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What is Bird Flu? Can humans contract Bird Flu

What the FAQ: Can humans contract Bird Flu? Everything about Avian Influenza and its spread in India

There are confirmed cases of bird flu in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and six other states in India. Here's what you need to know

Published on 12th January 2021
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What the FAQ: Can you choose your vaccine, which one is better? All you need to know before the big day

Here's a lowdown on the most frequently asked questions in the past few weeks in a lead up to India's COVID-19 vaccination drive

Published on 13th January 2021
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What the FAQ: What does Epicaricacy, the word used by Shashi Tharoor after India humbled Australia, mean?

He also took a dig at former Australian skipper Michael Clarke who had earlier said that India could celebrate for a year if they beat Australia without Virat Kohli

Published on 20th January 2021
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Phase 1 trial results show Covaxin has tolerable safety, enhanced immunity, finds Lancet study

Covaxin, which is now undergoing phase-3 trials, had raised concerns among experts over its emergency approval earlier this month by India's drug regulator

Published on 22nd January 2021
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Nasal COVID-19 vaccine will be easy to administer to school-going children with mild viral load: AIIMS director

Once children start going to the school regularly and they contract the COVID-19 infection, they will not have much problem but if they bring it home they can spread it to their family members

Published on 20th January 2021
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Bite-sized news and trivia delivered to you on this Instagram page by 26-year-old UX designer Bharat Apat 

This IG page will give you news, trivia and more in bite-sized posts. We scroll through the page to check what appeals the most and then spoke to the youngster to understand his design asthethics 

Published on 20th January 2021
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Farmers' Protest: Meet the youngsters behind 'protest' newsletter Trolley Times that's keeping protestors lit

While the first two editions were on the protest and miscellaneous stories from the ground, the newsletter will now have a topic for every edition   

Published on 19th January 2021
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This Chennai student is clicking some awesome action shots with your favourite Marvel superheroes. Check it out!

Hariharan Vijayasarathy's tryst with toy photography led him and the Indian team to win silver at the Toy Pic Olympics 2020

Published on 18th January 2021
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PM launches India's vaccination drive against COVID, asks people not to fall for propaganda, rumours

There are more than 100 countries in the world whose population is less than three crores and India is vaccinating three crore people in its first phase of the vaccination

Published on 16th January 2021
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WHO hopes to see COVID-19 vaccination 'underway in every country' over the next 100 days

Currently, 236 candidate vaccines are still being developed worldwide -- 63 of them in clinical trials -- in countries including Germany, China, Russia, the UK and the US, according to the WHO

Published on 16th January 2021
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Anthems around Ambedkarism: This duo is documenting and digitisation Maharashtra’s anti-caste songs

The reason why these songs have not found a more mainstream presence so far is because the field is dominated by upper castes, which is why the duo say they want to create this 'Bookmobile'

Published on 14th January 2021
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Researchers identify 'immune cop' that detects SARS-CoV-2

For the study, the team surveyed 16 viral RNA binding proteins in human lung epithelial cells and identified MDA-5 as the predominant sensor responsible for activating interferon

Published on 13th January 2021
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UK begins major trial for new inhaler-based COVID-19 treatment

It involves inhaling a protein called interferon beta-1a (SNG001), which the body produces when it gets a viral infection

Published on 13th January 2021
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Wastewater surveillance can warn of COVID-19 spikes two weeks in advance: IIT Gandhinagar study

The researchers, including those from Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC), explored the association between the SARS-CoV-2 genetic load in wastewater and the number of COVID-19 cases

Published on 6th January 2021
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69% parents want schools to reopen from new academic session in April: Survey

The survey, in which over 19,000 parents across the country were interviewed, also found that only 26 per cent of them approve of their children receiving the COVID-19 vaccine by April

Published on 4th January 2021

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