COVID-19: News

This device can 'disinfect' your home products with UV light

The scare of contracting COVID-19, which has been exploding in India, has got everyone worried.

22 Jul 2020


Government extends 'Work from Home' for IT firms till 2020-end

With rising coronavirus cases overwhelming the medical infrastructure, the government has, once again, decided to relax remote working norms for IT companies and BPOs.

18 crore Indians may already be protected against COVID-19: Thyrocare

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc around the world, with India being one of the worst-hit countries.

21 Jul 2020


Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) PhD student Sharjeel Imam, who is currently lodged in Assam's Guwahati Central Jail, has tested positive for COVID-19.

21 Jul 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

#CoronavirusCrisis: No Amarnath Yatra this year due to COVID-19 pandemic

The annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage has been canceled for this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the Raj Bhawan in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

Aggressive testing necessary, says Centre as India's COVID tally surges

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that aggressive testing is required to reduce the COVID-19 positivity rate in India.

21 Jul 2020


Can a recovered patient be infected again by coronavirus?

As Oxford University's vaccine candidate for COVID-19 has been found safe and effective, there remains obscurity over how long immunity against the novel coronavirus will last.

21 Jul 2020

Union Health Ministry

Coronavirus: Government says valved N-95 masks could be harmful

The central government on Tuesday issued a warning against the use of N-95 face masks with valves to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Delhi past its peak, is worst phase of pandemic over?

Delhi, that seemed to have lost the battle to coronavirus in June, changed its fortunes in the last couple of weeks and is showing a great deal of improvement.

21 Jul 2020


COVID-19: With 1.1mn+ cases, India witnesses deadliest week so far

India witnessed its deadliest week of the COVID-19 outbreak so far last week through Sunday, during which 238,000 cases—21% of the country's total cases to date—were reported.

20 Jul 2020

West Bengal

COVID-19 outbreak: 2-day total lockdown across West Bengal every week

As West Bengal continues to witness a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, the state government on Monday announced a total lockdown will be in force for two days every week across the state.

19 Jul 2020


Karnataka: Pigs roam freely in corridors of COVID-19 hospital

Even as the nation continues to fight the COVID-19 crisis, cases of sheer negligence aren't stopping either.

19 Jul 2020


Dengue during COVID-19: Here's what you need to know

Even as India continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, another major health threat, that of dengue, is looming large with the arrival of the monsoon season in full swing.

You can enroll for AIIMS's COVID-19 vaccine trials: Here's how

India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, is set to go into human trials at AIIMS Delhi.

Coronavirus: 38,900+ cases in 24 hours; community spread feared

India has reported 38,902 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day spike thus far. The national tally now stands at 10,77,618 cases.

COVID-19: All about world's cheapest testing kit created by IIT-Delhi

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, medical experts have been emphasizing on the importance of aggressive and timely testing for effective containment.

17 Jul 2020

Test Cricket

ENG vs WI: Michael Holding questions ECB's COVID-19 protocols

Former West Indian pacer Michael Holding questioned England and Wales Cricket Board's bio-secure protocols to tackle the COVID-19.

17 Jul 2020


India's COVID-19 vaccines: What are the latest updates?

In the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), two pharma companies are leading the way from India - Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila.

17 Jul 2020


#GoodNews: Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine may be available by September-end

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University in partnership with AstraZeneca generates an immune response against the infection in humans, The Telegraph reports.

17 Jul 2020


1 million coronavirus cases in India, death toll crosses 25,000

The total number of coronavirus cases in India zoomed past the 1-million mark with a record spike being reported on Thursday.

16 Jul 2020

Russia News

Russian hackers tried stealing COVID-19 vaccine research: Details here

Security agencies in the UK, US, and Canada have warned that Russian hackers are targeting their COVID-19 vaccine research.

16 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: Sourav Ganguly in home quarantine after brother tests positive

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has gone into home quarantine after his elder brother Snehasish tested positive for coronavirus.

14 Jul 2020


Bihar: 75 BJP leaders, HQ staff test positive for COVID-19

In a shocking development, the headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Bihar's Patna emerged as the latest COVID-19 hotspot after as many as 75 leaders and office staff members reportedly tested coronavirus positive.

14 Jul 2020


EPL clubs open to July 27-October 5 summer transfer window

Premier League clubs are open to starting the summer transfer window from July 27 onwards.

14 Jul 2020


Russell Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus ahead of NBA season

NBA star Russell Westbrook, on Monday, revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus as the league is set to resume in Florida shortly.

14 Jul 2020


CBSE Class-12 results: This Lucknow girl has scored perfect 100%

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) finally declared the much-awaited results of the 2020 Class-12 Board Examinations after a long delay on July 13.

13 Jul 2020

Russia News

Russian University successfully finishes trials of world's first COVID-19 vaccine

In what qualifies as a major breakthrough, meant to help the world battered by the novel coronavirus, a Russian University has claimed to have successfully completed trials of the first COVID-19 vaccine.

12 Jul 2020

Uttar Pradesh

UP government to implement 'mini' lockdown every weekend

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to implement a "mini" lockdown in the state every weekend to combat the rising cases of the novel coronavirus.

12 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: With 28,000+ new cases, India records biggest single-day spike

India has reported 28,637 fresh COVID-19 cases - the biggest single-day spike so far - in 24 hours since 8:00am on Saturday. The nationwide tally now stands at 8.49 lakh.

12 Jul 2020


Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan tests positive for COVID-19

Former Indian opener Chetan Chauhan tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday.

Your AC could be spreading COVID-19: Here's how

A few days back, the World Health Organization suggested COVID-19 could be spreading through airborne particles breathed out in closed, indoor spaces.

11 Jul 2020


SAI forms inquiry committee to investigate boxers' alleged quarantine violation

The Sports Authority of India (SAI), on Saturday, formed an inquiry committee after three boxers allegedly violated the COVID-19 quarantine norms at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala.

11 Jul 2020


With over 90,000 cases, Mumbai expects a spike in cases

As of Friday, Maharashtra's Mumbai had reported over 90,000 cases of the coronavirus disease. Mumbai is India's second worst-hit city in the outbreak after Delhi.

09 Jul 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath government announces lockdown in Uttar Pradesh: Details here

The Government of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday announced that a lockdown will be imposed in the state from 10:00 pm on July 10 to 5:00 am on July 13 to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

09 Jul 2020


#TechBytes: Handy features coming to Microsoft Teams

As the world adjusts with the routine of studying/working remotely, Microsoft is continuing the effort to push its dedicated communication and collaboration tool - Teams.

09 Jul 2020


This Samsung device can charge and disinfect your smartphone

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, big tech companies are trying to build products aimed at helping people effectively deal with the pandemic.

09 Jul 2020


All you need to know about India's COVID-19 vaccines

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to surge worldwide, efforts to develop a vaccine have been expedited.

This 'air filter' can kill novel coronavirus: Here's how

As the COVID-19 situation continues to deteriorate in countries like India and US, scientists, healthcare workers and engineers are doing everything possible to fight the pandemic, save as many lives as possible.

08 Jul 2020


Lockdown in Patna from Friday; here's what will remain closed

In light of the rising number of coronavirus cases in Bihar's Patna, the district administration has decided to impose a week-long lockdown starting Thursday.

08 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: What is herd immunity? And how does it work?

Since the coronavirus outbreak, several words have entered the common person's lexicon: social distancing, pandemic, self-isolation, asymptomatic, etc.