Friday, 2 December, 2022
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Topic: Health Ministry

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...

Covid isolation cut to 7 days, no need for re-test — Govt’s new guidelines for home quarantine

According to the health ministry, asymptomatic cases are laboratory-confirmed cases with no symptoms and have oxygen saturation at room air of more than 93%.

‘False & misleading’: Centre rejects reports on usage of expired Covid vaccines

The health ministry clarified that the national regulator had approved the shelf life extension of Covishield and Covaxin in February and October, 2021 respectively.

India reports 33,750 new Covid cases, Omicron tally rises to 1,700

Active cases have increased to 1,45,582 comprising 0.42% of total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.20%, the health ministry said.

Delhi govt announces night curfew from Monday amid surge in Covid cases

Night curfew will commence from 11pm and last till 5am, sources said. Delhi reported 290 fresh cases Sunday while the positivity rate rose to 0.55%, according to health dept data.

India’s Omicron tally crosses 200-mark, cases detected in 7 states

Active cases have declined to 79,097, comprising 0.23% of total infections and the national recovery rate has improved to 98.40%, the health ministry said.

India registers 7,081 fresh Covid cases, 264 deaths in 24 hours

Active cases declined to 83,913, comprising 0.24% of total infections and the national recovery rate has been recorded at 98.38%, according to health ministry data.

Modi govt urges states to conduct mock drills, ensure full functionality of oxygen equipment

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked to ensure that the gap between equipment and systems delivered to the districts & installed at healthcare facilities is reduced to zero

Delhi logs 4 more Omicron cases, variant hasn’t spread in community, Satyendar Jain says

A total of six people, all with travel history to foreign countries, have been tested positive for Omicron in Delhi. The first patient was discharged from LNJP hospital Monday.

Ensure adequate stock of drugs used for Covid clinical treatment, Modi govt tells states

Union Health Secy Rajesh Bhushan urged health secretaries & NHM MDs of states/UTs to ensure that all health facilities have functional ventilators, PSA plants & oxygen concentrators.

On Camera

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Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge | ANI file photo

Congress is becoming Nokia, Kodak of Gujarat politics. Outdated KHAM lens will wipe it out

After winning the biggest electoral victory in 1995 Gujarat elections, Congress lost seven consecutive elections in the state. It cannot remind voters about its rule anymore.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.