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Elon Musk's SpaceX 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground for style

Livemint May 25,2020

The color coordinating is thanks to Elon Musk, the driving force behind both SpaceX and Tesla, and a big fan of flash and science fiction.It will be the first astronaut launch from NASA's Kennedy Spac...

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Covid-19's dangerous cardiovascular complications, explains study

Livemint May 25,2020

The potentially deadly cardiovascular complications COVID-19 can cause, includes heart attacks, heart failures, and blood clots

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First human trial of Covid-19 vaccine finds it is safe, induces immune response

Livemint May 23,2020

Covid-19: According to the study of 108 adults, the vaccine produced neutralising antibodies.The Ad5 vectored COVID-19 vaccine used in the trial is the first to be tested in humans, the scientists sai...

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Captains of industry see a ray of hope in relief measures

Livemint May 22,2020

Industry representatives said the latest measures by the RBI will aid economic recovery by fuelling demand amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Govt calls meet to mull reforms for drug regulation amid covid

Livemint May 21,2020

The meeting comes in the backdrop of the covid-19 spreading in various major states in India, and pharmaceutical companies scampering to find a drug to repurpose existing drugs towards treatment of th...

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Inovio says covid-19 vaccine produces antibodies in mice, guinea pigs

Livemint May 20,2020

Study authors also said they detected the antibodies in the lungs of the vaccinated animals.Inovio, which began human testing of its vaccine in April, said preliminary results from that trial are expe...

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Humid climates, summer weather may not limit pandemic growth: Study

Livemint May 19,2020

According to their analysis, climate only became a mitigating factor when large portions of the human population were immune or resistant to the virus.According to the scientists, the study has broade...

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ICMR revises covid-19 testing strategy, returnees with ILI symptoms will be tested within 7 days

Livemint May 18,2020

The death toll due to covid-19 rose to 3,029 and the number of cases climbed to 96,169 on Monday.Besides, asymptomatic direct and high-risk contacts of a confirmed case are to be tested once between d...

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Spraying disinfectants can be 'harmful', says WHO

Livemint May 16,2020

'Spraying or fumigation of outdoor spaces, such as streets or marketplaces, is... not recommended to kill the COVID-19 virus or other pathogens because disinfectant is inactivated by dirt and debris,'...

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Health groups ask India to rescind Gilead's patents for COVID-19 drug remdesivir

Livemint May 15,2020

Remdesivir is the only drug approved to treat COVID-19 patients after promising early trial results.Except for remdesivir, there are currently no other drugs or vaccines approved to fight coronavirus

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Made in India rapid testing kits stumble at first hurdle

Livemint May 01,2020

First batch of samples made by state-owned HLL Lifecare for use in Kerala fails quality tests.Rapid testing kits, which measure whether a person has developed an antibody against the novel coronavirus...

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Serum Institute aims to jump-start covid-19 vaccine production in May

Livemint April 28,2020

Oxford University starts human trials after vaccine is effective in animals; its Indian partner Serum Institute plans to make first set of doses available by September.Serum Institute is planning for ...

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Can lockdown affect the weather?

Livemint April 27,2020

According to NASA, the aerosol concentration has gone down drastically over North India bringing clear skies after decades.It appears that recent reduction in the pollution levels could contribute to ...

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Antimicrobial resistance is a hidden threat in virus battle

Livemint April 17,2020

A microbe’s ability to survive antibiotics can indirectly affect outcomes of covid-19 treatment.A microbe’s ability to survive antibiotics can indirectly affect outcomes of covid-19 treatment

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Scientists study immune system in a bid to stop covid in its tracks

Livemint April 15,2020

The key to reducing the risk of death could lie in stimulating the immune response in the early stages of the infection

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A different strain of coronavirus found in two Indian bat species

Livemint April 14,2020

At least 25 of the bats examined, four Pteropus and 21 Rousettus, were found to be carrying the bat coronavirus.The origin of covid-19 was linked to bats. However, the identity of the intermediate hos...

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As infections spike, ICMR allows CSIR labs to conduct Covid-19 testing

Livemint April 02,2020

CSIR is India’s premier national research and development organization which operates a network of over 38 laboratories across the country.The approvals to start testing would be accorded only by th...

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MIT to share low-cost ventilator design, as hospitals face shortage worldwide

Livemint March 30,2020

The institute would publish the clinical and design considerations online to support rapid scale-up of device production to alleviate hospital shortages.The prototype under development is yet to be ap...

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Department of Science & Technology designs scheme for R&D on vaccines and diagnostics for Covid-19

Livemint March 21,2020

Science & Engineering Research Board has invited proposals as part of special call under IRHPA to ramp up national R&D efforts

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Suspected of COVID-19? You can get yourself tested at 65 government labs

Livemint March 13,2020

Till date ICMR has tested more than 6500 samples of 5900 individuals, out of which 78 cases have been tested positive for the virus.Health officials usually take swab from the upper-respiratory tract ...

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Serum Institute, Zydus Cadila among pharma firms in race to find virus vaccine

Livemint March 09,2020

Firms across the world are looking for fast-track approval for trials as Covid-19 cases are mounting.Some experts suggest challenge studies on animals, and even humans, for faster trials

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Will request Centre to ban travel to virus-hit nations, says Kejriwal

Livemint March 08,2020

Delhi government has decided to disinfect buses, Metros, hospitals every day.Testing for coronavirus infection can be done at 25 hospitals in Delhi

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Cabinet okays agreement with Ivory Coast for cooperation in health sector

Livemint March 04,2020

The MoU was signed between India's Health ministry and the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of the West African country, officially called Cote d'lvoire.A working group will be set up to further ...

