- Covid has cut life expectancy by 2 years in India: IIPS study
Life expectancy in India has dropped by roughly two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a statistical analysis by scientists from the International Institute for Population Studies in the city. “Life expectancy at birth for men and women has declined from 69.5 years and 72 years in 2019 to 67.5 years and 69.8 years respectively in 2020,” said IIPS assistant professor Surayakant Yadav, whose work was published in the prestigious journal ‘BMC Public Health’ on Thursday.
- Don’t let guard down in festive season, warns PM
India’s success in administering 100 crore doses of anti-Covid vaccines has generated a strong sense of optimism in all sections with experts upbeat about India’s economy even as it was necessary to remember that having a strong “kavach (armour)” did not mean that people should let down their guard, PM Modi said on Friday.
- Telangana tops in first dose per million coverage, Karnataka 5th
Telangana has administered the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 9.5 lakh people per million of its eligible population, the highest among 15 big states in the country, while Karnataka stands fifth on this parameter, having partially vaccinated 8.7 lakh per million.
- Teachers brace for hiccups as children set to return to School
With children in grades 1-5 set to return to campuses on Monday — after a gap of 18 months — it’s now the turn of teachers in Bengaluru. Class 1 and two children were still in kindergarten when they last went to school and primary grade teachers are gearing up with excitement as well as some trepidation.
- Covid has made people more aware about diseases
Rains have sparked fears of an annual spike in water-borne and vector-borne diseases such as dengue, dengue shock syndrome and gastroenteritis. How capable is the city’s public healthcare system to prevent a big outbreak? DH interacts with a cross-section of Bengalureans to get their views.
- State logs 378 fresh Covid cases, 11 deaths
Karnataka on Friday reported 378 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total to 29,85,227. Bengaluru Urban reported 195 cases and seven deaths.
- Problematic net use a growing mental health condition: Study
A recent study by doctors from NIMHANS has found that ‘Problematic Internet Use’ (PIU) is rapidly emerging to be an ever-growing and significant mental health condition among adolescent students.
- Govt seeks timeline from colleges,universities on students’ vaccination
New Delhi : On the day India achieved its landmark 1 billion vaccine doses, the Union ministry of education sought a tentative timeline from central universities on achieving 100% vaccination coverage of their students and staff.
- Melbourne’s lockdown ends; Beijing plans mass testing
Melbourne residents flocked to the city’s pubs, restaurants and hair salons in the early hours of Friday after the world’s most locked down city emerged from its latest spate of restrictions designed to combat the spread of Covid-19.
- Russian Covid toll hits 4th straight daily record a week before new curbs
Russia reported a fourth straight daily record of Covid deaths on Friday, with still a week to go before the start of a nationwide workplace shutdown ordered by President Putin to try to curb a rise in infections. Authorities said 1,064 people had died in the previous 24 hours, with new infections hitting a second successive daily record at 37,141.