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'India-developed 2-DG medicine is new ray of hope in fight against COVID-19'

The first batch of the adjunct COVID therapy anti-COVID drug, 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), was released by India's Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and handed over to Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on May 17, 2021

Bleeding and clotting events following COVID vaccination minuscule in India

Bleeding and clotting cases following COVID vaccination in India are minuscule and in line with the expected number of diagnoses of these conditions in the country, a report submitted by the National AEFI (Adverse Event Following Immunization) Committee to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said

India records a slight dip in Covid cases

Giving a slight ray of hope, India's COVID-19 daily count dropped below 300,000 for the first time since Apr 21

India will complete administering 516 million vaccine doses by July-end

India, with an estimated population of 1.36 billion, will complete administering 516 million Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of July, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said

Israeli diplomats pay tributes to Indian nurse killed in Ashkelon; pledge to support family

The funeral of Soumya Santosh, the Indian nurse, who was killed in a rocket attack by Palestine in Israel's Ashkelon, was held at Nithya Sahaya Matha Church, Keerithodu in Idukki on Sunday afternoon, media reports said. The mortal remains of Soumya Santosh, who was killed last Tuesday in the attack, arrived in Keerithodu, her native village on Saturday

Indian Navy team repair two major oxygen plants in Andhra Pradesh

Teams from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam achieved a major breakthrough in repairing two major oxygen plants at Nellore and Shri Kalahasthi bringing a major boost to the oxygen supply in the state of Andhra Pradesh during the ongoing medical crisi

India-made vaccine Covaxin neutralizes coronavirus variants found in India, UK

Indian pharma company Bharat Biotech has announced that its indigenously Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, produced neutralising titres (concentration) against all key emerging variants tested, including the B.1.617 and B.1.1.7, first found in India and the United Kingdom

Modi holds meeting to review preparedness on Cyclone ‘Tauktae’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meetingto review the preparedness of states and central ministries concerned to deal with the situation arising out of Cyclone ‘Tauktae, which intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" over the east-central Arabian Sea

Government, people dropped their guard after first Covid wave: RSS chief

In an implied criticism of the Modi government, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said the deadly second wave of COVID-19 has been spurred by the negligence shown by all sections of society, including the government, after the first wave of the pandemic

Government-supported startup develops affordable COVID-19 test kits for rural areas

With Covid 19 reportedly spreading virulently in the vast rural hinterland of India, a Mumbai-based startup is ready with its affordable Rapid Antigen Test that offers COVID 19 diagnosis & surveillance at the cost of just 100 rupees (about 1.5 USD) per test

Cyclone Tauktae may hit Gujarat by Tuesday

Cyclone Tauktae is likely to intensify into a "severe cyclonic storm" within 12 hours and hit Gujarat coast by Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department has warned

Can feel your pain and suffering, Modi tells people in online address

Finally breaking his inexplicable silence over the deaths of devastation in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he felt the pain and suffering of the people inflicted by COVID-19 while adding that the virus is an invisible and quick-changing adversary that was challenging the whole world

Australia sends second batch of COVID aid to India

The Australian High Commissioner to India announced that a new batch of the country's humanitarian medical supplies has landed in India as the Asian country strives to rein in COVID-19

Low-key Eid celebrations in Kashmir in view of Covid restrictions

No Eid prayers were offered for the fourth consecutive time at the major mosques and shrines of Kashmir as police enforced a strict curfew in most parts of the valley, including Srinagar city, officials said

Online platforms do brisk business in Kashmir

Many online platforms have started online sale of bakery and other household necessities in Kashmir in view of pandemic

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