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NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Tuesday alerted Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh governments on the Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 after certain districts reported the presence of the virus in some of the samples tested from these states. It advised the authorities to strictly enforce the Covid-19 protocols and intensify containment measures in the districts where the variant has been found....moreMore

António Guterres secures second term as UN Secretary-General

By Deepak Arora

UNITED NATIONS: António Guterres was on Friday re-appointed to a second term as UN Secretary-General, pledging as his priority, to continue helping the world chart a course out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking the oath of office in the General Assembly Hall, Guterres said he was aware of the immense responsibilities bestowed on him at this critical moment in history....moreMore

Delta Covid-19 Variant Becoming Globally Dominant: WHO

GENEVA: The Delta variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, is becoming the globally dominant variant of the disease, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday. Swaminathan also voiced disappointment in the failure of CureVac's vaccine candidate in a trial to meet the WHO's efficacy standard, in particular as highly transmissible variants boost the need for new, effective shots....moreMore

U.S. Navy says carrier group operating in S. China Sea

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Jet Airways is back! NCLT approves Kalrock-Jalan consortium's resolution plan

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Nato summit: leaders declare China presents security risk

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India Plans To Restore 2.6 Crore Hectares Of Degraded Land By 2030: Modi

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China sends record 28 fighter jets toward Taiwan

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IFFCO develops world’s 1st Nano Urea

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NEW DELHI: World’s 1st Nano Urea Liquid is introduced for the farmers across the world by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) in the presence of its RGB members in its 50th annual general body meeting held online-offline mode. This is an inspiration taken from the call of the Prime Minister of India for reducing the use of Urea in the soil. The Nano Urea Liquid is indigenously developed after many years of dedicated and sincere research of IFFCO’s Scientists and Engineers through a proprietary technology developed at Nano Biotechnology Research Centre, Kalol, in the tune of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Krishi’.

Amarnath Yatra Cancelled For The Second Year In A Row Amid COVID-19

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After first infection, Covid-19 risk reduces for up to 10 months: Study

LONDON: The risk of contracting the coronavirus disease after a previous infection will substantially reduce for up to 10 months, according to a new study published in the Lancet medical journal. The research, which published in The Lancet Healthy Longevity on Thursday, looked at rates of Covid-19 infections between October last year and February this year among over 2000 care home residents and staff in England....more More

Covishield produced more antibodies than Covaxin, claims study

NEW DELHI: Covishield triggered more antibodies than Covaxin, claims a preprint of the first Indian study involving doctors and nurses who received both doses of either of the two Covid-19 vaccines. The study by Dr AK Singh and his colleagues states that both vaccines elicited a good immune response. Unpublished data had earlier indicated that Covishield was found to be 70 per cent effective after the first dose. At the same time, preliminary data from its phase 3 trial put Covaxin's efficacy rate at 81 per cent....more More

AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s: EMA official

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'Delta' Variant Of COVID-19 Mutates Into 'Delta Plus'

NEW DELHI, June 15: The 'delta' variant of COVID-19 - a version first detected in India - has evolved to form the 'delta plus' or AY.1 variant. Scientists say it has acquired a mutation associated with escaping immunity but stress there is "no cause for concern yet". The 'delta plus' variant is a mutated version of the more aggressive B.1.617.2 strain that drove the second wave of infections in India. It is characterised by the K417N mutation in the spike protein of the SARS-CoV2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease....more More

 

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