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Delhi govt sets up panel for transparent, timely distribution of Tocilizumab injection to hospitals

The Delhi government has set up a three-member technical expert committee (TEC) to prevent the indiscriminate use of Tocilizumab injection and to establish a transparent and efficient system of distribution of this drug to the needy and hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

15 May 2021 8:41 am
Pakistan's Punjab witnessing coronavirus cases with multiple COVID-19 strains: Study

As the deadly third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Pakistan, the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department has uploaded a fresh study that says the country and its Punjab province has been facing circulation of multiple strains of coronavirus with visible dominance of the UK variant. The study was carried out by virologists, health and medical experts at the Punjab Public Health Reference Laboratory (PPHRL), reported Dawn.

15 May 2021 8:29 am
Enact special law to protect dignity, rights of dead: NHRC to Centre, states

The NHRC on Friday issued an advisory to the Centre and all states and union territories in which it laid out a range of recommendations for protecting the dignity and the rights of the dead...

15 May 2021 8:04 am
First batch of 10,000 doses of DRDO's 2DG Covid drug to launch next week

At a time when country battles with the second wave of coronavirus, the first batch of 10,000 doses of 2DG medicine for curing COVID-19 patients would be launched early next week and will be given...

14 May 2021 11:48 pm
Aaj Ki Baat LIVE: Why baseless rumours are being spread in villages, slums that Covid vaccine can cause death?

Hello and welcome to Aaj Ki Baat With Rajat Sharma, the only news show with real facts and no noise.

14 May 2021 8:48 pm
No vaccination drive in Mumbai on May 15, 16, tweets BMC

The BMC on Friday informed that there will be no vaccination drive against coronavirus in Mumbai on Saturday and Sunday (May 15 and 16). Taking to Twitter, BMC wrote, Please note that there will be NO...

14 May 2021 7:56 pm
Delhi reports 8,506 new COVID cases, 289 deaths in 24 hours

Delhi recorded as many as 8,506 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has reached 13,80,981, while the death toll mounted to 20,907. As many as 289...

14 May 2021 7:38 pm
Kerala lockdown extended till May 23 as Covid graph continues to rise

To contain the massive spread of COVID-19 infection in the state, the Kerala government on Friday announced that the total lockdown being enforced in the state from May 8 to May 16 will be extended till May 23.

14 May 2021 6:49 pm
Delhi government to provide free education to kids of Covid-19 deceased parents

The Delhi government on Friday announced to provide free education to kids who have lost their parents to Covid-19. Along with providing free education, the government will also bear the necessary expenditure for the upbringing...

14 May 2021 6:14 pm
Sputnik V Light, Russia's single-dose Covid vaccine, likely to be launched in India soon

Sputnik V Light, Russia's single-dose vaccine for Covid19 is expected to be launched in India soon, informed Russia Direct Investment Fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev on Friday.

14 May 2021 5:46 pm
Afghanistan: 12 killed as bomb rips through Kabul mosque during Friday prayers

A bomb ripped through a mosque in northern Kabul during Friday prayers and killed 12 worshippers, Afghan police said.

14 May 2021 5:28 pm
Vaccinate staff of banks, insurance companies on priority: Finance Ministry to States

The finance ministry on Friday asked state governments to accord priority to employees of banks and insurance companies for COVID-19 vaccination, saying they are exposed to high risks during these difficult times.

14 May 2021 5:23 pm
6.7-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia, no Tsunami warning

An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scaled rocked Indonesia's North Sumatra province on Friday, but did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

14 May 2021 4:40 pm
Rebranded: GoAir becomes ultra-low cost airline Go First

Budget carrier GoAir has rebranded itself into ultra-low cost airline Go First.

14 May 2021 4:21 pm
COVID Vaccine: Centre to supply 192 lakh doses to states in 15 days free of cost

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country is nearly 18 crore. COVID-19 vaccination drive has successfully completed 118 days wherein 17.89 crore doses have been administered to the identified beneficiaries through...

14 May 2021 3:02 pm
CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021: No decision yet on pending class 12 board exams, says CBSE

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said on Friday that it has not taken any decision yet on class 12 board exams even as a section of students and parents have been demanding cancellation...

14 May 2021 2:39 pm
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine priced at Rs 995 per dose in India, 1st shot administered by Dr Reddy's

Drug firm Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Friday said as part of a limited pilot, the soft launch of the COVID vaccine Sputnik V has commenced and the first dose of the vaccine was administered in Hyderabad.

