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'Coronavirus is airborne': Over 200 scientists write to WHO

The World Health Organization has long held that the coronavirus is spread primarily by large respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. IMAGE: The ultrastructural morphology......

Scientists urge caution over launch of Covid vaccine by Aug 15

'We must not compromise with the standard, the quality. We don't need to be the first to launch a drug but what we need is a Made in India vaccine that the entire world can rely on'  ......

First volunteer given COVID-19 vaccine in UK

The first healthy volunteer has now received a coronavirus vaccine developed by Imperial College London researchers, the team behind the project said on Tuesday. Image used for representational......

Malala done with Oxford; now it's Netflix and sleep!

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner who once took a bullet for campaigning for girls' education in Pakistan, was over the moon on Friday after completing her degree in......

Low-cost drug lowers death by third among ventilated COVID-19 patients

Low doses of the steroid dexamethasone can reduce deaths by one-third in ventilated COVID-19 patients, according to researchers who assessed the performance of the inexpensive drug in more than......

Will India's Covaxin be world's first COVID-19 drug?

'We need to prove to the world that quality vaccines and R&D are possible in India.' *Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters. Dr Krishna Ella, chairman and MD, Bharat Biotech, is the man of the moment.......

His wealth grew the fastest in India during pandemic

Pune-based entrepreneur's unlisted company is already the largest vaccine manufacturer in the world and the networth has been helped by vaccine distribution and manufacturing potential of his......

Serum Institute's race to produce COVID-19 vaccine

'People are already sending congratulatory messages. But I have said, "Please don't until the trials are over".'Ritwik Sharma reports. IMAGE: A quality control test conducted at the Serum......

Serum Institute to produce COVID-19 vaccine by yearend

'The challenge will be making sure its efficacy is high.''If a vaccine is only 50 to 60 per cent efficient, it's a double-edged sword.' Adar Poonawalla, chief executive officer, Serum Institute of......

Coronavirus may push 400m Indians into poverty: UN report

About 400 million people working in the informal economy in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty due to the coronavirus crisis which is having "catastrophic consequences", and is......

Shyam Benegal: The Girish Karnad I Knew

'He had a continuing interest in life, people, and the society in which he lived,' remembers Shyam Benegal, who collaborated with the polyglot playwright and actor through the 1970s and remained......

No state honours during funeral, says Girish Karnad's family

Noted playwright, actor and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad, who left his indelible mark in the world of literature, theatre and cinema, passed away at his residence in Bengaluru on Monday morning......

The Towering Talent called Girish Karnad

In a career spanning over five decades, Girish Karnad lived several lives... not only on the stage, but also as a scholar, theatre personality, actor and director. Photograph: Kind courtesy Film......

When Bollywood went to college

The filmi college saga, through the decades. Whether or not they win awards, land magazine covers or make box office hits, there's one thing an Bollywood actor cannot avoid -- playing a college......

Decoding SHAH RUKH!

Happy birthday, Shah Rukh! We know the A to Z of Shah Rukh Khan, but there's so much more to him. The superstar turns 53 today, November 2, and he's ageing like fine wine. SRK will be seen in a new......

Cricket's DLS method inventor Lewis passes away

IMAGE: Dr Tony Lewis, right, with Dr Frank Duckworth after they made received the Member of the British Empire (MBE) by the Princess Royal during the investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on......

How F1 teams are helping Britain battle coronavirus

'By working flat out... we have accomplished something in five days that would normally take two years.' IMAGE: Engine maker Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains has worked with a team of......
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Over 200 scientists write to WHO

The World Health Organization has long held that the coronavirus is spread primarily by large respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/coronavirus-is-airborne-over-200-scientists-to-who/20200706.htm
Nobody Can Beat Indians At 'Jugaad'. These Posts Are Proof

It is a truth universally acknowledged that nobody can beat Indians at jugaad . The Hindi word - which has even made it to the Oxford Dictionary -... ...

https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/nobody-can-beat-indians-at-jugaad-these-posts-are-proof-2256441
'Lockdowns not sustainable, come at high costs'

In an interview with TOI, Sunetra Gupta, a professor of theoretical epidemiology at Oxford University, says that the impact of the lockdown are... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/lockdowns-not-sustainable-come-at-high-costs/articleshow/76742303.cms
Oxford vaccine developers encouraged by response

A leading scientist behind the University of Oxford's potential COVID-19 vaccine said on Wednesday the team has seen the right sort of immune... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/oxford-covid-19-vaccine-developers-encouraged-by-immune-response-but-cautious-on-timeframe/articleshow/76742135.cms
Antiviral hyped as potential Covid treatment "ineffective", finds major study

Lopinavir-ritonavir showed “no beneficial effect” in hospitalised patients not on ventilators, as per University of Oxford’s Recovery trial... ...

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/healthcare/biotech/pharmaceuticals/antiviral-hyped-as-potential-covid-treatment-ineffective-finds-major-study/articleshow/76703597.cms

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