Amid massive surge in COVID-19 cases in national capital, Defence Research and Development Organisation spokesperson Narendra Kumar Arya informed that functioning of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID hospital has been resumed, and another 250 beds will be added to the facility by April 22. Narendra Kumar Arya said, "DRDO has resumed the functioning of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID hospital. It took 6 days to establish it again. All the beds have been filled here and 250 beds will be added by April 22. All these beds are ICU beds with ventilator facility. The air conditioning in the hospital is according to WHO standard. This hospital has all the facility which a good hospital has."
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Director Professor Jagat Ram informed that 70% of COVID-19 samples sent to the National Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC), Delhi in March had the UK variant of coronavirus which is very infectious. "70% of samples sent to the National Centre for Diseases Control, Delhi in March had the UK variant of coronavirus. This strain is very infectious and affecting all age groups. Some samples also had the double mutant strain,"said Prof Jagat Ram.
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) accomplished another milestone as Endocrinology Department in collaboration with Department of Nuclear Medicine developed a novel imaging modality for the diagnosis of Cushing's disease. This technique has been developed for the first time in the world and PGIMER has already applied for its patent. Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder that results in weight gain with thinning of extremities, hypertension, loss of bone mass, changes in mood like depression, hair loss, striae on abdomen, bluish patches on skin. Once diagnosed, the treatment is rewarding in terms of remission of diabetes and hypertension, decrease in weight and improvement in bones strength and mood.
A security guard working at Axis Bank branch in Chandigarh's Sector 34A allegedly ran away with Rs 4.04 crore in cash, as per police. "A case has been registered and raids are being conducted at suspected places to nab the culprit," said police.
Around 60-70 students of Jodhpur IIT tested positive for COVID-19. Speaking on it, Deputy CMHO Dr. Pritam Singh Sankhala informed that Block G3 on campus declared a micro-containment zone. Most of positive students travelled from Chandigarh, Gujarat and Jaipur.
Fire broke out in airport campus of Maharashtra's Solapur during wee hours of April 20. Fire engulfed a stretch of grass near the runway of the airport. Four fire tenders arrived at the site to douse off the fire. Reason behind the fire is ascertain.
Maharashtra reported 67,123 fresh COVID cases, 56,783 discharges, and 419 deaths on April 17. While Maharashtra's capital reported 8,834 new COVID-19 cases, 6,617 discharges and 52 deaths in last 24 hours. On the other side, Karnataka today registered 17,489 new positive cases, 5,565 discharges and 80 deaths. Kerala also reported 13,835 new cases, 3654 recoveries and 27 deaths today. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh reported 11,269 new coronavirus cases, 6,497 recoveries, and 66 deaths in last 24 hours.
An advertisement released by a jewellery brand headquartered in Kerala has garnered a big round of applause from the internet for its path breaking concept. Bhima Jewellery, based in Kochi, published their new commercial on YouTube for the campaign ‘Pure as love’ and it features transperson and activist Meera Singhania. The advertisement has gone viral and is winning praise.
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Large number of devotees celebrated Ugadi festival by offering prayers at prominent Sharana Basaveshwara Temple in Kalaburagi. Devotees offered prayers and prayed for the wellbeing of their loved ones during pandemic. Ugadi is one of major festivals celebrated dominantly in Telangana and AP. According to the Hindu calendar, Gudi Padwa and Ugadi are celebrated on the first day of the year.
Pawan Kalyan fans vandalised theatre in Telangana after Vakeel Saab show stopped owing to technical glitch. Watch
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Ruckus erupted at a theatre in Telangana's Jogulamba Gadwal as audience vandalised theatre on April 09. Fans were anguished after the screening of a movie of actor and Jan Sena chief Pawan Kalyan was stopped due to technical glitch. People were seen breaking doors of the theatre.
Telangana Governor and Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan cast her vote at a polling station in Virugambakkam in Chennai on April 06. Congress leader Karti Chidambaram also cast his vote at polling booth number 276 in Tiruppathur in Sivaganga district. 234 seats are undergoing voting in the state today.
BJP national president JP Nadda held a roadshow in West Bengal's Birbhum on April 19. He held roadshow in Sainthia. However, COVID norms were flouted during the roadshow. Despite surge in coronavirus..
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