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Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 60,753 New Infections; Active Cases Lowest After 74 Days
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Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 60,753 New Infections; Active Cases Lowest After 74 Days

New Delhi: India has reported 60,753 new cases in the last 24 hours while 1,647 people succumbed to the infection. Meanwhile, India's active caseload further declined to 7,60,019, and active cases lowest after 74 days.97,743 patients recovered during the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries across the country so far to 2,86,78,390.ALSO READ | PM Modi Likely To Chair All-Party Meeting With Prominent J&K Leaders On June 24Daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 37th consecutive day.Meanwhile, the recovery rate increased to 96.16 percent while the weekly positivity rate remains below 5 percent, currently at 3.58 percent.Total cases: 2,98,23,546Total discharges: 2,86,78,390Death toll: 3,85,137Active cases: 7,60,019Vaccination: 27,23,88...
Blowhorn develops real-time tracking platform for delivery of donated medical aid – Times of India
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Blowhorn develops real-time tracking platform for delivery of donated medical aid – Times of India

The intra-city logistics firm Blowhorn has developed a real-time tracking platform to aid the National capital in the fight against COVID by helping ensure timely delivery of life-saving medical equipment like Oxygen Concentrators to hospitals and patients. The QR Code based OC Tracking platform is claimed to have been created in a span of just 72 hours. According to the company, it has been helping the Delhi Government keep a real-time track of the donated oxygen concentrators by bringing them on to a centralized platform. The platform helps track inventory of oxygen concentrators across 18 hospitals in Delhi. The company is said to be in talks with the state governments in Karnataka and Maharashtra. Source link
1 crore health workers among 26 crore who have got vaccinated | India News – Times of India
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1 crore health workers among 26 crore who have got vaccinated | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed the 26 crore-mark, the health ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said 13,13,438 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 54,375 vaccine doses were given as second dose in the 18-44 age group on Tuesday. Cumulatively, 4,49,87,004 people in the same age group across states and UTs have received their first dose and 8,95,517 have received their second dose since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive. Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Odisha, UP and West Bengal have administered more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group for the first dose of Covid vaccine, the ministry said. ...
A 3D-printed mask that attacks corona | India News – Times of India
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A 3D-printed mask that attacks corona | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Now, an anti-viral mask that attacks coronavirus. A Pune-based startup in collaboration with Technology Development Board (TDB) of the department of science and technology has developed a special kind of cost-effective 3D-printed mask that is coated with anti-viral agents known as virucides. The anti-viral agent in these masks attacks the coronavirus when viral particles come in contact with it. The coating has been tested and shown to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 virus. The project to develop virucidal masks received financial support from TDB in May last year as part of its search for novel solutions to fight Covid-19. Thereafter, an agreement was signed on July 8, 2020 for developing virucidal masks. Pune-based Thincr Technologies India Private Ltd, which developed these virucida...
It was ‘India in Action’ during O2 crisis: Oxygen empowered group convener | India News – Times of India
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It was ‘India in Action’ during O2 crisis: Oxygen empowered group convener | India News – Times of India

After fighting a tough battle of second wave when demand for medical oxygen increased exponentially, the country is getting ready to face any such challenge in future by increasing capacity to accelerate production and transportation of medical oxygen. Convener of Empowered Group on Oxygen & road transport and highway secretary Giridhar Aramane spoke to TOI about the plans. While the Covid caseload has decreased in urban areas, there are concerns relating to rural areas and we need to be prepared for the future. What is the government’s plan?Medical oxygen supply has been a very sensitive issue. The government has given a lot of thought while deciding how to ensure that all patients receive all medical supplies including oxygen. That’s why an empowered group was constituted and the ...
Coal India’s 114 mining projects under different stages of implementation: Govt report | India News – Times of India
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Coal India’s 114 mining projects under different stages of implementation: Govt report | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: State-owned Coal India Ltd's (CIL) 114 ongoing coal projects, costing Rs 20 crore and above, are under different stages of implementation, according to a report. Implementation and completion of these projects depend upon critical extraneous factors such as possession of land, green clearances and evacuation infrastructure, the coal ministry said in its annual report 2020-21. In 2020, a total of 34 projects were sanctioned and nine mining projects completed by the CIL, it said. The coal behemoth took various measures to ensure timely completion of projects. There was persistent persuasion by CIL with state governments for expediting land authentication in Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. "Further, land owners are being constantly persuaded to a...
Shiv Sena was treated as slaves in erstwhile BJP govt in Maharashtra: Sanjay Raut
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Shiv Sena was treated as slaves in erstwhile BJP govt in Maharashtra: Sanjay Raut

