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It is critical to adequately mask oneself.

Despite the fact that infections caused by the Omicron strain are causing a sharp increase in Covid cases in India, there is an urgent need to scale up preventative measures like as masks, immunizations, social distance, and not to be complacent. The precautions and actions to be followed, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's current directives, are the same as previously. "It is critical to adequately mask oneself, receive both vaccination doses (if not already vaccinated), maintain social separation, and maintain excellent ventilation to the utmost extent feasible," according to the instructions.

Meanwhile, states have been urged to treat fever and sore throat as Omicron symptoms by the Center. In a letter to states, it said, "Any individual who has a fever with or without cough, headache, sore throat, dyspnea, body aching, or other symptoms should be considered a suspected case of Covid-19 unless confirmed differently."

In a letter to Chief Secretaries of all states and UTs, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava encouraged them to build up round-the-clock operable RAT booths at various places, engage medical and paramedical professionals, and encourage the usage of home test kits.

"One of the important methods to prevent transmission of SARSCoV-2, the causative agent of Covid-19, is to test suspicious patients and their contacts early and isolate them quickly," it said.

If the results of RT-PCR testing are delayed, the Center advises states to use Rapid Antigen Tests, or RATs. Meanwhile, physicians at the Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital reported that the sole therapy for Omicron patients was multivitamins and paracetamol.

To combat the growing number of infections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered this Monday that Covid-19 immunisation will begin on January 3 for youngsters aged 15 to 18. Official estimates put the number of youngsters aged 15 to 18 years old who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine at at 10 crore.

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According to the government's CoWin portal, almost 16 lakh teenagers were vaccinated on the first day of immunisation. So far, more than 27 lakh youngsters in India have registered on the platform for the first dosage. Approximately 7.5 crore youngsters in this age group will be vaccinated across the country as part of the campaign. Only those born in or before 2007 are eligible to receive the vaccine.

Because the Omicron has the potential to evade vaccination protection, the country will begin a "precautionary dosage" on January 10 for healthcare/frontline personnel, as well as the senior population (over 60) with comorbidities. (IANS/PR)

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'E-Attorney' to help lawyers handle client information and case details easily.

By Ganesh Bhatt
A 10-year-old prodigy from Tamil Nadu's Vellore has created an app called 'E-Attorney' to help lawyers handle client information and case details easily. Through this app, users can sign in and add client documents and store other case related information quickly.
Kanishkar's father, who is also a lawyer, was facing great difficulty in keeping client details organised during the pandemic. Therefore, when the young boy had to choose a course subject for his coding project, he decided to create something that would help his father. Through 'E-Attorney', users can also contact their clients directly and the clients, who are given access to the app by their lawyer, can also easily view their case documents stored in the app.

brown wooden tool on white surface Lawyers are facing great difficulty in keeping client details organised during the pandemic. | Unsplash

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Not only has the Queen of England long been a visitor to the racing at Ascot but she's also had the honour of having a winner of her own at the meeting.

By- Nanci SEO

Now we're into 2022, the anticipation for a new racing season is hotting up even more.

By the time the world focuses its gaze on Ascot in mid-June, records will have been broken, and new winners will have been celebrated in the other meetings such as the Grand National. However, there's nothing quite like the Royal Ascot meeting and the historic Ascot Gold Cup race, which has been running since 1807. The race is the first leg of the triple crown of thoroughbred racing in the UK, making it one of the most important on the racing calendar.

The meeting is held at the course, which is just 28 miles west of London and only a few miles from the residence of the British Royal Family, Windsor Castle. It's also been an event that the monarchy of Britain has often visited and had a personal interest in. Not only has the Queen of England long been a visitor to the racing at Ascot but she's also had the honour of having a winner of her own at the meeting as noted by Town & Country. Will there be another Royal victory this year? Let's look at some of the favourites for the headline race, the Gold Cup.


The six-year-old gelding's pedigree means he's a real threat to all his other riders at Ascot this year. Trueshan has previous experience of winning the course; he won in 2020 at the British Champions Long Distance Cup, with his jockey Hollie Doyle commenting, 'he went through the ground like a tractor, he loved it.' Going into 2021, he was much fancied after looking strong in the lead up to the meeting but was pulled when his trainer Alan King deemed the ground to be too firm. He had a successful season, winning the Goodwood Cup and the Prix Du Cadran in France in October. So he's in fine fettle going into 2022, does that mean it's finally his year to taste Gold Cup success?

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Good Earth, released its first-ever limited-edition art prints in 2020.

Good Earth, released its first-ever limited-edition art prints in 2020, depicting flora and wildlife recovering their due place in nature.

Van Vaibhav is Good Earth's guiding concept. The brand has a profound passion for nature in all of its forms, and preserving the beauty of the forest is at the centre of everything. In keeping with this ethos, there is no better way to commemorate our 26th anniversary than by giving back to the environment.

The Dreamscape art print series celebrates the brand's birthday. Endangered and fragile creatures of wild paradise come alive with attention to their condition in India.

The artwork, titled 'Living on the Edge,' underlines the importance of getting a closer look at these wonderful creatures. While everything appears to be lovely and unconstrained, these endangered species are truly living on the verge of extinction.

The Dreamscape will be printed in 500 limited edition Poster prints, which will be available for purchase the brand's web store. All sales revenues - matched with an equal amount by Good Earth - will go towards the Wildlife Trust of India's aim to conserve and protect vulnerable and endangered species, as part of our ongoing relationship.

Good Earth's Founder and Creative Director, Anita Lal Google Earth's Founder Anita Lal spoke about the initiative, "Animals are so vulnerable, and their habitats are ever receding due to the pressure on land." |WikipediaWikipedia

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