Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Coronavirus

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.

How an airport nail salon chain became the frontline of US Covid testing systems

Through a partnership with US CDC, XpresSpa launched a surveillance operation to hunt for new and emerging Covid variants among international travellers in close to 50 of its locations.

With over 4,000 new Covid cases, India records highest single-day tally in almost three months

The daily positivity rate, or the confirmed Covid cases as a percentage of overall tests, stands at 0.95% while the weekly positivity rate has begun inching up, the data show.

Women were the worst-hit victim of Covid, climate change. Public-private partnership can help

The past two years created higher barriers for women to receive healthcare and educational opportunities while violence increased. More women must speak up.

India drops to 54th place in WEF’s Travel & Tourism Development Index, but tops in South Asia

According to a new study by the World Economic Forum, India's travel and tourism sector has shown ‘signs of recovery’ after two years of slowdown caused by the pandemic.

Beijing sees record number of Covid cases as lockdown woes continue

The city reported 99 cases for Sunday, up from 61 on Saturday with the case tally hovering around 50 a day.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.