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Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude jolts Assam, 5th tremor in 24 hrs

13 hrs ago
The latest quake was reported at 1.07 am with its epicenter near Tezpur, Sonitpur district at a depth of 30 km, mentioned in a report by the National Center for Seismology. Read all you need to know.

Third COVID wave unlikely to disproportionately affect children: WHO-AIIMS survey

1 day ago
The WHO-AIIMS survey shows seropositivity in persons below and above 18 years of age is almost equal. The study revealed that the  seropositivity rate is 67 percent in those above 18 years and 59 percent in those below 18 years of age. 

Odisha CM announces Rs 1,690 crore COVID-19 package for financially weaker sections

1 day ago
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a COVID-19 package of Rs 1690.46 crore for socially and financially weaker sections of people in the State. Read all you need to know.

Election Commission of India releases Atlas on 2019 General Elections

1 day ago
The Election Commission of India released ‘General Elections 2019: An Atlas’. The Atlas comprises all statistical figures and data of the General Elections 2019. Read all you need to know.

Prime Minister Modi launches customized crash course programme for COVID-19 frontline workers

1 day ago
The Customized Crash Course program aims to skill and upskill over one lakh COVID warriors across India. 

Bharat Biotech’s pre-submission meeting for COVAXIN’s approval to be held on June 23: WHO

2 days ago
Last month, Bharat Biotech had submitted 90 per cent of the documentation required for WHO’s Emergency Use Listing of COVAXIN. Read all you need to know.

Desertification and Drought Day 2021: Goal, Theme and History

2 days ago
Every year on June 17, Desertification and Drought Day is observed to raise public awareness around international efforts to combat desertification. Read all you need to know.

India’s economy contracts 12 per cent in Q1: Report

2 days ago
The economic activity has contracted an average of 12 per cent in the June 2021 quarter as compared to 23.9 per cent contraction in June 2020 quarter. Read all you need to know.

Green Fungus: What is Green Fungus? What are early symptoms, prevention & treatment methods

2 days ago
Green fungus, also known as Aspergillosis, is an infection caused by Aspergillus, a common mold that lives indoors and outdoors. People can get aspergillosis by breathing in microscopic Aspergillus spores from the environment. 

Shipping, Civil Aviation Ministries sign pact to develop seaplane services in India

2 days ago
The signing of the MoU for the development of Seaplane services in India will be a game-changer for both, Civil Aviation and Indian Maritime sectors. Read all you need to know.

Coronavirus Lockdown: List of States under Corona Curfew / Lockdown- What will be open?

2 days ago
Coronavirus Lockdown: The Odisha state government has extended its ongoing partial lockdown for two more weeks till 5 am on July 1st. Punjab has announced easing of the restrictions, allowing restaurants, cinemas and gyms to reopen with 50 per cent capacity. 

Explained: Twitter loses protection under Section 79 of IT Act- What it means?

3 days ago
Twitter will no longer be protected under Section 79 of the IT Act and its top executives will now be liable for all the content on its platform that is considered inflammatory or considered unlawful in nature.

COVID Vaccination with walk-ins opened for 18+, online CoWIN registration not mandatory: Government

3 days ago
COVID registration: Any individual over the age of 18 can walk into the nearest vaccination centre where the vaccinator will perform the on-site registration on CoWIN digital platform and will also provide vaccination in the same visit.

How did India’s forex reserves cross $600 billion mark? Know its impact here

Jun 15, 2021
India’s forex reserves crossed the $600 billion mark for the first time, as per the latest data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Read how did it happen and know its impact.

Tulu Language and Demand for Official State – History, Background and Current developments Explained

Jun 15, 2021
Currently, Tulu is not an official language in the country. Tulu speakers and supporters of the Tulu language are making efforts to get Tulu included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. Read all you need to know.

COVID-19 Delta Plus Variant: All You Need to Know

Jun 15, 2021
A new COVID-19 variant has mutated from the highly transmissible Delta or B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 to form the Delta Plus or AY.1 variant. Read all you need to know.

How to verify whether a Covid vaccine certificate is authentic or fake

Jun 14, 2021
The Government of India has implemented a verification system for the public to verify the authenticity of their COVID-19 vaccine certificate. Read all you need to know.

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines – Possible Benefits and Concerns | Explainer of the Day

Jun 13, 2021
India is currently administering doses of COVAXIN, COVISHIELD, and Sputnik V. However, vaccinating people with different vaccines is yet to be approved. Read all you need to know about the possible benefits and concerns of mixing COVID-19 vaccines.

LPG customers to have option to choose delivering distributor

Jun 11, 2021
The consumer will be shown a list of delivering distributors along with their performance rating while booking an LPG refill through a mobile app or customer portal.

COVID-19: ICMR approves Meril’s self-use Rapid Antigen Test kit

Jun 11, 2021
Meril, a Gujarat-based Medtech firm announced that its self-use Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19, CoviFind, has received approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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