COVID-19: News

31 Jul 2022

White House

Biden tests positive for COVID-19; rare case of 'rebound positivity'

US President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on Saturday morning after a series of negative test results throughout the week.

Indian medical students from China, Ukraine now eligible for FMGE

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has given a one-time waiver to final-year medical students who have been forced to return from countries such as China and Ukraine due to the COVID-19 outbreak or war.

Monkeypox scare: WHO advises bisexual men to limit sexual partners

Amid a global surge of monkeypox, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday recommended bisexual men, who are most affected by the virus, to restrict their sexual partners.

MP horror: 30 students vaccinated for COVID-19 with single syringe

In a shocking breach of the single-use syringe process, at least thirty school students were given COVID-19 vaccine with the same syringe on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar, NDTV reported.

25 Jul 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Is monkeypox the next epidemic India should worry about?

With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring monkeypox a "global public health emergency," many are now wondering if it will be the next epidemic India should worry about.

24 Jul 2022


CISCE announces Class 12 results; 99.38% of students clear exams

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared the Class 12 or Indian School Certificate (ISC) exam results on Sunday.

Children at risk of developing long COVID-19: Study

There is a link between children who contracted COVID-19 and subsequently showed signs of long COVID, a recent study found.

22 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka crisis: Military uses force against protesters, dismantles tents

Hundreds of Sri Lankan army personnel and police stormed the major anti-government demonstration camp in the capital city, Colombo, on Friday.

21 Jul 2022


Serbia's Novak Djokovic might miss the US Open: Here's why

Former world number one, Novak Djokovic, could miss the impending US Open.

19 Jul 2022

Asian Games

Asian Games set to start in September 2023

The Asian Games which have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic will start in September next year.

17 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

India's COVID-19 vaccination campaign crosses milestone of 2 billion doses

India on Sunday crossed the milestone of administering two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses.

16 Jul 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Like Sri Lanka, these countries too facing economic setback

An economic crisis is brewing in many nations, including the neighboring countries of India.

16 Jul 2022

West Bengal

COVID-19: India logs 20,044 fresh cases, 56 more fatalities

India on Saturday reported over 20,000 new COVID-19 cases, a slight increase from the previous day.

15 Jul 2022


Free COVID-19 precaution dose for all adults from today

India kicked off its free COVID-19 booster dose drive for adults on Friday.

14 Jul 2022


Bad news! Bhutan reopens its borders with triple tourist-fees

After a gap of two long years, Bhutan is all set to reopen its borders for tourists from September 23.

14 Jul 2022

Health & Wellness

Switch to these 5 immune-boosting smoothies for breakfast

Strengthening your immune system should be your utmost priority now, with COVID-19 running rampant. A strong immune system will keep viral infections, bacteria, and pathogens at bay.

13 Jul 2022


Apart from COVID-19, be careful about these monsoon fevers too

While the monsoon rains and pleasant weather give you some relief from the summer heat, it brings along a host of diseases and viral infections.

13 Jul 2022


Free COVID-19 booster doses for adults at government centers: Centre

India will begin administering free COVID-19 precautionary shots to its adult population above the age of 18 starting Friday (July 15) at government centers, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur announced on Wednesday.

11 Jul 2022


This Indian entrepreneur got world's first patent for 'digital vaccine'

Bhargav Sri Prakash, an Indian biomedical tech entrepreneur, was recently awarded the world's first patent for a "digital vaccine"—a platform that addresses real-world health issues via the metaverse—by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

11 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka

Amid Sri Lanka crisis, IMF chief warns of global debt

With Sri Lanka reeling under its worst economic crisis in seven decades, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva warned G20 nations over global debt.

07 Jul 2022

UK Elections

5 scandals that brought Boris Johnson down

Boris Johnson resigned as the prime minister (PM) of the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday after being deserted by more than 50 government ministers or aides who resigned on Thursday.

07 Jul 2022


'Conscience-driven' Bihar professor returns Rs. 23 lakh received as salary

Lalan Kumar, an assistant professor of Nitisheswar College in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, has returned the salary that he earned over the past 33 months as no students attended his class during this period.

07 Jul 2022

Angelo Mathews

Four new COVID-19 cases detected in SL squad: Details here

In a major development, the Sri Lankan cricket team has been hit by fresh COVID-19 cases on the eve of the second Test against Australia, starting July 8.

07 Jul 2022

Theresa May

Boris Johnson steps down as UK PM: Details here

United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson on Thursday resigned from the post, saying that "he's sad to give up the best job in the world."

07 Jul 2022


Google Maps: Latest tips and hidden features you should know

Google Maps is the world's most popular mapping app, available in both desktop and mobile versions.

07 Jul 2022


New COVID-19 sub-variant BA.2.75 detected in India: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has found a new sub-lineage BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in India and some other countries, PTI reported.

06 Jul 2022


Immune response induced by COVID-19 can seriously damage brain: Study

The immunological response induced by COVID-19 infection can damage blood vessels in the brain and cause short and long term neurological problems, a study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) revealed.

05 Jul 2022


Venice to make tourists pay entry fee to tackle overtourism

The Italian city of Venice has introduced a new scheme where tourists have to book a spot and pay an entry fee before visiting the city.

05 Jul 2022

New York City

American competitive eater finishes 63 hot dogs in 10 minutes

American competitive eater Joey Chestnut won for the 15th time in the July 4 Nathan's hot dog eating contest as he gobbled 63 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

05 Jul 2022


Job seeker 'delivers' resume dressed as Zomato executive. Peak Bengaluru?

It can be a difficult task to find a job, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

04 Jul 2022


Over 12,000 start-up employees in India lost jobs this year

The global economic meltdown has resulted in job losses for over 22,000 people in the technology and start-up sector this year in the US. More than 12,000 workers in Indian start-ups have also lost their jobs.

03 Jul 2022

Indian Army

Army rebuilds bridges overnight to make way for Amarnath pilgrims

The Indian Army's Chinar Corps rebuilt two bridges in Jammu and Kashmir in record time to clear paths for pilgrims during the annual Amarnath Yatra.

03 Jul 2022


COVID-19: India logs 16,103 fresh cases, 31 more fatalities

India on Sunday reported over 16,000 new COVID-19 cases, a decrease of nearly 1,000 cases from the previous day.

30 Jun 2022

Health & Wellness

5 reasons you must have kadha every day

A traditional Ayurvedic drink, kadha is prepared using various medicinal ingredients that offer numerous health benefits.

30 Jun 2022


How to make the best of work from home

Are you working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic started? Congratulations, you have all the rights to celebrate today as the National Work from Home Day.

29 Jun 2022


Maharashtra: How 'people's officer' Mittali Sethi transforming children's education, sanitation

The story of Mittali Sethi, a female Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer posted in Chandrapur in Maharashtra is proving to be an inspiration for many.

29 Jun 2022

COVID-19 India

COVID-19: India logs 14,506 fresh cases, 30 more fatalities

India on Wednesday reported over 14,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of nearly 3,000 cases from the previous day.

28 Jun 2022


COVID-19: India logs 11,793 new cases, 27 more deaths

India on Tuesday reported over 11,000 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of over 5,000 cases from the previous day.

27 Jun 2022


COVID-19: India reports 17,073 new cases; 21 more deaths

India on Monday reported over 17,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 5,000 cases from the previous day.