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The new regulations will start from mid-February and allow the CNMV to specifically monitor advertising for all types of crypto assets and to include warnings about risks involved in such investment. [...]

Late last month the ACM ordered Apple to make changes for apps on offer in the Apple App Store in the Netherlands by Jan. 15 or face fines. [...]

The FAA has warned that potential interference could affect sensitive airplane instruments such as altimeters and significantly hamper low-visibility operations. [...]

Russia upped the ante late last year in its efforts to increase pressure on Big Tech, handing massive, revenue-based fines to Google and Meta Platforms. [...]

Quantum computers are considered a future technology by research centers and companies which are heavily investing in developing working quantum systems. [...]

The smart sensor platform can sense a user’s real-time respiration rate, heart rate and mask wear time. It uses a tiny magnet to attach to any N95, cloth or surgical face mask. [...]

Canada's auto safety regulator has opened an investigation into the heating and cooling system of Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. [...]

What is the model based on? How is it different from the prevailing system of operation? [...]

The eco-system in India for self-driving technology is flourishing, with innovation occurring at every level including sensor technology. [...]

Joshua cannot attend classes because he wears a tube in his neck due to a severe lung disease. [...]

Xi also called for regulation and standardisation to plug regulatory loopholes and prevent "monopolies and disorderly expansion of capital" in the world's second largest economy. [...]

It noted that developers were not required to use the non-Apple tools, and warned that Apple would not be able to help with safety or refunds of payments that take place outside its systems. [...]

The ministry urged Ukrainians not to panic, saying their personal information was protected. [...]

The new chairman is taking over ISRO at a time when the Central government is pushing for sweeping reforms in the space sector [...]

Having added millions of users in months, the puzzle is a new online sensation [...]

The Cupertino-based company is expected to complete the selection of an Apple Car supplier within this year, and start its full-scale development. [...]

The original, redacted lawsuit, filed in December 2021, accused Google of “anti-competitive conduct” and of teaming up with the social networking giant [...]

LanzaJet, based in Chicago, said it has nearly completedon-site engineering at its Freedom Pines Fuels Biorefinery, withplans to start producing 10 million gallons of sustainableaviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel per year fromsustainable ethanol. [...]

The attackers used phishing lures, code exploits, malware,and advanced social engineering to siphon funds out of theseorganizations’ internet-connected 'hot' wallets into NorthKorea-controlled addresses. [...]

Lawsuit alleges Facebook made billions of pounds by imposing unfair terms and conditions [...]

Should India fragment the mmWave band? Can providing excess spectrum pose a downside risk of the bands going unsold or underutilised? [...]

Nearly 78% of shareholders at the company's annual meeting voted to demand more accountability in addressing workplace sexual harassment complaints [...]

Need another reason to hate graphic card scalpers and crypto miners? ‘God of War PC ‘ will give you one, with a PC port that looks incredible. [...]

Last year, Tesla had sought a reduction in import duties on electric vehicles in India [...]

Eminent rocket scientist S. Somanath has been appointed as the new ISRO Chairman [...]

Known for his work on video games such as ‘Batman: Arkham City’ and ‘Star Citizen’, UK-based Paul Jones’ ‘The Ultimate Career Guide: Game Artist’ is the world’s first guide on how to navigate the booming gaming industry, whatever your level [...]

Often seen as a bellwether for India's more than $190 billion software services industry, Infosys said large deal wins worth $2.53 billion in the three months to the end of December had boosted its confidence. [...]

The Nigerian government suspended Twitter on June 4 after it removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists. [...]

The alleged hacks, which came amid an increasingly hostile environment in El Salvador for media and rights organizations under populist President Nayib Bukele, were discovered late last year by The Citizen Lab. [...]

Germany's Cartel Office said that it was investigating Google's Showcase product under new powers to regulate internet companies. [...]

Thieves place the AirTags in out-of-sight areas of the target vehicles when they are parked in public places. They then track the targeted vehicles to the victim’s residence, where they are stolen from the driveway. [...]

Mark Zuckerberg, PayPal’s Peggy Alfrod, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and Peter A.Thiel are a few among the other board members of Meta. [...]

Aleph did not reveal any financial terms of the investment but said Twitter's stake buy would help the company expand its educational tech platform. [...]

