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UGC directs educational institutions to deploy RT-PCR test machines at nearby hospitals, labs

The higher education regulator has noted that temporary deployment of such machines can create additional facilities for around 60,000 tests per day

Published on 24th August 2020
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COVID call: This portal developed by an AP-based ethical hacker will tell you how 'at risk' you are 

COVID is scaring one and all but here is a portal to tell you, in the simplest way, if you need to be scared. It was developed by computer geek Bharath Kumar Reddy during the lockdown. This is how

Published on 23rd August 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally nears 3 million; 69,878 new cases in last 24 hours

As per the health ministry's website, Maharashtra has a total of 1,64,879 active cases and 21,698 deaths due to COVID-19 in the state

Published on 22nd August 2020
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Record single-day spike of 66,999 cases pushes India's COVID-19 tally to 23,96,637; death toll 47,033 

The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 47,033 with 942 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours, health ministry data updated at 8 am showed

Published on 13th August 2020
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COVID-19 vaccine out in Russia and it apparently works! Vladimir Putin's daughter gets a shot

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus in December last year, various countries have been racing against time to bring the Coronavirus vaccine

Published on 11th August 2020
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With a spike of 53,601 cases, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 22,68,676

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,98,290 samples were tested on August 10 and over 2.52 crore samples have been tested so far

Published on 11th August 2020
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IISc develops mobile infection testing, reporting labs to collect test samples using RT-PCR onsite

Touted to be the country's first and only bio-safety level 2 plus compliant, the mobile diagnostic lab is approved by the state-run Indian Council he of Medical Research

Published on 6th August 2020
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52,509 fresh infections push India's COVID-19 tally to 19,08,254, death toll climbs to 39,795 

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 2,14,84,402 samples have been tested up to August 4 with 6,19,652 samples being tested on Tuesday

Published on 5th August 2020
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India records the highest one-day jump of 57,118 COVID-19 cases; recoveries surge to 10,94,374

The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 36,511 with 764 people succumbing to the disease in a 24-hour span, the data updated at 8 am showed

Published on 1st August 2020
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This portable RT-PCR machine from IIT KGP can test for COVID-19 and send results to your phone in just one hour for just Rs 400  

The machine costs Rs 2000 but since it is portable, the per-test cost gets reduced to just Rs 400. The tests can be done by anyone, even without any technical know-how

Published on 25th July 2020
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COVID-19 vaccine likely by end of this year or early next year: AIIMS Doctor

AIIMS Ethics Committee on Saturday gave its approval for conducting the human clinical trial of the indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin

Published on 21st July 2020
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IIT Delhi's 'probe-free' COVID-19 diagnostic kit will help India test 20 lakh people a day

The current testing methods available are probe-based, while the one developed by IIT Delhi is a probe-free method, which reduces the testing cost while not hampering the accuracy  

Published on 15th July 2020
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COVID-19: India records 28,637 fresh cases, total tally almost at 8.5 lakh. Over 550 deaths in a day

The number of recoveries stands at 5,34,620, while there are 2,92,258 active cases of coronavirus infection at present in the country

Published on 12th July 2020
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Learning English: What do words like 'fast-track', 'backtrack', 'back-pedal' mean?

To ‘fast-track’ means to accelerate or speed up the progress of something. The other words that can be used instead of ‘fast-track’ include hasten, quicken, rush and expedite

Published on 11th July 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally crosses 8 lakh mark, records highest single-day spike of 27,114 cases

With as many as 2,38,461 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,30,261) and Delhi (1,09,140)

Published on 11th July 2020

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