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How Singapore and India are contributing to a COVID-19 vaccine race

Without a vaccine and an effective treatment, we may never get back to life as it used to be. With new cases in the US and Europe declining, they are starting to gradually re-open their economies

Published on 25th May 2020
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Sikkim reports first COVID case: 25-year-old student who returned from Delhi

The student was living in Delhi to prepare for UPSC examinations but returned to the state by bus along with a few others last week

Published on 24th May 2020
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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020
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Smart Cities Mission to upscale to support Karnataka to tackle COVID-19

The focus will be on strengthening health infrastructure, providing medical equipment and developing information technology solutions

Published on 23rd May 2020
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Vitamin D reduces risk of dying from Covid-19: Doctors Association Kashmir

Dr Hassan said the best way to ensure that people have adequate levels of vitamin D is to take the vitamin supplements at currently recommended levels

Published on 22nd May 2020
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Emergency Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by Jan-Feb 2021: Former ICMR chief

RNA is the genetic material of the viruses and messenger RNA or mRNA vaccines are fully synthetic. After knowing the target antigen's sequence, the production of a vaccine can be accelerated

Published on 21st May 2020
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At least 19 million children at imminent risk due to Cyclone Amphan in India, Bangladesh: UNICEF 

The extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan made landfall at Digha in West Bengal and Bangladesh on Wednesday, leaving a trail of destruction

Published on 21st May 2020
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Kolkata's Adamas University launches special report '#AU Combats COVID' on how they altered teaching methods amid COVID-19

The report highlights how the university quickly and radically altered its teaching, learning, evaluating activities during this crisis. It also captures how they prioritised students' safety

Published on 19th May 2020
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Diet rich in fruits and vegetables may protect heart health: Study

Observational studies show that a healthy diet is linked to a reduced risk for CVD events, leading many to advocate for stronger public policy to promote healthy food choices

Published on 19th May 2020
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The Indian Navy's indigenously-made, breathable PPE kit 'NavRakshak' has brought new hopes to the medical world. Here's how

A pilot batch of PPE has already been produced at Naval Dockyard Mumbai. Innovation Cell, Institute of Naval Medicine, Mumbai, the Naval Dockyard Mumbai have collaborated to design and produce more

Published on 18th May 2020
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After Zomato, Swiggy sacks 1,100 workers as COVID-19 shuts Cloud kitchens

Last week, Swiggy's closest rival Zomato announced to lay off nearly 13 per cent of its workforce — over 600 employees — via Zoom calls, along with salary cuts for the rest of the employees

Published on 18th May 2020
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TN CM lays foundation stone for Rs 336 crore medical college in Tirupur via video conference

Chief Minister K Palaniswami laid the foundation stone for the institute from through video conferencing

Published on 18th May 2020
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COVID-19 can cause dangerous cardiovascular complications

The study says that much attention has been paid to the breathing complications of COVID-19, but less has been said about the cardiovascular complications that can lead to death or lasting impairment

Published on 18th May 2020
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Fitbit to build ventilators for treating COVID-19 patients

Presently, many organisations like GM, Ford, Tesla and more have contributed manufacturing resources to make ventilators

Published on 17th May 2020
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COVID-19: Need of the hour to build social,  psychological resilience among children, educate parents

Children's responses to stressful events are unique and varied. Some children may be irritable or clingy, and some may regress, demand extra attention, or have difficulty with self-care, sleeping, and

Published on 17th May 2020

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