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As India grapples with the savage second wave of coronavirus, authorities have a herculean task in hands to break the chain of the deadly infection and save people's lives. Stay tuned to India TV for commendable stories of India's war against the pandemic.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 09, 2021 23:50 IST

On Sunday, India recorded 4,03,738 fresh COVID-19 cases, which pushed the tally to 2,22,96,414. The death toll climbed to 2,42,362 with 4,092 daily deaths, the data updated at 8 am showed. Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 37,36,648, comprising 16.76 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 82.15 per cent.

As India grapples with the savage second wave of coronavirus, authorities have a herculean task in hands to break the chain of the deadly infection and save people's lives. Stay tuned to India TV for commendable stories of India's war against the pandemic.

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  • 11:45 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    States receive almost 70% of total revenue collected from vaccines: Anurag Thakur on Mallikarjun Kharge's letter to PM Modi

    From GST collected on vaccine, half is earned by Centre and other half by States. 41% of Centre’s collections get devolved to States. States receive almost 70% of total revenue collected from vaccines: MoS Finance Anurag Thakur on Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge's letter to PM Modi.

     

     

  • 10:56 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID: 'Sending teams of experts to India', says Israel Ambassador to India Ron Malka

    As per the information provided by Israel Ambassador to India Ron Malka, "We are sending teams of experts to India. For example, we are going to send a team for rapid testing and a team to develop very easy producing oxygen concentrators. India has remarkable manufacturing capabilities."

     

     

  • 10:34 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Indian Navy tanker ship to arrive in Vishakhapatnam tomorrow from Singapore with eight 20 tonne empty cryogenic oxygen cylinders

    As per the information provided by Indian Navy officials, "Indian Navy tanker ship INS Airavat to arrive in Vishakhapatnam tomorrow from Singapore with eight 20 tonne empty cryogenic oxygen cylinders, 3150 oxygen cylinders, 500 filled oxygen cylinders, 10,000 Rapid Antigen Test kits, and 450 PPE kits."

     

  • 9:55 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    IAF's Antonov AN32 aircraft lands at Raipur Airport with 300 oxygen concentrators for Chhattisgarh Health Dept

    Indian Air Force's Antonov AN32 aircraft lands at Raipur Airport with 300 oxygen concentrators for Chhattisgarh Health Department: Airport Director Rakesh Ranjan Sahay.

     

     

  • 9:29 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Uttarakhand govt decided to impose 'COVID Curfew' between 6 am on May 11 and 6 am on May 18 across state

    As per the information provided by State Cabinet Minister Subodh Uniyal, "Uttarakhand government has decided to impose 'COVID Curfew' between 6 am on May 11 and 6 am on May 18 across the state to contain the spread of the disease. Essential services will be allowed during this period."

     

  • 8:53 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID-19: Telangana records 4976 new cases, 7646 recoveries and 35 deaths today

    Telangana records 4976 new cases, 7646 recoveries and 35 deaths today.

     

  • 8:28 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Vaccinated 2,75,540 people of 18-44 age group so far: Delhi Health Dept

    Delhi Health Department says it has vaccinated 2,75,540 people of 18-44 age group so far and has a stock of 2,74,460 vaccine doses for the age group.

     

     

     

  • 8:23 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Lalu Prasad Yadav chairs meeting with party MLAs over COVID situation in Bihar, through video conferencing

    Former Bihar CM and Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav chairs a meeting with party MLAs over COVID-19 situation in the state, through video conference.

     

     

  • 7:58 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID-19: Karnataka reports 47,930 new cases, 490 fatalities in last 24 hours

    Karnataka reports 47,930 new COVID-19 cases, 490 fatalities and 31,796 discharges in the last 24 hours.

     

  • 7:45 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID-19: Uttar Pradesh registers 23,333 new cases, 296 deaths in past 24 hours

    Uttar Pradesh registers 23,333 new COVID-19 cases, 34,636 recoveries and 296 deaths in the past 24 hours.

     

  • 7:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Whatever I am doing during COVID gives me immense level of happiness, satisfaction: Sonu Sood

    Whatever I am doing during COVID-19 gives me an immense level of happiness and satisfaction: Actor Sonu Sood.

