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Dhoni undergoes COVID test for upcoming season

The Indian Premier League is scheduled to begin on 19 September in the United Arab Emirates. After much deliberation regarding its fate, the governing council confirmed that IPL will be taking place this year in the Middle East. With franchises starting training for the tournament, players are undergoing tests before flying out to UAE. Chennai […]

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Ram Temple trust head tests COVID positive

Mahant Nritya Gopal Das (84), the chairman of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust, tested coronavirus disease (Covid-19) positive on Thursday in Mathura, where he had gone to preside over Krishna Janmashtami celebrations. Das, who is also the chairman of Krishna Janmabhoomi Nyas, was staying at the Sitaram temple in Mathura. On Thursday morning, he […]

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Mumbai: 57% slums residents found COVID positive

As Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, gets ready to conduct the second round of serological survey, experts are divided over whether the residents of the city’s slums are approaching herd immunity for coronavirus disease, COVID-19. In the first sero survey conducted in July, the BMC found 57% infection prevalence in slums. In the […]

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COVID recovery rate in India soars past 70%

As many as 16,39,599 people have recuperated from the disease so far in the country and active cases comprise 27.64% of the total caseload

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Shripad Naik tests COVID-positive

AYUSH minister Shripad Naik tests positive for COVID-19. In a tweet, Naik said the test showed he was asymptomatically positive and he has opted for home isolation.

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Modi asks Gujarat to increase COVID-19 testing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed on the need to increase coronavirus testing in Gujarat in view of the “high positivity rate” prevailing in the state. The PM made the suggestion during his virtual interaction with chief ministers of 10 states, including Gujarat’s Vijay Rupani, on the latest COVID-19 situation. “Testing needs to be […]

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Bharat Biotech launching COVID vaccine by 15 Aug? Not quite

Bharat Biotech founder said in a report dated 26 July that “It is too early to remark on this, as we are in the beginning phase of human trials

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Russia approves first COVID vaccine for use

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Speaking at a government meeting Tuesday, Putin said that the vaccine has proven efficient during tests, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus. Putin emphasized that the vaccine […]

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Modi discusses COVID situation with 10 chief ministers

During yesterday’s meeting with Chief Ministers of flood-affected states, PM Modi raised concerns over rescue efforts amid the pandemic

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Indian Army gifts 10 ventilators to Nepali counterpart

The Indian Army has a long record of extending support to the Nepali Army as a first responder for humanitarian assistance and relief