The Earth will experience its second equinox of the year on September 22 — marking the first official day of fall.During its two annual equinoxes, the Earth, will be perpendicular to the sun’s rays and will create a moment where night and day are almost exactly equal.Over the next few weeks,...
As coronavirus infections continue to dip for the third consecutive week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for a speedy delivery of Covid-19 vaccine once they are developed. Charing a high-level meet, the PM called for using the election infrastructure of the country for the speedy delivery of the vaccines. His remarks come on day the country’s drug controller allowed clinical trials of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine candidate and the Serum Institute of India, which is to manufacture the Oxford vaccine candidate, said that India may get a Covid-19 vaccine by March next year. Top stories in this editorji evening playlist.
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From the Union government lifting restrictions on the export of N-95/FFP2 face masks, to India ranking fourth in a survey of public perception regarding response to the pandemic - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 outbreak. The central government released guidelines for gatherings as festival season approaches. The standard operating procedure involves mandatory use of masks, social distancing and CCTVs at event sites to monitor compliance. Event premises are also expected to have isolation rooms in case an infected person is found. The Drugs Controller General of India has asked Dr Reddy's Laboratories to file a revised protocol to conduct Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of Russian vaccine Sputnik V in the country. Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund said that the economic downturn caused by the pandemic was not as bad as originally feared, thanks to government spending measures. Watch the full video for the other updates regarding the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Equity benchmark indices were down on September 30. At 10:00 am, the BSE was down by 95 points or 0.25 per cent and was trading at 37,876, while Nifty was trading also dipped by 7 points or -0.06 per cent at 11,215. The top gainers in the BSE include Sun Pharma, HUL and Asian Paints. SunPharma was trading up with shares at Rs 512 points up by 1.57 per cent, HUL was at Rs 2,055 and Asian Paints at Rs 1,979. Top gainers at NSE included CIPLA, Dr Reddy and Divi's Laboratories Limited. CIPLA was trading at Rs 789 up by 3.49 per cent, Dr Reddy at Rs 5,225 up by 2.77 per cent and Divi's Laboratories Limited was trading at Rs 3,119.
A vaccine trial participant for Astrazeneca's Covid-19 candidate vaccine has died in Brazil, but the trials won't stop. Some reports say that the person who died had not received the vaccine shot yet...
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India is likely to have a Covid vaccine by early next year. Harsh Vardhan made the statement in a meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM). "Early next year..
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