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  • Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts Nov 25, 2020 01:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts

    India reported less than 45,000 new cases according to official update, on November 25, continuing the streak for the 18th consecutive day of registering less than 50,000 new cases of novel coronavirus. Active cases in India continue below the 4.4 lakh mark, however reporting a rise of over 6,000 cases in a day.

  • Explainer | COVID passport: Is airline travel going to be more difficult? Nov 25, 2020 12:46 PM IST

    Explainer | COVID passport: Is airline travel going to be more difficult?

    In ideal conditions aircraft and facilities are equipped to deal with respiratory infections, but not all is dependent on the plane’s tech. Human behaviour is likely the more determinant factor.

  • COVID-19 pandemic could be stopped if at least 70% public wore face masks consistently: Study Nov 25, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic could be stopped if at least 70% public wore face masks consistently: Study

    The research, published in the journal Physics of Fluids, assessed studies on face masks and reviewed epidemiological reports on whether they reduce the number of people an infected person spreads the pathogen to -- the reproduction number of the virus.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Moderna says discussions on with several countries, partners and Covax to roll out its potential COVID-19 vaccine Nov 25, 2020 12:08 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE: Moderna says discussions on with several countries, partners and Covax to roll out its potential COVID-19 vaccine

    Company silent on whether India is one of the countries. Last week, Moderna said its experimental vaccine was 94.5 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. It plans to submit an Emergency Use Authorisation application with the USFDA in the coming weeks.

  • Coronavirus update: India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; number of active cases increases Nov 25, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    Coronavirus update: India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; number of active cases increases

    The number of total coronavirus cases rose to 92,22,216 in the country, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 1,34,699 with 481 new fatalities, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed.

  • Joe Biden transition, vaccine hopes keep gold near four-month low Nov 25, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    Joe Biden transition, vaccine hopes keep gold near four-month low

    Spot gold eased 0.2% to $1,803.51 per ounce by 0327 GMT. On Tuesday, it had hit its lowest level since July 17 at $1,800.01.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally November 25: Rajasthan's COVID-19 tally crosses 2.5 lakh Nov 25, 2020 10:02 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally November 25: Rajasthan's COVID-19 tally crosses 2.5 lakh

    With more than 17.9 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Karnataka (8.76 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (8.63 lakh).

  • India’s COVID-19 vaccine plan: What PM Modi said about vaccination process Nov 25, 2020 09:53 AM IST

    India’s COVID-19 vaccine plan: What PM Modi said about vaccination process

    It is still unclear whether there will be one, two or three doses of a vaccine and that the pricing has also not been decided, PM Narendra Modi said.

  • International flights on November 25: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Mission Nov 25, 2020 09:26 AM IST

    International flights on November 25: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Mission

    International flights: Check flights leaving for and from India to bring back stranded Indians.

  • Why AstraZeneca-Oxford potential COVID vaccine works better in low dose Nov 25, 2020 08:23 AM IST

    Why AstraZeneca-Oxford potential COVID vaccine works better in low dose

    They have claimed that the drug is 70.4 percent effective, and it makes a strong case for AstraZeneca's India partner Serum Institute of India to seek licence for its potential vaccine, Covishield, in India.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights| Niti Aayog releases compendium on COVID-19 practices by states/UTs Nov 25, 2020 07:33 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights| Niti Aayog releases compendium on COVID-19 practices by states/UTs

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 247th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • Delhi graveyard running out of burial space with rise in COVID deaths Nov 24, 2020 10:59 PM IST

    Delhi graveyard running out of burial space with rise in COVID deaths

    Staring at space crunch, the graveyard management last month had readied 5-6 acres of extra space for burials of casualties caused by the virus.

  • No fresh COVID-19 lockdown in Maharashtra but curbs in offing: Rajesh Tope Nov 24, 2020 10:50 PM IST

    No fresh COVID-19 lockdown in Maharashtra but curbs in offing: Rajesh Tope

    Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of COVID- 19 cases and deaths among states in the country.

  • Delhi has 'least' fatality ratio among major cities in country, claims health minister Satyendar Jain Nov 24, 2020 10:12 PM IST

    Delhi has 'least' fatality ratio among major cities in country, claims health minister Satyendar Jain

    Authorities reported 121 deaths on Sunday, 111 on Saturday, 118 on Friday, 131 on November 18, the highest till date, and 104 fatalities on November 12.

