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Ashwagandha the new HCQ? Modi govt begins study to see if herb keeps coronavirus away

The study is being carried out by a group of scientists and researchers from the ministries of ayush & health, UGC and ICMR. 

Can Dabur Chyawanprash or panchkosha meditation help with Covid? Unusual trials on in India

According to ICMR data, 63 Covid-related studies are in the clinical trial stage, with 15 testing the efficacy of Ayurvedic and homoeopathic treatments.

People living longer and healthier lives but Covid threatens to disrupt that: WHO report

The 2020 World Health Statistics Report says approximately 1 billion people would spend 10 per cent of their household budgets on health care in 2020.

Why old age and comorbidities make people more vulnerable to Covid-19

From a detailed illustration of the virus to a new nanotechnology that turns tap water into disinfectants, ThePrint brings you the latest research on Covid-19.

With Covid cases nearing a lakh, India to check prevalence of ‘asymptomatic’ carriers

The ICMR will conduct a 'serosurvey' across red, orange and green zones. The results of the study could see a re-designation of districts under the three zones.

ICMR to fast-track WHO’s Solidarity trial roll-out in India, test 4 treatments for Covid

The Solidarity trial is an international clinical trial launched on 18 March by WHO to compare untested treatment options for Covid-19.

Bihar is staring at another health crisis as encephalitis cases begin amid Covid outbreak

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome or ‘chamki bukhar’, which primarily affects children, had caused 176 deaths in Bihar last year. Govt says it’s better prepared this time.

Coronavirus causes spike in blood disorder Kawasaki disease in kids, Italian study finds

Kawasaki disease is a rare condition that typically affects children younger than 5. It causes blood vessels to become inflamed and swollen.

Bengaluru start-up’s AI tool can help analyse extent of lung damage in Covid-19 patients

The tool, LungIQ, can measure percentage of lung damage in patients through CT scans & help doctors understand how badly a patient is affected & if he needs a ventilator.

Experts want to know why coronavirus hasn’t killed more Russians

The WHO said it’s in talks with Russia about the country’s statistics for coronavirus deaths, which at 0.9% is far below the global average.

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Tribes of India | wikimedia commons

British didn’t just introduce criminal tribes, they also had a police...

The British administration marked out entire communities as ‘criminal’ through Criminal Tribes Act. And the policemen helped form guidelines to identify those communities.
Female labour force participation in India is among the lowest in the world, according to World Bank | ANI 

‘Remarkably resilient, better prepared’: World Bank revises India’s economic growth to...

Strong macroeconomic fundamentals have placed India in good stead compared to other emerging market economies, says World Bank. Lowers next year’s growth estimate from 7% to 6.6%.

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Illustration by Soham Sen, ThePrint

How Arunachal is front & centre in Modi govt’s massive border...

Of total highway projects worth Rs 1.6 lakh cr announced for Northeast last month, Arunachal got the lion’s share. Meanwhile, BRO’s outlay also saw a significant jump this year.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP...

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.