Aerosols carrying COVID-19 virus can travel up to 10 metre: Government
“Ventilation can decrease the risk of transmission from one infected person to the other. Just as smells can be diluted from the air through opening windows and doors and using exhaust systems, ventilating spaces with improved directional air flow decreases the accumulated viral land in the air, reducing the risk of transmission. Ventilation is a community defense that protects all of us at home or at work,” a government advisory on stopping the spread of COVID-19 said.
Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in Kerala Chief Minister for second term
The Governor administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Vijayan and 20 members of his Cabinet.
Declare mucormycosis an epidemic, Centre tells States
It will lead to healthcare facilities screening for it and reporting all such cases to government, says Health Ministry.
Offer clarity in terms of COVID-19 SOPs and resources in rural areas, says Modi
In videoconference addressing District Magistrates from 54 districts across 10 States, he said mutations had raised concerns for youth and children.
‘One-way insult,’ fumes Mamata after Modi’s virtual meeting with CMs
“It was just a casual, super flop meeting. We, the CMs, felt insulted and humiliated,” the West Bengal Chief Minister told journalists at the State Secretariat after the conclusion of the meeting between the Prime Minister and 10 Chief Ministers.
Sonia urges PM to give free education to children who lost parents in pandemic
They are left with the “trauma of loss and no support towards a stable education or future”, she says.
Government is responsible for records, no change proposed at National Archives building: Culture Minister
Prahlad Singh Patel told The Hindu that the historic National Archives building housed all the “important” records and would not be touched during the revamp, in which the annexe building had been proposed to be demolished and replaced with a new one.
Panel to probe stranding of ONGC vessels during Cyclone Taukte
The panel comprises Director-General of Shipping Amitabh Kumar, Director-General of Hydrocarbons S.C.L. Das and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Nazli Jafri Shayin, according to a statement from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
‘Khadi’, ‘Khadi India’ not generic names, rules tribunal
Khadi is not a generic name and the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is the legitimate owner of the trade marks “Khadi” and “Khadi India”, a tribunal has ruled.
U.S. has provided over $500 million in COVID relief to India: White House
The Biden administration, the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, is now working to extend that assistance to other South Asian countries that have been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.
India invited to join G7 Health Ministers’ Summit virtually: U.K.
India is among the guest countries invited to join virtually at the 2021 G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting to be held at Oxford University on June 3 and 4 to will bring together the world’s leading democracies to agree on life-saving action in critical areas of global health.
UN Rights Council to hold session on Israel, Palestine on May 27
The session was requested by Pakistan, which is the coordinator of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Palestinian authorities, the UN Human Rights Council said.
EU finalises deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for 1.8 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses
The move comes less than a week before a hearing on AstraZeneca, which is accused of failing to deliver its promised number of doses of vaccine.
ICRA lowers growth outlook across automobile segments
Significant medical spends have eroded the purchasing power of individuals and families, ICRA vice-president says.
Cipla launches RT-PCR test kit ‘ViraGen’ in India, partnership with Ubio Biotech
ViraGen is Cipla’s third offering in the COVID-19 testing segment.
Milkha Singh tests positive for COVID-19
The 91-year old former Asian and Commonwealth Games champion is stable now, his wife Nirmal Kaur said.
Indian women to play maiden pink ball Test in Australia later this year
The Indian women’s team, which will play its first Test in seven years from June 16 in England, will compete in another one during the tour of Australia. The team will also play ODI and T20 International matches Down Under.