The Centre on March 1 stated CoWIN app has been developed only for administrators to manage the inoculation drive and is not a registration platform for COVID-19 vaccination. It clarified that individuals, who want to get vaccinated, can register themselves through official website. The statement followed the beginning of India's second-phase of mass vaccination which is expected to cover around 27 crore people who are either aged above 60 or… read-more
Arunachal Pradesh was declared a Coronavirus-free state on February 28, as the active case count dropped to zero. With the latter three active cases currently recovering, Arunachal Pradesh's recovery rate and positivity rate are at 99.66% and 0%. The northeastern state has exhibited exceptional records, with the total caseload touching 16,836, while the number of recoveries stands at 16,780. Besides, overall only 56 people have died due to… read-more
Investors Clinic has collaborated with real estate developer Supertech to provide interest-free residential plots/apartments to the COVID-19 warriors. Reportedly, the projects located along Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida will be given to eligible applicants at only 30% booking amount with 0% interest. Besides, the properties offered at below 30% market rate will provision 35 interest-free instalments. The eligibility list includes… read-more
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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on February 26 extended the restrictions on international passenger flights till March 31, 2021. However, the regulatory body has allowed all-cargo and specially-approved flights to fly on selective routes, and also on case-to-case basis. Earlier, in March 2020, the aviation watchdog had imposed restrictions on the international flyers owing to COVID-19 that has been extended over time-to-time… read-more
Owing to COVID-19 situations in Tamil Nadu, CM K Palaniswami has exempted class 9, 10 and 11 students from appearing for exams in the 2020-21 academic year. Besides, students of the aforementioned grades have been declared "all pass''. While the school were closed since March 25, 2020, the Tamil Nadu Government had launched the ‘Kalvi Tholaikatchi’ educational channel and had reduced the syllabus.
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Amid steep surge in COVID-19 cases, the Maharastra Government on February 21 announced a complete lockdown for one-week in Achalpur town and Amravati district. Notably, the state has recorded 6,281 new cases of COVID-19 on February 20, however, no foreign strains of the virus have been detected in the state. Moreover, the shops and markets at Amravati were closed at 8 PM on February 19, and a lockdown on weekend was imposed.
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The first scientific research paper on 'Coronil', an indigenous ayurvedic medicine developed by Baba Ramdev's Patanjali, was released on February 19. Releasing the research paper, Ramdev claimed that lakhs of people have benefitted from the medicine. He also said that the medicine can provide 100% recovery within a week. Earlier, touted as a cure to COVID-19, 'Coronil' was launched in June 2020. However, after facing criticism, it was… read-more
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The world has lost over 20.5 million years of life due to pre-mature deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, revealed a study published in the journal Scientific Reports. The figure was extracted by subtracting the age of COVID-19 deceased with their average life-expectancy. The study suggested, on an average each COVID-19 deceased lost 16 years of life, considering the life-expectancy of 73 years and one million deaths. Moreover, men lost 44%… read-more
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N95 mask's proper fitting is much more potent in providing protection against airborne particles than its material, suggested a study by the Cambridge University. Arguing over lack of understanding, the study revealed about the high failure rate of fit-check routines of such products. Moreover, it said a poorly-fitted mask is equal to a surgical or cloth mask. Advocating N95 masks as better ones, the researchers mentioned various significant… read-more
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A study by Indian scientists has revealed that deficiency of Alpha-anti-trypsin (AAT) protein might be a major factor in the rapid spreading of the COVID-19 strains. The researchers from West Bengal's NIBMG suggested that AAT deficiency is much prevalent in Europe and America, resulting in people to contract the virus rapidly. However, further experiments are underway to ensure AAT's capabilities to prevent COVID-19.
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