dealing with this condition-

1 Dec 2021 12:16 pm
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Win Rs 6 lakhs! Ministry of Culture launches Unity in Creativity competition; Details

The Unity in Creativity competitions, open for children above 10 years, will offer the opportunity to rekindle pride in Indias collective identity through creativity.

1 Dec 2021 11:49 am
India extends a helping hand to Africa; Ready to send vaccines and medical supplies

According to the MEA statement, India has promised supply of PPE kits, medical equipment including ventilators, life saving drugs, test kits, gloves and more.

30 Nov 2021 7:35 pm
A 1,600-year-old site found in Haryana that claims of continued habitation around lost Saraswati river

The actual chronology of the site will be known only after clearance of the vegetation from the site, the archeologist said.

30 Nov 2021 6:17 pm
Conservation of flora and fauna: Karnataka State forest department arranges festivals on the importance of frogs, wolves, and grasslands

Another festival for the conservation of turtles has been planned in Honnavar where a marine sanctuary will come up.

30 Nov 2021 6:09 pm
Want to lose weight? Cutting fat from your diet might not be the best approach!

At times like these when a virus is eyeing our health 24X7, it becomes increasingly important to have the right information especially when it is about our own body.

30 Nov 2021 6:03 pm
World AIDS Day: Improving the lives of HIV positive children

HIV continues to be a serious public health concern that affects millions of individuals throughout the world.

30 Nov 2021 5:24 pm
Ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 would be paved through an All-Electric All-Digital world

Energy is responsible for about 80% of the worlds carbon emissions, as per the estimate by the International Energy Agency.

30 Nov 2021 5:15 pm
Omicron: Why it poses high risk and how to keep your guard up

Omicron has more than 30 spike mutations, more than double the number carried by Delta making it more dangerous and having a higher risk of causing reinfection

30 Nov 2021 4:14 pm
The growing Indian fashion and lifestyle market has given an impetus to the footwear industry

The products being offered now are very innovative and are made based on consumer needs and preferences.

30 Nov 2021 2:35 pm
Talking Gloves: IIT Jodhpur & AIIMS Jodhpurs researchers create communication device for people with speech impairment

These talking gloves use principles of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to automatically generate speech that is language independent and helps speech-impaired people communicate more effectively.

30 Nov 2021 2:34 pm
Covid-19: Maharashtra on lookout for driver who drove Dombivli man home; South Africa-returnee tests positive in Chandigarh

While health officials are still to ascertain if the patient is infected with the Omicron variant, doctors have urged the authorities at Mumbai airport to be extra cautious.

30 Nov 2021 2:20 pm
Pandemic has been the toughest for the elderly; Heres how technological innovation is helping them

'The pandemic has been the toughest for the elderly around the world for many reasons which led to seniors feeling isolated, depressed, lonely. '

30 Nov 2021 2:18 pm
Covid-19: Can RT-PCR tests detect Omicron variant infection?

If the diagnostic tests do not indicate the presence of the Omicron or any other variant, the detection would have to await gene sequencing that takes between 24 and 96 hours.

30 Nov 2021 12:57 pm
Bharat Biotech begins Covaxin exports, says on track to make 1 bn doses a year

Long-pending export orders have been executed during November and would be further expanded during the following months. With the number of countries that have granted emergency use approval for Covaxin increasing, exports to additional countries will also commence from December, the company said.

30 Nov 2021 3:00 am
Asteroid bigger than Taj Mahal racing towards Earth today; heres what NASA says

The size of this asteroid is said to be double the size of the Big Ben clock in London.

29 Nov 2021 6:45 pm
Drone delivers Covid-19 vaccine in Jammu as India amps up vaccination to counter Omicron variant threat Watch Video

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: Calling the drone a carrier of 'Sanjeevani Booti', Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya stated that the drone delivered 50 vials of COVID vaccines along with syringes to a public health centre in Jammu's Marh area near the India-Pakistan border.

28 Nov 2021 4:25 pm
Omicron: Review plans to ease travel: PM

Tells officials to reassess decision to resume intl flights from December 15

28 Nov 2021 6:30 am
Online gaming opening new doors for players

Online gaming, as we all knew once, is not just about card games like Rummy or casual games like Candy Crush anymore

28 Nov 2021 2:15 am
Allergic to milk proteins? Time to opt for potato milk!

Potato joins list of plants that can be processed into non-dairy milks

28 Nov 2021 1:45 am
The power of protests

The repeal of the farm laws has brought into focus the perseverance of protesters and how a mass movement can change policy.

28 Nov 2021 1:15 am
A slice of life | Book Review: In Turmoil by Sushil Chadha

An anthology of stories about simple, everyday happenings

28 Nov 2021 12:45 am
A new face of Gandhi | Book Review: Economist Gandhi by Jaithirth Rao

An interesting attempt to discover the economist in the Mahatma throws up much food for thought

28 Nov 2021 12:15 am
Why not Nu or Xi? As Omicron Covid variant hits global headlines, Twitter dissects WHOs naming game

Why not Nu or Xi? As Omicron Covid variant hits global headlines, Twitter dissects WHO's naming game

27 Nov 2021 6:49 pm
Last solar eclipse of the year: Heres how, when and where you can watch

NASA has also displayed an interactive map highlighting the path of the solar eclipse across Earth's surface.