The Shiv Sena was virtually treated as “slaves” and attempts were made to finish off the party politically when it was in power with the BJP in Maharashtra from 2014 to 2019, Sena MP Sanjay Raut has alleged. Addressing Sena workers in Jalgaon in north Maharashtra on Saturday, Raut said, “The Shiv Sena had a secondary status in the previous government and was (treated) like slaves. Attempts were also made to finish off our party by misusing the very power which was enjoyed because of our support”. Raut’s remarks came days after Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi separately, setting off political speculations in the state. The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance crumbled in 2019 over the issue of chief ministership...
WATCH | Shiv Sena MLA Makes Workers Dump Garbage On Contractor Over Waterlogged Road; Here’s How Netizens Reacted
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WATCH | Shiv Sena MLA Makes Workers Dump Garbage On Contractor Over Waterlogged Road; Here’s How Netizens Reacted

Mumbai: Shiv Sena MLA from Chandivali, Dilip Lande made a contractor sit on a waterlogged road and had workers dumped garbage on him.This was done after a road was waterlogged in the area due to improper drainage cleaning.ALSO READ | Odisha Police Open The Door For Transgender Community, Invite Applications For Vacant PostsShiv Sena MLA Dilip Lande took matters into his own hands in a bid to apparently fixing accountability when he had a contractor sit on the road that was visibly under a poor condition and asked workers to dump garbage on him.Here's a video of the incident.  "I did this as the contractor didn't do his job properly," the Chandivali MLA said."I had been calling up the contractor for the last 15 days, requesting him to clear the road. He never did that...
Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 84,332 New Infections At 70-Day Low Along With 4,002 Fatalities
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Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 84,332 New Infections At 70-Day Low Along With 4,002 Fatalities

New Delhi: India has reported 84,332 new cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest single-day infections after 70 days. 1,21,311 patients recovered during the last 24 hours while 4,002 people succumbed to the infection.India's active caseload has declined to less than 11 lakhs (10,80,690) after 63 days as active cases decreased by 40,981 in the last 24 hours.ALSO READ | PM Modi To Address Virtual G7 Summit Session Today, Likely To Talk About Pandemic Recovery & Climate Change2,79,11,384 total recoveries have been recorded across the country so far while recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 30th consecutive day. With this, the recovery rate increased to 95.07 percent. Weekly Positivity Rate dropped to less than 5 percent, currently at 4.94 per...
Mumbai Rains: BMC Warns Citizens Over Leptospirosis Infection; Know About Exposure, Prevention, Risks & More
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Mumbai Rains: BMC Warns Citizens Over Leptospirosis Infection; Know About Exposure, Prevention, Risks & More

