India has volunteered to participate in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ongoing solidarity trial for developing vaccines for Covid-19, as the number of cases in the country ballooned to more than 804. WHO with its partners is organizing a study called the solidarity trial in many countries in which some of the untested treatments are compared […]Continue Reading..
With only those employed in essential services or facing emergencies allowed to commute on city roads and highways during the lockdown, state governments are struggling to find the best mechanism to ensure this. From the experience so far, it looks like issuing and using e-passes are simpler than physical passes. Also, decentralising the issuing process […]Continue Reading..
With over 800 coronavirus cases in the country and 17 deaths, the rise in the number of coronavirus patients has seen a sharp rise this month. On Friday, the number of positive coronavirus cases crossed 800 in the country. The administration is leaving no stone unturned in bolstering its response against Covid-19. The Indian Council of Medical […]Continue Reading..
In a bid to step up its fight against coronavirus pandemic, government of India has launched a new platform encouraging citizens to do their part. Organisations and citizens can now volunteer in their capacity by donating essentials, creating awareness among other things. According to a tweet by Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov, the platform is for citizens and […]Continue Reading..
With the Delhi government announcing that it will provide free lunch and dinner to those who don’t have access to food during the lockdown, you can now use Google Maps to help people locate those places where food is being served. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has shared a customised Google Maps, which marks the […]Continue Reading..
Restaurants have taken a severe beating since the outbreak of coronavirus. By extension food delivery platforms such as Swiggy and Zomato — that are by itself functioning — have also taken a big hit. Orders on Swiggy and Zomato have dropped 60 per cent amid the pandemic. While both the platforms are operational, they are working with minimal delivery […]Continue Reading..
Even when the world is trying to find a cure for the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, a report in Global Times said that a man from China’s Yunnan province died from Hantavirus while on a bus to the Shandong province. All the fellow passengers on the bus have been tested for the virus. What is Hantavirus? The Centre for Disease Control […]Continue Reading..
India could face between around 100,000 and 1.3 million confirmed cases of the disease caused by the new coronavirus by mid-May if it continues to spread at its current pace, according to a team of scientists based mainly in the United States. The estimates reinforce concerns among some medical officials and experts in India that the country […]Continue Reading..
Ramanand Sagar’s iconic drama series Ramayana, telecast in the 1980s, is set to return to the silver screen as people forced to sit home because of the lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 crisis, turn to consuming more entertainment. “Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting re-telecast of ‘Ramayana’ from tomorrow, Saturday […]Continue Reading..
Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have launched new tools for COVID-19 self-diagnosis. The new tools that comes as a part of the two companies’ efforts to play their part in helping with the chaos surrounding coronavirus outbreak. The new tools will ask users questions about their health and recent travel history, in order to determine […]Continue Reading..