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First vaccine to be out by 15tg August

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech successfully developed COVAXIN in collaboration with the ICMR and National Institute of Virology (NIV).The vaccine had not got a nod from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for human clinical trials. As per the latest updates, Bharat Biotech and ICMR could now launch the indigenous vaccine Covaxin by August 15 for the public. If the phase I and II …

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Chandigarh topped the list of states with highest COVID-19 recovery rate

Chandigarh topped the list of states with highest COVID-19 recovery rate in India, data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed today. With coronavirus cases crossing the 6-lakh mark to reach 604,641 cases, a total of 3,59,859 patients have recovered from the highly-infectious disease. While Chandigarh secured 82.3 percent recovery rate, Meghalaya emerged second with 80.8 …

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New Flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ discovered in China

A new flu virus that has the potential to become a global outbreak has been identified in China. It appeared recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans as well. Scientists fear mutation that would allow easy person to person transfer of the flu.scientist write in proceedings of the National academy of science journal that measures to control …

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India’s first covid -19 vaccine “COVAXIN” gets DCGI approval for human trials

India's first covid -19 vaccine "COVAXIN" gets DCGI approval for human trials

COVAXIN, India’s first vaccine candidate against the novel coronavirus, developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV), has received approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct Phase I and 2 human trials. According to the vaccine maker, human clinical trials of the experimental …

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Iran issues arrest warrant for trump, asks Interpol to help

Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for assistance in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad. Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday that Trump, along with more than 30 others Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 attack …

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Assam Hospital : Doctors Dance with covid patients to lighten mood

Amid all the gloom and despair over rapidly rising coronavirus cases in the country, there are a few doctors who went a step further to make the situation a little less bleak for their patients. Doctors and healthcare professionals at Guwahati’s Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) organised a musical programme to uplift the mood of the admitted COVID-19 patients. “All …

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Unlock 2 guidelines released :

The government on June 29 announced the guidelines for Phase II of Unlock 2.0. The new guidelines will come into operation from July 1, the Union Home Ministry said. The new guidelines are based on the feedback received from States and Union Territories, and extensive consultations held with related Central Ministries and Departments. The operations of domestic flights and passenger …

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Government bans 59 Chinese apps including Tik Tok as border tensions simmer in Ladakh

As tensions along the border persist, the Government of India has resolved to ban Chinese apps diverting data and those with privacy issues. Government has announced a ban on 59 such Chinese apps, including Tik Tok. Government has decided to discontinue the usage of these apps both in mobile and non-mobile Internet-enabled devices. A government press release announcing the ban …

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Astronomers discover super earth’s 11 light – years away from us

Astronomers have been discovering exoplanets, planets that could be very much alike our Earth. Thanks to space telescopes like the Kepler and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers have come across two, possibly three “super-Earths” orbit a bright but quiet red dwarf star sitting just 11 light-years from Earth. A group of researchers at the Institute for Astrophysics at …

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Boris Johnson planning to put UK on obesity busting diet : Report

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is making up plans to put the country on a diet as section of a wider campaign to counter obesity, seen as a growing risk factor in those infected by corona-virus. Johnson, 56, who is on a fitness regime himself, is predicted to highlight the plans by the upcoming month to raise fitness levels across …

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