Global consumer spending on apps to double: Report

Global consumer spending on premium apps, in-app purchases, and subscriptions across Apple’s App Store and Google Play will reach $270 billion annually by 2025, nearly 2.5 times what consumers spent in 2020 as Covid-19 accelerated mobile trends. Continue Reading

‘Not all Covid patients have enough antibodies’

Billionaire Elon Musk has become a co-author of a study on Covid-19 where he joined researchers to track coronavirus infection in 4,000 SpaceX workers who came forward as volunteers. The findings suggest that only a certain threshold of antibodies may provide people lasting protection against the virus. Continue Reading

IMA questions Health Minister over Patanjali’s Coronil

The IMA expressed shock over the ‘blatant lie of WHO certification’ for Patanjali’s Coronil tablet, which the company claims is an evidence-based medicine to fight Covid-19, and demanded an explanation from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in whose presence the medicine was launched. Continue Reading

Explained: How corona may hijack human cells

Researchers have identified parts of human proteins which the novel coronavirus could be using to hijack host cell processes, an advance that may lead to the development of new drugs for treating Covid-19. Continue Reading

Serum Institute to supply 1.1 billion vaccine doses for Covax scheme

Serum Institute Of India will supply 1.1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Novavax to the Covax vaccine scheme, as part of a new long-term deal, the head of the UN Children’s Fund said. Continue Reading

City hospital launches Covid vaccination drive

SIMS Hospitals (SRM Institutes for Medical Science), Vadapalani, has joined India’s vaccination drive against Covid-19 with ‘Covishield’ vaccine. Continue Reading

E-catering to resume at Eastern Railways

Cooked food supply to passengers in trains under e-catering services, which were suspended as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19, will resume soon in the Eastern Railway (ER) zone, an official said in Kolkata. Continue Reading

‘Holding breath may increase risk of Covid’

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) researchers have found that the process of virus-laden droplets being transported into deep lungs increases with decreasing breathing frequency. Continue Reading

PM-CARES allocates Rs 201 crore for medical oxygen generation plants

A sum of Rs 201.58 crore from the PM-CARES Fund is being allocated for installing 162 dedicated PSA medical oxygen generation plants in public health facilities across the country, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said. Continue Reading