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Covid-19: Vigorous testing leads to fatality rate drop

India has been registering more new cases of Covid-19 infection than any other country for the past seven days, yet its rigorous push on testing and thus on early identification is bearing fruits, with the case fatality rate (CFR) going further do

No support from govt, says ad veteran Sam Balsara

Advertising veteran Sam Balsara has lamented the lack of support from the government to the industry and said that it has completely ignored the sector. Balsara, the founder, chairman and managing director of Madison World and Madis

Covid-19: New cases are increasing, but so are recoveries

Even as India continues to record more than 50,000 new Covid-19 infections every day for a week now, there was some hope in the rising number of recoveries as well, with a drop in the case fatality rate and a spike in the recovery rate.

Breaking new ground in Ayodhya: History is created

History was created as prime minister Narendra Modi participated in the foundation-stone-laying ceremony for the new Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, ending centuries of controversy. Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan at `Shree Ram Jan

How to encourage and support breastfeeding amid pandemic

The most joyous moment of a woman’s life is to breastfeed her baby for the first time. Breast milk is the foundation to build a strong bonding between mother and child and must not be missed by any newborn in its nutrition uptake. The World

Covid testing: India crosses 2 crore milestone

As part of its 3T strategy of focusing on testing, tracing and treating to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, India crossed a landmark, testing 2,02,02,858 COVID-19 samples so far. This is pursuant to the key strategy followed by state

Sustaining development in the time of pandemic

The continuing spread of COVID-19 has emerged as the biggest roadblock to development in 2020. Citizens across the globe have been breathing an air of panic, fear, and confusion, not knowing what lies ahead. The pandemic has hit some communities a

"Mumbai Commissioner shameless in taking credit for Covid numbers"

Senior BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has blasted BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner IS Chahal for taking credit for reducing the number of coronavirus infections in the in the slum sprawl of  Dharavi, and wondered how could the

Mumbai civic body hiding real Covid-19 toll: Kirit Somaiya

Firebrand BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has blasted BMC Commissioner, IS Chahal, for claiming credit for reducing numbers of coronavirus cases in Mumbai city and said that BMC’s own Sero Survey has revealed that 57% slum dwellers have developed i

How learning is set to change with New Education Policy

With the union cabinet’s approval for the much-discussed New Education Policy (NEP), learning processes in the country are set to undergo radical changes. The cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approv

Every other Mumbai slum dweller exposed to coronavirus

As many as 57% people in slums and 16% in non-slum areas have had exposure to Novel Coronavirus, according to a serological surveillance survey for SARS-CoV2 infection jointly commissioned by NITI-Aayog, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MC

Banks must give MSMEs required support: RBI director

Given the government guidelines under which units have to work and lack of bank support to the MSME sector, a V shape recovery cannot be expected, and the road ahead will be slow and painful. “Pent-up demand that took place im

Maharashtra power bills ‘unreasonable’, says Raj Thackeray

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic aftereffects, as people in Maharashtra face one more problem of high electricity bills, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray has said the higher charges are ‘unreasonable’ an

Covid-19: Along with rising cases, recoveries also soar

India is emerging as the second most Covid-19-affected nation, after the US but ahead of Brazil, going by the weekly average of fresh infections, yet there is hope in the record number of recoveries too. For the second day in a row,

FAO’s locust update: risk of swarm migration in coming weeks

Even as India, along with the world, continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, it also has to fight another menace: Locusts. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Locust Status Update of July 21 indicates that the risk of swarm migration

Covid-19: India’s total recoveries leap up to 7.2 lakh

While India remains one of the most Covid-19-affected countries, its recovery rate continues to improve with the total number of patients who have returned home touching 7,24,577.  India’s recovery rate has further impro

At the forefront of fight against Covid are feisty ASHA women

Manju Jeena, an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) from Kandalei village of Khurda district, Odisha, has been working tirelessly to support COVID-19 related activities and ensure that her community has access to essential and other health se

Project Mumbai, with ‘Will do anything for my city’ spirit, wins UN SDG award

Project Mumbai, a volunteer-led non-profit, has been selected by the UN SDG Action Campaign as one of the global recipients for the Solidarity Award, a special call from the annual UN SDG Acti

India’s actual Covid-19 case load only a third of total

While India has crossed the one million mark in Covid-19 infections, remaining among the top three affected countries (along with the US and Brazil), its actual load of active cases is only a third of the total, with the number of recovered people

Covid-19: Odisha’s Ganjam district witnesses spike

(Update: The state government has announced a lockdown in Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jaipur districts and Rourkela municipal corporation from 9pm of July 17 till July 31.) Every year, Babula Behera, a 45-year-old constru

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