COVID 3rd wave to be a 'ripple' if no mutant with high virulence erupts, says IIT Kanpur study!

The IIT Kanpur Model has suggested 3 possibilities for the future, assuming that no immunity escape variant is detected.

The SUTRA model developed at IIT Kanpur for a mathematical study of the pandemic has some optimistic inferences with regards to the impending third wave. As per reports, the authorities have come up with 3 possibilities for the future and it is expected that the third wave would be a 'ripple' if there is no variant with remarkably high virulence. Additionally, the study anticipates that the effect may be similar in scale to the second wave if a new more infectious mutant emerges.


Normalcy to be restored by August if no highly infectious variant comes up

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Given the findings of the study, the first scenario says that general life can revert to normalcy by August if no new mutant with a significantly high infection rate spreads. If it does, then the impact may be comparable to the second wave. The second scenario considers the features of the first case and adds a condition, wherein vaccination is 20% less effective. Further, the pessimistic third scenario looks at a situation, where a 25% more infectious mutant spreads. It is noteworthy that all these 3 cases stand nullified if an immunity escape variant is spotted.

As per reports, the authorities have stated that two important facets- loss of immunity in the recovered population and the efficacy of vaccination-induced immunity have to be included in the study. Subsequently, the officials are working out a way to develop a stronger system with these two things.

Delta Plus, a cause of concern!

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As per reports, the third wave may accentuate in October with a peak lower than that of the second wave, if the first case becomes the reality. Under the second scenario, an early and higher peak may be seen in September. Further, the third case would require stringent restrictions to delay the peak. In view of the emerging cases of Delta Plus in the country, amplified interventions are needed to curtail the effects of the third wave.

200 new teachers to be hired via the upcoming recruitment drive at Lucknow University!

The LU management will conduct recruitment for the posts of Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor.

In order to fill the vacant positions across various departments, Lucknow University will soon roll out the plans for the induction of nearly 200 teachers and academics. As per reports, the varsity administration will conduct recruitment for the posts of Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. It is expected that the schedule for online registrations will be announced soon and the process will be executed in alignment with the May 2021 orders.

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Free medical aid to be provided to the underprivileged in UP under a new healthcare campaign

Any beneficiary linked to this scheme can receive free treatment worth ₹5 lakh at any listed hospital in India.

The state of Uttar Pradesh has launched a new campaign to facilitate free medical aid to the underprivileged. As per reports, the service has been provisioned for the people who are not covered by the security of the Ayushman card of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat) and Chief Minister Jan Arogya Yojana. A golden card will be issued to the beneficiaries, who can avail of zero-cost treatment worth ₹5 lakh at any of the impaneled hospitals in the country.

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10 special centres set up across Indore for focused vaccination of pregnant women!

These sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care is provided to pregnant women.

In a bid to boost the vaccination program in the city, the authorities in Indore have started a focused drive for pregnant women. Under this initiative, a total of 10 inoculation centres have been set up in Indore. While 5 of these shall cater to the residents in the rural areas, the other five shall aid in the immunisation of urban dwellers. Notably, these sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care and treatment are provided to pregnant women.

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Thunderstorm & rain in store for Goa today; IMD issues orange alert for July 30-31

Relief work to help those affected by the massive rainfall, is currently underway.

The monsoon spell has cast a widespread effect across Goa, washing the North and South districts with short spells of sporadic rains in the morning today. As per reports, these light to moderate showers will be accompanied by thunderstorms through the day. The showers may clock around 11.5 cm to 20.4 cm in rainfall in the next 24 hours.

As such. the IMD has also warned against very heavy downpour activity in isolated regions. Meanwhile, an orange alert has further been raised for July 30-31 amid forecasts of torrential rains.

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Mumbai Metropolitan region to get 1st data centre under Yondr-Everstone's $1 bn joint venture!

Hyper-scale data centres shall also come up across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and National Capital Region (Delhi).

In an attempt to boost the information technology infrastructure of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, a new data centre has been proposed under a joint venture of Yondr and Everstone groups. Reportedly, the two firms have collaborated on a $1 billion project for setting up hyper-scale data centres across different parts of India. The global developer, owner-operator and service provider firm, Yonder aims to scale up the connectivity through its partnership with the private equity company, Everstone.

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COVID testing marks a significant dip in Indore in the 3rd week of July!

The daily count of tests lies in the range of 7,000 to 10,000 while the state administration orders call for 10,000 daily tests.

After the second wave of the pandemic ushered unprecedented problems for Indore, the situation is gradually diffusing in the city. As per the latest reports, the testing figures have marked a significant downfall recording a 12% dip in the third week of July, as compared to the first week. Reportedly, the authorities stated that the sampling has reduced due to citizens' reluctance, changing weather conditions and fewer symptomatic cases at fever clinics.

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