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The world looks for Covid vaccine

The country was in shock this week when news came out that superstar Amitabh Bachchan was diagnosed with coronavirus. His son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya and granddaughter Aaradhya too have tested positive for the virus.  The economy which is struggling to get back on its feet keeps on getting jolts now and then. Many cities which […]

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These teachers ensure kids don’t miss their classes, in lockdown

While the more than 100-day lockdown has kept us indoors and forced schools to teach children online, not all kids are fortunate enough to avail these online classes. A group of migrant children live under a bridge in Kerala and could not go to school, let alone take online classes. But when the child couldn’t […]

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India crosses Russia in Covid 19 tally 

Despite several efforts and strict rules, India has surpassed Russia to become the third most-affected country by Coronavirus infections in the world. While the lockdown rules stay relaxed, states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh continue to register new cases in almost thousands everyday.  Mumbai though continues to stay on top […]

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10 million infections worldwide, and still counting

The world is trying to come to terms with the ongoing pandemic. While economies worldwide are opening up, the number of infections too are rising.  The USA is still leading with the number of positive cases followed by Brazil, Russia and India. The number of cases has crossed 10 million globally with more than 5,00,000 […]

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Covid vaccine: Indian company gets nod for human testing 

While many pharmaceutical firms around the globe are trying to find a vaccine for Coronavirus, a few have started testing the drug on humans. One of them to get an approval is India’s Bharat Biotech.  Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for human trials, making it India’s first domestic candidate to get the green […]

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Wooden money is a currency in this town 

Coronavirus has hit everyone hard, be it young or old or rich or poor. In an effort to help residents and local merchants to get through the economic fallout of the pandemic, a small council has come up with an innovative idea: Wooden money. In Tenino — a community of less than 2,000 people halfway […]

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Delhi set to surpass Mumbai in Covid 19 cases 

India saw a sudden spurt in Coronavirus cases post easing of lockdown. The Delhi government has to call in the army to contain the movements of people even as the national capital is set to surpass Mumbai in the number of positive cases. Mumbai has been registering the highest number of cases in the country […]

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Spanish opera reopens to leafy audience 

It’s no big deal for Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu Opera House to be housefull. Only this time the audience was a bit different.  Barcelona’s Liceu opera reopened its doors for the first time in over three months to hold a concert – exclusively for a quiet, leafy audience of nearly 2,300 house plants. Organisers […]

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Is this the answer to Covid 19? 

Scientists in the UK have discovered a cheap and available treatment for COVID-19 patients. They have described the use of a common steroid drug as a “major breakthrough”. The drug, dexamethasone, reduced death rates by a third for patients on ventilators, and by a fifth for patients needing oxygen. The results have been published from […]

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Covid cases rise as India eases lockdown 

India saw a spike in Coronavirus cases even as the country eased on lockdown. While most of the cities are trying to get back to business, the cases too have risen.  Tamil Nadu government announced lockdown of Chennai again after cases surged. Maharashtra witnessed more than 100,000 cases while Mumbai still leads the state tally. […]