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India gets its 39th World Heritage Site

New Delhi: In yet another landmark achievement, India’s nomination of Rudreswara Temple, (also known as the Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in Telangana, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The decision was taken at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO on July 25. Ramappa Temple, a 13th-century […]

B.1.617.2, known as the Delta variant, is around 40-60 percent more transmissible than Alpha Variant: INSACOG

New Delhi: In a recent interview, Dr. N K Arora, co-chair, Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) elaborates about the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for testing and follow-up on variants, what makes the Delta variant so transmissible, how genomic surveillance can help contain its spread and reemphasizes on the importance of COVID appropriate behavior. INSACOG is […]