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A DHL worker loads dry ice into "Envirotainers" inside an ultra-cold facility that is used for the shipment of vaccines, medical supplies and pharmaceuticals in Chicago, Illinois.(VIA REUTERS)

Drones, micro-chillers may be needed for last-mile delivery of Covid vaccines

By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:47 PM IST
It is estimated that nearly 3 billion of the world’s 7.8 billion people live in areas that lack temperature-controlled storage to deliver the vaccines..
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The researchers also fear accuracy will be lower when tests are used in the community, as the tests have mostly been evaluated in hospitalised patients – making it unclear whether they can detect lower antibody levels associated with milder and asymptomatic Covid-19 disease.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The researchers also fear accuracy will be lower when tests are used in the community, as the tests have mostly been evaluated in hospitalised patients – making it unclear whether they can detect lower antibody levels associated with milder and asymptomatic Covid-19 disease.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Antibody tests may help detect Covid-19 infection if used at right time: Scientists

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | London
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:37 PM IST
By combining data from many studies, they have shown that the tests are not accurate enough to confirm whether someone has the Covid-19 virus if used in the first two weeks after the symptoms appear.
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Indian Railways partners with University of Birmingham for joint PG programme in engineering

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 09:14 AM IST
University of Birmingham Vice Chancellor Sir David Eastwood said the varsity is delighted to work with Indian Railways.
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The world’s biggest cities are growing at an unprecedented rate. (Representative Image)(AFP)
The world’s biggest cities are growing at an unprecedented rate. (Representative Image)(AFP)

Indian, global megacities growing at unprecedented rate: UK study

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 08:27 PM IST
The researchers at universities of Birmingham and Sheffield say rapid and large-scale urban growth can cause major problems – as recognised in the UN’s New Urban Agenda – in areas such as housing, infrastructure, basic services, food security, health and education.
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Birmingham City University is the second university in UK to mark the Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.(HT Photo)
Birmingham City University is the second university in UK to mark the Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.(HT Photo)

UK varsity to host ‘langar on campus’ to mark 550th Parkash Purb

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London, London
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 05:27 AM IST
It is the second university in Birmingham to mark the anniversary, after Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri last week delivered a lecture at the University of Birmingham and announced the setting up of Guru Nanak Chair with initial funding from the Indian government.
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It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been a regular exerciser throughout your life, you can still derive benefit from exercise whenever you start.(Unsplash)
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been a regular exerciser throughout your life, you can still derive benefit from exercise whenever you start.(Unsplash)

Why it’s never too late to start working out

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 07:21 PM IST
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been a regular exerciser throughout your life, you can still derive benefit from exercise whenever you start.
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Yusuf Hamied, chairman and managing director of Cipla Ltd has been awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal Society.(BLOOMBERG)
Yusuf Hamied, chairman and managing director of Cipla Ltd has been awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal Society.(BLOOMBERG)

Top UK fellowship for Yusuf Hamied, other Indian scientists

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Mumbai-born Hamied is a Padma Bhushan awardee, and is known for efforts to produce low-cost drugs to treat diabetes, cancer and other diseases.
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Childrens take selfies with Mother Teresa 3D painting at Amusement Park, Borivali in Mumbai, India. Image for representation.(Hindustan Times file photo)
Childrens take selfies with Mother Teresa 3D painting at Amusement Park, Borivali in Mumbai, India. Image for representation.(Hindustan Times file photo)

Early tragedy drove Mother Teresa to India’s poor: Study

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 06:30 PM IST
Personal tragedy during the early years of Mother Teresa’s life was the main reason why she decided to enter religious life and chose India as the destination to serve the poor, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
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Jasvir Singh(HT Photo)
Jasvir Singh(HT Photo)

Jasvir Singh appointed fellow of UK religion centre

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London, London
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 05:49 PM IST
The appointment is based on his work over the last six years on the annual British Sikh Report that seeks to develop reliable data about the Sikh community in the UK.
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