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Antibiotic resistance caused 1.2 million deaths in 2019: AMR and

A new study covering 204 countries showed that at least 1.2 million people died in 2019 due to drug-resistant bacterial infections, ahead of both HIV and malaria Image used for representative purposes. AFP As the world battles the COVID-19 epidemic, the  antimicrobial resistance (AMR) pandemic looms in the shadows. A recent study covering 204 countries […]Read More

Union Budget 2022-23: From issuance of circulars to printing, how

Budget 2022: The process to make the Union Budget starts each year around August or September and is a tedious and time consuming one; different parts of the government work collectively to shape the document File image of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arriving at Parliament to present the 2020-21 Union Budget. AFP Rome wasn’t built […]Read More

Explained: Why Indonesia is moving its capital from Jakarta to

President Joko Widodo said that the move to the East Kalimantan province would help ease the burden on Jakarta, which is notoriously congested and suffers regular flooding Vehicles are caught in congestion during rush hour in Jakarta, Indonesia. A new capital called Nusantara hopes to alleviate some of Jakarta’s woes. AFP Indonesia announced that its […]Read More

Budget 2022: Centre may make new simplified personal IT regime

The budget session of Parliament is set to commence on 31 January and will conclude on 8 April, the first half of the budget session will run from 31 January to 11 February File image of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman posing for pictures ahead of presenting the annual budget in Parliament. AFP The government is […]Read More

Crippled by COVID, now Europe faces ‘twindemic’: What this is,

Influenza has again surfaced across the continent after practically vanishing last year, sparking fears of a long-term ‘twindemic’ with the coronavirus disease Representational image. AFP Already crippled by COVID-19, Europe is now facing a ‘twindemic’ — a dual challenge of soaring COVID-19 cases and increasing influenza infections, causing worry for health officials. Here’s a better understanding […]Read More

As India rules out mandatory COVID-19 vaccines, take a look

The World Health Organization has said in the past that coronavirus vaccine mandates shouldn’t come into force till all other options have been exhausted A health worker prepares a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a community health center in Brasilia, Brazil. AP On Monday, the Centre told the Supreme Court that ‘no person […]Read More

‘India gifted world bouquet of hope’: PM Modi at WEF’s

The WEF’s annual meeting, which has been taking place in Davos for the past 50 years, is occurring digitally this year due to the COVID pandemic. The virtual event will continue till 21 January Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Opening Plenary during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos in 2018. Reuters […]Read More

India reports 2.58 lakh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours; positivity

Active coronavirus cases now stand at 16,56,341, while the recovery rate is 94.27 per cent; the Omicron tally has increased to 8,209 Representational image. PTI India reported 2.58 lakh cases — around five per cent lower than yesterday — and 385 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry. Here is the other […]Read More