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Apollo Hospitals Want Private Market for Vaccine: Managing Director of Apollo 
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Apollo Hospitals Want Private Market for Vaccine: Managing Director of Apollo 

Sunita Reddy, the managing director of Apollo hospitals, told Bloomberg that she expects a private market for vaccines by march. She feels that the “government vaccination targets are quite accomplishable, but public and private have to shake hands for the better results. If we achieve this, we will be prepared for the second wave of covid, she added.”  Apollo hospital enterprises Ltd. is assisting the Indian government in providing vaccines to the front-line workers, as a part of a nationwide vaccine drive.  Managing director Sunita Reddy has revealed that the operator has trained 6,000 people and allotted 3,500 websites for the augmentation of the immunization campaign.  Our expectation is up to a month of March, she further said. She believes that there is so much advantage of ...
Covid cases have declined so far since April 30
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Covid cases have declined so far since April 30

As of Tuesday, February 16, 15,000 doses of vaccine were administered across 265 centers in Delhi. Of which 2,356 was the second dose of vaccine received by health care workers.  Delhi has reported the fewest cases on Tuesday in the previous 292 days. Only 94 new cases were reported, which is really the lowest number of cases after April 30. There were only 74 infection cases followed on April 30. The new cases on Tuesday were reported due to 56,944 new tests at a positivity rate of 0.17%.  The fatality rate is also declining tremendously. No death was reported on Saturday, February 13, the second time in February when the fatality rate was nill. The same scenerio happened on February 9 when no infection was reported after a gap of nine months. Though, the rate of RT-PCR slipped s...
India has one of the highest recovery rates from covid-19 in the world
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India has one of the highest recovery rates from covid-19 in the world

 India’s recovery rate of covid-19 has been recorded highest among other countries, said, the Union Health Ministry on Sunday. Aside from this, it has also declined the number of deaths since 1 October 2020.  “Seeing that, since 1 October 2020 the fatality rate is declining continuously, the fatality rate case in India is the lowest in the world, it said.”  The recovery rate of 97.31 is amongst the highest in the world. The recovery burst to 1,06,11,731 with 11,016 patients getting discharged in a span of 24 hours. The gap between the number of recovered and active cases has stretched up to 1,04,74,164 as of date, the Union Health Ministry points out. As yet, the number of health care workers and front-line workers vaccinated has exceeded 82 lakhs. In the cumulative sessions of...
NASA will utilize Fitbit to prevent covid-19 from spread to astronauts
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NASA will utilize Fitbit to prevent covid-19 from spread to astronauts

NASA will provide Fitbits to their 1,000 employees, including 150 astronauts, that are critical for space missions, to prevent them from the spread of covid-19 and other infectious diseases. Fitbit teams up with NASA to equip employees with Fitbit charge devices in the pilot program, and access to Fitbit in-app check-in feature.  The daily check-in program will assist them in log their temperature, and other symptoms related to covid and other health metrics and will receive covid guidelines according to CDC.  Though, NASA has taken some actions earlier for the health stabilization of its employees, located across the US, with their isolation and other preventive facilities.  The Fitbit device can sense the symptoms such as heart rate, and other health key symptoms to recogniz...
The government has decided to shut two pharma undertakings and divest other three
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The government has decided to shut two pharma undertakings and divest other three

The Government of India has decided to shut two pharma public undertakings and deprive the other three of all possessions, Sadananda Gowda said, minister of chemicals and fertilizers on Tuesday in parliament. "There are five PSUs(public sector undertakings) in the department of pharmaceuticals, out of which the government has decided to shut two, namely, Indian drugs and pharmaceutical Ltd (IDPL), and Rajasthan drugs and pharmaceutical Ltd (RDPL), he further said", in response to a question in Lok Sabha.  The government also judiciously divest the other three, namely, Hindustan antibiotics Ltd (HAL), Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd (BCPL), and Karnataka Antibiotics and Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL), he added.    The employees of IDPL and RDPL have been offered vo...
UAE becomes first Arab country to successfully reach at Mars
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UAE becomes first Arab country to successfully reach at Mars

The UAE becomes the first ever Arab country to successfully arrive at mars. The space probe was inserted into martian orbit at 3.57 PM as According to UK time on Tuesday. The space probe named ( Amal in Arabic) or ‘’hope’’ completed the flight of seven months covering more than 493 kilometres to enter into Mars orbit. This mission makes the united Arab emirates the first Arab nation to reach at the orbits of mars and the 5th space agency to reach over there after the united states, Russia, the European space agency and India itself. Although the china’s Taiwan spacecraft, which is also expected to insert into mars orbit at the upcoming month of April. The spacecraft itself is designed and researched at the three universities of america i.e. the university of Colorado boulder, Arizon...
Johnson & Johnson is  approaching India for manufacturing covid vaccines
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Johnson & Johnson is  approaching India for manufacturing covid vaccines

As of Tuesday, February 9, the Government official Vinod Kumar Paul, NITI Ayog member, health and nutrition, said at a conference that Johnson & Jonson, the US giant is interested in manufacturing covid vaccine in India. “ There is no concern over the effectiveness of AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccine, which is being used in the country for the gigantic inoculation campaigns in the country”, he added. The question clicked, it that why J&J is showing interest in covid vaccine production not in the US, but in India too? Hence, the J&Jvaccine is a single shot vaccine, unlike other covid vaccines that require two shots, hence J&J wants to make it more convenient for people and the government to deliver it to a massive number of people. The vaccine known as the Ja...
India gifted first batch of covid-19 vaccine to Afghanistan 
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India gifted first batch of covid-19 vaccine to Afghanistan 

Afganistan received COVIDSHIELD vaccine boxes on Sunday donated by the Government of India.  On Sunday over half a million vaccines were hand over to Afghanistan as a gift to officials of Afgan, and a compassionate gesture was described by Afghanistan for the good cooperation and generosity of New Delhi with Kabul.  On the consignment of donation of covid-19 vaccine from India to the people of Afghanistan, the Indian embassy in Kabul tweeted” India’s charge d’Affairs Raghuram S handed over the consignment of covid vaccine to Wahid Majrooh, acting minister of public health, it said.  In a short statement, the Afghan Foreign Ministry conveyed its genuinity and gratitude for the relief and first shipment of covid vaccine by Afghanistan’s generous supporter and strategic partne...
India is on 3rd rank in covid vaccination: Announced by the Government of India
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India is on 3rd rank in covid vaccination: Announced by the Government of India

Announced on Sunday, that India has ranked 3rd topmost country in the world in terms of leading the number of covid-19 vaccine doses administered, by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Only the United States and the United kingdom dominated India, said the government.  It was revealed by the government in a press release, that 12 states are vaccinated with 2 lakhs beneficiaries each. Uttar Pradesh alone reported about 6,73,542 for all vaccination beneficiaries so far, followed by Maharashtra with 4,73000 and Rajasthan with 4,59000. An account of 5,775,322 people has been inoculated with the covid vaccine in the undergoing immunization drive countywide as of  7 February, at 8 pm.  The progressive vaccination coverage encompasses 5,304,546 health care workers and 470,776...