  • Online auditions get new twist as ZEE5 uses HiPi to select actors for two new originals Nov 24, 2020 09:03 PM IST

    Online auditions get new twist as ZEE5 uses HiPi to select actors for two new originals

    HiPi, which was launched earlier this year, launched Star Hunt last month which allowed users of HiPi to post videos for auditions for two upcoming originals of ZEE5 – Jamai 2.0 season 2 and Sunflower.

  • From coronavirus pandemic to anti-racism protest, some of the best pictures of 2020 Nov 24, 2020 08:12 PM IST

    From coronavirus pandemic to anti-racism protest, some of the best pictures of 2020

    From the coronavirus pandemic to the anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd, Reuters photographers were on the ground covering the most important stories of 2020, and captured some of its most viral moments as well. Beyond the images themselves, these are the inside stories of the men and women behind the lens and their experiences in the line of duty. Here are some of the best pictures of the year and the stories behind it.

  • Dogs can sniff COVID-19 infection before symptoms set in, research suggests Nov 24, 2020 06:42 PM IST

    Dogs can sniff COVID-19 infection before symptoms set in, research suggests

    During the International K9 Team online workshop. it was revealed that the dogs in Finland and Lebanon were able to detect COVID-19 infection days before conventional tests could. This could mean that canines have the ability to detect spot infection much before symptoms start.

  • Big Story | OPEC to determine course of oil markets in 2021: What to expect from its upcoming meet Nov 24, 2020 06:09 PM IST

    Big Story | OPEC to determine course of oil markets in 2021: What to expect from its upcoming meet

    Oil prices rose more than 1% on Nov 23, extending last week's gains as traders anticipated coronavirus vaccine trials would spur a recovery in demand. OPEC officials will meet this week on November 25, November 26 and November 27. Let's find out what we can expect in the upcoming meet

  • COVID vaccine | Sputnik V shows 91.4% efficacy in second interim analysis on day 28 after first dose Nov 24, 2020 05:04 PM IST

    COVID vaccine | Sputnik V shows 91.4% efficacy in second interim analysis on day 28 after first dose

    The cost of one dose of the Sputnik V vaccine for international markets will be less than $10. Sputnik V is a two dose vaccine.

  • ISL 2020 seeing subdued response from brands due to COVID-19 impact, IPL Nov 24, 2020 04:44 PM IST

    ISL 2020 seeing subdued response from brands due to COVID-19 impact, IPL

    The Covid impact and the fact that the Indian Premier League has taken away much of the money spent on brand promotions means that the Indian Super League will not be a big draw for advertisers.

  • Diabetic eye disease associated with five-fold risk of severe COVID-19: Study Nov 24, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    Diabetic eye disease associated with five-fold risk of severe COVID-19: Study

    "This is the first time that retinopathy has been linked to severe COVID-19 in people with diabetes," said study co-author Antonella Corcillo from King's College London.

  • PM Modi says COVID-19 vaccine dosage, pricing not decided yet; will finalise distribution plan with states soon Nov 24, 2020 03:58 PM IST

    PM Modi says COVID-19 vaccine dosage, pricing not decided yet; will finalise distribution plan with states soon

    PM Narendra Modi said development of COVID-19 vaccines is being monitored closely and that the Centre is in touch with global regulators, companies and other governments.

  • NESCO facility in Mumbai plans to start free post-COVID OPD: Report Nov 24, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    NESCO facility in Mumbai plans to start free post-COVID OPD: Report

    Specialists from various hospitals run by the civic body will attend to the patients, particularly those who have developed long-term complications due to the infection.

  • Aarogya Setu app | Only snippet not ‘back-end code’ released by Centre: Security experts Nov 24, 2020 03:49 PM IST

    Aarogya Setu app | Only snippet not ‘back-end code’ released by Centre: Security experts

    A good way to identify true back-end code experts say is that it will allow one to run their own versions of the app in question. What is given now they say is snippets of the open-sourced front-end.

  • Hundreds of flights cancelled as Shanghai tackles COVID-19 Nov 24, 2020 02:53 PM IST

    Hundreds of flights cancelled as Shanghai tackles COVID-19

    Health officials have tested thousands of staff at Pudong International Airport since a small cluster of Covid-19 cases in the city was linked to several cargo handlers.

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