Last month, Intel was slammed on Chinese social media for a letter to suppliers published on its website. [...]

Besides, the growing dependence on digital systems -– which has only intensified in the past two years -- has heightened the risks posed by digital or cybersecurity threats. [...]

Most early smart gun prototypes used either fingerprint unlocking or radio frequency identification technology that enables the gun to fire only when a chip in the gun communicates with another chip worn by the user in a ring or bracelet. [...]

Google announced its plans to allow alternative payment systems in South Korea in November to comply with the amended Telecommunication Business Act. [...]

‘Official Game of The Ashes: Cricket 22’ brings the sport into a much-awaited big-budget video game; but this one has a long way to go to get close to the real thing [...]

He will remain on Signal's board and will be scouting for candidates for the permanent CEO position. [...]

Are flying taxies a viable option? What are the challenges and where will the energy source come from? [...]

Zinsner, who will assume charge on Jan. 17, joined Micron in 2018 and has more than 20 years of financial and operational experience in semiconductors and manufacturing. [...]

Take-Two said it would acquire all the outstanding shares of Zynga at $9.86 per share. Shares of Zynga rose 40.2% to $8.89 in trading before the bell on Monday. [...]

Supply chain constraints, including a global chip shortage, impacted production and were factors that contributed to Volkswagen failing to reach its ID sales goal, China chief Stephan Wollenstein said. [...]

Prices of some non-fungible tokens, crypto assets representing a digital item such as an image, video, or even land in virtual worlds, rose so fast last year that speculators sometimes 'flipped' them for a profit within days. [...]

Benedetto Vigna, a tech industry veteran and a former top executive at chip maker ST Microelectronics, took the CEO role in September with a task to drive Ferrari into the new era of cleaner, silent and interconnected mobility. [...]

Founded in 1998 to provide retail automation solutions to petroleum companies, Pine Labs now offers services and tools such as inventory management and payment terminals to merchants across Asia and the Middle East. [...]

In return, Apple would give preferential treatment to Google for all Apple devices and both the companies will hold regular secret meetings, according to the lawsuit filed. [...]

Cookies are important to websites, but they are a threat to user privacy [...]

The value of software exports from the Software Technology Parks of India units is expected to be at over Rs 5 lakh crore during FY22, almost similar levels or a tad higher than the previous year, Arvind Kumar, Director General of STPI said. [...]

In an exclusive interview with The Hindu, Shivir Chordia, Azure Business Group Lead at Microsoft India, spoke about the growing cloud ecosystem, the pandemic’s role in driving cloud adoption across different sectors, and more. [...]

The web listening feature, which will initially support replays and live rooms with replays enabled, does not require the listener to download the app or log in. [...]

Here’s our curated list of important tech news from this week in byte size. [...]

Owners of these accounts are being identified for action under the law IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said. [...]

Apple’s revenue rose more than 30% to $365.82 billion for its fiscal 2021 and its shares briefly crossed $3 trillion in market capitalisation this year. [...]

In its order, the CCI said Google dominates certain online search services in the country and may have imposed unfair conditions on news publishers. [...]

AT&T and Verizon Communications on Monday agreed to buffer zones around 50 airports to reduce the risk of disruption from potential interference to sensitive airplane instruments like altimeters. [...]

Reddit, which said it had confidentially filed for an initial public offering in December, is aiming for a valuation of over $15 billion at the time of its flotation. [...]

The social media platform, which is “expected” to be launched on February 21, is currently available for pre-order on the App Store. [...]

Metaverse has made the industry players interested in it and pushed them to start developing something around it, Counterpoint said. [...]

The German automotive firm is working with Amazon to integrate the Fire TV experience within its ‘Theatre Screen’, which comes with surround sound and 5G connectivity. [...]

Late Thursday, the FAA launched a dedicated webpage on 5G and aviation safety raising questions about potential impact on sensitive airplane electronics like altimeters. [...]

Kazakhstan became last year the world's second-largest centre for bitcoin mining after the United States, according to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, after major hub China clamped down on crypto mining activity. [...]

The primary goal of Sony-branded cars, analysts say, is to create an autonomous connected vehicle for services such as car sharing and ride hailing, which could eventually outstrip automobile sales. [...]

