Trump says he likes ‘great gentleman' PM Modi

Trump says he likes ‘great gentleman' PM Modi

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | Washington

Reflecting upon his love and affection for India and the good rapport he has with its leader, US President Donald Trump has said that he likes Prime Minister Narendra Modi and termed him a "great gentleman". Prime Minister Modi is one of the few world leaders, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

Nearly 30 groups in India trying to develop vaccines

Friday, 29 May 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Nearly 30 groups in India, ranging from big industry players to individual academics, are trying to develop vaccines to fight coronavirus, Principal Scientific Adviser K VijayRaghavan said on Thursday. Of these 30, 20 are working at a good pace, he said. “About 30 groups in India, big industry to individual academics are...

Soon test that detects viral particle’s presence is on anvil: Vijayraghavan

Friday, 29 May 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Principal Scientific Adviser Dr K  Vijayraghavan on Thursday said the RT-PCR test — the gold standard in India—looks for viral genetic material but soon a test that detects the viral particle’s presence is on the anvil. “As for testing and diagnosis, a new kind of test is likely to come up...

India: HCQ to be used with full responsibility

Friday, 29 May 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Even as Italy, Belgium and France have stopped usage of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) amid WHO’s concerns over its safety aspects, India on Thursday reiterated that it will continue to use it as it has been recommended as prophylaxis with full responsibility, and as per the clinical protocol the drug might be...

Cabinet Secy reviews 13 worst-hit cities

Friday, 29 May 2020 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Three days ahead of Lockdown-4 to end, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday held a meeting with Chief Secretaries of States, and 13 Municipal Commissioners and District Magistrates of most Covid-19-affected cities. These 13 cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, are having 70 per cent of the positive cases in...

Chinese students to fly back to China from Mysuru

Friday, 29 May 2020 | Kestur Vasuki | BENGALURU

As the face off continue between Indian and Chinese troops at four points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh  and Sikkim, around hundred Chinese students studying in Mysore University at Southern city of Mysuru will fly back to China in June as the University has decided to...

Andhra tally at 2,841 as 54 more test +ve

Friday, 29 May 2020 | PNS | Amaravati

Despite intensive containment measures, fresh Covid-19  cases continue to surface in Andhra Pradesh with unfailing regularity. On Thursday the state reported 54 positive cases, which includes four persons that had travel histories to the Koyambedu market in Chennai. With the addition of 54 new cases over the past 24 hours, the...

With 827 new cases, TN breaches 19,000 mark

Friday, 29 May 2020 | Kumar Chellappan | KOCHI

There was no respite for Tamil Nadu or Chennai on Thursday as the number of persons tested positive for coronavirus in the State reached 19,372. The State saw 827 persons testing positive for the pandemic and 12 persons succumbing to the disease. The death tally in Tamil Nadu due to coronavirus...

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