  • 7:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID second wave: Have lost many lives in 2021, says Sonu Sood

    COVID second wave: We have lost many lives in 2021, says Actor Sonu Sood.

  • 7:06 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID: Networking helped me in saving many lives, says Sonu Sood

    COVID: Networking has helped me in saving many lives, says Actor Sonu Sood

  • 7:05 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID-19: 17,921 new cases, 159 deaths reported in Rajasthan today

    17,921 new COVID-19 cases, 159 deaths and 16,880 discharges were reported in Rajasthan today.

  • 6:57 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Provide medical COVID kits in village, backward areas: Kumar Vishwas

    Provide medical COVID-19 kits in village and backward areas: Dr Kumar Vishwas.

  • 6:49 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    I urge MP, MLAs, DCs and other officials to come forward and help the sufferers amid COVID: Kumar Vishwas

    I urge MP, MLAs, DCs and other officials to come forward and help the sufferers: Dr Kumar Vishwas

  • 6:43 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Receiving many calls from villages of UP, Rajasthan regarding coronavirus: Kumar Vishwas

    I am receiving many calls from villages of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan regarding coronavirus: Dr Kumar Vishwas

  • 6:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID: We only have to fight at this point of time in our life, says Dr Kumar Vishwas

    COVID-19: We only have to fight at this point of time in our life, says Dr Kumar Vishwas.

  • 6:35 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Stay home, stay safe: Bhumi Pednekar to Indian citizens amid rising COVID cases

    Stay home and stay safe: Actor Bhumi Pednekar to Indian citizens 

  • 6:01 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    35,801 new COVID cases, 68 deaths reported in Kerala today

    35,801 new COVID-19 cases, 29,318 recoveries and 68 deaths were reported in Kerala today.

  • 5:41 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    We are enuring law & order on roads, hospitals: Delhi CP SN Shrivastava

    We are enuring law and order on roads, hospitals and almost everywhere: Delhi Commissioner of Police (CP) SN Shrivastava.

  • 5:38 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Some people taking additional advantage of COVID by doing financial fraud, black marketing: Delhi CP SN Shrivastava

    Some people taking additional advantage of COVID-19 by doing financial fraud and black marketing: Delhi Commissioner of Police (CP) SN Shrivastava.

     

  • 5:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID: Give people hope for better tomorrow, says Anupam Kher

    COVID-19: Give people hope for a better tomorrow, says Actor Anupam Kher

     

  • 5:06 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    I talk to my friends to remain optimistic amid COVID: Anupam Kher

    I talk to my friends to remain optimistic amid COVID: Actor Anupam Kher.

     

  • 5:03 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Everyone will have to play their role amid COVID pandemic: Anupam Kher

    Everyone will have to play their role amid COVID-19 pandemic: Actor Anupam Kher

  • 4:57 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Jabs for 18-44 age group to be launched in 11 more districts of UP on Monday: Yogi Adityanath

    Jabs for 18-44 age group to be launched in 11 more  districts of Uttar Pradesh on Monday: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

     

  • 4:51 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID second wave: 'Always stay positive', suggests Baba Ramdev

    COVID-19 second wave: 'Always stay positive', suggests Baba Ramdev.

  • 4:42 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID: With help of 'yoga' we can fight with anything, says Baba Ramdev

    COVID-19: With the help of 'yoga' we can fight with anything, says Baba Ramdev.

     

  • 4:39 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Yoga is 'Ramban' for corona patients: Baba Ramdev

    Yoga is 'Ramban' for corona patients: Baba Ramdev.

  • 4:38 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Baba Ramdev explains relevance of different types of 'yoga', exercises for COVID patients

    Baba Ramdev explains the relevance of different types of 'yoga', exercises for COVID-19 patients.

  • 4:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    One should not panic after getting detected with COVID: Cricketer Irfan Pathan

    One should not panic after getting detected with COVID-19: Cricketer Irfan Pathan

     

  • 4:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Sachin Tendulkar's recovery after COVID gave me great sigh of relief: Irfan Pathan

    Sachin Tendulkar's recovery after COVID-19 gave me a great sigh of relief: Cricketer Irfan Pathan.

