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AYUSH Ministry asked Patanjali to Stop advertising ‘Coronil’ as COVID cure

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NEW DELHI: The AYUSH Ministry has taken cognizance of the news floating in media about Ayurvedic medicines Coronil developed for the treatment of Covid-19 by Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. Both the Indian Council of Medical Research and AYUSH Ministry have denied vouching for Patanjali’s cure for coronavirus Coronil. They have also said that the facts of the claim and details of the stated scientific study are not known to it.

However, facts of the claim and details of the stated scientific study are not known to the Ministry and complete details of the supposed medicines have been sought, it said in a statement.

AYUSH Ministry distances itself from Coronil by Patanjali

AYUSH Ministry distances itself from Coronil by Patanjali

Patanjali has been asked by AYUSH Ministry to not advertise/publicize these claims until they have been fully examined.

“Patanjali Ayurved Ltd has been asked to provide at the earliest details of the name and composition of the medicines being claimed for COVID treatment; site(s)/hospital(s), where the research study was conducted for COVID-19; protocol, sample size, Institutional Ethics Committee clearance, CTRI registration and results from data of the studies and stop advertising/publicizing such claims till the issue is duly examined,” the ministry further said.

Sidestepping questions on the drug being approved by government agencies such as ICMR, Ramdev said clinical controlled study of these medicines was done in several cities including Delhi, Ahmedabad and Meerut and the RCT (Randomized Clinical Trial) controlled with placebo were conducted at Jaipur-based National Institute of Medical Sciences & Research.

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Amitabh Bachchan’s son Abhishek also tested positive for Coronavirus

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MUMBAI:  Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan were on Saturday evening admitted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai after they tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The veteran actor made the announcement on social media moments after news broke of his health situation. Abhishek accompanied the megastar to the hospital.

Amitabh Bachchan stays in his Jalsa bungalow with wife Jaya, Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai and granddaughter Aaradhya. His daughter Shweta and her children Navya and Agastya are also in Mumbai currently.

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for Coronavirus

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Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday evening after he tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

“I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff underwent tests, results awaited. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !” the actor said in a post on social media platform Twitter.
The legendary actor was last seen in director Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo, where he starred alongside Ayushmann Khurrana.

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Government Bans 59 Chinese Apps in India including TikTok

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Chinese Apps Ban including Tiktok

As tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China continues, the Government of India has decided to ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok.

The government will be announcing a ban on 59 such Chinese apps, including Tik Tok.

List of 59 Chinese Apps

List of 59 Chinese Apps

A government press release announcing the ban stated: “The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order”.

The press release further said that the Ministry of Information Technology has received “many representations raising concerns from citizens regarding the security of data and risk to privacy relating to the operation of certain apps”.

“The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also received many representations from citizens regarding the security of data and breach of privacy impacting upon public order issues,” the press release mentioned.

Popular among youngsters, TikTok has the maximum number of users in India, followed by China and the US.

TikTok crossed the 2 billion mark soon after surpassing the 1.5 billion mark in the first quarter of 2020. Out of the 2 billion, India turned out to be the biggest driver with over 611 million downloads.

Full statement from the Indian Govt’s Ministry of Electronics & IT

Full statement from the Indian Govt’s Ministry of Electronics & IT

According to the report by Sensor Tower, TikTok crossed the 2 billion mark soon after surpassing the 1.5 billion mark in the first quarter of 2020. Out of the 2 billion, India turned out to be the biggest driver with over 611 million downloads. The report revealed that TikTok’s surge in popularity was due to the coronavirus pandemic. People found TikTok to be most entertaining and engaging in quarantine.

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