Saturday 24th July, 2021 by Ankit
The Medical College, Baroda, will begin preparing undergraduate students for the third wave of Covid-19 from Monday onwards. The college has already conducted a round of training programmes to prepare senior and intern doctors for the future wave. So far, residents and interns have been at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19. All undergraduate students have been instructed to remain present for the training programme that will cover first.
Tuesday 6th July, 2021 by Simran
Seven members of the England cricket team, four being backroom staff and three being England players tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of England’s limited over series with Pakistan. Former England captain Nasser Hussain spoke after the announcement was made by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), and said that it may create chaos at the ECB towers.
Tuesday 6th July, 2021 by Ankit
As the restrictions on mobility eased, the unemployment rate came further down to 7.3% for the week ended July 4 from 8.72% in the previous week and 9.35% for the week ended June 20, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE). The unemployment rate was 7.4% for the week ended April 25 and 8.16% on April 4. In recent times, the rate of joblessness reached its peak at 14.73% on May 23.
Monday 28th June, 2021 by Ashutosh
Union Health Ministry of India said India has overtaken the United States in the total number of Covid vaccine doses given till date. While India has administered a total of 32,36,63,297 doses till date, the United States used 32,33,27,328 doses. While 46.5% of adults in the US have been fully vaccinated, India has vaccinated only 4% of its population so far but India began its vaccination drive nearly a month after the US.
Sunday 27th June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said India is an “incredibly important” partner to the US in the region and globally underlining that US is working with the country on wide-ranging issues like economic, strategic and security. Psaki also said US took a range of steps to help India to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. In May, President Joe Biden announced $100 million worth of Covid-19 assistance to India.
Saturday 26th June, 2021 by Saloni
As many as 50 lakh people including five lakh children could be infected in Maharashtra in a possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, state Food and Drug Administration Minister Rajendra Shingne said on Friday. The Maharashtra government was taking steps to face a possible third wave by ramping up health infrastructure, ensuring adequate stock of medicines and keeping ready healthcare staff including pediatriacians for deployment, Shingne added.
Friday 25th June, 2021 by Ankit
Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V is among the safest COVID-19 vaccines out there, as per a Buenos Aires’ Ministry of Health study conducted to monitor the safety of the jab stated. The study found that there were no vaccination-related deaths. “LATEST NEWS: A #SputnikV shows the safest profile among vaccines against #COVID used in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. No recorded vaccination-related deaths- the province’s Ministry of Health,” Sputnik V tweeted.
Friday 25th June, 2021 by Ashutosh
The oxygen audit committee set up by the SC during the peak of the 2nd wave of COVID-19 last month has noted “gross discrepancy” in actual consumption claimed vs calculated consumption in the national capital and said that the Delhi gov sought 4 times more oxygen than what was required. Delhi gov’s claim of 1,140 MT was 4 times higher than the calculated consumption as per bed capacity formula, which was 289 MT only.
Wednesday 23rd June, 2021 by Ashutosh
Baba Ramdev has moved the SC seeking a stay on the proceedings in multiple cases lodged against him in various states over his alleged remarks on the efficacy of allopathy in the treatment of COVID-19. He sought protection from coercive actions in FIRs lodged by the Indian Medical Association (IMA). Ramdev has claimed that allopathy is a “stupid science” and medicines like Remdesivir, Faviflu have failed to treat Covid-19 patients.
Wednesday 23rd June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Tuesday, US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said it is in “final stages” of getting approval for its Covid-19 vaccine in India. The vaccine was developed by Pfizer in partnership with German firm BioNtech. It has a very high efficacy of over 90 per cent in preventing infection. “I hope very soon we will finalize an agreement with the government,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said at the 15th Annual BioPharma and Healthcare Summit.
Monday 21st June, 2021 by Ankit
India logged 53,256 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 88 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,99,35,221, while the active cases further reduced to 7,02,887, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The active cases now comprise 2.35 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.36 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Sunday 20th June, 2021 by Ankit
Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) KV Subramaniam says the government is ready to take more measures to boost the economy hit by the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. However, he said the demand for a new stimulus package should be considered against the backdrop of several initiatives taken by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the 2021-22 Budget presented in February.
