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A policeman is tested for Covid-19 in Chennai | Photo: ANI

India’s Covid tally climbs to 61,45,291, recovery rate rises to 83.01%

Daily Covid cases dropped below 75,000 and deaths under 1,000 were reported after nearly a month, while total recoveries crossed the 51 lakh-mark.
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Vaccine likely in India by first half of 2021 if ‘good results by year-end’, top scientist says

Any vaccine currently in phase three trials has a 50% chance of success, says scientist Gagandeep Kang who is a member of WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety.
Ludhiana district has reported 663 coronavirus deaths, the most in Punjab | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Over 660 deaths, 4.1% fatality rate — why Ludhiana has Punjab’s worst Covid numbers

Ludhiana district, the most populous of Punjab’s 22 districts, has only two govt hospitals. The industrial hub has recorded most Covid deaths and most number of cases in Punjab.
A Covid-19 testing camp in Patna | Representational image: ANI

DCGI approves commercial launch of low cost Covid-19 test ‘Feluda’

The Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) test achieves accuracy levels of RT-PCR tests with quicker turnaround time & less expensive equipment.
Lab technicians produce Covid-19 diagnostic kits in a laboratory in Faridabad

Why Delhi’s private labs conduct fewer CBNAAT and TrueNAT tests despite ICMR push

ICMR had revised its guidelines in May and pushed for a variety of Covid tests, including TrueNAT and CBNAAT systems, which are easily available across the country.
Lab technicians produce Covid-19 diagnostic kits in a laboratory in Faridabad

MP Hanuman Beniwal’s conflicting Covid reports not unusual, RT-PCR tests could vary

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says the likelihood of detecting Covid-19 infection is about eight days after exposure to the virus.
People flout social distancing norms as they gather in a weekly market in New Delhi | ANI

Delhi Rt value on rise though tests up 3 times, experts say people ‘lax’ in taking precautions

Experts say Delhi's rising Rt value is consistent with the increasing Covid cases, blame 'Unlock' measures and people’s failure to comply with social distancing norms.
A Covid-19 testing camp in Patna | Representational image: ANI

Researchers devise new Covid ‘smell test’ powered by Indian kitchen staples

The test is the brainchild of researchers at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute Mohali and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh.
Representational image of Covid-19 testing | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

The 9 big states and UTs that beat ICMR to allow Covid tests without prescription

The ICMR announced Saturday that Covid-19 tests no longer require prescriptions, a move expected to present a clearer picture about the pandemic.
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No need to panic, rise in Covid cases as testing has doubled, says Delhi CM Kejriwal

Addressing an online media briefing, Kejriwal said that there is no shortage of hospital beds in Delhi and that out of 14,000 beds, only 5,000 are occupied.

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The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.


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Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.