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First stage of testing Covid 19 vaccine 

Australia’s national science agency said it has started the first stage of testing potential vaccines for COVID-19, as it joins a global race to halt the coronavirus pandemic. Pre-clinical testing by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), comprising injecting ferrets with two potential vaccines, was underway at its high-containment biosecurity facility near Melbourne. […]

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US Open to go ahead as planned 

Wimbledon and Olympics may have been cancelled and postponed, but the US Open is still due to take place as planned. The US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York, which begins on August 24, could be vulnerable, though organisers said it was business as planned. The US Agency is carefully monitoring the rapidly-changing environment […]

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The lady who developed India’s first Coronavirus testing kit 

India has developed its first Coronavirus testing kit, in record time. Pune-based Virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale led from the front in this project even when she was in the last stage of her pregnancy. Bhosale’s efforts paid the price with her team delivering the testing kit in a record time of six weeks. Bhosale gave […]

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Covid 19: US records highest number of cases, Spain may be next Italy 

The United States of America became the country with the highest number of positive Coronavirus patients even as New York remains the hotspot for the virus in the country.  In the US alone, more than 2,15,000 people have been tested positive and more than 4,500 have succumbed to the virus.  Globally, more than 940,000 cases […]

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Olympics to be held next year 

Next year’s Japan Olympic Games will begin on July 23, 2021 and will run until August 8. The Paralympic Games have also been rescheduled from August 24-September 5. It’s a near-exact one-year delay considering this year’s games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on August 9. The IOC and Japanese organisers last […]

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Covid 19: India praised for handling the situation 

As Coronavirus cases in India cross 2,000 more than 50 people have succumbed to the virus. And though the World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised the country for handling the situation well, India is facing one of the worst health emergency crises. Municipal workers, doctors, nurses and policemen are at the front line of work […]

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Alternative art supplies 

Hope all the kids and their loved ones are safe in these times. You know one of the biggest lessons we are learning so far is that in reality we are self sufficient. We as humans don’t need much to sustain and live a long and healthy life. All the materials we have around us […]

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Coronavirus: Wimbledon cancelled 

Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since the Second World War, with All England Club chiefs making the tough decision at an emergency board meeting.  The coronavirus pandemic has put paid to many sporting events, and The Championships are the next to fall. It was considered impossible for the tournament to be moved […]

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Covid 19: Migrants risk spreading of virus to rural areas 

A day after total lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hundreds and thousands of manual workers took to streets to go home.  What’s migrant worker A lot of people come to big cities from their villages in search of jobs and work. Most of them work as manual workers who earn daily […]

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Harry Potter comes to your home 

JK Rowling wants to make it a little easier for kids, parents and teachers stuck at home due to COVID-19 to enjoy “Harry Potter,” with the author launching a website featuring a handful of school-friendly activities based on her popular book series. The new site, dubbed harrypotterathome.com, promises to “bring Hogwarts to you” via themed […]