A first scientific analysis has presented the first signs of community-level protection against Covid-19 emerging in India. The scientists attached with various government institutions tracked new cases in Pune from areas with different — high and low — seroprevalence after 45 days of the serosurvey and found significantly fewer cases emerging in areas with high seroprevalence and more cases from areas with low seroprevalence.
Significantly, they also found 85 per cent of the seropositive people have neutralising or protective antibodies — another measurement done for the first time in India. Pune, with over 3.4 lakh confirmed Covid-19 cases, has been one of the country’s worst hit cities.
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AAP Govt Taking Important Steps To Restructure SCERT, DIET: Sisodia
IN a bid to provide quality education to students of Delhi schools and train the teachers, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is taking important steps to restructure the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and The District Institute of Education and Training (DIET). The restructuring plan is likely to boost employment opportunities for teaching professionals as the government has increased the posts in the SCERT from 509 to 1,295 and from 240 to more than 700 in the DIET as per National Council of Education Research Training (NCERT) standards.
Present Shade: Colour Of History
Pantone’s Colour of the Year has always acted as a mood board for the fashion and design industry as well as the fashion enthusiasts. So when Pantone announced two colours for 2021 – the Ultimate Grey and the sunshine hued Illuminating – because they knew that after a going through a gloomy phase, people needed something extra to start the new year with. Here’s what experts from different fields feel about the colour and tell how these colours can be put to use:
Newly Made Up
WHILE a lot of brands had to shut their shops owing to Covid-19, multi-brand fashion e-commerce platform Nykaa Fashion has started the year on a happy note, with the opening of its first brick and mortar store at the bustling Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, in Delhi on Tuesday.
Beat This: Changing Sounds In The Same Place
CHEVRON, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, defines a V-shaped line or stripe, especially one on the sleeve of a uniform indicating rank or length of service. Sergeants typically have chevrons, for instance.
Modi's Trusted Officer Joins BJP In UP, Talks Of Taking Deputy CM Role Surface
FORMER bureaucrat AK Sharma joined the ruling BJP in Lucknow on Thursday, days after he took voluntary retirement ahead of his scheduled retirement in July 2022.
Pollution-free water fundamental right, state bound to ensure it: SC
Supreme Court takes cognisance of pollution in the Yamuna, issues notice to Haryana govt
Trump's GOP Wall Crumbles Prior To Impeachment Vote
Top Republicans finally see their chance to purge him from the party
Farmers Modify Tractors To Tackle Obstacles On R-Day
AS the government prepares for the Republic Day parade on Rajpath, the farmers, too, are readying for the tractor parade on January 26 to mark their protest against the agri laws.
Covaxin Reaches 11 Cities For Phase 1 Of Vaccination
Bharat Biotech announced the successful air-shipment of Covaxin to 11 cities as India prepares to begin its inoculation drive against coronavirus on Saturday.
All 3 MCDs Ban Sale, Storage Of Poultry Products
THE North, South and East Delhi Municipal Corporations on Wednesday banned the sale and storage of poultry or processed chicken meat due to the rise in bird flu cases.
YOGA & PEACE
DEEPAK CHOPRA speaks with DAAJI about the role Yoga has to play in bringing about world peace. This is an excerpt from their conversation broadcast on International Day of Peace, September 21, 2020. That documentary is available at https://heartfulness.org/en/international-day-of-peace/.
Create the habit of meditation
CHIRAG KULKARNI, Co-Founder and CMO of Medly Pharmacies in the USA, speaks with RISHIKA SHARMA about creating a regular meditation practice, so as to make it a habit. He also shares how meditation has benefited both his personal and professional life.
SHIA'S PRIVATE TEMPLE OF DOOM!
Indiana Jones gig derailed by abuse scandal
"Food Raconteur” Ashok Nageshwaran wants to tell you a story.
THE MAKING OF A MODEL MINORITY
Indian Americans rarely stop to ask why our entrance into American society has been so rapid—or to consider what we have in common with other nonwhite Americans.
In 2017, DR. VANDANA SHIVA spoke with KIM HUGHES about the sacredness of the Earth, the work she has been doing to bring awareness and change in the field of sustainable agriculture, and the importance of understanding our interconnectedness with Nature, and how we can change the way we eat.
DIAMONDS - A Luxury Gem Steeped in Fact & Fable
The diamond is one fabled gemstone! For example, google “Hope Diamond” to see all the legends associated with just this one stone said to bring misfortune to its owners.
Brown Sugaa and Medusa
Brown Sugaa and Medusa
CHINA DEMANDS INDIA RESCIND APP BAN AMID BORDER TENSION
China on Wednesday demanded India rescind a ban on more Chinese mobile phone apps amid tension between Beijing and other governments over technology and security.