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Lakshadweep Filmmaker Ayesha Sultana Booked For Sedition For Spreading False News On Covid-19 In UT

Lakshadweep Filmmaker Ayesha Sultana Booked For Sedition For Spreading False News On Covid-19 In UT

Highlights: Earlier in the day, the BJP held a protest on the islands, asking that the filmmaker be punished. Sultana, a filmmaker and actor from Lakshadweep, has collaborated with a number of Malayalam filmmakers. Sultana is…

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Unplanned Vaccination Can Promote Mutant Strains Of Coronavirus: Health Experts To PM Modi

Unplanned Vaccination Can Promote Mutant Strains Of Coronavirus: Health Experts To PM Modi

Highlights: Mutant strains can also be triggered by mass, indiscriminate, and inadequate vaccination: Report ‘People who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 infection do not need to be vaccinated,’ report added. The report also said that…

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No Mask For Children Under 5, No Remdesivir; Govt Issues Covid-19 Guideline For Children

No Mask For Children Under 5, No Remdesivir; Govt Issues Covid-19 Guideline For Children

Highlights: Masks are not required for children under the age of five: DGHS Children above the age of 12 must wear masks just like adults. Remdesivir should not be used to treat children. The need…

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Ahmedabad Prepares Itself For 3rd COVID-19 Wave, Conducting Survey To Find Vulnerable Children

Ahmedabad Prepares Itself For 3rd COVID-19 Wave, Conducting Survey To Find Vulnerable Children

Highlights: Ahmedabad readies itself for potential 3rd COVID-19 wave Health Officer Sandhya Rathod said authorities have already begun screening children between 0-4 of age Paediatric surveys will help in data updation and identifying which children…

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More Than 3,000 Children Orphaned, 26,000 Lost A Parent Since April 2020 Due To Covid: Panel

More Than 3,000 Children Orphaned, 26,000 Lost A Parent Since April 2020 Due To Covid: Panel

Highlights: Of the 30,071 children, 15,620 are boys, 14,447 girls and four are transgenders. The majority of the children, 11,815, are between the ages of 8 and 13, with 5,107 being between the ages of…

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New Covid-19 Variant B.1.1.28.2 Detected In India By NIV Pune

New Covid-19 Variant B.1.1.28.2 Detected In India By NIV Pune

Highlights: Nasal/throat swabs from overseas travellers from the United Kingdom and Brazil were used to isolate the variation. The isolate’s pathogenicity was tested in a Syrian hamster model and compared with B.1 variant. The research was…

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Amid Shortage, People From Delhi & Haryana Traveling To Meerut For Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose

Amid Shortage, People From Delhi & Haryana Traveling To Meerut For Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose

Highlights: Delhi has halted immunisation programs for adults aged 18 to 44 due to a scarcity of vaccine doses. On May 1, the Centre began a nationwide Covid vaccination campaign for persons aged 18 to…

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WhatsApp Making Users Accept Privacy Policy Through ‘Trick Consent’: Centre Tells Delhi HC

WhatsApp Making Users Accept Privacy Policy Through ‘Trick Consent’: Centre Tells Delhi HC

Highlights: The Centre has asked the high court to grant an interim order prohibiting WhatsApp from sending ‘push notifications’ to users in connection to the updated 2021 privacy policy. According to the central government, WhatsApp…

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Centre Signs Deal With Biological-E For Second Made In India Covid-19 Vaccine

Centre Signs Deal With Biological-E For Second Made In India Covid-19 Vaccine

Highlights: The health ministry would pay Biological-E, a Hyderabad-based company, an advance payment of Rs. 1500 crore. According to the Centre, the vaccine from Biological-E is expected to be available in the coming months. From…

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E-Pass Mandatory In Maharashtra For Inter-District Travel; How To Apply And More

E-Pass Mandatory In Maharashtra For Inter-District Travel; How To Apply And More

Highlights: People who want to travel outside their districts in Maharashtra are required to get an e-pass. Maharashtra has extended the ongoing lockdown till June 15th due to current active Covid-19 cases. This rule does…