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Need more masks, sanitisers — doctors say hospitals ill-equipped to fight COVID-19

Doctors across UP, Jammu, Delhi and Puducherry say there is a lack of N95 masks, sanitisers or protective equipment in their hospitals.

COVID-19 treatment may already exist in old drugs – we’re using the virus itself to find them

If we find an approved drug that even slows down the coronavirus’s progression, doctors should be able to start getting it to patients quickly and save lives.

This online test can help you determine if you are at risk of contracting coronavirus

The online test developed by Apollo chain of hospitals is based on WHO guidelines and gives recommendations based on symptoms and medical history.

HIV drug combo approved by ICMR for coronavirus treatment fails clinical trials in China

Anti-HIV drugs Lopinavir and Ritonavir were administered to treat two Italian tourists in India who had tested positive for the coronavirus infection.

RSS gets ready to fight coronavirus with awareness campaign, masks, soaps & food packets

RSS has asked around 70,000 of its daily units and over three dozen affiliates to prioritise the fight against coronavirus.

‘Experimental’ drug that failed to cure ebola is now world’s best shot against COVID-19

A WHO official has been quoted as saying that ‘there is only one drug right now that we think may have real efficacy against COVID-19, and that’s remdesivir’.

Bengal has only 40 COVID-19 testing kits, flagged issue to PM Modi last week: CM Mamata

At all-party meeting, leaders ask CM Mamata Banerjee to step up testing for the coronavirus. She says 90 kits sanctioned by ICMR haven’t arrived.

This is how the Indian military is trying to prevent COVID-19 from entering its bases

The Army, Navy and Air Force are putting in place separate measures after the Indian military’s first case of COVID-19 was detected in Leh.

5 Rajasthan doctors hid travel history to coronavirus-hit nations, govt sends notice

Govt has quarantined all 5 Rajasthan doctors who treated patients immediately after returning from abroad. 4 of them have tested negative for COVID-19, result of fifth awaited.

Day 1 of COVID-19 lockdown in India — here’s what’s happening in your state

Punjab imposes state-wide curfew, other states crack down on people violating lockdown. Essential services personnel being allowed after ID checks.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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