These 14 Indian start-ups catering to persons with disabilities

Bengaluru, Jan 23 : All-terrain slip-proof crutches, electric wheelchair designed for Indian terrain, gaming tool for screening autism and a $1 speaking device were the innovations from 14 start-ups who were declared winners of ‘BIRAC-Social Alpha Quest for Assistive Technologies- Supported by Mphasis’, it was announced on Thursday. In a unique Public-Private Partnership model, non-proft […]

Snakes may be the source of coronavirus outbreak in China

Beijing, Jan 23 : Snakes may be the original source of the newly discovered novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China, according to a new study. The finding, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent […]

US, China working on vaccine against coronavirus: Expert

[Shoreline: Dr. Satish Pillai, at podium, a medical officer with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks along with other officials, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, during a news conference in Shoreline, Wash. Authorities spoke about the ongoing response after a man in Washington state traveled to China and contacted the 2019 novel coronavirus. […]

Chinese vice premier orders all-out efforts to curb virus outbreak

Beijing, Jan 23 : Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Wednesday called for all-out efforts to curb the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province. During an inspection tour to the city, the center of the outbreak, she visited the entry and exit check points of the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, as well […]

WHO extends emergency talks over coronavirus outbreak in China

Geneva, Jan 23 : The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). “There was an excellent discussion during the meeting today, but it was also clear that to proceed, we need more […]