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EXCLUSIVE: No COVID19 Trace Found In Ganga Samples During 2nd Wave: Study. Did Western Media Wrongly Attribute Natural Deaths In UP & Bihar To Coronavirus?

LUCKNOW/KANPUR: A study by scientists of Council for Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) has said that there was no presence of Coronavirus in any water sample collected during the second Covid wave from Ganga river locations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The 120-page study, accessed by the The …

MCGM Issues New Guidelines For International Passengers Arriving In India

MAHARASHTRA: Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) on Friday issued an order explaining the new guidelines in wake of the heavily mutated new variant, Omicron. MCGM has introduced a very unique & strict home quarantine monitoring mechanism for international passengers arriving in Mumbai from risk countries. ALSO READ & WATCH: BREAKING: India Has 2 Confirmed …

In Maha, Institutional Quarantine For Fliers From “At Risk Nations”

MUMBAI: Citing the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005; the Maharashtra government has imposed restrictions on domestic and international passengers on Thursday based on the evolving situation of the “omnicron” variant of the Covid-19 pandemic. The “High Risk Countries” include South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe as categorised by the Indian government. …

BREAKING: India Has 2 Confirmed Omicron Cases In Karnataka: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: India has confirmed two cases of Omicron variant of Coronavirus, the health ministry said on Thursday. The two cases have been found in Karnataka. Amid rising cases of Covid-19 cases due to Omicron, India Gandhi Airport on Thursday said four passengers coming from ‘at-risk’ nations including three from Paris and one from London …

The Scare Is Real: DGCA Puts International Flights On Further Hold

NEW DELHI: Government of India has decided not to open Indian skies for the resumption of international flights from December 15,2021, citing “evolving global scenario” in the wake of the emergence of the new Covid variant identified as ‘Omicron’. Indian Civil Aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday made an announcement to …

Amid Omicron Scare, Chandigarh Man Tests Positive After Return From South Africa

CHANDIGARH: A 39-year-old man, who had recently returned from South Africa on November 21, tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, and to ascertain if the man is positive for the new Omicron variant, his samples were sent for genome sequencing, shared the UT health officials. Meanwhile, amid concerns over the new variant, the UT administration …

From Sundar Pichai To Parag Agrawal, A Look At Indian-Origin CEOs Heading Global Tech Companies

NEW DELHI: Parag Agrawal, the new CEO of Twitter, joins the elite list of Indian-origin CEOs heading technology firms in the US and countries across the word. Twitter on Monday appointed Parag Agrawal as its CEO succeeding Jack Dorsey, who resigned from Twitter for the second time after having co-founded it in 2006. Agrawal, an IIT …

After Global Alert On Omicron Strain, PM Modi Chairs Big Meet On COVID 19

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a key meeting on Saturday morning on the evolving situation of COVID 19 in the world and its effect in India amid an alert on new dangerous strain and need for a further intensified vaccination drive that saw India last month crossing the 100-crore mark. The meeting has …

Covaxin 70.8 % Effective Against All Variants, 77.8 % Against Symptomatic: Journal On Phase 3 Trial

HYDERABAD/DELHI: Bharat Biotech on Friday announced the Phase 3 trial results of COVAXIN that has placed the vaccine to be 77.8% effective against symptomatic COVID. The study also said that Covaxin Phase 3 trials demonstrates a 70.8% overall protection against all variants of Covid. Also Read & Watch: Diwali Gift: WHO Grants Approval To Covaxin; …

Of Vaccines, Data, And The Future: A Perspective On COVID-19 Pandemic

On the eve of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, the World Health Organization (WHO) granted an emergency use license to India’s homegrown Covaxin. United Nations (UN) backed COVAX is an initiative to distribute COVID vaccine aimed at reducing vaccine inequity, a project now in desperate need of more vaccines after failing to meet its …