covid-19 pandemic

1.5 million children worldwide lost parents, guardians due to COVID-19: Lancet study

The countries with the highest numbers of children who lost primary caregivers (parents or custodial grandparents) included South Africa, Peru, United States, India, Brazil, and Mexico.

Jul 22, 2021, 09:16 AM IST

Breastfeeding mothers should get vaccinated without hesitation, ICMR expert debunks myths related to COVID-19 vaccines

"Breastfeeding mothers should get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 without any hesitation," ICMR expert, Dr Panda said. 

Jul 10, 2021, 11:38 AM IST

When will India be free of coronavirus? ICMR expert says COVID may become a flu-like endemic

"The COVID-19 virus will reach its endemic stage like Influenza after a while and then vulnerable population may have to take the vaccine shot annually," ICMR expert, Dr Panda said. 

Jul 10, 2021, 10:34 AM IST

Delhi government to conduct survey to identify children orphaned by COVID-19 pandemic

The officers have been attached with child welfare committees and district child protection units to conduct the survey by July 20.

Jul 09, 2021, 14:18 PM IST

CM Mamata Banerjee to mark Shahid Divas with virtual address on July 21

Mamata Banerjee said that Shahid Dibas is a solemn occasion to remember 13 Bravehearts who were brutally killed in a politically orchestrated violence back in 1993.

Jul 06, 2021, 17:02 PM IST

Thousands in brazil protest against President Jair Bolsonaro over COVID-19 pandemic handling

Thousands of people gathered in atleast 13 state capitals to demonstrate against Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic situation and called for impeachment.

Jul 04, 2021, 14:13 PM IST

Second COVID-19 wave witnessed significantly higher mortality rate: ICMR study claims

Data collected under the NCRC were analysed to describe the differences in demographic and clinical features of COVID-19 patients recruited during these two successive waves.

Jul 03, 2021, 23:41 PM IST

Over 50 countries interested in Co-WIN platform, India ready to share software

Sources said other countries such as Vietnam, Iraq, Dominican Republic, the United Arab Emirates have also expressed interest in knowing about the Co-WIN platform.

Jun 28, 2021, 17:51 PM IST

Gold imports jump multi-fold to $6.91 bn in April-May on low base effect

The significant jump in the gold imports has lead to widening of the country's trade deficit, difference between imports and exports, to USD 21.38 billion during April-May this fiscal as against USD 9.91 billion in the year-ago period.

Jun 27, 2021, 13:47 PM IST

Billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala says there won’t be any third wave of COVID-19. Here’s why

Jhunjhunwala further added that there won’t be any severe impact on the economy, however, some corrections can definitely be expected.  

Jun 21, 2021, 19:27 PM IST

Covishield single shot is 61% effective against delta strain: Covid Panel Chief

Amid the ongoing debate over the gap between two doses of the Covishield vaccine, COVID Working Group chief Dr NK Arora revealed that, as per the research, Serum Institute’s Covishield can provide 61 percent effectiveness against the Delta strain.

Jun 17, 2021, 11:42 AM IST

Entrepreneur Rohit Khosla’s company NDMC conducts vaccination drives across the Delhi/NCR region. Here are the details!

With the rising number of positive cases across the country, it became difficult for hospitals to admit patients suffering from the deadly virus. However, the humble man came to the aid by donating oxygen concentrators and arranging for hospital beds. Additionally, his team even helped by arranging plasma at many medical centres.

Jun 14, 2021, 19:02 PM IST

Which are the world's most liveable cities in 2021? Check top 10 places here

The survey looked at five broad categories: stability, culture and environment, education, healthcare, and infrastructure.

Jun 11, 2021, 08:06 AM IST

We need to work together as Team India to defeat COVID-19: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that as a country, India cannot lose this war against COVID; if the Central Government fails it is not BJP’s failure, but India’s failure, and similarly if the Delhi government fails, it is not AAP’s failure, but India’s failure.

May 27, 2021, 17:25 PM IST

COVID-19 worst crisis humanity has faced in decades: PM Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister also paid salute to the frontline healthcare workers, doctors, nurses who selflessly risk their lives every day to serve others in need. He also mourned the tragic loss of all those who died of the deadly virus.

May 26, 2021, 10:57 AM IST

Origin of COVID-19 virus: Dr Anthony Fauci fuels lab leak theory, backs 'next phase of investigation' by WHO

Dr Fauci, said that they "feel strongly" that the world should continue with the investigation of origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, fueling debate of the lab leak theory.

May 26, 2021, 07:12 AM IST

Companies need to be stakeholder-driven with focus on sustainability: Economist Philip Kotler

Kotler said that in the post-pandemic world, businesses must not think just as profit machines but in terms of making the world a better place to live and sustain.

May 25, 2021, 17:37 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh: `Mango Man` introduces new varieties named after COVID frontline workers

Padma Shri awardee Haji Kalimullah Khan, popularly known as the `Mango Man`, told ANI, "I came to know that so many doctors died due to COVID and I thought that they should continue to live, so I decided to name a variety of mangoes after them. Similarly, many policemen too died of the infection while on national duty, so I named a variety after them as well."

May 25, 2021, 08:25 AM IST

Appeal to friends, critics to adopt villages that need help: Raghav Juyal

Raghav has been working hard to help people especially in rural Uttarakhand amid the ongoing second wave of the COVID pandemic.

May 24, 2021, 14:06 PM IST

Provide dry ration, meals to stranded migrants without insisting on ID cards: SC directs states

SC said while providing dry ration, the authorities of the states “shall not insist on an identity card for those migrant labourers who do not possess for the time being and on self-declaration made by the stranded migrant labourers dry ration be given to them.’’

May 14, 2021, 10:21 AM IST