April 15, 2021 01:27 (IST)
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Bengal Elections: Video clip on Sitalkuchi incident goes viral | Karnataka reports 11,265 Covid cases, highest one-day spike this year | No decision to cut short Kumbh Mela: Officials | Delhi reports over 17000 fresh Covid cases setting a new single-day record | Rajasthan announces 12-hr daily Covid curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in all cities

Karnataka reports 11,265 Covid cases, highest one-day spike this year

Bengaluru/IBNS: Karnataka reported the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases this year by recording 11,265 new infections in the last 24 hours.

Delhi reports over 17000 fresh Covid cases setting a new single-day record

New Delhi/IBNS: The national capital logged more than 17,000 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, setting another record in single-day infections since the pandemic stuck in Delhi last year.

IIT Kharagpur model shows SARS-CoV-2 alters lung cell metabolism, could help therapeutics

Kharagpur/IBNS: A research model developed by IIT Kharagpur researchers predicting alteration in metabolic reaction rates of lung cells post SARS-CoV-2 infection is expected to lead to a better understanding of metabolic reprogramming and aid the development of better therapeutics to deal with the viral pandemics, according to the researchers.

Denmark permanently drops AstraZeneca vaccine's use over rare side effects

Denmark/IBNS: Denmark on Tuesday announced it would stop using the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine permanently, becoming the first European country to do so over suspected rare but serious side effects.

Remdesivir prices to go below Rs 3,500, assures minister: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Wednesday that the manufacturers of Remdesivir have decided to reduce the price of the anti-viral drug to less than Rs 3,500 by the end of the current week, said media reports.

India’s cumulative vaccination coverage exceeds 11crores

New Delhi: The total number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 11 Cr today on the fourth day of the Tika Utsav.

WHO and partners urge countries to halt sales of wild mammals at food markets

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have called for countries to suspend sales of live wild mammals in traditional food markets, also known as “wet markets”, in efforts to prevent the emergence of new deadly diseases, such as COVID-19.

Massive Spike: India reports 1,84,372 new COVID-19 cases, 1027 deaths 

New Delhi: India reported 1,84,372 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, marking a sharp rise in daily case count, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.

Argentine scientists say one dose of Russia's Sputnik V develops high immune response

Moscow/Sputnik: The Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V prompts a high immune response even with a single dose, a study by Argentine scientists and cited by the country's government on Tuesday, has shown.

Haridwar reports 1000 Covid cases in nearly 2 days amid Kumbh Mela

Haridwar/IBNS: Uttarakhand's Haridwar reported 594 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the active caseload of the city to 2,812, as thousands gathered to Mahakumbh.

US health regulator calls for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine use after cases of rare blood clots

Washington/IBNS: US's federal health officials on Tuesday called for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine after several cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot were reported among 6.8 million people who received the vaccine.

India clears way for foreign-made Covid vaccines, invites applications

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government has decided to fast-track the emergency approval of foreign-made vaccines against coronavirus amid the whopping surge in infections across the country.

Maharashtra: Four Covid patients die due to lack of oxygen in Nagpur

Nagpur/UNI: Four Covid patients allegedly died due to lack of oxygen availability at Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital here on Tuesday, sources said.

China's Finance Ministry says fined 19 Pharmaceutical companies for inflating drug prices

Beijing/Sputnik: The Chinese Ministry of Finance has fined 19 pharmaceutical companies for violating the country's accounting law and artificially inflating prices for medicines, according to the ministry's website.

India fights COVID-19: National Regulator grants permission for restricted use in emergency situations to Sputnik-V vaccine

New Delhi: The Union Government has been leading the fight against COVID-19 with a proactive and ‘Whole of Government’ approach, with focus on containment, surveillance, testing, COVID Appropriate Behaviour and vaccination.