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Video | “Vaccination Infra Better In Rural Areas Than Urban”: Dr NK Arora
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Video | “Vaccination Infra Better In Rural Areas Than Urban”: Dr NK Arora

Dr NK Arora, Chairman of Covid Working Group, tells NDTV that "the infrastructure and preparations in the rural area is not at all a challenge. Near Home Corona Vaccine Centres have been established particularly for rural areas and for the elderly. In fact, the rural infrastructure is better than urban as far as vaccine delivery is concerned." Source link
Auckland Tops List Of World’s Most Liveable Cities; European Countries Didn’t Fare So Well
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Auckland Tops List Of World’s Most Liveable Cities; European Countries Didn’t Fare So Well

New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic has challenged all countries around the world when it comes to how it handles the virus. One of the countries that was able to contain the virus and that too very early on was New Zealand. So it is probably not surprising that Auckland topped the list of most liveable cities in the world issued by The Economist. ALSO READ: Man Slaps France President Emmanuel Macron During Visit To Small Town; 2 ArrestedAn annual survey of “liveability” in 140 cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist revealed that the pandemic did shake up the trend of European countries being the most livable in the recent past. Auckland which topped the list was followed by Osaka and Tokyo in Japan, Adelaide in Australia, ...
Video | New Vaccine Plan To Cost Rs. 50,000 Crore, Say Finance Ministry Sources
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Video | New Vaccine Plan To Cost Rs. 50,000 Crore, Say Finance Ministry Sources

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Centre is taking back vaccine-buying from states, the Finance Ministry said the programme will cost around Rs. 50,000 crore and the government has the money. "We don't need to go for the supplementary grants immediately as there are enough funds. We may have to go for this in the second round, near the winter session of Parliament. At present we have the money," Finance Ministry sources said. Source link
Mysterious brain illness reported in 48 people in Canada, here’s what we know so far – Times of India
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Mysterious brain illness reported in 48 people in Canada, here’s what we know so far – Times of India

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, a mysterious brain illness has ignited a state of fear and chaos among the residents of New Brunswick situated on Canada’s Atlantic coast. While the whereabouts of the disease are still unknown, it has baffled many of Canada's medical experts and top neurologists. Why is the mysterious illness concerning? According to official reports, in the past six years, many have fallen ill from the disease, while about 6 people have succumbed to it. Yvon Godin, the mayor of Bertrand, the village in the Acadian Peninsula in northeastern New Brunswick, where people have been impacted, has said, "People are alarmed. They are asking, ‘Is it environmental? Is it genetic? Is it fish or deer meat? Is it something else?’ Everyone wants answers." However, doctors and me...
15 months after first Covid case, Maharashtra death toll crosses 1 lakh
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15 months after first Covid case, Maharashtra death toll crosses 1 lakh

Fifteen months after Maharashtra recorded its first Covid-19 case on March 9, the state on Sunday breached the 1 lakh mark in Covid-19 deaths. The state’s death toll now exceeds that of countries like Germany, Argentina, Spain and Columbia. Maharashtra on Sunday added 618 deaths to its tally, taking the total death toll due to Covid to 1,00,130. Of the total deaths registered on Sunday, 167 were reported in the last 48 hours, 66 in the last week and 385 from the period before that. The state recorded 49,521 deaths in 2020 since the beginning of the pandemic. In 2021, till date it has recorded 50,609 deaths. Of the deaths recorded in 2021, over half were recorded in May, with 26,521 deaths reported by the state public health department. It had taken around 10 months for Maha...
Maharashtra: Under consideration for college admission, CET likely to be based on state board syllabi
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Maharashtra: Under consideration for college admission, CET likely to be based on state board syllabi

