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More than 25 crore saplings to be planted in Uttar Pradesh today

More than 25 crore saplings will be planted under the ‘Mission Vriksharopan-2020’ across Uttar Pradesh today. This record plantation in a single day will be carried out with people’s participation and inter-departmental coordination. AIR correspondent reports that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate the ‘MissionVriksharopan-2020’ in Kukarel forest in capital city […]

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ICMR defends move to fast-track clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine; Says process is in accordance with globally accepted norms

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has asserted that it is acting in accordance with the globally accepted norms to fast-track vaccine development for diseases of pandemic potential. It said, it is important to promote indigenous vaccine development while ensuring safety, quality, ethics and adherence to all regulatory requirement.  ICMR and […]

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Govt postpones JEE, NEET exams in view of COVID-19

Union Government has postponed medical and engineering entrance examinations NEET and JEE in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main examination will be held from 1st to 6th September this year while JEE advanced exam on 27th of September. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will be held on […]

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Pulwama terror attack: NIA arrests one more accused

In Jammu and Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested one more accused – Mohammad Iqbal Rather in connection with last year’s Pulwama terror attack case. Rather is a resident of Futlipura, Charar-e-Shareef in Budgam district. The accused had facilitated the movement of Mohammad Umar Farooq, the Jaishe-e-Mohammad (JeM) […]

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ICMR aims to launch indigenous Covid-19 vaccine by August 15

Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR is planning to launch indigenous Covid-19 vaccine for use by the 15th of August after completion of all clinical trials. ICMR has partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited to develop this path breaking, Covid-19 vaccine. ICMR has asked Bharat Biotech to fast track the […]

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At least 162 killed in Myanmar Jade mine collapse

In Myanmar, at least 162 people have been killed in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Kachin province. Myanmar Fire Service Department said that 162 bodies have been recovered from the landslide in Hpakant, the centre of the world’s biggest and most lucrative jade mining industry. Hpakant is […]

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Health Ministry issues revised guidelines for home isolation of very mild, pre-symptomatic, asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has issued revised guidelines for home isolation of very mild, pre-symptomatic, asymptomatic COVID-19 cases. The guidelines have been extended to asymptomatic positive cases along with very mild and pre-symptomatic cases keeping in view the detection of a large number of asymptomatic cases in the […]

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Govt clears Defence acquisition worth Rs 38,900 Cr

Defence Acquisition Council ( DAC) in its meeting held yesterday accorded approval for Capital acquisitions of various platforms and equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces. Proposals for an approximate cost of 38900 Crore rupees were approved. The meeting chaired by Defence minister Rajnath Singh focused on indigenous design and […]

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