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World Health Day 2021: 5 Yoga exercises to beat laziness, procrastination(Instagram@agora.yoga/Twitter@soulsaanch)

World Health Day 2021: 5 Yoga exercises to beat laziness, procrastination

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 11:17 AM IST
  • On World Health Day 2021 this Wednesday, here are 5 Yoga exercises to beat lazy excuses like ‘Will do it tomorrow’, ‘Maybe next week’, ‘Will finish it soon’ and keep procrastination at bay
Covid-19: Google letters social distance, wear face masks in new quirky doodle(Google homepage)
Covid-19: Google letters social distance, wear face masks in new quirky doodle(Google homepage)

Covid-19: Google letters social distance, wear face masks in new quirky doodle

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 08:14 AM IST
  • As new coronavirus variants increase infection cases worldwide, Google doodle spread awareness about wearing a face mask, washing hands and practising social distancing at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic through its animated homepage this Tuesday
Norway imposes tougher measures to curb spike in British variant of Covid-19(Photo by Oliver Cole on Unsplash)
Norway imposes tougher measures to curb spike in British variant of Covid-19(Photo by Oliver Cole on Unsplash)

Norway imposes tougher measures to curb spike in British variant of Covid-19

AFP |
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 10:14 AM IST
  • Seeing a surge with the more contagious British variant of Covid-19 before the Easter Holidays, Norway tightens restrictions on travel to prevent coronavirus from spreading
Even as more teachers receive vaccinations against COVID-19, social distancing guidelines have remained a major hurdle for districts across the US Debate around the issue flared last week when a study suggested that masked students can be seated as close as 3 feet apart with no increased risk to them or teachers.(AP File)
Even as more teachers receive vaccinations against COVID-19, social distancing guidelines have remained a major hurdle for districts across the US Debate around the issue flared last week when a study suggested that masked students can be seated as close as 3 feet apart with no increased risk to them or teachers.(AP File)

Covid-19: US schools weigh whether to seat students closer together

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 01:01 PM IST
New evidence that it may be safe for schools to seat students 3 feet apart — half of the previous recommended distance — could offer a way to return more of the nation's children to classrooms with limited space.
People wearing protective face masks are seen inside a movie theater, as cinemas in Argentina reopen amid an easing of new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections, in Buenos Aires, Argentina March 3, 2021. (Reuters)
People wearing protective face masks are seen inside a movie theater, as cinemas in Argentina reopen amid an easing of new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections, in Buenos Aires, Argentina March 3, 2021. (Reuters)

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 06:12 AM IST
“With more and more people vaccinated each day, we are starting to turn a corner,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
Experts answer masks, social distancing queries after Covid-19 vaccination(Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash)
Experts answer masks, social distancing queries after Covid-19 vaccination(Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash)

Experts answer masks, social distancing queries after Covid-19 vaccination

AP |
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 06:17 PM IST
  • After nearly a year of being extremely cautious amid Covid-19 pandemic, is it safe to roam around without wearing a mask and forget social distancing when resuming fitness classes, running errands or going grocery shopping after receiving coronavirus vaccine? Here's what the experts have to say
Kerala Gram Panchayat enforcing social distance with the use of umbrellas(Twitter/drthomasisaac)
Kerala Gram Panchayat enforcing social distance with the use of umbrellas(Twitter/drthomasisaac)

Social distancing might be more beneficial for individuals during pandemic

ANI |
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 07:33 AM IST
  • A recently published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has shown that maintaining social distance is more beneficial for individuals on a personal level and not just for the society on a larger scale.
South Korea revamps social distancing rules amid fourth wave of Covid-19(REUTERS)
South Korea revamps social distancing rules amid fourth wave of Covid-19(REUTERS)

South Korea revamps social distancing rules amid fourth wave of Covid-19

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 09:16 AM IST
As South Korea witnesses a large fourth wave of infections caused by the more transmissible British and South African coronavirus variants with 39 confirmed cases, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun orders a revamp of social distancing guidelines
"We, therefore, support public health policies with strict control measures in order to protect our public health system, our individual well-being, and our future," scientists said.(AP)
"We, therefore, support public health policies with strict control measures in order to protect our public health system, our individual well-being, and our future," scientists said.(AP)

Continued strict restrictions needed to reduce new Covid-19 strains: Scientists

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:22 PM IST
As Covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out, the scientists said a threat to vaccine effectiveness comes from other emerging strains, both existing as well as those yet to come.
Each student and teacher will have to undergo mandatory thermal scanning aimed at ensuring their body temperatures are within acceptable limits to gain entrance to labs.(HT file)
Each student and teacher will have to undergo mandatory thermal scanning aimed at ensuring their body temperatures are within acceptable limits to gain entrance to labs.(HT file)

