Video analysis: Coronavirus impact - strategic competition and beyond

Major General S B Asthana (Retd) analysis the strategic situation in the Indo-Pacific region as the coronavirus fear grips the world. Read Article

Singapore coronavirus cases could burst hopes for Hong Kong travel bubble

Under the agreement, the bubble would be suspended if the seven-day moving average of the daily number of COVID-19 cases in the community is more than five for either Singapore or Hong Kong

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UK pubs face recruiting struggle ahead of indoor reopening on Monday

For the last month, they have only been allowed to serve food and drinks outside, making indoors an attractive option for punters who have shivered during an exceptionally cold spring

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Exclusive: Young scientists at ISRO’s VSSC develop ventilators, oxygen concentrators

Even while working from home, ISRO's scientists have been immensely contributing to the country's COVID-19 fight by developing crucial medical equipment such as ventilators, oxygen concentrators…

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Sputnik V in India: Vaccine to cost ₹ 995 per shot, made in India may be cheaper

Further consignments of imported doses are expected over the coming months, Dr Reddy's Laboratories said in a statement

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Thailand reports record COVID-19 infections after prison clusters

Authorities reported 32 COVID-19 deaths and 4,887 infections, a new daily high in cases after 2,835 prisoners were added to the tally following the mass testing of thousands of inmates in two…

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India suffers record job losses in April amid second wave

Some economists believe lockdowns by states which is equal to a quasi-national lockdown will put further pressure on the job market with prospects for jobs bleak during the year…

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Maharashtra government makes negative RT-PCR tests mandatory for domestic air passengers

Mahrashtra has been hit hard with the coronavirus second wave as the state government declared that…

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Nepal reels from Covid 'crisis situation' as infections soar

The mountainous country of almost 30 million is now seeing severe cases flood hospitals as oxygen cylinders empty faster than they can be refilled and almost half of those tested return positive…

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Double world vaccine production, Sputnik V one of the key elements, says UN chief Guterres

After India stopped sending vaccines to Nepal after being hit by the second wave to service its own people, Beijing stepped in to provide 800,000 coronavirus vaccines to Nepal.…

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India's UPSC postpones civil services prelim exams to October 10 due to COVID-19

The Prelims 2021 was scheduled for June 27, 2021, but now it will be held on October 10

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COVID-19: Indian medical body recommends 12-16 week gap between Covishield doses, no change for Covaxin

According to the current protocol, the vaccine must be taken four to eight weeks after recovery from COVID-19 infection

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COVID-19 — Donating plasma: Here’s everything you need to know

The number of people seeking plasma is very high in comparison. Once a person recovers from COVID-19, he can donate plasma for plasma therapy.

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Pfizer and Moderna show less efficacy against double mutant discovered in India

According to the note, outside of India, the United Kingdom has reported the largest number of cases sequenced as B.1.617 sublineages.

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South Africa: Experts warn against third wave of coronavirus

Experts had earlier warned that during the winter season the number of new cases was expected to rise

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COVID-19: More ventilators, oxygen cylinders arrive in India from Europe

Last week, Germany had sent an oxygen generating plant as part of COVID-19 assistance to India. The member states of the EU are delivering medical aid following India`s request for support as the…

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus, Coronavirus news, coronavirus outbreak

'Coronavirus', which literally translates into 'the virus with a halo' has alarmed the whole world after China quarantined the epicentre of the outbreak, Wuhan shutting down essential services in the city. 

With the number of cases rising daily, the virus threatens millions of people, especially in developing regions. Several countries have cancelled or suspended flights to China as the country grapples with the deadly virus.

India's UPSC postpones civil services prelim exams to October 10 due to COVID-19

The Prelims 2021 was scheduled for June 27, 2021, but now it will be held on October 10

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COVID-19: Indian medical body recommends 12-16 week gap between Covishield doses, no change for Covaxin

According to the current protocol, the vaccine must be taken four to eight weeks after recovery from COVID-19 infection

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COVID-19 — Donating plasma: Here’s everything you need to know

The number of people seeking plasma is very high in comparison. Once a person recovers from COVID-19, he can donate plasma for plasma therapy.

