Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Rabies

India wants zero rabies cases by 2030, but there’s no central data on dogs or dog bites

97 per cent of rabies deaths in India are caused by dog bites. But number of rabies death and dog bites are underreported.

‘Have to win fight against rabies by 2030’: Mandaviya launches action plan against virus

Mandaviya stressed the need to 'campaign aggressively' against the virus and informed that ICMR is working on reducing the cost of rabies vaccines.

Among Padma Shri winners, doctor who cut rabies vaccine cost by 100 times

A treatment protocol devised by a Himachal Pradesh doctor has brought down rabies treatment cost from Rs 35,000 to Rs 350.

Taliban wages deadly battle for Afghan city, and France set to ban phones in schools

Pope Francis' 'patchy' crackdown on sexual abuse, and Iran's Supreme Leader is not pleased with President Hassan Rouhani.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
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.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

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.