corbevax: Ministry of Health to approve Corbevax as booster for adults vaccinated with Covishield, Covaxin

corbevax: Ministry of Health to approve Corbevax as booster for adults vaccinated with Covishield, Covaxin

Biological E’s Corbevax vaccine may soon get approval from the health ministry to be used as a booster dose for people above 18 years who have been double-vaccinated with Covishield or Covaxin, PTI reported on Tuesday citing official sources. Approval of the vaccine will be based on recommendations made last week by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) Covid-19 Task Force. If the vaccine is approved, it would be the first time in the country that a booster dose of the Covid vaccine, different from the one used…

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China: China eases Covid suspension for international flights

China: China eases Covid suspension for international flights

China on Sunday shortened the suspension of inbound international flights carrying Covid-positive passengers, signaling that Beijing may soon ease strict border controls. Incoming flights carrying five positive Covid-19 cases or four percent of total passengers will now face a one-week suspension, the Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) said in a statement. Previously, if a plane carried five infected passengers, all flights operated by the responsible airline on the same route were suspended for two weeks. Flights registering an eight percent passenger positive rate will be banned for two weeks, the CAAC…

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CBDT issues conditions, forms for income tax exemption on covid 19 relief money

CBDT issues conditions, forms for income tax exemption on covid 19 relief money

The government, through a press release dated June 25, 2021, disclosed the amount of money a person receives as ex-gratia for expenses incurred for treatment of Covid-19 or when they die (by family members) due to COVID-19. employer or any relative/benefactor will be exempted from income tax. Income tax exemption was announced in the 2022 budget. The income tax exemption is effective from the financial year 2019-20. As the income tax relief is given retrospectively, this was not a problem if the recipient of the “help” money did not report…

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OPEC: OPEC+ increases oil production more slowly than in previous months

OPEC: OPEC+ increases oil production more slowly than in previous months

The OPEC oil cartel and its allies decided on Wednesday to ramp up production more slowly in September than in previous months amid high oil prices and volatile energy supplies as Russia’s war on Ukraine escalates. The OPEC+ coalition said it will increase output by 100,000 barrels per day next month after increasing production by 648,000 barrels per day in July and August. The group looked at what effects inflation and rising COVID-19 rates could have on global fuel demand in the fall, with gasoline prices still high at the…

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Covid waves will continue as sub-options evolve: Experts

Covid waves will continue as sub-options evolve: Experts

As the daily number of Covid-19 infections fluctuates in the national capital, experts said India will continue to see ups and downs as sub-variants of Omicron evolve to fend off immune pressure, and urged authorities to remain vigilant. Anurag Agrawal, chair of the World Health Organization’s Technical Advisory Group on the Evolution of Viruses, said that this interaction would not pose any significant risk to the general population with high immunity, but that vulnerable people, such as the elderly or those with weakened immune systems, should be careful. “Until now,…

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Former Greeley Central golfer Michael Lee to go into Colorado School of Mines Athletics Hall of Fame

Former Greeley Central High School golfer Michael Lee will be posthumously inducted into the Colorado School of Mines Athletics Hall of Fame later this year. Lee will be awarded over a period of time auction and dinner on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Lockridge Arena on the campus of Mines in Golden. Other members of the Class of 2022 are former Orediggers softball player Jackie Stabell, the 1981-84 swimming and diving teams and the 1983 women’s swimming team, according to the Mines Athletic Department. Lee, a 2010 graduate of Greeley Central,…

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Denver airport is nearly as crowded this year as it was pre-pandemic

Denver International Airport served approximately 32.2 million passengers in the first half of 2022. A 30.2% increase compared to the first half of 2021 According to the airport’s latest passenger traffic data published on Friday, it was down just 1.6% compared to the same period in 2019. DIA’s passenger recovery ranks among the highest, according to a news release, which it attributes to the airport’s “strong demand for travel to and from Denver” and “high passenger traffic.” DIA continues to be the third busiest airport in the world, with only…

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pvr: PVR raises ticket prices by up to 23%, to increase revenue share from advertising, CEO says

India’s largest double chain, PVRStarch Ticket prices By up to 23% due to inflation, labor cost and redevelopment costs, helping the company achieve best-ever quarterly revenue that crossed the Rs 1,000 crore threshold, CEO Gautam Dutta ET said. “Every year, we used to raise prices 5-7%, but we haven’t been able to do that in the last two and a half years. During this time, electricity costs, rent and maintenance fees have gone up, so we had to raise prices,” Dutta said. The CEO said he expects growth to continue…

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