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Day: October 13, 2020

India

Assam Covid Curve “Flattening”: Health Minister, Durga Puja SOP Released

Assam has logged over 1.95 lakh Covid cases so far (File)Guwahati: The coronavirus curve in Assam has begun to flatten, the state government said Tuesday, pointing to a steep decline in the positivity rate - from over 8 per cent in mid-September to 1.41 per cent yesterday. The state also pointed to a high recovery rate - around 85 per cent, which compares favourably with the national average of 86.8 per cent."Over the last ten days Assam has seen a steady decline in Covid transmission... both in the number of cases and positivity rate. Yesterday the positivity rate was 1.41 per cent. Perhaps we could see a flattening of the curve here after," Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told NDTV.The state government said it had adopted "targeted testing" - in which over three lakh people are te...
Business

IMF on Indian Economy: Indian economy to contract by 10.3% in 2020; to bounce back with 8.8% growth in 2021 | India Business News – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The Indian economy, severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is projected to contract by a massive 10.3 per cent this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. However, India is likely to bounce back with an impressive 8.8 per cent growth rate in 2021, thus regaining the position of the fastest growing emerging economy, surpassing China's projected growth rate of 8.2 per cent, the IMF said in its latest 'World Economic Outlook' report. Released ahead of the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the report said global growth would contract by 4.4 per cent this year and bounce back to 5.2 per cent in 2021. America's economy is projected to contract by 5.8 per cent in 2020 and grow by 3.9 per cent the next year, the IMF said. China is the only country, am...
Health and Lifestyle

Rules you need to follow for a perfect live-in relationship | The Times of India

Ready to take your relationship to the next level? But wait, hold on, I’m not talking about marriage because that’s what you’re probably thinking. If the thought of marriage scares you then live-in relationships can be the best option out there for you! For couples who get excited about the thought of living together, this can be a very feasible option. Mostly, if you’re looking to spend more tie with your partner and analyse the pros and cons if you’re to tie the knot, then live-in relations can provide you with the best perspective. Daily life schedules and work hours can keep both of you apart and for some, it can be really painful. For couples who fear permanent commitment, live-in relationships can be the midway solution. What’s best? You no longer have to spend time deciding dates...
India

Dr Reddy’s Reapplies For Clinical Trials Of Russian Covid Vaccine: Report

Dr Reddy's reapplies for phases 2,3 clinical trials of Russian COVID-19 vaccine (Representational)New Delhi: The Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy's Laboratories has reapplied to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking permission to conduct combined phases 2 and 3 human clinical trials of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in India.The firm has now submitted a revised protocol for carrying out the clinical trials, sources told PTI.The Subject Expert Committee on COVID-19 at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) on October 5 had deliberated on the application put up by the firm and had asked it to re-apply stating it will have to conduct both phases 2 and 3 clinical trials and cannot directly hold phase-3 trial for the vaccine in India.The pharmaceutical company...
Career and Education

EMERGING MODEL OF EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMICS AND FUTURISTIC PEDAGOGIES – Times of India

Preparing the next generation to sail smoothly through the unpredictable is the newest norm of 21st century education. The gone by era’s 3 Rs have paved the way for new clan's 4Cs- Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. Education, hence, must weave harmony of synchronous and asynchronous learning models to modulate best student centric practices. With quality delivery and collaborative approach, Gurukul The School, Ghaziabad is a known educational hub where values are seeded, responsibility is harboured and thirst for knowledge is kindled in the learners. This rising icon of pioneering outlook ranks among the country's top leading institutes and stands with grit on multiple parameters of excellence. This school has over the years established a repute for comm...
Career and Education

DU Online Admissions 2020: Official Portal Slows Down on Day 2 Hampering Process

File photo of Delhi University campus.Ramjas College principal Manoj Khanna said the university admission portal was slow in the initial few hours and it was only after 2 pm that the speed increased.PTI New DelhiLast Updated: October 13, 2020, 11:18 PM ISTFOLLOW US ON:Slow speed of the online admission portal of Delhi University hampered the process of admission to undergraduate courses on Tuesday, a college principal said. The university's first completely-online admission process began on Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 19,000 applications being received on the first day.Only 1,628 of the applications received on Monday have been approved. Ramjas College principal Manoj Khanna said the university admission portal was slow in the initial few hours and it was only a...
India

47 Per Cent COVID-19 Deaths In India Aged Below 60 Years: Centre

Coronavirus is a respiratory virus and these viruses attack more in winter, Health Ministry said.New Delhi: About 47 per cent of the COVID-19 deaths in the country have been recorded among those aged below 60 years, the Centre said on Tuesday and cautioned against any laxity towards taking precautions, stating that respiratory diseases escalate in winter.Addressing a press briefing, Secretary in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said about 70 per cent COVID-19 victims in the country have been men and 30 per cent women.About 53 per cent of the victims were aged 60 years and above, he said, reiterating that elderly people and those with comorbidities are at high risk."Also, 35 per cent deaths were recorded in the age group of 45-60 years, 10 per cent in the age group of 26-44 years and o...
India

Shivraj Singh Chouhan “Acts” Better Than Bollywood Actors, Says Kamal Nath

The BJP and Congress are engaged in a bitter fight ahead of bypolls for assembly seats on November 3.Guna: Congress leader Kamal Nath said the way Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan acts, even Bollywood actors like Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan will "feel the heat."At a bypoll campaign rally in Bamori in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh today, Mr Nath said: "Earlier he was known as Mama. But the way he acts, even actors like Salman and Shahrukh will feel the heat. If he (Shivraj Singh Chouhan) goes to Mumbai, these superstars will be in his shadow," Nath said.The BJP and Congress are engaged in a bitter tussle ahead of bypolls for 28 Assembly seats scheduled for November 3.Mr Nath was campaigning for BJP-turned-Congressman KL Agrawal who is taking on Congressman-turned-B...
Sports

IPL 2020: Chris Gayle Confirms He Will Play RCB vs KXIP Game In Sharjah | Cricket News

IPL 2020, RCB vs KXIP: Chris Gayle had missed the last game due to stomach infection.© Instagram Kings XI Punjab's (KXIP) opening batsman Chris Gayle on Tuesday confirmed that he will play against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday. KXIP and RCB will go against each other on October 15 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The left-handed batsman was admitted to the hospital, but he has now recovered from stomach infection and is currently training wit...