The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, began in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. The first case of the virus was identified in December 2019 and was linked to a seafood market ... read more

Lower emissions during Covid pandemic led to increased warming, says study

The measuring station is strategically placed to capture air masses from the Asian subcontinent and located in an area with few regional emission sources.

A woman rides a bike in downtown Montreal, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, (AP)
Published on Jun 01, 2023 08:25 PM IST

BHU researchers’ work on combating Covid-19 gets German patent

Their recent research work to contain the spread of the disease, which caused a pandemic and killed millions of people worldwide, has been patented by the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt), the scientists said in a note on Wednesday.

“The Somnifericin Phyto molecule growth inhibitor holds significant potential as an effective weapon to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has posed a global threat to public health,” the university said. (For representation)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:51 PM IST
By, Varanasi

Is it the next Covid? All you need to know about metapneumovirus amid 11% rise

From causes to symptoms and precautions to take; here's all you need to know about human metapneumovirus (HMPV) amid massive rise in cases in spring

Human metapneumovirus is an infection that affects the upper and lower respiratory tract.
Updated on May 31, 2023 05:27 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

India records 310 new Covid-19 cases, active tally at 4,222

India Covid cases: The country's Covid-19 death toll has increased to 5,31,870 with three latest fatalities.

The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.49 crore (4,49,90,588). (File)
Published on May 31, 2023 10:22 AM IST

Don’t fear an AI-induced jobs apocalypse just yet

The West suffers from too little automation, not too much

Fears over the job-displacing effects of technology are, of course, nothing new(Illustration: Shutterstock)
Published on May 30, 2023 08:05 PM IST
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