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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 16 September 2021

News Updates for Bangalore - 16 September 2021

  1. India’s Covid toll may be 4-11 times higher
    India’s Covid death toll may be 4 to 11 times higher than official numbers and translate into whopping economic costs worth 30% of the gross domestic product, a team of health experts and economists has said in a new study.
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  2. Bengaluru  sees 100% rise in fresh cases, ‘may not indicate a trend
    BENGALURU, DHNS: Wednesday saw a jump in the number of new Covid-19 cases, although officials said it was not yet clear if this constituted a new rising trend. A total of 1,116 new cases were recorded on Wednesday, following days of declining Covid-19 numbers, since September 10. These numbers constitute a 99% increase over the 559 cases recorded the day before.
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  3. NCRB data: 28% crime surge, mostly Covid violations
    IN A year impacted massively by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, overall crime numbers in the country increased by 28 per cent in 2020 over the non-pandemic year 2019.
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  4. Karnataka: BBMP to test all students showing Covid symptoms for more than 2 days
    The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to compulsorily test all students having Covid-19 symptoms for more than two days.
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  5. Pregnant women, new moms get jabbed in Bengaluru
    BENGALURU: With reducing hesitancy among pregnant and lactating women in getting the Covid-19 vaccine, the inoculation drive in Bengaluru is going slow but steady. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike plans to extend the drive from three days a week.
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  6. Karnataka borrowed heavily, used funds for capital expenditure: CAG report
    The Karnataka government resorted to huge market borrowings of Rs 48,499 crore during the financial period 2019-20, resulting in 57 per cent increase in cash balance for the current year.
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  7. National Education Policy in Karnataka schools to take off with lower classes
    The Education Department is contemplating a phased introduction of the National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) in schools from the 2022-23 academic year with focus on the first five years of schooling starting from Lower Kindergarten.
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  8. Moderna Covid vaccine produces lasting immune response, study finds
    Immunity generated by the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine lasts for at least six months, and there is no indicator that vaccinated people will need a booster shot, according to a study.
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  9. Mumbai Records Over 500 New Covid Cases In A Day: Official
    Mumbai: Mumbai reported 514 new coronavirus positive cases and four deaths today, taking the caseload to 7,36,284 and total deaths to 16,037, a civic official said.
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  10. Scattered to widespread rainfall in NW India today, tomorrow
    A well marked low pressure area is lying over central parts of north Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards during the next two days and weaken thereafter
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