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Modi says mobile technology to be used for COVID-19 vaccination drive 

Speaking at the India Mobile Congress, he said mobile technology has enabled benefits worth billions of dollars to reach the deserving and also helped the poor and vulnerable during the pandemic

Published on 8th December 2020

India reports 26,567 new coronavirus cases, tally breaches 97-lakh mark

With 385 new deaths, the cumulative toll mounted to 1,40,958. Maharashtra has 76,852 active cases, the highest in the country followed by Kerala with 59,607 active cases

Published on 8th December 2020
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This 87-year-old Indian-origin man will be the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the UK. Here's what he said

Hari Shukla from Tyne and Wear said he feels it is his duty to receive his first of the two-dose vaccine, a moment UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed as a huge step forward 

Published on 8th December 2020

Parents' body urges Education Ministry to conduct Class 10 and 12 board exams in May 2021

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal had sought suggestions from parents, students and teachers on the conduct of board examinations for this academic session

Published on 7th December 2020

New York's public school system to reopen citing low virus rates in schools

De Blasio announced on November 29 that school buildings serving younger children and special-needs students would reopen with coronavirus testing increased from monthly to weekly

Published on 7th December 2020

Active COVID-19 caseload in India falls below 4 lakh, 32,981 new cases emerge

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5

Published on 7th December 2020

Over 1 billion could be living in extreme poverty by 2030 due to pandemic: UN

The 'High Damage' scenario anticipates that 80 per cent of the COVID-induced economic crisis would persist in 10 years' time due to loss in productivity

Published on 6th December 2020

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi's NGO rescues 1600 trafficked children from exploitation during pandemic

Children are employed primarily for two reasons- first due to cheap labour cost and secondly, due to their small hands which helps in efficiently fitting embellishments on bangles

Published on 6th December 2020

IISc team working on rapid identification of COVID-19 using Raman spectroscopy, AI

According to the team, using artificial intelligence and deep learning, the COVID-19 detection process will be automated and rapid

Published on 6th December 2020

Madhya Pradesh schools to stay shut for classes 1 to 8 till March 31: CM

The chief minister said this during a review meeting of School Education Department held on Friday

Published on 5th December 2020

Plea in SC seeks refund of 'exorbitant money' charged for RT-PCR test to detect COVID-19 

The plea alleged that the owners of the private laboratories and hospitals are using the calamity into opportunities for minting crores and crores of rupees

Published on 5th December 2020

Schools will transform into live labs, while students continue to learn online: Sonam Wangchuk

Education will be one of the fields that will see a lot of innovation as we transition to the new normal after the pandemic, added Sonam Wangchuk

Published on 5th December 2020

Researchers decode how airflow inside a car may affect COVID-19 transmission risk

The study, published in the journal Science Advances, assessed the airflow inside a compact car with various combinations of windows open or closed.

Published on 5th December 2020

Madhya Pradesh government cancels classes for students from 1 to 8 till March 31 predicting second wave of COVID-19 cases

There will be no classes for Class I to VIII in the state till March 31. The upcoming academic session will start from April 1, 2021. Classes I to VIII will be evaluated on the basis of project work

Published on 5th December 2020

With 36,652 new COVID-19 cases, India crosses 96-lakh mark in the last 24 hours

India's active caseload was 4.35 per cent of the total number of cases as on Friday. The last time the daily new cases crossed the 50,000-threshold was on November 7

Published on 5th December 2020

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