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Zika Virus Disease in India

Disease Outbreak News – Zika Virus Disease – India First Zika virus disease case in Kerala. New Delhi/Geneva 15 October 2021: On 8 July 2021, a Zika virus (ZIKV) infection was laboratory-confirmed in a resident of Kerala state, south-west India. This represents the first Zika virus disease case ever reported …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed racial and ethnic disparities in the United States: NCI study

COVID-19 News

NCI study highlights pandemic’s disproportionate impact on Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Latino adults The global COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Latino individuals in the United States, causing more deaths by population size, both directly and indirectly, in these groups compared with white …

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Solar and wind are the stars of our energy system: UN Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 28, 2018 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to reporters during a press encounter at the UN headquarters in New York, Nov. 28, 2018. Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for strong leadership in the global fight against climate change. (Xinhua/Li Muzi/IANS)

Clean, Renewable Energy Is ‘the Difference between Life and Death’, Will Prevent Climate Catastrophe, Secretary-General Tells High-Level Dialogue New Delhi, 25th September 2021. UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ has said that We cannot wait another 40 years.  The age of renewable, affordable energy access for all must start today. He was …

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Researchers sequence the genome of herb, Giloy

Nature

New Delhi, Sep 06: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Bhopal have sequenced the genome of Giloy, a medicinal herb that is extensively used in allopathic pharmaceuticals and ayurvedic formulations to treat various health conditions. What is Giloy? Giloy is an important multipurpose medicinal plant in Ayurvedic science. It has …

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DCGI approves advanced trials for Biological E. Limited’s COVID- 19 vaccine

COVID-19 News

CORBEVAX™ vaccine against COVID-19 has been approved for conducting Phase III comparator safety and immunogenicity trial in adults New Delhi, Sep 06: The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved Hyderabad-based Biological E. Limited for conducting Phase III comparator safety and immunogenicity trial in adults of its CORBEVAX™ vaccine …

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WHO releases a new compendium of innovative health technologies for COVID-19 and other priority diseases

World Health Organization

New Delhi/Geneva. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for innovative health technologies that can help countries improve health outcomes by providing shortcuts to solutions despite a lack of infrastructure and resources. However, many of the new technologies that have come to market are unaffordable or unsuitable for low- and …

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International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances: UN chief calls for action to end enforced disappearances

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 28, 2018 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to reporters during a press encounter at the UN headquarters in New York, Nov. 28, 2018. Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for strong leadership in the global fight against climate change. (Xinhua/Li Muzi/IANS)

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged countries to fulfil their obligations to prevent and prosecute cases of enforced disappearance, a “cowardly practice” which the COVID-19 pandemic has made even more difficult to combat. 30 August 2021. The UN chief made the appeal in his message to mark the International Day …

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PAHO Director urges countries to prioritize hard-hit indigenous communities in COVID-19 pandemic responses

COVID-19 News

Marks “grim pandemic milestone” of two million deaths in the Americas and calls for more vaccines to combat the pandemic. More than Six Lakhs indigenous people have been infected with COVID-19 in the Americas Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 2021 (PAHO)— Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne reported that …

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In the Covid-19 pandemic Anganwadi Workers and Helpers are distributing Supplementary Nutrition at the doorsteps

COVID-19 News

Impact of Covid on Anganwadi Services Q&A in Parliament New Delhi, 07 AUG 2021. Anganwadi Centres are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. No survey has been planned on the ground, as human interaction has been minimised to control the spread of the virus. However, to ensure continuous nutritional support …

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