Meta Platforms' Facebook was also fined 60 million euros for the same reason. [...]

Crypto received by digital wallet addresses linked to illicit activity including scams, dark net markets and ransomware jumped 80% from a year earlier, Chainalysis said in a report. [...]

Honda, Japan's second-largest automaker, is set to launch anew EV brand in China this year. [...]

In a video, Mosseri showed changes to the core feed and how users can choose from the three different feeds. [...]

The government said all law enforcement agencies will stop cryptocurrency production with the cooperation of other relevant institutions. [...]

Highest growth in social commerce will be seen in developing markets such as India and Brazil, the report said. [...]

GM’s new Ultra Cruise hands-free driving system will also debut in 2023 on another new EV, the Cadillac Celestiq ultra-luxury sedan. [...]

Meta, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp as well as Facebook, said the CMA had failed to assess its offer to ensure Giphy could continue to provide services to competitors like Snapchat and TikTok on the same terms. [...]

Bitcoin was trading around $46,073 on Wednesday, having struggled to make gains after falling sharply in early December. In November, it had hit an all-time high of $69,000. [...]

Wordle is the new online word game that everyone is playing. [...]

The office began looking at Google's use of personal data in May last year and at the selection of news offered under Google News Showcase in June. [...]

The company said it is working with the tech giant to deliver a rich and immersive experience and plans to integrate software like Microsoft Mesh and Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform. [...]

The concept car uses less than 10 kWh of electrical energy to travel 100 km. When translated into fossil-fuel consumption, this is around 1 litre per 100 km. [...]

Starlink has already received over 5,000 pre-orders for its devices in India but is struggling to receive commercial licences without which it cannot offer services in the country. [...]

Qualcomm once known for its mobile phone chips has created a range of automotive offerings, from self-driving car brains to chips that operate digital dashboards and infotainment systems. [...]

Sony has already announced a prototype vehicle that is being tested on public roads. [...]

The chips are Intel’s first effort in many years in the market and will take on leader Nvidia, which had graphics chips sales of $9.8 billion in its most recent fiscal year, a 29% increase. [...]

The deal came after Google made a pledge to U.S. President Joe Biden last August to invest $10 billion in cybersecurity over the next five years, amid a significant rise in cyber attacks and data breaches. [...]

Hyundai expects to leverage its growing expertise in robotics and artificial intelligence to build out a future mobility network that links human beings in the real world with objects and tasks in the virtual world. [...]

A notice in the app said it is in a research and development pilot phase and is only available to selected users through supported institutions. [...]

The technology will enable users to start their vehicles as well as make adjustments to control the vehicles through facial expressions and hand gestures. [...]

An iPad may be configured to provide charging of a stylus through a display glass of the iPad. [...]

While the BlackBerry 10 won positive reviews from critics, the public preferred Android-based smartphones and Apple Inc's iPhone, eventually leading to BlackBerry's 2016 decision to stop making phones. [...]

Software is playing an increasing role in vehicles, from managing electric motors and batteries to supporting functions such as autonomous driving, entertainment and navigation. [...]

The carriers had faced pressure from the White House, airlines and aviation unions to delay the deployment amid concerns about potential interference of 5G with sensitive aircraft electronics that could disrupt flights. [...]

Companies will not be allowed to list abroad if the review finds that national security could be impacted. [...]

Apple has built an ecosystem of 1 billion iPhone owners who spend money on services and that it is well-positioned for future categories like self-driving cars and augmented reality. [...]

On the first day of trading in 2022, the Silicon Valley company's shares hit an intraday record high of $182.88. [...]

Moreover, it has been also helped by India specific price points offered by global players here such as Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ offering plans in India at 70-90% cheaper than the US. [...]

Amazon has long argued that Future violated the terms of its 2019 deal in deciding to sell retail assets to Reliance. [...]

WhatsApp and Facebook have challenged the CCI’s June 4 and 8, 2021, notices respectively, asking them to furnish certain information for the purpose of inquiry conducted by it [...]

Samsung claims the G8 is the world’s first monitor to feature a 4K 1000R curved screen with 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. [...]

A low-cost piece of tech to bolster Information and Communication Technology learning [...]

