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India runs out of oxygen as Covid wave surges

India is in the middle of a devastating second wave of coronavirus. On Thursday, officials reported an astonishing 3,80,000 new cases, setting a world record for the second day in a row. And all the while, deaths keep rising. Now, India’s healthcare system has reached a breaking point. At one hospital in Delhi, 25 people […]

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India records world’s biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases

India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday as a second wave of the pandemic raised new fears about the ability of crumbling health services to cope. Health officials across northern and western India including the capital, New Delhi, said they were in crisis, with most hospitals full and […]

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COVID19 CASES IN INDIA SURGE 2,00,000

Indians scrambled on Thursday to secure beds in hospitals for relatives stricken with coronavirus as infections surged to a daily record, overwhelming medical facilities and drying up oxygen supplies. A massive second wave of infections is centred on the rich state of Maharashtra, which makes up a quarter of the tally, and is spreading wider […]

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HAVE COUGH? TRY THIS JUICE

Cold and cough are the worst kind of infections. You can’t sleep and neither can you work. Medicines don’t work either. But according to a study, one fruit juice can help you fight cough.  A study found that pineapple juice was part of an effective treatment for tuberculosis, thanks to its ability to soothe the […]

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In depth: What is Kumbh Mela and why it’s so important in India?

If you have watched Hindi movies from the 70s and 80s era, you must have come across many stories which originate and end at the Kumbh Mela. While the Mela of the films is the notorious spot where siblings get separated from each other — only to reunite after 20 years — the truth is […]

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In depth: What is the COVAX programme and why is it important?

Recently, the chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) thanked India for supporting vaccine equity. Through committing to COVAX,  India is helping more than 60 countries to start vaccinating their health workers and other priority groups. So what is this COVAX programme?  The Mission Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, is a global initiative […]

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Few New Year resolutions to keep in mind

We couldn’t be happier that 2020 is over. After all, the year brought so many calamities all over the world, the Covid 19 virus being one of them. But the pandemic also taught us a few valuable lessons, many of which we should remember for the rest of our lives. As we step into the […]

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World in stress due to new mutant Covid strain

Even as the world was ready to take a sigh of relief, a new variant of Covid virus has left countries in a tizzy. The new SARS-CoV-2 variant was revealed to be the reason behind the rapid surge in Covid-19 cases in South and East England. It is being referred to as VUI (Variant Under […]

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Move over Ironman and Captain America, Marvel has a new superhero!

It’s true that all heroes don’t wear capes, some of them wear scrubs. And the creators of superhero series are all ready to salute such heroes. So this year when Coronavirus has overtaken everything else, Ironman, Superman and Captain America can take a break as the real-life superheroes are steadily at work.  The health care […]

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UK to go public with Covid 19 vaccine

Even as the world grapples with a second wave of Covid 19 infections, there’s a glint of good news during this festive season. The UK has become the first country in the world to approve a vaccine against Coronavirus. The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been tested and would be ready to go public next week.  […]