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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

Tracking COVID-19 deaths in India and around the world as coronavirus toll crosses 1 million
India

Tracking COVID-19 deaths in India and around the world as coronavirus toll crosses 1 million

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico account for more than 50 percent of the deaths worldwide

Babulal Marandi tests positive for COVID-19; ex-Jharkhand CM to remain in home quarantine in Ranchi
India

Babulal Marandi tests positive for COVID-19; ex-Jharkhand CM to remain in home quarantine in Ranchi

Marandi recently returned from Delhi and was supposed to go on a four-day tour of Dumka on Saturday, state BJP spokesperson Saroj Singh said

Mumbai's COVID-19 crisis mirrors India's deep pandemic turmoil; September spike complicates situation in financial capital
India

Mumbai's COVID-19 crisis mirrors India's deep pandemic turmoil; September spike complicates situation in financial capital

Mumbai's case fatality rate across age-groups has seen a drop of less than 5 percent in September, which was 7 percent initially.

India's daily COVID-19 recoveries exceed new cases for fifth consecutive day; over 45.87 lakh patients cured
India

India's daily COVID-19 recoveries exceed new cases for fifth consecutive day; over 45.87 lakh patients cured

A total of 89,746 recoveries have been registered against 83,347 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours, said the health ministry

At least 2,752 held in Bengal for flouting shutdown norms; lockdown extended in containment zones till September-end
India

At least 2,752 held in Bengal for flouting shutdown norms; lockdown extended in containment zones till September-end

The West Bengal government has announced total shutdown on 7, 11 and 12 September. Public and private transport will not ply during complete lockdown

Govt allows airlines to serve on-board meals; passengers refusing to wear face masks can be put on no-fly lists
India

Govt allows airlines to serve on-board meals; passengers refusing to wear face masks can be put on no-fly lists

The aviation ministry also permitted the airlines to let passengers use in-flight entertainment systems on international as well as domestic flights

Supreme Court bars promotion of students without exam, sets 30 Sept deadline for final year tests in a boost to UGC stand
India

Supreme Court bars promotion of students without exam, sets 30 Sept deadline for final year tests in a boost to UGC stand

The apex court said if any states feel they can't conduct the final year college examinations, they must approach the UGC for new dates

Hope to finish coronavirus pandemic within two years, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
World

Hope to finish coronavirus pandemic within two years, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

I think we can finish the coronavirus pandemic in a shorter time than we did the 1918 Spanish Flu, said the WHO chief

Subject Expert Committee seeks DCGI nod to use hepatitis injection in phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine
India

Subject Expert Committee seeks DCGI nod to use hepatitis injection in phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine

So far, Thymosin @-1 injection 1.6 mg has been used to treat chronic Hepatitis B