It was the sixth consecutive quarter that the world's most valuable automaker posted record deliveries. [...]

Over 2 million Indian accounts were banned by WhatsApp, while 500 grievance reports were received by the messaging platform in October. [...]

A few museums in India are vying to be something new upon their post-pandemic resumption rather than a diminished version of what they used to be [...]

The aviation industry and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration have raised concerns that 5G might interfere with sensitive aircraft electronics like radio altimeters, which could delay or divert flights. [...]

Future variants may be more infectious and less pathogenic, he says [...]

What vital genetic modifications were done to make the pig heart transplantation possible? [...]

The new chairman is taking over ISRO at a time when the Central government is pushing for sweeping reforms in the space sector [...]

On January 15, 1969, theoretical astronomers John Cocke and Mike Disney made a stunning practical discovery by identifying an optical pulsar for the first time. The story of how they discovered it is an enthralling one, made even more incredible by the fact that their conversations during the key moments were actually tape recorded on the night of the discovery. A.S.Ganesh regales you with the story of how Cocke and Disney found an optical pulsar… [...]

The control arm of the study had 93 participants and the intervention arm had 91 participants, but most of these people were under 55 years [...]

The elderly are prone to chronic conditions that manifest as itches [...]

Like Pavlov's dogs, locusts were trained to associate an odour with food [...]

The study examined the molecular nature of muscle dysfunction in mice, in the absence of vitamin D [...]

It ended in the patient’s death and led to the arrest of two doctors [...]

He played a major role in development of the PSLV and GSLV Mk-III [...]

Over the years, scientists have turned from primates to pigs, tinkering with their genes. [...]

It was the solar wind that contributed to the most humidity of lunar soil. [...]

Launched on January 7, 1968, the Surveyor 7 was a lunar unmanned lander that successfully landed on the lunar surface on January 10. The last of the original series of Surveyor moon landers of the 1960s. Surveyor 7 was the only spacecraft of the series that landed in the lunar highland region. A.S.Ganesh takes a look at Surveyor 7 – the only purely scientific mission in the series… [...]

How nerve-end connections known as synapses form is highlighted in this study of Purkinje neurons in the cerebellum of knockout zebrafish [...]

Scientists say there would be no oxygen on Earth were it not for sunlight: the key component in photosynthesis. Now researchers from University of Sou [...]

On a few occasions, the national COVID-19 task force has refused to include drugs and vaccines that have been granted an EUA by the regulator [...]

Both Delta and Omicron might co-exist, needing more vaccines in 2022 [...]

Next variant to be more deadly: expert [...]

Launched on January 2, 1959, Luna 1 was the first human-made object to escape the grip of the Earth’s gravity. Even though it didn’t meet its primary objective of impact with the moon’s surface, it achieved a lunar flyby before going on to become an artificial planet around the sun. A.S.Ganesh takes a look at the Luna 1 mission, the first of a highly successful space programme… [...]

Using a computer simulation, the study probes why lower prime doses or elongated prime–booster intervals increase vaccine efficacy [...]

Elephants do cross electric fences using their non-conducting tusks [...]

Are there other sources of ancient DNA besides bone and teeth?Scientists, for the first time, recovered DNA from cement on hairs taken from mummified [...]

There has been just one study each for Covishield and Covaxin to understand vaccine effectiveness despite being granted EUA 12 months ago [...]

Initial estimates show severity of illness lower, the genomics consortium says. [...]

Understanding a recent study done by researchers on the Eurasian common lizard which exhibits both egg-laying and live-bearing modes within the same species [...]

Edward. O. Wilson, the trailblazing U.S. scientist, professor and author whose study of insects and clarion call to protect Earth earned him the nickn [...]

Deep thinking and concern for the future is what past generations have demonstrated in how they have constructed urban spaces [...]

A video on the new waste-to-power plant at the Bowenpally market [...]

A Japanese professor has developed a prototype lickable TV screen that can imitate food flavours, another step towards creating a multi-sensory viewin [...]

On December 26, 1898, French engineer Henri Becquerel informed the French Academy of Sciences of the discovery of a new element. The element in question, radium, was discovered a few days earlier by the Curies, Marie and Pierre. A.S.Ganesh takes a look at the discovery of radium… [...]

