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  • Simply Save | Should you invest in healthcare funds launched by mutual funds? May 11, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    Simply Save | Should you invest in healthcare funds launched by mutual funds?

    In this Simply Save podcast, Moneycontrol’s Jash Kriplani speaks with Amol Joshi, founder of Plan Rupee Investment Services, to find out more.

  • Where to get the cheapest jab for COVID-19 across metro cities: Check here May 11, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    Where to get the cheapest jab for COVID-19 across metro cities: Check here

    The cheapest option among all metro cities to get the jab at a private setup is at HN Reliance Hospital where you can get a dose of Covishield for Rs 700.

  • COVID-19 | Maharashtra may stop vaccinating 18-44 age group. Here's why May 11, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Maharashtra may stop vaccinating 18-44 age group. Here's why

    Maharashtra will be providing second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to the 45+ age group first.

  • With 12,481 new cases and 347 deaths, Delhi's COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 18% May 11, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    With 12,481 new cases and 347 deaths, Delhi's COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 18%

    The number of coronavirus recoveries exceeded the number of new cases added in the past 24 hours in Delhi, with 13,583 COVID-19 patients recovering from the disease.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination | Second jabs race past first ones for first time in May May 11, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccination | Second jabs race past first ones for first time in May

    Government data analysed by News18 shows that out of 16.8 million jabs given so far in May across the country, nearly 8.9 million were second doses while the first doses were lower at 7.9 million.

  • People flock to buy alcohol amid 'corona curfew' after liquor shops open in Noida May 11, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    People flock to buy alcohol amid 'corona curfew' after liquor shops open in Noida

    Long queues of buyers were seen outside the shops, mostly without following the social distancing norm.

  • COVID-19: Telangana government announces lockdown for 10 days starting May 12 May 11, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    COVID-19: Telangana government announces lockdown for 10 days starting May 12

    The Telangana government has announced a 10-day lockdown in the state starting from tomorrow May 12.

  • All adults in Goa to be given Ivermectin drug to combat COVID-19 mortality May 11, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    All adults in Goa to be given Ivermectin drug to combat COVID-19 mortality

    Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said this treatment would not prevent COVID-19 infection but it can help reduce the severity.

  • Impossible to provide oxygen to other states: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to PM Modi May 11, 2021 02:51 PM IST

    Impossible to provide oxygen to other states: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to PM Modi

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said at present, there are 4,02,650 active cases in the state and the projected number of patients may rise to around 6,00,000 by May 15.

  • COVID-19 | Learn from second waves in other countries, prepare for future, says expert May 11, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Learn from second waves in other countries, prepare for future, says expert

    Dr Gupta was not in favour of waiting for natural herd immunity as "it will have a huge price".

  • Zydus pegs price of COVID-19 drug Virafin at Rs 11,995, says it can cut oxygen dependency in patients May 11, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Zydus pegs price of COVID-19 drug Virafin at Rs 11,995, says it can cut oxygen dependency in patients

    The reduction in usage of supplemental oxygen, as claimed by Zydus, could come as a relief to states that are struggling in the COVID-19 fight due to the stressed supply of medical oxygen.

  • Covaxin shortage | Maharashtra may slow down COVID-19 vaccination for 18-44 age group, hints state health minister May 11, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    Covaxin shortage | Maharashtra may slow down COVID-19 vaccination for 18-44 age group, hints state health minister

    Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra's health minister, said that only 35,000 doses of the Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine were left even as nearly 5 lakh people in the state are due for their second shot as part of the two-dose regimen.

  • COVID-19: HUL to provide 4,000 oxygen concentrators to India May 11, 2021 01:37 PM IST

    COVID-19: HUL to provide 4,000 oxygen concentrators to India

    Under its "Mission HO2PE", HUL will send 4,000 concentrators to the worst affected cities which includes Delhi, Lucknow, Bangalore etc.

  • Non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients have low risk of severe post-acute complications: Study May 11, 2021 01:36 PM IST

    Non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients have low risk of severe post-acute complications: Study

    This was a Danish population-based cohort study using the Danish prescription, patient, and health insurance registries.

  • Global cases are falling, but coronavirus surging in countries that had kept it under control May 11, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    Global cases are falling, but coronavirus surging in countries that had kept it under control

    New global cases are leveling off after rising steadily since March and peaking in late April, but the world is in danger as long as they remain at "an unacceptably high plateau," the director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said.

  • COVID-19 2nd Wave | Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw questions Centre on vaccine production, asks for transparency May 11, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    COVID-19 2nd Wave | Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw questions Centre on vaccine production, asks for transparency

    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw’s tweet comes as India is embattled in a ferocious second wave of COVID-19, even as the country-wide vaccination drive crawls at a slow pace due to supply shortages.

  • Congress misleading people, creating panic in fight against COVID-19: BJP's JP Nadda to Sonia Gandhi May 11, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    Congress misleading people, creating panic in fight against COVID-19: BJP's JP Nadda to Sonia Gandhi

    BJP president JP Nadda accused Congress leaders, including a chief minister, of trying to actively create vaccine hesitancy during the once-in-a-century pandemic.

  • Google raises $4.6 million through internal donations for COVID-19 relief in India May 11, 2021 12:28 PM IST

    Google raises $4.6 million through internal donations for COVID-19 relief in India

    Google has updated Search, Maps, and YouTube to help people find information of vaccines, availability of hospital beds, and medical oxygen.

  • Mucormycosis trouble: Odisha reports first case of Black Fungus in COVID-19 patient May 11, 2021 11:45 AM IST

    Mucormycosis trouble: Odisha reports first case of Black Fungus in COVID-19 patient

    The 71-year-old patient is stable and treatment is available.

  • In charts | What you need to know about the COVID-19 surge right now May 11, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    In charts | What you need to know about the COVID-19 surge right now

    India reported more than 3.29 lakh COVID-19 new cases, the lowest in two weeks, according to May 11 update. Active infections dropped by 30,016 cases to 37.15 lakh.

  • DoT says no link between 5G and COVID; urges public not to be misled by baseless claims May 11, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    DoT says no link between 5G and COVID; urges public not to be misled by baseless claims

    The claim that 5G trials or networks are causing coronavirus in India is "false" and without any scientific basis, a release from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

  • World’s most vaccinated nation, Seychelles, faces fresh surge of COVID-19 infections May 11, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    World’s most vaccinated nation, Seychelles, faces fresh surge of COVID-19 infections

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is in direct communication with Seychelles and working on evaluating the situation

  • Foxconn iPhone India output drops 50 percent amid COVID surge May 11, 2021 10:26 AM IST

    Foxconn iPhone India output drops 50 percent amid COVID surge

    The Foxconn facility in the southern state of Tamil Nadu produces iPhones specifically for India, the world's No.2 smartphone market.

  • COVID-19 update | WHO classifies India variant as variant of ‘global concern’ May 11, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    COVID-19 update | WHO classifies India variant as variant of ‘global concern’

    The Indian variant is the fourth coronavirus variant to be given this status after the Brazil, South Africa and UK variants.

  • Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID-19 cure May 11, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID-19 cure

    In Gujarat, some believers have been going to cow shelters once a week to cover their bodies in cow dung and urine in the hope it will boost their immunity against, or help them recover from, the coronavirus.

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