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