27 Nov 2021 4:15 pm
Slip Disc Surgery performed on awake patient

Dr. Vikas Bhardwaj HOD- Sharda Hospital said we had performed awake spine surgery with spinal anaesthesia and epidural analgesia for postoperative period only at spine area

26 Nov 2021 2:59 pm
Coronavirus News November 25 Highlights: As new Covid variant detected in South Africa, Hong Kong & Botswana, Centre issues fresh advisory for international travellers

Coronavirus Vaccine Registration, Covid-19 India Latest Update, Coronavirus Cases in India Today's News, November 25 Highlights: Bharat Biotech says Covaxin meets WHO efficacy criteria for COVID-19 vaccines for Delta variant; EU authorises Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11; Kerala reports 5,987 fresh infections, 56 deaths

25 Nov 2021 11:17 pm
66 fully vaccinated students in Karnataka medical college test positive for Covid, check details

Alarmed by such a high incidence of Coronavirus, the authorities have sealed the two medical colleges along with suspending offline classes that were being conducted at the college.

25 Nov 2021 6:25 pm
Techtextil India inaugurated in Mumbai; Check details

One of the key highlights of Techtextil India is the special showcase of German technology at an exclusive German pavilion.

25 Nov 2021 4:26 pm
Do pulse oximeters have racial bias?

The UK government said in a release that the coronavirus pandemic had exposed health disparities across the country with death rates higher among ethnic minorities.

24 Nov 2021 2:41 pm
Coronavirus (Covid-19) News Highlights: Covid-19 deaths in Europe could top 2 million, warns WHO; India, Nepal sign MoU to recognise Covid vaccination certificate

Coronavirus Vaccine Registration, Covid-19 India Latest Update, Coronavirus Cases in India News, November 23 Highlights: Has India achieved 'hybrid' immunity? Here's what experts say on possible Covid-19 third wave

24 Nov 2021 10:42 am
India Impact: Socio Storys summit on pressing themes like climate change, livelihood and healthcare

India Impact Summit aims to support developmental organisations by bringing all stakeholders together for purpose driven leadership and actions for a greater common good.

23 Nov 2021 4:32 pm
Covid-19 third wave? Epidemiologist warns against complacency, lowering guard during wedding season

According to a survey of 17,000 respondents from 319 districts by LocalCircles, 60% are likely to attend engagements and/or weddings during November and December.

23 Nov 2021 2:46 pm
Rivers of Resistance: AMR, a silent pandemic in the making

Our life-giving rivers are under life-threatening stress as they face severe pollution across the world in the past few decades.

22 Nov 2021 6:11 pm
Book Review | From Tinmosgang to Galwan, a deeply research examination of Indias contested lands

The book takes one through the history of Indias border with both Tibet and China primarily driven by the British Empires strategic consideration of keeping Russia away.

22 Nov 2021 5:09 pm
Covid-19: CoWIN shows Fully/Partially Vaccinated badge; on the way to becoming open source

National Health Authority CEO Dr RS Sharma mentioned that users would also be able to download the badge and share it with friends and family members on social media.

22 Nov 2021 2:14 pm
Air pollution: Delhi govt extends work from home for govt officials, ban on entry of trucks till November 26

The Delhi Environment Department, in its order, said there was a need to further extend the curb on vehicular movement amid forecasts of very poor air quality.

22 Nov 2021 10:39 am
Does alcohol really lead to weight gain? Nutritionist sets the record straight

Rastogi also quoted a study that showed moderate alcohol consumption led to the same weight loss as another group given the same amount in calories.

21 Nov 2021 2:37 pm
Between sips: Exploring Dubai

For Asians, Dubai can be a one-stop destination for just about anything under the sun. Heres why

21 Nov 2021 2:15 am
Covid-19: Vaccine hesitancy biggest threat to overcoming pandemic, says Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla

More than 22.45 crore doses are still available with states and union territories and the Union government has provided 128.49 crore doses to the states and UTs till date.

19 Nov 2021 2:45 am
India as the Birthplace of Luxury: Living with finesse was a way of life, luxury was about positive impact

Even as late as the 19th century, multiple luxury brands took birth in Europe (including Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels ) and served the Indian royalty.

18 Nov 2021 4:14 pm
Coronavirus (Covid-19) India News: India records 11,919 new cases, 470 more fatalities; over 114.50 crore vaccine doses administered so far in country

Coronavirus Vaccine Registration, Covid-19 India Latest Update, Coronavirus Cases in India Today's News, November 18: The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 114.50 crore, as per the data on Cowin dashboard.

18 Nov 2021 10:09 am
Europes Covid explosion to new Delta surge, WHO Chief Scientist explains global corona trends details here

Dr. Swaminathan reiterated the need to follow social distancing, covering faces in public places, and following Covid-19 protocol strictly as per norms.

17 Nov 2021 6:52 pm