Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicSwine flu

Topic: Swine flu

Don’t panic, this is what we know so far about new H1N1 strain with ‘pandemic potential’

In plain English, China has discovered a new flu that’s a mix of human H1N1 flu and avian-based flu. But there is no evidence of human transmission as yet.

New strain of swine flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China

G4, the strain found by researchers in China, is a descendant of the H1N1 influenza A virus, hasn’t shown evidence of human-to-human transmission so far.

Covid and swine flu: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and Rajasthan have got the worst of both

According to experts, high rate of testing as well as population density could explain why Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan recorded the highest number of H1N1 and Covid-19 cases.

This is what 1918 Spanish Flu can teach India on how to tackle possible second Covid wave

History is repeating with Covid-19, but we can learn from past mistakes to ensure a less tragic outcome.

Will India’s experience with previous outbreaks help it tackle coronavirus better?

India now has six confirmed cases of coronavirus. PM Modi has asked people to not “panic” and said “different ministries and states were working together”.

6 Supreme Court judges down with swine flu, hearings affected in Sabarimala, other cases

Justices Chandrachud suggested that lawyers and president of the Bar should take preventive measures to avoid succumbing to the contagious respiratory disease.

More than 4,500 test positive for swine flu while death toll touches 169

With the numbers going up, the health ministry recently held a meeting with the states and asked them to strengthen their surveillance for early detection. 

Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS after recovering from swine flu

The BJP president was admitted after complaints of chest congestion and breathing issue last week.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.