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Odisha: Ten days on, Simlipal forest fire continues to rage

Bhubaneshwar/IBNS: Similipal forests, located in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, are currently being ravaged by a massive wildfire that has been spreading across the woods since the last 10 days, destroying countless ground fauna, millions of seedlings and seeds, along with medicinal plants, creepers, shrubs and trees that take decades to grow, according to media reports.

COVID-19: Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu continue to report a spike in daily new cases

New Delhi: Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka and  Tamil Nadu have reported a high number of COVID daily new cases. They cumulatively account for 82% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

Jammu and Kashmir: Div Com asks DCs to ensure COVID19 tests for students, teachers

Srinagar: The divisional commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang Kondbarao Pole, on Friday asked all the deputy commissioners to ensure rapid covid19 tests for students, teachers in the schools to prevent spread of the virus.

Jammu and Kashmir: Hangul census 2021 on cards

Srinagar: Wildlife Department shall conduct a census of the endangered Hangul in J&K with the process to be complete by the end of this month.

WHO calls for urgent action to ramp up production of COVID-19 vaccines for all

New York: Urgent action is needed to increase production of COVID-19 vaccines that will be distributed through the global initiative making these medicines accessible by all countries, the UN’s top health official said on Friday.

Covid-19 vaccines do not alter fertility: Expert

Kolkata/UNI: There’s zero evidence that Covid-19 vaccines interfere with fertility. This misinformation is dangerous because the confusion it is based on sounds plausible, but in fact is not, a health expert has opined.

1,600 vaccinated in Guinea Ebola virus outbreak but more jabs needed: WHO

New York: More than 1,600 people have received Ebola virus vaccinations in Guinea where four have died in a new outbreak, but more lifesaving jabs will be needed to contain the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

India records 18,327 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours 

New Delhi: Maintaining the upward trend, India has registered 18,327 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Saturday.

Researchers find rare group of people with controlled HIV who could be a key to unlocking cure

Kolkata: American multinational medical devices and health care company Abbott announced on Friday that a team of scientists has found an unusually high number of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who test positive for HIV antibodies, but have low to non-detectable viral load counts – without the use of anti-retroviral treatment.

Nineteen students of Indora College contract Covid-19

Shimla/UNI: The issue of 19 students of Indora College of Kangra district testing positive for Coronavirus figured in the Himachal Assembly on Tuesday.

Wasting food just feeds climate change, new UN environment report warns

New York: More than 930 million tonnes of food sold in 2019 landed in waste bins, according to new UN research, released on Thursday, in support of global efforts to halve food waste by 2030.

Mental health alert for 332 million children linked to COVID-19 lockdown policies: UNICEF

New York: The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says the mental health of millions of children worldwide has been put at risk, with at least one in seven forced to remain at home under nationwide public health orders – or recommendations – during the COVID-19 pandemic.

India records 16838 new COVID-19 cases, 113 deaths 

New Delhi: India recorded 16,838 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as per Ministry of Health released data on Friday.

New Zealand declares tsunami alert for north Island after series of earthquakes

Wellington/UNI: New Zealand declared on Friday a tsunami alert for large parts of the North Island coast following a series of powerful earthquakes, media reported.

Nepali lawmakers take first shot of Made in India COVID-19 vaccine

Kathmandu: The Nepali parliamentarians recently  took their first jab of the vaccine against Covid-19 at Minbhawan based Civil Hospital, media reports said.