  • 3:55 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Assam's new Cabinet will take oath at 12 noon tomorrow: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Assam's new Cabinet will take oath at 12 noon tomorrow: Himanta Biswa Sarma, leader of state BJP legislative party.

  • 3:27 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Naveen Patnaik sanctioned Rs 60 lakhs from CMRF to feed stray animals during COVID lockdown: CMO

    As per the information provided by CMO, "Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned Rs 60 lakhs from CMRF to feed stray animals during COVID-19 lockdown in five municipal corporations, 48 municipalities, and 61 NACs."

     

  • 3:25 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    COVID-19: Delhi reports 13,336 new cases, 273 deaths in last 24 hours

    Delhi reports 13,336 new COVID-19 cases, 273 deaths and 14,738 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

  • 2:16 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Focus should be on demand, rather than supply: Dr. Devendra Singh Rana

    Dr. Devendra Rana pointed out that with time, man-power and hospital staff will fall short. He said, "There should be more focus on demand, rather than on supply". There are not enough doctors and medical staff as compared to the perpetually increasing patients, he said.

  • 2:13 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Logistics of Oxygen supply, drug supply should be well-maintained: Dr. Sanjay Rai

    AIIMS Professional, Dr. Sanjay Rai spoke at the India TV Conclave. "Surveillance systems need to be maintained in order to further maintain the logistics of oxygen supply, drug supply, and other medical supply".
    "It should be ensured the patients don't lose their lives due to shortage of medical supplies", he further added.

  • 2:09 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Alongwith Govt, people also need to take responsibility for Covid control: Dr. Devendra Singh Rana

    Dr. Devendra Singh Rana practices at Ganagaram Hospital and spoke at the India TV Conclave. He said, "Covid appropriate behavior should be everyone's responsibility including people and the govt".

  • 1:51 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Can't afford any wastage of covid 19 medical supply: Kiran Shaw Mazumdar

    Exec Chairperson, Biocon Kiran Shaw Mazumbar addressed India TV Conclave and said, "Wastage of oxygen, covid 19 vaccine, remdesivir vials or any other medical supply can't be afforded at this point".

  • 1:47 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Many pre-installed oxygen plants in Army base: Dr. Ved Chaturvedi

    Lt Gen. Dr. Ved Chaturvedi talked on India TV Conclave and gave his insight on Army's involvement in fighting COVID 19 crisis. He said, "Army is well-eqipped with handling the crisis, Oxygen plants are pre-installed in several Army bases". 

  • 1:34 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Difficult to determine vaccination duration: Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar

    Scientist, ICMR, Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar spoke at the India TV Conclave. When asked about the duration of the vaccination drive, he said, "It is difficult to determine the duration of the vaccination drive. The speed at which vaccination is taking place, needs to be ramped up. People need to stay hopeful and strong", he said.

  • 1:16 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Ramping up vaccine production is complex: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

    Executive Chairperson, Biocon Kiran Mazumdar Shaw spoke at the India TV Conclave. She talked about the hurdles in ramping up vaccination. Apart from this, she said, "People who haven't ever tested positive for COVID 19 should be prioritized for vaccination, as they're more susceptible to it". 

    She also praised Adar Poonawala of Serum Institute and thanked the government for assisting him in producing more and more vaccine doses. 

  • 12:40 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Deep breathing excercises necessary for children: Dr. Mamata Jaju

    Dr. Mamata Jaju practices at Chachu Nehru Hospital and spoke on covid 19 among children on the India TV Conclave. She emphasized on the importance of exercises in order to achieve immunity and avoid obesity among children. "Children need to exercise, consume vitamin C, zinc and ensure wearing masks at all times".

  • 12:37 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Towards the latter part of this year, herd immunity can be achieved: Dr. Sanjeev Bagai

    Child Specialist and Padmashri honored Dr. Sanjeev Bagai spoke on the India TV Conclave. He spoke about the possibility of achieving herd immunity. He said, "70-75% population needs to be immunized in order to achieve herd immunity, which can probably be achieved by the latter part of 2021".

  • 12:17 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Steroid overdose can cause black fungal infection: Dr. Atul Kumar

    Prof., AIIMS, Dr. Atul Kumar spoke about causes of black fungal infection on India TV Conclave. He said, "Rampant use of steroids causes black fungal infection. Its early symptoms could be soreness and redness in eyes".