Mumbai: As the monsoon brings its familiar woes for Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday issued an advisory over leptospirosis warning that cases of the infection can spike with heavy rain being witnessed now and very heavy rain predicted in the city in the coming days.People are likely to get infected by leptospirosis if they wade through waterlogged roads or walk on such streets without wearing gumboots, BMC stated.ALSO READ | Monsoon Alert: Low Pressure Over Bay Of Bengal Likely To Trigger Heavy Rain In These StatesPeople having injuries in their feet or body parts who walk through stagnant water fall in the ‘moderate risk’ group for this infection.What Is Leptospirosis?US CDC describes Leptospirosis as a bacterial disease that affects ...
Covid-19: Deaths in 2nd wave cross 2 lakh at daily average of over 2,000 | India News – Times of India
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Covid-19: Deaths in 2nd wave cross 2 lakh at daily average of over 2,000 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The official death toll in India's devastating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has crossed 2 lakh. Fatalities recorded since March 1 this year account for nearly three of every five deaths from the virus reported since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020. India has reported more than 2.05 lakh deaths since March 1 (taken as the beginning of the second wave), which translates to an average of more than 2,000 deaths every day. Fatalities in the second wave are now nearly 57% of all Covid deaths in the country. India's cumulative death toll from Covid currently stands at 3,63,029. Globally, only Brazil, with nearly 2.25 lakh deaths, recorded a higher toll during this 102-day period. The toll in the US -- which cumulatively has the highest deaths at more than 6.1 lak...
Why BMC vaccine centres were shut when pvt hospitals had doses in lakhs
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Why BMC vaccine centres were shut when pvt hospitals had doses in lakhs

A week ago, on June 3, when vaccination centres run by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and the state government had to remain shut due to vaccine shortage, lakhs of doses were still available with private hospitals not far away from the BMC headquarters. Under the earlier vaccine policy when states and private players were allowed to buy 25 per cent each of the vaccine output directly from manufacturers, Maharashtra had procured 25.10 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses in May. Private hospitals, on the other hand, purchased 32.38 lakh doses, the highest in any state. The gap was wider in Mumbai where private hospitals procured 22.37 lakh doses, four times more than the 5.23 lakh doses the civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation was allocated by the state government. In Ap...
Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 94,052 New Infections, Highest Single-Day Spike In Death Toll With Over 6,000 Fatalities
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Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 94,052 New Infections, Highest Single-Day Spike In Death Toll With Over 6,000 Fatalities

New Delhi: India on Thursday reports 94,052 Covid-19 cases, 1,51,367 discharges and 6,148 deaths (highest in one day) in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry.The Covid tally has witnessed a slight surge as India on Wednesday reported 92,596 new cases Covid-19 cases with 2,219 new deaths. ALSO READ | Coronavirus LIVE: AIIMS Study Reports 'Delta' Variant To Be Predominant Despite Complete, Partial VaccinationWith cases on the decline because of lockdown, most states have started reopening economic activities and have relaxed restrictions. However, the death toll continues to be a concern as 6,148 fatalities have been reported, highest in one day.Total cases: 2,91,83,121Total discharges: 2,76,55,493     Death toll: 3,59,676     Active cases: 11,67,952Total vaccinat...
Nagpur University Final Year Results delayed by over 2 months – Times of India
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Nagpur University Final Year Results delayed by over 2 months – Times of India

NAGPUR: Over 65,000 final year students of Nagpur University have been waiting for their winter-2020 examinations results for over two months. All of them belonged to odd semesters of final year like fifth in case of general courses, seventh for engineering and ninth for architecture and law degree courses of five years. Now, they would be appearing in their final semester exams commencing from June 15 with practicals and are worried about previous results. Admitting the delay, Board of Examination and Evaluation (BOEE) director Prafulla Sable told TOI that for about one and half months, which officials from the Exam Section referred to as “zero period”, no work could be done due to Covid-19 wave. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result NU also lost tw...
Ensure uninterrupted education, financial aid to children who lost parents during pandemic: SC to states | India News – Times of India
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Ensure uninterrupted education, financial aid to children who lost parents during pandemic: SC to states | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As thousands of children lost either both or one of their parents during Covid pandemic and many are facing bleak future, the Supreme Court has passed a slew of directions to provide them a helping hand including directing the states and Union Territories to ensure that there is no break in their schooling and bear their cost of education. Taking note that National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has received many complaints regarding illegal adoption of such orphaned children, a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose directed the states and the police to swing into action and take stringent action those individuals and NGOs indulging in such activities. It also ordered the states to track all such children who are in distress and grant them fi...
IN PICS | Waterlogged Roads; Railway Tracks Submerged As Monsoon Advances Over Maharashtra
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IN PICS | Waterlogged Roads; Railway Tracks Submerged As Monsoon Advances Over Maharashtra