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Pfizer and Moderna show less efficacy against double mutant discovered in India

According to the note, outside of India, the United Kingdom has reported the largest number of cases sequenced as B.1.617 sublineages.

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South Africa: Experts warn against third wave of coronavirus

Experts had earlier warned that during the winter season the number of new cases was expected to rise

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COVID-19: More ventilators, oxygen cylinders arrive in India from Europe

Last week, Germany had sent an oxygen generating plant as part of COVID-19 assistance to India. The member states of the EU are delivering medical aid following India`s request for support as the…

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COVID-19: India clocks more than 362,000 fresh Covid cases, 4,120 deaths

In the past 21 days, India`s daily Covid tally has plateaued over the 300,000 mark and over 3,000 casualties for a fortnight.

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India will have to invest heavily in infrastructure for economy to recover: UN expert

Developing countries like India do not have the option of financing a stimulus programme as the US has done but they can make substantial public sector investments to stimulate the economy, he…

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Only India has manufacturing capacity to supply COVID-19 vaccine to the world: Australian envoy to India

Australia's High Commissioner to India Barry O'Farrell has said the Indian government has informed him that the Australian anti-Covid assistance has reached "areas of need" in states like Odisha,…

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Will contribute with 'full might' in difficult times: Navy chief on COVID-19

In a message to Navy personnel, Admiral Singh said the Navy will step up its outreach in extending medical assistance as the pandemic is spreading to rural India and people residing in those areas…

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China senses opportunity in Nepal's devastating COVID-19 wave

The country is reporting 20 cases per 100,000 people a day

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Does blood plasma work on virus patients? experts disagree

Plasma therapy is basically using blood plasma from recovered patients and infusing it into newly infected patients

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Republican Senator Rand Paul accuses Anthony Fauci of funding coronavirus research

The Republican senator claims that Dr Fauci authorised and funded risky research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where scientists performed gain-of-function research, that is, making any virus…

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China delivers half a million vaccines to Bangladesh

Although Dhaka had signed an agreement with India to buy 30 million doses only seven million arrived, plus another 3.3 million as a gift, before New Delhi called a halt to exports

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WHO reviewing situation in Seychelles after vaccinated people test Covid positive

The African country’s ministry and the WHO said that the majority of those who had tested positive recently had not actually not been vaccinated against Covid, or had only received one dose

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Maldives bans South Asia travellers as virus cases soar

The Maldives, whose economy relies on tourists visiting its pristine atolls, has suffered a more than 15-fold increase in daily infections in the past week

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Moderna to deliver 25 mn vaccines to Australia by 2022

Moderna will deliver 10 million doses this year and by 2022 deliver 15 million booster shots that are still being tested but meant to neutralize variants of Covid-19, the company and the…

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AI software successfully predicts patients susceptible to severe COVID-19

The artificial intelligence software analysed thousands of X-rays to predict which Covid patients would end up developing severe complications in the next four days. These predictions were 80 per…

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India's expert panel recommends Covaxin trials on 2-18 year-olds

With 525 participants, the trial is expected to take place at various sites, including AIIMS Delhi

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COVID-19: Bangladesh bans inter-district travel as Eid approaches

Passenger crowds were also seen at a bus station despite a ban on inter-district bus travel. In Dhaka, people continued to shop without social distancing in the run-up to the…

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COVID-19: Nearly 50% passengers of Australia's repatriation flight grounded

Nearly 40 passengers of this flight had tested positive for coronavirus and 30 had come in contact with people who had been infected

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Singapore coronavirus cases could burst hopes for Hong Kong travel bubble

Under the agreement, the bubble would be suspended if the seven-day moving average of the daily number of COVID-19 cases in the community is more than five for either Singapore or Hong Kong

