Friday, May 22, 2020

This Indian co could lead world to a vaccine

Serum Institute, the world's largest manufacturer of vaccines by volume, is working on several candidates for the novel coronavirus - including potentially mass-producing the AstraZeneca/Oxford university one that has garnered global headlines - as well as developing its own.

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Covid: Economist warns of 10 yrs of depression

Economist Nouriel Roubini has warned of a prolonged downturn and sluggish recovery from the coronavirus. Nicknamed Dr Doom for his gloomy predictions, Professor Roubini said there are some jobs that simply will not come back after this crisis, the BBC reported on Friday.

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Symbiosis Distance Learning sees exponential growth

There are over 1.5 billion students across the world affected by the lockdown. While conventional institutions are grappling with the challenge of continuing...

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Aarogya app not must for air travel: Puri

The Centre iterated on Friday that domestic flights to all places would resume from Monday, despite resistance from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, and termed as “impractical” calls for quarantining domestic flyers after they disembark. Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri clarified the healthy elderly wouldn’t be stopped from flying. The use of Aarogya Setu App, he said, was preferable, and not mandatory, for air travel.

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7 states/UTs to remain shut if WHO advisory is followed

At least seven states and Union Territories — Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Telangana, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu and Bihar — would remain under lockdown with an increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in the last two weeks if a WHO advisory that says restrictions should not be lifted if the positive rate is more than 5% is followed.

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19-year-old bride walks 80km to groom’s place, gets married

The novel coronavirus may have postponed thousands of weddings across the country, but it has failed to deter a 19-year-old girl to walk 80km to reach the groom’s place to exchange vows. The girl, Goldy, from Mangalpur in Kanpur Dehat, decided to defy her parents when they put off her marriage with Virendra Kumar Rathore, 23, from Baisapur village in Kannauj for a second time after the extension of lockdown.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Maha: New price cap for 80% beds in pvt hospls

In what could bring respite to uninsured patients, the state on Thursday issued a revised notification to cap treatment charges for Covid-19 and nearly 200 non-Covid procedures in private hospitals.

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Class VI boy harasses woman, seeks sex chat

A Class VI student of an English medium school in Ghaziabad has been accused of harassing a 21-year-old woman by allegedly threatening to circulate her morphed pictures if she did not pay him money or participate in a sex chat with him.

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