Saturday 19th June, 2021 by Simran
Department of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra died due to post-Covid complications on Saturday. “Extremely saddened to hear about the loss of Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary DPIIT. His long-standing service and dedication to the Nation have left a lasting impact. I convey my deepest sympathies to his family and friends,” commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said in a tweet.
Tuesday 15th June, 2021 by Ankit
GST Council, which used to adopt the route of consensual decision-making, appears to be a divided house now. Exposing the schism in the Centre-state body, two state finance ministers West Bengal’s Amit Mitra and Punjab’s Manpreet Singh Badal have made statements sharply criticising the council’s way of functioning. The Coucil, which met last Saturday, announced temporary tax cuts for a clutch of Covid-19 items but retained the rate for vaccines at 5%.
Tuesday 8th June, 2021 by Ankit
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday announced that so far, more than 24 crore (24,65,44,060) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs through the free-of-cost and direct state procurement categories by the government. It informed that of the vaccines allotted, the total consumption, including wastages is 23,47,43,489 doses, as per government data updated today. Ministry further informed that more than 1.19 crore (1,19,46,925) total unadministered Covid vaccine doses are available with the States/UTs.
Monday 7th June, 2021 by Saloni
Ahead of the reopening of hotels and restaurants in the city for dine-in facility, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to vaccinate employees of these establishments. The BMC on Friday said it is working towards formulating a plan for vaccinating the employees of restaurants and hotels. The move is to vaccinate employees in the 18-44 age group working in this sector, which is currently suspended in the city.
Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Tuesday, Chinese state councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi has said all five BRICS member countries, including China, will provide support to India as it battles against the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The BRICS is a bloc of world’s major emerging economic countries comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The meeting was chaired by India’s external affairs minister S Jaishankar through video conferencing.
Tuesday 1st June, 2021 by Ankit
In view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, it was decided that Class XII Board Exams would not be held this year. It was also decided that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of class XII students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner. The Prime Minister said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams has been taken in the interest of students.
Tuesday 11th May, 2021 by Ankit
According to rating company Crisil, the Indian economy’s growth has “bowed strongly” in the range of 9.8-8.2% in the current fiscal year from the current estimate of 11% due to the second wave of Covid-19. Weak growth is expected in the first half of FY 2012 as the resurgence in infections softens favorable base effects, the second half will be supported by better vaccination coverage and stronger global growth, the company said in a report on Monday.
Monday 10th May, 2021 by Ankit
Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, MD and CEO of Bandhan Bank, expects the economy to reverse in the third and fourth quarter of the current financial year, enabling lenders to meet their targets. The second wave of Covid’s pain is expected to subside in the next two-three months, and this time people are better than the first wave, which surprised everyone.
Saturday 8th May, 2021 by Ankit
The Finance Ministry said that the second Covid wave is a downside risk to economic activity in the first quarter of the current financial year, but it is expected to have an impact comparable to the first wave a year earlier. Businesses have adapted to cope with the Covid-19, which provided some flexibility, the Finance Ministry said in its monthly economic review for April, stating that the impact on the economy may not be as severe.
Friday 7th May, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Thursday, Italian Ambassador to India, Vincenzo de Luca “switched on” an oxygen plant at an ITBP Referral Hospital in Greater Noida. The plant was installed at the hospital in just 48 hours and can supply oxygen to more than 100 beds at a time to the Covid-19 patients admitted at the centre. Manoj Singh Rawat, ADG, ITBP, thanked the Italian ambassador for installing the plant.
Thursday 6th May, 2021 by Ankit
Top US lawmakers have said that the Biden administration’s decision to promote anti-COVID vaccine patents to support India and South Africa’s proposal at the WTO is an important step in the fight against the coronovirus epidemic. President Joe Biden is to be commended for playing a strong role in the plans of the United States, which focuses on ensuring that all countries have access to life-saving treatment and vaccines during the epidemic.
