Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicHealth Ministry

Topic: Health Ministry

‘Evidence does not suggest presence of new variant, says health ministry on 1st Covid XE case in India

The ministry said samples which were analysed by genomic experts of INSACOG have inferred that the constitution of this variant does not correlate with the genomic picture of 'XE' variant.

India reports 34,113 fresh Covid infections, active cases drop below 5 lakh

Active cases have declined to 4,78,882, comprising 1.12% of total infections and the national recovery rate has further improved to 97.68%, the health ministry said.

Govt says India’s overall Covid situation ‘optimistic’ but asks people to be vigilant

In a briefing Wednesday, Centre also noted that Covid daily positivity is 'enormously high' in Kerala, along with Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim.

India registers 67,084 new Covid infections, 1,241 deaths in last 24 hours

The active cases comprise 1.86 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate has further improved to 96.95 per cent, according to health ministry data.

India reports over 2.34 lakh Covid cases, 893 fatalities in last 24 hours

Active cases decreased by 1,19,396 to reach 18,84,937, comprising 4.59% of the total infections and the country's recovery rate stands at 93.89%, the health ministry said.

India registers over 2.5 lakh Covid cases, 627 fatalities in last 24 hours

Active cases decreased by 96,861 to reach 21,05,611, comprising 5.18% of the total infections while the country's recovery rate stands at 93.60%, the health ministry said.

Govt recommends no masks for kids aged below 5 years in new Covid guidelines, know more here

In revised Covid guidelines for children and adolescents, the health ministry also advises against the use of antivirals or monoclonal antibodies for those less than 18 years of age.

India records 2.58 lakh new Covid cases, positivity rate surges to 19.65%

The active Covid cases have risen to 16,56,341, the highest in around 230 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,86,451 with 385 daily fatalities, according to health ministry.

India registers 2,71,202 new Covid cases, active cases highest in 225 days

The death toll has climbed to 4,86,066 with 314 fresh fatalities, while the national recovery rate has decreased to 94.51 per cent, the health ministry said.

115 deaths reported due to Omicron globally, including one in India, health ministry says

New Delhi: A total of 115 people died across the world due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 so far, out of which, one...

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Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
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Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.