Rs 1,000 per month is being provided to each orphan child, who resides in any childcare institution, she said, adding, the assistance will continue till the child turns 18.
According to sources, samples of 234 students were collected of which 44 found infected with the virus.
The team's test protocol was trialled with several captive and around 250 wild bats as part of a larger study. They discovered none were positive for SARS-CoV-2, although some were positive for other coronaviruses.
While leadership roles with experience of 16+ years exhibited steepest growth of 29 per cent amongst all experience levels, intermediate and mid senior level roles showed growth of 24 per cent and 22 per cent respectively. Fresher roles or entry level roles too showed stable high teenage growth.
The Odisha government on Tuesday ordered all local administrative authorities to enhance precautionary surveillance measures as several states in the country stare at a fresh surge of Covid cases which has triggered concerns over a fourth wave of the pandemic.
It said the Ministry of Women and Child Development is identifying these children from across the country so that all possible support is extended to them.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also supported the WHO chief's assessment.
While underlining the importance of synergy among various government departments, she said: "Hon'ble Prime Minister's Gati Shakti plan is an umbrella for several projects of different departments and envisages states' participatory role leading to synergy and a multiplier effect especially in infrastructure."
Several countries have seen a decline in Omicron variant-led Covid surge. The decrease in cases has also led to lifting restrictions. Sweden, Denmark, and Norway have all lifted Covid restrictions as they look to reclassify the virus as a disease that does not pose a threat to society. The UK and the US are soon likely to follow.
Tedros called on all countries to fill the urgent financing gap of $16 billion for the Access to Covid-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator to make vaccines, tests, treatments and personal protective equipment available globally.
Students of Class VIII will attend their classes between 10 am to 1 pm while the timing for Class IX is fixed between 10 am and 4 pm. Elaborate arrangements have been put in place at school campuses in accordance with the Covid protocols.
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The WHO's emergencies director, Mike Ryan, also warned that Omicron's increased transmissibility is likely to drive a rise in hospitalisations and deaths, especially in nations where fewer people are vaccinated.
The Odisha Civil Services (Main) Examination-2020 is slated to be conducted from January 20, 2022 to February 6, 2022 (Except 26.01.2022 & 05.02.2022).
In May, the RBI had advised the regulated entities not to impose punitive restriction on operations of accounts of customers for their failure to comply with the KYC updation norms till December-end.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday issued a list of guidelines to be strictly followed by people during the Christmas and New Year festivities in the light of Odisha government's fresh restrictions to check surge in cases of infections by Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2.
PANEX-21 is unique as it is for the first time the exercise of this magnitude has been undertaken to review the mechanism and streamline the response strategy in the backdrop of pandemics.
About 80 per cent of people with disabilities live in developing countries, according to the UN. Nearly 46 per cent of people aged 60 and older have a disability.
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