Strict Covid curb norms for UP Board 2021 practical exams

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:59 PM IST
  • UP Board students reporting at their examination centres for practical exams to be held between February 3 and 22 will witness unprecedented steps aimed at keeping them safe from the pandemic.
Dr Jose Chacko Periappuram
Dr Jose Chacko Periappuram

‘Not the time to lower your guard’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:08 AM IST
“It is a good beginning. But it is not the time to lower our guard,” Dr Jose Chacko Periappuram said. The government has warned recipients of the vaccine to ensure that the virus doesn’t spread before the second dose of the vaccine is given.
IIT Bhubaneswar.(File photo)
IIT Bhubaneswar.(File photo)

IIT Bhubaneswar study confirms social distancing norms, effectiveness of face mask

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:36 PM IST
The study said protective measures like face mask and face shield effectively reduce the leakage and reach of the sneeze within 1ft3ft. However, they do not completely stop the leakage of smaller droplets, it said.
Trainers demonstrating the ‘actions’ of the nursery rhyme to help students understand social distancing etiquette.(Handout)
Trainers demonstrating the ‘actions’ of the nursery rhyme to help students understand social distancing etiquette.(Handout)

Now a modified nursery rhyme helps school students learn social distancing in Goa

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 12:32 PM IST
Even as society struggles with the demands of and the need to maintain social distancing, a modified nursery rhyme set to the tune of the popular ‘Ringa-Ringa-Roses’ is helping young students in schools to understand the need and the importance of social etiquette and the need to maintain social distancing.
A staffer sanitises the seats and benches at MMK College in Bandra.(HT)
A staffer sanitises the seats and benches at MMK College in Bandra.(HT)

Ready to reopen, Mumbai’s colleges plan staggered classes and stringent checks

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shreya Bhandary and Priyanka Sahoo
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Social distancing, temperature checks, sanitisation and face masks are a priority as colleges prepare to resume classes on campus after a hiatus of over eight months.
Students wearing masks and attending classes in a school in Mussoorie.(HT Photo)
Students wearing masks and attending classes in a school in Mussoorie.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand schools open after over seven months following norms of social distancing, sanitisation

Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Haridwar/Mussoorie/Haldwani/Rudrapur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Anand Bharadwaj, chief education officer of Haridwar district said that students mandatorily wore face masks and were asked to bring water bottles from their homes only.
A resident carrying an LPG cylinder on a bicycle in Ramganj, Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/ HT File photo )
A resident carrying an LPG cylinder on a bicycle in Ramganj, Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/ HT File photo )

Rs 10,000 fine in Rajasthan if religious, political gathering crosses 100

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 03:37 PM IST
The penalty will also be charged if social distancing is not maintained, face mask not worn or not worn properly by the participants, arrangements of screening and hygiene not made or number of participants are more than 100, states the notification.
You can carry out a small gesture for your loved ones & bring a smile on their face, while using the safe way of making payments with SBI Credit Card.
You can carry out a small gesture for your loved ones & bring a smile on their face, while using the safe way of making payments with SBI Credit Card.

Make ‘Contactless Connections’ with your loved ones

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 07:00 PM IST
The new campaign by SBI Card urges you to bring #ContactlessKhushiyan to your loved ones, while maintaining social distancing in these unprecedented times.
Five rejuvenating terms across various world cultures find meaning in these testing times(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
Five rejuvenating terms across various world cultures find meaning in these testing times(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: Around the world in five terms

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:05 AM IST
A healing word from each of the five continents, picked for our peculiar times
Study: COVID-19 likely to become a seasonal disease(Twitter/CMO_Odisha)
Study: COVID-19 likely to become a seasonal disease(Twitter/CMO_Odisha)

Covid-19 likely to become a seasonal disease, scientists call for public health measures to control the virus

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 02:40 PM IST
The public will need to learn to live with Covid-19 and continue practicing the best prevention measures including wearing of masks, physical distancing, hand hygiene and avoidance of gatherings: Study
The Kolkata Metro has already come up with a list of dos and don’ts for the passengers which include wearing or masks, sanitising hands at stations and maintaining social distancing, among others. (Photo @metrorailwaykol)
The Kolkata Metro has already come up with a list of dos and don’ts for the passengers which include wearing or masks, sanitising hands at stations and maintaining social distancing, among others. (Photo @metrorailwaykol)

Kolkata Metro to run special NEET trains on Sunday, services resume Monday

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 06:01 PM IST
At least 110 trains would run from Monday to Saturday between 8 am and 7 pm in the north-south corridor while 72 trains would run in the east-west corridor and there would be no service on Sundays, said an official.
Last month, Odisha had announced amendment in Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to increase imprisonment to two years with a fine of Rs 1 lakh for people not wearing masks. (Photo @Naveen_Odisha)
Last month, Odisha had announced amendment in Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to increase imprisonment to two years with a fine of Rs 1 lakh for people not wearing masks. (Photo @Naveen_Odisha)

