India's COVID-19 caseload over 68 lakh after 78,524 more test positive in past 24 hrs; recovery rate at 85.3%
The COVID-19 toll climbed to 1,05,526 on Thursday with 971 people succumbing to the viral infection. The fatality rate stands at 1.54%
Parliamentary panel suggests continuation of virtual courts in post-COVID period, says digital justice 'cheaper and faster'
Virtual courts expedite processes and procedures and are an improvement over traditional courts as they are more affordable, the panel said
Hearing the matter in-chamber, a Supreme Court bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari said the plea filed by ministers of six Opposition-ruled states "does not merit reconsideration"
NEET, JEE 2020 Exams News Updates: 'Plea has no merit', SC refuses to review 17 Aug order allowing entrance tests
NEET, JEE 2020 Exam News and LIVE Updates: The Supreme Court has begun hearing of a plea of ministers of six Opposition-ruled states seeking review of its 17 August order allowing holding of NEET and JEE exams physically
With over 30 lakh patients cured, India's COVID-19 recovery rate at 77.15%; 83,341 test positive in 24 hrs
The total number of COVID-19 cases mounted to 39,36,747, while the toll due to the disease climbed to 68,472, said the health ministry
Asserting that safety measures for students are taken, CBSE told the Supreme Court that the board has increased the number of centres for compartment exams from 575 to 1,278
Wearing a mask is essential only if there is more than one person in a car, said Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan
Maharashtra remains worst COVID-affected state with a total of 1,62,806 active cases and 21,359 deaths
Passengers from India can arrive in Hong Kong only if they have a COVID-19 negative certificate from a test done 72 hours prior to the journey
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, three Indian COVID-19 vaccines are in different phases of clinical testing at present
Apart from this, Soumya Swaminathan added that so far 28 COVID-19 vaccine candidates across the world are under clinical trial
The grant will be used to procure thermal scanners and essential commodities to strengthen India's COVID-19 response, said the funding agency
Drugs Controller General of India approved monoclonal antibody injection Itolizumab for limited use to treat moderate to severe cases of COVID-19.
Confirmed cases cross 9.4 mn globally, with US accounting for over 4.7 mn COVID-19 infections alone; toll surpasses 4.80 lakh
The fresh daily situation report estimates the number of COVID-19 infections reported in the past 24 hours at 177,012. Further, 5,116 virus-related deaths were reported over the same period, taking the toll to 484,249.
Over 5 million RT-PCR tests for COVID-19 conducted by ICMR until 9 June; council increases testing capacity to 1.4 lakh per day
Till 6 June, a total of 50, 30,700 COVID-19 samples were tested across the country. Another 1, 41,682 have been tested in the past 24 hours, ICMR officials said.
Coronavirus Outbreak: ICMR responds to Rahul Gandhi's criticism, denies claims that country's COVID-19 testing ratio is low
Responding to a question about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleging that the scale of testing in India has been low so far at 199 per 10 lakh people, the chief of Epidemiology and Communicable diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar said for each positive case the country tests 24 people.
Rahul Gandhi pitches for aggressive testing to fight COVID-19, asks Centre to empower CMs and district authorities to curb spread
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called for unity to fight the coronavirus pandemic which has infected over 12,000 people in the country so far.