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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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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: 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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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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Lymphoma drug outperforms Remdesivir against COVID virus

A novel computational drug screening strategy combined with lab experiments suggest that pralatrexate drug is a promising candidate for COVID-19 patients

Published on 2nd January 2021
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This Delhi artist's illustration on the Farmers' Protest went viral. This is his story

Tushar tells us about his recent Rainbow series and how he brings up difficult, uncomfortable topics to the forefront with his artwork

Published on 1st January 2021
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Meet this 22-year-old from Kochi who rescued the dog who was tied to a car and dragged in viral video

The video of the dog, now named Abakka, had gone viral a few weeks ago. Akhil was the first to spot the dog, capture the video and rescue her

Published on 28th December 2020
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Health Ministry charts out action plan for genomic surveillance consortium to follow to detect mutant Coronavirus

Genome sequencing of those who tested positive after coming to India from the United Kingdom is underway to see if they are carrying the mutant strain

Published on 28th December 2020
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Antibodies target different part of coronavirus in severe COVID-19 cases: Study

According to the scientists, including those from Stanford University in the US, the findings shed new light on the links between the course of the disease and a patient's immune response

Published on 25th December 2020
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The NSS volunteers of this Kochi college will now learn animal welfare

St Albert's College  has recently signed an MoU with non-profit Humane Society International to conduct webinars and campaigns on animal welfare

Published on 23rd December 2020

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