Uncategorized

Latest News Live Updates: WHO Praises PM Modi Over Coronavirus Response

India's COVID-19 infection tally climbed to 1,08,71,294 with 12,923 new cases in a day.New Delhi: India's COVID-19 infection tally climbed to 1,08,71,294 with 12,923 new cases in a day, while 1,05,73,372 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 97.26 per cent on Thursday, according to Union Health Ministry data.There are 1,42,562 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which accounts for 1.31 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.The death count climbed to 1,55,360 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 108 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data showed.The COVID-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.43 per cent.Meanwhile, the government on Wednesday expressed "strong displeasure" about Twitter's response to the emergency orde

Read More
Uncategorized

Latest News Live Updates: 9,110 New Coronavirus Cases In India

Fifteen states and Union Territories have not reported any death due to COVID-19 in last 24 hours.Fifteen states and Union Territories have not reported any death due to COVID-19 in last 24 hours, the government said today, highlighting the weakening hold of the virus over the country. While the number of fresh daily cases has been on a steady decline, over the last five weeks, there has been a 55 per cent decline in the average daily deaths. In the last one week, seven states and Union Territories have recorded no fatality, the Union health ministry said.The seven states and Union Territories which reported zero deaths in the last week are Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar, Tripura, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Nagaland, Mizoram and Lakshadweep.The figures of daily mortality per million

Read More
Uncategorized

South Africa Suspends AstraZeneca Vaccination Launch Over Study

South Africa said it would suspend the start of its Covid-19 vaccinations.Johannesburg, South Africa: South Africa said Sunday it would suspend the start of its Covid-19 vaccinations with the AstraZeneca jab after a study showed the drug failed to prevent mild and moderate cases of the virus variant that has appeared in the country.Africa's hardest-hit nation was due to start its campaign in the coming days with a million doses of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford.The suspension marks an important setback for the country, but officials said vaccine deliveries from other producers would soon be available and allow the campaign to move forward."It's a temporary issue that we have to hold on AstraZeneca until we figure out these issues," Health Minister Zweli Mkhize told repor

Read More
Uncategorized

Latest News LIVE Updates: India Working On 7 More COVID-19 Vaccines, Says Health Minister

There are 1,48,590 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country. (File)New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that the country is developing seven more COVID-19 vaccines and also working on further vaccine development to inoculate every citizen of India.He said the Centre does not have any immediate plan to make the vaccines available in the open market and a decision will be taken as the situation demands.The COVID-9 inoculation process for people aged above 50 will start in March, he said."We are not dependent only on the two vaccines as the country is working on seven more indigenous vaccines. Simultaneously, we are also working on the development of more vaccines because India is a huge country and we need more players and research to reach out to everyone,"

Read More
Uncategorized

Delhi Schools Reopen For Class 9 And Class 11

The government had said student should be called to school only with consent of their parents.New Delhi: Schools were reopened in Delhi for students of Class 9 and Class 11 and they attended the classes on Friday, around ten months after educational institutions were forced to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.The government had resumed schools for classes 10 and 12 on January 18 in view of the board exams. However, the government had said that the student should be called to school only with the consent of their parents.Several states have already opened schools with precautionary measures.Meanwhile, Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday informed that in the fifth Sero survey done in the national capital, antibodies against the COVID-19 have been detected in 56.13 pe

Read More
Uncategorized

Latest News LIVE Updates: Over 21% Of India’s Population May Have Had COVID-19, Shows Sero Survey

The death count increased to 1,54,703 with 107 daily new fatalities, the data showed. (File)New Delhi: Over 21 per cent of the population, aged 10 years and above, showed evidence of past exposure to COVID-19 in the ICMR's latest national serosurvey, the government said on Thursday, noting that a large proportion of people are still vulnerable to the infection.The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) third national serosurvey was conducted between December 7 last year and January 8.Presenting the findings of the survey, ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said 21.4 per cent of the 28,589 people, aged 18 years and above, surveyed during the period showed evidence of past exposure to the coronavirus infection. While 25.3 per cent of children aged 10 to 17 years from the same numb