There is evidence to suggest that immunity, when it wanes after the second dose, can be boosted with a third dose [...]

Brain scans indicated long-known music activates various brain areas [...]

The short-lived flare recorded by the ISS instruments spewed as much energy in a tenth of a second that our Sun will radiate in 100,000 years [...]

Aside from examining the formation of the earliest stars and galaxies in the universe, astronomers are eager to study super-massive black holes believed to occupy the centres of distant galaxies. [...]

Findings have not yet been reviewed by other experts [...]

Levels of neutralising antibodies rose sharply after a third dose. [...]

Vaccines do provide protection and the focus in our country should be on vaccinating the remaining 22% population with double dosage, says Director Vinay Kumar Nandicoori [...]

Fortification will increase serum ferritin without changing haemoglobin level [...]

There would have been a surge in cases if the variant is already present in India as Omicron spreads two to three times faster than Delta [...]

The Parker Solar Probe flew through the solar atmosphere known as corona in April during the spacecraft’s eighth close approach to the sun. [...]

Its rapid spread is likely to test public health systems and their ability to react efficiently [...]

IIT Madras researchers developed this tool using deep learning and traditional machine learning [...]

What information do beads of glass in meteorites hold?Most meteorites contain tiny beads of glass that date back to the earliest days of the solar sys [...]

From being centred around the idea of of ‘herd immunity’, over a period of a year, the narrative has now shifted to that of booster doses [...]

How chaperone proteins work to maintain normal cellular function [...]

Astronomers led by researchers from the Netherlands have found no trace of dark matter in the galaxy AGC 114905. An ultra-diffuse dwarf galaxy, AGC 11 [...]

More than 12,000 applied for the coveted spots. The 10 selected are in their 30s and 40s, and face two years of training before becoming eligible for spaceflight. [...]

High current surges, if unchecked, cause heating of the wires and perhaps melting and consequent short-circuits and fire accidents [...]

Research led by York University has shown that a species of honey-producing bee called the western honey bee (Apis mellifera) most likely originated i [...]

The rare adverse effect can follow vaccination using chimpanzee adenovirus Y25, human adenovirus type 26, and human adenovirus type 5 [...]

It was termed a VOC three days after genome sequence data was posted [...]

Along with Prof. Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, the two other awardees are Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman [...]

The closest relatives of the Chocolate-bordered Flitter are in southeastern China [...]

A video on the accumulation of debris around Earth's orbit [...]

It's the first time a spacewalk has been canceled because of threat from space junk [...]

What is Omicron? How is it different from the other variants? Where all has the B.1.1.529 coronavirus variant been detected? [...]

Sundaravel Palanivel recently reached the three-figure mark, remarkably through patch birding from his home in Pallikaranai. His observations and photographic records include around 10 rarities and many insightful avian patterns [...]

How changes to our genome caused by natural selection increase the risk of mental illnesses is a deep biological issue [...]

How do monarch butterflies and their predators eat poisonous milkweed?Scientists now understand how certain animals can feed on picturesque, orange mo [...]

The conclusions that can be robustly based on the study results are limited at this stage [...]

Remnant bones of horses in Harappan sites, if they exist, could hold an answer [...]

The Children for Fishing Cat project in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh recruits children as ambassadors for conservation to save the predator and its home [...]

Scientists say it fused into an adjacent glacier in present-day Pittoragarh. [...]

A recent study measures the level of antibodies before and after a booster dose [...]

The French Institute in India, a part of the Embassy of France in India, is organizing the third edition of the Knowledge Summit (KS3), an online even [...]

According to sources, the booster dose issue is likely to be discussed in the next meeting of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation in India [...]

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday inaugurated the Centre for Nanotechnology (CNT) and the Centre for Indian Knowledge System at I [...]

A group of researchers from IIT Madras develops a robot that can help clean septic tanks without people having to enter the tanks [...]

Treatment of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus to prevent death and hospitalisation got a shot in the arm when Pfizer announced via press release encouraging results of an interim analysis of a phase-2/3 trial of the antiviral drug paxlovid. The drug showed 89% efficacy in preventing hospitalisation and death in certain high-risk groups when treatment was started within five days of symptom onset. The announcement comes about a month after Merck’s antiviral was found to have 50% efficacy in preventing COVID-19 death and hospitalisation. [...]

