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First batch of DRDO’s anti-COVID-19 drug 2-DG to be released today

First batch of DRDO's anti-COVID-19 drug 2-DG to be released today

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The first batch of anti-COVID-19 drug 2-DG, developed by the DRDO, will be released on May 17 by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, officials said. The Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) has approved the oral drug for emergency use as an adjunct therapy in moderate to …

Oxygen shortage in India sparks demand for $1,000 concentrator machines

Oxygen shortage in India sparks demand for $1,000 concentrator machines

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Raphael Koch, a retailer of medical devices in the small Swiss town of Wil, has been busy for the past two weeks fielding a flurry of phone calls. Most are from Indians or India-based companies looking for oxygen concentrators, with some even wanting as many as 500 at once. But Koch’s Oxymed store …

New Covid-19 cases in India have peaked, shows Cambridge tracker

New Covid-19 cases in India have peaked, shows Cambridge tracker

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The number of new coronavirus infections in India has peaked, according to a new tracker developed by researchers at Cambridge Judge Business School and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. “But there is substantial variation among states and union territories in their trajectories, with cases continuing to increase over the next …

Indian film industry may see 70% drop in revenue in 2021 as lockdown extends in many states

Indian film industry may see 70% drop in revenue in 2021 as lockdown extends in many states

By Administrator_India Capital Sands From being allowed to operate at 100 percent in February to shutting shop from April 14 onwards, Indian cinemas are struggling with uncertainty once again. With theatres likely to remain shut until May 15 in most parts of the country, the picture is grim for the entire film industry which bets …

US delivering supplies worth over $100 million to India; first flight to land today: White House

US delivering supplies worth over $100 million to India; first flight to land today: White House

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The United States will be delivering COVID-19 relief materials worth over USD100 million to India in the coming days, the White House said as the first flight carrying urgent health supplies left for the country. The flight took off from the Travis Air Force Base on the world’s largest military aircraft …

COVID-19 surge: Election Commission bans victory processions during and after vote counting on May 2

COVID-19 surge: Election Commission bans victory processions during and after vote counting on May 2

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned all victory processions during or after the counting of votes on May 2 amid surging COVID-19 cases in India. Assembly elections were scheduled in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam, and Puducherry beginning March 27 and ending April 29. As per the EC …

COVID-19 vaccination for all begins on May 1 — here is all you need to know

COVID-19 vaccination for all begins on May 1 — here is all you need to know

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The central government on April 19 announced that all Indians aged above 18 years will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine from May 1, 2021. To make the COVID-19 vaccination drive smoother, the government will make pricing, procurement, eligibility, and administration of the vaccines flexible in the third phase. Here are all …

Break The Chain: Maharashtra to tighten COVID restrictions post 8 pm from April 14; bus, locals only for essential workers: Uddhav Thackeray

Break The Chain: Maharashtra to tighten COVID restrictions post 8 pm from April 14; bus, locals only for essential workers: Uddhav Thackeray

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The restrictions imposed to curb COVID-19 transmission would be tightened from 8 pm onwards on April 14, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced. The new set of curbs would remain in effect for at least 15 days. All forms of services in the non-essential category would remain barred in the period. “We …

Arvind Kejriwal urges people to co-operate, follow protocols as COVID-19 cases surge in Delhi

Maharashtra To Unlock From Monday In Five Levels: 10 Points

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 12 urged people to cooperate with the government in combating the spread of the infection by following protocols, not rushing to the hospitals unless necessary and getting a vaccine jab if eligible. Kejriwal said this after holding a review meeting with officials on the …

India see record day high of 152,879 new COVID-19 infections

COVID-19 vaccination for all begins on May 1 — here is all you need to know

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Hitting another record daily high of 1,52,879 new coronavirus infections, India’s COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 1,33,58,805, while the active cases breached the 11-lakh mark for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on April 11. The death toll increased …