‘Intensify door-to-door screening’ – The Hindu

District Collector Shreya P. Singh asked local bodies to intensify door-to-door screening and ensure that persons with symptoms such as fever and cough to undergo COVID-19 testing at the earliest. Reviewing containment measures along with Superintendent of Police Saroj Kumar Thakur here on Tuesday, Ms. Singh asked officials take action against persons violating COVID-19 safety …

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Coronavirus | Day after record vaccination, M.P.’s numbers plummet

After administering a record-breaking 16.9 lakh vaccine doses on single day on Monday — the highest among all States — Madhya Pradesh plummeted to a record low of only 4,563 shots on Tuesday, according to data on the CoWin portal . India posted an all-time high of 89 lakh doses on Monday, the first day …

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Rural areas administered more doses than urban in record vaccination on June 21: Government | India News

NEW DELHI: As India achieved a “historic milestone” of administering 88.09 lakh coronavirus vaccine doses in a single day on June 21, nearly 64 per cent of the jabs were given in rural areas, the government said on Tuesday, and noted that it has been made possible through “synchronised, well- orchestrated, converged approach” between the …

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Power consumers asked to send images of meter reading

Since door-to-door-assessment cannot be carried out by Tangedco officials for the month of June, consumers have been asked to send images of meter reading to local officials for calculation of bills. A release from K. Indirani, Superintending Engineer, Erode Electricity Distribution Circle, said that bill period for the month of June, 2019 can be paid …

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Covid-19 deaths under-reported in UP: Akhilesh | India News

LUCKNOW: Citing statistics collected through Right to Information (RTI) from 24 districts, Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday accused the ruling BJP of fudging figures and ‘grossly under-reporting’ deaths due to novel coronavirus by up to 43 times than the actual toll in UP. “Actually, it seems that the BJP is trying to …

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Indian students of Australian universities in dire straits

Most will not return to the country till mid-2022 and are resigned to taking online classes When 19-year old Pranavi Jamwal got admission last year into one of the world’s top ten political science programmes at Australia’s top university which has produced Nobel Laureates and Prime Ministers, she was thrilled. The only problem? Rather than …

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Rahul Gandhi uses ‘white paper’ to attack Centre on Covid mismanagement; BJP hits back, blames it on Congress-ruled states | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday released a “white paper” on the Centre’s mishandling of the Covid crisis evoking very strong reactions from BJP leaders, who said it was the Congress-ruled states that made the second Covid wave. Rahul Gandhi said the Congress white paper is a blueprint on how to react to …

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Kabul-Taliban talks have not resulted in any reduction in violence: Jaishankar

We must ensure Afghan territory is not used by terrorist groups to threaten or attack any other country, he says. Talks between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban have not resulted in any reduction in violence, said External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, pointing out that reports from the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) showed …

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First-ever genetically modified rubber planted in Assam

Rubber Research Institute of India had developed the plant tailored for the climatic conditions in the Northeast. A Rubber Board research farm on the outskirts of Guwahati now sports the world’s first genetically modified (GM) rubber plant tailored for the climatic conditions in the Northeast. The GM rubber has additional copies of the gene MnSOD, …

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