How high is the force of snapping fingers?Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology studied the physics of a finger snap and determined how [...]

On the face of it, the agreement signed between the Medicines Patent Pool and the two pharmaceutical companies Merck and Pfizer appear to be making it easy to access COVID-19 antiviral drugs molnupiravir and Paxlovid, respectively. Yet, the voluntary license that will be handed out by the two companies to generic drug producers in low- and middle-income countries excludes many countries that are categorised upper middle-income. [...]

The eight ‘Main-sequence Radio Pulse’ emitters are hotter than Sun, with unusually strong magnetic fields [...]

‘Cryptocarya muthuvariana’ spotted in Edamalakkudy [...]

The research involved Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the Netherlands-based Delft University of Technology [...]

It is common for satellites in Earth Orbit to undergo CAM to mitigate collision risk due to space objects including space debris and operational spacecraft [...]

The debate among physicists takes off over alternative possibilities such as naked singularities into the realms of time travel and loops of time [...]

Recent study has revealed land plants did not evolve gradually over hundreds of millions of years. [...]

The lab capacity for COVID-19, developed in the last 18 months, needs to be optimally used to conduct testing for other emerging infections [...]

More tools are available to prevent some diseases caused by mosquitoes [...]

The rare phenomenon will be visible from a few areas in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. [...]

The country's fishing industry is seeing mass adoption of solar tech, from innovative boat design to fisheries [...]

The research found that a significant portion of this ocean plastic debris is expected to make its way onto either beaches or the seabed within three to four years. [...]

A video explainer on US pharma giants, Merck and Pfizer's anti-COVID pills [...]

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japan's Akihiko Hoshide and France's Thomas Pesquet should’ve been back on the morning of November 8, but high wind in the recovery zone delayed their return [...]

Indian biologist and Padma Bhushan awardee Kamal Ranadive has been featured in Google doodle on November 8, 2021, on her 104th birthday. The doodle by [...]

All the Parties commended India’s efforts on the BUR and its climate actions, including recent announcements of new measures. [...]

Why has it stayed away from both the methane pledge and the forest conservation declaration at Glasgow? [...]

Do animals have personalities?Among humans, each individual has a unique personality, but so far, scientists have not found or ascribed personality tr [...]

Even with large-scale vaccination in many countries, the death rate is witnessing a sudden rise now in Europe and Southeast Asia [...]

The findings, while optimistic, come amidst the deliberations underway at Glasgow [...]

Pfizer’s drug is part of a decades-old family of antiviral drugs known as protease inhibitors. [...]

The report found that the costs of adaptation are likely in the higher end of an estimated $140-300 billion per year by 2030 and $280-500 billion per year by 2050 for developing countries only. [...]

Scientists from CESSI, IISER, Kolkata, accurately predicted the event using indigenously developed models and data from NASA’s observatories [...]

A solar flare that occurred on the Sun has triggered a magnetic storm which scientists predict will arrive at the Earth in the early hours of November 4 [...]

The extension was approved by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation [...]

A video on the cooling of the Arctic region resulting in the return of the marine mammal. [...]

Central to the race to peer into distant worlds is the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), a $1.8 billion complex being built at the Las Campanas observatory [...]

The trial results, published by the New England Journal of Medicine in June, showed that deploying mosquitoes with Wolbachia reduced dengue cases by as much as 77% and hospitalisations by up to 86% [...]

Strip cropping, as seen in the U.S., is when wheat is grown along with corn and soyabean, in the same farm in an alternative manner [...]

Why is there a change in testing protocol? How is the spread of Omicron going to be monitored? [...]

Speaking at a session on COVID-19 on the first day of the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda summit, Dr. Fauci added it cannot be said as yet whether an endemic stage is underway. [...]

The researchers said higher COVID-19 vaccination coverage and stringent protocols could lower the severity of the infection [...]

Why is China’s method to contain Omicron under strain? How is the public reacting to the continued isolation and lockdowns? [...]

They express shock over huge number of people gathering at RK Beach and other places [...]

For Kalaivani, the pandemic came as an opportunity to help the sick [...]

18,286 cases, 28 deaths reported; positivity stands at 27.87% [...]

