ISRO launches PSLV-C51 carrying Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites

By | February 28, 2021

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket carrying 19 satellites lifted off successfully from ISRO’s spaceport at Sriharikota. At 10.24 am the rocket lifted off from the first launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. Countdown started at 8.54 am on February 27. The PSLV-C51 mission… Read More »

FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine, adding to the nation’s arsenal against the pandemic

By | February 27, 2021

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Feb. 26 voted to approve emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine. (The Washington Post) With demand for vaccines outracing supply and officials scrambling to get much of the population vaccinated before variants spoil an improving picture, a third vaccine is “really good news,” said Eric Toner, senior… Read More »

Coronavirus LIVE: India cases at 11,079,094; global tally nears 114 million

By | February 27, 2021

Coronavirus live updates: India’s count of active cases has jumped to 160,985. On Friday, the country registered 16,056 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking its the caseload tally to 11,079,094. India continues to be second-most-affected globally, and ranks 13th among worst-hit nations by active cases. The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,130,000), Kerala (1,052,000), Karnataka (950,207),… Read More »

FDA says it will ‘rapidly work’ to approve Johnson & Johnson single-dose coronavirus vaccine after advisory panel’s unanimous vote

By | February 27, 2021

On Friday, the agency’s vaccine advisory committee strongly endorsed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which will be the third coronavirus vaccine in the United States and the first to require just a single dose. The third vaccine will arrive as the United States this week marked the grim milestone of 500,000 deaths at a crucial moment in the… Read More »

Seed Soaking: Herb Gardening 101 – Herbal Academy

By | February 26, 2021

Seed soaking is a method of preparing seeds, specifically those with hard outer shells, for planting. Seeds that need to be soaked are usually wrinkled on the outside, such as peas, fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), and fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). That wrinkling happens as the seeds dehydrate, which keeps them free from rot and safe for storage. The seed’s hard… Read More »

MARKET LIVE: Sensex tumbles 1,000 points; India VIX surges 11%

By | February 26, 2021

LIVE market updates: The Indian markets dropped nearly 2 per cent in Friday’s morning deals, tracking similar feeble trend in the global markets amid contnued sell-off in bond markets. Volatility index, India VIX, meanwhile shot up 11 per cent. The S&P BSE Sensex tumbled 1,000 points and gave up 50,000 to hover around 49,980-mark. The Nifty50 index,… Read More »

As delays hamper some second coronavirus vaccine doses, a debate rages: Prioritize one shot or two?

By | February 26, 2021

The vast majority of recipients of the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are able to get their second shot within the recommended period, according to vaccine data reviewed by The Washington Post. Yet some people are still encountering problems navigating local programs and unplanned delays — such as bad weather or supply shortages. More than a dozen people… Read More »