According to a recent study conducted by Japanese researchers, coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours hence frequent washing of hands is a must to combat the spread of COVID-19.
In a study published by Clinical Infectious Diseases journal, it has been stated that the pathogen that causes the virus survives on human skin for about 1.8 hours by comparison.
The nine-hour survival of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus strain that causes COVID-19) on human skin may increase the risk of contact transmission in comparison with IAV (influenza A virus), thus accelerating the pandemic, the study states.
For the study, researchers tested skin collected from autopsy specimens, a day after their death and learnt that both COVID-19 and flu were inactivated within 15 seconds of applying ethanol, commonly used in alcohol-based hand sanitisers.
The longer survival of SARS-CoV-2 on the skin increases contact-transmission risk; however, hand hygiene can reduce this risk, the study said.
Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China last year, nearly 40 million people have been infected with the deadly disease. The recent findings back World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, which emphasizes hand washing to reduce the transmission of the virus.
‘Maharashtra State Under-13 Open and Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship’ ends today
There were no major upsets on first day after as seeded players sailed through in the first two rounds of Maharashtra State Under 13 Open & Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship 2022 organised by Chess Association Nagpur in association with G.H. Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation which coomenced at G H Raisoni Institute of Engineering & Technology College, Shraddha park ,Near MIDC Police Station, Hingna- Wadi Link Road Nagpur.
The Championship was inaugurated by Chief Guest and Arjuna & Dronacharya Awardee Sports Icon of Nagpur City Shri Vijay Munishwar jointly with Guest of Honour Shri Hemant Gandhi, Hon Secretary, Vidarbha Cricket Association by playing moves on Chess Board with each other at the Inauguration Function held on 2nd October 2022. Dr. Mrunal Naik, Project Head, Raisoni Group and Shri Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group were prominently present on the occasion. Adv. Nishant Gandhi, President, Chess Association, Nagpur welcomed the Chief Guest Shri Munishwar whereas Guest of Honour Shri Hemant Gandhi was welcomed by Shri Bhushan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur & Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation. The programme was compered by Shri S.S.Soman who introduced the guests and also proposed vote of thanks. Girish Vyas, ex-MLC and Vice President, Maharashtra Chess Association also visited the tournament venue and extended his good wishes to players.
The Championship is being held from 2nd to 4th October 2022 under the Aegis of Maharashtra Chess Association and All India Chess Federation and is a FIDE Rating Chess Championship. The Championship has attracted 155 participants (85 FIDE Rated) in Open Group and 65 participants (27 FIDE Rated) in Girls Group from all over the Districts of Maharashtra. Total Prizes amounting to Rs. 25000/- are at stake beside attractive Trophies and Medals. Being a FIDE Rating event there is Golden Opportunity for unrated players to become International Rated players. Overwhelmed with the huge response, the organisers have decided to give additional 3 trophies each for Best Under-11, Best Under-9 and Best Under-7 players who finish beyond main prize list in both the groups.
An Organising Committee headed by Adv. Nishant Gandhi, Organising Secretary Shri Bhushan Shriwas, MCA Tournament Committee Member Shri S.S.Soman and Organising Committee Members Shri Prayas Ambade, Shri Prathamesh Machave alongwith the Officials of Chess Association Nagpur, G.H.Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation are working for successful organization of event. Dr. Mrunal Naik, Project Head, Raisoni Group, Dr. Vivek Kapoor, Director, Raisoni Group and Shri Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group have extended their co-operation for the event.
IA Ajinkya Pingale will be the Chief Arbiter assisted by Deputy Arbiter IA Deepak Chavan, SNA Amit Tembhurne, SNA Swati Kumbhalkar, SNA Uday Vagere, Sagar Sakhare, Shyam Agrawal, Prayas Ambade, Prathmesh Machave and Deep Jure.
If you’re happy the way things are running in Congress, vote for Mallikarjun Kharge: Shashi Tharoor
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in an interaction at Dialogue @ Nation Next, speaks about Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and his Bharat Jodo yatra, the upcoming elections for Congress President against senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge and much more.
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BREAKING: Bombay High Court grants bail to Anil Deshmukh in money laundering case
Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to former Maharashtra Home Minister and senior NCP leader Anil Deshmukh (72) in money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). However, Deshmukh would continue to be lodged in judicial custody in Arthur Road jail as he is also being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in an alleged corruption case.
Justice NJ Jamadar pronounced the order at 2.30 pm on Tuesday afternoon. While senior Advocate Vikram Chaudhari with advocate Aniket Nikam appeared for Deshmukh, a team of Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh with Advocates Aditya Thakker, Shreeram Shirsat and Amandeep Sra appeared for the central agency.
The bail was granted on a surety amount of ₹1 lakh. The ED has sought a stay on the operation of the order for two weeks. Deshmukh’s lawyers said that considering the former’s health and the fact that he had no criminal antecedents, he should be granted bail.
Deshmukh and his associates have been investigated for alleged corruption between 2019 and 2021. Deshmukh was arrested in November 2021.