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Headlines: Antibodies Waning After 4 Months Of Covid-19 Vaccine Says Study

Antibodies Waning After 4 Months Of Covid-19 Vaccine Says Study

The study published in the Research Square pre-print platform, and based on 614 fully vaccinated health workers across India who has either taken Covishield or Covaxin found out a significant drop in covid-fighting antibodies within 4 months of taking the covid-19 vaccine shot. However, the director of the institute that did the study said that a decline in antibodies does not mean that people lose immunization against the disease, as the body’s memory cells may still offer substantial protection. A study like this raises the question of whether India also needs to provide covid-19 vaccine booster shots as western countries or not; however, as of now, the country’s priority is to fully immunize its 944 million adults. Till now, more than 60% have received at least one dose, and 19% have been fully vaccinated. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Records 30,570 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.64%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded fresh 30,570 covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country stands at 3,42,923, constituting 1.03% of total covid-19 cases reported in the country. Meanwhile, the daily recoveries have outnumbered fresh covid-19 cases with recording 38,303 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 3,25,60,474. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 1.94% and 1.93% respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 54.77 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 76.57 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

Weather Update: IMD Predicts Heavy Rainfall In Delhi

According to the latest weather update shared by the Indian Meteorological Department, an orange alert has been issued in the national capital for moderate to heavy rainfall. Along with the rainfall, the IMD has also predicted strong winds in Delhi. Meanwhile, the national capital has received the 24-hour highest rainfall in 121 years, and several areas were waterlogged, including the Delhi airport on Saturday. Senior scientist RK Jenamani has predicted that Delhi will receive fresh rainfall from 17th September. 

Gujarat: Swearing-in Ceremony Of New Ministers To Take Place Today

After Gujarat’s new Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel took the oath on Monday as the 17th Chief Minister, the swearing-in ceremony of new ministers will take place today at Raj Bhawan in Gandhinagar at 1 pm. As per the official sources, the majority of ministers from the old cabinet are likely to be dropped. The sources also added: “There is a massive exercise going on to see that leaders who won’t be accommodated in the cabinet do not feel left out,” 

Nitin Gadkari: The US Is Interested In Transferring Its Capital From China To India

While addressing the 19th convocation programme of Visvesvaraya National Institute Of Technology, Nagpur, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari said: “During a meeting just eight days ago, the US ambassador to India told me that the US is interested in transferring its capital from China to India. They want to support us with their technology and capital for the progress and development of India,” The BJP leader added: “India human intellectual is well recognized and appreciated in the entire world. The entire world is looking at India for sustainable economic growth,” Nitin Gadkari also said that more investment should be made in the drone industry as it can be used in both the agriculture and transport sector. 

Bigg Boss OTT: Neha Bhasin Eliminated In Midnight Eviction; Fails To Make It To The Finale Race

With only a few days left before the finals of the Bigg Boss OTT, the makers are leaving no stones unturned to add more drama in the house. In a surprising twist of midnight eviction, Neha Bhasin got eliminated from the show just days before the semi-finals. All the housemates got teary-eyed and cried their hearts out in the sudden eviction surprise. After Neha’s eviction, Pratik Sehajpal, Nishant Bhat, Divya Agarwal, Raqesh Bapat and Shamita Shetty will fight against each other for the Bigg Boss OTT trophy. The grand finale will take place on 18th September 2021. 

Ajay Kapoor And Subhash Kale To Join Hands For A Film On Afghan Rescue Crisis

Producer Ajay Kapoor has joined hands with producer Subhash Kale for a film titled ‘Garud’ based on the Afghan rescue crisis and will depict the life of an officer in the Garud Commando Force, a special forces unit of the Indian Air Force. The duo has already collaborated with each other in the 2015 film Roy, and All Is Well. Talking about the collaboration, Ajay said: “Subhash and I go long way and have been friends since years, when he approached me for Garud, I was really hooked to the script and instantly came on board. The film narrates inspirational, patriotic story with a strong emotional connect, we are looking forward to mount the story on a large scale to give proper justice to the script,” On Wednesday, the makers released the poster of the film. Garud is slated to release on 15th August 2022. However, there has been no announcement related to the director and cast yet. 

Remaining IPL 2021 Will See Limited Spectators Return To Stadiums

On Wednesday, the event organizers announced that the remaining IPL 2021 would see spectators in stadiums but in a limited capacity. The IPL 2021, which was suspended in May due to the outbreak of the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic, will resume from Sunday with Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. An IPL statement read: “This match will be a momentous occasion as IPL will welcome the fans back to the stadiums after a brief hiatus owing to the COVID-19 situation. Matches will be played at Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi with limited seating available, keeping in mind the COVID protocols and UAE government regulations,” Though the league organizers did not specify the exact numbers of spectators to be allowed, sources said that it would be 50% as per the stadium capacity. 

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