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Virus at the gate. Are we ready?

Livemint March 02,2020

Two Covid-19 cases emerge in Delhi and Hyderabad, raising concerns whether India’s health infrastructure can cope with a viral outbreak.The government said it is preparing 19 more labs in addition t...

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Coronavirus: Japan's cruise ship evacuees to be observed for next few weeks

Livemint February 27,2020

An Air India flight brought back 124 evacuees earlier this morning, of which 119 are Indian citizens.The government said it has advised avoiding all non-essential travel to Singapore, Korea, Iran and ...

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First commercial space taxi a pit stop on Musk's Mars quest

Economic Times May 23,2020

Elon Musk's Mars vision, morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets. Now, those rockets will launch NASA astronauts from Florida to the International Space S...

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Four Indian cosmonauts resume training in Russia for Gaganyaan mission

Economic Times May 23,2020

Roscosmos further said, this week, the GCTC specialists are providing theoretical classes on the basics of astrogation, the basics of manned spacecraft control and the Russian language to the Indian c...

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Children with COVID-19 may be less contagious than adults, UK scientists say

Economic Times May 22,2020

The group of scientists concluded "that there was some evidence that children had milder symptoms than adults but that evidence on susceptibility and transmission was as yet unclear and recommended co...

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Researchers at IIT-M develop solar parabolic trough collector

Economic Times May 21,2020

​​The ​​'Trough Collector' system can help manufacturers in solar energy devices with higher efficiency, they said. The concept also follows the Centre's National Solar Mission which has set a...

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IIT Guwahati researchers claim new method to delay onset of Alzheimer's

Economic Times May 20,2020

The reasearch team proposed the application of a low-voltage electric field, and the use of ‘trojan peptides’ to arrest aggregation of neurotoxic molecules - which are associated with short-term ...

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Rolling 50/30 day cycles of lockdown, relaxation can help manage COVID-19, sustain economy: Study

Economic Times May 20,2020

While such measures are effective at slowing disease spread and preventing health systems becoming overwhelmed, they can also lead to job losses and social disruption, noted the study, published in th...

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Global CO2 emissions could fall by up to 7% this year amid pandemic: Research

Economic Times May 19,2020

The study, by a group of scientists from institutions in Europe, the United States and Australia, analysed daily CO2 emissions across 69 countries, 50 U.S. states, 30 Chinese provinces, six economic s...

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COVID-19: IIT Delhi team develops 'risk index' for implementing state-wise lockdown

Economic Times May 18,2020

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here has come up with a data science driven identification and mitigation framework for implementing state-by-state lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19,...

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Early blood clot tests may help save critically ill COVID-19 patients from stroke, shows study

Economic Times May 18,2020

The body's natural clotting factors can form too much clot, or eventually not be able to effectively form any clot, leading to many issues. However, in patients with COVID-19, the researchers said, th...

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Spraying disinfectants can be 'harmful', says WHO

Economic Times May 17,2020

Spraying chlorine or other toxic chemicals on people can cause eye and skin irritation, bronchospasm and gastrointestinal effects. The organisation is also warning against the systematic spraying and...

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ISRO to tap startups to build local tech for Gaganyaan, future missions

Economic Times May 17,2020

Last month, Isro identified a set of 17 technologies that it invited researchers to develop locally at lower costs for use in its Gaganyaan missions.

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ISRO facilities to open for startups, private firms; new geospatial policy soon

Economic Times May 16,2020

India will allow private firms and startups to use facilities of ISRO to build satellites and rockets.

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Previously known antiviral drug can speed up recovery of COVID-19 patients: Study

Economic Times May 16,2020

According to the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, treatment with the drug interferon(IFN)- α2b may significantly accelerate virus clearance and reduce levels of inflammatory p...

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India can avoid 72 per cent of projected COVID-19 cases by closing red light areas: Report

Economic Times May 16,2020

They said Indians are at a much lower risk of getting COVID-19 if red light areas are kept closed after the lockdown until an effective treatment or vaccine for COVID-19 is developed. The scientists s...

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All the Covid-19 symptoms you didn’t know about

Economic Times May 12,2020

Covid is now emerging as a pathogen capable of harming in a myriad of unexpected, and sometimes lethal, ways.

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IIT-G, Duke-NUS of Singapore carry out data-driven assessment of COVID-19 situation in India

Economic Times May 11,2020

Based on the assumption that a report solely based on any one model can be misleading, the research factors in the exponential, the logistic, and the Susceptible Infectious Susceptible (SIS) models, a...

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IIT, Singapore medical school develop alternative model to assess COVID-19 situation in states

Economic Times May 10,2020

The data-science model, developed by the team, is a combination of all three different models being used in the country at present. The model predicts the cases as per logistics method and exponential...

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Virus delay, early ice melt challenge Arctic science mission

Economic Times May 10,2020

For a while, the international mission looked like it might have to be called off, as country after country went into lockdown because of the virus, scuppering plans to bring fresh supplies and crew t...

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CSIR submits 53 genome sequences of coronavirus to global body; to share 450 more by May 15

Economic Times May 07,2020

CSIR's Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad and Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh are currently sequenci...

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Intensive farming may increase risk of epidemics, scientists warn

Economic Times May 06,2020

The scientists, including those from the University of Sheffield in the UK, said overuse of antibiotics, high animal numbers, and low genetic diversity caused by intensive farming techniques increase ...

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