The R.1 variant of the coronavirus contains a combination of viral mutations. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The R.1 variant was first discovered in Japan in 2020
  • It has been detected in around 35 countries so far, including the US
  • The variant has infected more than 10,000 people worldwide

New Delhi, Sep 24 (PTI) Children have been less severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and their chances of recovery are very well, World Health Organisation (WHO) chief scientist Soumya ...

New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) An estimated 57,000 premature deaths in Delhi during 2020 can be attributed to air pollution, Greenpeace India said Wednesday, revealing the city's annual average air ...

New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) Experts Wednesday stressed on the need to focus on revising India's air quality standards to make them more stringent as the WHO released new guidelines and warned that ...

New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health alongside climate change, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday as it released its new ...

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The WHO said that COVID-19 cases continued to fall last week. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The World Health Organisation released a weekly epidemiological update on Tuesday
  • Delta COVID variant's presence has been reported in 185 countries as, it said
  • WHO said aid that while Southeast Southeast Asia reported a 30% decrease in COVID-19 deaths

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Union Health Minister Mandaviya said that India will resume its 'Vaccine Maitri' programme. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • India administered as many as 2.50 crore vaccines in one single day
  • The government had halted the programme after the second wave of COVID-19
  • 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative was appreciated by the global community

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Beneficiaries leave after receiving Covid-19 vaccine at state government-run SKM Hall during massive vaccination drive against coronavirus, in Patna. (Photo credit: PTI file)

  • India recorded 26,115 new COVID-19 cases
  • 252 COVID related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours
  • India has successfully administered 81.85 crores COVID-19 vaccines

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The Biden administration’s embattled plan to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans faced its first key hurdle Friday

  • A US government advisory panel will sit do decide whether to endorse extra doses of Pfizer
  • The WHO has strictly objected to booster shots
  • The Delta variant has led to a surge in coronavirus infections in the US

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Diabetic foot ulcers are formed as a result of skin tissue breaking down and exposing the layers underneath. (Photo: Unsplash/Representational)

  • One in every five people with diabetes have got diabetic foot ulcers at least once in life: WHO
  • A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound 
  • It occurs in approximately 15% of diabetes patients