The state education department, which is planning to conduct a common entrance test (CET) for admissions to non-professional undergraduate courses, like BA, BCom, and BSc, may consider the state board’s higher secondary syllabi for the examination. Class XII examinations have been cancelled across educational boards in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the procedure for admissions to first-year undergraduate courses seems to be on the top of the mind of anxious students and parents. While the Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Board said it was considering various possibilities for admissions, state Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant on Saturday said a state-level committee has been formed in Maharashtra to check if there’s a possibility of co...
Video | Doctors Mark “Black Day” Against Ramdev’s “Allopathy Killed Lakhs” Remark
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Video | Doctors Mark “Black Day” Against Ramdev’s “Allopathy Killed Lakhs” Remark

Doctors across the country are observing a "Black Day" today in protest against Yoga guru Ramdev's alleged remarks on allopathy where he apparently called modern medical treatments "stupid". Various medical associations have demanded an "unconditional open public apology" for Ramdev's alleged "insensitive and derogatory" comments that more people died of modern medicine during the coronavirus pandemic than the deadly disease itself. Source link
Chinese city locks down neighbourhood after virus upsurge
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Chinese city locks down neighbourhood after virus upsurge

The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou shut down a neighbourhood and ordered its residents to stay home Saturday for door-to-door coronavirus testing following an upsurge in infections that has rattled authorities. Guangzhou, a business and industrial center of 15 million people north of Hong Hong, has reported 20 new infections over the past week. The number is small compared with India’s thousands of daily cases but alarmed Chinese authorities who believed they had the disease under control. The spread of infections was fast and strong, the official Global Times newspaper cited health authorities as saying. Saturday’s order to stay home applied to residents of five streets in Liwan District in the city center. Outdoor markets, child care centers and entertainment venues w...
MS Dhoni’s best may come in 2nd half of IPL: Deepak Chahar | Cricket News – Times of India
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MS Dhoni’s best may come in 2nd half of IPL: Deepak Chahar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pace bowler Deepak Chahar has said that veteran wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may hit form with the bat if the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season resumes. Dhoni managed only 37 runs in seven matches while CSK were dominant and placed second on the points table when the season was indefinitely suspended due to Coronavirus pandemic. "A batsman cannot bat the same way for 15-20 years. If any batsman hasn't played regular cricket before, it is never easy to just come to a competition of the level of IPL and start performing, it takes time," Chahar was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda. "He has always played the finisher's role, which is even tougher when you haven't played regular cricket. Even in the 2018 and 2019 IPL seasons, Dhoni bhai started a bit slowly by his standa...
Covid Second Wave: Active Cases Drop In Delhi, UP, 4 Other States; Situation Grim In TN, Meghalaya, Tripura
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Covid Second Wave: Active Cases Drop In Delhi, UP, 4 Other States; Situation Grim In TN, Meghalaya, Tripura

New Delhi: In what appears to be a major breather amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the fresh cases of Covid-19 seems to be on the decline in at least six states, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, as the active caseload have dropped by more than half since May 15.The active caseload in the national capital, which was 71,794 on May 15, has come down to 24,578 on May 25. With this positive development, Delhi has recorded a 65.76 percent drop in the active caseload.ALSO READ | Centre Working On Stimulus Package For Worst Affected During Second Covid Wave: ReportSimilarly, Haryana has a 61.49 percent drop in the active caseload with the numbers declining from 99,007 to 38,119.Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand too have reported drops of nearly 61 perce...
Marriage Postponed Twice, Man Pedals 24 Km To Tie Nuptial Knot Without Celebrations Amid Covid Crisis
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Marriage Postponed Twice, Man Pedals 24 Km To Tie Nuptial Knot Without Celebrations Amid Covid Crisis

Banka: Amid appeal to avoid large gatherings, including the postponement of marriages and other social get-togethers, during the coronavirus pandemic to tackle the surge in cases, a man in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district has won hearts and set an example by getting married without any celebrations or wedding procession despite the ceremony being postponed twice earlier.The marriage of Gautam Kumar, a resident of Uchakaganw in Bhagalpur district, was fixed in January last year with Kumkum Kumari, a resident of Bharatshila village in Banka district. The marriage was, however, postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The marriage was yet again postponed this year when the time was propitious for solemnising the marriage as the second wave of Covid-19 hit Bihar follow...
Video | India Loses 269 Doctors In The Second Wave Of COVID-19
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Video | India Loses 269 Doctors In The Second Wave Of COVID-19