Read Article

UK pubs face recruiting struggle ahead of indoor reopening on Monday

For the last month, they have only been allowed to serve food and drinks outside, making indoors an attractive option for punters who have shivered during an exceptionally cold spring

Read Article

Exclusive: Young scientists at ISRO’s VSSC develop ventilators, oxygen concentrators

Even while working from home, ISRO's scientists have been immensely contributing to the country's COVID-19 fight by developing crucial medical equipment such as ventilators, oxygen concentrators…

Read Article

Sputnik V in India: Vaccine to cost ₹ 995 per shot, made in India may be cheaper

Further consignments of imported doses are expected over the coming months, Dr Reddy's Laboratories said in a statement

Read Article

Thailand reports record COVID-19 infections after prison clusters

Authorities reported 32 COVID-19 deaths and 4,887 infections, a new daily high in cases after 2,835 prisoners were added to the tally following the mass testing of thousands of inmates in two…

Read Article

Extended gap between two doses of Covishield reasonable approach, says Anthony Fauci

On Thursday, the Government of India announced that the gap between the first and second doses of the Covishield COVID-19 vaccine has been increased to 12-16 weeks, from the existing 6-8 weeks

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Boris Johnson says UK anxious about coronavirus variant first detected in India

Johnson has laid out what he describes as a 'cautious but irreversible' route out of lockdown for England, with the next step planned for next week

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People celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, offer namaz at home amid COVID-19 lockdown

Jama Masjid will remain shut to avoid crowding and devotees are not allowed to offer Nawaz here in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic Meanwhile, security forces were deployed outside the…

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Chinese firm may have lied about tests of its COVID-19 drug

Companies are not obliged to release such information. But many pharmaceutical firms routinely provide details about who is leading their clinical trial and which research organisation or medical…

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Mainland China reports first local COVID-19 cases in more than 3 weeks

Another local infection was newly reported on Friday in Feixi county, under Hefei`s jurisdiction, according to the city government. The case, surnamed Lu, had shared a hotel room with Li.

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Global COVID-19 caseload tops 160.8 million

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world`s highest number of cases and deaths at 32,852,543 and 584,478, respectively, according to the CSSE.

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COVID-19 in India: 120 prisoners test positive in Odisha jails

The COVID-19 caseload in Odisha mounted to 576, 297 as 10,649 more people tested positive for the virus and 19 new deaths pushed the total death toll to 2,251

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US: Fully vaccinated people can take part in indoor, outdoor activities without mask, social distancing

According to the CDC's website, masks may still be required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in US…

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'21st century Chernobyl moment': WHO panel fails to address virus origin

The report delivers a lengthy and detailed explanation of how the pandemic began, without naming any country or leader. The panel focused on how the outbreak became global

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India's COVID-19 cases rise again as fatalities increase

In the last 24 hours, more than 4,100 people have died and the impact of this deadly surge is showing on India's economy

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India suffers record job losses in April amid second wave

Some economists believe lockdowns by states which is equal to a quasi-national lockdown will put further pressure on the job market with prospects for jobs bleak during the year…

Read Article

Maharashtra government makes negative RT-PCR tests mandatory for domestic air passengers

Mahrashtra has been hit hard with the coronavirus second wave as the state government declared that…

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Nepal reels from Covid 'crisis situation' as infections soar

The mountainous country of almost 30 million is now seeing severe cases flood hospitals as oxygen cylinders empty faster than they can be refilled and almost half of those tested return positive…

Read Article

Double world vaccine production, Sputnik V one of the key elements, says UN chief Guterres

After India stopped sending vaccines to Nepal after being hit by the second wave to service its own people, Beijing stepped in to provide 800,000 coronavirus vaccines to Nepal.…

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Post-pandemic Europe: Countries you can visit this summer

Ever since the pandemic hit last year, we've all been through a lot.

