The actual caseload of COVID-19 in the country is only 342,756, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday adding that only 1.94 per cent of the cases are in ICUs, 0.35 per cent cases are on ventilators and 2.81 per cent cases are on Oxygen beds.
The human trial of India's first anti-COVID vaccine - Covaxin, which is being developed by Bharat Biotech - started at Rohtak's Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences today, Haryana Health and 德扑圈apphome Minister Anil Vij said.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has posted a long thread on Twitter in reply to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's criticism of the centre's handling of foreign affairs. In the tweets that took on Mr Gandhi's questions point by point, the Foreign Minister ended his counter-attack with the suggestion, "Ask yourself".
A day after India termed the second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav as "neither meaningful nor credible," Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Islamabad is willing to provide a third meeting with Mr Jadhav, according to the Pakistani media.
The ramp of the American-made C-130J Super Hercules opens slowly as the four-engine transport aircraft comes to a steady airspeed high above the icy mountains of Ladakh. The dark cargo hold then brightens up with ambient light. Within seconds, a paratrooper wearing a oxygen mask runs towards the edge of the ramp, gives a brief thumbs-up, and then jumps. One by one more paratroopers follow. Behind them the mountains of Ladakh roll by slowly.
A whopping 31.6 lakh people are currently in quarantine across the country as ities made concerted efforts to check the spread of the novel coronavirus which has infected over 10 lakh people so far, officials said on Friday.
The opposition parties in Bihar have written a joint letter to the Election Commission asking to ensure an "equal opportunity" in the state election due in October-November. The opposition parties said the Election Commission should ensure the twin goals are met - safety of voters from COVID-19, and free and fair election.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Friday attacked the NDA government over its handling of the economy, alleging the BJP-led dispensation has caused nine successive quarters of economic decline and an impending recession in 2020-21.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that at a time when cases are rapidly rising, the Yogi Adityanath dispensation must adopt transparent policies instead of making false claims.
In suffocating full protective gear inside an intensive care unit with no air conditioning, doctor Showkat Nazir Wani is risking his life battling brutal heat and treating coronavirus patients. Almost 100 doctors in India have died since the pandemic began, working punishingly long hours in temperatures that can top 40 degrees Celsius.
The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Maharashtra government to state its position on a petition seeking compensation for families of frontline workers who died after contracting COVID-19 infection on duty.
The CPI(M) has alleged that the gold smuggling case in Kerala is being used by the BJP and the Congress-led UDF to destabilise the LDF government in the state and the issue is being used to target Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Specialist doctors have been called in to address the neurological problems faced by jailed Maoist ideologue and revolutionary writer Varavara Rao, who is being treated for COVID-19 at south Mumbai's St George Hospital. Neurologists from JJ Hospital, where he was earlier admitted, are expected to visit him later today, hospital officials said.
Raksha Bandhan Date 2020: The festival celebrating the beautiful bond of brothers and sisters is observed across the country. Raksha Bandhanis a day to indulge and feel loved in the company of family and friends, and as with most Indian festivals, food and gifts are a big part of Raksha Bandhan. This year Raksha Bandhan is on August 3.