Read More
Uncategorized

कोविड-19 टीके से मौत का कोई साक्ष्य उपलब्ध नहीं: केंद्र सरकार

प्रतीकात्मक तस्वीरनई दिल्ली: केंद्र सरकार ने बृहस्पतिवार को उन आरोपों को “पूर्ण रूप से आधारहीन” करार दिया कि सरकार ने यह कहने में जल्दबाजी दिखाई कि 19 स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों की मौत का कारण कोविड-19 का टीका नहीं है .सरकार ने कहा कि अभी तक ऐसा कोई साक्ष्य नहीं मिला है जिससे यह पता चल सके कि टीके के कारण उक्त स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों की मौत हुई. सरकार के अनुसार, विशेषज्ञों की राय जानने के बाद 19 स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों की मौत का विवरण सार्वजनिक किया जाएगा. देशव्यापी टीकाकरण अभियान की शुरुआत 16 जनवरी को हुई थी.यह भी पढ़ेंमंत्रालय में सचिव राजेश भूषण ने एक प्रेस वार्ता के दौरान पूछे गए एक प्रश्न का जवाब देते हुए कहा कि भारत में टीकाकरण के दुष्प्रभाव पर निगरानी का बेहद मजबूत तंत्र है और 19 लोगों की मौत का विवरण जल्दी ही सार्वजनिक किया जाएगा. नीति आयोग के सदस्य वी के पॉल ने कहा कि अभी तक टीके के कारण किसी की

Read More
Uncategorized

‘Feeling Lot More Assured Now’: Delhi’s Frontline Workers Get Vaccinated

Delhi has around 2.25 lakh healthcare workers and nearly six lakh frontline workers (File)New Delhi: The COVID-19 vaccination for frontline health workers, police personnel, civil defence staff and municipal workers started in Delhi on Thursday. There are a total of six lakh frontline workers in the national capital.NDTV visited east Delhi's Rajiv Gandhi Superspeciality Hospital where frontline workers started queuing up from morning and expressed relief on being vaccinated after a tough year in which they worked round the clock in the midst of the pandemic.Civil defence member Manohar Lal, 38, said he felt much better after being vaccinated. In the last one year he served long duty hours in quarantine centres and crowded bus depots and stayed away from his wife and two children as he fe

Read More
Uncategorized

कोविड टीकाकरण के दर में एक बार फिर गिरावट, डॉक्टरों ने कहा लोग वैक्सीन लेने में संकोच कर रहे हैं

31 जनवरी को, प्रति साइट लाभार्थियों की औसत संख्या 57 थी - टीकाकरण की कुल संख्या 14,509 रही थी.2 फरवरी को, प्रति साइट लाभार्थियों की औसत संख्या 1 फरवरी को 54 के मुकाबले 49 रह गयी थी. टीकाकरण की कुल संख्या 1.8 लाख (1,88,762) - सोमवार के 1.9 लाख (1,91,313) से नीचे थी. केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय ने बुधवार को कहा कि 18 दिन के भीतर देश में 40 लाख लोगों को कोविड-19 रोधी टीके लगाए गए हैं और इसके साथ ही भारत सबसे तेज गति से इस आंकड़े तक पहुंचने वाला देश बन गया है.बुधवार सुबह तक देश में 41 लाख से ज्यादा लोगों को कोविड-19 रोधी टीके लगाए गए. मंत्रालय ने कहा, ‘‘कोविड-19 रोधी टीके लगाने के मामले में भारत एक फरवरी को दुनिया के शीर्ष पांच देशों की सूची में था. भारत तेज गति से यह टीकाकरण जारी रखेगा.'' स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय ने कहा कि कोविड-19 के खिलाफ भारत की लड़ाई को अन्य मोर्चों पर भी सफलता मिल रही है. पि...

Read More
Uncategorized

Airtel Rides Pandemic-Induced Subscriber Gain to Report Quarterly Profit

Bharti Airtel swung to a quarterly profit on Wednesday, as the Indian telecom firm added more subscribers and saw higher data usage during the coronavirus-led work-from-home trend.With the December-quarter profit, India's second-largest telecom operator has snapped a streak of six loss-making quarters during which the company has seen a growth in market share even as it grappled with a tariff war and demands to pay massive government dues.Airtel's subscriber base in India grew to 336.2 million, with the company adding 12.9 million 4G subscribers during the last three months of 2020 to reach 165.6 million.The telco has been gaining subscribers over the past few months, with analysts pointing out that the firm has also seen gains in some of the key markets of loss-making rival Vodafone Ide

Read More