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This is how remdesivir, developed for Hepatitis C and Ebola, fights Covid-19

The experimental antiviral drug that was developed by US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences has shown that it leads to faster recovery in Covid-19 patients.
A file photo Hindu seers at Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. | Representation image | Photo: Flickr

Sadhus lynched in Palghar were affiliated with this UP akhara, the largest in India

As the case takes a political colour amid communal allegations, ThePrint takes a look at the history and organisation of Juna Akhara the sadhus belonged to.
Almeida, a Scottish virologist, is credited with discovering the first human coronavirus | ThePrint Team

June Almeida — the woman who discovered first coronavirus but was told she was wrong

June Almeida, who dropped out of school at 16 because she couldn’t afford it, went on to become a pioneer in virology.
Sikh Pilgrims

Who are Nihang Sikhs? ‘Guru di laadli fauj’ warrior sect in news for chopping off cop’s hand

On Sunday, a group of Nihang Sikhs allegedly violating lockdown rules clashed with Punjab Police personnel & chopped off an ASI's hand.

Economists expect RBI will print money as India battles Covid-19. Here’s what it means

The FRBM Act of 2003 specifically barred the government from directly borrowing from RBI to monetise the deficit. But an escape clause will enable it to do so.
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WFH or Netflix, internet makes it possible. But do you know how it’s still working?

The internet has turned out to be one of the most effective tools to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. ThePrint explains why.
Representational photo of Russian poplars in Kashmir

The male, female and pollen behind J&K order to chop ‘Covid-19’ trees

Covid-19 is a new infection and not enough is known about it, but experts don't think the pollen of Russian poplars spreads the virus.
WHO headquarters, Geneva

All about WHO, the global health watchdog attacked as ‘Chinese Health Organization’

WHO has been called out for appreciating China’s ‘commitment’ to fight Covid-19 even though Beijing is said to have initially concealed the extent of the outbreak.
People offer Friday namaz on the roof of a mosque that was burnt by rioters in Brijpuri | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Shab-e-Barat, the night of forgiveness Muslims will be celebrating indoors this year

The festival of Shab-e-Barat is marked by Muslims visiting mosques and graves of their loved ones, and spending the night praying.
India is a leading global player in the manufacturing of HCQ with Ipca laboratories, Zydus Cadila and Wallace Pharmaceuticals as top pharma companies

Hydroxychloroquine: The special drug Trump and the world are dialling PM Modi for

Why hydroxychloroquine has emerged as the most promising drug to treat Covid-19, and where India figures in its global demand. ThePrint explains.

On Camera

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

Chinese intrusion in Galwan lasted for two weeks before it was cleared by Indian troops

China has stopped or diverted the flow of Galwan waters, an action contrary to its assurance that it would not block waters of south and westward flowing rivers.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Trucks carry essential commodities in Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

Northern Commander in Ladakh, Army moves more troops amid standoff with China

Additional troops have been brought in from three locations outside Ladakh to the LAC where a standoff with China has been on since early May.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.