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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 14 September 2021

News Updates for Bangalore - 14 September 2021

  1. CFR still highest in 90-99 age group
    Despite the drastic decline in the number of COVID-19 deaths in the State, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) continues to be highest in the 90-99 age group.
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  2. Sample from State sent for Nipah test
    One case of suspected Nipah Virus (NiV) infection has been reported in Mangaluru.The patient, a lab technician at Wenlock District Hospital in Mangaluru, self-reported on suspicion that he may have contracted the infection. Sources said he had a travel history to Goa and had been in contact with a person who returned from Kerala.
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  3. T.N. Assembly passes Bill against NEET
    The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday passed a Bill seeking to ‘dispense’ with the requirement for candidates to qualify in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical courses in the State.
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  4. Returning to school 17 months later
    The post-COVID-19 situation is complex and the ‘where we left it’ approach will not do for any stage of school education. As children return to the classroom after an unprecedentedly long gap, many among their teachers realise that teaching will be tougher. And there are others who assume that it will be business as usual.
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  5. COVID-19, kidney injury and need for a vaccine shot
    As of early September 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has affected over 200 million people and led to 4.4 million deaths worldwide.
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  6. Ola’s Hosur e-scooter unit to run fully on women power
    Ola’s electric scooter factory being built in Hosur, just outside Bengaluru, will not just showcase India’s self-reliance in the sector but also the country’s women power. The Bengaluru-based company on Monday announced that the massive manufacturing plant will be completely operated by a 10,000-plus workforce comprising only women.
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  7. Festive season sees dip in vaccination rate, testing
    Karnataka witnessed a dip in Covid-19 vaccinations during the festival season, as it dispensed an average of 2.07 lakh doses per day from Friday to Monday — much below the 5.43 lakh daily doses between August 21 and September 9.
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  8. Over 19% teacher aspirants clear TET
    As many as 45,074 (19.51%) candidates have cleared the teacher’s eligibility test (TET) to be eligible for recruitment. Last year, only 3.93% of candidates were eligible for recruitment.
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  9. Masking in schools good, snack break a worry
    BENGALURU: Though a majority of schools in Karnataka are complying with the mask norm effectively, a study among parents of children who are attending offline classes now, has raised concerns about poor indoor ventilation.
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  10. Sharp dip in antibodies after three-four months of receiving Covid vaccine, find researchers NEW DELHI: In what appears to be the first evidence showing the need of booster doses, especially for those who are immune compromised, researchers found waning antibody levels three-four months after receiving Covaxin and Covishield. 
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