14 May 2021 1:11 pm
Share Covaxin formula, cap vaccine prices: Delhi govt tells Centre

Delhi Health Minister SatyendarJain on Thursday said that if there is a need for global tenders for procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, then the central government should float it instead of the state

14 May 2021 12:50 pm
Ayurveda-based Covid vaccine could soon become a reality; IIT Alumni Council secures Rs 300 crore funding

The IIT Alumni Council-founded Megalab has secured a Rs 300-crore seed funding and is developing a two-dose Ayurveda-based coronavirus vaccine that can stop the spread of the deadly virus and prevent infection within a few...

14 May 2021 11:51 am
Former AAP MLA Jarnail Singh succumbs to Covid-19; Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia pay tributes

Former Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Rajouri Garden Jarnail Singh passed away on Friday morning. He was 48. Singh was suffering from COVID-19 induced complications and was undergoing treatment at a hospital for the last...

14 May 2021 11:18 am
Vaccination for 45+ suspended for three days in Gujarat

The Gujarat government has suspended the Covid-19 vaccination drive for three days for those above 45. The drive will remain suspended from May 14 to 16.

14 May 2021 10:13 am
India logs 3.43 lakh new Covid cases, 4,000 deaths in past 24 hours; over 2 cr people recovered

India recorded 3,43,144 new Covid-19 infections on Friday, taking the caseload tally to 2,40,46,809, according to Health Ministry. India has also logged 4,000 deaths for a third day in a row, following which now total...

14 May 2021 9:58 am
Bharat Biotech unit to make Pune plant functional by Aug-end

Biovet Pvt Ltd, an associate firm of Bharat Biotech, is confident of making a plant at Manjari in Pune fully functional for vaccine production by August-end, a senior administrative official has said.

14 May 2021 9:49 am
Niti Aayog lauds Uttar Pradesh's test-and-track model as Covid ravages rural areas

Niti Aayog has lauded the test-and-track model for oxygen transportation launched by the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh. The state government has launched a drive to ensure medical oxygen is made available to all Covid-19 patients who are undergoing treatment at their homes. The drive is aimed at especially helping people living in rural areas.

14 May 2021 9:47 am
Great day for America, says Joe Biden as mask rules relaxed for fully vaccinated

In the biggest indication that the United States is fast returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks.

14 May 2021 7:54 am
KP Sharma Oli reappointed as Nepal PM after opposition fails to muster majority

KP Sharma Oli, in his capacity as leader of the largest political party in Nepal's Parliament, was reappointed as Prime Minister on Thursday after the Opposition parties, riddled by factionalism, failed to secure majority seats...

13 May 2021 11:21 pm
Aaj Ki Baat LIVE: Why more than 300 bodies were buried in sand on Ganga river bank in Unnao, UP

Hello and welcome to Aaj Ki Baat With Rajat Sharma, the only news show with real facts and no noise.

13 May 2021 8:55 pm
Kerala: Heavy rains to lash state on May 14, 15; Red alert sounded

The weather department has predicted heavy rains in Kerala for the next couple of days following which authorities have sounded a red alert.

13 May 2021 8:48 pm
216 crore vaccine doses to be available in 5 months between Aug-Dec, enough to cover all: Govt

As states grapple with a shortage of coronavirus vaccines, the Centre on Thursday said that over two billion doses will be made available in the country in five months between August and December, enough to...

13 May 2021 6:54 pm
'Destruction of democracy', says Bengal Governor as he visits violence-hit areas; TMC slams him

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday visited post-poll violence-affected areas in Dinhata, Cooch Behar invited a sharp backlash from the ruling Trinamool Congress. Dhankhar was shown black flags and had to face sloganeering during...

13 May 2021 6:25 pm
PM Modi to interact with DMs of high-burden Covid-19 districts on May 18, 20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with District Magistrates (DMs) of regions having high Covid caseload, as country fights the second wave of coronavirus.

13 May 2021 6:16 pm
Lalu Yadav targets govt after bodies found floating in Ganga

After scores of decomposed and half burnt bodies were found floating in the Ganga river, former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad has targeted the government over the issue.

13 May 2021 6:10 pm
Sputnik V vaccine to be available in market from next week: Govt

As India battles with the second wave of coronavirus, NITI Aayog member VK Paul on Thursday said that the Sputnik V vaccine will be available in the market by next week.

13 May 2021 5:45 pm
Madhya Pradesh: Units being set up at 2 govt medical colleges for mucormycosis cases

Two units are being set up at the government medical colleges at Bhopal and Jabalpur to treat cases of mucormycosis or black fungus, an infection affecting COVID-19 patients, in Madhya Pradesh, a state minister said on Thursday.

13 May 2021 5:42 pm
How long a Covid recovered person should wait to take vaccine shot? Govt panel answers

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation in India (NTAGI) on Thursday stated that those having laboratory test proven SARS-CoV-2 illness should defer COVID-19 vaccination for six months after recovery, the sources said.

