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India records 12,516 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs; active infections lowest in 267 days
India

India records 12,516 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs; active infections lowest in 267 days

The toll climbed to 4,62,690 with 501 fresh fatalities, including 419 from Kerala, according to the data updated at 8 am

India registers 13,596 new COVID-19 infections, 166 fresh fatalities; active cases lowest in 221 days
India

India registers 13,596 new COVID-19 infections, 166 fresh fatalities; active cases lowest in 221 days

The daily rise in new infections has been below 30,000 for 24 days and less than 50,000 for 113 consecutive days now

India logs in 35,662 new COVID-19 cases, 33,798 recoveries in last 24 hrs; recovery rate at 97.6%
India

India logs in 35,662 new COVID-19 cases, 33,798 recoveries in last 24 hrs; recovery rate at 97.6%

The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 2.46 percent. It has been less than three percent for the last 19 days

India records 30,570 COVID-19 cases, 431 deaths in last 24 hrs; active infection at 3.4 lakhs
India

India records 30,570 COVID-19 cases, 431 deaths in last 24 hrs; active infection at 3.4 lakhs

A reduction of 8,164 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours as per the health ministry's data

COVID vaccine patent waiver no 'magic bullet', says EU; urges US to lift ban on exports instead
World

COVID vaccine patent waiver no 'magic bullet', says EU; urges US to lift ban on exports instead

While the US has kept a tight lid on exports so it can inoculate its own population first, the EU has become the world’s leading provider, allowing about as many doses to go outside the 27-nation bloc as are kept for its 446 million inhabitants

Augmenting oxygen supply for COVID-19 patients from all sources, Centre tells Gujarat HC
India

Augmenting oxygen supply for COVID-19 patients from all sources, Centre tells Gujarat HC

In a report submitted on Monday, the Centre said a total allocation of 8,410 MT oxygen has been made to 22 high burden states and UTs

Prepare list of oxygen plants, revive closed units to augment supply, MHA tells states
India

Prepare list of oxygen plants, revive closed units to augment supply, MHA tells states

The MHA also said that instances of vehicles carrying oxygen being stopped still continued and directed them to ensure uninterrupted supply and transport of the essential public health commodity

'Before we knew, she was gone': Kin of victims who died due to oxygen leak at Nashik COVID hospital recount tragedy
India

'Before we knew, she was gone': Kin of victims who died due to oxygen leak at Nashik COVID hospital recount tragedy

Those present inside the ward at Nashik’s Zakir Hussain Hospital say they will never forget watching the 24 victims slowly die gasping for oxygen

SC allows Harish Salve to withdraw as amicus for case on COVID essentials, raps lawyers for imputing motives to it
India

SC allows Harish Salve to withdraw as amicus for case on COVID essentials, raps lawyers for imputing motives to it

A bench headed by CJI SA Bobde said that it was pained at reading what some senior lawyers had to say on Salve's appointment as amicus in the matter, adding that it was a "collective decision" of all the judges at the bench

A year since COVID-19, Muslim women find wearing a niqab 'less daunting' as masks become the norm
World

A year since COVID-19, Muslim women find wearing a niqab 'less daunting' as masks become the norm

Some women wore a mask under the niqab, mindful of the health guidance that requires masks to be constructed out of a “tightly woven fabric,” in order to stop the virus from being spread. Others used thick, snugly attached niqabs in lieu of a mask.

The Bad Sex in Fiction Award cancelled: Public has been subjected to too many bad things in 2020, say judges
Arts & Culture

The Bad Sex in Fiction Award cancelled: Public has been subjected to too many bad things in 2020, say judges

The award’s purpose, according to the magazine, is to honor the year’s “most outstandingly awful scene of sexual description” and to draw attention “to the poorly written, redundant or downright cringe-worthy passages of sexual description in modern fiction.”

Volunteer in Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial dies in Brazil; officials say testing to continue
World

Volunteer in Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial dies in Brazil; officials say testing to continue

Oxford confirmed the plan to keep testing, saying in a statement that after careful assessment 'there have been no concerns about safety of the clinical trial'

Narendra Modi to deliver inaugural speech at Grand Challenges Annual Meet on 19 Oct
India

Narendra Modi to deliver inaugural speech at Grand Challenges Annual Meet on 19 Oct

The Prime Minister's Office Saturday said that the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting will convene this year virtually from 19 to 21 October

At least 11 million girls across the globe may never return to schools due to COVID-19: UNESCO
World

At least 11 million girls across the globe may never return to schools due to COVID-19: UNESCO

During her visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, UNESCO head Audrey Azoulay said that for many countries, 'closure of schools have led to losses'

Three COVID-19 reinfection cases identified, says ICMR; two in Mumbai and one in Ahmedabad
India

Three COVID-19 reinfection cases identified, says ICMR; two in Mumbai and one in Ahmedabad

The ICMR chief on Tuesday said that India is taking 100 days as the cut-off period in the identification of reinfection of novel coronavirus cases

World Bank approves $12 bn for COVID-19 vaccine financing plan, treatment in developing countries
World

World Bank approves $12 bn for COVID-19 vaccine financing plan, treatment in developing countries

The funding is part of an overall World Bank Group package of up to $160 billion through June 2021 designed to help developing countries battle the coronavirus pandemic

In China's Qingdao, authorities check over 3 mn swabs for COVID-19 in two days after minor outbreak
World

In China's Qingdao, authorities check over 3 mn swabs for COVID-19 in two days after minor outbreak

The move to conduct tests of around 9.4 million population within five days comes after the detection of a dozen cases linked to a hospital on Sunday

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 71.75 lakh; records 55,342 new cases, lowest in over two months
India

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 71.75 lakh; records 55,342 new cases, lowest in over two months

There are 8,38,729 active cases of coronavirus in the country which comprises 11.69 percent of the total caseload, said the health ministry

India's COVID-19 tally over 67.57 lakh with 72,049 fresh infections; fatality rate at 1.55%
India

India's COVID-19 tally over 67.57 lakh with 72,049 fresh infections; fatality rate at 1.55%

There are 9,07,883 active cases of coronavirus in the country which comprises 13.44 percent of the total caseload, said the health ministry

At least 48% of COVID-19 deaths from 25 districts in 8 states, 15 in Maharashtra alone, says health ministry
India

At least 48% of COVID-19 deaths from 25 districts in 8 states, 15 in Maharashtra alone, says health ministry

Ten states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and UP, account for 77% of the active COVID-19 cases, said Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan