Dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport this week, authorities said, in a pilot project running alongside more usual testing at the airport.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain updated on the rising COVID cases in national capital. He said, "It's a combined effect of the festive season, decrease in temperature and increased pollution. The experts had also suggested that at this time, COVID-19 cases could rise. People are also giving less importance to wearing face masks."
India's COVID-19 tally reached 81,37,119 on Oct 31. The spike of 48,268 new cases and 551 deaths reported in last 24 hours. Total active cases are 5,82,649 after a decrease of 11,737 in last 24 hrs. Total cured cases are 74,32,829 with 59,454 new discharges in the last 24 hrs. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), total 10,87,96,064 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 30th October. Of these 10,67,976 samples were tested yesterday.
Remote areas of Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts are setting up 'indigenous knowledge corners' in some schools where students will be taught using 'Teaching Learning Material' made of resources collected from people. It is an attempt to improve the competence in learning of students after the COVID shutdown, as schools in the state are closed due to the pandemic. "Indigenous knowledge corners in schools are an attempt to provide a learning ecosystem based on students' culture, helping them improve their competence in learning. We are preserving indigenous resources and knowledge in schools," said DP Nilay, Keonjhar District Coordinator for Tribal Educations.
In a paper published in Frontiers in Psychology, scientists used artificial intelligence to help analyze the dream content of close to a thousand people and found that the novel coronavirus had infected more than half of the distressed dreams reported. The researchers crowdsourced sleep and stress data from more than 4,000 people during the sixth week of the COVID-19 lockdown in Finland. About 800 respondents also contributed information about their dreams during that time - many of which revealed shared anxiety about the pandemic."We were thrilled to observe repeating dream content associations across individuals that reflected the apocalyptic ambience of COVID-19 lockdown," said lead author Dr Anu-Katriina Pesonen, head of the Sleep and Mind Research Group at the University of Helsinki.
Stephen Kenny was left ruing his side’s lack of match sharpness and finishingtouch as the Republic of Ireland fell to the first defeat of his reign asmanager. Ireland’s 1-0 loss to Finland in the Nations League marked adisappointing return of international football to Dublin after coronaviruslockdown. The defeat, in front of a near-empty Aviva Stadium, came at thehands of Fredrik Jensen who fired a second-half winner from close range just18 seconds after coming on as a substitute.
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