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Covid 19: US is the worst-hit nation 

Even as the world scrambles to find a cure to Coronavirus, more than 1.5 million confirmed cases have been reported from around the world, in 184 countries. The death toll has crossed 88,000 and counting. More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the […]

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What is Hydroxychloroquine, and why is it in the news? 

You may not pronounce it but you must be hearing or reading about it a lot. Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug has been hailed as the top fighter against Covid 19. India agreed to export this drug after the US  President Donald Trump asked Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to uplift the ban on its export. […]

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India may continue lockdown as cases rise 

The 21-day lockdown announced by the centre government was supposed to come to an end on April 14. But looking at the amount of rising cases, there’s all the possibility that you may have to stay indoors a bit longer. Many states have already suggested that the lockdown be continued. States like Maharashtra, Telangana, Odisha […]

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Young golfer sells his trophies for Covid 19 donation 

Be it superstars, sport stars or common people, all have contributed to PM Cares – a fund created by the government to meet the Coronavirus expenses. But there’s one young lad who stands out.  Young Indian golfer Arjun Bhati is the latest sportsperson to join the bandwagon. The teenage sensation donated Rs 4.30 lakh towards […]

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Tiger tests positive for covid 19

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, and six other big cats are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the illness. The Malayan tiger, named Nadia, likely contracted the coronavirus from an infected—but unknown—asymptomatic zookeeper. The zoo has been closed to visitors since March 16. […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]