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Odisha School Classes Soon; Students To Attend Live YouTube Classes

Students in Odisha will be attending live classes on YouTube in a routine manner starting from June 21, 2021. As per the Odisha School Education Program Authority, the students of different classes will be attending classes under this arrangement.

COVID Stigma & Vaccine Hesitancy: Odisha Kids Have A Message For All

These little kids from Radhanagar village under Rasulpur Block of Jajpur are doing their bit to spread awareness among their own villagers. The children with their adorable acting have captured the hearts and attention of everyone in their village.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Announces Assistance For Street Vendors Hit Due To Covid-19

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday (June 8) announced a financial package for the street-vendors who have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. The street vendors have been adversely affected by the frequent shutdowns and lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

Acceptable Covid Positivity In Odisha Likely In A Week: Health Services Director

The Covid Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in Odisha has dropped to below 10 per cent due to keen surveillance - Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra said this on Sunday

Covid19 Vaccine Slots To Open For Bhubaneswar Students Flying Abroad For Studies

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will vaccinate students studying in foreign countries and have to fly abroad. Speaking about the Covid-19 vaccination drive, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner, Sanjay Singh, announced that students residing in the BMC area, who have to move abroad, will now be able to get the vaccine.

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Odisha Plus-2 Exam Results: State To Constitute Expert Team To Finalize Evaluation Criteria

Odisha government will soon constitute a panel to finalize the evaluation criteria for Plus-2 examinations conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha. Odisha School & Mass Education minister Samir Ranjan Dash stated on Saturday that an expert team comprising of senior educationists and CHSE officials will be formed within 15 days.

COVID19 Deaths In Odisha Remain High

Though Odisha witnessed a decline in daily Covid-19 cases, the fatalities in the state refused to relent as 40 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Covid Vaccination 2.0: Odisha Creating Database For Senior Citizens, Comorbid Cases

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is preparing a database of senior citizens and people aged above 45 years of age and suffering from comorbidities who will undergo inoculation from March 1 in the next round of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, chief of the Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET) CBK Mohanty said on Thursday. Mohanty said that […]

Coronavirus: Odisha Logs 2613 More Recoveries In A Day

Bhubaneswar: The State on Saturday reported 2613 more cases of recovery from Covid-19 infection taking the overall recoveries to 262031. As per data released by the Health and Family Welfare Department, Khordha logged 342 recoveries, the maximum in the State in the last 24 hours. The virus recovery cases also jumped above 200-mark in two […]

Researchers Develop Coating That Kills Corona Virus In One Hour

New York: Researchers have developed a surface coating, which, when painted on common objects like doorknobs or light switches, can inactivate SARS-CoV-2 in one hour, the virus that causes COVID-19. According to the study, published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, the results of the tests have been outstanding. When the coating is […]

Expert Tips For Healthcare Workers While Treating COVID-19 Patients

New York: Besides making use of personal protective equipment, healthcare workers need to avoid procedures that irritate airways and provoke violent coughing and try to reduce exposure to infectious aerosol while treating Covid-19 patients, say, scientists, including one of Indian-origin. If possible, health care providers should stay six feet away from infected patients, especially when […]

India records highest single-day spike of 9304 new COVID-19 cases, death toll climbs to 6075

New Delhi: Coronavirus cases in India saw a record single-day jump of 9,304 cases on Thursday pushing the total tally to 2,16,919, while the death toll climbed to 6,075 with 260 new fatalities, according to the Union health ministry. India stood seventh among the nations worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, […]

Lockdown Likely To Be Extended For Two More Weeks, Amit Shah Meets PM Modi

New Delhi: The nationwide lockdown – the fourth phase of which ends on May 31 – is likely to be extended beyond this date with more relaxations in lockdown 5.0 as most Indian states are in favour of continuing it for two more weeks, sources said on Friday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah conveyed the […]

GST Rates: Council To Meet Next Month, FinMin Not In Favour Of Raising Rates

New Delhi: The finance ministry is not in favour of increasing goods and services tax rates on non-essential items in the next month’s meeting of the GST Council, despite depressed revenue collections due to the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. If goods and services tax (GST) rates are increased on non-essential items, […]

Iran Celebrates Eid Amid Social Distancing

Tehran: Iranians held massive collective prayers on Sunday to celebrate Eid, amid social distancing measures including masks and gloves due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Group prayers had been cancelled in the country for almost three months, although this restriction was recently lifted in low-risk areas and for special ceremonies, reports Efe news. The faithful were […]

Life during lockdown: The New World Order is living with coronavirus

By Sandeep Sahu Life during lockdown is debatably the new living order. Officially, the nationwide lockdown is still on and will remain in force for 10 days more. But if you are out on the streets, you don’t quite realise it. Lockdown 4.0 is only a shadow of Lockdown 1.0 imposed on March 24 midnight. […]

Key Nose Cells Identified As Entry Points For Coronavirus

London: Researchers have discovered that goblet and ciliated cells in the nose have high levels of the entry proteins that the coronavirus (COVID-19) uses to get into our cells. The identification of these cells could help explain the high transmission rate of the virus. Published in the journal Nature Medicine, the finding shows that cells […]

Liquor Consumption Increases Risk Of COVID-19 Infection

Hyderabad: On the eve of the World Liver Day, being observed amid the coronavirus pandemic, medical experts have warned that excessive liquor consumption weakens the immune system, making one more vulnerable to infections like COVID-19. A substance called ethanol or ethyl alcohol present in alcoholic beverages harms the immune system of an individual. Other toxic […]

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Column: Corona Has Scored Many Firsts!

By Sandeep Sahu By now, everyone must have realized that this is unlike anything we have seen in our lifetime. And in keeping with the unprecedented nature of crisis precipitated by the rampaging nCorona virus, we are witnessing some never before things and scenes in our society, polity and public life. Sample the following and […]

Coronavirus: Odisha Restricts Tourist Movement In Puri  

Bhubaneswar: A day after declaring the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak as State Disaster, Odisha government on Saturday restricted the movement of tourists in and around Puri which is one of the most sought-after tourism destinations in the State. Speaking in this regard, Puri Collector Balwant Singh said, “We request people coming to visit […]

Why is the Sun's atmosphere much hotter than its surface

Washington: Scientists have found that small solar flare could help explain why the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona, is so much hotter than the surface. The corona is hundreds to thousands of times hotter than the Sun’s visible surface, the photo-sphere. Because the Sun produces heat at its core, this runs counter to what one would […]