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40 percent of world's population has no access to handwashing facilities: UNICEF

The situation is also alarming at schools: 43 per cent globally (70 percent in the least developed countries) lack a handwashing facility with water and soap

Published on 16th October 2020
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Nearly 1,000 people test positive for COVID-19 at UK's Durham University

Some large UK universities which have major outbreaks, including the University of Manchester, the University of Sheffield and the Manchester Metropolitan University

Published on 16th October 2020
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Indian students have adjusted to blended learning at UK universities, finds study 

As the 2020-21 autumn term got underway this month, they collated reports of universities putting in place a range of dedicated support measures for students flying in from overseas, including India

Published on 16th October 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally nears 74 lakh, nearly 65 lakh have been cured

According to the Ministry, India continues to have one of the lowest deaths per million population globally, presently pegged at 80

Published on 16th October 2020
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COVID-19 doubling time improves in India: Health ministry officials

Doubling time for COVID-19 is the number of days it takes for the count of cases to double. In a statement, the Health ministry said 81,514 new recoveries were added in the last 24 hours

Published on 15th October 2020
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#HathDhonaRokeCorona: Uttar Pradesh celebrates World Hand Washing Day with social media campaign

Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership and is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands

Published on 15th October 2020
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India's nCoV tally spikes to 73,07,098; Recovery rate stands at 87.36 per cent

In terms of percentage, the active cases are 11.12 per cent. Recovery rate stands at 87. 36 per cent, while the death rate is at 1.52 per cent

Published on 15th October 2020
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Two-third students in New York's District 26 opt for all-remote learning

Many District 26 parents said that they have older relatives living in their homes and fear that an infection brought from school could be deadly for them

Published on 15th October 2020
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Scientists reveal the potential of swine coronavirus jumping from animals to people 

The scientists conducted lab tests to assess the potential threat from SADS-CoV to people, and found that the virus efficiently replicates in human liver and gut cells, as well as airway cells

Published on 14th October 2020
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COVID-19: India records 71,75,881 new cases, recovery rate stands at 87.05 per cent

In terms of percentage, the active cases are 11.42 per cent. Recovery rate stands at 87.05 per cent, while the death rate is at 1.53 per cent

Published on 14th October 2020
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Scientifically and ethically problematic: WHO debunks idea of herd immunity to beat COVID-19

Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus not by exposing them to it, said WHO Director General Tedros Ghbreseysus

Published on 13th October 2020
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Johnson & Johnson pauses vaccine trial after volunteer falls ill

The company has not yet revealed details about the unexplained illness but has stopped trials while doctors find out if the illness was caused due to the vaccine or was a coincidence

Published on 13th October 2020
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55,342 new cases recorded as India shows a declining trend of daily spike

After a month, on October 9, active cases fell below the 9 lakh mark and have steadily followed a downward slope since, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said

Published on 13th October 2020
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ABVP affiliated students, staging protest against Jammu Cluster University, detained

The ABVP is seeking fee reduction for the current academic year in view of Coronavirus pandemic, reopening of the portal for fresh admissions and refunding of the hostel fees

Published on 12th October 2020
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400 billion USD of future earnings, learning losses due to prolonged closure of schools: World Bank report

While most governments have made enormous efforts to mitigate the impact of school closures, it has been difficult to engage children through remote learning initiatives, the report saod

Published on 12th October 2020

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