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Daily COVID-19 cases drop below 50,000; lowest fatality rate since

Meanwhile, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar joined the list of ministers and politicians who have tested positive for COVID-19 India’s COVID-19 figures on Monday indicated an improvement according to the Union health ministry, as the number of new cases reported dropped below 50,000 for the second time this month, and the case fatality rate […]Read More

Italy closes down movie theatres as part of new restrictions

Cinemas, live theatres, gaming halls, gyms in Italy will see closure, while bars and restaurants will have to suspend operations after 6 PM from 26 October. A night curfew has also been imposed. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announces new rules to contain the spread of COVID-19, on 25 October | Image from Twitter Italy’s […]Read More

RBI guv Shaktikanta Das tests COVID-19 positive; recovery rate rises

Lauding the ‘achievement’ of recording a high number of recoveries, the health ministry said that the tally of active cases remained below seven lakhs for the third successive day on Sunday Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das on Sunday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic. “I have tested COVID-19 positive. […]Read More

Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between

The French Constitution defines the state only as secular, but it doesn’t delineate the boundaries of this secularism On 16 October, a French teen of Chechen origin tracked down a high school history teacher and brutally beheaded him in a street in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Saint-Honorine. According to police officials, the suspect armed with […]Read More

US Presidential Debate 2020 Highlights: Trump calls himself 'least racist

US Presidential Debate 2020 Highlights: Trump blamed Biden as an almost singular force behind mass incarceration, especially of ‘young Black men’ File image of US President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate on 29 September. AP US Presidential Debate 2020 LATEST Updates: Trump blamed Biden as an […]Read More

Covaxin, Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, gets DCGI nod for

The phase 3 trials will be conducted in 19 sites across 10 states, including in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Patna and Lucknow and would seek to enroll 28,500 volunteers aged 18 years and above. Covaxin, the coronavirus vaccine candidate jointly developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Media Research (ICMR) in partnership […]Read More

BJP's COVID-19 vaccine vow ahead of Bihar polls causes stir;

Active cases of COVID-19 in India have remained below 10 percent of the total caseload for the last three days suggesting that only 1 in 10 cases are active coronavirus patients Active cases of COVID-19 in India remained below 10 percent of the total caseload for the past three days suggesting that only 1 in […]Read More

Maharashtra caps prices of masks, Calcutta HC modifies Durga Puja

The ministry said that 78 percent of the 54,044 new cases of COVID-19 registered in a span of 24 hours are concentrated in ten states and Union Territories With 54,044 new cases, India’s coronavirus tally on Wednesday rose to 76,51,107, while the toll climbed to 1,15,914 with 717 succumbing to the virus in 24 hours, said the […]Read More