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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shimla/UNI: The issue of 19 students of Indora College of Kangra district testing positive for Coronavirus figured in the Himachal Assembly on Tuesday.
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.
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.
New Delhi: India recorded 16,838 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as per Ministry of Health released data on Friday.
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.
Kathmandu: The Nepali parliamentarians recently took their first jab of the vaccine against Covid-19 at Minbhawan based Civil Hospital, media reports said.