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Hindustan Times News Updates: ICMR Issues Notice for Plasma Therapy for Covid-19 Patients; says indiscriminate use is not advisable and all the latest news


Here are the main news, analysis and opinions of today at 1:00 p.m. Find out all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Indiscriminate use is not recommended: ICMR recommendation for plasma therapy for Covid-19 patients

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Wednesday that the indiscriminate use of convalescent plasma therapy (CPT) against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) was not advisable, even as the number of infections across the country surpassed the 8.9 million mark. read more

From over 3,700 Covid-19 cases to 6,396 in 24 hours: Delhi’s growing numbers explained

Delhi recorded nearly twice as many new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Tuesday, according to the bulletin issued by the health department. From 3,797 cases on Monday, Delhi recorded 6,396 infections on Tuesday, bringing the infection count in the national capital to 495,598. While 99 more deaths brought the figure to 7,812, the number of active Covid-19 cases is 42,004, authorities said. read more

Chhath Puja celebrations begin, one million devotees on ghats for Bihar’s biggest festival

The four-day Chhath Puja celebrations began on Wednesday with the authorities preparing ghats for devotees to pay homage to Lord Sun from November 20-21. Around a million devotees flock to ghats to celebrate Bihar’s biggest festival. read more

Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Can you answer this super difficult Rs 7 crore question that Mohita Sharma couldn’t?

Kaun Banega Crorepati found another crorepati in Tuesday’s episode. Sadly, she was also unable to pocket the Rs 7 crore jackpot. Mohita Sharma was asked a rather difficult question on the fifteenth question and decided to leave the program with the Rs 1 crore she had earned. read more

Disappearing WhatsApp messages are now available to all users

WhatsApp announced the launch of disappearing messages earlier this month. This feature is now available to all WhatsApp users on Android, iOS and also on the web. As the name suggests, messages will disappear from chats once the feature is enabled. read more

The ‘pizza rat’ video in ‘human form’ is viral. Why? Because it’s 2020

Remember the ‘pizza rat’ video that went viral a few years ago? If he does, he is probably smiling because the clip is absolutely hilarious. In case you haven’t, let us explain. In 2015, the video went wild for what it showed: a rat dragging a slice of pizza down the stairs of a subway in New York City. read more

‘We are partnering for bulk production of Covid-19 vaccine’ – shipped from India to the US.

The Indian Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, spoke on the priority of Indo-US ties. Sandhu said President-elect Joe Biden was immediately focusing on the Covid-19 issue. He added that India will be an important partner for the bulk production of vaccines. “We have seen President-elect Biden immediately focus on the Covid issue. Clock

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