From internal lockdowns to fatigue reporting system, stretched facilities are innovating to cope [...]

India has been able to achieve the milestone of administering over 156 crore doses. [...]

WHO flags hoarding/stockpiling in rich countries, and a lack of sharing of licenses, technology and know-how by pharmaceutical companies [...]

A year after the launch of the COVID vaccination drive, a look at the challenges that were overcome [...]

How is inoculation working against the new variant of concern? What are the challenges ahead? [...]

What vital genetic modifications were done to make the pig heart transplantation possible? [...]

Since December, six studies have provided evidence of reduced vaccine effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against the Omicron variant, COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update released by the WHO said [...]

The pandemic has irrevocably and fundamentally changed our perception of time and space [...]

Data from South Africa’s Gauteng province show that daily infections rapidly declined 50 days after the variant became dominant [...]

Doctors warn against indiscriminate use of paracetamol post vaccination in children. [...]

Doctors caution against treating Omicron like the common cold [...]

This article has been withdrawn from publication as the statements on which it was written has been modified [...]

ICMR Chief Dr. Balram Bhargava said the World Health Organisation and the U.K. have not included it for treatment [...]

mRNA jabs shiny new toys, says Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of Baylor College of Medicine’s Tropical Medicines School and Chair at Texas Children’s Hospital. [...]

Death of elderly person with comorbidities reported from Rajasthan, says Union Health Ministry [...]

The B.1.640.2 variant has been linked to travel to African country Cameroon [...]

Results of AIG Hospitals’ pilot study released [...]

Data show that while States such as Gujarat and Karnataka are just days away from achieving their targets, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab are still months away [...]

The vaccination programme carried out in consultation with schools is being held at hospitals and health centres. [...]

Initial estimates show severity of illness lower, the genomics consortium says. [...]

By when will they be available? Which vaccine has been earmarked for 15 to 17 year-olds? [...]

Health and fitness experts across Coimbatore hold forth on the health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and how staying motivated to get fit can improve one’s overall wellbeing [...]

Corbevax, Covovax shots and Molnupiravir get emergency use authorisation. [...]

CISR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) is working in collaboration with CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) and other [...]

What is the status of clinial trials on those aged below 18 years? Which other countries have approved COVID vaccinations for children? [...]

Work done by Indian nephrologist cited [...]

The challenge is getting tested, getting a prescription and starting the pills in a short window. [...]

The kit, patented in India, uses the same amount of sample as an RT-PCR test [...]

Initial data from the U.K. suggest that cases are rising at a faster pace during the Omicron wave compared to the Alpha and Delta waves [...]

Where do we stand on vaccination, booster doses and shots for children? What is the challenge from Omicron? [...]

The anti-viral drugs developed by Pfizer and Merck mark a significant advance in the management of the COVID-19 outbreak [...]

S. African doctor sees Omicron surge [...]

Molnupiravir was shown to reduce hospitalisations and deaths by around 30% in a clinical trial of high-risk individuals early in the course of the illness [...]

Levels of neutralising antibodies rose sharply after a third dose. [...]

The 59-year-old Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs is fully vaccinated along with a booster jab [...]

U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the shots based on a study showing the kid-size doses were 91% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 [...]

Analysis estimated that people infected with Omicron variant are 20% less likely to go to the hospital at all than those infected with the Delta variant. [...]

The pill has mild side effects and superior effectiveness, including a nearly 90% reduction in hospitalizations and deaths among patients most likely to get severe disease [...]

Beijing implements ‘zero COVID’ plan after Xian reports 140 cases in 10 days [...]

A research group leader at Oxford told the Financial Times that preliminary steps in producing the updated vaccine have been taken in case it is needed, together with their partners AstraZeneca. [...]

Israel has reported a total of 341 cases of the Omicron variant, and one death so far [...]

Booster programmes are needed to help maintain protection, it says [...]

Mansukh Mandaviya was responding to a question on whether the vaccinations that are given in India are effective to develop immunity for Omicron variant [...]

Is declining disease incidence making India COVID complacent? [...]

The available evidence backs health authorities’ increasing pleas for people to get their boosters as soon as they’re eligible. [...]