As per the latest update from the wather forcast agency, Southwest monsoon has further advanced into Mumbai today, the 09th June. Significant amounts of Rainfall(from 0830 hrs IST to 0830 hrs IST of Today) ; Mumbai(Santacruz)-60.0mm; Mumbai (Colava)-77.0mm; Harnai-69.0mm; Ratnagiri-113.0mm; Mormugao-68.0mm; Raisen-54.0mm; Chhindwara-51.0mm; Akola-66.0mm; Forbesganj-94.0; Parbhani-58.0mm; Hanamkonda- 119.0mm; Gangtok-114.0mm; Goalpara-81.0mm; North Lakhimpur-71.0mm; Mayabandar-59.0; Long Islansda-101.0mm; Port Blair, Hut Bay-89.0mm. (Image: ANI) Source link
35 Maharashtra IPS officers owe almost Rs 4 cr in fines for overstaying in govt accommodation
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35 Maharashtra IPS officers owe almost Rs 4 cr in fines for overstaying in govt accommodation

Thirty-five serving and retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officers cumulatively owe the Maharashtra government at least Rs 3.82 crore in fines for staying on in government accommodation after they had been transferred from those posts. The list of these officers includes two former Commissioners of Mumbai Police, one of whom is also a two-time BJP MP. There are four serving Commissioners of Police on the list, and two Additional Directors-General and a former Director General of Police-rank officer. Under the rules, IPS officers who are transferred out of a post must vacate their official accommodation for their successor in the post within a specified time, failing which they are liable to pay a fine. The fines payable by these officers, as per information obtained by Th...
Population of farm labourers is higher than that of cultivators in over half of India’s districts: Report | India News – Times of India
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Population of farm labourers is higher than that of cultivators in over half of India’s districts: Report | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Farmer protests in India have registered an almost five-fold increase since 2017, said the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in its new report that also factored in the ongoing protests against the three central farm laws around Delhi borders. The report also shows that the population of farm labourers has outstripped that of cultivators in 52% of the country’s districts. The number of major farm protests increased from 34 across 15 states in 2017 to 165 protests across 22 states and Union Territories in 2021, the CSE’s compendium of statistics on key issues of development shows. Farmer protests’ figures, mainly compiled from different media reports till May, show that the majority of the protests in 2020 and 2021 were directly or indirectly related to the ongoing agit...
‘Not Politically Together But Relationship Isn’t Broken’: Uddhav Thackeray On Meeting PM Modi
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‘Not Politically Together But Relationship Isn’t Broken’: Uddhav Thackeray On Meeting PM Modi

New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Tuesday morning. Uddhav Thackeray was accompanied by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Cabinet minister Ashok Chavan.Speaking about the meeting, Thackeray said the meet was “personal" and not political in nature, stressing that he had good relations with the prime minister. “We may not be politically together but that doesn’t mean our relationship has broken. ‘Main koi Nawaz Sharif se nahi milne gaya tha’ (I didn’t go to meet Nawaz Sharif)," Thackeray said.Also Read|Corona Vaccine New Guidelines: Doses To Be Allocated Based On State's Population, Covid InfectionsCM Thackeray further stated, "We'd require 12 cr doses to inoculate 6 cr people twice, in 18-44 yrs group. We tried b...
‘Mop-up’ drive to ensure jabs for health workers who missed out | India News – Times of India
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‘Mop-up’ drive to ensure jabs for health workers who missed out | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Concerned over some states still lagging in ensuring vaccine coverage for healthcare workers despite being accorded top priority when India’s vaccination drive began on January 16, the Centre is working with states to plug the crucial gap in the fight against Covid-19. A review of the vaccination drive in the wake of the new policy where states and private hospitals have been allowed to procure vaccines showed targets for healthcare workers hadn’t been met even as the Centre continues to provide shots for this category and the 45-plus age group. The coverage is uneven with Rajasthan still to inoculate 13% of its healthcare workers, but that is much better than Punjab which has covered only 65%. Chhattisgarh has inoculated 88% of its health workers, which is better than the na...