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How to get COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries - and still keep patent benefits for drugmakers

India, April 16 -- Compulsory licensing might be the answer The world has the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine access problem: Almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Eu... Read More


NGT panel flags environmental violations by ONGC, GAIL in Krishna-Godavari basin

India, April 16 -- Three units under them asked to pay Rs 17 crore in penalty to Central Pollution Control Board Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd (ONGC) and GAIL Ltd prioritised production and extraction... Read More


Andhra holds public hearing on Vedanta gas project amid surging COVID-19 graph

India, April 16 -- The hearing was scheduled for December 17, 2020 but was cancelled after people resisted Andhra Pradesh government conducted a public hearing April 12 for a Rs 650 crore onshore oil... Read More


COVID-19 Update: SARS-CoV-2 is predominantly airborne, says new Lancet study

India, April 16 -- Karanataka Chief Minister hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19 for second time There is consistent, strong evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the novel co... Read More


Global Diabetes Compact to increase access to testing, treatment: WHO

India, April 16 -- About half of all adults with type 2 diabetes remain undiagnosed The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a Global Diabetes Compact to better fight the disease while marking th... Read More


Fresh water is turning saltier, flags study

India, April 16 -- Freshwater salinization can poison drinking water and increase chloride concentrations in it over time, the study underlines Introducing salt into the environment - for de-icing ro... Read More


Over 500 died in human-elephant conflict in Odisha in last 5 years

India, April 16 -- Around a quarter of these deaths occurred during summer season between April and June As many as 528 people died and 443 sustained injuries in human-elephant conflicts in Odisha in... Read More


Half the women in sub-Saharan Africa don't have any say on health, contraception: UN report

India, April 15 -- Less than 10% women in 3 west African countries have say on sex, family planning and healthcare More than half the women in Sub-Saharan countries do not have the right to decide wh... Read More


Climate change may make Indian monsoons more volatile, wet years ahead: Study

India, April 15 -- The study warned that the shift may entail grave consequences for India's economy, food systems and people's well-being A stronger, more erratic monsoon season - with more wet year... Read More


How to face a rising sea? Maldives bets on artificial islands

India, April 15 -- About 80% of Maldive's coral islands are less than one metre above sea level The government of Maldives, one of the most low-lying terrains in the world, is developing at least thr... Read More