Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: WHO

WHO adds Pfizer’s 2-drug antiviral Paxlovid to Covid recommendations for high-risk patients

WHO Guideline Development Group recommends oral drug Paxlovid for patients with non-severe Covid-19 who are at high risk of hospitalisation.

WHO Centre will usher in age of traditional medicine globally, says Modi

While laying the foundation stone of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Gujarat's Jamnagar, PM Modi further said it would also play a role in expanding the scope of yoga.

Read full text of India’s response to NYT report putting country’s Covid toll at ‘at least 4 mn’

In a report published Saturday, the New York Times claimed that the Narendra Modi govt was stalling WHO's efforts to make the global Covid death toll public.

Indian govt ‘strongly contests’ WHO’s estimates of Covid deaths, questions its model

In series of letters, govt has questioned methodology of calculation and WHO’s decision to rely on 18 states’ data to reach an estimate 'several times higher' than official figure.

WHO move to suspend Covaxin’s UN supply won’t affect trips to UK, US & over 90 nations, govt says

Bharat Biotech is believed to have assured Government of India that it will ‘quickly’ reply to WHO about ‘deficiencies found in its manufacturing’ during an inspection last month.

WHO flags ‘lack of regulation in pvt sector’ in Indian healthcare, lauds rise in life expectancy

Review part of WHO’s ‘Health Systems in Transition (HiT)' profiles, which are country-based reports of health systems. Low public health spend among other issues raised.

UP’s Moradabad world’s 2nd noisiest city on UN list, 4 more Indian cities exceed noise levels

According to WHO guidelines, the admissible noise level limits are 55 decibels. The major industrial city of Moradabad recorded a noise level of 114 decibels.

Corona far from over, spike in cases are just ‘tip of the iceberg’, says WHO

The global health body said low vaccination rates in some countries, forced partly by a ‘huge amount of misinformation’ could also explain the rise.

WHO tells Ukraine to destroy disease-causing pathogens in case labs are bombed

New satellite images reveal destruction around Kyiv; but a formidable Russian convoy outside the capital has dispersed.

Covid can end in 2022 if international community takes comprehensive actions, WHO chief says

WHO's Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus emphasised on the need to learn lessons from the current situation and develop new solutions, and not to wait until the pandemic is over.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.