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Coronavirus could infect two-thirds of globe, research shows

According an adviser to the WHO, quarantines may slow the spread, but the virus had the opportunity to roam in China and beyond before they went into effect.

Novel coronavirus cannot pass from mother to child in late pregnancy, says Lancet study

The study was conducted after an infant, whose mother has COVID-19, tested positive with the virus 36 hours after birth.

India and US could agree on trade margin regulation for high-end medical devices

US has been asking India to remove price caps on high-end medical devices under the proposed trade deal. Healthcare industry in India against rollback of price controls.

Isolation, counselling, paracetamol — how Kerala is treating coronavirus patients 

Doctors in Kerala heaved a sigh of relief earlier this week after the test results of two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus came out negative.

Modi govt halts plan to stop medicine export as firms in coronavirus-hit China resume work

Govt panel formed to tackle ‘drug security concerns’ has decided to monitor situation after Indian embassy in China says several drugmakers there have resumed operations.

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,017 with 42,708 confirmed cases

The World Health Organisation announced that 400 scientists will be meeting on 11-12 February in Geneva to discuss all aspects of the virus.

As Modi offers help to coronavirus-hit China, India to dispatch masks, gloves, face shields

Modi govt has asked manufacturers of medical devices to update list of available products for immediate delivery to coronavirus-hit China.

India’s supply of these medicines could be hurt by China’s coronavirus crisis

In a list sent to the Modi govt, pharma firms have said they could run short of 57 medicines if China shutdown continues due to coronavirus outbreak.

New research shows what happens to your lung cells as soon as you quit smoking

A new study has uncovered that in people who no longer smoke, the body replenishes the airways with normal cells that help protect the lungs better.

Don’t arrange hotels, sightseeing for doctors — Modi govt’s fresh warning to pharma firms

Latest warning from Department of Pharmaceuticals follows a conference of Indian Psychiatric Society in Kolkata. Companies told to adhere to ethics code.

On Camera

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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