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Fresh Covid Cases In India Surge Past 37K In Last 24 Hours; 648 Deaths Recorded

Aug 25, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The active cases comprise 0.99 per cent of the total infections.

Covid-19: Noted ICMR Scientist Rules Out Third Wave Predictions In India

Aug 25, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The spread of infection during the second wave was not evenly distributed in every district in the country.

What Are The Covid Entry Rules For Travellers To European Countries?

The hospitality sector in Europe is breathing a sigh of relief. Many countries have eased restrictions on everday life, making tourism possible again. DW Travel offers a brief recap of what rules apply in the EU.

New Covid Update: You Can Now Book Vaccination Appointments On WhatsApp

Aug 24, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

On August 5, MyGov and WhatsApp had introduced the ability for users to download vaccine certificates from the chatbot

Covid: India Logs 25,467 Fresh Cases, Active Cases Now Account For Below 1%

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,17,20,112, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.

24 August, 2021

Covid Explained: How Will Delta Evolve? Here’s What The Theory Tells Us

Outlook Web Bureau

Covid explained: New viral strains can also develop via recombination, when viruses acquire genes from other viruses or even from their hosts.

23 August, 2021

At 97.63%, India Sees Highest Recovery Rate Since March Last Year

Outlook Web Bureau

The active cases have declined to 3,33,924, the lowest in 155 days, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 97.63 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said.

20 August, 2021

Do I Need A Booster If I Got The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine?

Associated Press (AP)

All the vaccines used in the U.S. — including the J&J vaccine — still are doing their job of preventing hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.

19 August, 2021

What Is Being Done To Distribute Covid Vaccines Globally?

Associated Press (AP)

COVAX was created last year to try and ensure vaccines are distributed fairly and is led by public health agencies including the World Health Organization.

19 August, 2021

Explained: Why Lambda Variant Is Critical Even While World Is Struggling To Deal With Delta

Dr. Sulaiman Ladhani

Kappa is a sub-lineage of B.1.617 variant, first reported in Maharashtra, India, in October 2020.

19 August, 2021

Covid: India Logs 36,401 Fresh Cases, Lowest In 149 Days

Outlook Web Bureau

A reduction of 3,286 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.


19 August, 2021

Online Registration Made Mandatory For People Visiting Himachal

Outlook Web Bureau

Children below 18 years of age, if accompanied by parents or guardians with vaccination certificate for both doses or negative RTPCR/RAT reports are exempted from e-registration

19 August, 2021

What Do We Know About Booster Shots For Covid-19?

Associated Press (AP)

Researchers and health officials have been monitoring the real-world performance of the COVID-19 vaccines to see how long protection lasts among vaccinated people.

18 August, 2021

Covid: New Zealand Begins A Three-Day Lockdown After Single Virus Case Found

Associated Press (AP)

New Zealand has reported just 26 virus deaths since the pandemic began.

17 August, 2021

Covid: India Reports 25,166 Fresh Cases, Lowest In 154 Days

Outlook Web Bureau

Out of the new cases, Kerala reported 12,294 new cases, 142 deaths while Maharashtra had 4,145 new infections and 101 fatalities.

17 August, 2021

Covid-19: Countries That Fully Vaccinated More Than Half Of Their Population Report Low Deaths

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Speedy inoculation is protecting a significant percentage of the infected population from developing severe disease and causing death.

16 August, 2021

Explained: Here’s Why Mixing Two Covid-19 Vaccines Should Happen, Or Why Not

Outlook Web Bureau

The benefits of mixing two vaccines are to prevent the development of immunity by the virus against a viral vector-based vaccine.


13 August, 2021

Covid: Delhi Records Zero Fatality, Ninth Time Since Onset Of Second Wave

Outlook Web Bureau

This is the ninth time, since the starting of the second wave of the pandemic in the national capital that zero fatality has been logged in a day.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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