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Hoping to lure back tourists, Greece reopens beaches after lockdown

With widely spaced sun loungers and regular disinfection, Greece reopened its organised beaches on Saturday as the popular Mediterranean holiday destination eases COVID-19 curbs in preparation for

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From Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli: Cricketing stalwarts who contributed in India's fight against COVID-19

From Aussie star Pat Cummins to Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, checkout cricketing icons who donated in India's fight against COVID:  

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'What virus?': Packed crowds attend music festival in China's 'almost virus-free' Wuhan

As the world struggles to control the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Wuhan hosted its first open-air music festival on May 01.

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'The happiest place on Earth' reopens with COVID-19 restrictions

As Walt Disney's original theme park in California reopened for the first time in over a year, visitors were greeted with masks, temperature checks, but not allowed hugs with the famous Mickey Mous

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Italian cafes ready to reopen ahead of easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Restrictions on many businesses, including restaurants, bars and cinemas, will be relaxed in many Italian regions from Monday, as the government slowly rolls back coronavirus curbs in low-infection

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India's capital in lockdown: Here's what's allowed, what's not

Amid the massive surge in coronavirus infection in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday announced that the national capital will be under lockdown for six days, starting from Monday at 10 P

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Germany pays respect to 80,000 coronavirus victims in a ceremony

As coronavirus cases surge in Germany, the country hosted a ceremony to pay respects to the grieving families

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Pints and Primark: Britons mark lockdown easing with a sup and a shop

Britons on Monday toasted a significant easing of coronavirus restrictions, with early morning pints, and much-needed haircuts, as the country took a tentative step towards the resumption of normal

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In pics: Famous people who've tested positive for coronavirus

Let's have a look at the list of famous people diagnosed with the deadly virus:

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Culture deficiency: A French city's Mayor reopens museums defying coronavirus rules

As cases on a rise in the European country of France, a Mayor has decided to satisfy the culture deficiency of its locals and reopen museums

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What is the new coronavirus strain discovered in Japan about?

Japanese officials say the new coronavirus strain differs from highly infectious variants first found in Britain and South Africa that have driven a surge in cases.

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Europe celebrates subdued Christmas amid coronavirus

Europe celebrated Christmas amid the virus epidemic sweeping the continent 

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Countries that have blocked travel from UK after the emergence of new strain of coronavirus

Countries around the world have begun banning flights and travellers from Britain as London said Sunday the spread of a more-infectious new coronavirus strain was now "out of control”, stoking fear

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The truth about coronavirus vaccines - 8 myths busted!

The COVID-19 pandemic has induced economic slowdowns, mass hoarding of goods, lockdowns, and very naturally - a series of conspiracy theories.

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Wuhan virus: 10 steps on how to be China and make most of the pandemic

Almost a year since China's Wuhan reported the world's first cases of COVID-19 in a wet market, and even as several other countries remain firmly in the grip of the subsequent pandemic, life in thi

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From coronavirus to CAA: Top searches on Google in 2020

Google has released its anticipated ‘Year in Search’ results to detail the top trending searches in India and around the globe this year. From fairly practical to downright absurd, the most popular

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Future of air travel: New York to Rome in COVID-tested flight

The first "COVID-tested" flight arrived in Rome from New York on Wednesday, an initiative designed to open up air routes between Europe and the United States

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Russia begins large scale vaccination as coronavirus cases surge

Russia has started larger scale vaccination as th

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Germany brings in Christmas spirit with drive-in markets amid pandemic

As the world is battling the second wave of the novel coronavirus, Germans have decided not to let the pandemic dampen Christmas

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Video Opinion: Uncertainty over coronavirus has taken a toll on mental health

Dr Shweta Sharma talks about paranoia, anxiety and depression triggered by uncertainty over coronavirus pandemic. She also lists ways to deal with mental health issues. Read Article
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Video analysis: Coronavirus impact - strategic competition and beyond

Major General S B Asthana (Retd) analysis the strategic situation in the Indo-Pacific region as the coronavirus fear grips the world. Read Article