Plan an exotic island trip to Seychelles

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) The exotic island of Seychelles known for its pristine beaches reopens borders to all countries worldwide. The much-anticipated news by the tourism industry, considering the recent launch of the immunisation campaign, was announced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde during a joint press briefing with his […]

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Start work on multimodal logistics hub: Chautala

Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Wednesday gave directions to start construction of northern India’s largest integrated multimodal logistics hub, to be constructed in the state’s Mahendragarh district. Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of Industries and Commerce Department, took stock of the proposed construction work to be undertaken. With […]

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6,815 more test corona positive in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) As many as 6,815 new coronavirus cases were detected in Kerala on Wednesday after tests on 61,532 samples, with the state’s test positivity rate touching 11.08 per cent. In all, 7,364 patients were cured and discharged from hospitals across Kerala on Wednesday. A total of 69,691 persons are still under treatment […]

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Another Trinamool legislator jumps ship to BJP in Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress legislator from the Shantipur Assembly constituency in Nadia district, Arindam Bhattacharya, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. He joined the saffron brigade at the party’s headquarters in Delhi after holding a meeting with BJP national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya. “Our dream is to create […]

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Apple Fitness+ now offers nearly 300 workouts

Cupertino (California), Jan 20 (IANS) Apple has added another two dozen workouts to Apple Fitness+, its on-demand workout subscription service. The iPhone maker has introduced 26 new Fitness+ workouts covering all video categories, which include cycling, strength, yoga, HIIT, core, dance, treadmill, mindful cooldown and rowing. This takes the total number of workouts in the […]

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Centre urged to set up vax testing lab in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Telangana’s Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao has urged Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to establish a vaccine testing and certification laboratory and government medical store depot in Hyderabad. In a letter to the Union minister, Rama Rao demanded establishment of a vaccine testing and certification laboratory on the lines of Central […]

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Russia adds 21,152 new Covid-19 cases

Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS) Russia confirmed 21,152 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total to 36,33,952, the country’s Covid-19 response centre said in a statement on Wednesday. The number of deaths increased by 597 to 67,220, the centre said, adding 3,027,316 people have so far recovered, including 25,290 recoveries over […]

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Possible allergic reactions to Moderna Covid vaccine under probe

New York, Jan 20 (IANS) US-based drugmaker Moderna has confirmed that it has received a report from California’s health department that several individuals at one vaccination centre in San Diego were treated for possible allergic reactions after vaccination from one lot of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine. The company is “fully cooperating” with the California Department […]

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Turkey starts vaccination at nursing homes

Istanbul, Jan 20 (IANS) Turkey started vaccinating citizens residing or working in nursing homes against Covid-19 on Tuesday, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on Wednesday. Speaking at a meeting with the provincial health directors on Monday, Koca said the vaccinations would also cover people in disabled care centres and care homes, as well as […]

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The most beautiful lakes in Switzerland

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) Switzerland is known as the home of the mountains but did you know that Switzerland also has more than 1,500 lakes and water bodies! Almost all Swiss cities are located on the shores of lakes. Whether it’s the altitude, the crystal-clear water or the beauty of the surrounding […]

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Rishabh Pant signs contract with JSW Sports

Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Enterprising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, whose heroics helped India register one of their most memorable Test wins against Australia in Brisbane, has signed a multi-year contract with JSW Sports. The deal will see the firm manage all commercial interests and marketing rights of 23-year-old Pant. Mustafa Ghouse, CEO of JSW Sports, said […]

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Howrah-Kalka Mail renamed as Netaji Express

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Ahead of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary celebrations, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the Howrah-Kalka Mail has been renamed as ‘Netaji Express’. Goyal tweeted: “Netaji’s ‘prakram’ (valour) put India on the express route of freedom and development. I am thrilled to celebrate his birth anniversary with the […]

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Next wet spell likely in J&K, Ladakh from Friday

Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Minimum temperatures remained several notches below the freezing point in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh on Wednesday as the weather office forecast another wet spell beginning on January 22. “Another Western Disturbance of moderate intensity is most likely to affect J&K and Ladakh during 22nd night to 24th with main activity […]

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Facebook AI now better describe photos for visually impaired

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Facebook has announced new improvements in its artificial intelligence (AI) technology to generate descriptions of photos posted on its platforms including Instagram for the visually-impaired users. Way back in 2016, Facebook introduced a new technology called automatic alternative text (AAT) that utilises object recognition to generate descriptions of photos on […]

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Positive Covid tests by Oz Open players believed to be ‘virus shedding’

Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Positive Covid-19 tests attributed to two Australian Open players are now suspected to be instances of ‘virus shedding’ following evidence of past infections, authorities confirmed on Wednesday. Victoria’s Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville has clarified the total number of cases linked to the event that weren’t considered shedding was seven, […]

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Russia logs 21,734 new Covid cases

Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS) Russia recorded 21,734 more Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 22,857 a day earlier, the country’s coronavirus response centre said on Tuesday. The national tally has thus increased to 3,612,800 with 66,623 deaths and 3,002,026 recoveries, the centre said, Xinhua news agency reported. Moscow reported 3,115 new cases, […]

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Terrorist, associate arrested in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police in Anantnag have arrested an active terrorist and a terrorist associate, both linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM, and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession, officials said on Tuesday. Police said acting on a specific information regarding planning of killing a policeman and weapon snatching […]

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15,223 more beneficiaries vaccinated in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Of the 32,205 beneficiaries targetted for vaccination against coronavirus across Karnataka on Tuesday, only 15,223 took the shot, the state Health Department said. “With 15,223 healthcare warriors taking the jab across the southern state, 47 per cent of the target was achieved during the day,” said the department in a statement. […]

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1,000 Covid-19 vax doses found ‘frozen’ in Assam medical college

Guwahati/Silchar, Jan 19 (IANS) Authorities in Assam are probing how the 1,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine Covishield were found “frozen” in the vaccine store of the Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH), officials said on Tuesday. Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli and state National Health Mission Director Lakshmanan S. have separately ordered probes to […]

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