WHO's Health Expert, Mike Ryan

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Tokyo Olympics: Athletes Don't Need To Get Vaccinated

The WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme head Mike Ryan cancelled the mandatory CVOID-19 vaccination of athletes participating in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Ryan cited insufficient vaccine stocks to inoculate even the vulnerable behind the decision. The announcement came days after the French Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia had asked a 14-day quarantine and regular COVID-19 test of athletes when they arrived in Japan. The Olympics are… read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 08:12 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Tokyo Olympics, WHO, WHO Expert, French Olympic Committee, Covid-19

Board Game, Corona Yuga

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Bengaluru-based Boy Receives Bal Puraskar For Innovating Board Game

In what could be called as a unique achievement, a Bengaluru-based boy received the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021 for innovating a board game. Veer Kashyap, a 10-year-old student, built the game during the lockdown induced by the Covid-19 pandemic. He designed the game on cardboard and named it ‘Corona Yuga’. Veer created this game intending to educate and create awareness about the virus and the situation prevailing in the world… read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 02:53 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, Corona Yuga, Covid-19, board game

Covid Testing

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Rajasthan: Woman Tests COVID-19 Positive For 31 Times In Past Five Months

In a shocking incident, the only COVID-19 patient in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district has tested positive 31 times in the past five months. Interestingly, the woman even after being infected for 31 times remains to be in a good Health. Reportedly, the woman had tested positive first on August 28, 2020 and since then 30 other subsequent test results showed strain of COVID-19. However, while she is admitted to hospital the doctors advised her to… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 09:39 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Rajasthan, Covid-19, corona testing, Bharatpur, Active Case

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IPL Auction

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BCCI Official Speculates IPL Auction On February 18

As per a BCCI official, the mini-auction for IPL-14 is expected to be held on February 18. However, the location of the auction has not been decided. Meanwhile, the official stated BCCI has not yet made its mind over conducting the tournament in India owing to the COVID-19 situation in the country. Earlier on January 20, the franchises have revealed the players they have… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 06:45 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: IPL, IPL-14, BCCI, Auction, Covid-19

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Nasal Covid 19 Vaccine

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Bharat Biotech Seek Permit For Nasal COVID Vaccine's Phase 1 Trial

COVID-19 vaccine developer Bharat Biotech has applied to the Drug Controller General of India for Phase 1 trial of its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine. Touted as a potential game-changer, the vaccine is a pain-free needle-less method and does not require trained healthcare workers. Citing the efficacy on tests results done on rodents, Bharat Biotech said it could stimulate an immune response in the nose by protecting the point of entry of the… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 08:26 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Bharat biotech, Nasal Vaccine, Phase 1 Trial, Covid-19

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India-China Flags

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China: Indian Embassy Limits Mass Gathering For R-Day Flag Hoisting

Due to the rising COVID-19 cases, the Indian Embassy in Beijing has limited the number of people attending the flag hoisting ceremony for Republic Day. While many Indian expatriates attend the flag hoisting ceremony previously, this year celebration will only allow the embassy staff to participate as the Chinese government has prohibited mass gatherings. Reportedly, 11 Chinese regions are facing lockdown restrictions after the resurgence of… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 04:05 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Indian Embassy, China, Republic Day, Covid-19

Tokyo Olympics 2020

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Tokyo Olympics To See Less Number Of Athletes In Opening Ceremony

The Tokyo Olympics organizers on January 18 stated that they would simplify the operations amidst the pandemic by bringing down the number of athletes at the opening and closing ceremonies. With more than 11,000 athletes competing, only 6,000 are expected to partake in the ceremonies. Moreover, this year's ceremonies will reportedly be redesigned, leaving behind grand traditions and keeping it simple and restrained. However, any "specific… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 01:06 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Tokyo Olympics, athletes, Ceremony, Covid-19

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Uttar Pradesh Gets The Highest Covid-19 Vaccine In Nation

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UP Becomes Most Inoculated State On First Day Of Vaccine Drive

As per reports, Uttar Pradesh has received the highest number of vaccine shots (21,291) after the launch of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. Andhra Pradesh (18,412), Maharashtra (18,328), and Bihar (18169) followed UP in the list of most vaccinated states. The Union Health Ministry declared that 1,91,181 people were vaccinated in 3,352 vaccination sessions. Currently, the Serum Institute of India's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 02:26 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Covid-19, Covid-Vaccination, Uttar Pradesh, Covaxin

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Assam Medial College and Hospital.

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Assam Hospital Gets Two Robots To Deliver Essentials To COVID Patients

Setting an unique example, Dibrugarh's Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) on January 16 inducted two robots to deliver food and medicines to COVID-19 patients. The remote-controlled robots, granted by CM Sarbananda Sonowal, will be used to deliver essentials in the quarantine facilities. Meanwhile, CM Sonowal also praised the efforts of the frontline workers and emphasized on "Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan'.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 01:12 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, AMCH, Covid-19

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Ice creams test positive of Coronavirus

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Over 4,800 Ice-Cream Samples Test COVID+ In China

In a shocking development, China has traced COVID-19 in ice-creams produced by Daqiaodao Food in Tianjin municipality. Believing that the virus reached there from infected person and survived there due to cold temperature, the health officials have destroyed 2,089 unsold boxes of the total 4,836 and are now tapping the people who had brought the ice-creams. Besides quarantining the 1,600 staff, the company has also tested 700 employees as… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 10:03 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: China, Ice Cream, Covid-19, Tianjin

Courtesy: Hindustan Times