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If COVID-19 Is Defeated In The 10 Worst Hit States, The Entire Country Will Emerge Victorious: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

If COVID-19 Is Defeated In The 10 Worst Hit States, The Entire Country Will Emerge Victorious: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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During a conference with the chief ministers of 10 states with a high number of active COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that there is an urgent need to ramp up testing in Bihar, Gujarat, UP, West Bengal, and Telangana
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COVID-19 Warriors: Indian Cricket Fans Across 6 Countries Join Hands To Distribute Food To 400 Needy Families In Mumbai

COVID-19 Warriors: Indian Cricket Fans Across 6 Countries Join Hands To Distribute Food To 400 Needy Families In Mumbai
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A group of Indian cricket fans with members in Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Dubai, London and India came forward to help the needy families in Mumbai during the coronavirus lockdown
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World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Actress Neha Dhupia Calls For Empowering New Mothers To Have The Freedom To Feed

World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Actress Neha Dhupia Calls For Empowering New Mothers To Have The Freedom To Feed
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Neha Dhupia started a campaign ‘Freedom To Feed’ last year after she faced challenges in feeding her daughter Mehr in public and realized that there is an urgent need for normalising breastfeeding and making it easy for the new mothers
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World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Kerala Government Launches Lactation Cookies For New Mothers

World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Kerala Government Launches Lactation Cookies For New Mothers
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With an aim to ensure sufficient nutrition for malnourished lactating mothers in the state, the Government of Kerala has launched a pilot project of distributing lactation cookies rich in nutrients that help enhance breastmilk production
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World Breastfeeding Week: Precautions To Take In Times Of COVID-19 Pandemic To Safeguard Breastfeeding Babies

World Breastfeeding Week: Precautions To Take In Times Of COVID-19 Pandemic To Safeguard Breastfeeding Babies
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According to experts, a mother who tests COVID-19 positive must continue breastfeeding because the antibodies produced by her immune system will also be secreted in breastmilk providing the babies a readymade protection against the virus
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Here Is How Telangana, Which Has Seen Rapid Rise In Number Of Cases In Recent Weeks, Is Fighting Against COVID-19

Here Is How Telangana, Which Has Seen Rapid Rise In Number Of Cases In Recent Weeks, Is Fighting Against COVID-19
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According to the state authorities, COVID-19 has entered the community in Telangana as evident from the rapid surge in the number of cases and the citizens are required to take all precautions against coronavirus like wearing a mask before stepping out, maintaining physical distance and hand-washing
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COVID Warriors: From Providing Medical Equipment To Hospitals To Feeding The Hungry, This NGO Is Doing It All

COVID Warriors: From Providing Medical Equipment To Hospitals To Feeding The Hungry, This NGO Is Doing It All
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Along with providing cooked food, ration and hygiene kits to over 6,000 poor families across several states, The Hans Foundation, has also provided ventilators and other medical equipment to hospitals during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
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COVID-19: Amitabh Bachchan Dedicates A Heartfelt Note To Healthcare Workers From The Hospital, Calls Them ‘God's Own Angels’

COVID-19: Amitabh Bachchan Dedicates A Heartfelt Note To Healthcare Workers From The Hospital, Calls Them ‘God's Own Angels’
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Amitabh Bachchan who is undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital penned a note on social media, calling doctors as 'God's own angels in white PPE units'
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Coronavirus Pandemic: Smart Helmets To Detect Possible COVID-19 Infections In Slum Areas Of Mumbai

Coronavirus Pandemic:  Smart Helmets To Detect Possible COVID-19 Infections In Slum Areas Of Mumbai
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To strengthen the fight against COVID-19, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is trying out ‘smart helmets’ which have a capacity to scan over 200 people in a minute for possible COVID-19 infection with the help of the thermal camera on it
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COVID-19 Waste: CPCB’s New Guidelines Advise Households To Cut And Store Waste Masks, Gloves For 3 Days Before Disposing Of

COVID-19 Waste: CPCB’s New Guidelines Advise Households To Cut And Store Waste Masks, Gloves For 3 Days Before Disposing Of
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To ensure that the biomedical waste generated due to the use of gloves and masks during the COVID-19 pandemic is not mixed with the general solid waste, Central Pollution Control Board has now come out with guidelines
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Hit By A Pandemic And A Super Cyclone, Here's How West Bengal Is Tackling The Twin Challenge Of COVID-19 And Amphan

Hit By A Pandemic And A Super Cyclone, Here's How West Bengal Is Tackling The Twin Challenge Of COVID-19 And Amphan
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According to the state authorities, the major hurdle in West Bengal’s fight against COVID-19 is containing transmission in the relief centres established to shelter migrant workers returning to the state and for those rescued during the super cyclone Amphan
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Here Is How Uttar Pradesh, With A Population Equivalent To That Of Germany, United Kingdom, France Combined, Is Fighting Against COVID-19

Here Is How Uttar Pradesh, With A Population Equivalent To That Of Germany, United Kingdom, France Combined, Is Fighting Against COVID-19
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According to experts, in Uttar Pradesh's battle against the COVID 19 pandemic, high infection rates in western districts of the state is a matter of concern
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Coronavirus Vaccine: Oxford University’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Exhibits Strong Immune Responses, Says The Lancet Study

Coronavirus Vaccine: Oxford University’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Exhibits Strong Immune Responses, Says The Lancet Study
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According to the data published in The Lancet, the first phase of human trial of the vaccine candidate ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 developed at the University of Oxford has shown encouraging results and appears to induce strong immune response within the body
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Delhi Government Approves Home Delivery Of Ration, Making Going To Fair Price Shop Optional

Delhi Government Approves Home Delivery Of Ration, Making Going To Fair Price Shop Optional
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced the ‘Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana’ which will help the ration card holders to avail home delivery of ration
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