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China Supports Vaccine Patent Waiver Plan Proposed By India, South Africa

China Supports Vaccine Patent Waiver Plan Proposed By India, South Africa

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Beijing

China, which is actively pursuing vaccine diplomacy, said on Monday that it is "supportive" of India and South Africa's proposal for a temporary waiver of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for coronavirus vaccines.

US Lawmakers Introduces Resolution To Support India During Covid Crisis

US Lawmakers Introduces Resolution To Support India During Covid Crisis

Press Trust of India | Monday May 17, 2021, Washington

A group of US lawmakers has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives, urging the Biden administration to continue to ramp up efforts to assist India in its fight against COVID19.

Tension In Haryana District After 27-Year-Old Kidnapped, Beaten To Death

Tension In Haryana District After 27-Year-Old Kidnapped, Beaten To Death

Reported by Mohammed Ghazali, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday May 17, 2021, Chandigarh

A 27-year-old gym instructor's kidnapping and subsequent death sparked tension in Haryana's Nuh district. The police had to baton-charge mobs angry over the killing and fire in the air to disperse them.

CoWIN Portal In Hindi, Other Languages From Next Week: Centre

CoWIN Portal In Hindi, Other Languages From Next Week: Centre

Press Trust of India | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

The CoWIN portal will be made available in Hindi and 14 regional languages by next week, while 17 more laboratories will be added to the INSACOG network to monitor the variants of COVID-19, the health ministry said on Monday.

Plasma Therapy Dropped As Treatment For COVID-19 By Government Task Force

Plasma Therapy Dropped As Treatment For COVID-19 By Government Task Force

Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

Convalescent plasma therapy, widely used in hospitals for treating moderate and serious coronavirus patients, has been dropped from the centre's list of recommended lines of treatment for COVID-19.

Assam Reports Record 92 Covid Deaths, Locks Down Travel Within State

Assam Reports Record 92 Covid Deaths, Locks Down Travel Within State

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Monday May 17, 2021, Guwahati

Assam on Monday registered 92 COVID-19 fatalities, its highest so far in a single-day. The state also reported 6,394 new Covid cases, which is also its biggest in a 24-hour period. Of the new cases, 1,100 were from Guwahati.

Kerala Government's Swearing-In Thursday, "Restricted To 500 Invitees"

Kerala Government's Swearing-In Thursday, "Restricted To 500 Invitees"

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Monday May 17, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

The newly-elected CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front government in Kerala will be sworn-in on Thursday at the Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, with number of invitees restricted to 500, according to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

#MeToo Case Resurfaces Against Minister As Punjab Rebel Crisis Escalates

#MeToo Case Resurfaces Against Minister As Punjab Rebel Crisis Escalates

Reported by Mohammad Ghazali, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday May 17, 2021

As Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh faces a full-fledged revolt in his government, his in-house critics have accused him of hounding them with vigilance inquiries and "old cases".

Businessman Navneet Kalra Sent To 3-Day Police Custody In Oxygen Hoarding Case

Businessman Navneet Kalra Sent To 3-Day Police Custody In Oxygen Hoarding Case

Press Trust of India | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

A Delhi Court on Monday sent businessman Navneet Kalra to police custody for three days in connection with allegedly black marketing and hoarding oxygen concentrators amid the coronavirus pandemic.

PM Modi Speaks To Doctors About Their Suggestions On Covid

PM Modi Speaks To Doctors About Their Suggestions On Covid

Press Trust of India | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with doctors from across the country about their learnings and suggestions on COVID-19.

Denied Ayushman Benefit, Covid Patient Dies. Bhopal Hospital Gets Notice

Denied Ayushman Benefit, Covid Patient Dies. Bhopal Hospital Gets Notice

Reported by Anurag Dwary, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday May 17, 2021, Bhopal

Bhopal's Chirayu Hospital refused Ayushman Bharat benefits to a Covid patient who later passed away. The facility has now been issued a show cause notice for its action.

Remdesivir Production Capacity Increased to 119 Lakh Vials Per Month: Government

Remdesivir Production Capacity Increased to 119 Lakh Vials Per Month: Government

ANI | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

With the sudden increase in cases during the second wave of the pandemic, the government said it has increased the production of anti-viral drug Remdesivir to 119 lakh vials per month.

50 Doctors Reported Dead In 1 Day From Covid Across India: Medical Body

50 Doctors Reported Dead In 1 Day From Covid Across India: Medical Body

Written by Sukirti Dwivedi | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

Anas Mujahid, 26, a junior Resident Doctor at Delhi's Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital -- a dedicated Covid specialty -- died within hours of testing positive due to Covid.

3 Iconic Delhi Buildings Set To Be Demolished For Central Vista Project

3 Iconic Delhi Buildings Set To Be Demolished For Central Vista Project

Written by Sukirti Dwivedi | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

Delhi's the National Museum, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and the National Archives Annexe are set to be demolished as part of the centre's Rs 20,000 crore Central Vista project.

Tauktae: Why Are Tropical Cyclones Increasing In Arabian Sea

Tauktae: Why Are Tropical Cyclones Increasing In Arabian Sea

Agence France-Presse | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

A powerful cyclonic system, Tauktae, is expected to make landfall in Gujarat late Monday after barrelling up the Arabian Sea in the Indian Ocean.