Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Coronavirus

You can holiday in Bhutan again, but there’s a development fee of Rs 1,200/day

This 'sustainable development fee' being levied by Bhutan is meant to 'mitigate negative impact of tourism on cultural landscape and natural environment' of country.

New ‘SARS-CoV-2-like virus’ found in Russian bats can infect humans, says US study

Published in 'PLOS Pathogens', the study found the virus, 'Khosta-2', was resistant to available Covid vaccines, but also that it lacks the genes needed to develop into a disease.

Here’s why you caught that summer cold, again

Heatwaves, humidity fluctuations and pandemic-induced lockdowns across countries could be the culprit.

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech for infringing its Covid vaccine patent

The company said the rival vaccine makers breached patents that covered its ‘foundational mRNA technology’.

CM Kejriwal urges Delhiites to get Covid precaution dose, says only 10% people have done so far

The chief minister said that the district administration will help school authorities to set up camps inside school premises for vaccination of children.

For those above 18, health ministry reduces gap from 9 to 6 months for Covid precaution dose

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) took the decision in view of the “evolving scientific evidence and global practices”.

Covid during pregnancy doubles babies’ risk of delay in speech, motor skills, study finds

The study could not assess the impact of vaccination because it examined records from pregnancies between March and September of 2020, before Covid shots were available.

Covid lab leak theory needs more research to investigate possibility, say WHO advisers

While the lab theory remains in limbo, mounting evidence suggests that a seafood market in Wuhan where early cases appeared was not the source of the infection, the WHO report said.

Maharashtra records highest Covid cases in 4 months, Mumbai sees 42% jump in 24 hours

On 28 May, for the first time in state, 4 patients of B.A.4 sub-lineage and 3 cases of B.A.5 sub-lineage of the Omicron variant were found.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.