Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicCovid cases India

Topic: Covid cases India

India registers over 2.86 lakh Covid cases, 573 deaths in last 24 hours

A reduction of 20,546 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in the last 24 hours, though the recovery rate has decreased to 93.33%, the health ministry said.

Time to move past test-track-treat as Omicron officially at community transmission, say experts

Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) says 'Omicron is now in community transmission in India and has become dominant in multiple metros'.

Some good news as India’s Covid R value falls sharply to 1.30 from record 2.89 on 13 January

India’s R value, an indicator of how fast infection is spreading, had hit an all-time high of 2.89 in mid-January, but now the wave shows signs of dissipating.

Delhi govt seeks L-G’s nod to lift weekend curfew, allow private offices to run with 50% staff

The decision to ease the restrictions was taken in view of the declining number of Covid cases in the city. The proposal also seeks to end the odd-even system for opening shops.

India records 3.47 lakh Covid infections in 24 hours, active cases highest in 235 days

Death toll has climbed to 4,88,396 with 703 fresh fatalities and the national Covid recovery rate has dropped to 93.50 per cent, according to the health ministry.

Deaths significantly less in third Covid wave due to high vaccination, govt says

During the briefing, Centre informed that about 94% of India’s adults have been administered first dose of Covid vaccine, while 72% are fully vaccinated.

No foreign chief guests at R-Day parade, Central Asian leaders to skip event ‘due to Covid’

India had sent formal invitations to the heads of state of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan for Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.

What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.

Increase Covid testing in strategic manner immediately, Centre asks states

Additional Health Secretary Arti Ahuja cited a decline in Covid testing in the states and said strategic testing can avert the progression of the disease to a severe category.

India logs over 2.38 lakh new Covid cases in last 24 hours, active tally highest in 230 days

The active Covid cases comprise 4.62% of total infections, while the national recovery rate has decreased to 94.09% with 310 fresh fatalities, the health ministry said.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.