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India logs 35,000 Covid cases and 483 deaths in past 24 hours 23-07-2021 09:50 India on Friday recorded 35,342 cases of Covid and 483 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed. The country now has 4,05,513 active cases and has witnessed a total of 4,19,470...

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Anger is growing in Australia as 13 million people -- about half the nation's population, endure fresh lockdowns to deal with the Covid-19 outbreaks. Many people have expressed frustration at being back in the highly policed lockdowns 18 months into the pandemic.   A third state,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 July 2021
Contrary to the ground reports of deaths due to lack of oxygen supply, the Union government on Tuesday told the Rajya Sabha that no deaths due to lack of oxygen has been specifically reported by the states and Union Territories (UTs).   Mansukh Mandaviya, the newly appointed minister...

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Acne can be a big problem for many people. It's not just about the way that it looks, but also how it feels to have acne on your face. But don't worry! There are plenty of ways to treat acne and get clear skin without having to wait for months or years. In this blog post, we will discuss the...

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The Centre has exempted basic Customs duty on the import of specific APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) for Black Fungus medicine Amphotericin B and the raw materials used for manufacturing Covid test kits.   A notification issued by the Department of Revenue said that the basic...

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Covid-19 likely contributed to 216.4 million excess doses of antibiotics for adults, suggesting that the drug was used by almost everyone to treat mild and moderate cases of coronavirus infection in the country, claims a research pointing out Covid guidelines were not followed.   The...

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At 817, India records least deaths since 10th April 30-06-2021 10:00 India reported 45,951 new Covid-19 cases and 817 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday. This is the lowest number of deaths due to Covid...

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Kolkata Police have arrested a man allegedly for running a fake vaccination in Kasba area in the southern fringes of the city based on a complaint by Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty.   The actor-turned-politician found the camp suspicious when she received no official...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 June 2021
Odisha government has constituted an eight-member technical committee to study the cause of COVID infection among people even after complete vaccination. The state government has set up the panel after noticing that several coronavirus infections are being reported among people who have...

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In order to ensure the cuts in GST (goods and services tax) rates of essential Covid-19 drugs and other medications is passed on to consumers, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has directed all pharma manufacturing and marketing companies to revise the maximum retail price (MRP)...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 June 2021
Refuting rumours spread by some social media posts about the use of newborn calf serum in Covaxin, the Union government on Wednesday clarified that the coronavirus (COVID) vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech Ltd, does not contain newborn calf serum.    Giving clarification on the...

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There has been sharp decline in both new and active Covid-19 cases across India for the last few days, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.   Addressing a digital press conference on current situation, Joint Secretary, Health, Lav Agarwal said that in the 24 hours, India has...

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Only 27 per cent of those who tried to get Covid vaccine appointment on the CoWIN/Aarogya Setu app in the last seven days were able to do so, said a survey by LocalCircles.   The survey sought to understand the magnitude of issues with the CoWIN portal that still persist. When people...

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The US Food and Drug administration has denied approval for emergency use of Covaxin, developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, and has asked for additional data, biopharmaceutical Ocugen, the US partner of the Indian vaccine maker has said.   The FDA recommended Ocugen to "pursue...

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Coronil, the so-called immunity booster kit manufactured by yoga guru Ramdevs Patanjali group in India, has landed in a controversy in Nepal after the Himalayan nations Department of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine imposed a ban on its distribution.   The Health Ministry of Nepal,...

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India records over 92,000 Covid cases, 2,219 deaths in 24 hours 09-06-2021 09:50 India on Wednesday logged 92,596 new Covid infections in 24 hours, less than one lakh cases for the second straight day and 6,098 cases more than Tuesday, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

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From Tuesday onwards, Covid-19 vaccine doses provided free of cost by the Central government to states and the Union Territories (UTs) will be allocated based on criteria such as population, disease burden and the progress of vaccination.   These elements were included in the fresh...

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In a major relief for patients suffering from mucormycosis (black fungus), the Maharashtra government on Friday announced a cap on the treatment rates charged by private hospitals.   Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has approved a proposal by the Health Ministry fixing the charges to...

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In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court has said that it would be the responsibility of the Centre in case any faulty ventilators supplied by a Gujarat company through the PM CARES Fund cause deaths of COVID-19 patients.   In its verdict on Wednesday, a division bench,...

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Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), which manufactures Covishield, has also sought indemnity from liability, expressing the hope that rules would be the same for everyone, said sources.   This comes as the Centre is favourably considering granting indemnity against legal...

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