India has lost 269 doctors during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, since April first week. Of this, 50 deaths were recorded on May 16 alone, reports the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The highest COVID-19 deaths among doctors have been reported from Bihar with 78, followed by Uttar Pradesh (37) and Delhi (28). In the first wave of the COVID-9 pandemic, 736 doctors died, reports IMA. Source link
Japan’s Nishikori agrees with Osaka that Olympic ‘discussions’ needed | Tennis News – Times of India
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Japan’s Nishikori agrees with Osaka that Olympic ‘discussions’ needed | Tennis News – Times of India

ROME: Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori on Monday said he agreed with compatriot Naomi Osaka that organisers have to "discuss" whether they can hold the delayed Tokyo Olympics safely due to the coronavirus pandemic. A virus state of emergency in Japan's capital city and other parts of the country was extended on Friday, less than three months before the delayed Games are due to begin. There has been increasing pressure from the Japanese public to cancel the Games, which have already been postponed once from the original dates last summer due to the pandemic. Osaka said on Sunday there "definitely should be a discussion" on whether the Olympics should go ahead. Former world number four Nishikori said it could be difficult to host the Olympics even behind closed doors, due to the high nu...
Video | Tamil Nadu Lockdown: Cops Will Be Courteous, Says Chennai Police
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Video | Tamil Nadu Lockdown: Cops Will Be Courteous, Says Chennai Police

Tamil Nadu has announced a two-week lockdown, which began this morning. Only shops selling groceries, fruits, vegetable, fish and meat are allowed to stay open till 12 PM. Chief Minister MK Stalin says this is the only way to break the chain. He has deployed 22 ministers to ensure total lockdown in 14 hotspot districts. In Chennai alone, 10.000 policemen are on duty. NDTV's Sam Daniel caught up with Deputy Commissioner of Mylapore, Thirunavukkarasu, who said that cops have been instructed to be polite and courteous with public and to use force only if its for self defence. Source link
Need to step up protection for kids during pandemic: Supreme Court judge
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Need to step up protection for kids during pandemic: Supreme Court judge

Supreme Court judge Justice S Ravindra Bhat, who chairs the court’s Juvenile Justice Committee, has emphasised the need to step up measures to ensure better care, protection and well-being of children during the second wave of Covid-19. Speaking at a review meeting held by the committee in coordination with UNICEF, Justice Bhat pointed out that there are children who lost either or both parents to Covid-19 or are without parental supervision and care when their parent/s are in hospital or under medical care. “These children are more vulnerable now than ever before. Concerted efforts should be made by all the key stakeholders to ensure the care and protection of children during the second wave of Covid,” he said. Justice Bhat stressed the need to develop a mechanism to add...
Video | Covid-19 Second Wave: Impact On Real Estate
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Video | Covid-19 Second Wave: Impact On Real Estate

The second wave of Covid-19 has pushed back the revival of India's real estate sector. There's a slowdown in construction activities, especially in Delhi-NCR, which is the worst affected. This week on The Property Show, leading developers talk about keeping workers safe at site and the effect of lockdowns on demand for housing and offices. Pankaj Bajaj, MD of Eldeco Infrastructure & Properties , Sanjay Dutt, MD and CEO Tata Realty, and Aditya Virwani, COO of Embassy Group – share their insights. Source link
Video | May 5: World Hand Hygiene Day
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Video | May 5: World Hand Hygiene Day

Washing your hands properly is one of the most important tool to fight many diseases and viruses. And never before has hand hygiene been emphasised as much as it has in the last year. Today, on May 5: World Hand Hygiene Day, NDTV-Dettol Banega Swasth India Campaign would like to remind you all to lay emphasis on clean hands and protect yourself and the ones around you. Source link