Why Coronavirus is mutating? All you need to know about UK, South African, Brazil variants of Covid-19

Covid-19 update: SARS-CoV2 that causes Coronavirus has an RNA genome and that RNA genome has two features. (Reuters image) Covid-19 update: The apprehensions over newly traced variants of SARS-CoV-2 that cause Covid-19 continue to grow even though there are multiple vaccines and the vaccination is going on a war footing in several countries including India. … Read more

DRDO offering short-term online courses on artificial intelligence, machine learning and cybersecurity: All you need to know

The clearing of entrance exams would be required for both the courses. (Representational image) DRDO online courses: The Department of Defence Research and Development-funded autonomous deemed university Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) is offering to students short-term courses on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence or AI and machine learning or ML, according to a report in … Read more

Covid-19: Dr. Reddy’s terminates study of Coronavirus drug Avigan in Kuwait; here’s why

Covid-19 update: However, Dr. Reddy’s will continue a late-stage North American trial of Avigan in patients with mild to moderate Covid-19 symptoms. (Reuters image) Covid- 19 update: Indian pharmaceutical giant Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on Wednesday said that it had terminated its clinical study of Fujifilm Holdings’ COVID-19 drug Avigan in patients with moderate to severe … Read more

Covid 19 vaccine update: Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is effective against UK variant of Coronavirus, says ICMR

Covid-19 vaccine update: Meanwhile, Bharat Biotech had issued a fact sheet for Covaxin which stated that the Covid-19 vaccine has been granted approval for the restricted use of Covaxin under clinical trial mode to prevent Coronavirus disease 2019. Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is effective against the new variant of Covid-19 that was traced in the United … Read more

Meet India’s youngest volcanologist Sonit Sisolekar who wins Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021

Sonit, who is a Class VIII student, had submitted a research paper on the comparison between terrestrial tube volcano located on Moon and Earth. India’s youngest volcanologist Sonit Sisolekar has a unique birthday on January 26 as the 14-year-old became the recipient of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar on the eve of Republic Day 2021. … Read more

Tourism in Rishikesh bounces after the Covid-19 pandemic

Over the years as Rishikesh became popular for rafting and as a centre for yoga. (File Image) By Pallavi Pasricha Rishikesh in Uttarakhand has seen a flurry of travellers over the past couple of months since Covid-19 restrictions have been eased and people have picked up the confidence to venture out for vacations as infections … Read more

Nepali climbers become first to reach Mount K2 summit in winter: Significance, challenges and everything to know

The climbers’ trek lasted for a week and covered a distance of 90 km. (Image: Reuters) Mount K2 climb: Recently, a group of mountaineers from Nepal became the first ever climbers to scale the Mount K2 peak in the winter. The K2 is the second highest peak in the world, after Mount Everest, standing tall … Read more

Pune vaccination drive: Municipality doubles the target to vaccinate beneficiaries

The PMC had earlier shortlisted 16 hospitals in the city that will serve people as vaccination centres. In a recent decision made by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the municipality has ramped up all its efforts to increase the vaccination target set for one day. A report by The IE noted that PMC has doubled … Read more

In Mumbai, govt hospitals see handful surgeries as maximum operation theatres remain shut, here’s why

Despite Covid case dip, people with other ailments are being refused the treatment. (Representative Image) Operation theatres (OT) in the government hospitals in Mumbai continue to remain unoperational and now the impact can be seen as routine surgeries are affected. According to a report by The Indian Express, OTs are under repair in many government … Read more

Bharat Biotech’s intranasal Covid-19 vaccine: Why it is crucial in pandemic and what are the challenges?

An intranasal vaccine is sprayed or squirted in each of the nostrils and inhaled. An expert body of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has asked Bharat Biotech to revise the trial protocol for clinical trials of the BBV154  –  proposed single-dose intranasal COVID-19 vaccine. Let’s have a look at how the intranasal vaccine … Read more