13 May 2021 5:09 pm
Gap between two doses of Covishield Covid vaccine extended to 12-16 weeks

The Centre on Thursday said that the gap between two doses of Covishield Covid vaccine can be increased from 12-16 weeks. The decision to extend between the first and second dose was taken on the recommendation of COVID Working Group chaired by Dr NK Arora.

13 May 2021 4:55 pm
COVID-19: Bihar lockdown extended till May 25, essential services exempted

The Bihar government has extended complete lockdown in the state till May 25 amid the deteriorating situation of COVID-19 pandemic.

13 May 2021 3:41 pm
Mumbai: Nigerian man arrested by NCB for smuggling MDMA

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a drug peddler in Mumbai. The arrested man has been identified as Okeke Liunes Okechikwe. He is a Nigerian national.

13 May 2021 2:21 pm
UPSC Prelims 2021: UPSC postpones Civil Services Prelims 2021 exam to Oct 10

The UPSC Prelims 2021 has been postponed by the Union Public Service Commission, amid the second wave of Covid-19. The UPSC Prelims 2021 wasscheduled for June 27, 2021.

13 May 2021 2:08 pm
PM Kisan 8th installment: Centre to transfer Rs 19,000 crore to farmers' accounts on Friday

The Centre will release the next installment of Rs 2,000 under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme on Friday. The government will transfer over Rs 19,000 crore to the bank accounts of more than 9.5 crore farmers. This will be the 8th installment since the launch of the scheme in 2019.

13 May 2021 1:48 pm
Delhi's positivity rate falls to 14%, Oxygen demand also down

The national capital has reported 10,400 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest since April 20, when the city had reported 28,395 cases, health officials said here on Thursday.

13 May 2021 1:27 pm
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath visits Aligarh Muslim University after several professors die of Covid-19

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday visited Aligarh Muslim University to take stock of Covid-19 situation, news agency ANI reported. From here, Adityanath will go to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital in the city where he will chair a high-level meeting. The meeting will be attended by senior destrict administration officials.

13 May 2021 1:21 pm
Maharashtra extends lockdown-like restrictions till June 1; What's allowed and what's not

The Maharashtra government on Thursday extended the lockdown-like restrictions in the state till June 1 to break the chain of COVID-19.Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte in an order said the curbs will remain in force till 7 am on June 1.

13 May 2021 12:52 pm
Coronavirus Fact Check: Is Remdesivir life saving drug in COVID19, can it be given to patients at home?

During COVID 19 second wave inIndia, a number of people are seen hunting for oxygen cylinders, ICU beds and many more medical facilities across the country. Remdesivir is also one of the drugs many have been searching for their loved ones. So what isRemdesivir? Is this a life saving COVID 19 drug? Should it be given to every coronavirus positive patient? CanRemdesivir be given to COVID patients treated at home? Know all about it here:

13 May 2021 12:40 pm
Adar Poonawalla promises to deliver 1.5 cr Covishield doses to Maharashtra after May 20: Rajesh Tope

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has promised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to deliver 1.5 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield to Maharashtra after May 20, said health minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday. The...

13 May 2021 11:56 am
Madhya Pradesh: Month pension, free education to children of Covid-19 deceased parents

The Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday announced that Rs 5,000 per month pension will be provided to children who have lost their parents due to Covid-19. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also said that the...

13 May 2021 11:54 am
50 employees Bharat Biotech test COVID-19 positive; Joint MD's tweet draws bouquets and brickbats

Bharat Biotech's Joint Managing Director Suchitra Ella's tweet saying 50 of their employees tested positive for COVID received bouquets and brickbats from netizens with some saying Covaxin was saving lives while a few questioned as...

13 May 2021 11:46 am
Aadhaar Card not mandatory for Covid-19 vaccination in UP, Check revised list of documents

The Uttar Pradesh government has expanded the list of documents that will be accepted for the Covid-19 vaccination. The decision was taken amid fears that many people in the migrant hub like Noida and Ghaziabad...

13 May 2021 9:52 am
Joe Biden speaks to Benjamin Netanyahu, says 'Israel has right to defend itself'

US President Joe Biden says that Israel has a right to defend itself amid a barrage of rockets fired by Hamas and other Palestinian groups from Gaza. Biden says he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

13 May 2021 9:11 am
US advisers endorse Pfizer COVID shot for kids 12 and above

U.S. health advisers endorsed use of Pfizers COVID-19 vaccine in kids as young as 12 on Wednesday, just as expected new guidelines say its OK for people of any age to get the shot at the same time as other needed vaccinations.

13 May 2021 8:57 am