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The Press Trust of India Ltd., commonly known as PTI, is the largest news agency in India. It is headquartered in New Delhi and is a nonprofit cooperative among more than 500 Indian newspapers and has about 500 full-time employees as of 1 Jan 2020 including about 400 journalists and 500 part time correspondents in most of the district headquarters in the country..

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South Africa In New Surge Of COVID-19 From Versions Of Omicron

South Africa In New Surge Of COVID-19 From Versions Of Omicron

PTI  |  Monday, May 16, 2022, 13:00 [IST]
South Africa is experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants, according to health experts. For about three weeks the country has seen increasing numbers of new cases and somewhat higher hospitalisations, but no increase in severe cases ...
Calling Men Bald At Work Is Sexual Harassment, Rules UK Tribunal

Calling Men Bald At Work Is Sexual Harassment, Rules UK Tribunal

PTI  |  Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:45 [IST]
Calling a man bald in the workplace falls within the purview of sexual harassment, an employment tribunal in England has concluded. The three-member tribunal, led by Judge Jonathan Brain, had to determine whether a reference to someone's lack of ...
Covid-19 Virus Is Not Viable On Cash Banknotes, Study Finds

Covid-19 Virus Is Not Viable On Cash Banknotes, Study Finds

PTI  |  Saturday, May 14, 2022, 09:51 [IST]
The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, becomes almost immediately nonviable if deposited on a cash banknote, according to a study. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests that the use of credit and debit cards over cash ...
Zydus Lifesciences Launches Oral Drug Bemdac For Treating Bad Cholesterol

Zydus Lifesciences Launches Oral Drug Bemdac For Treating Bad Cholesterol

PTI  |  Friday, May 13, 2022, 19:30 [IST]
Zydus Lifesciences on Friday said it has launched in India its Bempedoic acid drug under the Bemdac brand for treatment of uncontrolled levels of bad cholesterol. Bemdac (Bempedoic acid) is a new class of drug which is orally administered and ...
New Computer Model Can Help Assess Covid-19 Impact, Progression In Detail

New Computer Model Can Help Assess Covid-19 Impact, Progression In Detail

PTI  |  Friday, May 13, 2022, 12:30 [IST]
Scientists have developed an ultra-large-scale computerised model of 1 million to 100 million individuals, closely representative of the Indian population, that they say can help assess the impact and progression of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, at the most granular level. The ...
Active Covid-19 Cases In The Country Dip To 18,604

Active Covid-19 Cases In The Country Dip To 18,604

PTI  |  Friday, May 13, 2022, 11:59 [IST]
With 2,841 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,31,16,254, while the active cases dipped to 18,604, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed ...
Diabetes Almost Doubles The Risk Of Death From Covid-19: Study

Diabetes Almost Doubles The Risk Of Death From Covid-19: Study

PTI  |  Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:00 [IST]
People with diabetes were almost twice as likely to die from COVID-19 and nearly three times as likely to be critically or severely ill compared to those without the disease, according to a study. The researchers from the University of Aberdeen ...