Olympics: Lovlina assures India's 2nd medal; Sindhu in semis
Debutant boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) provided the spark that India's Olympic campaign desperately needed with a medal-clinching quarterfinal win, while ace shuttler PV Sindhu re-asserted her status as one of the greats of the sport as the country's athletes enjoyed a largely successful day 7 at the Games on Friday.
'Covid vaccine protection highly likely to wane over time'
The protection that vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists told the British government's advisory group.
Jharkhand village on high alert; 21 found Covid positive
A Jharkhand village - Haradag Khurd in Garhwa district- has been put on high alert post detection of as many as 21 Covid-19 positive villagers in a short span of two days after return of migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh, officials said.
Delta variant spreads as easily as chickenpox, causes more severe illness: Report
The highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus spreads as easily as chickenpox and appears to cause a more severe form of illness compared to other variants, media reports quoting an internal document from the US health authority said. On the brighter side, the document indicated that vaccinated people are comparatively safer when it comes to developing a severe form of the disease despite being as susceptible to catching the infection as the unvaccinated.
Tokyo Olympics: India's schedule on July 31
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu will face the biggest challenge in the Tokyo Olympics as she will be up against the world No 1 Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei in the semifinals. Boxer Amit Panghal will also open his campaign against Yuberjen Herney Martinez Rivas of Colombia in Round of 16.
Explained - Why Mary Kom thinks she should have won
An era of Indian boxing at the Olympics ended with London 2012 bronze medallist Mary Kom's exit from the Games in Tokyo. But like on many occasions in the international ring, a bout finished with a lot of confusion and questions being asked about the scoring system.
Sona Mohapatra on ‘slut-shaming’ of Bollywood women
British-Indian businessman Raj Kundra got arrested by the Mumbai police on July 19 for alleged production and distribution of pornographic content. However, this has given netizens an excuse to slut-shame women from the entertainment industry. Singer Sona Mohapatra took to social media to respond to such trolling.
India beat Japan 5-3 to end pool engagements on a high
The Indian men's hockey team registered a comprehensive 5-3 win over hosts Japan to cement its quarterfinal spot with a second-place finish in Pool A at the Olympics. Already assured of a quarterfinal berth going into the match, India scored through Gurjant Singh (17th, 56th), Harmanpreet Singh (13th), Shamsher Singh (34th) and Nilakanta Sharma (51st) to register their third consecutive win.