    "If detected early on, this condition can be treated", he further added.

  • 12:13 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Nose congestion, eyes watering early signs of black fungal infection: Dr. Arvinder Soin

    Chairman, CCS Medanta Hospital, Dr. Arvinder Soin addressed the India TV Conclave and spoke about the Black Fungus Infection. He said that "Nose congestion and eyes watering early signs of black fungal infection", he said.

    He further added that severe intake of steroids can be one of the primary causes of this infection.

  • 12:05 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Black Fungal Infection is very rare situation among covid recovered patients: Dr. M C Mishra

    Former Director AIIMS, M C Mishra addressed the India TV Conclave and spoke about black fungal infection, a condition that affects the vision of patients. He said that it is extremely rare for covid 19 survivors to get this infection. "Black Fungal Infection is a very rare situation among covid recovered patients. If someone is facing this, they should come forward and get treated", he said

  • 11:54 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Lockdown extended in UP till May 17

    Amid rising covid 19 cases, lockdown is extended in Uttar Pradesh. The lockdown was slated to end today but given a steep rise in covid 19 cases, it is now extended till May 17.

  • 11:45 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Special attention to be given towards young adults: Madhuri Kanitkar

    Lt Gen Madhuri Kanitkar spoke about the importance of discipline in fighting the virus. She said, "If discipline is inculcated, even the third wave can be fought by India". She also said that presently, more attention needs to be given to young adults, as vaccination has barely begun for 18+

  • 11:42 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    99% Army personnel are vaccinated: Madhuri Kanitkar

    Speaking on the India TV Conclave, Lt Gen Kanitkar assured that 99% Army personnel are vaccinated. She also said that no personnel has lost their lives after receiving vaccination doses. 

  • 11:37 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    "Not just winning Covid battle, but also cooperation battle", says Madhuri Kanitkar on Army cooperation to fight covid

    Lt General Madhuri Kanitkar spoke on the India TV Conclave and gave credit to Indian Army, IAF and the Navy for providing full cooperation in supplying covid 19 related medical supplies. "The army is providing truck drivers. Oxygen and other medical aide is supplied through Air Force flights, Navy ships", she said.

    "Not just winning Covid battle, but also cooperation battle", she further added.

  • 10:46 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Dept of Expenditure releases Rs 8,923.8 cr to 25 States for providing grants RLBs

    Dept of Expenditure releases Rs 8,923.8 cr to 25 States for providing grants RLBs

  • 10:09 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Consignment of the Oxygen generators & 1,000 ventilators arrives from the UK

    Consignment of the Oxygen generators & 1,000 ventilators arrives from the UK.

  • 9:50 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    PM Modi pays tribute to Krishna Gokhale on his birth anniversary

    PM Modi pays tribute to Krishna Gokhale on his birth anniversary.

  • 9:48 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    India reports 4,03,738 new COVID cases, 4,092 fatalities in past 24 hours

    India on Sunday recorded 4,03,738 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 4,092 deaths due to the infection. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry, the country saw a total of 3,86,444 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery toll to 1,83,17,404. The total cases of COVID-19 in India have now mounted to 2,22,96,414, with 37,36,648 active cases, the data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 2,42,362. A total of 16,94,39,663 people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 in India.

  • 9:46 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    People spotted in huge numbers in Shivamogga's APMC market

    People spotted in huge numbers in Shivamogga's APMC market

  • 9:45 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    BJP names Narendra Singh Tomar, Arun Singh as central observers to elect Assam leader

    BJP names Narendra Singh Tomar, Arun Singh as central observers to elect Assam leader

  • 9:43 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Earthquake of magnitude 3.7 recorded in Mizoram

    Earthquake of magnitude 3.7 recorded in Mizoram

  • 9:42 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Death toll in multiple blasts outside a girls' school in Kabul on Saturday rises to over 50

    Death toll in multiple blasts outside a girls' school in Kabul on Saturday rises to over 50

  • 9:36 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Narendra Modi tweets wishing Tagore Jayanti to people

    Narendra Modi tweets wishing Tagore Jayanti to people.

  • 6:49 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    3 people shot in NYC's Times Square after gunfire broke out

    3 people shot in NYC's Times Square after gunfire broke out.

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