‘Absue of Covid rules by callous few won’t be tolerated’: Naveen Patnaik

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the state, Patnaik expressed concern over instances of small traders, roadside vendors flouting Covid guidelines.
If the healthcare crisis deepens, 13 states are staring at over 10,000 Covid-19-related deaths each by December 1, the modelling has warned.(REUTERS)
If the healthcare crisis deepens, 13 states are staring at over 10,000 Covid-19-related deaths each by December 1, the modelling has warned.(REUTERS)

Mask use can prevent 200k Covid deaths in India: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 09:43 AM IST
The masks don’t need to be high-end ones such as N-95, cloth masks will do just fine, says the university which has done the modelling of the viral outbreak.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda, director Dr DK Singh (in dhoti) during the Independence Day function on the campus on August 15. Five doctors, including medical superintendent Dr Satish Gupta, have tested positive in the past 10 days, while the institute director is among those in quarantine.(HT file photo)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda, director Dr DK Singh (in dhoti) during the Independence Day function on the campus on August 15. Five doctors, including medical superintendent Dr Satish Gupta, have tested positive in the past 10 days, while the institute director is among those in quarantine.(HT file photo)

Five doctors at AIIMS, Bathinda, test positive for Covid-19 over past 10 days

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Eight staff members of the institute are in home quarantine though none of them has a serious health condition, more reports awaited; cases started surfacing after Independence Day function on campus where Covid guidelines were flouted
Many Ganpati mandals in the city voluntarily decided to contain Ganesh festivities this year, keeping in mind the current Covid-19 situation in the city and state.(AP)
Many Ganpati mandals in the city voluntarily decided to contain Ganesh festivities this year, keeping in mind the current Covid-19 situation in the city and state.(AP)

Social distancing, virtual darshan: Many changes in this year’s Ganpati festival

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shreya Bhandary
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Most smaller mandals and residential complexes have built artificial ponds within their society premises in order to ensure that people don’t crowd near larger water bodies for immersion (visarjan).
The Railways, through its official Twitter handle, said that there was nothing new in this as the Railways have been using the method to control people since the start of coronavirus pandemic.(ANI File)
The Railways, through its official Twitter handle, said that there was nothing new in this as the Railways have been using the method to control people since the start of coronavirus pandemic.(ANI File)

Platform ticket rates hiked at Pune to maintain social distancing on station: Railways

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 03:56 PM IST
The clarification from Railways came after senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had stated that the price of platform tickets had been exorbitantly raised from Rs 3 in the Congress rule to Rs 50 by the incumbent BJP government.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (ANI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (ANI)

Ensure social distancing is maintained during competitive exams, says UP CM

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 09:19 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that more examination centres should be established if the need arises.
The man is seen moving the pedal which in turn moves a bowl across a long platform.(Twitter/@BharatP44)
The man is seen moving the pedal which in turn moves a bowl across a long platform.(Twitter/@BharatP44)

Watch this man’s interesting innovation to maintain social distancing at shop

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2020 11:55 AM IST
The man uses a system created with cycle rickshaw parts, a rope and a bowl for collection of items and exchange of money.
The monkeys can be seen sitting on the other side of a railing and taking biscuits from Das.(Twitter@HimaDas8)
The monkeys can be seen sitting on the other side of a railing and taking biscuits from Das.(Twitter@HimaDas8)

‘A lesson for the nation’: Athlete Hima Das’ clip on social distancing is a hit among netizens

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 06:31 PM IST
Interestingly, the three monkeys are seen keeping a safe distance from each other throughout the video.
Belgian residents are currently allowed to meet with 15 different people. The measures don’t apply to children under the age of 12. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Belgian residents are currently allowed to meet with 15 different people. The measures don’t apply to children under the age of 12. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19 pandemic: Belgium introduces new social distancing measures

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 04:06 PM IST
The new measures, which include lowering crowd limits at public events to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors, could be sufficient to avoid further restrictions and to ensure children can return to school en masse in September.
With vacation travel cancelled and other activities on hold, people are ready to escape on the water.(Unsplash)
With vacation travel cancelled and other activities on hold, people are ready to escape on the water.(Unsplash)

Sailing on blue waters: Boat buyers seek recreation while safely socially distancing amid pandemic

Yarmouth, Maine | By Associated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 07:34 PM IST
People are looking for something to do and a safe place to go, at a time when the pandemic has raised safety concerns and limited recreational opportunities. Oceans, lakes and ponds are good places for people to socially distance while having fun at the same time.
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