New Education Policy: Breakfast for school children besides mid-day meals

August 2, 2020

The mid-day meals provided to students in government or aided schools should be supplemented by breakfast, the new National Education Policy (NEP) has proposed. As per news report of PTI, the policy which was approved by the Union Cabinet earlier this week has noted that morning hours after a nutritious breakfast can b | Read more|

Vietnam bans wildlife imports, markets amid new health fears

July 25, 2020

Vietnam announced that it was banning wildlife imports and would close wildlife markets in response to renewed concerns about the threat from diseases that can jump from animals to humans, such as the virus that causes COVID-19. An order signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday bans all imports of wildlife | Read more|

India records highest single-day spike of 7,964 Covid-19 cases

June 1, 2020

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,971 and the number of cases climbed to 1,73,763 in the country registering a record single-day spike of 265 deaths and 7,964 cases till Saturday 8 am, according to the Union health ministry. India is the ninth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. | Read more|

Coronavirus: Cases Doubling Rate Slows To 7.5

April 20, 2020

The doubling rate of Coronavirus cases has slowed down, the government said today – going from 3.4 days before lockdown to 7.5 days. "Based on the last seven days, India's doubling rate has improved to 7.5%," senior health ministry official Lav Agarwal told the media today. | Read more|

Hydroxychloroquine drug from India reaches US

April 12, 2020

As per news report of The Tribune, a consignment of hydroxychloroquine from India has arrived in the US, days after New Delhi lifted a ban on the export of the anti-malarial drug, seen as a possible cure for COVID-19, to America and some other countries on humanitarian grounds. | Read more|

PM Modi Says "Here 24x7 For You"

April 11, 2020

In a video conference with chief ministers on COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Any chief minister can speak to me and give suggestions (on COVID-19) anytime". | Read more|

Virus deaths top 100,000

April 10, 2020

The global coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 Friday as Easter celebrations around the world kicked off in near-empty churches with billions of people stuck indoors to halt the pandemic's deadly march. | Read more|