Vaccines do provide protection and the focus in our country should be on vaccinating the remaining 22% population with double dosage, says Director Vinay Kumar Nandicoori [...]

Hospitals are accredited after a two-stage process costing ₹17,000 [...]

The number of hospitalisations in 20 days since the Omicron variant was discovered was relatively lower than the pace observed during the Delta wave in Gauteng in South Africa [...]

A single test is ‘capable of detecting all important COVID-19 variants described across the world to date, including Delta and Omicron’ [...]

The trial carried out between June 2020 and February 2021 involved patients aged over 16 with COVID-19 pneumonia either being treated on a ward or ICU at nine hospitals across the U.K. [...]

Women more susceptible as priority is not given to their health and nutrition, he says [...]

Its rapid spread is likely to test public health systems and their ability to react efficiently [...]

December 2021’s health books show us how our body protects us against diseases and how Indian men across ages navigate mental health issues [...]

In what way does the sub-lineage, BA.2, differ from the original? Will this make it harder to track? [...]

Through meditation, one is taught to increase one’s focus and to consciously disengage from floating thoughts. [...]

Researchers from the University of Florida in the U.S. noted that the combination includes diphenhydramine, an antihistamine used for allergy symptoms. [...]

There is scarce evidence that boosters add value to the main purpose of the immunisation programme [...]

The team has also made the software freely available to scientists and doctors worldwide to expand its capabilities. [...]

Three studies were based on Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine [...]

States directed to enhance testing and tracking [...]

In the fight against all COVID-19 variants, WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan said, “the best weapon we have right now is to get vaccinated.” [...]

Not in hurry to decide, says National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation [...]

Family members had recently returned from South Africa [...]

Total number of confirmed Omicron cases in Maharashtra has gone up to eight [...]

What is the most reliable way to check the threatening new variant? [...]

It urges countries to fully vaccinate vulnerable groups, says border control measures only ‘buy time’ [...]

Some mutations may decrease efficacy of existing vaccines, it says. [...]

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel voted 13-10 that the drug molnupiravir’s benefits outweigh its risks, including potential birth defects if used during pregnancy [...]

We look at the fight against the deadly condition since its emergence 40 years ago, as the planet marks World AIDS Day on Wednesday [...]

States asked to ramp up testing, ensure vaccine coverage [...]

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Virus can keep acquiring mutations that may be more or less detrimental, says G. Padmanaban of BIRAC [...]

Centre calls for intensive containment, active surveillance, increased coverage of vaccination [...]

Report to be submitted to govt. for more manpower, lab facilities [...]

Professor Calum Semple, a microbiologist from the UK government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), struck a note of caution on the worldwide headlines around the new B.1.1.529 variant detected in South Africa [...]

The classification puts Omicron into the most-troubling category of COVID-19 variants, along with the globally-dominant Delta. [...]

The WHO has now designated this variant, 'Omicron', as a Variant of Concern. [...]

Pharma major has exceeded production target of 1 billion doses for 2021 [...]

South African authorities have said that the new variants carry multiple mutations [...]

National Family Health Survey-5 found rise in cases across the spectrum of the population [...]

The World Headache Society, which promotes headache medicine, urges clinicians and the general public to pay attention to headaches [...]

The results of an interim study recently published in The Lancet showed that two doses of Covaxin had 77.8% efficacy against symptomatic disease and present no serious safety concerns [...]

Health Ministry says it will obviate need for physical certificate [...]

A video on World Toilet Day observed on November 19 every year [...]

A video on the Norovirus, which was recently reported in 13 students of a veterinary college in Wayanad district of Kerala. [...]

India is among countries with the lowest quit rates for smoking. The quit rates for men are less than 20%, states a report released by ‘The Internatio [...]

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated the collective spirit of the country on this achievement [...]

All 227 CHCs will have the facility to address chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [...]

Health officials said the fact that the deal was struck even before Pfizer's pill has been authorized anywhere, could help to end the pandemic quicker. [...]

1,12,018 people treated for coronary heart diseases in last 10 years [...]

The late actor’s eye donation has already given the gift of sight to four persons [...]

What is the Norovirus and how does it spread? What is the cure for the infection? [...]

Association launches campaign for early detection, mitigation of diabetes complications [...]

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