- UNESCAP suggests removal of tariffs on essential medical supplies(14 minutes ago)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the world reels under the scourge of coronavirus pandemic, a report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) says that countries should remove tariffs and unnecessary non-tariff measures on the import of essential medicines, medical equipment and related inputs.
- Railways transports over 4L wagons of essential items in a week(24 minutes ago)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In the first week of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Indian Railways transported over 4 lakh wagons of essential items across India to meet the damands, officials said on Friday.
- DRDO develops portable backpack for sanitisation equipment(20:06)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In a quest for developing indigenous solutions to combat the coronavirus Pandemic, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed portable backpack for area sanitisation equipment.
- COVID-19: Hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin mix dangerous for heart(19:03)
New York, April 3 (IANS) As the combined use of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin to treat coronavirus patients gains momentum, cardiologists are advising caution because both medications can increase the risk for dangerous abnormal heart rhythms.
- Yogi ensures long haul for Tablighis in UP(18:45)
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath faces the toughest challenge of his political career in the prevailing scenario when members of the Tablighi Jamaat are proving to be major "Corona carriers".
- Ambulance drivers at forefront in fight against COVID-19(18:32)
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) In the fight against the outbreak of coronavirus not only health workers and doctors are taking the lead, but the ambulance drivers who are always on a move to attend medical emergencies are also at the forefront.
- Supply chain disruption eases, labour woes continue(17:34)
BY PRAMOD KUMAR JHA
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) With government stepping up efforts to ensure supplies of essential commodities, there was an improvement in the supply chain as flour millers, distributors and retailers said on Friday that things are getting better gradually. However, complete restoration in the supply chain could be possible only when scarcity of labourers is sorted out, they said.
- Haryana bans fees collection by private schools(17:34)
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) The Haryana government on Friday directed all private schools in the state not to pressurise the parents of the students to deposit fees until the lockdown period is over, thus banning all types of fees collection with immediate effect.
- AI can predict corona patients' risk if they need ventilators(16:40)
London, April 3 (IANS) As companies the world over commit to make ventilators to meet the demand, researchers are now developing computer models based on artificial intelligence (AI) that calculate the risk of an individual patient's need for a ventilator or intensive care.
- 11 more Tablighi Jamaat participants quarantined in Bengal(16:22)
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government has quarantined 11 people from West Midnapore district who attended the religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi, official sources said on Friday.
- Tablighi Jamaat: 26 Questions police asks Maulana Saad(16:11)
BY SUMIT KUMAR SINGH
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Twenty six questions were posed to Mohammad Saad, the organiser of a religious meet here in Nizamuddin Markaz that has turned out to be the lone booster of staggering increase in the number of positive coroanvirus cases and deaths throughout the country.
- Light physical activity good for stroke survivors(15:34)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that stroke survivors who engaged in a lot of light physical activity such as taking leisurely walks or attending to non-strenuous household chores reported fewer physical limitations than their more sedentary peers.
- COVID-19: Google Maps offers user location data to health officials(15:07)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Google Maps is offering user location data to help public health officials spot increase or decrease of movement across high-level categories of places â such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces and residential areas.