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Researchers led by Indian scientists develop electricity-free centrifuge for Covid testing

The cheap centrifuge can be assembled using readily available components for a cost less than $5 per unit.
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Bought for Rs 9, sold at Rs 108 — uproar in Punjab as activist reveals ‘big chemist profits’

Baljinder Singh Jindu’s ‘expose video’ has earned them the wrath of the state’s chemists and a Punjab govt probe, and many supporters too.
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‘Meant to cut red-tape, not scientific rigour’ — ICMR defends bid to fast-track Covid vaccine

Referring to the row over vaccine release date, ICMR says the best of India’s medical professionals & research scientists should not be second-guessed for their professionalism.
A scientist working at a lab at CCMB in Hyderabad | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

ICMR Covid vaccine trial protocol unclear, not enough time, say scientists tasked with job

Six of the 12 principal investigators ThePrint spoke to said there was not enough clarity on how Covaxin could be developed for safe public use in under 6 weeks.
CPM State Committee members carry out a peaceful protest against the TRS government on Kairtabad X Road, in Hyderabad on 29 June 2020 | ANI

Now, Telangana govt says private Hyderabad lab responsible for state’s high positivity rate

The KCR govt has been at the centre of a controversy over the state's testing data, even facing allegations of fudging the numbers so they are lower.
Delhi residents out for a walk in Lodhi Garden wearing masks to protect against Covid-19 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi, here is what you need to do if you or your family start showing Covid-19 symptoms

With cases rising in the national capital & public health infrastructure crumbling, the idea of getting Covid is scary. But there are things you can do.
Bright circles drawn at a Mumbai market to maintain social distancing | Representational image | ANI

How many Covid cases in Maharashtra? State govt and civic bodies can’t make up their minds

Stark differences stalk the Covid case tallies issued by state govt and civic agencies of Mumbai & six satellite towns. In Kalyan-Dombivli, the difference was 4,744 on 2 July. 

Private labs starting TrueNat/CBNAAT tests for Covid to have NABL seal: ICMR tells states

Dr G S Toteja, Additional Director General of ICMR said since many labs are doing this test for the first time, an NABL accreditation will ensure quality testing.
A scientist working at a lab at CCMB in Hyderabad | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

From Phase 0 to long-term study, a look at how long it actually takes to develop a vaccine

The Modi govt has asked ICMR to fast-track the trial for Covaxin, a Covid vaccine, and hopes to roll it out in six weeks, in time for Independence Day.
Remdesivir has been developed by US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences | Representational image | Pixabay

Govt ‘reviewing’ remdesivir use for Covid after hospitals report liver damage in patients

Remdesivir, allowed for use among Covid patients in India as an ‘investigational therapy’, is not advised for those with signs of liver damage.

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Nepotistic privilege should be a matter of social shame. It holds India back

Woke young millennials should start looking down upon friends who take the easy route of following up on their parents’ careers.
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Economy showing signs of recovery but pandemic may affect business climate: Finance Ministry

Improved kharif sowing, pick-up in electricity and petrol consumption, and higher freight movement indicate green shoots in the economy, ministry report stated.


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PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.