To fight Covid-19, Bangladesh gets Hydroxychloroquine, surgical gloves from India

India on Sunday provided Bangladesh 100,000 hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets and 50,000 surgical gloves for use in the country’s efforts to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19. This was the second tranche of aid provided by India to the neighbouring country under the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Covid-19 Emergency […]

Amit Khare returns to I&B, Health Secy Preeti Sudan gets extension in reshuffle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi effected a massive bureaucratic reshuffle amid the coronavirus crisis with 1985-batch Jharkhand cadre officer Amit Khare returning as secretary, information and broadcasting ministry, health secretary Preeti Sudan given a three-month extension and additional secretary PMO Tarun Bajaj taking over as secretary, department of economic affairs. In […]

IIT- Delhi’s PRACRITI to predict district, state wise Covid-19 transmission rate

Prof Anoop Krishnan and his team of researchers at IIT-Delhi have developed a web-based dashboard called — PRACRITI — which can predict the district and state wise transmission rate of COVID-19. PRACRITI stands for Prediction and Assessment of Corona Infections and Transmission in India. “PRACRITI is a web-based dashboard developed […]

UGC to issue guidelines next week on measures to be taken for current, next academic session

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Saturday said that the two committees which were earlier formed have submitted their reports and the regulatory body will issue guidelines next week to universities and colleges regarding the measures to be taken for the current and next academic session. “UGC constituted two committees […]