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September 22, 2021

WHO revises air quality norms, experts wary

Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 22 The harmful health effects of air pollution kick in at lower levels than previously thought, the WHO today said as it revised its global air quality guidelines, recommending more stringent standards for key pollutants. It has set new standards in the first update of its air quality guidelines since 2005. The PM 2.5 norms for 24 hours average is now 15 micro;g/m3 instead of 25 micro;g/m3 (in 2005) and 5 micro;g/m3 annual instead of 10 micro;g/m3 (in 2005). Even at the…

UK: Covishield okay, not Cowin certificate

Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 22 The UK today added Covishield to its list of approved Covid vaccines for incoming travellers, but is yet to accept certificates issued from India as valid proof. London's visa rules are under constant review and the UK High Commission here said it was in dialogue with the Indian Government to break the impasse after Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla threatened reciprocation if the "discriminatory" regime was not reversed. PM Narendra Modi today called for international…

UK: Covishield okay, not Cowin certificate

Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 22 The UK today added Covishield to its list of approved Covid vaccines for incoming travellers, but is yet to accept certificates issued from India as valid proof. London's visa rules are under constant review and the UK High Commission here said it was in dialogue with the Indian Government to break the impasse after Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla threatened reciprocation if the "discriminatory" regime was not reversed. PM Narendra Modi today called for international…

UK: Covishield okay, not Cowin certificate

Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 22 The UK today added Covishield to its list of approved Covid vaccines for incoming travellers, but is yet to accept certificates issued from India as valid proof. London's visa rules are under constant review and the UK High Commission here said it was in dialogue with the Indian Government to break the impasse after Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla threatened reciprocation if the "discriminatory" regime was not reversed. PM Narendra Modi today called for international…

NCERT issues new date for NTSE Stage 2 exam 2021

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has announced a new date for the NTSE Stage-II Exam 2020-21. The National Talent Search Exam or NTSE stage 2 exam was earlier scheduled to be held on June 13, but had to be postponed amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. As per the new schedule, NTSE Stage 2 exam 2021 will be held on October 24 (Sunday) across various centres throughout the country. Only those candidates who are recommended by their respective State/UTs will be allowed to appear in…
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