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Five kg free foodgrains scheme extended till March 2022

Five kg free foodgrains scheme extended till March 2022

New Delhi: In a bid to support the poor recovering from the COVID-19 shock, the Centre on Wednesday decided to further extend the free supply of 5kg foodgrains per month under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana for four months till March 2022, a decision that will cost an additional Rs 53,344 crore to the […]

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Kartarpur Sahib corridor to be reopened from today

Kartarpur Sahib corridor to be reopened from today

New Delhi: The Kartarpur Sahib corridor to the most revered shrines of Sikhs located in Pakistan will be reopened from Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Tuesday. The corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur […]

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Hajj 2022 online application process starts

Hajj 2022 online application process starts

Union Minister announces enhanced facilities

Mumbai: The online application process for Haj 2022 began on Monday with Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announcing significant reforms and enhanced facilities for the pilgrimage. While announcing Haj 2022 at Haj House in south Mumbai, Naqvi said the entire Haj process will be 100 per cent digital/online. The last date of […]

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Covid-19: Expert panel recommends emergency use approval for Covaxin in 2-18 age group

Covid-19: Expert panel recommends emergency use approval for Covaxin in 2-18 age group

New Delhi: An expert panel of India’s Central drug authority has recommended granting emergency use authorisation to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for children and adolescents in the 2 to 18 years age group with certain conditions, sources said on Tuesday. If approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), it will be the second COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19 will become like common cold but that will take a while: Expert

COVID-19 will become like common cold but that will take a while: Expert

New Delhi: COVID-19 will become like the common cold in due course but that will take a while as “there is still so much about coronavirus that we do not understand”, said Sir Malcolm Grant, the Founder Chair of England’s National Health Service. Addressing the India Today Conclave 2021, he said India has got an […]

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Covid-19: Schools to remain closed in JK

Covid-19: Schools to remain closed in JK

Physical classes allowed for only class 10 and 12

Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday extended closure of schools barring 10th and 12th standards across Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary A K Mehta. Besides schools, the government has retained all the COVID-19 containment guidelines, including night curfew. “Classes for 12th standard shall be […]

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Vaccinated pregnant women pass high level of antibodies to babies: Study

Vaccinated pregnant women pass high level of antibodies to babies: Study

Washington: Women who receive the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy pass high levels of antibodies to their babies, according to a study. The effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines lies in their ability to trigger the production of the right antibodies, blood proteins capable of protecting individuals from infection, researchers said. Whether this protection could pass from […]

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COVID vax safe for children of 5-11 yrs: Pfizer, BioNTech

COVID vax safe for children of 5-11 yrs: Pfizer, BioNTech

New Delhi: Global pharma major Pfizer and BioNTech SE on Monday said trial results of COVID-19 vaccine showed that it is safe and produced robust neutralizing antibody response in children aged five to 11 years, and they plan to seek regulatory approvals as soon as possible. Children aged five to 11 years were given a […]

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Breakthrough: Scientists develop ‘fridge-free’ Covid vaccines

Breakthrough: Scientists develop ‘fridge-free’ Covid vaccines

Los Angeles: Scientists have used key ingredients from plant and bacterial viruses to develop new COVID-19 vaccine candidates that do not need to be refrigerated. The fridge-free vaccines, described in the Journal of the American Chemical Society on Tuesday, triggered high production of neutralising antibodies in mice against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. If […]

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100 districts in India most vulnerable to Climate change: Study

100 districts in India most vulnerable to Climate change: Study

New Delhi: All 612 districts in India are vulnerable to climate change, but 100 districts, mostly in the eastern part of the country, are most vulnerable, a study said. The study was carried out by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore along with IIT Mandi and IIT Guwahati and supported by the Department of Science […]

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