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India witnesses another surge in COVID-19 cases, registers 1,41,986 fresh cases

New Delhi: India continued to witness a jump in daily count as 1,41,986 fresh COVID-19 cases were registered in the past 24 hours, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Saturday.

India registers 7,145 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours amid Omicron spread scare

New Delhi: India, a nation which is witnessing a spike in Omicron cases, registered 7,145 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Saturday.

Velvetleaf extract shows to inhibit replication of Sars-CoV-2 virus in lab : CSIR Study

New Delhi/IBNS: The researchers in three laboratories of the government- owned Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR) have found that the root and plant extract of velvetleaf can stop the replication of Sars-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, by up to 98 per cent in cell cultures, according to media reports.

Chinese researchers say they found new batch of coronavirus in bats

Beijing: Chinese researchers have claimed that they have found a new batch of coronavirus in bats, media reports said.

New RT-PCR kit 97.3 pc sensitive to Covid mutant strains

New Delhi/IBNS: Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said a new RT-PCR kit has been developed which can detect various mutant strains of coronavirus with a sensitivity of 97.3 per cent and specificity of 100 per cent.

UK reports 1st confirmed case of COVID-19 in animal

London/Xinhua: Britain's Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss confirmed Monday that the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been detected in a pet cat in the country.

European and Chinese variants of coronavirus most found in India

Kolkata/ IBNS: A Zoological Survey of India study has revealed  mainly two variants of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) virus from China and Europe are most active in India among the 198 variants of the pathogen identified in the country, said a Hindustan Times report.

Theaflavin in black tea inhibits COVID-19, increases immunity: Studies

Kolkata/UNI: As the International Tea Day is nearing, it is now widely discussed whether Tea, the Wellness Drink, as many researchers claim, is potential enough to keep COVID-19 at bay.

Fall in COVID-linked carbon emissions won’t halt climate change - UN weather agency chief

New York/IBNS: An expected drop in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is only “short-term good news”, the head of the UN weather agency said on Wednesday.

International Day of Mother Earth: PM Narendra Modi gives a big shout out to Covid-19 warriors

New Delhi/IBNS: Indian PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished the nation on  International Day of Mother Earth and appreciated those people working at the forefront to defeat COVID-19.

COVID-19 environmental roll back ‘irrational’ and irresponsible’: rights expert

New York/IBNS: Countries must not use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to weaken environmental protection and enforcement, a UN independent human rights expert said on Wednesday.

Tracking sewage to surveil COVID-19

Researchers are in the preliminary stages of investigating wastewater for the presence of the novel coronavirus as an environmental surveillance mechanism, reports Mongabay-India correspondent Sahana Ghosh

Fight against desert locust swarms goes on in East Africa despite coronavirus crisis measures

New York/IBNS: Sustained efforts to contain East Africa’s worst invasion of desert locusts in decades are forging ahead, despite limits on the flow of personnel and equipment stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UN food agency said Friday.

First person: COVID-19 is not a silver lining for the climate, says UN Environment chief

New York/IBNS: Greenhouse gas emissions are down and air quality has gone up, as governments react to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Inger Andersen, has cautioned against viewing this as a boon for the environment. In this First Person editorial, Ms. Andersen calls instead for a profound, systemic shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet.

Chances for Coronavirus to get to ISS zero, says NASA

Washington/UNI:  Chances for the novel coronavirus to get into the International Space Station (ISS) are next to zero due to the enhanced security measures undertaken by the space agencies, NASA nurse Raksana Batsmanova said.