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India's active COVID-19 cases increase to 1,50,055

India's active COVID-19 cases increase to 1,50,055

New Delhi: India's total tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed 1.10 crore with 14,199 new infections being reported in a day, while active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday.The total coronavirus cases have increased ...

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Hunar Haat has turned COVID-19 pandemic into opportunity for 'vocal for local', says Rajnath

Hunar Haat has turned COVID-19 pandemic into opportunity for 'vocal for local', says Rajnath

New Delhi: Hunar Haat has turned the coronavirus pandemic into an opportunity for 'vocal for local', said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday after inaugurating the 26th Hunar Haat of indigenous artisans and craftsmen from across the country at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi."Every regio...

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Covid-19: India witnessing 'stochastic spread', say experts

Covid-19: India witnessing 'stochastic spread', say experts

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Saturday that a few states are witnessing an uptick in the number of new Covid-19 cases reported daily for the last one week.While Kerala and Maharashtra continue to report a surge in cases, a trend of rise in infections is also ...

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India has administered over 1.08 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

India has administered over 1.08 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers crossed over 1.08 crore on Saturday in the country, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).Briefing the reporters, Mandeep Bhandari, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry said...

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Kumbh Mela to be held for 28 days amid Covid-19

Kumbh Mela to be held for 28 days amid Covid-19

New Delhi: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kumbh Mela in 2021 would be held in Haridwar for a span of 28 days which includes four Shahi Snans. The Uttarakhand government has taken this decision after discussions with Hindu sages and saints.Kumbh Mela 2021 would be organised from April 1 to 28,...

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India reports 13,993 new COVID-19 cases, 101 deaths

India reports 13,993 new COVID-19 cases, 101 deaths

New Delhi: As many as 13,993 new COVID-19 cases and 101 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Saturday.With the new cases, the coronavirus tally in the country has reached 1,09,77,387 including 1,43,127 active cases ...

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Andhra reported zero heatwave deaths in 2020

Andhra reported zero heatwave deaths in 2020

Amaravati: Coming as a blessing in disguise, the Covid-19 induced lockdowns directly contributed to zero heatwave deaths in the summer of 2020 in Andhra Pradesh.Not even a single death was recorded in all the 13 districts of the southern state, which is notorious for its scorching summer heat and hu...

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COVID-19 variant N440K spreading more in southern states: CSIR-CCMB

COVID-19 variant N440K spreading more in southern states: CSIR-CCMB

Hyderabad (Telangana): The Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB) said there is emerging evidence that coronavirus variant N440K is spreading "a lot more" in southern states in the country.Scientists from CSIR-CCMB, in a recent publication, have presented an exhaustive...

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'Pfizer, Moderna vaccines can protect against coronavirus variant'

'Pfizer, Moderna vaccines can protect against coronavirus variant'

Washington : Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine can protect people against concerning new coronavirus variants, including one first seen in South Africa called B.1.351, according to report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.CNN reported that researchers at Pfizer and the U...

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Biden to pledge USD 4 billion to global vaccine alliance

Biden to pledge USD 4 billion to global vaccine alliance

Washington : US President Joe Biden will on Friday pledge USD 4 billion to the global COVID-19 vaccine alliance, COVAX, and also call on G7 member countries to prioritise a sustainable health security financing mechanism "aimed at catalysing countries to build the needed capacity to end this pandemi...

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