Thursday 6th May, 2021 by Ankit
According to a report by Azim Premji University, the government will need a relief package of Rs 8 lakh crore to save the low-income group from hardships due to the economic impact of COVID-19. The report is based on input from the Consumer Pyramid Household Survey, Azim Premji Foundation and several other civil society organizations.
Wednesday 5th May, 2021 by Ankit
A private survey showed that India’s major services sector growth reached a three-month low in April, but remained unexpectedly resilient as the COVID-19 crisis intensified and cost pressures accelerated. The Nikkei / IHS Market Services Purchasing Managers’ index fell to 54.0 in March last month, its lowest since January, but still above 50 percent separating growth from contraction and a 51.1 drop in Reuters poll Has raised expectations for.
Tuesday 4th May, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
Israel will send life-saving equipment to India to help in fight against Covid-19 crisis. According to press release, equipment will be delivered through a series of flights throughout the week starting Tuesday. Israel will begin supplying medical equipment to India include oxygen generators and respirators. Separately, Amdocs has announced to donate 150 oxygen generators, which will be sent to India as part of the Israeli aid package, the press statement said.
Monday 3rd May, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Sunday, India received several essential medical supplies and equipment from France amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis to help fight the second wave of the coronavirus. According to sources, the medical supplies were received from France includes 8 oxygen generators, 28 ventilators, 200 electric syringe pumps, 28 AFNOR/BS Flexible tubes, 500 antibacterial filters, 500 machine filters & 500 related patient circuits. The total weight of these materials is more than 28 tonnes.
Sunday 2nd May, 2021 by Shikha Meshram
Saturday 1st May, 2021 by Aniruddha
As eight people died at Batra Hospita on Saturday on account of shortage of medical oxygen, the Delhi High Court on Saturday said that “Water has gone above the head. You have to arrange everything now. You have made the allocations. You have to fulfil it. Eight lives have been lost. We can’t shut our eyes to it,” the high court said.
Saturday 1st May, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Friday, the World Health Organization said it has listed Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. According to the statement by WHO, “The objective is to make medicines, vaccines and diagnostics available as rapidly as possible to address the emergency.” Moderna announced this week an expansion plan for its production network to boost its capacity to up to three billion doses in 2022.
Saturday 1st May, 2021 by Ankit
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has sent critical life-saving supplies, including 3000 oxygen concentrations, diagnostic tests and other equipment. UNICEF has also stated that it will continue to work with the Government of India to accelerate the national vaccine rollout to enable equal access to the population.
Saturday 1st May, 2021 by Aniruddha
As a display of solidarity with India’s fight against the Pandemic, Canada’s iconic landmark Niagara Falls was lit up with tricolours. “India is currently facing a surge in cases and losses of life resulting from COVID-19. In a display of solidarity and hope for India, Niagara Falls will be illuminated in orange, white and green, the colours of the flag of India. #StayStrongIndia,” Niagara Parks, stated on Wednesday on Twitter.
Friday 30th April, 2021 by Ankit
An industry association and a group of businessmen have dragged the government and tax departments to court for not postponing various compliance deadlines despite the chaos caused by the severe second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. A writ petition filed in the Gujarat High Court by the Association of Industries and Institutions, said that the country is in a “state of emergency” in view of the “extreme prevalence of coronovirus”.
Friday 30th April, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Friday, Japanese Ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki informed that the country will provide 300 oxygen generators and as many ventilators to India due to the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in country and to help in fighting against this pandemic. India on Thursday recorded 3,79,257 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours which is the highest single-day spike in the cases since the pandemic began last year.
Friday 30th April, 2021 by Ankit
Famous TV anchor Rohit Sardana died of a heart attack. He was also infected with the corona virus. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Noida. He was anchoring the debate show Dangal which aired in the evening. He was also honored with several awards in the journalism world and was known for his candid manner. Many big faces of journalism and politics have tweeted and paid tribute to him.
Friday 30th April, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said world organisation stands ready to step up its support to India to combat “horrific” COVID-19 wave in country. According to data of World Health Organization, confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at over 18.37 million and more than 204,000 people have died due to virus. Earlier this week, President of UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir had also tweeted that he is worried about COVID-19 situation in India.