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Researchers study virus-cell interaction to understand COVID-19's high infection rate

The findings appear in an article called "Biomechanical characterization of SARS-CoV-2 spike RBD and human ACE2 protein-protein interaction" in a special issue of Biophysical Journal

Published on 29th March 2021

Eight states including Maha, Karnataka, Punjab account for 84.5 per cent of cases recorded in a day

Seventeen states and union territories have lower cases per million than the national average (8,724) while 19 states and UTs have higher cases per million than the national average

Published on 29th March 2021

Maharashtra records highest positivity rate in comparison to rest of the country

The total tests for COVID-19 conducted across India have exceeded 24 crore while the cumulative Positivity Rate continues to remain below 5 per cent

Published on 28th March 2021

School in Maharashtra town transforms dead silver oak tree stump into 6-feet pencil 

The secondary school in Wai, run by the Deccan Education Society, engaged a carpenter recently to transform the stump of the tree into a six-feet-tall 'pencil', the logo of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Published on 28th March 2021

What the FAQ: What is the 'double mutant' COVID-19 variant found in India, should we be worried?

Here's everything about the new double mutant COVID-19 variant found in India, whether it's the reason for the second wave and more

Published on 27th March 2021

India reports 62,258 new COVID cases. Steep rise in cases since March 16

As of date, 5.81 crore doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the country since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin

Published on 27th March 2021

SC reserves judgment on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Maratha reservations

The bench was hearing appeals challenging the Bombay HC order that upheld reservations to Marathas in jobs and education under the Maharashtra Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act

Published on 26th March 2021

India reports 59,118 new COVID-19 cases. Highest single-day spike since October 2020

According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra and Punjab are turning out to be the highest contributors to the new surge

Published on 26th March 2021

81 per cent of daily new COVID-19 cases reported in Maha, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Chattisgarh

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 31,855 (59.57 per cent). The western region is followed by Punjab with 2,613 new cases while Kerala reported 2,456 cases

Published on 25th March 2021

Maharashtra becomes first state to administer over 5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The state has also administered the second dose of vaccine to 6,72,128 people, thereby reaching the cumulative vaccination figure of 50,14,774

Published on 25th March 2021

At 53,476, India records highest COVID surge in 5 months

On October 22 last year, India recorded a single-day spike of 54,366 infections. The central government is closely monitoring and actively engaging with states and union territories over the resurge

Published on 25th March 2021

Genome Sequencing by INSACOG detects variants of concern in India

Since INSACOG initiated its work, 771 variants of concerns have been detected in a total of 10,787 positive samples

Published on 24th March 2021

Educational institutions in Andhra and Telangana see spike in COVID-19 cases

As many as 163 students of a private residential college in Andhra tested positive for the virus, while Telangana also saw sporadic cases od COVID-19 in colleges

Published on 24th March 2021

Maharashtra board exams for Classes 10 and 12 to be held in offline mode

It means that students will have to physically go to the exam centres to appear for it, the School Education Minister said

Published on 20th March 2021

Will schools in Pondy close again temporarily? Panel mulls over decision due to COVID-19 spread

Schools in the UT have been reopened in phases since January after remaining closed for over nine months due to the pandemic

Published on 19th March 2021

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