Sunday, 29 May, 2022
TopicCovid variant

Topic: Covid variant

WHO classifies new Covid strain as ‘variant of concern’, names it Omicron

The variant, first reported to WHO from South Africa, has also been identified in Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel.

Delhi HC response on outcry over Khurshid book should be the go-to template against ban culture

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WHO discusses new Covid variant with ‘unusual’ mutations in South Africa

The new variant, called B.1.1529, is likely to have evolved during chronic infection of an immuno-compromised person, scientists say.

Covid AY.4.2 variant frequency too low to be of concern, says latest INSACOG bulletin

In its weekly bulletin, Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium says the vaccine effectiveness does not seem to be different for AY.4.2 when compared to other Delta variants.

What newly-discovered C.1.2 lineage of SARS-CoV-2 is & why it’s not yet a ‘variant of concern’

C.1.2 variant is not as widespread as other Covid variants of concern. Just 107 samples of the variant have been isolated across the world and 95 of them are from South Africa.

New Covid variant C.1.2 could be more infectious, evade vaccine protection, study shows

According to the study, C.1.2 lineage has a mutation rate of about 41.8 mutations per year, which is about twice as fast as the current global mutation rate of other variants.

Covishield, Covaxin effective against Covid variants Alpha, Beta, Gamma & Delta, govt says

New Delhi: Forty-eight coronavirus cases of Delta Plus' variant have been detected from 45,000 samples sequenced so far in the country, with Maharashtra reporting...

Around 40 cases of Delta plus Covid variant reported in Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh

Health ministry Tuesday had announced the Delta variant as a 'variant of concern'. The three states have been advised to strengthen surveillance.

Delta variant greatest threat to US’ attempt to eliminate Covid, says Anthony Fauci

The White House chief medical advisor said the Covid variant now makes up more than 20% of all new cases in the US, a significant increase from nearly 10% two weeks ago.

Delta Plus now a SARS-CoV-2 ‘variant of concern’, 22 cases found in Maharashtra, Kerala, MP

Govt notifies the three states, details measures to be taken to contain spread. Delta Plus variant, believed to be more transmissible, detected in 9 countries so far.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.