Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicCovid variant

Topic: Covid variant

Delta or B1.617.2 variant of Covid now dominant in UK, comes with risk of hospitalisation

London: The Delta variant of COVID-19, or the B1.617.2 highly transmissible variant of concern (VOC) first identified in India, has now become the dominant...

Vietnam discovers new Covid variant which is hybrid of strains first found in India & UK

Vietnam Health Minister said that scientists identified the variant while examining the genetic makeup of the virus that had infected some recent patients.

Concern rises as Covid variant from India spreads in UK, exposing Britain’s weakness

Officials believe PM Boris Johnson was too late to close its border with India for political reasons and now scientists fear the UK has exposed its vulnerability to the new strain.

WHO hasn’t associated term ‘Indian Variant’ with B.1.617 Covid strain, health ministry says

The health ministry dismissed 'unfounded' media reports that termed B.1.617 Covid variant as an 'Indian variant' — a strain that WHO recently said was 'of global concern'.

Virus variant in India can infect those vaccinated, but unlikely to cause severe Covid: Study

The B.1.617 strain, first identified in India, may evade antibodies induced by the Pfizer mRNA and Covishield vaccines, study says. 

Covid variant B.1.617.2 is spreading fast in India, genome data shows

The B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus consists of at least 3 sub-lineages — B.1.617.1, B.1.617.2 and B.1.617.3. The B.1.617.2 lineage is now growing in prevalence across the country.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with U.S. President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at Quad Summit, in Tokyo Tuesday | ANI

With Russia-China bombers, Quad has to be all for one and one for all. Nothing less will do

If Quad countries don’t bring ‘norms’ and ‘openness’ on the ground, then the grouping will remain nothing but a geometric equation in the sand.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.