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Representational image of a tuberculosis patient | File photo: PTI

Covid lockdown could lead to over 1.8 lakh new TB cases, 88,000 additional deaths, study says

Study published in Indian Journal of Tuberculosis says there has been 59% under-detection of TB cases between March & May, compared to corresponding period last year.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit tests positive for Covid-19, advised home isolation

Doctors said 80-year-old Purohit is asymptomatic and clinically stable. He was on self-isolation since 29 July after three people in the Raj Bhavan tested positive for Covid.
Union Home Minister and former BJP president Amit Shah | Photo: ANI

Amit Shah tests positive for Covid, admitted to hospital after ‘initial symptoms’

More than a dozen ministers, civil servants and people from Amit Shah’s staff have been asked to monitor themselves for symptoms and get tested.
Health workers check the temperature of a woman during a Covid-19 screening drive at a residential building in Dharavi in Mumbai | PTI File Photo

India’s Covid recovery rate rises to 65.44%, case fatality rate drops to 2.13%

There are 5,67,730 active cases and account for 32.43 per cent of total of coronavirus infection, which crossed 11 lakh Sunday.

ICMR plans to set up registry of hospitalised Covid patients from across the country

A registry will enable researchers and policymakers to inform crucial understanding of Covid and detect trends in the progression of the pandemic, an official said.
Representational image of a recording camera at a studio | wallpaperflare.com

Lights, camera and action on video call — how a web show was shot during lockdown

A Mumbai-based production house has shot the web series, which is set against the backdrop of Covid pandemic. It will be released in the first week of August on Voot.
Tshewulou Thopi (R), who works with a cruise line in South Africa, knits with a returnee from Bengaluru, at Chizame's ‘Covid-19 creativity hub’, | Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

Knitting, sketching, handicrafts — quarantine’s a vacation in this Nagaland village

Set against a picturesque background of hills and clouds, this quarantine centre comprises 14 bamboo huts, a rainwater harvesting system, and a hearth to make tea.
Residents of Juhapura area in Ahmedabad | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Why residents of Ahmedabad have become sceptical about testing for Covid-19

In May, central Ahmedabad had witnessed a spike in cases. But now, the outbreak has spread to the western parts, which have the maximum number of containment zones.
A pulse oximeter | Wikimedia Commons

Oximeter sales soar but there is no guarantee of accurate reading and ‘no govt regulations’

Oximeters, which measure oxygen levels in blood, have been available for home use for a long time, but sales have soared amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

NEP’s invisible reboot button and immunity-boosting Rafale news

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On Camera

To beard or not to beard — Modi and Rahul Gandhi’s makeovers mirror their convictions

World over, beards are sending messages about politicians like Trudeau and Beto O’Rourke. And Modi’s white beard and Rahul Gandhi’s clean-shaven look are no different.

Why RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is not likely to risk another rate cut this week

CPI-based inflation has remained over 6% for last 2 quarters. With NPAs also expected to rise significantly, RBI could focus on financial stability this time.

Defence

Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

5th military-level LAC meeting on, India could press for Chinese troops’ return from Finger 4

India will ask for the Chinese troops to fall back behind Finger 8 at Pangong Tso. Since the last meeting, the status quo has remained on the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.